On Pushing Boundaries III

As I’ve already written, politics swims downstream from culture. Change the culture, change politics. What does culture swim downstream from? Only that which has any effect at changing it: renegade behavior. Culture maintains primarily on tradition. When traditional memes are challenged by renegades, they either survive and persist, or perish. To be a renegade is to push against cultural boundaries both in words and in actions. Thaddeus Russell is correct, we have the renegades of the past to thank for all the political and cultural freedoms we enjoy today. The best way to thank these benefactors of humanity is to join them. Become the renegades that will change your culture, your political environment, and ultimately the course of history. 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.