I wanted to this write paper in response to a Facebook Friend of mine who sought my opinion on what The Truth Movement is and to address how this movement of ours was “falling apart and bound to fail.” I write this paper however, to address in a more in-depth manner what I think this movement is for those who are already in it and those who are interested in being a part of this Movement of Ours. I also wish to offer up a disagreement with the perception of this friend of mine regarding its future, for I do not believe we are falling apart and bound to fail, quite the contrary I believe we are building up and have already won. This is a more in-depth writing on this Movement of Ours and I hope it will humble you and guide you to a better understanding of how your contribution is helping to make a real change in the world.
So I believe it is fitting to offer up a simplified definition of what this Movement of Ours is, and I defined this Movement of Ours as, “A Diverse Followings of people united in the discovery of new insights into how we as human beings relate to the Natural World and our own socio-political environment. We are a diverse following of people, seeking the truth in all aspects of human civilization, united in the search for better alternatives to respond to the socio-political environment we find ourselves in today.” But to be fair, I think the words “Truth Movement” get some people up in arms or uncomfortable, so I thought of other names that I remember being exposed to while I was navigating through this movement of ours over the past 5 years or so. Some phrases include: The Freedom Movement ‘” The Movement ‘” The Libertarian Revolution ‘” The Liberty Movement ‘” Anti Globalists Movement ‘” Free Humanity. Although there are many more, these should suffice to point out the large diversity of what people believe this movement is to represent.
Although I am certainly not a Historian of this group, subjectively speaking this Movement of Ours has grown from simple beginnings, and although I believe it is rooted in many other previous groups (e.g. Goldbugs, Militia Movements, John Birch Society, Mises Institute, etc — ) that were like prototypes of our contemporary Movement, with the Advent of the Internet all of us were able to come together and talk and share alternatives and truth to anyone willing to listen. In the beginning our movement seemed to get its start in large part from people like Alex Jones and the various groups and resources he pointed us to, as well as the Zeitgeist Documentary, which Alex Jones and the people at InfoWars did not accept into the fold of the movement that they sought to create. This was the first and earliest sign of disagreement, that I had seen and I personally sided with Alex Jones and his crew regarding the Zeitgeist Documentary for a time.
As time went on either (1) both of these movements grew as they got more exposure or (2) I was just becoming increasingly aware of how many people already knew and were already engaged in the fight against what both believed to be the Status Quo that was very dangerous to our future. Soon the Zeitgeist Movement was created and it began to grow, and likewise more and more of the Alex Jones universe grew and more people with big titles and average individuals began to appear and do work on his show, the documentaries expanded on both sides more and more, becoming increasingly intricate. Eventually these worlds started to spill over into Issue Specific Groups as a wider picture was offered for their specific issue that they fought for.
Today we are like a school, with new people coming in everyday and each newcomer to our movement usually starts out like a conspiracy theorist or someone passionate about specific aspect of what our movement represents, but as time goes on people have either seemingly “graduated” from the mere conspiracy theories or original political positions and are becoming more interested in the philosophies that guide the world to its present situation, I have tried to write out these competing philosophies in the past but was unable to get my head wrapped around it, but as I continued to search the philosophies that came out of it; it became increasingly clear that the issue is that old time issue of: Authoritarianism V. Libertarianism, each group maintaining degrees of either, but of course the extremes were present as well.
Today this Movement of Ours goes beyond the mere conspiracy theories, new age, and fringe beliefs; we also have people who encompass legitimate social, political and economic philosophical thoughts and issues that are added to our ranks. It is indeed a beautiful Movement of Ours which encompasses a very diverse city of ideas and alternatives, we are secret crowds, We Are the Movement and while its past is interesting, the real interest for us ought to lie in what is its future. My hope is to address what this future ought to be, not merely in speculative opinions but grounded on the basis of a self-educated guess and current observations.
2. Its Contents
Since this Movement of Ours is a diverse following of people’s, it is important to point out the fact that our group is predominantly composed of two groups, but they are indeed interrelated. The first group is predominantly based on Social or Societal aspects of our civilization, in this group I do not wish to include those who are of the political realm because that is the second group. The Societal Group consists of those who are a range from all sorts of perspectives on things like religion and science, specific issues, and what is commonly called, fringe beliefs. The Political Group on the other hand are those who come from varying degrees of Libertarian Beliefs, ranging from simply Libertarian Conservatives and Constitutionalists all the way to Anarchists themselves. What you will notice is that people from the Social group can and do spill over to the Political group, and vice versa.
