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miser wrote

Fun fact: the book talks about this libertarian dude named Andrew Joseph Galambos who was a radical proponent of intellectual property. He believed that ideas were the most important form of property (because things like land ownership or business ownership comes from actions that come from ideas), so he claimed a property right to his own ideas and he urged his students not to repeat them (because that would violate his property rights). He put a nickel in a box every time he said the word "liberty" to pay royalties to Thomas Paine (said to be the inventor of the word "liberty") to avoid infringing on Thomas Paine's property rights. And changed his name from "Joseph Andrew Galambos" to "Andrew Joseph Galambos" to avoid infringing on his father's rights to the name (because they had the same name).

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miser wrote

Not all of them believe in intellectual property. But some do. I'd recommend you check out the book Against Intellectual Property by Stephan Kinsella. It's free for download on mises.org and it goes over various arguments in favor of and against intellectual property from prominent libertarian thinkers or anarcho-capitalist philosophers.


miser wrote (edited )

Reflections on Violence by Georges Sorel (he talks about how violence can be cleansing -- destroy the old so that the new can take place)

How Nonviolence Protects the State by Peter Gelderoos (why nonviolence isn't that effective)

Social Reform or Revolution? by Rosa Luxemburg (talks about how reform cannot be used to create a socialist society)

Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution by Peter Kropotkin (we can always practice this in our lives)

Insurrectionary Mutual Aid by Curious George Brigade

An Agorist Primer by Samuel Edward Konkins III (this is about counter economics -- dissolving the state/government through the free market (selling drugs, piracy, smuggling things across borders, etc.) and tax evasion. it's considered to be a form of peaceful revolution according to agorists)

Crypto-Anarchist Manifesto by Timothy May (about how cryptography and anonymity can be used to fight the state and empower individuals (e.g. activists or someone being abused))

Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias by Peter Ludlow (collections of writings on crypto anarchy)

(might add more later)


miser wrote

That is not what white privilege is.

Having "white privilege" means you and your family have not been significantly set back by historical systemic racism. For instance, white people were not the target of the KKK (black people were) nor were they the target of Jim Crow laws nor were they once considered to be "3/5ths of a person" nor were they target of "blackface".

This is why we have a list of things like "first black president", "first black Marine Corps officer", "first black to earn a PhD.", and so on. It's because whites have the privilege of not significantly being oppressed by systemic racism in America.

There is more to white privilege than this, but It is possible to be as poor as dirt and have white privilege because there are other things that could've set you or family back in life (e.g. sexism, mental illness, abusive family, homophobia, bad luck, etc.)


miser wrote


I think "fatso" would be a better choice to add to the list than "fat".

"Fat" can be used to describe the macronutrient found in various foods (like trans fats, saturated fats, or unsaturated fats). And it can also be used to describe the types of fats in the body (subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, or brown fat).


miser wrote

Same as Ziq, but I would also include:

daft (it means the same thing as foolish or ignorant)

hermaphrodite (this one is a bit tricky since it is a word that is considered potentially stigmatizing, but hermaphroditism is something that exists in biology and a lot of animals (like worms or snails) and plants are described as "hermaphrodites")


miser wrote (edited )

Currently reading:

T.A.Z.: Temporary Autonomous Zones, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism by Hakim Bey

Pirate Utopias by Hakim Bey

Planning on reading eventually (if I have time):

The Honest Drug Book by Dominic Milton Trott

PikHAL by Alexander Shulgin

TikHAL by Alexander Shulgin

Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture by Uncle Fester

LSD by Otto Snow

The Book of Secret Hiding Places by Jack Luger