Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson's idea of an attractive campaign statement: "Mitt Romney is without one molecule of brain." Seems maybe it takes one to know one. For this is certainly the kind of statement which might be made by a very little mind which thinks itself very big.
Once again this election cycle libertarian candidates flaunt their signature arrogance and disrespect. Once again, as in years past, libertarians continue to sabotage their cause by spending an inordinate amount of time, money, and energy complaining about the other guys and bad-mouthing the other guys instead of building something positive, wonderful, and amazing which people could not fail to be attracted to.
Libertarians still need to learn that if they build it, people will come.
As you watch the above video carefully, engage your imagination powerfully. In your mind make the following substitutions:
When you see baseball players in the background, imagine instead they are America's Founding Fathers.
When Terence Mann (James Earl Jones) says, "The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball," change it in your mind to, "The one constant through all the years has been political liberty."
When Mann says, "America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again." in your mind hear instead, "America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But liberty has marked the time. This idea, this dream: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again."
Then maybe watch the video yet another time, paying attention to Annie's brother, Mark, imagining in your mind that Mark (Timothy Busfield) is your ego:
When Mark says, "Ray, just sign the papers," imagine it's your ego saying, "Just give in. Don't think you can create change."
And a little later, "Ray, when the bank opens in the morning ... they'll foreclose," that's your ego saying, "It's hopeless, the political elite are too entrenched, too powerful."
And later still, "Ray, you will lose everything. You will be evicted," is your ego's final threat, "All will be lost! You will be done for!"
But don't listen to your ego.
"People will come, Ray. People will come." is the voice of your holy spirit of liberty, which resides much deeper inside than your ego.
"If you build it, they will come!" is your holy spirit calling you to build something wondrous which people will be attracted to without even knowing why.
The American Founding Fathers built something marvelous. Now in the 21st Century it's time to build something that reminds people of the Founding Father's legacy yet forgives their mistakes and expands upon their dream.
Will you build a liberty enclave similar to Galt's Gulch, yet an enclave that doesn't hide but shines in all it's glory? Will you build a free state in which you have convinced men and women to secede from the corrupt Union? Will you build a Restored U.S. Constitution like this one: U.S. Constitution Restored ?
Don't listen to your ego which will guide you to drop out, hide out, perish the dream that "liberty for all" as unattainable. Don't sign your life away, as if nobody else can see what you see possible. Listen to your holy spirit heard inside, which will guide you to build something which will open people's eyes and prove irresistible to them.
Quiet your intellect and listen inside. A still, small voice is speaking to you. It is your holy spirit of liberty gently urging you to BUILD SOMETHING. People will come.
To understand the insane psychology of modern "liberal progressives," read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged."
"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles