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It's Okay To Be A Political Normie
Politics Is A Time-Consuming Endeavor
I used to be addicted to politics. I would watch everything I could, learning more about policy, legality, and the movements of the state.
I rode the Ron Paul rEVOLution train in my youth, becoming a certified anarcho-capitalist.
Debating people and learning more about politics was galvanizing. I gained insight into the world: the corruption, the failings, and the limitations. Within a few years, I learned that our system was broken and such brokenness was a feature, not a bug.
With my self-awareness came a pervasive nihilism. Politics was never going to work. We could not vote our way to sanity and freedom. The average voter was a slave, begging the ruling classes for crumbs and trinkets. The ruling classes were engorged on the riches they had stolen at gunpoint. And the elites stood in the center, profiting from it all.
After I left college, I settled on being ignorant of politics, policy, and law. I became closed-minded. Learning from thinkers like Rothbard, Molyneux, Rand, Mises, Tucker, and others helped me see the state's failings. I couldn’t return to 8th-grade civics or believe the government would serve my virtuous ends.
Now older and wiser, I recognize the reality I have always fought for: change happens at the individual level. If you want to make life better, then you make yourself better. Accept that the government will always do evil, the voter will never become virtuous, and the elites will profit from your suffering.
You can be a political normie. You don’t have to keep a watchful eye on the political theatre. You know the system is corrupt. Plan for their corruption to invade your life. Work harder so you can outstrip the collapse of our once-noble systems.
Become an individual. That is the only solution to your personal faults and society’s incompetence.
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Become An Individual Post Steps
Are you interested in creating blog posts? Today, I want to pull the curtain back and detail how I make my blog posts for Become An Individual.
This technique took around three years to perfect. I’ll describe it over the next few weeks.
Part 1: Idea Dumping
Develop the idea by asking the four questions. These answers serve as a rough outline:
What problems are you trying to solve?
Why does this problem exist?
Why should this problem be resolved?
How do you resolve the problem?
Create the outline
Write the rough draft
Write the first draft while making basic improvements to the flow and idea
Get the content to under 1,500 words. Can’t do it? Expand the topic in a later post
The process above usually lasts two-three days. I start by asking questions about the post. I want each post to address four questions to help guide my thoughts and ensure my writing has value.
Secondly, I create an outline. Admittedly, the outline, rough draft, and first draft can sometimes feel redundant. However, I’ve come to accept that doing these stages helps gather thoughts, add more, and subtract what isn’t needed.
By the first draft, I should have the post almost perfected. The only thing that should be lacking is grammar.
I also look at the word count. I want to have a hard limit of 1500 words. I will expand the topic into a new post if there are too many words.
Next week, I’ll review the second draft, links, actionables, and more.
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YOU MUST THINK BEYOND 8TH GRADE CIVICS - Politics is theatre. There are a few twists and turns, but ultimately, the result is the same: the powerful remain in power. The average voter believes strongly in the political process and its ability to serve him—such lies he was fed in 8th-grade civics class.
You must think beyond this mentality. Learn how to see past the veneer of 8th-grade civics when you read my post.
THREE RELIABLE WAYS TO BECOME MORE POLITICALLY INFORMED - Despite my anarchist tendencies, I do think we should engage with voting. Politics is not going away. We can vote for better leaders, especially locally, if we take the time to do so.
Learn more about how to become more politically informed.
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