I’ve had this idea for quite a while now and since my essay thing per every Monday, my blogs and basically everything has fallen away from me in time I suppose this is the least I can do. To digress within the first sentence (that takes talent folks!) for a second I suppose one of the biggest reasons I never kept up with these posts is that I started falling away from the idea that any of this had any use past personal development and it really wasn’t doing much for anyone else or helping anyone else. But I guess I’ve realized (if I could be a little egoist for a second here) that what really matters is my own development and intellectual growth and not necessarily how much others benefit from it. There’s always been a big conflict within me of how much I should care about other people’s opinions. On one hand I want to feel like I belong and want to feel like people respect me and my ideas and care about them but at the same time I don’t want to devolve into basically begging for readers and watering down what I think is a pretty radical notion. So it’s always been a constant conflict of me of what I should say to get the most people to actually give a damn about what I’m saying and just letting it go and doing my own things.
I suppose (to get back on topic finally) this is the latter movement within my mind. I’m not gonna do this feature to gain popularity or get people to care more about me but for my own personal development (especially intellectually) that I feel like I really need to do.
In the first (and hopefully not last) installment I’ll be doing Responses and Reflections to Common Sense which was originally a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine and helped instigate the war of independence for the US against the UK. So obviously this is a pretty important document and one that I think could use a left-wing market anarchist analysis of. The constant battle of radicalism I feel is one of perspective and I want to touch on this in perhaps (gasp!) an essay and probably as I go along in this edition of Responses and Reflections. I think that this will not only help develop my own beliefs and my responses to the radicals of classical liberal who had mistaken ideas of government but also general ideas and thoughts on history, political philosophy and much more.
I hope you guys enjoy it but more importantly I hope I can grown from this and start to become more consistent in my proclamations on this blog. I understand that’s one of the many reasons why a lot of things I do is never really that popular besides the fact that I’m so sporadic in my activity (like some sort of schizo/manic depressant or something…). So I hope this marks another new beginning in the blog and I start to take things a bit more seriously and a lot more of a chance for personal growth.