In the Social grouping the first group I wish to describe is the first group that this movement was originally identified with, and that is the Conspiracy Theorist and Fringe Culture. This worldview has been mocked and ridiculed by many in the mainstream cultures; the fact of the matter is that it seems to represent a response to the mainstream as way of seeking alternatives and justifying them. Many who join this Movement of Ours usually start out as conspiracy theorists. This is not however meant to be looked upon negatively, for many of the so-called theories are facts in particular political philosophies anyhow. The Conspiracy Theorists usually most identified with this movement of ours would be the 9/11 Truth Movement ‘” Anti-Income Tax and Anti-Federal Reserve ‘” Militias ‘” Anti-Globalists (Anti-NWO) ‘” Other Fringe Belief Groups (e.g. Reptilian Awareness, Secret Societies, New Age etc — ). We have found that in recent years 9/11 Truth, Anti-Federal Reserve, and Anti-NWO Groups are being legitimized more and more on the news. In fact in November 2010, Geraldo Rivera did a piece on World Trade Center 7 and the mystery surrounding its collapse. Grounds have been made on these issues and our growing influence in these exposing areas causes more and more people to join us every day.
The next group of people who I would like to mention is the Spiritually Inclined who joined this Movement of Ours. The term Spiritual Seekers, encompass a wide range of beliefs from the Esoteric and Occult, usually stemming from interests in what the Secret Societies beliefs are to the Mystical Wisdom Traditions of the World as well as even Psychologists who seek to understand the Inner World of Man. The Esoterica is a deep collection of Spiritual Knowledge, but most people look into it from the perspective of Transformation of the Human Consciousness. Likewise, so do The Mystics who have identified with this group and Psychologists who have been identified with this groups Emerging Worldview of trying to raise the Levels of Human Awareness outside the limiting confines of time and space, using the resources of Contemporary Scientific Understanding as well as the Wisdom of the Ancients to address these issues.
The Next Social Grouping is what I like to call the Humanists. They are typically Secular and Irreligious, some to the point of Nihilistic and Materialistic. There emphasis is on Science and the External, Empirical Evidence. They seek to share in the latest scientific discoveries and announcements of the world in which we live in. Some are militant and dogmatic in their views, some are humble and open-minded. However ironically enough, this is the place where there is much strife and conflict. I have divided the Religious from the Spiritual Seeker for a couple of reasons, but I believe these reasons have a lot to do with Semantics, nonetheless I digress. The realm of Religion is similar to the realm of the Humanists, they are the opposite of the Humanists in their views, yet similar in their behavior for some also are humble and open-minded, while some are just as equally rigid and dogmatic as their Irreligious counterparts. Each group usually fights for a set of specific issues as well, for most Humanists tend to be socially liberal if not libertine in their views, while the religious tend to be socially conservative if not ascetic in their views.
This of course brings me to the final Social Group and it is called the, Specific-Issues Groups, which are a collection of groups that have a Libertarian bend to them. For example, people who seek to fight for the right to Homeschool their Children, groups who fight for the Legalization of Marijuana, Anti War Groups such as Iraq Veterans Against The War (IVAW) or AntiWar.com, Groups who seek to Reform or Radically Change the way by which we are Educated in a more Libertarian Context, Groups who Seek to Defend the Right to Keep and Bear Arms such as the NRA or GOA, and other conceivable groups whose agenda is more so of a Libertarian bent. Of course as I said earlier, one should keep in mind that the Social and Political Groupings I have described can be intertwined, likewise even within the Social Groupings that make of this Movement of Ours one individual can touch basis with all the sub-groups that make up the Social Group that I have described above.
Now on to the Political Groups and Ideas that I believe make up this Movement of Ours. It is my belief that this Movement of Ours found its first political opinion in Congressman Ron Paul from Texas. I believed he offered us the first political education to our movement, through Constitutional Government and an economic education through The Von Mises Institute. We saw him being ridiculed and condescended towards in the Republican Primaries of 2007 and 2008, warning how this Nation of Ours was going down the wrong path with regards to Foreign Policy, Economic Philosophy, and Authoritarian Outlook that this Nation of Ours was going down, these understandings coincided perfectly with the social aspect of this Movement of Ours while it was in its infancy. Of course, as time went on and the Ron Paul Revolution expanded and morphed into Campaign for Liberty and Restore the Republic, we also saw the Tea Party originally part of this Movement of Ours grow and expand, only to see it become Hijacked in large part by disaffected McCain Supporters and those of the Neo-Conservative (aka Authoritarian) because of its grassroots nature calling for a more Conservative Change to America, I believe it is right to put much or a significant part of Traditional America in the Tea Party Category, even though Constitutionalists also maintain a degree of the Traditional American worldview as well.
