Complete Liberty Podcast
Show that promotes total respect for self-ownership, property rights, and personal choice--amidst the authoritarian/obedience-oriented political and psychological memes in American culture (and elsewhere). Basically, governments and all they entail are the problem, not the solution. Voluntarism (or market anarchism, or anarcho-capitalism) and customary law principles, in accordance with reason and dignity, spell the solution.

Complete liberty is about getting rid of the authoritarian/obedience memes that foster government
Coercion and altruism both lead to self-sacrifice
All About Greed by Sheldon Richman
"as long as self-interest is held to be morally corrupt, the market order will be suspect."
Is there a rational definition of greed? Wanting more, not less--when one takes responsibility for profits and losses
"If we can't trust people with freedom, how can we trust them with power?" S.R
Government is appeasement of, by, and for the irresponsible
The ethical doctrine of sacrifice (of self to others and others to self) distorts the concepts of greed and selfishness
Greed With John Stossel part 1 of 6
Step It Up! by Tyson Russell
Lower your tolerance for evil; don't let it win by default
Any sort of behavior that runs counter to a voluntary system (in which individuals make their own choices) is evil and wrong
Objectivism is the philosophy for living on Earth; it's based on the facts of reality and the nature of humans (reasoning beings)
Government is the opposite of respect, the opposite of rationality
Property is how people manifest their values and trade with others
Psychology of ownership is key
The fundamental choice is to make one's philosophy explicit and define the terms objectively and logically, or not and advocate some variant of disrespect and statism
Solutions by Larken Rose
also read by Ian of FTL -
Violence can't kill bad ideas, namely the bad idea of statism: "To wit, the American Revolution ended up creating the largest extortion racket and the most powerful standing army in the history of the world." L.R.
We don't need the permission of rights-violators in order to be free--no need to make sacrifices to the horrible volcano of the State
Government can't be reformed; there's no such thing as a "nice master"; no one has to be "in charge" in a free market
"You have to work within the system" is the mantra forwarded by statists and enslaved peasants (even some anarchists, unfortunately)
Actions of self-preservation in a statist world must be distinguished from sanction of the victim
It's all about freeing your mind from the authoritarian/obedience memes
"The greatest weapon the oppressor has is the mind of the oppressed." Steven Biko
Statist thugs' "authority" only exists in the minds of those they dominate
Callers (e.g., Kurt) logically explained the ills of voting to the hosts of FTL
starts at 1:09:45 -
starts at 1:18:55 -
Might does not make right; majority doesn't rule; the end (liberty) doesn't justify the (coercive) means
Trying to work within government to get rid of government doesn't promote the idea of voluntarism; rather, it fosters perceived legitimacy in the very system that is actually illegitimate
Since government relies on extortion to survive, its various "employees" necessarily sanction its existence
Imagine an outspoken anarchist saying: I won't take the position you elect me to; actually, I seek to abolish it immediately (if not sooner)!
Participating in voting and elections is simply playing by the rules of statists; it's also part of the "legal" process by which people are plundered
Noncompliance and re-education (e.g., are keys to libertarian success
Carbon Nanotube Muscles Strong as Diamond, Flexible as Rubber By Brandon Keim
bumper music "Sirens" by Authority Zero

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