Propaganda of the Anti-Drug Crusader

The Anti-Drug Crusader skillfully uses propaganda to obscure the truth. He will exaggerate, distort and even lie in an attempt to enforce his belief on others.

The history of the drug war tells us stories filled with vicious propaganda… engineered to direct ill feeling against drug suppliers and users. Often the motive behind the propaganda was an attempt to discriminate against certain groups of individuals known to have a high incidence of drug use. Professional groups also benefited from new laws regulating and outlawing drugs.

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Freedom from the Establishment – Moving Out and Moving On

Personal realization requires that we understand the importance of removing ourselves as much as possible from the influence of the political and financial establishment. That means we discover personal freedom.

Let’s allow Billy Joel to explain it in his great song Movin Out.

“You can pay Uncle Sam with the overtime
Is that all you get for your money
And if that’s what you have in mind
Then that’s what you’re all about
Good luck movin up cause I’m movin out”

James Altucher wisely states “Only free time, imagination, creativity, and an ability to disappear will help you deliver value that nobody ever delivered before in the history of humankind.”

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Illusion: Capitalism Causes Recessions & Depressions

Reality 1: Laissez faire capitalism does not cause recessions and depressions.

Reality 2: Government interventionism completely disrupts the smooth functioning of the marketplace resulting in permanent economic decline.

Reality 3: Federal Reserve policy of artificially lowering interest rates and increasing the money supply to “stimulate” the economy causes boom and bust cycles resulting in economic recessions and depressions.

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The Objectivist Demolishes the Mystical Way of Life

Last Friday I published “The Objectivist Chooses the Path of Mysticism. I must state that the article is not an endorsement of mysticism. It showed the dangers of the mystical way of life.

Selflessness

No doubt you’ve heard about the virtue of selflessness. I discovered an article from someone named Tara who explains a mystical sense of life.

What is Selflessness?

Being selfless means to put the needs of others before your own – a form of self-sacrifice.

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Consequences of Walking the Path of Mysticism

Here’s the reason I decided to explore the path of mysticism and suffered the consequences.

My new sales and marketing campaign is exactly where I want it. I think I will reward myself with a long walk in the woods and just observe and enjoy nature. The fresh air will do me good. First, I better step outside and check the weather. My thermometer says 66 degrees. It’s sunny with a few puffy clouds drifting by. The mild breeze feels good as it caresses my hair and face. Yeah, I think I’ll do it now.

Well, I’m on my way to Eden Park. It has about 15 miles of trails and many options for changing your path. I should arrive in about 10 minutes.

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The Age of Frustration and Despair

The New Year promises us a new beginning. Eventually the wintry month of January spirals in February offering us more of the same. When you ponder on and visualize scenes of new life born from the dead of winter, you realize spring patiently waits around the corner. Sadly for many, seasons come and go taking with them the hope for better times. A stroll around the block of the four seasons brings many back to where they started…or even worse a scene littered with frustration and despair. Our own thoughts and feelings can be our worst enemy.

In addition, the mainstream media attempts to keep us down in a state of resignation and hopelessness. Unwanted news arrives in the form of mass shootings, reports of terrorism, gun control delusions, Affordable Healthcare illusions, Federal Reserve shenanigans, falling wages etc. etc. ad nauseum. And to make matters worse some of the news hits home…affecting our personal and financial well-being. We realize forces that seem to be beyond our control continually chip away at our personal liberty and economic freedom. Is it any wonder that despair no longer just creeps in, but blindsides us. What are we to do? Living in frustration doesn’t seem particularly rewarding. Is there any hope?

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New Age Denial of Evil and Reality

According to Wikipedia “The New Age is a term applied to a range of spiritual or religious beliefs and practices that developed in Western nations during the 1970s. Precise scholarly definitions of the New Age differ in their emphasis, largely as a result of its highly eclectic structure. Although analytically often considered to be religious, those involved in it typically prefer the designation of “spiritual” and rarely use the term “New Age” themselves. Many scholars of the subject refer to it as the New Age movement, although others contest this term and suggest that it is better seen as a milieu or zeitgeist.”

That definition doesn’t exactly say much; however, New Agers of my acquaintance consider it a combination of Christianity and Eastern Philosophy. Take the best of each, eliminate the undesirable aspects and create an inevitable spiritual movement. The result is a mixed bag that displays some positive attributes such as beauty; for instance the music of Enya and the connection to the many wondrous colors of nature. In addition, it reveals some effective motivational techniques.   Continue reading “New Age Denial of Evil and Reality”