— Mikhail Bakunin, Rousseau’s Theory of the State (via marlkarx)
Someone posted this on facebook:
A fascist, Evolian, Golden Dawn lawyer professor was teaching a class on Oswald Spengler at an alternative university.
"Before the class begins, you must stand up, salute Spengler. and download at least 1 hour of classical music onto your ipads!"
At this moment a courageous, autistic, classically liberal demisexual who had left at least 6 million hate comments on the TheRightStuff.biz stood up and held up a bottle of diet pepsi.
"Tell me, what is this?"
The professor chuckled and replied: “Tasteful toxins in a container.”
"Tautological gibberish! Thanks to this bottle, I can enjoy an intensely unique thrill of sweetness hitting my lips and trickling down through my bodily orifice. It is the product of thousands and thousands of years of social progress and a billion years of evolution. THIS, one of the little things, is what makes life worth living. This is freedom. THAT is what you want to destroy."
And with that, our hero cracked the bottle open and began to deepthroat it.
The professor was visibly shaken, and dropped his chalk. Shaking like he had a seizure, he stormed out of the room.
The students applauded, blasted rap music, and all bought heaps of True Capitalist Radio t-shirts that day. Karl Popper’s ghost flew into the room and put a curse on all the Nazi regalia, and everybody had a ginormous orgy.
The professor lost his tenure and was fired the next day.
I sometimes forget that the US’s major debates are about health care and gun control, not about whether virtue is a constitutive of the good or merely instrumental to it.
Ron Paul’s perfect commentary on the military’s recent announcement that they’ve created pizza which can last for up to three years.
I love that you can instantly imagine Ron Paul saying this. It’s such a Ron Paul thing to say. Also, SO relevant: The Ron Paul Pizza Rap from the ‘08 campaign era.
adult privilege is the fact that there exists a common euphemism for assault (“spanking”) which applies only if the victim is a child and makes the act socially acceptable
|tumblr:||let's share our stories about enduring child abuse|
|tumblr:||and talk about how parents and other adult relatives contribute to depression and anxiety all the time|
|tumblr:||and let's have some popular text posts on how parents think they can yell at and say horrible things to their kids without any repercussions.|
|tumblr:||let's talk about how school is horrible|
|tumblr:||because following orders is valued more than learning|
|tumblr:||and the stress is insane because people are always being told that grades are the only marker of their worth.|
|tumblr:||let's talk about young people getting treated like shit by mental health institutions.|
|tumblr:||and while we're at it let's have some rants about the millennial generation getting dumped on by every media outlet there is.|
|tumblr:||ageism? what the fuck is that?|
|tumblr:||there's no such thing as adult privilege, where do you get this stuff??|
He is currently doing an AmA. I encourage anyone who doesn’t know who the Institute for Justice is to do some research on them. Anytime someone says libertarians don’t care about the poor, refer them to the institute for Justice. They are purely non-profit, they don’t charge their clients, and they sue governments on behalf of people whom cannot afford to in order to knock down legislation that holds the client back from being business owners. They are highly influential and have been involved with many different Supreme Court cases (and won 80%).
I feel much safer knowing that dangerous unlicensed florists aren’t preying on unsuspecting customers.
capitalism is literally evil, capitalism is a system of violence, oppression, and exploitation and there is literally no way to separate those things from it. capitalism cannot exist in an environment free of violence because capitalism thrives on it.
LOL, what? You mean statism is a system of violence, oppression and exploitation, my friend
What passes for profound social commentary on tumblr is so nauseating. There’s no argument even here, it’s pure wind. I don’t think OP even understands the words they’re using, it’s an almost unconscious and mechanical repetition of impassioned buzzwords without any real thought.
tumblr is literally evil, tumblr is a system of violence, oppression, and exploitation and there is literally no way to separate those things from it. tumblr cannot exist in an environment free of violence because tumblr thrives on it.
Today’s achievements include removing the “conservatism” sidebar from Milton Friedman’s wikipedia page.
You are a hero. I once tried editing the awful classical liberalism page, but my edits were reverted.
I think we can take this principle and generalize it.
Unix was designed to stop its users from doing anything. Or so it seems when I try to use it.
This is among the most correct and important statements in all of ethics.
However, it must be noted that Epicurus was a deathist, perhaps one of his greatest errors.