The Handbook of Human Ownership

A friend and cohort recently sent me a link to the Handbook of Human Ownership: A Manual for New Tax Farmers by Stefan Molyneaux of Free Domain Radio. I don’t agree with every point he makes, but the satirical and wry delivery of a supposed powered elite’s motivations, their twisted view of history and philosophy is fairly compelling. I may just be a newly devoted listener to this spectacular “veneer of critical thinking.

“If a reporter imagines that he is some sort of free-thinking iconoclast, he is in complete denial about the reality of his enslavement. This denial always manifests itself in hysterical attacks against anyone who dares to point it out, or who actually is a free thinker… To sum up: if we attack the slaves, we lose. If the slaves attack each other, which is so easy to orchestrate, we win.”

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  • Calypso_1

    Hey Zenc, when you saw this title was the content what you were expecting?

  • Ittabena

    Ah, the magic of perception. I remember one of Russ Kick’s books had an article on the power of words and their usage, but I digress…

    I am a half hour into it and cannot find a place that I disagree with so far. And before I forget, thank you for finding this, I love it. I will say that he is simplifying here and there and though it seems that he is making assumptions, I assure you he is speaking the truth. He is just leaving out some of the detail.
    But hey, the film is already an hour and a half. The “forest for the trees” type of stuff here, but didn’t Jefferson recommend questioning everything? I believe he also warned us about the very conditions which have led us to this place.

    I don’t know if it comes in later but do you know what the rule for a corporation was 100 years ago? It was a short term charter and only granted if the corporation could show that it was serving the public interest. Renewal of charters were handled in the same manner. Now? Corporations are persons and the only ones who have the right to contribute without limit to our election hopefuls. WTF?

    Now just because they are turning up the heat gradually, the frog doesn’t know he is getting hot, but he is.

    Very good, thanks again for posting this.

  • http://twitter.com/MASSAGRABBER Bert Nowak

    Agree? I think it is satire and he has that self deprecating sense of humour that is to my liking.

    When he speaks of the impoverished will and mind, I think of schooling.

    That implies there is actions taken (homeschooling) parents do (so fortunate). They can enhance this alchemical mix, a constituent assembly of molecules and spirit.

    How deprecated we have become is an action plan fulfilled! He knows this truth.
    If he fondles a fact such as this, it also is an act of imprecision, perhaps not very helpful but I hope it is designed for the benefit of satire.
    I am not a self hating human being.

  • happypedro

    It´s interesting. I have seen other things by this guy, and in general he has good info and poitnts, but… it has the tinge of propaganda — mixing a lot of truth with some details that can be potentially very dangerous. As far as I have seen thus far, he´s an American-style Libertarian — a particular strain that Chomsky described as tyrannical. All for the individual, very little sense of community, a “free market” dude. Keeping your wealth important, helping the poor laughable, kind of thing. If you look closely at this guy´s background, his philosophy, it comes close to an Ayn Rand kind of perspective, and Rand admired a serial killer of young girls for his free individual free thinking capacities. So, in the end, probably not wise to take anyone as being 100% correct, and to question what even seems obviously true…

    • http://twitter.com/MASSAGRABBER massagrabber

      I think you are right!
      I have a book Ayn Rand wrote and it seemed to be an apology for the cold crusty view she made fame from. ANTHEM
      I think Stephan ought to think on it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/craig.bickford.5 Craig Bickford

        All very good points. Allot of good ideas here mixed with some twisted ideas, like the pervasive socialism in our current government.

  • http://www.facebook.com/craig.bickford.5 Craig Bickford

    There is a fair amount of socialistic hatred here in this, especially the ruse that Social Security is bankrupt. This notion has been circulatiung for decades, and miraculously it is still here and does not borrow to fund itself. The opposite is actually true, as the Soc. Sec. coffers are ergularly raided for other government spending.

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