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Trivial or Fundamental?

Politics / US Politics Jan 18, 2010 - 04:29 AM GMT

By: Viresh_Amin


One of America’s great men on Capitol Hill has repeatedly stated that the issues at hand are dealing with the trivial and not the fundamental. Ron Paul, has many times raised the question why do the terrorists in the Middle East hate us? He always gets the typical answer. The Administration, being the caring politicians they are, tell us that these terrorists hate our freedom, prosperity, and our democratic way of life, thus government concludes that they hate everything America stands for.

Americans fall into this belief because they have a feeling that if they do not agree with the government, or agree that people who hate America are bad, they would somehow become an unpatriotic Americans. Nothing can be further from the truth. Those same Americans should ask the Founding Fathers how America came to be, it would be a true eye opener for them.

When it comes to the unconstitutional war in the Middle East the hot topic issue among the administration is, should we increase troop levels by 30,000, withdraw some, or keep it the same? Being the trivial question it is, Ron Paul would ask, should we even be at war in the first place? The simple and short answer without going into the unjust war that it is, is no.

Parting ways with the terrorism, we can apply the trivial and fundamental question to almost anything. For example, the Federal Reserve would ask should we higher, lower, or leave the interest rates unchanged? (Perhaps the question should be clearly stated in a proper manner: how should we, the central bank, continue to implement our ‘inflationary hidden tax’ policy this time around?) Ron Paul, would ask should we have a Federal Reserve to begin with? Asking this, therefore rules out the trivial question and leaving us with a rather clear approach to the real issue at hand. The answer obviously is we shouldn’t have a Central Bank.

Global warming alarmists have been promoting all kinds of end of the world scenarios in order to scare us into believing that sea levels will rise to extraordinary heights due to the melting of the polar icecaps, which will lead to land reduction and cause the weather to be more violent than ever in history. All the while, Ron Paul has been stating that these alarmist views are nonsense and it is nothing more than a scare tactic in order to implement new laws with coercive taxes which ultimately lead to one thing: more power for government and less for us. Many scientists have fallen into the globe is warming due to carbon emissions camp and have stated that the science can’t be wrong! Unless of course they measured the degree to which the earth has been warming wrong or lied about it, which is exactly what has happened. The trivial minded will ask, but what about the polar bears? And the fundamental minded would state, they are superb swimmers.

Trivial or Fundamental can also be applied to the most mystical question of all. What is the meaning of life? Maybe, it was a designed question asked not to be answered, but a question to mystify the trivial minded into thinking there is an answer, much like our global warming alarmists. Once the trivial minded are trapped into thinking there is a true answer, the person who asked the deliberate question will apply some form of despotism onto the answer seeker or purposely answer the question in such a way as to flow authority to him i.e., divine kings stating their power comes from the gods. What would be more gratifying to a person to know he can control the minds of people coercively, and still know that these very same followers can change their mind anytime?

What is the meaning of life? More importantly is can the human mind be able to ask a question to which there is no way of attaining an answer to? If we were to find a non-coercive answer, how would that change our world? There is no correct answer to this ultimate question but it is important to be open- minded about it. The possibilities are endless.

By Viresh Amin

An Austrian economic, Libertarian, and Anarcho-capitalist writer.

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