Consciousness is what differentiates man from beast. In that a man is conscious he is able to act rather than merely react to his circumstances. But when it comes to beasts, given that they are unconscious, at least compared to man, they are only ever able to react, they are incapable of action. They react to hunger pangs, thirst; they react to threats in their environment; they react to heat or cold or rain by seeking shelter at times (at least when they have decided they do not want to be wet, for it is certainly common for wild animals to sit in the rain). Mankind alone acts, and in this a new type of logic can be inferred, that of the praxeological. Within each man there exists the potential for executive function; that is to say that they possess the ability to self-direct their actions in the world, perhaps to attain goals, or perhaps to attain other things, but most of all to bring oneself out of the unbearable present condition into the more bearable future condition. However, man is not merely a conscious being alone. Within the man there exists the animal, the unconscious states of being which drive man towards reaction and the annihilation of thought. Many will call this state of being “emotion,” and as painful as these emotions can be if left unexpressed, doubly the pain is when man is left to it alone. The long fought battle for rationality and reason is the never-ending battle within each man; by reason and rationality alone he materially profits, and in so as well many others. But through investment of energy towards irrationality or raw emotion, reactionary behaviours, one can only lose. Every emotional outburst that results in any measure of harm is a harm towards all of human progress and threatens the future of our species. In that man is special he must always be burdened with the suffering of consciousness, his today will always play second fiddle to his tomorrow, his bestial unconsciousness has been forever interrupted, tossed out of the garden like oh so many heaps of dung from a barn. But where does the grass grow best? Within a garden or without? Certainly not within a couped-up barn, though it appears warm and comfortable, it will soon degrade into barrenness. The tendency for human rationality makes us the fertile creatures we have become. We are the fertilizers of order within a realm of chaos; we are the fertilizers of liberty in a world of tyranny. No tyrant can survive a long enough chaos, and no chaos can survive where there is liberty abound. Within each man there is a centre, a centred whole, and a willingness to act within the real world, in order to extract from it what one requires for flourishing. We stand upon the shoulders of our ancestors and their collective sacrifice charms us in our youth as a privilege, but there is none, nor ever was there such thing as a free lunch. We have our privileges and they come at a price, the price is to continue the great works of our ancestors and bequeath them, our descendants, with our legacy, with the promise that they will do the same in turn. No man or group of men can be said to be good for starving their children, yet that is what the collectivists propose (if they are not starving them immediately that is.) Why should we accept these terms of being? Why would we ever do such a thing? Conscious man would not lest he have some type of pathology within him. However, this is demonstrated again and again as we hear of all the faults of those who produce children, who are described as perverse burdens upon the rest of us; abortions abound, and where the children are not conceived, the people have rendered themselves sexually inanimate (at least in terms of reproduction.) The loving family is a deeply self-fulfilling prophecy of continuum, it is the greatest expression of human meaning and progress in conceivable understanding within the grasp of each and every human individual.