Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Fight For Liberty is Moving into The Moral Realm

Harry Binswanger, of the Ayn Rand Institute, is upping the moral outrage against government force. Thank God.* It’s about time someone let it rip.

People have been using economic arguments to upend our runaway government. They make no difference. THEY ARE NOT WORKING!

Why? They don’t strike at your core – the very reason why you would want to do anything. Striking at your core is to hit the pay dirt of your moral power - the source of your energy - your love of what you value that has life worth living. (Notice how every person who does tap into this moral power is immediately destroyed by the Leftist media. They know these people have a power they don't.) In South Carolina, Newt Gingrich, whether you like him or not, struck pay dirt one night and won the election by the next night. That is its power. It gets people off their ass and to the voting booth. Palin strikes there for many people.

As an aside, I've never thought Obama hit moral pay dirt - at least in any positive sense. His power has been to offer retribution for the victims. And I would have had to grant him something related to a victim to have voted for him last time. But you can't build a country on victims - morally or existentially. (The quick course on why Marxism fails.) So now that he's got the country in worse shape than he found it and prostituted himself as originally presented, he's given up this approach and is instead going for the dark blood of the jugular - hatred of value fueled by envy. Pit man against man. Black against white, poor against rich, illegal immigrant against immigrant, women against conservatives, etc., etc.

Now, I'm pissed, but not irrationally pissed. If I'm going to destroy anything, it's the length of Obama's term as President, not the country. I'm tired of sitting fallow - it's time to build.

The fight for freedom is getting more and more specific. The battle is in the use of words. Freedom = Absence of force. Right now the government has its gun in practically every aspect of our lives. (When you go to the doctor or your architect or your pharmacist or your massage therapist, there is an invisible man with a gun in the corner of the room.) This destroys human beings at their root – their ability to want to work for the things they want and make sense for them – not what the government tells them they want. (Binswanger gets into the area that interests me a lot – motivation and the desire to achieve value – and how one keeps it and reconstructs it if necessary. He doesn’t say it the way I would, but it amounts to the same thing.) Enjoy.

Binswanger’s interview starts about 1/8 to 1/7 of the way in and runs to about the halfway point of the program. Go here.  (Scroll down to 7/2, the 7:00am show.) 

(*Well, actually, Thank Harry!  I use the word God in the sense that the time is ripe for this.  And not ripe for raw anger which can be interpreted in many contexts, but an outrage in the context of what is possible and how wrong the current direction events are taking is.)


Christopher Budden said...

Do you have another link to this video? This one seems to be broken.

Principlex said...

Yes. The link is now corrected. Thank you for notifying me.