Monday, May 14, 2012
The Enemy of my Enemy is my Enemy's Enemy.
If you buy into the fallacy of "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" you will be rudely proven to be silly and naive at some point in the future.
Even within this "Liberty Movement" there are so many different factions that I know I am at times in the midst of true enemies.
You see, the word Liberty means something different to each of us.
I use Jefferson's definition, as manifest in the proper application of the Constitution, DoI and BoR.
Many within this "Liberty Movement" want nothing to do with my version of Liberty. They see the Constitution as a tool for enslaving them. Yet, some of these same people who claim they want Liberty, either with or without the Constitution, will eventually kill one another over issues such as abortion, marital fidelity, sexual permissiveness, and religion. One man's Liberty means any sex between consensual adults is Liberty. But a lot of other "Liberty" folks would call those people nasty names and infringe on their ability to do as they wish.
Both sides claim the high ground on Liberty.
When you hear folks imploring others to "...stop fighting each other, we all want the same thing..." I hope you understand that, obviously, they are not working for the same thing. There is a reason for the strife. It may be Ego. It may be monetary. It may be ideological.
My point: You do not have as many allies as you think you have...
I want Jefferson's definition of Rightful Liberty. That means I get to do any-f'n-thing I want with another consenting adult so long as we do not injure the equal Rights of others.
It also means that one day, if "Liberty" stands victorious over Collectivism, many folks in the "Liberty" trenches are going to begin stabbing one another in the neck.
Because they do not, truly, want the same thing.
Because the Enemy of my Enemy is nothing more than my Enemy's Enemy.
We have had considerable increases in cohesion and morale over the last year and a half.
People who do not truly want the same things will be mucking it up soon enough.
Count on it.
Posted by K at 11:25 AM