a brief explanation of where I stand

created on 2022-03-22, updated on 2022-03-31

Perhaps what I am about to say will appear strange to you gentlemen, socialists, progressives, humanitarians as you are, but I never worry about my neighbor, I never try to protect society which does not protect me — indeed, I might add, which generally takes no heed of me except to do me harm — and, since I hold them low in my esteem and remain neutral towards them, I believe that society and my neighbor are in my debt.

Alexandre Dumas the elder, The Count of Monte Cristo, 1844
  (translated by Robin Buss, 2003)

There is one thing more wicked in the world than the desire to command, and that is the will to obey.

William Kingdon Clifford (1845-1879)

If the above doesn’t make sense, listen to “We Hate Everyone” by Type O Negative and pay attention to the lyrics.

The short version is that regardless of ideology, your politics bore me.