“In everything you see me do, my vocations or avocations, I view things through this lens of being The Anti-Socialist.” I make that concluding soundbite during my speech, The Anti-Socialist.
Although the speech is not specifically about polygamy, it succinctly provides background-insight into why I so passionately advocate for the unfettered Constitutional freedom of unrelated consenting adults to choose polygamy if they would so consider.
Incentive and choice are essential elements for the betterment of humanity – both for individuals and for larger society as a whole. Socialism removes incentive and interferes with choice. The result is mediocrity due to fewer “good” options remaining from which to choose.
Advocating for UCAP (unrelated consenting adult polygamy) is not about suggesting that everyone would, could, or even should choose polygamy. Not at all. Rather, the use of big government marriage control to forcefully impose OMOW (one man one woman) is what I have identified as marital socialism. It effectively mandates a Karl Marx style of socialist cry, “One for each so that each might have one.”
The result of that marital socialism is that men have little incentive for self-improving to become better husbands. Women are left with choosing lesser men who had no incentive to try to be better. Because of these results from this unnatural and anti-free-market imposition of OMOW marriage control, society has consequently become what I call “the era of dumbed down males,” with marriage-phobic males and abandoned single moms.
As such, it is insanity to be criminalizing the men who would self-improve to become better husbands for the women to choose, and to thereby deny women those choices of better men.
Contrariwise, I rationally advocate for UCAP for the betterment of individuals and society. By abolishing marital socialism and returning to true Constitutional freedom, people will again have incentive and choice.
Even if most men still would not seek to be polygamous husbands themselves, all men would still have incentive to self-improvement. To wit, because women would thus have freedom to choose the truly better men (even when such men could already be proven-good husbands), the lesser men would immediately see their urgency to self-improve (else go without) if they wanted women to choose them at all. In the end, it would equilibrate anyway.
Yes, I am an Anti-Socialist because I genuinely care about people. Whether with work or hobbies, vocations or avocations, I care about the human spirit and society. In all things, I see and know that our betterment and self-improvement are only made possible with the human necessities of incentive and choice.
Hence, it is precisely because I view all things through the lens of being an Anti-Socialist that explains why I so passionately advocate for unrelated consenting adult polygamy.
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“Socialism interferes with the choices of others. “ I make that important soundbite during my speech, The Anti-Socialist.
With every choice we make, we must face the consequences – whether they be good or bad. When we do not take responsibility for our choices, the burden of any negative consequences will inevitably fall onto others instead.
When we thereby burden others, we become the direct cause of reducing/harming the range of criteria by which such others may more freely make their own choices.
Socialism seductively misleads human beings into thinking that we may supposedly be free to make choices without having to take responsibility for negative consequences. Yet, that allure is a siren song to lead us only to destruction.
In truth and in fact, socialism does not actually prevent negative consequences, nor does it prevent responsibility for negative consequences. Rather, socialism merely re-distributes the burdens of those negative consequences onto others.
The consequence of that re-distribution of negative consequences is the imposed interference for others to more freely make their own choices. Before such others may determine the criteria by which they would make their own choices, they are first faced with the imposed burden of responsibility of the re-distributed negative consequences.
Indeed, the very burden itself of taking responsibility of such re-distributed negative consequences can even hinder, thwart, or outright prevent such others from making the choices they would otherwise choose to make for themselves.
As socialism thereby forcefully interferes with the choices of others, it prevents humanity from more freely using the amazing power of choice to accomplish even greater things which we humans could otherwise truly achieve.
For that essential reason, I am an Anti-Socialist.
As part of the over-arching project to create tools of shareable memes to polygamy activists, the pic for this sound-bite has been posted on Pinterest.
Whenever I share my belief in the power of choice, I also always add, “But with choice, we must take responsibility.” Indeed and to wit, I made that very soundbite during my speech, The Anti-Socialist.
It is that corresponding issue of taking responsibility which sometimes complicates how some people perceive the power of choice.
If we fellow human beings had the anarchy to make choices without consequences, the laziness aspect of our human natures would certainly succumb to that. But we must remind ourselves that, if there are no consequences, then that also means that there would be no positive consequences either.
As such, because we do have hope for positive consequences, we must make our choices with the expectation of consequences, no matter what. Alas, that expectation does simultaneously risk the possibility of negative consequences too.
If we choose to not take responsibility for our choices, any negative consequences from our choices will fall onto others. Thereby, the consequences of our choices become the consequential burdens imposed on others, diminishing their range of choices for their own selves.
Socialism pretends to “backstop” the negative consequences of our choices. But the actual consequence of that pretended “backstopping” is that it simply re-distributes the burdens of those negative consequences of our choices onto others against their own preferred choices.
For the true freedom of all of us to maximize our human power of choice, we must each take responsibility for our choices – whether the consequences are positive or not.
For that powerfully important reason, I am an Anti-Socialist.
As part of the larger project to develop tools of shareable memes to polygamy supporters, the pic for this sound-bite has been posted on Pinterest.
“I believe in choice. I believe in your power to make a choice to change your life. Choice can change the world.” I state this soundbite in my speech, The Anti-Socialist.
