On Megalomania

I don’t need a conspiracy theory like the “New World Order” to know that there exists individuals who want power at the expense of our liberties. A simple test suffices, care of Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander of Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth epic fantasy series: Who is more dangerous, a 200 lb. mugger, or a 100 lb. mother who believes you have her baby? A strong enough belief in a cause, right or wrong, such as making the world safe for democracy or reducing carbon emissions, is all one needs to move mountains, the previous inhabitants of the mountains’ new spot be damned. This seems like a sufficient explanation for megalomania, to me. And that’s today’s two cents.


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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.