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Food For Free Thinking

Knowledge is food for thought. Knowledge is all we have to think about or to think with. Many times, it is just an idea we become conscious of that sets off a chain of thinking that might inspire us, or clarify something that was otherwise in doubt, or simply something interesting because it is a different way of seeing the truth.

The original purpose of The Autonomist's Notebook, which was originally published in 2012, was to provide brief, controversial, stimulating ideas—not full meals of knowledge, but snacks and tid-bits of ideas to stimulate one's thinking and provides mental refreshment. All the following are included:

Admissions of Guilt, AIDS, Art, Authority, Autonomists, Ayn Rand, Capitalism, Charity, Christianity, Crime & Punishment, Democracy, Faith (Superstition), Fraud, Freedom and Liberty, Freedom of Speech, Government, Gun Control, Humor, Intellectual Property, Life, Natural, Nature, Nonprofit, Organization, Politics, Privacy, Public School Teachers, Religion, School, Selfishness, Slavery, Smoking, Social Relationships, Social Solutions, Society, Superstition (Faith), Truth, Values, and War.

Following the title of each subject there is a, "[Commentary]," link which connects to an extended discussion of each entry.

The following is the description of The Autonomist's Notebook that follows all entries:

About The Autonomist's Notebook

We hope you enjoy The Autonomist's Notebook. We say enjoy, not agree with, because we know very few people will agree with many of the ideas expressed, and most will disagree with the whole lot. Nevertheless, we believe most people can enjoy this page for many reasons: as a challenge to views they have long held without examination, as a stimulus to reason, as a stimulant to their emotions (most likely ire), for some, maybe a laugh or two, and for a smaller number, a rare, "YES!," on discovering the truth they have always suspected or silently believed, here blatantly and unabashedly stated.

With the exception of the handful of credited quotes, the content of the Autonomist Notebook is original. Feel free to quote the Autonomist liberally. Liberal credit will be appreciated but we won't sue if you forget.

If you think the purpose of The Autonomist's Notebook is to convince anyone of anything, to advance a cause or promote a movement, it is not. The autonomist knows one thing, you cannot change people, and God only knows how much time, effort and money has been spent on that futile effort, or how much pain, suffering, and misery has been caused by it. This page is for sale; the price is the interest and appreciation of any who enjoy it, including the enjoyment it has given its creator.

—(10/16/2020)