The power of choice is one of humanity’s greatest powers. We could even smilingly call it a “super-power.” At every situation of life, we face options of choice.
Sometimes, criteria by which we will make a choice might limit us to otherwise think that we have “no choice.” However, to quote the lyrics of the song “Free Will” by the rock band, Rush, even “if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”
No matter what challenges we face, we must always remind ourselves that we have this “super-power.” With this self-awareness, we can consciously and pro-actively make bigger and more important choices to change the very lives we live. It all comes down to our choosing to make those choices.
Socialism interferes with the power of choice. It re-distributes the consequences of others’ choices, forcefully imposing new criteria that limit the choices that we ourselves would otherwise choose.
Ultimately, socialism interferes with the human power of choice. On a micro-level; it interferes with the power of a person to choose to change their life. On a macro-level, socialism interferes with the power of choice that could even change the world.
Because I believe in the power of choice, that is why I am an Anti-Socialist.
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No one likes to fail. Sometimes, failure can be downright painful – even devastating. Even so, as much as we human beings might try to hedge things to prevent failure, we must never eliminate it.
“We have to have failure to teach us to abandon foolishness.” I state this essential soundbite in my speech, The Anti-Socialist.
In the speech, I use an illustration of a fictional story of my playing a one-on-one basketball game with the legendary Michael Jordan. No doubt, in such a game, that basketball superstar would proverbially “wipe the floor” with me. The ending score would likely be 500-0. The lesson of the illustration is that I, as a non-athlete, need that failure to teach me to not think that I am any kind of “equal” with Michael Jordan’s basketball skills. It teaches me to abandon that foolishness so that I would instead go do something else at which I am good.
This is a fundamental lesson for all of humanity. Failure can teach us when we simply must stop wasting our time and effort trying something and to instead go do something else. It teaches us to re-direct our energy toward endeavors at which we can achieve excellence.
But socialism is a proverbial “backstop” that prevents the education from failure. More directly put, socialism is a foolishness-continuer – which is why socialism always leads to mediocrity. As it seeks to equalize outcomes, socialism utterly bounces the failure back as if it was a success. When everyone is “equal” in outcomes, people with lesser, mediocre, or no skills are deceptively misled into wrongly thinking that they are good enough to continue. Without that failure, there is no teacher to abandon foolishness so as to go do something else.
Absolutely, humanity fundamentally needs failure. That is why I am an Anti-Socialist.
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Without the hope of reward, humanity has little to no incentive for self-improvement. That is why I am an Anti-Socialist.
“Humanity requires the hope of reward to inspire us to self-improvement. “ I make this important soundbite in my speech, The Anti-Socialist.
In the speech, I use an example of the legendary Michael Jordan to demonstrate the process by which he became the famous superstar basketball player. When he was younger, he had the hope of reward. So he practiced, got better (self-improvement), and with victory, he got his first reward. He then parlayed that, had a new hope of reward, practiced, got even better, achieved even greater victories, and earned even better rewards. With each new reward, Michael Jordan would subsequently have new and larger hope of rewards, which inspired him to work even that much harder to become even that much better – for ever greater and greater rewards. He reached the pinnacle of superstardom in basketball, inspired by the hope of rewards.
This is a fundamental lesson for all of us. The hope of reward can inspire us to work harder to self-improvement. Thereby, we can achieve amazing things. Truly, we human beings can be amazing when we are inspired!
But socialism puts a proverbial “wet blanket” to douse the “fire” of inspiration. More directly put, socialism is a hope-killer. As it seeks to equalize outcomes, socialism utterly removes the essential hope of reward. When everyone is “equal” in outcomes, there is no hope of reward. And without that hope, there is no inspiration, incentive, or even reason for anyone to try to self-improve.
Absolutely, humanity fundamentally needs the hope of reward. That is why I am an Anti-Socialist.
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I am an Anti-Socialist because I care about the fundamental requirements and needs of humanity.
“The truth is: humanity requires the hope of reward and failure. That’s right. We need both.” I declare this soundbite in my speech, The Anti-Socialist.
For as long as a person has the hope of reward, they will work hard to achieve something they value. With that hope of reward, a person will research what needs to be done, study it, learn it, practice it, develop it, improve it, try it, fail at it, correct it, re-try it, and perfect it. But when that hope of reward is not there even to begin with, or no longer exists, or is removed, a person will not have the inspiration to work as hard or even to try at all.
Likewise, humanity needs failure too. Lessons are gained though the process: attempt, failure, learn, correct, and re-attempt. Moreover, failure teaches a person when they are doing something that is not best suited for their individual skills. For an example, an excellent artist needs to fail at trying to being a basketball star in order to teach them to instead direct their efforts on being the excellent artist they actually are.
Socialism attempts to equalize outcomes. To do that, socialism removes the hope of reward and removes failure. And without these fundamental needs, human nature itself is ultimately crushed, making people to be living in hopelessness and learning mostly nothing.
Yes, humanity requires both the hope of reward and failure. That is why I am an Anti-Socialist.
As part of the larger project to provide tools of shareable memes to polygamy activists, the pic for this sound-bite has been posted on Pinterest.