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Oct 24, 2002 | 11:41 PM EDT

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An entertaining presentation about the Philosophy of Liberty. A Spanish-language version can also be viewed under my Other Submissions.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent piece

Great job, you should send Bush a copy, among others.

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LuxLucre responds:

I'm pleased it spoke to you!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Wow! This was well-written, although I disagree with the anti-war message. I believe that our government is representative of who we are. We are not empowering ourselves to use force against people just because we think they are wrong. We are, with the consent of said people, helping them to protect their life and liberty. In theory this should require nothing, but in reality the oppressive son-of-a-bitch isn't letting go. If he will hold on to the end, we must bring about said end through any possible means. I think that it's important not to get caught up in too much politicising and realize that we are helping innocent people who are being tortured, starved, beaten, and deprived of the liberty we as humans hold so dear. We are not attacking an innocent man for no reason, or for a petty reason. We have a legitimate reason, and I think that there are absolutes, but there are also shades of gray. Yes, what you say is true, but in addition sometimes the powerful must make decisions for the good of the whole. I'm a conservative Republican, so you know where I stand on the power of a big government, but a good chunk of life is paradox and compromise. You cannot distill a belief in defense of an event occuring in a world where distillations exist only in theory. You make some touching and inspiring points, but I think there's more to be said than the basics. Sometimes talking cannot bring about peace, and decisions must be made by small groups of people. You say that a person cannot impose his own leadership on other people. A presidency dosen't do that. People are free to leave America and any leadership they feel opressive at any time they want. The people are free to choose their own leaders and elect their own representatives, who may impeach an abusive president. In addition, laws are not wrong. People can call behaviour immoral by a code and force others under their jurisdiction to adhere to that code with threat of consequences, so long as they did not force themselves into that circle of jurisdiction. It is also important that people have a way to strike down jurisdiction that they feel is immoral (Congressional term limits, the Supreme Court, Executive Action). I didn't really expect the review to be so long, but I may as well reveal the other side of the well-reasoned story.

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LuxLucre responds:

I'm glad you liked it well enough to respond with such a detailed response. I'm a Canadian who created this more than a year ago, so it was not intended as a slam against Mr. Bush in particular. I dislike all rulers equally just because they are...well, ruling.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Dude... This is the most insperational flash i have ever seen. There are a lot of good points made here. If you have an open mind i definatly encourage you to watch it. If you are an idoit that is too stupid to understand or comprehend the need for change in the soceity the world has created, then i suggest you figure out what the hell you are doing with your life and watch this movie in hope of gaining some intelectual concepts. Good Job to the creators

LuxLucre responds:

Thanks, Dude, appreciate your review!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Utopie are indeed acessable

People i wanna warn you that this is a very long movie and very instructive so if you are a complete idiot don't wath it cause you r gonna hate it.
To you guy who made this, It is pure logic and that is why it is pure genius. I sincerely hope that the perfect society could be built this way, but if we want it to happen, every single being on this planet must undestand and respect the entire process of explanation that you gave us.

I tried, but sadly i didn't understand it completely.

LuxLucre responds:

The words are from a book a professor friend of mine wrote called The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible, written like a children's book, showing the stupitity of statism. It has been translated into 27 languages so far and you can learn more about it at:


Rated 3 / 5 stars


Good job for putting something so intellectual on newgrounds.

I have only one, content related comment: you seem to be ignoring the natural externalities of human action. Doing anything, no matter how "just" or justifiable will result in affecting others because.... i can just see you wince... we are connected. Yes, the self-importance and idealism of this philosophy is the denial of connection. Unvolunitary, unjust, uncontrollable and IMMANENTLY REAL connection.

Think about it. Read your dharmapada, especially about pratitya-samutpada. Email me, if you like. Peace.

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LuxLucre responds:

Hey, I in no way believe that every man (or woman)is an island. It's because we are individuals that we must take responsibilities for our own actions when we connect with others. One law: Don't initiate force. If you do, expect there to be unpleasent consequenses, hopefully from the hands of your intended victim.