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No. Terms like slavery, coercion and repression do not mean anything without a conscious moral agent doing the enslaving or coercing. Morality requires consciousness and intent.
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Heroin cannot make any meaningful choices, only I can. To say you are a slave to an inanimate object is to to declare yourself devoid of any agency and give up your claim to being human.
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Such misuse of language in an attempt to excuse poor decision making is a massive insult to actual slaves and should be considered a moral/character failure like animal abuse, IMO.
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Can liberty exist where people voluntarily abide by certain "lowest common denominator" rules?
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It is part of liberty to be able to chose to give up your liberties or to chose someone to rule over you.
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LR is Zeigeist Movement advocating for positive or negative rights?
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From what I have seen mostly positive rights, a toned down version of the "Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism" support for technocratic governance based on scientific method.
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It is possible to read about it, but there is not many concrete statements in it, https://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/about/
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The main point I can see is an argument against things like planned obsolescence (from a monopoly/oligopoly) and perverse incentives, but the main claim is that problems are structural.
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That mental health, income inequality, uneven distribution, almost all crime is man made because of the structures that we make, that it is not inherent to existence or nature.
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yeah seems like positive rights. which require some level of slavery of others. trying to cut through the buzzwords is tough.
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Liberty is the natural state of mankind. It only doesn't exist if men surrender to other men.
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Ok thats nice to say (I agree liberty is the natural state) but what does surrender look like in practice?
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Is cooperating with the police/courts “surrendering”? Is signing a contract to work for someone “surrendering”?
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Is not actively rebelling (eg not paying taxes, bombing gov buildings) against a gov “surrendering”?
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thanks for a genuinely interesting link LR. Dont agree with it but it’s somethings different.
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this seems like a preemptive effort to further bury our heads in the sand & pretend there are no differences between groups of people.
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Eg why do men pay more for car insurance than women (or people who identify as women https://bch.gg/bj)?
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Cant have AI learning facts without the corrective SJW lens.
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Move to NH. Get involved - nhliberty.org
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Nashua Liberty Social - 6PM - 7:30PM @ the Oasis Cafe inside of SkyVenture, 1 Adventure Way, Nashua,NH
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