Moral foundations of individualism

Humans are productive positive beings,
needing defense against initiation of force
not control by do-gooders and tyrants.

(This site is is not about anarchy, intellectual Libertarianism, or religion - but about
individual freedom supported by defense and justice systems,
the demonstrably moral social system that history proves feeds and fosters humans.)

"Do not make the mistake of the ignorant who think that an individualist is a man who says: "I'll do as I please at everybody else's expense." An individualist is a man who recognizes the inalienable individual rights of man - his own and those of others." - Ayn Rand


Obsessive mentality - Butchart Gardens version.
A couple was refused admission to Butchart Gardens because they were wearing a hat, long dress, and suit - on their wedding anniversary.

Butchart Gardens then tried to rationalize their mistake by comparing crowded Disneyland to Butchart Gardens, talking of obvious hazards like skateboards and selfie sticks in crowds, and saying they turned away someone in a ladybug costume (obviously - to most people - a very different situation). And tried to pay the couple off by agreeing to an expensive taxi ride back to Victoria, where they came from by bus.

What's the solution to that attitude?
The free market of course - people can determine if the business is reforming from its confused thinking, and move on to better if not. (Indeed, the couple enjoyed other gardens and historical venues while visiting Victoria.)
How Can Monopolies Occur? explains how people can vote with their feet and start alternative businesses, and what stops them (government force).

There are outstanding young people today.

Keith's critique of Saanich's proposal for consultants to review EDPA law.

"What Microsoft, Apple, and others are doing right now is determining the future state of your relationships with customers. This isnít a tech issue. This is a future-of-your-business issue." (Regarding government's push to see the data on your customers that you store.)

A grassroots group to foster democracy in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C.
Keith's alternative

- the book about suppression of speech

My comment about the overwhelming loss of the Conservative party of Alberta

ďI didnít know that many people could fit in the back seat of an F-14Ē.
One person got fed up with sexist comments in an Internet thread speculating on how a female pilot managed to lose control of a fighter aircraft approaching to land on an aircraft carrier, talking as if they knew exactly what happened.

Black-skinned Americans who aren't in the news:
Black-skinned Americans support police - not arsonists, muggers, rioters, and their ilk.
Black residents defend white-owned store with guns.
Black-skinned Americans were economically better off a century ago when there was discrimination - what changed? (Keith says the anti-human culture of neo-Marxists and their Post-Modern/Multiculturalist offshoots.)

A series about bad behaviour and violation of rights by governments.


Two billion people have "Earth Day" every hour of their lives.
Many cook over small dung-fuelled fires, smelly and unsanitary.
Why do some people try to deny them the benefits of good energy?
I recommend Alex Epstein's book "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels" for an explanation of the value of fossil fuels to humans. (It includes review of alternative sources of energy and of reducing risks.)

Keith's position on forced sale of property,
such as for pipeline right-of-way.

Keith's advice on organization and management of government.
Including a controversy over departure of the Chief Administrative Office of Saanich.


Defending Civilization

Socio-Economic Philosophy
(incl Island Individual & Little People)

Don't Blame Humans for Climate

Emphasizing defense of individuals, housing,
knowledge acquisition, and sovereignty over own life.










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About Keith

I support pre-emptive defense against sources of support to those
who certainly will initiate physical force against individual freedom

(The demonstrably moral concept "individual freedom" is
the proven way to achieve peace and prosperity for humans.)

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