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.
On a fey rampage, I decided to tear out the carpet which covered 70% of the floor, to use the original hardwood floor.
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?
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.)
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…
With office thus enhanced it is time to implement the next phase of my evil plans for world liberation. In 2014 I intend to:
- Reform the financial system
- Win the War on Terror
- 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.”