I still will mention the Tea Party in this dialogue but in a significantly diminished position than what I would have given it, had I wrote this out in the end of 2008 or beginning of 2009. The final group that exists would be the Libertarian Conservatives, who are what I see to be as those who still have a Statist worldview, but while they are still focused on Traditional America they are focused on the Advancement of the Libertarian Cause within our Political Process in this Nation. These Three Groups are what I like to call Libertarian Moderates, or arguably Libertarian Statists, they seek to make change within the Political Process and through Education.
The final distinction in the political arm of this Movement of Ours is what I call, Libertarian Anti-Statists or Libertarian Radicals. They are Radicals not so much because they are violent but because they believe that the only substantial and lasting change will be through a paradigm shift in the political landscape of how we organize society. But even in this realm I make Distinctions between these radicals as well, I believe they are Threefold: The Market Anarchists, The Libertarian Socialists, and The Remainder of the Anarchist Movement.
The Market Anarchists and their revolutionary arm The Agorists seem to be founded in large part from The Von Mises Institute and those of the Left Side of Right-Libertarianism, such as Samuel E. Konkin III (SEK III). They believe that the source of our Economic Woes stems from the Force of the State and that the State ought to be abolished, and all its previous roles and responsibilities left to the Marketplace. Agorism is putting this Abolishment of the State idea into Practice, by setting up underground and private marketplaces that would be unregulated and untaxed by the State. The idea is that if more and more people jump on this bandwagon of the Agora less and less money will go into feeding the State and the State will die. I see this marketplace idea being a useful tool for even the Libertarian Moderates to get involved in because, the loss of revenues means government will need to cut back on expenses.
However, the other distinctions of Libertarian Radicals that I would like to point out are the Libertarian Socialists, or Left-Libertarians. They believe that hierarchy of all kinds (of which the State is only a manifestation) is the problem and that the only truly free and prosperous society is a society where there is no hierarchy (in a word, cooperation not domination), but rather decentralization, (in a word, localization or regionalism) and Liberty for all. There are many sub-divisions in this school of thought and they range from Free Market Socialists or Mutualists, to Anarcho-Syndicalism, to Collectivist Anarchism and Social Ecology. The more you get closer to Collectivist Anarchism however, the more you get further from the institution called the Marketplace and the more you get toward Participatory Economics, which do not necessarily have a marketplace but achieve prosperity and growth in a different way that has neither Market nor Central Planning. It is my observation that Libertarian Socialism is on the rise in the Libertarian Radical arm of the Political Side of this Movement of Ours and it is my belief that the situation in the future may prove favorable to this ideology in large part.
The final distinction that must be drawn between drawn between those of the Libertarian Radical ideology would be the remainder of all other Anarchism’s that are not mentioned above. However the only type of Anarchist Groups are those that initiate violence, because I believe it to be counter to the ideals of this Movement of Ours, we do not believe in the initiation of force to make change, however we do believe in the absolute right to defend ourselves, and because of that it is arguable that even the more violent anarchists groups (see Insurrectionary Anarchism), such as the Black Bloc for example, could argue that even they are defending themselves from an unseen aggression. I digress, some anarchist ideologies that I have not mentioned and yet I feel comfortable being part of this Movement of Ours would be ideas like Anarcho-Primitivism, Anarchist without Adjectives, All forms of Religious Anarchism, Individualist Anarchism, and Anarcho-pacifism. It should be noted then that while the Libertarian Moderates believe that substantial change can be made in the Political Process, the Libertarian Radicals believe that the Political Process is the problem, and so Libertarian Radicals believe in creating alternative institutions outside of the political, economic, and social power centers.
3. Its Reason for Existence
Objectively speaking it is fitting to say that this Movement of Ours has two reasons to exist. The first is we are the response to the corruption and sameness of the Status Quo which has for too long kept us ignorant of the potentials around us and in us. The second reason for Our Movements existence has to do with not only a negative reaction, but a positive and pro-active desire for change and for some a paradigm shift in which we can share ideas and raise our level of individual awareness to new heights. It is my hope and the hope of others that these reasons, with their following smaller parts, will continue to give justification for our existence into the future and will encourage our Libertarian Evolution to expand and grow, by the cross-pollination of ideas.
