A Defense of Atrophy

“Progressives” – those who believe that a maximized involvement of government in your life and economic affairs (not just theirs, of course) is in fact progress, i.e., the creation of a better world – see individual liberty as a liability, not an asset. They believe that the overwhelming majority of even that increasingly diminutive portion of human activity which yet stands outside of governmental control is inherently out of control, and must be reigned in by any level of naked force necessary to gain compliance… up to and including lethality.

And if that’s to be called “progress,” then I am and always will be an ardent defender of not stasis, but active regression, if not out-and-out atrophy.

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Alex R. Knight III is originally from Groveland, Massachusetts, where he grew up listening to rock and roll, reading J.R.R. Tolkien, and the comic books of the 1970s.  He today lives in rural southern Vermont where he welds, plays guitar, paints abstracts, reads avidly, and writes.  He is the author of the short fiction collection, Tales From Dark 7in addition to the novels The Morris Roomand Empty World.  And, he is a Voluntaryist. Visit his MeWe group here.