Ep26: Dual Path - Everyday Samurai

Ep26: Dual Path

Universal Principles On The Dual Path

A violent encounter caught on film against a female police officer getting a gun stuck in her face reveals deep lessons for warrior-scholars on the dual path of intellectual and martial arts, looking to secure liberty.  

Have you seen the recently released video footage, out of Lakemoor, Illinois, where a female law enforcement officer got a gun stuck in her face during a traffic stop?  It’s extremely intense with lots of lessons to be learned here and, fortunately, only the bad guy winds up getting shot.


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In this episode, we examine the events on video, not to criticize or ‘armchair quarterback' the event, but to develop skills that overcome those kinds of threats…because they are real.  

There are those that choose to live by predation, rather than productive cooperation with their fellow man.  

Society will always need the warrior-protector to secure life, liberty, and property. The warrior must understand universal principles of justice and can best learn these principles on the dual path of scholarly and martial arts.

They both reveal the axiomatic truths of human action and the path to peace and prosperity through respect for individual liberty.

People that observe the scientific principles of justice will thrive.  It comes from the simple, yet comprehensive, summation of common law: do all you have agreed to do and do not encroach upon other people or their property.  

Inescapable Tendencies

Unfortunately, the modern-nation state is highly prone to deviate from its purpose of orchestrating justice and becomes a purveyor of oppression.

In the words of Frank Herbert, author of the Children of Dune series or the Dune Chronicles #3:

“Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms.  No Government in history has been known to evade this pattern.  And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interested of the ruling class — whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy.”

It doesn’t matter if there are term limits, campaign finance laws, popular democracy, supreme courts, or any other superficial modifications.  Herbert says, “no government in history” can escape this pattern.  The tendency to serve oligarchs and entrenched bureaucracies is embedded in the very nature of government.

It is for this reason that the Declaration Of Independence logically deduces that “whenever any form of government becomes destructive of” the ends for which it was contracted into existence “it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it”.  

In other words, to avoid falling into the dysfunction that inevitably arises whenever governments endure, or whenever they enjoy monopoly status for any length of time, the contract for services needs to be severable.  That’s what alter or abolish means.  

Prepare For Self Government

Strategy and tactics, based on the universal and scientific principles of natural law, in service to the security a free state, are informed by the principles of political economy. This is the dual path of scholarly and martial arts, a tradition that goes back to the time of the samurai.

A commitment to daily training is what every warrior-philosopher, on the dual path of scholarly and martial arts, needs to ground themselves in the principles of liberty and self-government.

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