AT "A NIGHT FOR FREEDOM", NEW YORK, 20/01/2018
(DISCLAIMER: I have made a handful of subtle edits to improve coherence in written form).
How much of your day is spent fighting the fight? Here is the problem: They are making more crazy people than we can fix. It's a conveyor belt. We've got daycare, no breastmilk, we've got toddler psychopaths and we've got a bunch of really indifferent people that would rather be on their cell phones than changing a diaper; We've got government schools, we've got the media, we've got public school. They're breaking people faster than we can fix them.
So what does this mean?
It means that we better start making some friends. I do a lot of fighting, you do a lot of fighting; But statistically, if all we do is fight, we are going to lose. Trump went out and made some friends. And I'm sure he held his nose a little bit. So I am going to talk a little bit about the Love, and the making of friends, that we can bring to the world, because we need it.
There is an amazing energy in this room, its amazing. But this room is not the world. We need to try and find a way to bring the love and the beauty that's in this room out into the world. Nietzsche says: “Be careful when you fight monsters that you do not yourself become a monster, for when you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you.”. I am concerned that we spend so much time fighting, that what we aren't telling people what we are fighting for. What are we fighting for? FREEDOM! (Crowd cheers 'Freedom!”). I'm going to be really presumptuous; And I am going to tell you what that looks like. The soldier does not fight because he hates what is in front of him, he fights because he loves what is behind him. So I am going to give you guys a vision of what it is we are fighting for. Because, if we can sell people on that vision; If we can sell people on why we fight, then we won't just look like angry people who hate everything. We're going to show what we are fighting for. You tell me what you think..
I would like to wake up in the morning without feeling like I am being replaced. That would be nice. - I would like wake up in the morning and not be on the bi-polar rollercoaster of checking bitcoin - but thats another story. I Would like to trade with people in the world who wish to trade with me. It's a little thing! I would like to offend people without fearing for my life. And to our good friends down stairs I say: Let us pass unmolested and you can say whatever crazy sht you want in the morning! I would like to see happier families in the world. I would like to be out with my wonderful daughter and see something other than people scrolling on their electronic devices with a child hanging from them in the cold. I would like to see the freedom to be home to raise your own children. Women, you know the shtty deal that was offered to women. The government says:
“Women – you don't have to be dependent on a man (well, a politician!), but not a husband who loves you. You can forgo the wonderful ability to take a life from a little pac-man heartbeat deep in your womb, raise that child to be a sion of Western Civilisation. To implant values and truth and beauty and a love for justice in that child..You don't need that! Because you can sit in a fluorescent office and fill out your reports..And thats going to be beautiful for you!
..No children! No loving husband! But don't worry..You'll get double the money for your family. Oh, no you wont, we just raised your taxes! And make sure that you don't have too many children. Because children are bad for the environment. We don't need children...oh wait..yes we do! Let's open the gates to the third world! Psych!”.
That is one of the worst psychs in human history.
I would love to live in a world where we really need each other again. I dislike the welfare state for just about every conceivable reason, but what I hate the most about it is that we don't need each other anymore. We don't need communities. Old people don't need their own kids anymore because they can just disappear into the shadows of old age pensions. We don't need each other anymore! We don't talk to each other anymore! We don't know each other! Everybody is isolated in these vertical pillars of government subsidies. If we have a free society without the state doing its horrible social engineering eugenics of the welfare state, we actually need each other again. And wouldn't you like to wake up in the morning and feel needed and valued as part of a community again? (Crowd cheers). Lord be!..that would be wonderful.
And I will tell you somethin else - and for those of you that know my beliefs on religion, this may come as a surprise - I want to go back to Church. Did you grow up going to church? Where else did you ever talk about things that mattered? Where else did you ever talk about virtue, the soul, your future, goodness? I want a place where we can congregate and talk about things that matter, things that are important, things that are valuable, things that give us purpose and meaning and joy. Because if you don't have virtue you can't have love. Virtue is the price you pay to get into the cathedral called Love. And do you know why they don't want us here together? Do you know why they don't want us talking? Because they don't want us to know truth! Because they don't want us to know virtue, so that we can never know love! I want to go to church and I want there to be...not “my truth”, not “your truth”, not “his truth”, not “that genders truth”, not “that races truth”. I want there to be one truth! And that truth is a process - We agree to submit to reason and evidence, then we can all join together under the clear blue sky of philosophy and get along for the first time in human history.
