Thursday, July 26, 2007

Freedom in an Unfree World

In this world of multiple sources of information, it is rare to run into a person that has only one perspective and sees things only through one way -- never considering for a moment, that there could be other ways of seeing the same thing. That’s why it is important to have a two-party system, and even preferably more than the two, which is usually just a contest between proponents and opponents of the one way of seeing things.

True diversity would mean seeing thing in a wholly different way -- beginning with the most basic assumptions and premises about life and society -- which both have agreed not to question and discuss. In government, the question is usually about whether we need more or less government (money) -- and not whether we need government at all -- in the increasingly many areas of life that really far outstrips every community’s capacity to dictate for every individual exercising and manifesting freedom, liberty and intelligence.

The essential discussion of government today should be what is its most important functions -- and not simply every aspect and activity that government could get involved in. The flaw in this manner of thinking is the belief that in order to get anyone to do anything, we have to first get everyone to do anything -- which obviously doesn’t work as well as the realization that in order to get everyone to do anything, we have to first get any one to do anything.

One is the precursor to the many -- so that for a society and nation to get better, at least one person has to first, and not that having none actualize that possibility ever before, we jump to the conclusion that it would be a better, if not perfect world, if everybody was that way. That is the proper understanding of human evolution and progress -- and not the countless damaged people demanding that everybody in society must change to live up to their perverted expectations (demands) of what everybody (else) has to be for them (to be happy -- or at least, not so angry).

Meanwhile, they have no expectations and demands of themselves and their own conduct and behavior -- but only their insistence that the world would be a perfect place and there would be perfect order if everybody else just let them rule the world. Very few people in government and politics, can resist this manner of thinking -- or that the object and purpose of everything they do is the exercise of power -- over everybody else.

And really, the greatest government is that originally conceived by the founders of every free and healthy society -- that the objective and purpose of everything we do, is the exercise of power -- over ourselves and our own lives, and that the proper jurisdiction of government, is everything that interfered with that -- which very obviously to the most perceptive, has become the opposite of that. If that were limited to government, it wouldn’t be so pervasive except that it becomes a model for the behavior of everyone else, especially those who would have us believe that they are quasi-governmental institutions, like the media, and everybody else with aspirations to be the exclusive authority (boss) in everybody else's life -- including killing them and violating all their rights if they deem it appropriate.

But usually, they just stop at deception and manipulation.


At July 26, 2007 9:09 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

Since I missed my District 21 Newsletter monthly publication deadline, to those who read this blog as a supplement to Republican Party participation in the Waikiki-Kapahulu area, we're having the monthly meeting tonight, 6 PM, the usual fourth Thursday of each month, at the Hawaii Republican Headquarters, at Kapiolani and Cooke.

Like most of these district meetings, those interested in affiliating with the Republican Party in Hawaii are welcomed to attend pretty nearly every meeting of Republicans (anywhere) because everything is done is an open and egalitarian way which is rare to encounter in open public (political) forums in Hawaii.

Usually, (political) discussions are about following Robert's Rules or Parliamentary procedures so that authentic communications and discussions are precluded and prohibited. That was the intent of establishing those rules -- hundreds of years ago, by which one person controlled the discussion of the body.

In this day and age, it's amazing to see people still conducting government in that primitive manner -- and blustery show of power, that comes across as insensitive arrogance that drives people away from the process and participation.

If one wants to see bad tv, I believe Olelo now has 6 stations.

At July 27, 2007 6:06 PM, Blogger Doug said...

Yeah, speaking of bad television, I think I remember reading about some quirky exercise show on Olelo prduced by a guy named Mike Hu? Ya know him, maybe?

At July 27, 2007 6:28 PM, Blogger Mike Hu said...


If you can't tell the good from the bad, the authentic from the bogus, I'm not going to force you.

You go ahead and continue doing all those things keeping you isolated, alienated and resentful towards everybody else.

How's that new puppy of yours? Drown it in the toilet yet for dissing you?

At July 28, 2007 7:03 PM, Blogger Doug said...

Drown my dog? HA! You are a parody of yourself, Mike.

Thinking differently, indeed. Keep it up.

At July 31, 2007 7:22 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

You ought to try thinking differently -- or at least thinking for yourself, instead of merely repeating liberal/Democrat/union talking points you've read from the Democratic Underground, Daily Kos, Honolulu newspapers as though you thought of it and discovered it for yourself, instead of having those "facts" planted in your head to comment and analyze as though you're the first to know rather than the last to know. By the time you're reiterating their propaganda, there's nobody around who hasn't heard it before and been revealed as the bogus news of the day.

But I would think the least you could do would be to establish a real identity and presence for yourself -- instead creating multiple aliases on your own as well as others blogs to tell yourself what a brilliant chap you are and how the Honolulu dailies and Governor Lingle ought to appoint you Head of State, or whatever title you think you're entitled to because of your great capacity to deceive and manipulate everybody else.

Why don't you do something useful and valuable for Hawaii instead like so many bottom-feeders, proclaiming your intellectual and moral superiority, as though everybody else should be impressed. Or apply directly to the newspapers and unions as minister of information.

At August 01, 2007 6:50 PM, Blogger Doug said...

Wow. Bitter, much?

I don't use any aliases, Mike. Unless you have some proof that I do, you'd do well to retract that accusation. Mahalo.


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