I have often heard people charge libertarian anarchists with being irresponsible for wishing to get rid of the current system of government and replace it with genuine self-governance. It’s as if — however difficult it may be to believe — these critics actually believe that rulers in the current setup are responsible.
Episode 385 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following aphorisms written by Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski: “A fool believes that the market makes profits corrupting. A person of reason knows that it makes corruption unprofitable.”; “A democratic state is a device for feeding off society by pitting it against itself.”; “A fool finds intolerable the inequality of wealth between the capitalist and the laborer. A person of reason finds intolerable the inequality of rights between the state and the individual.”; “Happiness is the ability to stay intrinsically motivated to exist.”; “Aesthetic maturity is the ability to deliberately ignore the fashionable without turning it into a fashion statement.”; “A successful prediction is a mental journey to the least impossible of the future worlds.”
Episode 373 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following entries to r/shitstatistssay: NecrosavroGutsfucker writes, “I think that if you for example havent not even once smashed the face of a racist , or afraid to join at least once a year an insurectionary event with anarchists or alone , you must not consider yourself an anarcho.”; Hollie Nyseth Brehm says, “People who commit genocide are not evil.”; @perri_goldstein writes (reddit), “Bringing a gun to a protest and saying you’re there to ‘assist police’ is like if I brought a scalpel to a hospital and said I’m there to ‘assist doctors.'”; BBC writes, “FBI worried that Ring doorbells are spying on police”; and s1monsys writes, “what if we dont realize it because we live relativity wealthy lives but if you look at where most of the money is held, its still a small group of extremely wealth people. We still have kings who send Fodder off to die. Nothings really changed we just are slightly more advanced.”
Grievance-based politics is nothing new, nor does America’s political “left” enjoy a monopoly on it. For proof of that latter claim, one need look no further than the case of Nick Sandmann.
Out of all the major political movements on Earth, none is more Orwellian than “social justice.” No other movement is so dedicated to achieving the opposite of what its slogans proclaim – or so aggressive in the warping of language. While every ideology is prone to a little doublethink, “social justice” is doublethink at its core.
Was the power on in your house this morning? If so, thank fossil fuels!
Last week, I was part of the Cato Institute’s book forum on Laurence Siegel’s Fewer, Richer, Greener: Prospects for Humanity in an Age of Abundance. Here’s my commentary on the book.
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.
Instead of waiting for instructions from authorities, enterprising parents and entrepreneurial teachers are joining forces and taking initiative.
Someone else having a billion dollars does no harm to you. Fight for freedom, not against others having arbitrary amounts of money.