Leftous

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Leftous wrote

The best approach for dealing with these fools is the Socratic approach.

That is, talk to them like they know more than you at first. Then start poking holes in their position with objections and real world examples. They will start to doubt themselves and hopefully privately question the coherence of their worldview. So you start hitting them with some agreeable questions "Hey how about those lobbies and corporate influence? All these politicians are corrupt..." etc. The more general at first, the better to guage their frustration with it. Then you move in with the leftist propaganda.

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I think you're misunderstanding. The majority of their users are manchildren, so they need to make sure the content is catered to that reading level.

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Leftous wrote

Unfortunately the piles of cash on his yacht broke his fall

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Leftous wrote

Unfortunately this just makes the prospect of nuclear war more likely...

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Leftous wrote

I don't think this is a KYI case since she has no chance; I don't believe she seriously intends to participate in the state. This is just gloriously trolling liberals, and potentially getting a rise out of the bigot in chief, which I will watch with glee.

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Gandhi now known as "Creepy Uncle of India"

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Leftous wrote (edited )

It is interesting how many on the right perceive 'the establishment' as the most marginalized and least powerful groups. It is so counter-intuitive and nonsensical.

But I suppose it has been a mainstay in conservative politics for a long time e.g. where they accuse poor people of stealing all their taxes, when the vast majority of their taxes go into the pockets of the rich and powerful (who would have guessed?).

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Forgetting is a morally acceptable way to deal with this unethical information

Is this why good people still support capitalism?

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I am not sure I have ever heard a state enact a actual 'justice' system that wasn't heavily skewed or favoring a particular class or group.

Regarding a 'non-state' justice system. I don't believe in mob justice. I think that as an anarchist, I wouldn't want to impose my personal view of what justice would look like. The way I see justice is that it is always a potential; not perfectly attainable. However, we can see what is unjust and seek to correct, and work toward a common understanding of it. Simply having a more equitable horizontal society on principles like anti-oppression, compassion, and humanity would eliminate most wrongs from being committed in the first place.

More practically, my thoughts are that a restorative form of justice where there's an emphasis on compassion and defense of the victim, and rehabilitation for the wrong doer would already be a 100 fold improvement over what we have now. How can a wrong doer be judged? I think an idea could be rotating groups of arbiters whose focus is conflict resolution, getting help for the victim, consulting with the wrong do-er on a plan for them, etc. It would be preferable if a culture of responsibility is established. In such a society, there will be more incentive for the wrong do-er take responsibility and find a solution where they can get the help they need. Rather than now where there is more incentive to lie, cheat, or pay your way to "innocence".

But this is just an idea, and I would want the community as a whole to work together towards a workable solution to this problem. In reality, a justice system has never been truly achieved before, so it could be a case of trial and error, and constant improvements. It's concerning that justice turns into a popularity contest or becomes 'reactionary' in the method you were mentioning, so I would advise against something like that where people vote or base justice on their immediate outrage.

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In capitalism, the state only exists to protect wealthy and corporate interests. Even "small government" capitalists will happily admit this.

The justice system is just one of many myths liberalism relies on to sustain itself.

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Voluntary slavery? This prison is an ancap's wet dream.