Why I don’t look at the “news”

By MamaLiberty

I happened to look at the “news” today… an increasingly rare thing as the world seems to spiral into more and more insanity. I didn’t click the “more” link on any of them, and found myself responding to most of them this way:

1. Who honestly cares? I do not recognize any other person or entity as having any legitimate authority over my life or property.
2. So what? I do not recognize any obligation not to “offend” or hurt the feelings of others by my honest thoughts and words. I will never willingly harm an innocent person, but I have no obligation to cater to their ideas of politically correct speech or behavior. I am obligated only not to aggress against them… or anyone else.
3. None of my business.
4. I have no idea who this is…   (Obviously a product of not reading the “news” or looking at any “entertainment” sources. I don’t have a TV, and don’t go to movies…)
5. or, again, why would I care what they think or believe? Has nothing to do with me… or at least shouldn’t.
6. I don’t want or need any “president” or other “representative.” I don’t “vote” or engage in any political activities.
7. I have zero interest in anything to do with the “constitution” or any other document pretending to represent the bogus “authority” of government.

On the other hand, this is what I base my beliefs and opinions on:

1. I own my life and body. I am completely responsible for that life and body.
2. I owe “allegiance” to no person or entity on earth, including any “god”…  If I choose to obligate myself, I will fulfill my commitment.
3. What I do “owe,” to every person on earth, is non-aggression. I will not attack or harm any innocent being if I can at all avoid it.
4. By the same logic and necessity, I will defend myself – including the use of lethal force – if attacked.
5. I will mind my own business, and seriously encourage everyone else to do the same.

What I can’t figure out is why anyone would base their life on anything else.

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3 Responses to Why I don’t look at the “news”

  1. Darkwing says:

    Wonderful words.

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    • MamaLiberty says:

      Thanks, my friend. I’m having a harder time thinking of anything to write these days. Seems I’ve already said it, one time or another, and it all seems so simple I can’t see much reason to repeat myself. 🙂

      The world is due for another very rough time, and I suspect that the suffering and death may exceed anything that has ever come before. We can only hope that better days will follow. Nothing is forever.

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