By Chris Rossini
There's never a shortage of people who want to force you to think what they want you to think, say what they want you to say, and even do what they want you to do.
To them, other people are just lumps of clay that need to be molded "correctly." They, of course, grant themselves the responsibility of being the hands that will do the molding.
In reality, other people are not lumps of clay, are not in need of being molded by anyone but themselves, and have the gift of Liberty as their primary and ultimate tool in doing so.
Man is naturally free, with the ability to choose what to think, what to believe, what ends he would like to strive for, and how to act.
This natural Liberty is a severe complication for the self-proclaimed "molders of men." This natural Liberty is the trump card that has foiled every single authoritarian scheme since the beginning of time. It will continue to foil every single authoritarian scheme until the end of time as well.
Authoritarians and their "systems" come and go.
Man's Liberty remains.
Since man is free to choose, it means others are free to choose, and that means men are meant to cooperate with one another.
We are necessarily different, with our own one-of-a-kind perceptions and interpretations of the world we live in and everything in it. Different beings are meant to cooperate, not dominate.
Authoritarianism has no natural place in this world, and it has perpetually created nothing but suffering and pain. It's an error that is merely repeated over, and over, and over.
Cooperation means no violent force to get what we want.
At most, if violence has a place, it is only to defend one's life and property from someone that attempts to be a violent aggressor.
If we are to get, we are to get voluntarily. Both parties must voluntarily say yes to an exchange of goods...or services...or ideas....or anything.
The authoritarian hates the word "voluntarily" with a passion. He believes that he is molding you. So when he says something, you are to obey. Otherwise (in his perception) there must be something wrong with you. You must be a defective lump of clay.
The authoritarian does not understand that man is not meant to be another man's master, nor is he meant to be another man's slave.
Liberty is the antidote to mankind constantly acting like a dog that's chasing his tail.
It's time to stop the chase. The dog will never catch his tail, and authoritarians will never abolish Liberty.
Liberty is not "imposed" on others. It's not "legislated" into existence anymore than oxygen is legislated into existence.
Liberty is not "brought" anywhere. You don't take Liberty and give it to someone else. They've already got it. Now don't get in the way.
You don't "spread" Liberty around the world like some kind of authoritarian conquerer.
Liberty is to be individually discovered, and then spoken so that others have a chance of discovering it for themselves.