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.”
That’s what we can call moving out and moving on.
We must realize that members of the political and financial establishment look out only for their own greedy interests, although they pretend otherwise. To these perpetrators of economic mayhem we play the part of sheep being led to the slaughter.
The Rationally Selfish Individual understands the facts of reality. He realizes that beginning with the creation of those wealth destroying entities called the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Income Tax, politicians, altruists, government bureaucrats and the establishment media have existed for one purpose and one purpose only…to destroy the capitalistic system and “The American Way of Life.” The facts speak for themselves. They have succeeded quite well. As incredible as it might seem the voters have unwittingly supported them in their evil mission of destruction.
I certainly hope you don’t continue allowing liberty violators to destroy the values you hold dear.
Many people are desperate for solutions to the problems that come their way unbidden. This opens the doors for crooks and charlatans to prey on them with their quack economic solutions… convincing their victims that faulty economics is the means to abundance and prosperity for all.
Notice how the political and financial establishment uses terms such as positive change, stimulating the economy, creating jobs, saving jobs, too big to fail, easy credit with reckless abandon. Let me ask you. Are they actually saying anything that is concrete? Is it possible that each one of these phrases is nothing but a floating abstraction, taken out of context?
Politicians and their friends in the news media love to feed you myths and illusions. In fact, what they are indulging in is actually doublespeak.” The Rationally Selfish Individualist sees through illusion because he stays in touch with reality…at all times.
You have a choice. You can remain in the deadly grip of the political and financial establishment…or you can discover your birthright, something we call personal liberty and economic freedom. Timothy Leary urged you to “Turn on, tune in, drop out.” How about turning on your reasoning abilities, tuning in to the truth about the establishment’s economic obliterating ways and dropping out of their terrible, liberty violating influence.
Now’s the time for lovers of liberty and freedom to move out and move on.
The Individualist knows there’s no such thing as personal freedom without economic freedom.
Political and Economic Problem
Many people don’t realize that the political and financial establishment uses government interventionism to restrict your economic freedom. Since personal and economic freedom must be inseparable, you lose something valuable with each government intervention. If you believe our beloved political, social and civic leaders act out of the kindness of their hearts, you obliterate your senses in a world of illusion. To paraphrase 1 Corinthians 13-12, “For now you see through a glass, darkly.”
Here are 5 insights about how the political and financial establishment restricts personal liberty and economic freedom.
- Government interventionism restricts your personal liberty when it interferes with your choices as a consumer.
- Excess taxation restricts your economic freedom when it eliminates a source of your income. You can make a case that all taxation stomps on your personal liberty.
- The Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies restrict your personal liberty and economic freedom by diminishing your purchasing power.
- When governments pass laws telling you what you can and can’t consume it restricts your personal liberty and economic freedom.
- Government regulations impinge on your personal freedom when it restricts the way you can use your life, liberty and property.
Remember, as long as you don’t violate a person’s life, liberty and property by forcing him or her into involuntary exchanges, your actions remain in tune with what we call moral.
Political and Economic Solution
Let’s face it. Only one social system cherishes the inseparability of personal and economic freedom…unhampered capitalism (free enterprise). Your choices and the choices of your fellow citizens dictate market conditions. Entrepreneurs and capitalists must satisfy the consumers’ most urgent desires in order to profit. Because of this fact, entrenched elites turn to the government to intervene in their favor…in an attempt to obliterate your power as a consumer. That’s what you call eliminating your personal liberty and economic freedom.
Once we abolish the evil of government interventionism, we permanently get rid of institutional obstacles to your supremacy as a unique individual.
Allow me to offer you 7 bullets to help you live a free and happy life as a Rationally Selfish Individual.
- You act from rational self-interest, which means you treat your fellow humans with respect by offering to trade value for value.
- You never attempt to live at the expense of others. You rely on your own initiative. You support the social system of unhampered capitalism.
- You constantly work to improve your body, mind and spirit by exercising, reading and meditating or practicing other self-improvement disciplines.
- You love and cherish your highest values, which of course includes those people who supply you pleasure and love.
- You wake up each morning believing today is a great day. Something wonderful happens to me. I live my highest values.
- You live your life with appreciation and gratitude for all your blessings.
- You give thanks as you go to sleep for experiencing another precious day of life.
RA Meyer – Human Life in the Social Maze
P.S. This is an excerpt from the book Is There Any Hope? – The Age of Frustration and Despair