Am I the only one that is not completely either in awe or outraged by “the intellectual dark web”? I guess I tend to agree with them more than I disagree with them, but I really true find them to be a bunch of nice people discussing milk toast ideas.
The paradox of technology presenting a more rewarding life but also a life of more risk is a reminder to us all to stay vigilant with regard to those who can wield the power of these tools against us. It is more important now than it ever has been that we remove the state from the mechanisms of control. Should we be successful, the life we all can have will be immensely rewarding.
Governments default on debt all the time! Essentially every government that has ever existed has defaulted on its debt at some point. Sure, they can go centuries without defaulting, but eventually they do and will default. This makes them no longer risk free.
Shulkin states that we can only expect our sons and daughters to risk lives when we promise to care for them when they return. Tell this to those who were conscripted into fighting in Vietnam. They were forced to fight regardless of the care situation back home.
Why do we voluntarists struggle to convince people of the fruits of our vision? Why do people look at us as crazy when we say we don’t need a government to do anything? Is it because kids have been indoctrinated in government schools for generations? Perhaps, but I don’t think this is the majority or even a large minority of the cause.
When people ask, “who will build the roads?” my usual response is, “the same people that currently build them, it’ll just be financed differently.” Then I go on to give a few quick ideas.
Another topic I have been thinking about recently however is, protesters are demanding the likes of Apple and Facebook make their products and services less enjoyable/provide less value. These protesters claim that Apple holds them captive or Facebook is too addictive and hurting social cohesion. I don’t disagree with this view but I don’t see this as a reason we need to protest.
Mr. Bharara is relatively less unhinged than most people as far left (politically) as he is, but if someone that appears to be as thoughtful as Preet Bharara is still either lying intentionally or unable to see that his logic (or lack thereof) is completely inconsistent I do not see much hope in people agreeing on facts.
It took roughly 24 hours for panic to spread through the newspapers and talk radio all over America. The Pentagon is already using this propaganda as a reason for “expanded U.S. missile defense policy that would address certain threats from Russia and China, departing from a previous strategy that focused nearly exclusively on rogue nations such as North Korea and Iran.”
Perhaps we should just ignore the non-threat from a country that is not doing well economically and knows full well that any attack on the US would lead to complete destruction of its own country. We need not worry.