About Adriana Gómez

Atheist, anarchocapitalist and crazy cat lady. Bender Bending Rodriguez die hard fan and zombie lover.

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  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    THE DISTINCTIVE PRINCIPLE of Western social philosophy is individualism. It aims at the creation of a sphere in which the individual is free to think, to choose, and to act without being restrained by the interference of the social apparatus of coercion and oppression, the State. All the spiritual and material achievements of Western civilization were the result of the operation of this idea of liberty.
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    Private property of the material factors of production is not a restriction of the freedom of all other people to choose what suits them best. It is, on the contrary, the means that assigns to the common man, in his capacity as a buyer, supremacy in all economic affairs. It is the means to stimulate a nation’s most enterprising men to exert themselves to the best of their abilities in the service of all of the people.
    Note: private property
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    There is in nature nothing to which the name of liberty could be given. The concept of freedom always refers to social relations between men.
    Note: Liberty and Property. About freedom.
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    He who has not the faculty to choose among various brands of canned food or soap, is also deprived of the power to choose between various political parties and programs and to elect the officeholders. He is no longer a man; he becomes a pawn in the hands of the supreme social engineer.
    Note: El socialismo.
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    In the political sphere, there is no means for an individual or a small group of individuals to disobey the will of the majority. But in the intellectual field private property makes rebellion possible. The rebel has to pay a price for his independence; there are in this universe no prizes that can be won without sacrifices. But if a man is willing to pay the price, he is free to deviate from the ruling orthodoxy or neo-orthodoxy.
    Note: Mises for the soul. Mas de Liberty and property.
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    If any of the socialist chiefs had tried to earn his living by selling hot dogs, he would have learned something about the sovereignty of the customers. But they were professional revolutionaries and their only job was to kindle civil war.
    Note: Liberty and property
  • Adriana shared from Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
    “Memory’s truth, because memory has its own special kind. It selects, eliminates, alters, exaggerates, minimizes, glorifies, and vilifies also; but in the end it creates its own reality, its heterogeneous but usually coherent version of events; and no sane human being ever trusts someone else’s version more than his own.”
    Note: about memory
  • Adriana shared from Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
    What grows best in the heat: fantasy; unreason; lust.
    Note: por eso Cali es como es. Por eso en el mar la vida es mas sabrosa.
  • Adriana shared from Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
    India, the new myth—a collective fiction in which anything was possible, a fable rivalled only by the two other mighty fantasies: money and God.
  • Adriana shared from Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
    To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world.
(Bogotá, Colombia)
Adriana Gómez