Friday, July 20, 2007

An Intellectual Foundation

Many of the colonies that were settled in the Private Universe Mark II were established by philosophical groups seeking to follow their own distinct way of life.

The planet Freya in the 10 Ursae Majoris system was discovered and settled by members of a group called the Wayfarer Society. The Wayfarers followed an ethical and political philosophy laid out in The Way Of Being and other works by American author Evelyn Keller.

Keller, who was heavily influenced the the works of Ayn Rand and Robert A. Heinlein, was originally a blogger who gained an audience in the political chaos after the events of September 4, 2008 and the civil and global wars that followed.

During his lifetime Keller wrote extensively on many topics.

The words liberty, security, and order are in a civilized society simply three ways to describe the same condition, a state where the ordinary individual is free to live his own life in accordance to his best rational judgment.

-- On Government

Democracy doesn't work if everyone else wants a piece of you.

-- Ibid

It really helps when the enemy is being stupid.

-- The Concept Of War

The term "creative nonviolence" is a typical example of the abuse of language that is normally practiced by the parasite mentality. In reality it is a form of coercion. It is in practical effect a mode of combat.

-- Moral Decisions In Warfare

And so on...


Mark said...

Is this the Evelyn Fox Keller who currently teaches at MIT?

Leslie Bates said...


It's a name I made up. Middle initial should be "N".