The circles on the water surface are spreading …

This millennium was going to be the millennium of freedom and capitalism. It would have been a well-deserved time off from all the wars and illiberal ideologies such as Socialism and Nazism that controlled the century before. But Fukuyama’s prophecy (The End of History and the Last Man) seems to have been erroneous. Instead of signing in this new millennium into the book of liberty, it looks like we’re heading towards more nationalization (federal takeover & bail outs), more surveillance of the individual (Patriot Act & FRA), and a potent decrease of human rights and individual freedom (Russia & Venezuela).

It started with a touch on the surface. On touching the water surface, the touch created surface tension. As the circle got bigger, its total length also got bigger and created more circles. The circles on the water surface are now spreading … the State will take over private banks also in the UK. Bradford & Bingley is the next one to mount the scaffold, Northern Rock got nationalized this February. Nobody knows for sure where all this will end …

What we will see in the future is not pretty .. it will, sadly, mean more State, less man – and more control. A wet dream for all statists out there, but a nightmare for the rest of us. This is, of course, unless we do something about it. Question is – what can we do?

It is always easier to do nothing at all …


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3 Responses to The circles on the water surface are spreading …

  1. Sorry for the intrusion, but I thought you might be interested in the most popular philosophy podcast on the Internet, run by a market anarchist — me!

  2. tegis says:

    Grand! Thanks, Stefan.

  3. Tanya says:

    I’m so sick. My country is going down a slippery slope. I’ve been doing some soul searching (and taking political compass type quizzes) and I think I “found” myself.
    I’m half pleased that the bailout (as it was written) didn’t pass but at the same time SOMETHING has to be done! I’m just not comfortable with the same guys who were part of the problem being the ones in charge of fixing it. AND why is this the only option being discussed?

    What about this idea?

    I don’t want to live in a Socialist country!!!

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