When you speak in operational language, then it is possible to construct proofs or recipes, much as you would write lines of code. Sovereignty is the highest value of the West. This is a recipe for how it is constructed.
“If you would be sovereign, you must fight. If you would win, you must confederate. If you would confederate, you must compromise. If you would compromise, you must accept limits on your actions. Sovereignty will be won only by those who desire to exercise it within limits considered reasonable by their peers.”
This is a graphic created for an upcoming video on heroism.
A key component of Propertarian insight is the idea of continua or spectra of phenomena, which is also related to equilibria. Natural phenomena can often be analyzed along spectra and seen to shift between equilibria. When discussing a phenomenon, the ability to identify a spectrum to which the phenomenon belongs allows for both categorization and identification of limits.
When discussing political philosophy, the terms slavery, freedom, liberty and sovereignty are often used.These particular states can be mapped along a spectrum, where the axis is self-ownership. Sovereignty is of particular importance to Propertarian philosophy because sovereignty appears to be the defining, fundamental value of Western Civilization. This topic is discussed in Propertarian Podcast 009, it is a major topic of my recent TheRightStuff.biz article, and of an upcoming video on my channel. This image was created as part of the content of that video.
The graphic lists only a few examples of many different titles which indicate the level of self-ownership (and all the privileges, rights and responsibilities attendant upon those ranks) of an individual within society: slave, juvenile, villein, tribune, lord, etc.
It should be noted that the notion of sovereignty, of radical self-ownership being displayed in a comparatively widespread distribution among Western men, could be viewed as the defining characteristic of the West.