I’ve had this domain name for quite some time. I went to Libertopia 2012 in October of 2012, and right when I got home I contemplated names for the liberty-oriented blog I wanted to maintain. I came up with Control the Sheep, which is, of course, completely facetious. I created this blog, but never wrote anything in it, and now it’s months later. Life kind of got in the way, as it usually does. However, I’ve decided to dedicate my life to Liberty, and I think this blog is going to become a big part of that. At least, I hope it does. If I’m going to dedicate my life to liberty, I think it’s important to somehow get the word out there to other people who may be seeking more freedom in their lives, and I think that in this digital age, it’s important to utilize the internet for this purpose. I know that there are some people who don’t think the internet is a very effective mode of spreading such an important message, but I can honestly say that I’m far better at organizing my thoughts through writing than I am speaking. Verbal thoughts are a work in progress, but for now what I have is my writing. I created a video yesterday, but I’m not going to post it because it’s truly horrible.
I wanted to start writing a topic today, but I thought it would be important to write a little bit about myself and my background first, as it pertains to politics and freedom. I’ve never really been that interested in politics, and I even detest politics. Politicians have always been blood sucking parasites in my eyes, and politics are just the games they play to hide it. 2004 was my senior year in high school, and I could vote for the first time, “legally,” based upon an arbitrary age set by people who like to wave their granting privileges in front of everyone else. I started paying closer attention, though, and tried to decide what side I was on according to the “issues,” and gave up because my thoughts were neither entirely republican or democrat. I was left on some things and right on some things, and I thought this game was ridiculous. I didn’t vote. I didn’t vote in 2008, or in 2012. I decided right after the 2004 Presidential election that I didn’t care about politics, because I didn’t believe a word any of them said either.
I went about my life, hating politics and the issues that people hotly debate (I debated issues sometimes, but only from a morality perspective, and not according to any kind of politics). Then last summer, I started talking to a friend of mine about Anarchy. Everything I learned seemed to fall right in line with things I had thought, but never really organized into thoughts. It was like a light bulb went off in my head..I was enlightened, and I immediately adopted such philosophies as Voluntaryism and the Non-Aggression Principle. As I develop my thinking, I don’t really like labeling myself as an Anarchist, a Libertarian, etc. It can be really confusing to explain to people, so I like to just say that I’m liberty-oriented. I agree that no government would be ideal for freedom and liberty, because as long as you don’t harm anyone else, you should be free to do as you wish.
As I’ve lived the last several months, my eyes have really been opened to the horrific realities of government, and it has NOTHING to do with the “issues.” Those are manufactured ideas to throw around and “hotly debate” to cover what the government is really doing. Their goal is to split the population in polarized directions, because it’s easier to control people. I’m going off on a tangent in my introduction, so I’ll get back on track..
Right now, where I’m at is that I’ve started an agorist business. I do not believe that anyone should have to beg permission to own and operate a business, and this is what I want to spend my life doing. I want to create products that people want and enjoy, and to gain enough profit to live comfortably and have more time to engage in activism. As I move forward with my life and seeking liberty, I hope you stick around to learn new ideas on what can be achieved through peaceful activism and a peaceful life in general. I’ll be talking about the ideas I’ve mentioned here in more detail later on, but for now, peace!