A Journal for Western Man




The Rule of I

G. Stolyarov II

Issue III- September 4, 2002


The self must not embrace the lie
That does its worthlessness identify.
The demagogues its preciousness decry
And human brilliance do stupefy.

It would be suicidal to comply,
Your fortress gates open to pry,
A vulgar hand, malignant eye
Let in that it may liberties deny.

And yet I plead: emit no sigh,
Nor agonized and desperate cry.
A wondrous option’s left to try,
What can be called, “The Rule of I.”

Toward the paradigm never do ply,
Always ask questions, faith defy,
And knots of doubt progressively untie
While stating outright what you imply,

Seek to recover matters gone awry,
And facts with logic to aspiring mind apply,
Your own existence beautify,
With greatness dwell on structures high,

See clearly through deception sly,
High over mediocrity do fly,
Withstand the heat which Icarus did fry,
And strive forever, self to satisfy.

Always pursue the splendid “Why?”,
Define the cosmos using the possessive, “My”,
A deity become and
never die.
That is the essence of pure rule of I!

G. Stolyarov II is a science fiction novelist, independent filosofical essayist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, contributor to Enter Stage Right, Le Quebecois Libre, and the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Senior Writer for The Liberal Institute, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. His newest science fiction novel is Eden against the Colossus. His latest non-fiction treatise is A Rational Cosmology. Mr. Stolyarov can be contacted at gennadystolyarovii@yahoo.com.

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Read Mr. Stolyarov's new comprehensive treatise, A Rational Cosmology, explicating such terms as the universe, matter, space, time, sound, light, life, consciousness, and volition, at http://www.geocities.com/rational_argumentator/rc.html.