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Friday, October 19, 2012

Obamney vs Robama: Statism, Sociopathy and Human Prosperity

Obamney vs Robama: Statism, Sociopathy and Human Prosperity

By Michael Suede
Libertarian News
October 19, 2012

Dear Democrats, what if I was to propose a “political” system
that could accomplish the following:

Drastically lower tuition costs

Drastically lower medical care costs

Eliminate foreign wars and foreign military bases

Drastically reduce “defense” spending

End the drug war entirely

Eliminate crony capitalism entirely

Eliminate the accumulation of wealth by the top 1%

Greatly increase the conservation of resources

And finally, bring a huge amount of manufacturing jobs
back to the U.S.

Dear Republicans, what if I was to propose a “political” system
that could accomplish the following:

Allow any private land owner to engage in energy exploration
on his own land

Eliminate the IRS and tax systems completely

Create a massive expansion of small businesses and general entrepreneurship

Drastically reduce the number of people receiving handouts

Eliminate inflation entirely

Eliminate the national debt entirely

Create internationally competitive businesses

Prevent the use of public funds from going toward abortions

Do away with the use of public funds to promote anti-religious

And finally, allow for complete consumer choice in education

Now ask yourself if the things you disagree with on either of
those lists are worth giving up the things you do agree with.

Indeed, such a system does exist.

It’s called Voluntarism, although I prefer to call it Anarchy.

In the absence of political coercion, total social and economic
freedom creates incredible levels of material wealth and prosperity.

This is a fact that has been proven over and over again
throughout history.

It’s easy to see that the worst human conditions are always
precipitated by violence, generally either by religious sects
or state actors.

The bottom line being that those who seek to impose their world
view onto others through the use of violence/coercion create a
worse state of being for everyone involved, including themselves.

Just step back and view our society as a space alien might view it.

If you’ve never run into human civilization before, what’s the first
thing to jump out at you?

The entire planet is covered with these entirely arbitrary
violent ruling classes of humans who call themselves states.

They draw imaginary lines on land, and then rob the people
who happen to be living in the territories that they control.

And they do it all while claiming its for their citizens own good!

I’d wager any intergalactic space-faring race would be mortified.

It takes an incredible lack of empathy to believe that the use
of coercion against people who have harmed no one, people
who have threatened no one, people who have damaged no
property and people who have stolen no property can lead to
superior states of being.

From my perspective, America has some real problems with materialism, morality and vainglory.

What I find humorous about this, is that everyone thinks it’s
the other side that has the “problems.”

People in our modern culture innately believe they are entitled to
impose their moral view of the world on to everyone else around

”I will MAKE you support healthcare for the elderly!”, ”I will FORCE
you to pay for a war against drug users!”, “I will IMPOSE my rules
about how and where you can run your business!”

Such thought patterns are typically described by psychologists as
being sociopathic.

The DSM-IV-TR definition of sociopathy fits these beliefs quite
nicely, “…a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of,
the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence
and continues into adulthood.”

I like Jefferson’s definition of a right:

”Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent,
it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty
is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn
around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the
limits of the law,’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and
always so when it violates the right of an individual.”

Jefferson saw “rights” as being freedoms of action.

We have a “right” to do whatever we want, as long as whatever
it is we are doing isn’t hurting anyone else or damaging their

This is the essence of voluntarism, and it is at the core of human

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