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    Paleo hasn't affected my politics, more the other way around, really. Ever since high school I've been becoming much more libertarian/minarchist. (I don't think there should be no government, but it should be minute, with most of the power in the individual, then local governments, and then radiate out from there). My beliefs began pulling me towards local and sustainable food and other products for awhile now and then I stumbled upon Cordain's book. We need much less government.

    I highly recommend everyone watch John Stossel's "Illegal Everything". Just search Youtube. Quite honesty, while not everyone may agree with the drug or prostitution beliefs, even if you love government, if you can watch that video without going "We have gone way to far", you are either very mentally damaged or a politician...but I repeat myself. (props to Twain!)

    We need a revamp of America's political system, big time...it honestly worries me, unless we have a real change towards more personal liberty, personal responsibility, personal reliance, and small and limited government, I really believe our government is just going to become more and more repressive and tyrannical; there are already to many similarities between our government and 1984 to make me feel comfortable....

    "Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer. Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise. For were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform and irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver; but that not being the case, he finds it necessary to surrender up a part of his property to furnish means for the protection of the rest; and this he is induced to do by the same prudence which in every other case advises him, out of two evils to choose the least. Wherefore, security being the true design and end of government, it unanswerably follows that whatever form thereof appears most likely to ensure it to us, with the least expense and greatest benefit, is preferable to all others."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    The roots of government-subsidized HFCS lay in late 18th century England with the Enclosure Acts. Common lands that once fed commoners with a variety of staple foods were appropriated, consolidated and turned into grain export machines.
    This is key to understanding how we got to the problems of today.

    Why were the Enclosure Acts enacted? The common land was too crowded...

    Though I'm not religious, I imagine the garden of eden fable, and the "evil apple" story simply represents the start of agriculture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goneprimal View Post
    This is key to understanding how we got to the problems of today.

    Why were the Enclosure Acts enacted? The common land was too crowded...

    Though I'm not religious, I imagine the garden of eden fable, and the "evil apple" story simply represents the start of agriculture.
    I've thought the same thing. The story of Adam and Eve and the Fall could a story telling memory of humans having to make a hardship transition from the Ice Age Paleolithic into the climate changed Neolithic. We tend to think of the Ice Age as being a time of hardship but at its end a lot of the prey humans relied upon died out and they were force to fall back onto their survival foods such as grains.
    Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Perfidy View Post
    Mm I love it when they talk dirty...lol Perfidy'll rip that whole thing down honey, felonious like. Since you asked so nicely.



    did you note the commonality and disparity? It seems like primal people in general share a suspicion of centralized power, and the ones who do not are essentially testifying that around them, people will not go hungry or fear for their safety.



    lol perhaps. The goal of government is to dominate human behavior with fear of force, and it does seem to be doing this quite well. In any given week I can point to a personal friend who has suffered some degree of financial or physical harm as a result of impositions of the State.

    I think that you should look into that Austrian school stuff some other posters were repping- it seems to be the Economics of the future intelligent people.

    That being said, where do you travel and among whom do you move that you see efficiency of government? I am assuming that you do not mean Efficient as I do, and mean to say that government maintains general welfare as effectively as it can be maintained, which is to say, are just wrong. Haha sorry- I can't walk ten paces in any direction without running into someone getting fucked over, denied, forbidden, or cut off, except if I find someone gaming the system and nakedly abusing public money with fraud.



    are you a virgin or something? lol I never would have imagined hearing a girl mention "efficiency" so many times...Why is it important that we are efficient? When we lived primitively as aboriginal atavistic chimpanzee cannabis initiates, we accomplished very little in the realm of measurable development of systems. We were efficient enough to fill our bellies and keep warm while we slept and probably to trade with our mates baubles and tokens of our esteem and ability. We danced and got high and shit. Why would efficiency be a priority that supercedes contentment or harmony or something with more intrinsic value to the senses and psyche?

    haha fuck the economy and fuck the production of conventional commodity toxicity and shocks to our biology and clocks and profit and automated robotic petroleum entire planetary sodomy and industry and hierarchy propped up by electronic hypnotic pop lobotomy. Man is not a unit of production and the word "human resources" should register as disgusting.



