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    Political & socio-economic nerd-rage thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by RitaRose View Post
    Can we stop already?

    Make a new thread or something?

    Seriously.
    Be careful what you wish for.

    Grok, come at me bro.
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    anarchism: because without politicians there is no politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grok View Post
    anarchism: because without politicians there is no politics.
    I don't know the context here, but taken at face value that is the Most naive statement about politics I have ever read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammies View Post
    I don't know the context here, but taken at face value that is the Most naive statement about politics I have ever read.
    Agreed... but

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammies View Post
    I don't know the context here, but taken at face value that is the Most naive statement about politics I have ever read.
    Your idea of anarchism is probably people throwing bricks at banks because people who do that are labelled as anarchists by the mainstream media. By anarchist, I mean an anarcho-capitalist who respects people's property rights.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grok View Post
    By anarchist, I mean an anarcho-capitalist who respects people's property rights.
    And I bet you're just *shocked* by the idea that in an anarchist society, there might not be people who respect the rights of others?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grok View Post
    I mentioned that I was against slavery in the gripe thread and everyone started accusing me of pushing my anti-slavery political agenda on everyone.
    People were already asking you to shut up even before you pretended that supporting socialised medicine was the equivalent of supporting slavery.

    That made you seem really naive and callow to me. It's as if you have no idea what human suffering and compassion is (in either case).
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    And I bet you're just *shocked* by the idea that in an anarchist society, there might not be people who respect the rights of others?
    So you suggest we have a monopoly on protection services? I thought monopolies were bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    And I bet you're just *shocked* by the idea that in an anarchist society, there might not be people who respect the rights of others?


    People were already asking you to shut up even before you pretended that supporting socialised medicine was the equivalent of supporting slavery.

    That made you seem really naive and callow to me. It's as if you have no idea what human suffering and compassion is (in either case).



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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    And I bet you're just *shocked* by the idea that in an anarchist society, there might not be people who respect the rights of others?
    Like me, for example. I'm of the "take what you want" personality type.
    In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    That made you seem really naive and callow to me. It's as if you have no idea what human suffering and compassion is (in either case).
    A great deal of human suffering is self-inflicted. Exactly how much of my wealth (which represents nothing less sacred than hours of my life) should be allocated to ease the suffering of those who have given themselves cancer by smoking cigarrettes, or diabetes from poor eating habits, or injuries due to thrill-seeking?

    The answer, of course, is "as much as the state wants". If I don't comply, my freedom will eventually be taken, at gunpoint if necessary, at which point your wealth will pay for my imprisonment.

    The error in your thinking is the presumed connection between the state and human compassion.

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