The science of Human Action soars as a deductive system that starts its reasoning with the actions of individuals. Objectivism stands tall as the philosophy of rational self-interest. It presents us with a solid, integrated system for living. Although there exists some differences in the epistemology (the theory and origins of knowledge) of Human Action (Praxeology) and Objectivism..these marvelous tools of knowledge are closely inter-related. Both realize…all thought begins with the lone individual. The Everyday Warrior knows…the two disciplines supply him potent weapons for Mastering the Social Maze.
He considers Ludwig von Mises and Ayn Rand as the “Dad and Mom” of enlightened self-interest. Mises’ magnum opus “Human Action” reigns as the masterpiece of praxeological reasoning. Ayn Rand’s great philosophical masterpiece “Atlas Shrugged” soars as the Objectivist Bible. Although, I’m not sure if she would react favorably upon hearing…I connected the term “Bible” to her integrated system of logic and reason.
Value Judgments, Natural Law and Ethics
Mises believed scientists should approach their subject free of value judgments. His idea was…once someone pollutes a scientific investigation with his subjective values…he no longer acts as a pure scientist. I believe his analysis has merit. However, Mises own student Murray Rothbard criticizes this approach. He believes the Classical economist should defend the social system of unhampered capitalism using both praxeological insights and Natural Law.
The great Mises circled around this dilemma by claiming he could utilize his subjective opinions as a citizen…and along with his praxeological insights support unhampered (laissez faire) capitalism.
In addition, Mises saw a problem basing any defense of the individual on Natural Law. He believed socialists and interventionists could twist Natural Law theory to support their own spurious social theories. He has a point. Still, the Everyday Warrior believes he discovered a system of ethics that solves the problem…the rational philosophical system of Objectivism.
A Warrior who possesses the weapons of Human Action and Objectivism holds an unbeatable arsenal of logic and reason.
Discovering Individual Rights and Capitalism
Human Action proves beyond a reasonable doubt…unhampered capitalism ascends as the only social system that benefits the vast majority of individuals. You must remember that all human action is economic because…you choose what course of action you will take or will not take. Denial of economics amounts to denial of self-determination.
Objectivism supplies capitalism with its moral foundation…with its spirited defense of individual rights. Objectivism is 100% correct in its advocacy of unhampered (laissez faire) capitalism and individual rights.
Our current political system stinks of corruption…and its adoption of the anti-life philosophy of social altruism. Soldiers of the Elite sell a bogus bill of goods to our citizens. The Soldiers come in the form of Mainstream Press journalists, establishment politicians, social altruists, Keynesian economists and Wall Street cronies.
Let’s face the harsh reality…years of Federal Reserve monetary scams…and government interventionism dealt our economy severe blows. Even if it appears somewhat healthy…it’s now propped up with artificial life support. The threat of raising the interest rate 1% is enough to slide the economy into terminal illness and possible death.
Recognizing Objective Reality
Objectivism places its foundation on three axiomatic concepts: Existence, Identity, Consciousness. Human Action starts with a priori categories such as…causality, time, uncertainty, change, logic and value. The above are analyzed in Chapter 7 of the book 7 Destructive Economic Illusions Conquered. We can state “These are real and fundamental…although some “intellectuals” and mystics attempt to deny them.”
Just try to visualize non-existence, non-identity and non-consciousness. You will discover…it’s impossible. Here’s something for you to meditate on. Nothing is something…or turn it around…something is nothing. You don’t want to miss that experience.
Unlike some Objectivists…the Everyday Warrior believes a person can indulge in a spiritual practice and remain quite logical. Let’s say for instance…you believe in some of what Eastern Philosophy teaches. While the Warrior embraces certain aspects of the teachings…he would never deny axiomatic concepts. He practices the discipline to tap his intuitive powers.
Even though it’s not obvious, everything in the universe interconnects. The Everyday Warrior meditates to strengthen the connection between hemispheres of the brain. He accomplishes his goal by building more neural pathways…which gives him a distinct advantage in his quest to Master the Social Maze.
Objectivism takes advantage of the reasoning side of the brain. Spiritual insights result from exploring the intuitive side of the brain. A marriage between the hemispheres integrates the mind…unleashing all its powers. Still, you must realize…reason reigns supreme. You don’t want to sink in the quicksand of illusion.
The Power of Reason
Objectivism states…reason is the only means for man to gain knowledge. Now we can’t deny that without reason men and women would be no better off than savages. You probably realize we would suffer a prehistoric existence. Man’s power of reason created our marvelous civilization…freeing people from the primitive forces of their environment. I hope you realize…to deny the power of reason is to condemn men and women to a less than human existence.
The Everyday Warrior understands an individual can obtain knowledge by using his intuitive powers. Of course, intuitive insights must never contradict reason and the laws of Human Action.
Capturing Rational (Enlightened) Self-Interest
Objectivism advocates…an individual should always act in rational self-interest. The philosophy of rational selfishness (enlightened self-interest) corresponds to the nature of man.
It is quite obvious why…the anti-life philosophy of social altruism failed miserably in practice. Here’s three major reasons it fell flat on its face.
- Advocates selflessness and self-sacrifice.
- Denies the sanctity of the individual.
- Is antagonistic to rational (enlightened) self-interest.
Social altruism poisons and slowly destroys any society that attempts to practice it…just as it is annihilating the American Way of Life. It sinks into an abyss as the philosophy of anti-life…the way of the savage.
The science of Human Action (Praxeology) sets forth irrefutable economic principles. Objectivism imparts an ethical system based on Natural Law. As you can see the combination of Human Action and Objectivism concocts a potent mixture of logic and reason that supplies the Everyday Warrior with…a perfect defense against the Elite and its Soldiers. It allows him or her to effectively defend the social system of unhampered (laissez faire) capitalism…the only social system that defends an individual’s right to life, liberty, ownership of property and the pursuit of happiness.
The Everyday, Impeccable Warrior captures the Dynamic Weapons…building a psychological arsenal of attack and self-defense.
RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze