[ExI] the tao is silent - Smullyan,
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 14 23:33:35 UTC 2017
Yes, libertarians don't care what other people think, only what they do.
Until an authoritarian violates someone else's rights, they're left alone.
I think that's very consistent with libertarianism - but. Authoritarians
tend to want to tell people what to do, lay down rules - nonnegotiable -
scold, punish, be very cognizant of hierarchies. All of that tells me that
they are going to irritate me a lot, even though I'll smile and tell them
that I'll do what I want and you can jump in the lake.
My mother told me a story on myself: I was about three years old and had
done something bad. My mother then started in on me and I told her, "Women
don't tell men what to do."
Already a bit of a libertarian, eh? I was very lucky not to have
We are by definition nonconformists and what authoritarians love most is
conformity, so there will always be a built-in conflict between us.
On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 4:55 PM, Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 4:42 PM, William Flynn Wallace <
> foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Do LIbertarians believe that authoritarians should be free to be that way
>> as long as we are not affected, or do we wish that they would change?
> Yes, libertarians don't care what other people think, only what they do.
> Until an authoritarian violates someone else's rights, they're left alone.
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