    you know that not a single government worker does anything that anyone asked for, right? A lot of dependents demanded a share of some spoils, but no one approached a government service and said, "Hey ya know what? You are the best game in town- let me be your customer." They literally physically point guns at you and extract the taxes that fund their pensions and you are defending this activity as a benefit to society, like the fact that the piece of shit welfare fraud clerk sadist nasty piece of shit down the street having time to "drive consumerism" by buying things that my wife can't afford despite hard work is somehow something that enriches me.



    lol

    efficiency is a synonym for tight fisted restricted frigid clitoral limits and a diminishing inhibited primitive illness that manifests as sadistic controlling impositions on individual decisions. How many peanuts I can shell in an hour ain't shit to you- I never said that I would help you with shit, I never heard you promise me anything, and it is wrong for either of us to expect the other to behave according to what is good for ourselves, and disregard their own motivations and goals.



    ok I am going to bite already...lol.

    What is this goal for which "our" system must work so efficiently? How can a system do anything, actually? "System" is a construct of the human mind- a label that we apply to tangible actors and living specimens among us in the natural and sensable world. It is not an entity- it makes no decisions, has no brain or heart or blood or body- it doesn't hug or protect or feed or do anything that you seem to be alluding to. People do those things, in whose mind is this word and construct called "system," which then aligns their behavior with its coded assumptions and demands.

    I don't wanna go to Mars- I don't give a fuck about infrastructure and I'd rather people live in the wild prairie with a total absence of factory farming and sedentary consumption- that is my idea of efficient nutritional and fitness production, but there's no money to be won and no control in it and if we mumble demands for it we are bludgeoned with truncheons so fuck all of it. Myself I am done with it and want nothing to do with the system's corruption.



    haha why I was gentle baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Perfidy View Post
    I think that you should look into that Austrian school stuff some other posters were repping- it seems to be the Economics of the future intelligent people.
    Oooo, read the wikipedia page and it has piqued my interest. Thank you for that suggestion

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Perfidy View Post
    That being said, where do you travel and among whom do you move that you see efficiency of government? I am assuming that you do not mean Efficient as I do, and mean to say that government maintains general welfare as effectively as it can be maintained, which is to say, are just wrong. Haha sorry- I can't walk ten paces in any direction without running into someone getting fucked over, denied, forbidden, or cut off, except if I find someone gaming the system and nakedly abusing public money with fraud.
    Never did I say that government was efficient. I stated that humans are good at being efficient, and that we are just operating under an inefficient government system. We make changes gradually that make the government system more efficient, but I believe that advancement of technology must play a role in that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Perfidy View Post
    are you a virgin or something? lol I never would have imagined hearing a girl mention "efficiency" so many times...Why is it important that we are efficient? When we lived primitively as aboriginal atavistic chimpanzee cannabis initiates, we accomplished very little in the realm of measurable development of systems. We were efficient enough to fill our bellies and keep warm while we slept and probably to trade with our mates baubles and tokens of our esteem and ability. We danced and got high and shit. Why would efficiency be a priority that supercedes contentment or harmony or something with more intrinsic value to the senses and psyche?
    Efficiency isn't a priority - it's embedded in our nature. It's embedded in nature, period. Because once we do an action, there will be something else in the system to balance it. And that is very efficient.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Perfidy View Post
    haha fuck the economy and fuck the production of conventional commodity toxicity and shocks to our biology and clocks and profit and automated robotic petroleum entire planetary sodomy and industry and hierarchy propped up by electronic hypnotic pop lobotomy. Man is not a unit of production and the word "human resources" should register as disgusting.
    No, you wouldn't want to think it like that. But in the big picture, it's true. He is a unit of production, and is valuable to others just as he finds value in others. He can be happy and sad and everything that goes with emotional well-being. But in the end, that's what man really is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Perfidy View Post
    you know that not a single government worker does anything that anyone asked for, right? A lot of dependents demanded a share of some spoils, but no one approached a government service and said, "Hey ya know what? You are the best game in town- let me be your customer." They literally physically point guns at you and extract the taxes that fund their pensions and you are defending this activity as a benefit to society, like the fact that the piece of shit welfare fraud clerk sadist nasty piece of shit down the street having time to "drive consumerism" by buying things that my wife can't afford despite hard work is somehow something that enriches me.
    So, there is basically someone who doesn't value something as much as you. So, what? Doesn't that just mean that you will be satisfied with less, and basically will be hurt less by anything that hits you because you are easily satisfied? I'm not saying that it's an ideal situation to be, emotionally, to not be able to make as much money as someone who is immoral or less capable at a certain skill as you. But it balances. They will be hit harder when times get rough, just like they benefit more when times are good.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Perfidy View Post
    ok I am going to bite already...lol.

