Constructing an Unfixed Freedom

Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Joel Williamson

“In every interaction and through every social structure, humans exercise an unavoidable psychological instinct known as self interest. It is a deep motivational factor that is inseparable from our subjectivity. Whether we are kind or cruel, it operates in the background of our decisions and persists despite our awareness of its presence. It is a definitive root feature of the human animal. While such an amoral observation does not speak to how one ought pursue their interest, it may create a foundation on which we can explore such matters and build a politic worth having.” (11/21/22)