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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Want to stop mass shootings? Arm more people with firearms.

Let's say you live in a totalitarian state that has banned firearms from citizen use, such as England, and terrorists show up and start murdering people. What do you do? Run, hide, and then call the cops. Why? Because the cops have guns, and the only way to stop a bad guy on a murdering rampage is to shoot him dead. Sure, Read more [...]

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There’s something wrong about the Elon Musk narrative…

I've been a fan of Elon Musk for some time now. Why not, right? He builds spaceships and wants to colonize Mars, he builds electric cars that are green and great for the Earth, he wants to build a hyperloop, and so on. If you go on YouTube and look at the comments on Elon Musk videos, or look at social media, or talk Read more [...]

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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 [...]