Why Bucky Fuller’s Name Sometimes Appears Shortly After Mine
If adequate justice existed, I wouldn't choose to write with so many prepositional phrases and in so much third person. To quote Isaac Newton, "If I have seen further it is by standing on ye sholders of Giants." I'm privileged to have been given the opportunity to metaphorically stand on Bucky's and others' shoulders; in my personal case, Bucky being at the top of the list and near tying with Henry David Thoreau and many others. I add the caveat those Giants also metaphorically stood on other Giants' shoulders retrogressing millions of years if not more.
Most people I know were and continue to be given the same opportunity, but declined and continue to decline in favor of Bread and circuses. To again quote Isaac Newton, "I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." And to quote Martin Luther in my personally chosen paraphrased translation, "Here I stand, I can do no other."
I 100% agree with none of the above or yet to be named -- not even you :-) . The percentage of whatever intelligent disagreement we have, even if my writings survive my physical body, is The Dialectic.
Why I Add “ic” to Three Hated Words
(Five short paragraphs, Revision Two 5-31-2016, copyleft Peter Voluntaryistic Walker.)
Mark Twain (aka Samuel Clemens) said “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” The right word can also make the difference between freedom and incarceration or worse; especially in cases of public panic or martial law.
Some may feel offended or otherwise negative if I call myself an anarchist, and to such people my number one point is I don’t and am not. My number two point is I do and plan nothing of social impact other than (a) some discrete harmless charity activities and (b) exercising freedom of speech in win-win ways; that is, I may be critical of some people’s activities, but it’s constructive criticism that can only improve their interests the way detox improves the interests of a methamphetamine addict.
A third point is my use of the word “anarchistic” is in the context of rules-without-rulers, *not* no-rules. A ruler is by definition a person or group who initiates fraud/violence against others to coerce them into being ruled. Rulers are also by definition partially or fully exempt from rules.
A fourth point is I reluctantly benefit from social realities paid for through taxes, and taxes are by definition theft (involuntary resource transactions). Thus being a 100% anarchist would require me to get and stay off The State Grid; in my case a form of suicide. Being on the grid also equates to me having relationships that are less than 100% two-way voluntary; therefore, even though I strive towards the voluntary society, I’m not *yet* a 100% voluntaryist — and if you’re reading this neither are you — you are on The Grid.
Now for atheism. I’m atheistic rather than 100% atheist because I concede it’s (mega-giga-zeta remotely) possible some form of deity created what we humans call “the universe”, “reality”, etc. Some say I’m “agnostic”, but technically I’m a provisional deist; much closer to the typical atheist than the typical agnostic.
This mini-essay posted at http://www.petewalker.me/in-three-paragraphs-why-i-add-ic-to-three-hated-words/ and http://www.facebook.com/notes/peter-voluntaryist-walker/why-i-add-ic-to-three-hated-words/1241364789224672