Yes, some of you have even claimed as much in your responses to my various postings and comments. The charges are also levied against various people speaking out against the current ‘majority’ (in government at least) who have a say in various public forums. So let’s own up to what it is you accuse me of and how it relates to what I actually think, say and understand.
I am a Radical!
Yes, I am a radical. I have read my history books. I have understood the history of man, of religion, of government, of society. I have read on the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, I have read on the growth of humanity. I have read about the dark ages, the inquisition, on philosophy and science. I have read from Aristotle, Socrates, Descartes, and Locke, Nietzsche, Kant and Rand. I learned of the rise of collectivist thought and read from Marx, read on the Russian revolution and the rise and the eventual fall of communist Russia. I have read the history of Nazi Germany.
I am a radical as I have read the history of the Americas, it’s discovery, it’s slave trade, it’s various successes and failures, it’s revolution and it’s civil war. I have read the Magna Carta, the Letters of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. And I have read many letters and correspondence from the founders and many other great Americans that have come since. And I am a radical because I agree with the cause for freedom, I treasure my liberty, I place value on my life and the lives of my fellow country men (and women).
Along with that value for life, I am a radical for I place value in the products of that life – in property, possessions, family, friends, businesses and other ventures of man’s mind, muscle and efforts.
I am a radical because I presume hate to be as valid an emotion as love. For I am prone to hate anyone who’s primary conscious thoughts and actions direct them to erode or outright destroy the things I love; my life, my country, my family and friends, my possessions and the other products of my thoughts and toils and those of the people I cherish.
I am a Racist!
I too am a racist! I am a racist for I think that any man who holds onto notions and actions of the past instead of examining properly the conditions of the present, any man who casts judgments upon others out of ignorance or without a complete understanding of the facts, is acting immorally, unethically and fundamentally wrong. I am racist for I think no one should place special favors OR adverse restrictions on anyone due to their race, skin color, religion, lifestyle, gender, physical condition or any other factor beyond their own control and determination.
I am racist because I think anyone, regardless of the past or conditions related to their specific ‘class’, should be judged equally – and because I think for the most part, THEY ARE. I am racist because I think that everyone faces adverse circumstances in life, and many times those adverse circumstances can be unreasonable or unjust, and that such ‘illogic’ is not always based simply on class prejudices. Because I think that anyone ‘can’ overcome any number of adversities and should – AND HAVE – if they want to really succeed and truly be proud of their accomplishments.
I am racist because I think that when someone is considered for a college, or a job, or any other facet of admission or acceptance it should be based upon their abilities, knowledge and skill as pertains to the position in question, their history, and yes – their individual personality and character – and not upon anything else.
I am a racist because I think that no one should be handed additional ‘gifts’ or given special preference and that to do so creates, re-enforces and perpetuates stereotypical prejudices as well as demeans anyone that is allegedly described by those stereotypes – not just those receiving the gifts. I think that to do so not only does not help the person but that there is sufficient documented proof that it creates in such people a dependency mindset and encourages others to join in that dependency role. And I am racist because I think it borders on outright evil to intentionally and knowingly denigrate any man to such a lowly condition as to be dependent on another when it is far superior to help a man become independent for his own sake – and because I dare think that the latter is better for them and for society as a whole!!
I am a lunatic
I am lunatic because I choose to speak my mind, and in doing so cite facts, reasons, logic, and relevant fragments of the history and knowledge I have come to understand. And I am lunatic because I am passionate about those things I have struggled, exerted and spent a long time coming to know and understand – and to dare think as a result are ‘right’ and ‘good’.
I am a lunatic to declare that I am taxed too much, that my liberties are infringed upon too greatly, that my ‘representatives’ do not represent me any longer, that the ill-gotten ‘public tithe’ from my hard-earned revenues are being spent in far too many ways of which I don’t approve. I am a lunatic to suggest that forces are at work which are intentionally redirecting people to assume ‘right’ and ‘good’ in ideas that are abhorrently and outrageously wrong and bad.
I am a lunatic to think that what I have worked for and produced with my hands, my efforts, my mind and my time are ‘mine’ and mine alone. And that anyone that assumes to have dominion over what is mine is morally, ethically and fundamentally wrong in taking it. I am a lunatic for suggesting that when they do take it, they can only do so without my consent and at the point of a gun or other use of force (or similar threat thereof).
I am a lunatic for daring to think I am free and willing to fight to remain so if necessary, that I love what this country was founded upon and will fight to preserve that if necessary as well and that I love liberty as much as I love my own life and would risk losing it to stand up for any or all of the above.