The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone expects to live at the expense of everyone else. --Frederic Bastiat
.... I see the Alaskan Ridge, the mountains, the Pacific is behind this scenery -- and than Russia behind the waters. The windows are big. And I can see how unsafe is Russia. I know what price for the comfort I have here has to be paid in Moscow. I watch Russia....
Forbidden pity -- oh, poor me! The self-pity! I cry for myself, since I can't expect it from the world. Oh, no! I can't allow myself to have pity on myself. Be strong! Keep going! "Let me pity myself, please!" asks human in me. Who else is out there to love me? Bad feelings, wrong subjects.
I opened the book, the first word was "Remember!"
Model of practice -- living, thinking, pain? Emotional personal science! That's the best theory! Also from the same book.
Summary... bibliography (what is recommended) vs. books (what I need to read?) : God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
2004 & After: vote yourself!
Questions"Libertarianism is hardly new, but its framework for liberty under law and economic progress makes it especially suited for the dynamic new era we are now entering. In the United States, the bureaucratic leviathan is newly threatened by a resurgence of the libertarian ideas upon which the country was founded. We are witnessing a breakdown of all the cherished beliefs of the welfare-warfare state. Americans have seen the failure of big government. Now, in the 1990s, we are ready to apply the lessons of this century to make the next one the century not of the state but of the free individual."
NotesMax Stirner (1806-1856) was a German social philosopher. He supported himself first as a teacher and then as a translator. It was through the anarchist John Henry Mackay that an interest in Stirner's work was stimulated in England and the United States. Mackay presented Stirner to the public as the spiritual forefather of individualistic anarchism. The impression that Stirner was an anarchist arises from his rejection of all political and moral ties of the individual and his attack on all general concepts, such as right, virtue, duty, etc. The individual himself is the overriding reality, these concepts being mere ghosts. Egotism determines everything. He sets his own tasks against these "ghosts," thereby rising above them by mastering himself. All relations in which the individual enters are now freely chosen, as among possessions, and exist solely for the ego. The ego is not an antimoral force for Stirner. It is merely a fact. Stirner's individualistic egotism was highly democratic. He wrote The Ego and Its Own for proletarians and hoped for everyman to emerge as this liberated individualist. (Irving Horowitz, The Anarchists, 1964, Dell Publishing) * Stirner is one of the main inspirations for the concept of egoist communism.
2007 : see biblio !
2008 : election is the absolute past of politics.
Ground Zero [ not much ] by Paul Virilio, my last French favorite. (I'll replace titles with Amazon links, when and if I write reviews -- notes.)"Watch out for the fellow who talks about putting things in order! Putting things in order always means getting other people under your control." --Denis Diderot
... I am not reading books anymore.
No groundbreaking philosophy books on the subject yet?
... Is there a subject?
"A society that will trade a little order for a little freedom will lose both, and deserve neither." --Thomas Jefferson
Gold Age of America, Last Act
And we did.
[ Anatoly XXI blog ]
NEW : Ethiopian Millennium Pages (2000 = 2007)
You get the point, don't you?
"Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves." --Henry David Thoreau
"Russian Stoppard" -- Project UTOPIA
*** pomoRussians and PMamericans and postmodern ethiopians [ filmplus.org/ethio blog ]
... my web-politics.
references -- links
To be an American is of itself almost a moral condition, an education and a career. --Santayana: Materialism and Idealism in American Life (1920)
* Oswald Spengler. The Decline of the West. An abridged edition by Helmut Werner. English abridged edition prepared by Arthur Helps from the translation by Charles Francis Atkinson. New York: oxford University Press c199 [1926, 1928, 1932]. xxxx,415, xvix
All cultures come to a Civilization phase, an autumn when this breaks down. Mega-cities are characteristic of this time. Politics is motivated by money, and move through Imperialism and the Period of Contending States to Caesarism, a period of despots. Science no longer reaches certainties. People no longer accept common principles or goals, they fight all rules from the past. The arts, rather than working in ways that seem obvious to the artists and the people, follow fashions with constant changes of style. Later in this culture after a period of atheism, people turn to a religious renewal based on the religion developed in the spring of the culture.
http://www.duke.edu/~aparks/Spengler.html texts online: sections
... Conclusion 
For us, however, whom a Destiny has placed in this culture and at this moment of its development--the moment when money is celebrating its last victories, and the Caesarism that is to succeed approaches with quiet, firm step--our direction, willed and obligatory at once, is set for us within narrow limits, and on any other terms life is not worth the living. We have not the freedom to reach to this or to that, but the freedom to do th necessary or to do nothing. And a task that historic necessity has set will be accomplished with the individual or against him.
The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression by Stephane Courtois, et al
Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism by James Burnham
A Passion for Truth: The Selected Writings of Eric Breindel by Eric Breindel, John Podhoretz (Editor)
The Rosenberg File : Second Edition by Ronald Radosh, Joyce Milton (Paperback)
Anti-Communism Memorial Debated
Statue Stirs Neighborhood Concerns
By Caryle Murphy Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 2, 2004; Page DZ03
... many good posters from Russia [ picasaweb SEMIO-Politics ]