"Hilariously unhinged commie: tie Chuckles at Freelance Genius and Adorable Girlfriend at Republic of Dogs"
I forget who wrote this in whatever comment thread, but whoever wrote this can bite me. I am not unhinged. I am competently hilarious and conveniently sane.
As a human who is not yet ascended to the status of cyborg, robot, demigod or even demagogue, I should define my principles.
People should take responsibility for their actions. In this, I guess someone might call me a little randroid. However, government exists to enforce the consequences of our actions when we fail to take responsibility on our own. Government should be a stabilizing force on instinct and emotion for the society as a whole. I think this era of philosophy was called the Spinozan Panopticon.
Business and government together perform research that leads us into new eras of civilization and technology. Computers and all the cool benefits of the space program like the CD players that the men in black brought us. Incidentally, I can't wait for the aliens to bring us hologram technology because a holodeck would be sweet. Except when it breaks and that seems to happen almost every time someone uses one. I don't know what this makes me. Logical Positivist?
People like to take things instead of make them. We should have defense forces. We should not use these defense forces to take other people's stuff. That is what diplomacy does. I think this makes me a Cartesian Calvinist.
The world of the senses is all there is, but my mind is my most cherished possession. If I were to lose my mind, I would surely go insane. Every new experience changes my perception of my current situation and thus my mind is always in ways that is largely unpredictable. This has elements of Socratic Baconian Thought.
I hope this clears the air.