Many of us have been experiencing that internal struggle the last few years. You know, that “I want to win this battle by spreading love, kindness, compassion, etc… but I'm also raging mad at these power hungry, maniacal a-holes!!”
We’ve all been there to some degree since we were blessed with the ‘rona. Some of us are better than others at managing that mental tug-of-war. Some on our “side” are fierce warriors furiously taking down the powers that be. Others are able to stay calm and teach us ways to opt out or to find peace and happiness amid all the madness. Many of us oscillate between the two.
So, what’s the right approach? The truth is, both are ok, even necessary. Ultimately, all of us want a world where we can be free to peacefully go about our business – to build a life unencumbered by those who would seek to control, manipulate, or regulate our choices. Our Utopia is a world filled with free and peaceful interactions – to be left alone.
One way to look at this is to look at war and military as the analogy. A non-aggression, or call it libertarian, approach would be to never fight preemptive wars, engage in imperialistic aggressions, or police the world. But the non-aggression principle certainly does not mean one must not have a military at all or not fiercely defend himself. On the contrary, “Walk softly and carry a big stick” is a mantra embraced by those in this camp. Fighting in defense of natural rights and freedoms in no way violates the principles of peace and non-aggression.
And make no mistake, we are at war. This time there are no bombs, or tanks, or guns. This is a psychological war, a spiritual war. Through lies, manipulation, censorship and unjust legislation our way of life is under attack. Our kids’ futures are being threatened.
Our message will always be one of peace, community, and freedom. But it’s ok to fight for these things. These ideals are not compromised by our ferocity.
The TWF Team