They say, the races cant get along. Don't believe it. Back in the day, Europe went through 300 years of religious warfare after the printing press, after Zwinglians, Anabaptists, Calvinists, you name it. And they fought like hell. What were they fighting for? They were fighting for control of the state. Because the state was in control of religion. So if you win and you get control of the state you can use the power of the state to smash your religious opponents and competitors. How did we solve that? Separation of church and state! When was the last time there was a religious war after the separation of church and state? Never. It doesn't happen. How about this..
The separation of race and state.
None of this “We are all going back to our corners”..that's not going to happen. With separation of church and state, separation of gender and state, separation of race and state, everyone can get along! Because there are no winners or losers. We can all negotiate. We can all get along. Which means some of the stuff that the left really likes - the race politics, the affirmative action, all of the injustice that is perpetuated between the races - Gone Baby! Deep in the rear view. That is something I would really like. I think that would be wonderful. And history shows that it can work. It works beautifully. And I want that for everyone so that we can start to appreciate each other as human beings and stop seeing each other as categories for political power.
Everyone says that their movement is all about 'Peace, love and freedom', but our movement actually has the reason and the evidence and the philosophy behind this and we know how to get there. If we can sell a vision of people happy in their families, if we can sell a vision of people able to take the necessary steps not just to fall in love, but to stay in love, to get all the joys and fruits of community, of family, of peaceful parenting, of a peaceful world, of trade, of prosperity, of growth and a sustainable society.. Aren't you sick and tired of this stupid cycle? ”Hey look, we have freedoms! We can be wealthy! Oh no, the government is taking over everything! We have so much money that they can use as it as debt and leverage and borrowing and unfunded liabilities!”. Over and over, this stupid cycle. And the only way to break the cycle is..Freedom!
So given that they are making more crazy people than we can fix, the only way that we can win is to tell people what we are fighting for! Freedom, Peace, Truth, Beauty, Reason, Evidence & Love! Yes, the love that sustains us and makes every day a treasure. If we can sell the vision of what we want, people will be interested in what we say. If we can sell them the vision of where we want to get to & how happy we could all be & how peaceful and sustainable the world could be, then people will be interested in how we can get there and what we have to say in the here and now.
Now the left says “If you give everything up to the government you get peace, you get security, you get free healthcare, you get student debt forgiveness”. So they are selling something - Its a childish fantasy of amniotic sack indifference to maturity - but its something! If all we are is “Punch! Punch! Fight! Fight! Hate! Anger!” then we become a caricature & a stereotype that they can exploit. And that's not really what we're about. We don't love the fight. We love what's on the other side of the fight. If you get stuck with some horrible illness and you fight that illness..Why do you fight it? You fight it for everything you want to do after you are cured. You fight it because after you get cured you want to write a symphony, you want to write a book, you want to build a sail boat! What do you want to do in a free world? (Crowd answers). We all have a vision of what we want to do when the fight is over. Let us not fall in love with the fight. Let us not be consumed by the fight, but remember. How did the Three Wise Men find their way to Jesus? They followed the lights. They followed the Star. We need to be that light. Fight? Yes – we need to fight. But let us ignite ourselves into the passion of possibility of what a free world could look like so that people will say: “I don't know what they are on, but I want some of that!”. I am not going to ask you to promise me, but I would like it if you thought about this; That tomorrow and the day after you are going to go out there and say: “Let me tell you what I want. Let me tell you what we could have. Let me tell you what the world could be if we're free!”. And that way, when you fight, people will know not that you fight, but what you are fighting for! And then they will join in that love of the possibility of human freedom and your fight will make sense. You wont be angry. You will be hopeful. And frustrated at how far it is sometimes to get there. It is the promised land of which many great orators have spoken. We must remember the promised land. We must remember what we are fighting for so that we are something more than what we fight. Can you imagine waking up tomorrow with nothing left to fight for? With having achieved the freedom that you want? If we fight too much we become fighters only; And that is not going to be enough to rescue people from the curse of irrationality that the powers that be are inflicting all over the world at all times. Remember the Love. Remember the future. Remember the promised land. Lead people with Inspiration. And fight for something, not against everything.
Thank you my friends.