Six months ago it was asked on r/Libertarian, “How are you a libertarian supporting the actions of the Canadian government?” regarding the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa. Included with the question was some commentary. u/teluetetime responded and this conversation on private property ensued. Enjoy.
I created and posted this picture to reddit, making the point that abortion, in the minds of many, perhaps most, is a rights versus rights issue. Those who are uncomfortable with that will just define away the unborn, which is unconvincing to many, perhaps most, of us. The following on abortion, and then language, ensued.…
r/AskReddit asked, “Why do you think people aren’t watching the Olympics?” To which I responded, “Because watching the Olympics would be supporting the communist and fascist state of China and their terrible human rights abuses spanning decades.” The following conversation on “intellectual property” with a few people ensued.
Call yourself whatever you want but as long as you grant greater rights to original appropriators of scarce (rivalrous) resources relative to latecomers then we are allies.
Ideas are not ownable. Ownability requires scarcity (rivalrousness). There is exactly zero possibility of physical conflict over the use of ideas because everybody in the universe can use an idea simultaneously without physically interfering with anybody else’s use.
This was posted to r/TrueUnpopularOpinion, “words hurt, but calling them violence or oppression is often misused, overused and abused especially on the internet” along with some elaboration. u/Caelus9 then responded with the below and the following conversation ensued. Enjoy.
My first comment in this discussion was the source of another I published here a few weeks ago. Here’s the original with our good friend u/Mutant_Llama1, from 6 months ago. The thread begin with the question, “At what point does a body of NAP violators stop becoming a criminal gang and begin becoming a state?” Enjoy!
I just had the following conversation in the EVC Telegram group with a new member. It seemingly went all over the place, but I thought it was a good example of responding to common challenges leveled at voluntaryists and anarchists regarding state authority and private property. Enjoy!
The question was asked at r/AskLibertarians about 5 months ago, “can someone point out the differences and similarities between libertarianism and anarchism for me”, and the following mediocre conversation (and a short split thread) with u/Mutant_Llama1 ensued on the question of property rights and capitalist exploitation.
The following question was asked about 5 months ago on r/AskLibertarians by u/genshu_diatribe, “Can accumulation of private property ever go too far?”. After which the following conversations occurred between myself, this same user, and another after they split the thread. Enjoy!