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Leviathan & Übermensch : Or Free

It doesn’t matter what we call it: Liberalism, Socialism, Communism, Statism, Authoritarianism, Utopianism, or Keynesianism – the philosophical qualities inherent in each, which we find repugnant, are the same. Fighting Communism doesn’t require a different set of premises or tactics than fighting liberalism. We do not need to define our enemies as “Liberals” or “Statists” or “pinko-commie-leftists”, distinguish between their brands of anti-liberty ideology, nor distinguish intellectually for our adversaries how we justify labeling them as X, Y, or Z.

It doesn’t matter what they are, so long as they are not agents of liberty.

It doesn’t matter what they believe, so long as they believe in centralized coercion, force, and control over free people.

We are all free people. We are free people faced with the tyranny of persons who do not respect the legitimacy and sovereignty of the individual liberty we claim.

This is our dilemma. This is the “State of War”, as Thomas Hobbes would call it, into which we free spirits have been born. When Friedrich Nietzsche wrote of free spirits, he wrote in anger and apathy that, “Independence is for the very few:—it is a privilege of the strong” (Beyond Good and Evil, 29). Neither Nietzsche nor Hobbes had faith in the common mans’ ability to realize the existence of their free spirit and individual sovereignty. For Hobbes, in the absence of Man’s courage and strength, there must inevitably rise a “Leviathan” to create peace and order amongst these weak and dangerous free agents. For Nietzsche, there was no hope of Man realizing His liberty and independence. Man is a cowardly, weak, pathetic animal, meant to be ruled by those with the courage of free agency. No loving leviathan could exist for the good of a society, but rather, this society of weak fools would inevitably submit to the greatness of the Übermensch.

Plato dreamed of Philosopher Kings, to rule over the fools and plebes and commoners. What does it say about Mankind that our greatest and brightest thinkers have, as a premise, and as a rule, no faith in the free-agency and sovereignty of Man as an individual?

What does it say about your professors and politicians, of note today, that they have no faith in your ability to live free?

I look around for those who love freedom and the majority belong to an American political party called “The Republican Party”; an organization which does absolutely nothing to advance the cause of liberty in America nor in the World. Instead, they are obsessed with “democracy” and “corporatism”, thinking themselves the culmination of the mobs desire to be free – sort of.

Is that you? Do you want to be free… sort of? If so, the Republican Party is for you. To be free! Sort of. Seems a far cry better than what the Republican opposition offers us, so I guess we should be grateful. We should be grateful that at least the Republican Party only wants to rule us slowly, in small pieces, and only at our expense in small ways – but in OH SO MANY WAYS!

Do you want to be free? Not, free – sort of. But FREE!?

If there is not a large cultural movement away from centralized government in America, then no real freedom will ever exist for us, our children, or our grandchildren. It begins with us. Can we be what all the philosophers assumed we could never be? Can we be free spirits that submit to no mob, to no Leviathan, to no Übermensch? Can we be intelligent enough to rule ourselves in the absence of Philosopher Kings and Utopian Statists?

I submit that we can… if we can. So I will ask you: can you be an uncompromising agent of liberty, regardless of what the mob, the government, your corporation, and even your mega-church, tells you that you must submit to in order to be “secure”? Can you deal with taking complete responsibility for your own life and for the lives of your family? Can you become a community activist, charged with the love of your fellow man, not for the power his dependence brings you, as our politicians do, but for the sake of your fellow man’s soul and liberty? For your sake and the sake of your Creators’ intent that you ought to live free? You are not your brothers’ keeper, but your brother was born to live free. To love anyone is to love them free, and no man ought live in dependence to other men.

If so, there is a war going on around you, fought by the very, very few. This is a fight against school boards and county supervisors, our States, and our Federal Government. There are no books that exist to tell you what to do, because you are free, and you should do what is right. There are no books that define common sense and truth and common decency. You must use your own mind to acquire knowledge and to fight for what you believe is right. The moment you surrender to authors and politicians and journalists, to bloggers and bloviaters, and the bastions of our current cultures, you have sacrificed the liberty of your own judgment for the judgment of others – and you are lost.

Can you be free? If you’ve read this far into this article, then I believe you can.

Stop reading. Stop listening. Start acting. Start fighting.

We’re months, years, decades away from no longer even having a battlefield to fight upon, because this is a battle of free minds and free spirits against all powers-that-be. We are living in a society that was never meant for us – we are living like Europeans and Africans and Asians, living like Arabs, Persians, and Indians, as servants at the feet of these great powers that be; and yet we are a nation of Europeans, Africans, Asians, Arabs, Persians, and Indians who have fled their authoritarian societies, for what? For Liberty!

I submit that I would rather live in a world where you and I were free, in fact and in truth, then be in league with the powers that be!


About Steven Brodie Tucker

Graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Also studied economics and political science at George Mason.

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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