On Anarcho-CapitalismAnarcho-capitalism is often considered a cousin to minarchism - but it has one crucial difference which is precisely the difference between minarchism and capitalism: Anarcho-capitalists reject the doctrine of collective self-defense. Indeed, they necessarily reject the doctrine of self-defense entirely, as anywhere violence is encountered, the party that wins, wins; there is no agency which can be granted the function of determining whether the party that won was in the wrong or in the right, because that agency, granted that it had the right of arbitration which necessarily would require it possess the right to enforce that arbitration, would be government.On Anarcho-Capitalism by .Unvalanced
The suggestion that you can hire out to agencies such as police ignores the fundamental problem that those agencies, in order to be effective, must be capable of enforcing themselves on individuals who have -not- agreed to their policies; anarcho-capitalism ignores the problem that those who government would protect you from are n
On SinsSins are that which one recognizes as sins. Even absent Christianity, absent God, absent any religion, we still find heaven and hell - a life spent in regret and self-revulsion, or a life spent in satisfaction and self-contention.On Sins by .Unvalanced
A short life, or an eternal one, our life is determined by whether we do that which we think is good, or that which we think is evil - a man who thinks he has done evil will be miserable and self-loathing. A man who thinks he has done good will be proud of himself - unless pride is a sin, in which case he will never escape his guilt.
The ideal moral system does not construe as evil that is necessary to living, nor that which is the product of the life well-lived - that which does not condemn the living to hell. Original sin condemns the living to guilt - any moral system which turns us to sinners with or without our will is hardly ideal, and is quite evil in nature. The philosophy of the brother's keeper condemns th
The Virtue of SelfishnessI am selfish. Too selfish to drop a dollar in a beggar's cap, too selfish to care about the homeless on the street, too selfish to have any desire to help drug addicts come clean, too selfish to help a disadvantaged person live a normal life.The Virtue of Selfishness by .Unvalanced
These are characteristics of a selfish person.
My selfishness runs deeper than that, however.
I am too selfish to want to rule the world, no matter the benefits it brings me - for I want my life to be mine and mine alone.
I am too selfish to lie - for I would not settle for being somebody other than me, for living a life besides the one I am living.
I am too selfish to steal - for I want to know that what is mine is mine by my own effort, built to my standards, by my virtue.
I am too selfish to hate - for my life and my time are too important for such nonsense.
I am too selfish to envy - again, because my life and my time are too valuable.
I am too selfish to be racist - because the money of a black man is as good as the money of a white man, beca
On CanvasThe ultimate canvas is the human form - the ultimate tools, the human mind. We each are granted but a single canvas to paint upon, to produce a masterpiece or to produce garbage. Some are granted superior canvas, or superior tools, with which to produce either masterpiece or garbage. But each has the opportunity to paint as they will. To sculpt what they will. A laugh line here - a hard muscular line there. Softness in the right place.On Canvas by .Unvalanced
Or in the wrong.
Not all must appreciate the same aesthetic qualities. It is up to each of us to decide what to do with what we are granted, what qualities to pursue.
But it is an act of greatest negligence never to paint upon that canvas at all, or to splash paint upon it and call it art. An act of greatest deceit to copy another's picture upon it, or to trace another's lines, or to unroll another's painting and paste it over the canvas, to hide what is truly there.