19 03 11 - 08:19From the mailbag:
do we really need to go to the level of jihad for making a point?
why cant i just live the way i enjoy, the way i enjoy watching some stupid channel? why should we be so concerned about how other people think and work...and in that context how is anarchism wrong if all we have to do is be self-righteous and do jihad.
Life is jihad. You either do the things that you know will bring good consequences, or you are acting as a force of stagnation, entropy, calcification and decay. Relevance is achieved by doing what makes sense and what makes life better. All actions have consequences; if not by direct physical response, by creation of patterns of similar events. You sit on your ass watching TV, and then others start to see that as acceptable, and soon you have an ass-sitting stupid-TV-watching culture. Your actions define your values. Your values are what other people emulate, either as positive means or as lowest common denominators.
Anarchism, liberalism, leftism, progressivism and other illlusory beliefs bring about bad consequences. They invoke good feelings, but don't care about the consequences beyond those feelings. As a result, they sew destruction and decay in their wake. To a nihilist, nothing has any meaning except its consequences on reality as known by its consistent natural laws of interaction. For that reason, anarchism/liberalism/etc are superfluous and as pointless as worship of dualistic deities.