Freedom for Me

The world is full of people with poor judgement, i.e., people whose judgement is different from yours. To make matters worse, their poor judgement impacts you in bad ways. What to do, what to do?

The operating philosophy that seems to unite us all is one of more freedom for me (and everyone displaying similar judgement) and more restrictions for everyone else. Conservative, liberals, the Tea Party, OWS – all share this common outlook. I might give the libertarians a pass, but theirs is largely an academic and philosophical exercise which often melts under the heat of reality.

This realization is giving me a whole new understanding and appreciation for politics.


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  1. Latent tribalism?


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