WE ARE A Response to The Corruption of The Status Quo. For too long we have seen the environment and the societies around us plagued and exploited, by the desires of the few and powerful who have used propaganda to divide and conquer in order to continue their plans for a world shaped in their image without our informed consent; who have used ignorance and distractions to starve us of any real alternatives and solutions that do not align with their interests; and who have hidden behind every smoke and mirror, every hot button issue, and every conceivable outlet to keep us afraid, dumbed down, and blissfully ignorant so that we may never realize our potential, so that we may never realize our innate genius that lies within each of us, and so that we may never know, hoping that we would be too afraid to step outside of the box. We Are A Response To This!
WE ARE A Response to The Sameness of The Status Quo. For too long we have stared at the Masks and Puppets, who make or break their election into political office based solely on hot button social issues of our day, in the hopes of trying to divide the people; who make or break their election into political office based on negative ad campaigns against their opponents, in hopes of trying to slip out from exposing what their actual plans really are; and who make or break their election into political office by tickling our ears and playing with our hopes only to see them dashed the moment they enter into the very political office we brought them into. We Are A Response To This!
WE DESIRE A Shift In Awareness. We Want The Power Back in Our Hands Again. We, all of us in this Movement of Ours, want to Decentralize, albeit in varying degrees. We, all of us in this Movement of Ours, want Liberty, albeit it in varying degrees. We, all of us in this Movement of Ours, want Peace and Prosperity, to the absolute level possible. We, all of us in this Movement of Ours, want to Know The Truth, we want to know the Truth about The Economy, Society, Ourselves, and Politics, and We Will Find The Answers, we will educate ourselves and Share Knowledge and Our Education with our comrades and patriots, with our friends and our family, and to any stranger willing to listen, in hopes of making a new friend of this Movement of Ours. We Desire These Things!
WE DESIRE To Raise Our Individual and Collective Awareness To New Heights. Tired of the Sameness, we seek to discover, to raise attention, and to point out not only the topics, the ideas, and the opinions that this Movement of Ours wants, but what it needs as well. We wish to know as I said earlier, we wish to know the Truth in all things, the truth of who we are as individuals, and the truth of who we are as a society, we wish to know our potential as individuals and as a society, we wish to create a better world, but not the world of idealists whose visions of utopia turn only to dystopia, we know that we are not ineffable but we also know when there is a time to grow up and endure for our vision. We Desire These Things!
4. Its Mission
What is our mission? We know what we consist of, what we define ourselves by, and what we are a response to and what we desire to see. I think our mission is pretty open-ended and that is why I think it will continue into the future and grow exponentially. However, this will only be the case if we maintain an open-mind and are united in the Virtues of Truth, Liberty, Peace and Prosperity. Only by doing this, despite the distinctions and diversities will this Movement of Ours will we succeed in what we do.
VERITAS (Truth). This is what we Seek, this is what we Defend, and this is what We Desire to Share with All Who Are Willing to Listen. We want to find it in all things as I have said earlier. Whether it is regarding the Corruption and Evil found in the Halls of Power, Insights and Discoveries into the How We Relate to the World around Us, or simply using this Movement of Ours as a way to go on The Search for Self-Knowledge. In the end the Truth will set us free, and we must not fear speaking the Truth to Power or to those who may not know it yet, whether they mock it now or simply honestly doubt in what we have to speak.
LIBERTAS (Liberty). This is what we Seek to Realize, this is what we Seek to Defend, and This is what We Desire to Share with All Who Are Willing To Listen. We desire to share alternatives, for alternatives is a sure sign of freedom. We desire to have the moral responsibility to make choices that can significantly impact our lives, and benefit from or take the consequences of our choices; this will surely yield to the increase in personal responsibility, in a world so dependent on the Nanny State to watch over it. We desire to have the power placed back into our hands once again, by decentralizing or limiting the power structures of our day. Likewise, we can simply use this Movement of Ours as a way to realize our own Inner Freedom and Potential as well.
PAX ET PROSPERUS (Peace and Prosperity). This is what we Seek to Realize, this is what we Seek to Defend, and This is what We Desire to Share with All Who Are Willing To Listen. We desire to create prosperity, by the alternatives we seek to out in Truth and Freedom. We desire to establish Peace, by creating a better world of understanding through Truth and Freedom. Of course the two go hand in hand with each other, for we cannot claim to be creating Prosperity while we destroy things in war, and we cannot claim to create Peace by making weapons of war. Our movement has varying degrees of trying to realize this, but in the end it is my belief that most in this Movement of Ours, know for a fact that the initiation of force is not the answer!
