Monday, January 31, 2011
Obligatory introductory post
The other reason is that I just sympathise with his economical views and teachings. He was a free-thinking anarchist who despised central planning and condemned the way the governments of today work. His work is the foundation of today's libertarian and anarcho-capitalist movements.
By now, my worldview should be awfully, almost painfully clear to you. I believe in freedom - freedom of speech, freedom of movement, freedom of trade. I believe that even though the western world owes today's relative peace and comfort wholly to capitalism and competition, the so-called "powers that be" still hold too much sway over what happens and what does not; capitalism and the freedom it represents is being pushed back in the name of safety and peace, both of which are, to put it simply, better provided by an ebbing variation of competing forces in the private sector than a single, all-powerful and despotic state. Companies and citizens alike are being oppressed and taxed, the state's (in my namesake's words) "compulsory monopoly of force" prohibits growth and efficiency.
Despite how it might seem, however, I don't devote much of my life to fighting the wrongs of the world. I listen to music, I make music, I read books, I watch films, I do sports; I live and love my life to the fullest. But I always remember that it is thanks to capitalism that I can do those things without having to worry about hunger, without having to work all day and most of the night for a pitiful pay. In a way it is as some people say - capitalism (and science) is the religion of today. Maybe.
In any case, you are going to be seeing a lot of posts from me in the following days, weeks and months. I have been quite internet-quiet so far, but that is about to change. Expects posts related to economy, music, literature, film and history. Expect a terribly bad grasp of the english language, for I am not a native speaker. Expect blogging.