Where is Robert Heinlein when I really need him

Where is Robert Heinlein when I really need him?
© Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2010; all rights reserved

Where have libertarians gone?  Libertarians whose root is liberty, not liberal or conservative; liberty, that fundamental belief that sovereignty stems from the individual who yields a portion of his or her sovereignty to society and state but only a part, and that what he or she retains is liberty comprised of fundamental rights, rights no one gives, rights which are inherent.

How did libertarians become supporters of states’ rights, which ought to be an oxymoron in libertarian lexicon?  States have no rights, only delegated sovereignty!

Epiphany:  States’ rights are just a way to dilute or destroy individual rights.  They always have been.  It’s their organic imperative from a memeological perspective.

Look at the causes they champion: slavery, integration, homophobia, religious intolerance, bigotry: all divisions among human beings.  Of course: all of the latter are intimately related to the former.  Can it be that states’ rights are the antithesis to human rights, liberty, peace, prosperity and happiness?

But wait, just which states are we talking about?  Is it just that federal phenomenon where the battle has most recently played out, where it’s playing out today?  Anyone for tea?

No, not really, not when you really open your eyes and start to evaluate things for what they are; not that common an occurrence among us moderns, especially this week, the first in November, 2010.  Well, perhaps only “especially” from today’s perspective.  Who knows what tomorrow will bring or what yesterday was really like.

Divisiveness seems to be a congenital, inherited disease that inherently infects all states for what are states but devices to divide and isolate humans from one another, to pit us against each other in competitive battles that redound not to our benefit but to that of unseen masters.  That’s true whether the state is a city-state or an empire.

Perhaps it’s even true of families.  Perhaps it’s true of friendship?

Can that be true?

Where is this leading?

Where is Robert Heinlein when I really need him?

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