Friday, July 17, 2015

Take A Step Towards the Exit

Nick B Stoves: About Exit
Exit is far smaller than political secession because it begins by simply being as independent as possible upon the prevailing regime. It begins in the soul, of an individual and then in that of a community. Most power relationships—hierarchies—are informal and extra-legal. They are neither written down, nor commonly policed by more powerful governments. And while modernity is no doubt a corrosive toward all the various natural hierarchies of human society, and tho’ it drives progressives to distraction to see it, they do not yet have complete power to force people out of freely chosen hierarchical institutions like marriage and natural family, private business, and private voluntary organizations.
Exit is a very long process. The American Revolution and Civil War are preceded by decades of increasing conflict in the ideological realm.

This bring to mind the aphorism:
“Watch your thoughts, they become words;
watch your words, they become actions;
watch your actions, they become habits;
watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
Exit begins with your thoughts and the principle of wu wei applies from the beginning: exit can begin in your mind when you stop thinking about it. If you want to Exit "Modern America," you do not think of Exit or "Modern America" at all. You can't think of secession, even though secession might be the goal, because secession involves leaving a place, and by thinking of secession, you are thinking of that place.

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