I’ve been away for a while, and starting to feel like I owe my cherished readers an explanation for the long pause in new posts. All is well with me, and the pause does not indicate any waning of enthusiasm for the principles written about here for the past few years. Besides the usual friffage of fascist toil and family life, I’ve been busier than usual with political activism. That is a topic for another day.
There been no lassitude. I’ve been busy finishing up my book, “An Introduction To Voluntary Law.” I’ve reorganized it, written more than a dozen new chapters, and edited some of the chapters already posted here. It’s coming together very nicely, and I hope will be ready for publishing early next year. Finishing the book is not just an arbitrary goal. It is a closing of the philosophical circle. There is a vision, an analysis, a plan – quite a bit more than I’ve already published here. My statement of introduction to a new type of law, and a new type of hope, is nearly complete.
Plans are in the works to set up a registered non-profit, to obtain funding for carrying the mission of the Voluntary Law Development Association to the next phase. The new entity will be a non-profit, public benefit educational institute for development of voluntary law, for instruction and certification of voluntary law society members for various roles, and for empirical research in the science and practice of voluntary law. Next year and beyond will be occupied with developing the resources, human and financial, for carrying out these missions.
The website vlda.org will be revamped too. With publication of the book, there will be less need to lay out the basic principles in detail on a website. The site will evolve more towards a news hub for the few people interested in my personal thoughts and doings in the area of voluntary law. While the purpose of vlda.org will diminish, the amount of online content and instruction in voluntary law will increase, under the new educational institute.
Among the colleges of the new Institute, a College of Social Engineering will begin its founding project: configuring the network tools that will enable the world’s first online social promise society. Every voluntary law is a social promise, and nothing more, and every social promise society will be a voluntary law society as I’ve been writing about here. We won’t call social promises “laws,” because people have forgotten what law is, and the term confuses hearts and minds. In the end, real and functioning social promise societies will teach people that social promises are the only laws worth following. And that only laws worth following are actually “laws.” A great deal of what people call the law today will be finally recognized and rejected as barbaric, destructive diktats.
All that explains the pause. See you on the other side.