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Traits of True Teachers of Liberty #4: Patience

The Spirit of Liberty speaks to us in a half-whispered voice: "If you patiently build it, they will come."

It's hard to say if our dear friends in the Free State Project are patient. Because they advertise themselves as an effort to encourage thousands of liberty loving people to immigrate to New Hampshire in the hopes of creating an intense focus of education and influence toward their goal: Liberty In Our Lifetime.

"Liberty In Our Lifetime" is an appealing mantra which can sound less like fantasy, maybe even realistic, to young people who have many years yet to live. In their minds it is a heroic goal which subconsciously engenders a sense of urgency similar to "A Worldwide Caliphate In Our Lifetime" for young Islamic radicals, or "A Utopian Dictatorship In Our Lifetime" for Liberal-Progressive Democrats. We all appreciate the motivation of: "Let's get it done ... now!"

Hearing this, many older men and women peacefully smile. Their lifetime has taught them it will be done when the universe is darn good and ready. They know impatience actually holds their goal off at arm's length, so to speak, and often creates serious problems. Impatience is a self-imposed bondage which these older and wiser folks do not experience. They feel free. Feeling free, they are extending freedom to the world.

This series of articles has repeatedly emphasized that every moment we are teaching what we are experiencing inside. To really teach freedom, we must be free. To the degree men and women are free inside themselves of ego bondage, they are teaching freedom to everyone.

"But how can a liberty lover be patient when every day brings more slavery to liberal-progressive Utopian fantasies and heightened threat from radical Islamic insanity?"

We are patient because we know the final result. We know liberty is our natural condition, and unnatural circumstances carry the seeds of their own destruction.

Men and women need political liberty to experience the fullness of life. They need to be free to follow the guidance of their spirit to their highest well-being. They need freedom to experience the consequences of their mistakes so their lessons become integrated deep inside themselves. Nothing is more sure than mankind's progress depending on liberty.

Likewise, nothing is more certain than liberty ultimately prevailing. The natural condition cannot be ignored forever. We can speed up the time it takes to build liberty by reconsidering all past habits, abandoning those which are actually self-sabotaging, and adopting wiser and more efficient strategies. But we cannot change the end result. The social expressions of the nature of mankind cannot fail to evolve to a mode of liberty.

Those who understand the certainty of the liberty outcome have no fear of liberal-progressive Utopians. Any such forced Utopian system is destined to self-destruct, as Ayn Rand showed in her novel Atlas Shrugged. Although the strategy John Galt used in Atlas Shrugged did indeed serve to speed up the downfall of the story's liberal-progressive rulers, when John is compared to his buddies Francisco d'Anconia and Ragnar Danneskjöld ... we see John lived in supreme patience.

Neither is there any fear of Islamic militants in one who is certain liberty will prevail. The worship of death is unnatural, so those Muslims who worship death merely defeat their own life. Life always prevails ... patience always prevails.

A man or woman who is free of the self-imprisoning ego device of impatience is a true teacher of liberty.

Our dear friends in the Free State Project ... do they feel the peace and joy and love and freedom of patience? Hopefully. Because a true teacher of liberty understands with his or her entire heart and soul that liberty is inevitable, and therefore any piece by piece steps taken in building liberty are experienced as the happy peace by peace steps of patience.

To fully grasp how insane the psychology of modern "liberal progressives" really is, read Ayn Rand's novel "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

"I think of myself as a freedom zealot."


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