Category Archives: Synergy

Corresponds to the “rainbow” articles. Ideas that impact many values.

My Evil Plans for 2014

The author plotting and scheming with his partner, Professor Darkness.

The author plotting and scheming with his partner, Professor Darkness.

The NSA has turned inwards, making the right of privacy a joke. Rogue police departments have graduated from writing spurious traffic tickets to performing civil asset forfeitures without any evidence of guilt. ObamaCare proceeds. The Republican Party continues its slide into unintelligence. And I have done next to nothing about it.

Oh, I did a cosmetic makeover of holisticpolitics.org, and I started an abortive project over at nationaldebtsolutions.org. But for the most part I was quiescent politically. 2013 was a year of retrenchment, plotting, preparing…bwahahahaha!

Progress is slowly being made on that Internet startup which might give me the resources to start that new political party. But don’t hold your breath. It won’t turn me into a celebrity billionaire this year.

I did make major progress enhancing my environment for doing some serious writing. Here is a “before” picture of my office: cluttered indeed, with my back to the entrance. Most distracting.

My cluttered office, with chair confined to mat.

My cluttered office, with chair confined to mat.

On a fey rampage, I decided to tear out the carpet which covered 70% of the floor, to use the original hardwood floor.

Pulling up carpet.

Pulling up carpet.

But oops! The finish was worn out, and there was carpet glue residue on the floor.

So I got my local building contractor to sand and refinish the floor. Better, no?

floorRestored

Then I built another computer table for my linux machine. (I like to build my own computer tables as I like them higher than ordinary desks so I can rest my elbows on my chair while typing. I also like deep work spaces to accommodate my growing farsightedness.)

New computer table under construction.

New computer table under construction.

Finally, no more rebooting between operating systems! I can just roll my chair between running machines. My workflow is enhanced.  Now if I can just figure out linux-windows networking so I don’t have to use a thumb drive…

My office, updated!

My office, updated!

With office thus enhanced it is time to implement the next phase of my evil plans for world liberation. In 2014 I intend to:

  1. Reform the financial system
  2. Win the War on Terror
  3. Restore lost civil liberties, including the now-neglected 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th,  8th, 9th, and 10th Amendment rights.

OK, I won’t accomplish any of the above in a mere year. But I hope to lay out ideas and strategies for doing the above so you, my readers, can begin making headway. Here is a taste of what is to come:

For reforming the financial system, we will explore where we can replace government micromanagement with accountability, debt with equity, and positive feedback with stability.

For the War on Terror, we will explore ideas from the green, good-government, conservative, and libertarian playbooks to defund and demotivate the world’s terrorists, to reduce their number and power to the point where they can once again be treated as common criminals instead of an excuse to scrap traditional liberties.

For civil liberties at home, we will explore ways to fight crime in ways compatible with the Bill of Rights. When crime is rampant, The People will not condone letting out criminals on a technicality, and I don’t blame them. Fortunately we options for greatly reducing the crime rate other than unleashing Dirty Harry or resorting to paramilitary policing. I’ll also reveal some anti-corruption measures which are not “anti-cop.”

 

2013: Time for a Makeover

Twelve years ago I started a book — An Eco Manifesto — which was going to reveal the many overlaps between green and libertarian values, between ecology and free market economics. I got nearly 50,000 words written before I admitted to myself that I didn’t have the time to get these ideas polished enough toContinue Reading

Latest Updates

Oops! Still quiet here on the Holistic Politics blog. But I have been busy elsewhere. My updated political quiz is now in beta release. It is significantly longer than the old quiz, and it covers issues I shied away in earlier versions: abortion and foreign intervention. Preliminary stats indicate that the new version is moreContinue Reading

Politics in Four Dimensions

For quite some time on the main site I had a logo which was labeled “liberty, equality, nature.” Meanwhile, the “books” were either red for equality, green for nature, or blue for morality. I had a mismatch. Morality belonged in the logo, and maybe I needed to add some pure liberty books — though myContinue Reading

Disqus Comments Added

I had started to create a page to shadow each chapter in the static portion of the site. This turned out to be a lot of work! Plus, it cluttered up the menu at the top of the blog. So I have given in and added Disqus code to the bottom of each chapter. YouContinue Reading