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happy wrote

I would recommend the short essay Anarchy Against Utopia

Anarchy is not utopian and to have utopian ideals means there is an image of perfection. Perfection is a catechesis and people will have different ideas of perfection and therefore perfection doesn't exist. Governments strive for perfection in one way or the other but it never works because there is no such thing as perfection.

Anarchy is the best way for everyone to live out their own ideas of perfection.

I totally went off on a tangent. You were talking about free will and I don't see why it matters if we truly have free will or not. We still make independent choices everyday regardless of existing rules and the wiring in our brains.


robottroymacclure wrote

pardon me, i agree, aiming towards perfection is a fools errand. we still exist in an environment of limited cooperation and gamesmanship. there are only so many resources, others will attempt to take what you would share. what do we do about that? our autonomous collective still exists in the belly of the leviathan. is that acceptable and can we make peace? or do we have to win the battle of ideology?


happy wrote

If I actually owned my labor and I was sharing it, but people were taking more than I felt comfortable with them taking, then I would either stop sharing as much or simply stop sharing as much with those individuals.

If I am sharing that means that I want the products of my labor to be uses by others. Say if I had a garden and had too many tomatoes so I put some out on the sidewalk with a free sign and someone came up and took all of them I wouldn't be upset because I was sharing all of those tomatoes.