Here’s a video by Larken Rose called “The Tiny Dot.” It’s a very simplified view of government and taxes.
But sometimes making complicated topics extremely simple helps look a things from a new perspective.
I don’t know much about Larken Rose. I’ve heard one interview with him, and he has some interesting ideas. He has a new book (this video is a promotion for said book) titled The Most Dangerous Superstition. His ideas seem to center around the idea of self-reliance and local communities.
The “superstition” Larken’s book discusses is our belief in the need for authority. We all seem to believe that we need an authority to keep the world running smoothly. Larken thinks we can do a better job without this authority. He doesn’t claim to have the answers to accomplish monumental task, but he does create an interesting line of thought.
Anarchy? Based on the Wikipedia definition, Larken’s theories seem to fall under the “anarchy” label.
Ignorance? Brainwashed? Maturing? Anarchy use to carry a negative connotation in my mind, but Larken’s ideas have a spark of simplicity that seems to apply to the world today.
Given the current state of broken political and economic systems worldwide, should we continue to put our faith in this “authority?” Has the “authority” demonstrated its expertise in management of the welfare of the whole?
Would self-reliance, strong community values, and management on a local level be a stronger approach?…could it be worse than what we have?
“The Tiny Dot” is definitely simple, but sometimes simple carries the strongest message.
I’m not motivated to read his book because I feel like I get the gist of the thoughts, but mainly because I think a lot of the current events need to sort themselves out regardless of different philosophical and political perspectives, but the message of “power to the people” does seem carry some value…especially if/when corners are turned and tough questions start to be asked.