It’s been easier to convince people to hand over half their income, their children to war, and their freedoms in perpetuity - than to engage them in seriously considering how roads might function in the absence of taxation.— Stefan Molyneux
The most undeniable Stefan Molyneux quotes that are proven to give you inner joy
The whole point of the system is to bribe you with the leftovers of what they have stolen from you in the first place.
If you spend time with crazy and dangerous people, remember – their personalities are socially transmitted diseases; like water poured into a container, most of us eventually turn into – or remain – whoever we surround ourselves with. We can choose our tribe, but we cannot change that our tribe is our destiny.
The idea that the State is capable of solving social problems is now viewed with great skepticism - which foretells a coming change. As soon as skepticism is applied to the State, the State falls, since it fails at everything except increasing its power, and so can only survive on propaganda, which relies on unquestioning faith.
If you can't share what's important to you with the people around you, then you have no relationships. It's all just proximity, and turkey, and sports, and weather, and bullshit.
Democracy is the suggestion box for slaves.
When poverty declines, the need for government declines, which is why expecting government to solve poverty is like expecting a tobacco company to mount an aggressive anti-smoking campaign.
Political correctness is anti-empathetic because it has correctness in it.
We all have biases, we all have prejudices and if we cant talk about them openly - if we get attacked for it then this is an anti-empathetic movement and therefore it cannot complain about a lack of empathy.
We raise predators by treating children as prey.
(To the haters)You are not extinguishing the bright lights of mankind, your're simply burying yourself in an unmarked grave.
It's not just the abuse of power that's the problem. It's the power to abuse.
There is no such thing as gun control.
There is only centralizing gun ownership into the hands of a small, political elite and their minions.
Anger is the immune system of the soul.
In the same way Marxism robs workers of ambition, Feminism robs men and women of love.
Politicians are propaganda, the people with guns are the enforcers and the media is the enthusiastic lapdog who enables the entire behavior and acts as the verbal abuser against those who deviate from nodding their heads at the vast statues of evil that we inherited.
Forgiveness is created by the restitution of the abuser;
of the wrongdoer. It is not something to be squeeeeeezed out of the victim in a further act of conscience-corrupting abuse.
The moment I realised that my history was an excuse for nothing, was the moment I was freed from my history. The great danger of history is that we use it as an excuse and remain trapped in it. I cannot blame my history for anything, and therefore I have to have high standards for myself.
Thus we can see that – at least at the level of economics – democracy is a sort of slow-motion suicide, in which you are told that it is the highest civic virtue to approve of those who want to rob you.
If one man tells you to murder, you get a jail cell - if another man tells you to murder, you get medals and a pension.
When you give government the power to control the money supply, it grows like a tumor until it extinguishes society itself.
Truth has nothing to do with the conclusion, and everything to do with the methodology.
Deep connection is the antidote to madness.
Mental anguish always results from the avoidance of legitimate suffering.
I refuse to let the standards of evil people chip away at my capacity for integrity.
The whole purpose of propaganda is to make the obvious seem obscure, or offensive
The acknowledgement of having suffered evil is the greatest step forward in mental health.
If the majority is moral then why do they need to be ruled by a group of people who are power hungry and gun hungry and probably not quite so good? And evil people want two things: they want something for nothing, and to escape the consequences of their actions, which is pretty much the definition of what government is.
All money does with an empty heart is allow you to be miserable in style.
If we have a bitcoin universe, you don't get to print money for war.
You don't get to have money for a prison/industrial complex. You don't get money for a war on drugs. You have to ask the people.
So bitcoin gives us an opportunity to reclaim the power of the people to say yes or no to what the government claims that it wants to do.
No matter who you vote for, the government stays in power
There is no external solution to the problem of insecurity.
Pulse proximity is not intimacy.
The best way to look at countries on a map is like a chalk outline drawn by the police when someone dies what you are seeing with the borders are just outlines of historical crimes past warlords empires its nothing to be loyal to. Have loyalty to reason, to evidence, to ideals not to lines drawn up mostly by criminals.
You look back in time to when there was slavery and you think 'how did people even remotely believe that this was a good idea?'.It's incomprehensible for us to think of what the mindset was 100 or 200 years ago. I hope to make the present as incomprehensible to the future as the past is to us.
The major abscess in the mind is a lack of acknowledgement of evil.
The genuine values in America arose from rational thought and breaking with tradition, not from blind allegiance to dirt and cloth.
Love is an involuntary reaction to virtue.
We are supposed to call poison medicine and we wonder why we're always sick.
Social anxiety results from being around people who are resolutely opposed to who you are.
There is nothing that is going to make people hate you more, and love you more, than telling the truth.
We have won the time lottery of the last 4 billion years.
The government is a giant logjam in the eternal river of human potential.
There is going to be enormous amounts of resistance to the adoption of bitcoin, but I really believe that it's about the most peaceful revolution that we can have in this world.
The entire Nazi war machine was only possible because of past, present and future violations of the non aggression principle (achievable only through government).
If the sound of happy children is grating on your ears, I don't think it's the children who need to be adjusted.
The unconscious is the true accumulation of your history.
It can be accepted or rejected but it can't fundamentally be altered.
Statism ends with an eye roll.
Yes I pay taxes... There are no ethics in the face of coercion, that is blaming the victim. Focus on the man with the gun, not the man in the crosshairs trying to survive.
And this is what we called our childhoods.
Little more than a dress rehearsal for adding our digits to the butcher's bill of war.