Do you get extra rights by getting a job with a group called government? Does getting paid to do an immoral action, justify you performing the immoral action under the guise of “I was just doing what I was told to”?
To summarize Professor Jason Brennan idea:
Whatever you can do in self defense, or in self defense against others, against anything that I Jay Brennan do, you can do against the U.S. President.
Moral Parity thesis: The claim that, conditions under which you are able to resist injustice conducted by a government official, even when acting in the capacity of their office, are exactly the same as the conditions under which you’re allowed to resist non state actors.
Special Immunity thesis: Some government agents enjoy (are entitled to) a special kind of immunity against resistance
Whenever a third party coercively intervenes in a voluntary exchange, the voluntary parties are both worse off.
“Any statute or administrative regulation necessarily makes actions illegal that are not overt initiations of crimes or torts according to libertarian theory. Every statute or administrative rule is therefore illegitimate and itself invasive and a criminal interference with the property rights of noncriminals.”
Jason Brennan is the Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Chair and professor of strategy, economics, ethics, and public policy at the McDonough School of Business. He specializes in political philosophy and applied ethics.
… I define anarchist society as one where there is no legal possibility for coercive aggression against the person or property of any individual. Anarchists oppose the State because it has its very being in such aggression, namely, the expropriation of private property through taxation, the coercive exclusion of other providers of defense service from its territory, and all of the other depredations and coercions that are built upon these twin foci of invasions of individual rights.
– Murray N. Rothbard, Libertarian Forum v. 1, p. 535
0:00 – Mark Skousen quote
0:37 – What is freedom?
2:14 – What is a ‘right’?
4:05 – What is ‘natural law’?
6:38 – What is ‘government’? Why are you anti-government?
9:06 – What is ‘anarchism’?
11:32 – Quote from The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose
11:53 – What is ‘gun control’?
22:46 – Are police responsible for enforcing immoral laws?
26:29 – The power of ‘no’
31:24 – Is anarchism a utopian pipe dream?
36:00 – What about the poor?
39:44 – Do we need ‘government’ to have basic safety or regulation in society?
44:58 – Appeal to tradition & popularity
49:59 – How government gets its power & how we can escape mind control
56:56 – How do we differentiate moral from immoral behavior?
1:04:26 – How can we determine truth from falsehood?
1:10:44 – What have you learned from talking to statists for 20+ years?
1:13:56 – What is the most important information you learned researching “Tesla energy suppression”?
1:18:00 – 30 Second elevator pitch to non-anarchists
0:57 – What is Libertarianism? – NAO (Non-Aggression Obligation)
7:29 – The Kissinger Approach to History
18:24 – Kissinger’s World Government Justification
22:00 – 9/11 Response & War in Afghanistan
28:30 – F.B.I. Terrorist Plots
43:22 – “Terrorist Plots Helped ALong by the FBI – NYTimes” and Bin Laden deal & 9/11 motive
52:50 – U.S. in Libya under Obama
57:55 – Benghazi 1:04:30 – U.S. in Syria under Obama
1:06:12 – Operation Timber Sycamore & the U.S. in Syria
Ben Swann & Obama – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceobsac7LE8
John Kerry Leaked Audio: https://youtu.be/41HhRABl3kM?t=1409
‘As President, I Don’t Bluff’ – https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/obama-to-iran-and-israel-as-president-of-the-united-states-i-dont-bluff/253875/
Joe Biden at Harvard – Key allies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25aDP7io30U
Gen. Wesley Clark – 7 Countries 5 Years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTbg11pCwOc
1:18:41 – U.S. Role in Somalia under Bush, Obama and Trump
U.S. Government to Blame for Somalia Misery https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/u-s-government-to-blame-for-somalias-misery/
“Unfortunately, sir, you have no choice,” Mattis told Trump, according to officials. “You will be a wartime president.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/can-jim-mattis-check-an-impulsive-president-and-still-retain-his-trust/2018/02/07/289297a2-0814-11e8-8777-2a059f168dd2_story.html
1:31:46 – U.S. Role in Yemen under Obama and Trump
Washington’s War in Yemen Backfires – https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/washingtons-war-yemen-backfires/
Clinton Foundation / Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Donation – https://www.clintonfoundation.org/contributors?category=%2410%2C000%2C001+to+%2425%2C000%2C000
Trump on U.S. / Saudi Alliance for the MIC – https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-president-donald-j-trump-standing-saudi-arabia/
Military Industrial Complex, President Eisenhower – https://www.npr.org/2011/01/17/132942244/ikes-warning-of-military-expansion-50-years-later
War is a Racket – Smedley Butler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket
Martha Mundy’s work on Yemen: https://sites.tufts.edu/wpf/strategies-of-the-coalition-in-the-yemen-war/
Madeleine Albright 60 Minutes – 500,000 dead children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbIX1CP9qr4
Bin Laden Letter to the Americans: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/nov/24/theobserver
1:51:20 – Waco Siege – Operation Showtime, Waco Rules of Engagement, Waco: A New Revelation
Trump v. Jeb! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4ThZcq1oJQ
2:08:52 – Oklahoma City Bombing Cover-Up
The Ultimate Oklahoma City Bombing Archive – https://libertarianinstitute.org/okc/
2:13:08 – Most important things you learned from Jacob Hornberger, Pat Buchanan, Murray N. Rothbard, Ron Paul, and William Norman Grigg.
