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!"
~Pro-Rights Anarchist

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Why Do You Hate Rights?

"You believe in God?" the Atheistic Rights Theist asks. 

"I believe in God." 

"Whose God?" 

Uh-oh. Faith smashed!  

"The same God Who is the Author of Natural Rights," I answer. 

Ha! He thought I was going to ask, "Why do you hate God?"! 

"Rights," the Atheistic Rights Theist solemnly intones, "are logical constructs governing the behavior of moral agents. How those moral agents came into existence is irrelevant." 

Nothing faith-based in that statement! 

"So you believe in Rights?" I ask. 

"Of course." 


"Whose version of Rights?"  

"What are you talking about?" The Atheistic Rights Theist sounds annoyed.

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

"Rights are objective, rational, discoverable." 

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

"You're a mystic," the Atheistic Rights Theist parries.

"Meaning what? I believe in God?"

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

"That may well be, but atheists subscribe to competing versions of Rights." Again, I'm stating the obvious.

"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

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Does Cheeto Hitler Mean Fascism?

Lincoln suspended the writ of Habeas Corpus. He shut down the courts. He arrested citizens and elected officials without cause. He censored dissenting Northern newspapers.
Lincoln sicced his troops on the Maryland legislature to prevent a vote on secession. He had the mayor and police chief of Baltimore arrested and incarcerated when they resisted orders.
Sherman‘s “March to the Sea” killed 50,000 Southern civilians, including a good number of slaves, purported beneficiaries of Lincoln's "cruel, wicked, and unnecessary war." Those were Ohio Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham's words, for which Lincoln had Vallandigham arrested and deported.
Does the election of the Cheeto Hitler mean that America now embarks on an irreversible path to fascism? If only! That ship has long since sailed. You just haven't been paying attention.

Climate Change and Terrorism

Anybody who denies that terror bombing has everything to do with climate change and nothing to do with Islam is a Bible-thumping, Mohammedan baby-eating, Goat God Pan-killing deplorable who forfeits his right to live in civilized society.