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|Subject: Re: Poll: Should andrew become a Baron of Sealan||Date: 10/18/2012 2:30 AM|
|Author: andrew61||Number: 649465 of 852876|
That's what I told him. He didn't seem to like that idea. He said that's what crazy people do. Far better to send some guy who lives on an island somewhere who fancies himself a monarch some money and he'll print you out a title. Yeah, that makes a whole lot more sense.
Some more thoughts:
We hear lots of talk on this board about how the United States, and Western Europe and the Western world in general, are steadily moving away from freedom and towards statism and tyranny. Everything from socialism to excessive regulation to Sharia law is going to eventually take over and do us in. Or so I read here every day.
IMHO, a micronation like Sealand might turn out to be a case study in how to escape oppression from a tyrannical totalitarian government, declare independence, and maintain individual freedom.
This guy, Paddy Roy Bates, who moved to the abandoned fort and declared independence from Britain, is a hero, IMHO. One could say that he's a real-life John Galt. And Sealand is his own personal "Galt's Gulch".
At first my thought was only on the selfish acquisition of a title. But the more I think about it, the cause of tiny nation-states like Sealand is something worth supporting. And maybe that's what I want to do.
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