Libertarian Prepper

The world divides politically into those who want people to be controlled, and those who have no such desire.

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The Purge is actually real

No, seriously. The idea of The Purge and its sequel is that in a dystopian future, the US government introduces a program that enables people to commit all sorts of crimes without legal repercussion for the duration of 24 hours. Supposedly this reduces overall crime, because according to this backwards view of psychology, Read more [...]

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The Toxicity of Culture

Culture (root word: cult) is toxic regardless of its content. At best a culture has kernels of truth and relates to objective reality. Even in this case, it is a terrible idea to teach it as you are teaching people what to think rather than how to think. Even if the culture contains some important virtues and good values Read more [...]

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The beginning of wisdom?

(And the futility of trying to reason with faith.) Philosophy starts (or at least should start) with self-knowledge. We see the world through the lens of our preconceptions and past experiences, many of which are subconscious. If we don’t know the color of that lens, and how it distorts our view of the world, then we Read more [...]

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What if statists secretly already knew they were slaves?

Notice what happens when you tell someone that taxation is theft, or anything else that serves to point out their chains. What happens? They have an immediate reaction. Their amygdala kicks in with the fight or flight instinct, floods the brain with electrical impulses, and shuts off the frontal Neocortex responsible for Read more [...]

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Social progress as the gradual extension of human rights

The progress of civilization - of (negative) rights, can largely be framed as the extension of personhood to every human being. Sometimes this process can take centuries or even millennia to reach certain groups. To put things in a slightly more rigorous way, the right I am talking about here is the right not to be Read more [...]