From Last Time
One day I received notification from The Minnesota
State Board of Psychology--the same Board by the
way to whom I had applied to and received license to
be an "un-licensed" mental health practitioner--that in
essence said the following. Since I had referred to my
STI service as one offering Psychological
Services in one of my Newsletters and
wasn't licensed to do that, they would send me to jail if
I didn't publicly recant my sin and contact each and
every mass-mailed-to-person and tell them also.
I contacted my lawyer.
Long story short: my
lawyer said send out the recant letter else spend 90
days in jail and probably suffer a $750 fine to boot.
I decided that since morality does stop at the
point of a
gun I'd NOT opt for the martyr option.
I sent the recant.
P.S. Hopefully next newsletter (December's)
will be about something more interesting than the all
too obvious fact that the Bureaucrats and the Political
Class in this country have this country by the balls and
therefore since there are none left for the citizenry (at
least they aren't exhibiting any) long term(un)wise we
are in biggie trouble. Who knows, maybe Dr. Peikoff
was right in his The
Parallels--The End of Freedom in America
book. That is, I thought he wasn't right, that he had
overstated the case, but now ... I'm not so sure. (e.g.
see the "Emergency Economic Stabalization Act" of
2008 (i.e., the $700 Billion bailout)--are
these Bureaucrats mocking Ayn Rand by using like
terminology from her book, Atlas
Shrugged) to name t.h.e.i.r programs?.
PPS. You'll have to decide if the government
protected you from me and my ... what? Voluntary
interaction with you since had you solicited my
services (as those who did) you would have had to
have done so on an entirely voluntary basis and ... halt.
Let's move on.
I have moved on, but ....
I was--at the time--totally and completely surprised as
to how easily "fear" (in this case, "of going to jail")
controlled my behavior.
The fear was real, I felt it inside me and observed "it"
selecting my behavior (so to speak) for me.
Of course it wasn't the first time in my life that I felt
fear, it just was the first time or one of the few times I
was so really really aware internally of how
it "controlled" me.
"Fear and guilt", said someone, is the way in which
religion controls people.
"Love and (those inner children's sense of)
innocence" are far and away better motivators.
Seek motivation by love, not fear, said I to myself and
over the years have largely achieved this and I am
superbly more happy for having achieved such a level
of development that ... that ... I don't really know what to
say other than to repeat Ayn Rand's message in
Atlas: "... the fountain (of youth) can't be brought down
(from the mountain top) ... you have to go get it on your
Have to, that is, IF you desire love and
innocence to be yor motivators.