5. My Relation To It
So what has been my relation to it? What was my beginning, what is my present, and where is my future with this movement? I must confess that, this movement has been in large part the main reason for me to Self-Educate myself. But my past was rooted in Alex Jones, and the warnings and the pointing out of the negativity that was in the world. Eventually I got tired of the negativity and shifted my outlook from merely raising attention of all the negativity rooted in my main news source, to seeking out what I wanted not just what I am against, and began to take on a more positive outlook of giving alternatives. Of course, my time being in this movement I have changed my position on many occasions and I think we should all be fine doing this, remember Open-Mindedness is one of the keys to our success in the future, while staying true to the Virtues I just mentioned above. Likewise, since being a part of this movement I have used the movement even for my own self-interest to Develop as an intellectual, social, and spiritual individual.
I can speak with great humility and gratitude, that this Movement of Ours has done two things for me. The first is that it was my original motivation that had given me the primary motivation to unschool myself, or become an Autodidact. As time went on though, I began to unschool myself for other reasons, especially as my interests expanded. For where would the motivation come from except in and through a bunch of people who share a common passion (even if there are differing opinions)? If this Movement of Ours did not exist why bother knowing, if you couldn’t share it with others? The advent of the Internet allows for the Sharing of Knowledge and gives motivation to know and connect in a way that we were previously unable to do so. The Internet is our tool and we must be able to defend it, while simultaneously finding people locally in order to connect with them, while the Net is still up.
I can tell you now, that after coming out of High School, had I not known what I have come to know over the years, I would have assumed that nothing was wrong, and would have lived a more so “Average” life, uninterested in trying to build an Integral Worldview and knowing more than what I was taught in public school. With all humility and gratitude I say that, now I can speak on a diverse range of topics, from various scientific fields of interests, education, psychology, and religion, to politics, economics, and philosophy, along with other topics I was interested in before even coming into this movement. In some respects I have already realized my goal as an unschooled polymath, in some ways I have only begun.
The second thing which I am humbled and grateful for is similar to the first, but it’s more expanded than the first. This Movement of Ours has allowed me to develop as an individual, not merely intellectually, but certainly spirituality, psychologically, and socially. I have gone through many experiences and made mistakes while in this movement, yet I have become an almost entirely different person then before I found out about this movement, before I was shy, closed-minded, ignorant and naÃ¯ve but since joining this movement as time went on I became increasingly assertive, open-minded, knowledgeable, and experienced (with a dash of Cynicism added to the mix regarding the Power Structures of Our Day). My understanding of life has been transformed again and again, my views and my opinions because of my exposure to more information has allowed me to grow and mature, these things I do not boast of, for people have told me these things about me as time went on.
For a time I thought Ignorance and Knowing was the key conflict and perhaps for a time it was ‘” for me, but only recently (over the course of the past year) have I asked myself and others the question, “what is the point to knowing if there is no desire to share what you know or if you have the inability to share what you have come to know?” It is my belief, and I believe that others will agree with me when I say that, sharing is a manifestation of compassion, and compassion is a manifestation of Love. Had it not been for this movement I would never had known this, or I would have known this at a much later time in my life only to have regretted all my actions leading up to that moment. I have seen that the shift in this perspective has given me a new life, a new opportunity to help others in Love, rather than look down on others in an arrogant manner as I used to.
My beginning though was bumpy, if not gloomy as well. These were the days when I was sucked into the world of Conspiracy theories and Fringe Beliefs. While my time there was not wasted per se, every passing day just made me more and more obsessed over these issues. It was all I knew, the conspiracy theory and anything that got in the way of it was destroyed in varying degrees. From this Anxiety, what I like to call, Alex Jones Anxiety (since most of my information was coming in from him and his crew at that time), I fell into despair at the behemoth size of trying to take down an entrenched beast called the New World Order, posting only gloom and doom reports, of things that most people (who I believed were ignorant, brainwashed, and apathetic) would only at best dismiss or at worst mock. As time went on interest became obsessions, and open-mindedness for me became dogmatism. At a certain point in my life, no longer motivated by the negativity, gloom, and doom, I sought to shift my awareness to a more Positive Outlook.