I give an essay summary and analysis of Chaos Theory by Robert P. Murphy.
In short, a stateless society would not be perfect, but all imperfections of the market apply ten fold to the state. Voluntary funded competition provides better quality and lower prices than coercively funded monopoly. What makes the state unique is that it claims the monopoly right to initiate violence against peaceful people. The ultimate check and balance is the ability to stop funding/participating with an organization.
In his debate with Dave Smith Nick Sarwark said people aren’t worried about foreign policy because it doesn’t affect their lives. Tommy decided it was time that this idea was taken on, and debunked for good.
When police arrived after reports of a shooting over the weekend at a bar outside Chicago, witnesses say Jemel Roberson, a 26-year-old security guard who worked there, had already subdued the alleged assailant in the parking lot, pinning him to the ground.
Adam Harris, who was at Manny’s Blue Bar in Robbins at the time of the incident on Sunday, told WGN-TV that Roberson was holding “somebody on the ground with his knee in his back, with his gun in his back” when officers from neighboring Midlothian got there early Sunday.
Midlothian Police Chief Daniel Delaney said that’s when one of his officers “encountered a subject with a gun” and shot him, according to a statement given to the media.
But the “subject” was Roberson, not the suspect in the bar shooting.
Since June 24th, approximately 1,200 gas workers for National Grid have been locked out of worksites throughout Massachusetts. They’re union, the United Steel Workers, was not able to reach an agreement with the company for a new contract, in which National Grid has tried to reduce retirement and health insurance benefits. Though the gas workers wanted to continue working as bargaining was underway, National Grid has locked them out, hiring contractors who lack experience and proper safety protocols.
In front of a National Grid location near me a few miles north of Boston, the police have had a perpetual presence since the lockout began. They are there at 3am and 3pm, whether there are no workers demonstrating or 2-3 protesters. During the day, there are four to five police outside the Grid building; and a few blocks away, there are two cops who wait by a new apartment complex at the end of my street, either taking a break or waiting for their detail to begin. Overnight at the Grid building, two cops hold fort. Like most police details, they watch traffic pass, chat with each other or stare down at their smartphones.
The futility of this police detail is remarkable. Not since late June have there been more than 7-8 demonstrators, who don’t show the slightest inclination towards public disorder, and even less towards violence or trying to break into the Grid office. Usually there are no protesters at all or 2-3, max. On the first day of the lockout, approximately 30 gas workers marched down the sidewalk, chanting and holding signs. Ever since, it’s been extremely quiet.
Walking or driving by the Grid building, I’ve usually observe the mundane – one or two protesters standing with signs or sitting under an awning and cops idling about. Occasionally, it’s been a little more interesting.
One time recently, I was walking on a bike path past the lockout workers’ small awning, under which a gas worker sat on a chair with two 24-packs of water at his side. He was talking to a group of five cops not far away.
“You see that dog over there?” a cop asks him.
He turns and looks towards the adjacent cemetery, “Neah…”
“Over there, behind the bushes.”
“Oh – yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah!”
“I’ve seen him over there for a while.”
The cops start calling the dog, whistling and so forth, and the gas worker joins in.
“He looks like a hot dog,” the Grid worker observes.
Another time, I was driving home at dusk. A car stopped, with emergency lights flashing, at the street’s edge, right in front of a group of four policemen, who were apparently preventing havoc from letting loose on a zero-protester night. A large, overweight brown-skinned man got out of his car, with a couple boxes in hand. The cop he walked towards momentarily put his hand cautiously over his gun. He soon realized that their dinner had been delivered.
Nearly two months after the lockdown began, with long-fizzled protests outside the National Grid building, police continue to guard the site. They look as useless as ever, like Monty Python guards at a forgotten, remote, medieval fort. But, it’s really not the cops’ fault – not this time. Municipal policy, catering to corporate residents and police unions’ longstanding demand for police details anywhere and everywhere are the real culprits. It’s compounded by the American public’s pervasive sense of fear that the outside world is dangerous, terrorists lurk everywhere, child molesters wait around every corner and crime poses an existential threat to neighborhoods. Perhaps, most worrying, is Americans’ knee-jerk disdain for protests, unless they wear pussy hats. Workers protesting slashed benefits and football stars kneeling during the national anthem have no room under the First Amendment. That is reserved for big moneyed ‘speech’.
As for me, perhaps I was a bank robber in my past life, or maybe I like public spaces devoid of monitoring, but I’m not too fond of police detail at the end of my street every day. I’d rather they return to the station, await a call for help, than unmeaningfully (in this case, at least) conduct surveillance on main street, and as they await their detail, at the end of my own street. The overtime salary from nearly two months of 24/7 police detail has cost the city taxpayer dearly – and all to monitor a protest of virtually none.
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