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 Double Standard of Child and Animal Abuse

Thinking about the indifference of the other ESL teachers to the institutionalized hitting of children in Thai schools, I realized something truly frightening... These were the same people who when we first met, told me with great sadness about the abused elephants of Thailand. They talked about how the elephants would

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Abusive Parents Know They’re Abusive – and here’s why

I'm talking about parents who mistreat their children, who scream at them, humiliate them, hit them. They know for a *fact* that if the other person were a friend who was older, bigger, independent, and could leave, they wouldn't scream at them like that. I've seldom seen abusive parents treat their friends the way they

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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

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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

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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