Let’s Take a Time Out

My fellow Americans, most of you believe that the ills of society can be blamed on various scapegoats: individuals, liberals, conservatives, greedy businessmen, unions, gays, atheists, religious groups, ethnic groups and many more. Tell me it isn’t true. You have secret thoughts such as: “if only, (pick the individual or groups that you hate the most), would disappear off the face of the earth all would be right with the world.” Liberals would like to get rid of conservatives. Conservatives would favor that liberals disappear. Some Americans would like to see Mexicans disappear. Democrats would like to get rid of the NRA while some whites would get rid the blacks and some blacks would like to see the whites disappear. These secret wishes infect most people—not all.

Take a time out! Think the following question to yourselves: How come with all of the hundreds of thousands of laws that have been passed since the inception of America, our social structure is collapsing to the point where hateful class warfare has developed? Our infrastructure, our education system, our justice system, our healthcare system, our welfare system and our defense system are all in a deplorable state. Why is it that way?

Isn’t it about time to realize that you can no longer blame it on your favorite scapegoat? Perhaps it’s not individuals or groups of individuals who are responsible for the present situation. Perhaps it’s the System itself. How can any rational person believe that a minority or even a majority can determine what is right, how to bring about prosperity, how to bring about peace and harmony? In engineering or mechanics, if the system is flawed the engine won’t provide. A society is also a system and so in order to provide those things conducive to its best survival, basic principles and premises pertaining to human nature must first be discovered and implemented. If the system is flawed the implementation will not work. That’s why we are floundering and we will soon drown in our own stupidity.

Stop blaming presidents from FDR all the way forward to Trump. They all meant to do the right thing. However, it can’t be done when the system is one where it is impossible to arrive at the desired ends by implementing means that are not conducive to those ends. They are out of harmony.

Stop supporting the group to which you belong. Stop supporting the individual politician you love the most. Stop hating those people and groups you hate the most and start questioning the System. The System that you have been supporting all your lives has failed you. It can be described as a System whereby various classes of people vie for the power to coerce others to do their bidding via the ballot box. Only two methods exist in dealing with one another: voluntarily or by coercion (force-fraud-theft). There is no third method. Force, fraud and theft has failed you, not the various politicians or groups that you hate. Realize that only voluntary action can provide for the prosperity and peace you desire. If you want peace you must support peaceful methods. That should make sense to a rational mind. Coercion is not a peaceful method. In fact, if all transactions among people were voluntary, peace would automatically be bestowed upon us. When you have a system that condones coercion you automatically create victors and victims at war with each other. Basic principle: Man does not function well when coerced.

All of the systems of the past that have been tried to create prosperity and peace have failed because they all involved the use of force, fraud and theft as their tool: Socialism, Communism, Fascism, Democracy, Democratic Republicanism, Constitutionalism, Monarchy, State Capitalism (what we presently have), Theocracy, Plutocracy.

Most of you claim that you don’t trust people to voluntarily do the right thing so you come to the conclusion that some authority must step in and force them to do the right thing or prevent them from doing the wrong thing. But that is the system that you have been supporting since 1789, the year of the Constitution. It has taken on many forms but its basic principle is the use of coercion to attain the goal of prosperity and peace. Stop looking at the use of the ballot box as a peaceful way of providing for the common good. It is not peaceful. Aren’t the authorities people? So why trust the authorities to do the right thing?

Let’s take a time out and look at these ideas. See our present System for what it is—a bad system that breeds hatred, inefficiency and immorality. Look into the ideology of Voluntaryism. Go to Voluntaryism on the internet with an open mind to learn more.

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Norman is a retired podiatrist who loves playing piano, writing music, lawn bowling, bridge, reading, classical music, going to movies, plays, concerts and traveling. He is not a member of any social network, nor does he plan on becoming one. Dr. Imberman has written a fantastic Christmas song which he had professionally recorded as a demonstration record. He is looking for a publisher, or A & R man, or record producer to listen to his song. It deserves to be a permanent member of the portfolio of familiar and favorite Christmas songs.

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