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Number 540, October 11, 2009

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Wild Men Needed!
by Paul Bonneau

Attribute to The Libertarian Enterprise

With all the usual forum talk about what is going on lately, this thought occurred to me. What we need is wild men.

Not completely wild of course. The Vikings were pretty darn wild. That might be going a bit overboard.

But wild enough. When it comes time to "reset" a society, the situation we have now, there needs to be somebody to do the job. Somebody who is at least a bit wild. Somebody who will, well, shoot back.

Stefan Molyneux discusses this in his highly mind-altering discussion about the Matrix. In it, he points out that in effect, we are living on farms. Farms have farm animals. Farm animals are not wild. A lot of men are at best, "free-range chickens".

In humanity's worst-ever killing field, the Chinese Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution, is it coincidence that it took place in the tamest society on earth? China has been civilized for longer than about any other society. Chinese are not "wild", generally speaking.

Wild men do not follow leaders as tame men always do, except perhaps for people they know personally—and that only temporarily. Vikings did go out in groups after all. But they were small groups, and the leader may have been that because he had personally, with his own hands, whupped the asses of every other man on board. Different kind of leader, that. Most of the times, wild men don't need leaders, and do what they want.

That's another reason wild men are needed. They have lines in the sand, stuff they won't put up with. Stuff that gets in the way of what they want to do with their life. Now, tame men also have lines in the sand; but they are usually drawn in the wrong place, such as at the threshold to Bergen-Belsen, where it is way too late to do anything.

Do people ever ask themselves, "What restrains the parasites?"

Although it often appears there are no restraints, still, we are armed, for example. And gun rights are even advancing. Why is that? Why didn't we have a general confiscation decades ago? Why is America not England?

Fear. The parasites fear pushing the wild men too far. It sure ain't a piece of parchment, or respect for traditions and elders, or legal arguments, or morality that restrains them. It's fear. Americans, not English, buy an army's worth of guns and ammo as the result of an election. That makes for more fear. That's another reason we need wild men: we need more fear by the parasites. More fear, more self-restraint.

When Mencken wrote, "Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats," he was speaking to the wild men. When he wrote, "All I ask is freedom. When it is denied, as it always is, I take it anyhow," he was speaking to the wild men. Tame men don't talk like that or think like that. It would be too upsetting. It would be politically incorrect, if not completely illegal.

Are there enough wild men in America to do the job? I think so. Mike Vanderboegh thinks 3% is enough. We should find out soon, because even if the ruling class is fearful, they also never know when to stop. They are not very intelligent. The parasites also multiply without end. So, the reset will happen.

The earlier, the better. We've put it off far too long already.

By the way, this article also applies to women. It just wouldn't have read quite as well had I put everywhere, "wild men and women".


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