If you are looking for more of the same, the same political views, the same way of looking at the world, the same programs, advice, and arguments of any stripe that can be found on thousands of other WEB pages The Moral Individual is not for you. The Moral Individual is apolitical, but not anti-political or anti-anything else. It has no program and no purpose beyond making the truth available to as many individuals as possible.
If you are looking for ideas unlike those you can find anywhere else, ideas that will stimulate your own thinking and perhaps enable you to free your own mind from all you have simply accepted because its what you've always been taught and is pretty much what everyone else believes, The Moral Individual may be just what you are looking for.
The one word of caution: please do not simply accept anything you read here, even if it seems plausible to you. I'm not interested in changing anyone else's mind or "teaching them." If you learn something here that you enjoy and stimulates your own thinking, that is enough.
The Moral Individual was formerly called the Independent Individualist and at one time was combined with The Autonomist which published other writers' works as well as my own. In one form or another the site has been online since before 1995.
Some who are familiar with earlier manifestations of these pages will know me by my nom de plume, Reginald Firehammer. Some still address me as Regi, though nowadays Randy is more common, but RCS will do, or even something less polite. I have very thick skin. No one ever addressed me as Randall except my mother. I rather like my whole name, Randall Chester Saunders, though it sounds a bit pompous. [Mom was a bit of a snob.]
What Is The Moral Individual About
It's about the truth and it's about reality. It is therefore not about any ideology. I am apolitical, which is not to be confused with either anarchism or atheism, both of which are ideologies. There is no ideology here.
Nevertheless there is an ideal here, the ideal of a fully satisfied life and living successfully and happily in this world.
Almost everything ever written in these pages is still available.
All current articles since 2014 are Indexed by Date and by Title (alphabetically).
Articles older that 2014 are indexed in two places:
- Title Index—organized alphabetically by title.
- Subject Index—organized alphabetically by subject.
Most of my previous articles are philosophical in nature and address such subjects as philosophy itself, Ayn Rand and Ojectivism, freedom and privacy, gun rights, individualism, Islam and terrorism, and the pseudo-sciences: environmentalism, psychology, sociology, and evolution.
What To Expect
While past articles dealt with subjects that more seriously philosophical, future articles will much more practical intended for applying principles in real life that lead to personal success and happiness.
Please feel free to write. Comments, criticisms, corrections, suggestions, and questions are all appreciated. Please use the email address on the Contact & Comments or add your questions or comments directly in the comments form.
I hope you enjoy what you will find here, even if it is only the enjoyment of expressing you anger or frustration with me or the world.
[NOTE: If you want to know what a moral individual is, The following is a description that formerly appeared at the top of the home page:
"Only the moral individual is fully human. Only those who choose to take responsibility for their own lives, neither desiring or seeking anything in life but what they have achieved or acquired by their own effort, fully confident in their own ability and competence to live happily and successfully in this world, gladly bearing the consequences of their wrong choices, and proudly enjoying the rewards of their right ones, neither needing nor wanting the agreement or approval of any other individuals, always seeking to be the best they can be in all things, mentally, morally, and physically, are fully human and worthy of the name and worthy of the life. Anything less is immoral and subhuman."|
[NOTE: The Moral Individual
Randall Chester Saunders