As Marx and Engels put it in The Communist Manifesto, “The theory of Communism may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.”
A brigade of pearl-clutching, virtue-signaling, cancel-culture keyboard warriors wants you to know that Cuties (Mignonnes — it’s actually a French film) is a bad, bad movie that no one should watch and that Netflix should immediately remove from its lineup.
Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, intentionally went to Kenosha, Wisconsin, a place he knew was experiencing trouble, just to participate. He found trouble. So did the people who went there to riot and chose to attack the wrong person.
If you are being chased by people who are presenting a credible threat and you shoot and kill some of them, you didn’t commit murder. You didn’t do anything wrong.
I’ve seen people argue that commonplace irresponsibility shows why political government is necessary. They never explain how these naturally irresponsible people who won’t govern their own lives can be expected to responsibly govern the lives of thousands or millions of others once getting elected.
Episode 359 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: why empowerment is not telling people that they are helpless to do anything for themselves and must wait for others to act first; the importance of secure property rights to economic growth; why it’s muddy metaphorical thinking to claim that homicides, suicides, et cetera, are “costs” of loose gun policy; a couple of point against antinatalist philosophy; and more.
Individual lives matter. All individual lives. (I’m not convinced collective “lives” have any reality.) But some people choose to throw their life away by making self-defense against them necessary– resulting in the loss of their life. If you force someone to kill you in defense you seem to be saying your life doesn’t matter to you.
Humans are adaptable. More so than any creature other than, possibly, cockroaches. It’s our greatest strength. We have adapted to living almost everywhere on the planet and, soon, with the right technology — an adaptation we’ve created — off-planet, too. We’ve adapted to a different diet than our ancestors ate. In some cases, we probably…
Those who want to keep political government around are the ones responsible for keeping it out of the lives of everyone else. If you won’t rein in your troublesome servant, his misbehavior is on your head.
Gangsters like Trump (and his 44 predecessors) aren’t morally qualified to shine a Black Bloc rabble-rouser’s Doc Martens, let alone criticize the ideological anarchists who daily expose the protection racket called the state.