Wednesday, August 11, 2021

On Setting Aside Laws And Rights Willy Nilly

 h/t Phil

That pound of bloody ass in its teeth is about to be that of TPTB.

"O frabjous day! Callou! Callay!"

You were warned.


  1. I am an anarchist, although I changed my voter registration from Libertarian to Republican to vote Trump in the 2016 primary.

    Anarchy is an absence of rulers, not an absence of rules. It is abjuration of the initiation of force, particularly coercive violence, against non-violent non-compliers.

  2. Anarchy is no law. Period.
    When the makers of laws set them aside on a whim, you have anarchy.
    It is not unidirectional, at that point, but rather omnidirectional.

    With no enforcement, there is no law.
    Whether the enforcement is internal or external is a matter of complete indifference, though the former is far more polite than the latter, but more repressive, to the exact same extent.

    Ask the Amish, for instance, how that works in practice. Let alone any inbred backwoods small town or group, now or ever.

    An absence of rulers is an oxymoron, except in an empty vacuum.
    Under anarchy, the number of rulers is equal to the number of persons (or whatever else you're looking at - cats, flies, monkeys, whatever). Always.

    But the number of rules to which one may appeal is nil, because there is no overarching standard or standards to which any such appeal may be given.

    Practically, that's impossible too, because no one is defeating gravity or physics, nor in fact conscience - which evinces an external standard which we all innately feel and to which we all automatically appeal (even a sleeping dog knows the difference between being deliberately kicked, and accidentally stepped on)- but attempts at anarchy are the ardent attempts to live and act as if such a state were in fact possible. The historical failure rate is 100%. And it gets ugly from there.

    "Solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." In fact.

  3. That's nice, but it's trying to square a circle.

  4. As long as there are bad men, anarchy is exactly as productive as communism.