Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Great Non-God Verbal Formalism

T: Again with the "rights." Thank the Great Non-God Verbal Formalism you're not religious.

D: I thought you said that rights exist, it's just that they are metaphysical.

T: If you espouse Sky Wizardry ("rights") with no Sky Wizard, you're not being religious. You're being *rational*!  The intellectual contortions are breathtaking. And on and on they go.

D: So are you trying to justify your religious belief in your Sky Wizard by sarcastically berating rights?

T: So are you trying to justify your religious belief in your Sky Wizardry ("rights") by sarcastically berating the Sky Wizard?

K: Rights are a logical construct of how moral agents should behave toward one another based on their natural existence. How those moral agents came into existence is irrelevant.

T: Sure they're logical. That's why there's such unanimity of agreement about them.

N: Actually, even murderers and thieves don't want to be killed or stolen from . . . . 

N: Fetuses don't want to be aborted. Big deal.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Freedom Defined is Freedom Denied!

"Freedom defined is freedom denied!"
~Anti-Rights Anarchist

"Don't tell me what I can and cannot define!"
~Rights Anarchist

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Why Do You Hate Rights?

"Do you believe in Rights?"

"Whose version of Rights?"

"Why do you hate Rights?"

"I'm making a statement of fact. There are competing versions."

"Rights are objective, rational, discoverable."

"I agree. Whose version of 'objective, rational, discoverable'?"

"You're a mystic."

"Meaning what? I believe in God?"

"Yes. Theism is irrational. It poisons your thinking."

"Atheists have competing versions of Rights."

"They can't all be right."

"I didn't say they could."

"Why do you hate Rights?"

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Indoctrination vs. Statism

Indoctrination is a meaningless word. It proves nothing. It just means somebody embraces a point of view at odds with your own.
Atheists accuse theists of having been indoctrinated, and vice-versa. Anti-vaxxers accuse pro-vaxxers of having been indoctrinated, and vice-versa. Darwinists accuse Intelligent Design advocates of having been indoctrinated, and vice-versa.
Anarchists who accuse statists of having been indoctrinated are pissing into the wind. They should focus on statism's distinguishing feature, that which puts it in a category entirely apart from atheism, theism, anti-vaxxism, pro-vaxxism, Darwinism, and Intelligent Design advocacy. Statism alone claims the moral authority to initiate force.
Are you free to go your own way? You're certainly free to secede from atheist, theist, anti-vax, pro-vax, Darwinist, and Intelligent Design camps with no one leveling threats to your life and property. Now try not paying your income tax.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Civil Rights Act of 1964 Uber Alles!

Every anarchist's authority comes from a theory of Rights. Alas, theories of Rights vary from person to person. As Rights are nowhere near as "rational, objective, discoverable" as we've conned ourselves into believing, the only solution is for people to associate and disassociate according to a shared theory of Rights.
Alas, the self-anointed Arbiter of Rights, i.e., the Criminal Government, bars people's Right to associate or disassociate ("discriminate") freely. Civil Rights Act of 1964 uber alles!.
There is no hope. Don't you feel better now?

Monday, January 16, 2017

Refugee Crisis: Qui Bono?

The government raises taxes to pay for the bombs that create the refugees. The government raises taxes to pay for the humanitarian programs that relocate the refugees. The government raises taxes to fund the police state now necessitated by the clash of cultures.
Don't follow the money. You'll start thinking somebody planned it this way. Only deplorables spin conspiracy theories.

Friday, January 13, 2017

N-Word

George Carlin famously mocked the Seven Dirty Words You Can't Say On Television. Those words, however, merely offended bourgeois sensibilities. Not even the inveterately irreverent Carlin would dare take on The Word That Dare Not Say Its Name. 

I refer, of course, to the dreaded n-word. Even the etymologically unrelated "niggardly" has laid careers to waste and reputations to ruin. (For more on that, see the Wikipedia link.) Some sound waves emanating from vocal cords really are off limits