Monthly Archives August 2016

Roll Your Own Mikester

Been thinking about whether to start an actual “fan page” for MIKESTER.org or just let people “Follow” my personal page. The thing is it only allows 5000 Friends so everybody else after that is in a sort of “Less Than” condition. However they can view and interact with everything else so it’s functionally equivalent. The drawbacks of creating a fan page specifically on the other hand are 1/ the obvious, having to actually build up and maintain yet another social media audience (I have enough pages to maintain as it is) and 2/ one of my motifs is about inspiring
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We Are Ungovernable

Regarding Johnson/Weld: Because I am serious about the long term struggle, my suggestion is that strong voices with the courage and talent to speak strong ideas do not expend social capital on these two people who are unworthy of our time. If I wouldn’t spend my time volunteering FOR them then honestly I don’t have time to work AGAINST them. I did find that bottling up the feelings was harmful to me which is why I’m more freely being open about them for my own health but it doesn’t change what I see as the empowering route forward, which is
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Johnson / Weld Snub Libertarians Again

It makes me sad that Johnson/Weld would fill their administration with old party bureaucrats instead of trusting their own party members with promotions to jobs we are surely capable of. Especially since (one would hope) those agencies would be vastly reduced in cases where not eliminated and they claim to be such effective executives. Are we not good enough to grow into those positions? Or are they just unwilling to nurture our growth? Plenty of us have really solid career experience that would make us capable of taking those roles and I’m not sure why they believe that would be such
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Libertarianism 101

So self-ownership says, I am sovereign over my own self. Nobody else has a greater right to make my choices than me. Basically because my brain is literally attached to my body. I am the moral agent of its actions. It follows, then, if no one else has agency over me, then I do not have agency over them either. That is how we arrive at non-aggression. I may not initiate coercion over another person to take away their agency and substitute it with my own. Self-defense says if either one of us *does* try to violate that personal boundary,
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