via C. Desafio. Feb 5, 2012:
February’s issue (# 5) of The Sovereign Self* is out and it is a big one! It includes articles centering on: Indigenous egoism versus the so-called ‘individualist’ colonizer; a piece by Dora Marsden challenging the concept of liberty in conjunction with law and democracy; part two of How You and I Might Meet – a philosophical-psychological glimpse at the interactions between egoists and non-egoists; a challenge to the anarchist individual to make concrete the often demonized and mystified understanding of ‘property’; a short story outlining the lesson learned from a family dog in regards to lost autonomy; and a breath-taking poem by Iranian poet of the past Forough Farokhzad. Here are some snippets:
“The idea of individualism that the European explorers and colonizers failed to realize was its rejection to duty, devotion and submission. I recognize no authority figure over me, nor do I aspire to any particular ideology. I am not swayed by duty because I owe nothing to anyone. I am devoted to nothing but myself. I subscribe to no civilized standards or set of morals because I recognize no God or religion. No amount of pressure, judgment, or force should cause me to restrain myself from that which I desire.”
-Towards an Indigenous Egoism (Alex)
“The cry for ‘liberty’ is the plea for the substitution of melodrama for drama in life: the life according to concept in place of life according to power. It is the hoisting of the white flag followed by an attempt to claim victory in virtue of it.”
-Liberty, Law and Democracy (Marsden)
“One window is enough for me,
One window to the moment of consciousness
And looking and silence…
Ask the mirror the name of your savior.
Is not the earth that trembles under your feet
lonlier than you?…”
-The Window (Farokhzad)
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