The state of statist intellectuals; victims of bad, contradictory memes
For example - UN Plaza: The Soft Underbelly
An interesting blogger discussion - Science Saturday: Just a Theory; Ancient violence and the fear of being eaten
It's important to address politics from first principles--and to define one's terms
If intellectuals thought logically and didn't take collectivistic memes for granted, they'd improve society immensely
Individuals (or groups of them) logically don't have the choice to nullify others' choices
What is the origin of human conflict? Not respecting others and their property, courtesy of sacrificial and statist memes
The fact that most people comply with governmental edicts doesn't minimize the ills of government
Other political insanity from around the world...
China nabs website staff for erotic audiobooks
"Authorities" are basically authoritarian sociopaths
Society consists of individuals using their own volitional mechanisms, which no one has the right to contradict
Authoritarian sociopaths' demise will happen when their "legitimacy" is undermined
The doctrine of self-sacrifice leads politically to sacrificing individuals for the so-called "good of the collective" (i.e., for other individuals)
Australian censorship board site pwned (http://classification.gov.au)
Saudi clerics urge TV ban on women, music
Somehow, the authoritarian sociopaths are able to convince the oppressed that their edicts are good and must be followed
Extropianism means living the most flourishing lives possible, maximizing our potential via technological innovation (http://www.extropy.org/principles.htm)
Liberty and Responsibility: Inseparable Ideals by Max More
We must be careful not to romanticize America's founding; the Constitution only applied to those who agreed to it, and plenty of authoritarian sociopathy and collectivistic memes were present
The parasitical legal profession lives off the meme of statism and strips people of their common sense and resources
License is not responsibility; so, it undermines liberty
"Without the liberty to choose our own actions and make our own choices, we lose the qualities of responsibility and virtue that make us uniquely human...Only freely chosen actions reflect character." M.M.
The idea that governmental officials protect your rights is merely part of their public-relations scheme
"Interventionism and welfarism act as a tax on responsibility." M.M.
Politics, being the fourth branch of philosophy, deals with how individuals should treat each other; the only logical (i.e., non-contradictory) politics is voluntarism, or complete liberty
People naturally desire to be responsible in a society that respects their property
Evil--the initiation of force--nullifies the capacity for humans to make choices
To engage in voting, a process that is fundamentally irrational, is nonsensical and counterproductive
It's Time to Get Passionate About Not Voting by Stewart Browne
"To all libertarians, I now pose the dilemma of Your Own Personal Bailout: If you could vote for or against a nice big government check written specifically for you, on a secret ballot, knowing full well that every day people all around you are voting to take large chunks of taxpayer change for themselves, what would you do?
This, in a nutshell, is the problem with democracy. It is also why we advocates of liberty will never bring about lasting change via electoral politics." S.B.
The Internet is spreading the libertarian memes far and wide, but government cannot be reduced or abolished via the ballot box
We are essentially being ruled by moral imbeciles, the least productive, least creative, and least respectful people
To pander to the governmental memes via the voting process is to ruin our culture, our society, and our economy
Remember the bumper sticker - Dont Vote: It Just Encourages The Bastards
bumper music "The Times They Are A-Changin'" by Bob Dylan
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