    What is this goal for which "our" system must work so efficiently? How can a system do anything, actually? "System" is a construct of the human mind- a label that we apply to tangible actors and living specimens among us in the natural and sensable world. It is not an entity- it makes no decisions, has no brain or heart or blood or body- it doesn't hug or protect or feed or do anything that you seem to be alluding to. People do those things, in whose mind is this word and construct called "system," which then aligns their behavior with its coded assumptions and demands.
    True, but I don't know how else to describe it. The world in which we live in is a system, with all the intangible interlinked connections, interlinked resources, means of production, etc. And right now it's inefficient.

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    haha why I was gentle baby.
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by goneprimal View Post
    Why were the Enclosure Acts enacted? The common land was too crowded...
    They were enacted to raise more money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sakura_girl View Post
    Oooo, read the wikipedia page and it has piqued my interest. Thank you for that suggestion
    Murray Rothbard is real good too, like his language is plain and grasp of the deeper issues is evident in even the lighter commentary.

    But I should say in fairness that I have a lot of issues with the "free-market" crowd and regularly engage in flame warfare on forums with their many boring conformist ayn rand wanna-be protestant-ethic obsolete prophets.



    Never did I say that government was efficient. I stated that humans are good at being efficient, and that we are just operating under an inefficient government system. We make changes gradually that make the government system more efficient, but I believe that advancement of technology must play a role in that.
    I thought that you said, "but this system seems to be the most efficent now," or something to that effect.

    I wouldn't argue that we are bad at efficiency, but would add that government exists to limit that tendency.

    Efficiency isn't a priority - it's embedded in our nature. It's embedded in nature, period. Because once we do an action, there will be something else in the system to balance it. And that is very efficient.
    Really? I think that we move toward INstability and IMbalance with action- when a father smacks a kid, that kid goes to school and smacks a class-mate, who goes home and smacks his dog, whose mother smacks his father. lol The first smacked kid doesn't go out and hug a cripple or protect the gay kid at school or some shit.


    No, you wouldn't want to think it like that. But in the big picture, it's true. He is a unit of production, and is valuable to others just as he finds value in others. He can be happy and sad and everything that goes with emotional well-being. But in the end, that's what man really is.
    a unit of production? lol

    We the final product baby.

    So, there is basically someone who doesn't value something as much as you. So, what? Doesn't that just mean that you will be satisfied with less, and basically will be hurt less by anything that hits you because you are easily satisfied?
    ...


    uhhh no. LOL that's how you took it? No it means that I have to tell my wife, "Sue gets to go on vacation because she is good at lying and stealing money, and has no job consequently. You have to get back to work baby." Fuck sue- if I honestly thought that I could succeed in doing so, I'd get on a dirt bike and murder everyone like her until I came to the shores at the end of the continent.

    I'm not saying that it's an ideal situation to be, emotionally, to not be able to make as much money as someone who is immoral or less capable at a certain skill as you. But it balances. They will be hit harder when times get rough, just like they benefit more when times are good.
    no when times are tough the government and its parasite attachments get fatter.

    True, but I don't know how else to describe it. The world in which we live in is a system, with all the intangible interlinked connections, interlinked resources, means of production, etc. And right now it's inefficient.
    no- the world just is. I thought you were into Asian traditions...lol What about Lao Tsu? Siddhartha? "System" is how your ego makes sense of what is happening around you.
    "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

    Jack london, "Before Adam"

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    I have found that the Paleo way is very compatible with a liberty-minded-Ron-Paul-damn-the-man kind of attitude...

    My kind of people. Heck, even over at Ron Paul Forums, there is a thread on Paleo... One of the greatest minds in Libertarian circles, namely Tom Woods, just went Paleo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jllundqu View Post
    I have found that the Paleo way is very compatible with a liberty-minded-Ron-Paul-damn-the-man kind of attitude...
    Occupy is "damn-the-man". Paulista's are radical-chic Republicans.

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    Occupy is "damn-the-man". Paulista's are radical-chic Republicans.
    That is a false & misleading statement
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