Freedom From Tyranny
That is Libertarianism? It is such a shame that so many people who are ardent proponents of their respective ideologies are not aware of a system of thought that allows everyone the freedom everyone desires for themselves. Plain and simple, Libertarianism is about freedom: freedom of choice, freedom from tyranny, and freedom in all aspects of life that do not require intervention.
Libertarianism is the ideology of the enlightened. We can make our own decisions and we do not require either an autocratic state or a nanny state. We simply require freedom and autonomy to lead our lives according to our own volition. The principles of Libertarianism are almost as old as our consciousness, reflected in the thoughts of great minds as far back as Lao-Tzu.
Nevertheless, the world was not ready for it, the world is not ready for it, and the world will not be ready for it for a while still. Till then our responsibility is to steer our social and political machinery towards the ideals of Libertarianism. Just like democracy, one day Libertarianism will change from the ideology of the enlightened to the ideology of the masses.
“With a partnership that includes 15 nations and with 68 nations currently using the ISS (International Space Station) in one way or another, this unique orbiting laboratory is a clear demonstration of the benefits to humankind that can be achieved through peaceful global cooperation.”
— Charles Bolden & John Holdren
“In the history of humanity, there have been many languages, including French, that have served as universal languages: Latin, Chinese, Arabic, and more. Yet none of them ever ruled the world the way English does today…
English is becoming a universal language such as humans have never had before.”
— Minae Mizumura
“When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, ‘See! This our father did for us.’”
— John Ruskin
“And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came.”
— John F. Kennedy