Who’s Sick of the ‘Zombie Reply?’

by | Aug 10, 2020

On the day Hugh Hefner died I posted a picture on Twitter with a quote in which he puts forth the idea that we own our minds and bodies, and for church or state to attempt to limit that, is inappropriate. A random Tweeter deduced from the comment that if “his own mind dictated to him that he build a foundry on HIS property and it poisoned the area that would be perfectly fine.” Mind you he’d be poisoning himself as well but…

This is the type of reply you come to expect when you wake up to the fact that you were born to be free of rulers and pursue what makes you happy. When you get vocal about it, these types of responses become typical.

20171007 140921

The meme above addresses one of the most essential natural rights that you possess: the right to be left alone, or privacy. I remind you that it has nothing to do with a magical piece of paper and only you can defend it. A typical response when it comes to privacy, which the government says you must give up for the sake of “safety,” is clear in the meme. Even if you’re not doing something wrong, do you want someone constantly looking over your shoulder?

About Peter R. Quinones

Peter R. Quinones is managing editor of the Libertarian Institute and hosts the Free Man Beyond the Wall podcast. He released his first book, Freedom Through Memedom – The 31-day Guide to Waking Up to Liberty in November 2017. It reached #4 in the Libertarian Section on Amazon. He has spoken at Liberty Forum in Manchester, New Hampshire and is one of the Executive Producers on the documentary, “The Monopoly on Violence." Contact him at pete@libertarianinstitute.org

Listen to Free Man Beyond the Wall

Listen to Free Man Beyond the Wall

Spotify

iTunes

Stitcher

Related Articles

Related

The Criminal War against Iraq

The Criminal War against Iraq

I haven't read the book yet, but I recommend this review of Robert Draper's How the Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq by James North at Mondoweiss. Indisputably, George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq in 2003, based on lies and cooked "intelligence," was the...

read more
Stephen F. Cohen: A Rare Voice of Sanity Gone

Stephen F. Cohen: A Rare Voice of Sanity Gone

One of the saddest pieces of news is the death of Stephen F. Cohen at age 81. Cohen, who taught at Princeton and NYU, was an eminent scholar of the history and politics of Soviet and post-Soviet Russia. He spent his last years warning against the years-long bipartisan...

read more
The Endless Fantasy Of American Power

The Endless Fantasy Of American Power

"Saving the United States’ soul will require an honest reckoning with post–Cold War U.S. foreign policy and, above all, with the reckless misuse of military power that forms its abiding theme." Andrew Bacevich at Foreign Affairs: In this year’s presidential election...

read more
Book Foolssm

Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan

by Scott Horton

Book Paulsm

The Great Ron Paul

by Scott Horton

Book Griggsm

No Quarter: The Ravings of William Norman Grigg

by Will Grigg

Book Animalssm

What Social Animals Owe to Each Other

by Sheldon Richman

Book Palestinesm

Coming to Palestine

by Sheldon Richman

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This