Why a patriot will always strive to reduce the idea of big government into obsolesce

July 29, 2014

If there is one idea that is most needful in an age when the only thing that is certain is uncertainty – it is the notion of the rugged individual. The man who believes completely in the idea – the sum total of the utility offered by bureaucrats and politicians is roughly the same as a food court manager at three o’clock in the afternoon – and that the idea of government being able to provide a good life is at best a durable fantasy. If they don’t fuck you in the ass consider yourself lucky.

Ralph Waldo Emerson saw this early on: “Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. Society is a joint-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its adversion.”

This is from Emerson’s essay on Self-Reliance, which appeared in 1841,


‘The question that is seldom ever asked in Singapore is what is the cost of 24/7 in your face big government on the mind of the individual who is serious about emancipation. If this is an idea that doesn’t appeal to you. Then you should stop reading and move on to the next excellent essay elsewhere…preferably faraway from here.

let me explain succinctly why this has to be a very pertinent question to ask if we are to discuss exhaustively the whole issue of why some people fail while others succeed – as the crux of the issue is p when the whole idea of government is larger than a postage stamp and makes more noise than a one horse power inverter air con – then you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it and it becomes that much more easy and socially acceptable for one to conform to the norms of prevailing opinion; and in that sort of society where the idea of government is all pervasive and omnipotent like the sun – it becomes nearly impossible for the great man to emerge from the ranks of the political lackey and bureaucratic parvenu – as for that great leap to occur, it is first necessary for the rugged individual to emerge from the man who always looks to others to better his lot – if possible this man needs to cultivate a healthy disdain for politicians and their ilk, to even look upon them as unworthy and irrelevant in the way one may look at a very old cumbersome thing from some distant past in an antique shop or where stuff goes to die and wonder – why did humanity ever need this old and convoluted contraption to get by – but for this all happen, there needs to be a great perceptive shift on the scale of a very personalized renaissance in the way we regularly see the whole idea of state and citizenry and much more importantly keep intact the whole idea of the rugged individualist who will always look to himself rather than government to better his lot and the most economic means to accomplish this is for one to be slightly dismissive of the whole idea of government – that gruff personality of the frontier who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. It is this aspect of the rugged individual that makes himself completely different from the sea of automatons. That is why he will succeed and others can only fail! As the rugged individual has managed to do something that other men have not – and that is to assassinate the whole of idea of the relevancy of government along with what they can possibly offer in his mind! It is this brutality and ruthless in him that makes the idea of failure an option he cannot possibly entertain…hence success can only come to these category of men….as they never once looked to anyone to better their lot except themselves.

The power of the rugged individual.’

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