The seeds of this shift were planted somewhere during the second half of 2009, and although I had ironically only one alternative to offer, further investigation into this alternative’s source revealed more and more alternatives, albeit at a slow pace at first. By the time my failure to work and make head way in the realm of the political process was realized towards the end of the first half of 2010, I realized that although feeling in despair yet again, I was free from the worldview of making change in the realm of the political process, and so began to refocus my attention on making change from the bottom-up in grassroots movements. So long as the alternatives I had to offer were based on the ideals of decentralized, voluntary, and non-hierarchical control I felt that any answer I had to offer would be better and would be more aligned with the Virtues described above.
Gone were the days of some abstract Gloom and Doom, arrived have the days of practical solutions to the problems of not merely some abstract New World Order, but of the many various problems founded in Contemporary Society. In the end, my motto is this, “that the ONLY Shadow Government we ought to worry about is the one within us, and once we discover it and re-integrate that back into us, will we be able to take the first real step to defeat the one that some of us have projected into the environment around us.” So what is my future in this Movement of Ours? Well lest I fall to apathy regarding everything I have an interest in I will be going into Psychology, in particular I seek to go into the Field of Psychotherapy in order to become an Analytical Psychologist, in hopes of helping people realize their own potential and transform and grow out of their older shells. My time with politics and economics are amateur interests and my work I should hope will be small-scale as well and while I may have an educated opinion on the matter I certainly will not be dogmatic about it, remember open and receptive mind is key to being part of this Movement of Ours. I hope my experiences while in this movement can be used to show the fluidity that we as members of this Movement of Ours ought to have in making sure we are able to put together the large puzzle then, the one we have first started out with.
As I begin to conclude my thoughts on this Movement of Ours, I am posed with the question, what do I think the future of this movement will be? Our world is changing, the ground is shifting beneath us, when it comes to how our group will relate to other groups and movements that may be against us or simply in disagreement to us, justice will need to be done, at varying degrees of mercy and justice of course, those who merely disagree with us I say let us remember our virtues and our open-mindedness and find ways that can address their disagreements in our Libertarian context. Those of course who would seek to destroy us or ruin us, we are in direct competition with them, and we must work hard to do all that we can do in a non-violent manner for as long as we can to defend our work and prove that our Libertarian Ideals, will not be snuffed out by the Authoritarian Ideals. If we fail at this, then the future for Humanity looks lifeless indeed. Next of course is the question of, what about the internals of this Movement of Ours future? It is my belief that if each of us adhere to the Virtues I mentioned above and develop and maintain an open and receptive mind, will the future of our group look bright indeed, but if we stay rigid and afraid of going outside the specifics of our Social, Economic, and Political Opinions, then we will fail utterly, for fear and rigid dogmatism has no place in this Movement of Ours, they are contrary to the very things that I believe will make us succeed.
As I begin to close my thoughts on this issue, I leave you with the following pieces of advice and it is my hope that you will listen and apply them in your own way:
The first piece is this, that before you project your own internal situation unto others that would cause strife and division, take the time to examine yourself and come to peace with your internal situations that make you feel strife and division, fear and hatred toward others. This is in keeping with our Virtues for Fear has no place in Truth, Freedom, or Peace and the first place to experience the Truth, Freedom, and Peace is in you. Seek to rise above and transcend the issue, for transcendence comes with seeking Truth, Liberty, and Peace.
The second piece of advice I have to offer is this, to enjoy what you do and do not take it too seriously. Learn from someone who had taken this all too seriously, your mission is not to single-handedly change the world, but to change that portion of the world you live in. You will never feel peace and never have true freedom if you are in bondage to an obsession that could ruin your life. Rather use this Movement of Ours to Grow and Mature in Understanding of whom you really are and the world around you. Playfulness and creativity in what you do is the alternative, and where there are alternatives there is Liberty!
The third and final piece of advice, to leave you with is this, learn the other virtues, in particular the Virtues of Gratitude, Humility, and Long-Suffering. Our world is not here yet; yet we are working on it, so do not despair and work on having a growing and enduring patience for our Libertarian Ideals. Remember you are part of something bigger then yourself so act as a representative for this Movement of Ours, do not boast but be humble, be grateful when someone understands and embraces what we have to offer, but do not be angry when they do not. Be humble, for humility is consistent with Liberty and Truth. For the humble do not presume to have all the answers, nor do they like to force their answers on others, and the humble, by not presuming to have all the answers, also admit that together we could find them, this is in keeping with the Virtues mentioned above by Voluntarily Organizing and seeking the answers in forms of Alternatives coming from Below rather than Above and by doing this do we see the best of this Movement of Ours at work.