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by Immanuel Can
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 176
Views: 1043

Re: "There has never been true communism."

It is indecent to take a huge slice of profits when ordinary shareholders have been deprived due to bad management or market forces. Name this "indecent" person, who is stealing from his "ordinary" shareholders. We have means to prosecute him. No, I am not envious, so stop slandering me if you plea...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: P=P is a Contradiction
Replies: 266
Views: 1154

Re: P=P is a Contradiction

Yes and no but mostly no. Peace brother. I'm sure this is an honest misunderstanding. I double-checked. "Triviality" in maths and in logic mean two different things. Your concerns are about maths, mine about logic. So we're not using the word the same way. Ironically, that would be a violation of t...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 176
Views: 1043

Re: "There has never been true communism."

Taken to its ultimate conclusion it means the lazy and the criminal are weak rather than evil. This is neither true nor Christian. In fact, it is obviously false. It is not the case that we are to deny the existence of evil, and excuse it as merely "weak." For "weak" implies that the doer would rat...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 176
Views: 1043

Re: "There has never been true communism."

right at the start I suppose you would say that. ;) But that's right. The axiom you quote, B., is badly flawed. It assumes there are only two types of people the "needy" and the "able-to-provide." But that's not at all the case. There are many types of people, such as the deserving and the underser...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 176
Views: 1043

Re: "There has never been true communism."

Age wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:45 am But ALL of them were NOT True communal living.
Where was?

Give me one case of this "true communal living."
by Immanuel Can
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: P=P is a Contradiction
Replies: 266
Views: 1154

Re: P=P is a Contradiction

Oh, I see where you got confused. You thought the word "trivial" had to have meant "useless." It did not: by it, I meant "obvious" or "circular," not "useless." No, I understood you to say that tautologies are obvious and thereby useless. Ummm...no. :shock: That's not what I said. Please read the v...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: I am the legitimate owner of the universe.
Replies: 53
Views: 335

Re: I am the legitimate owner of the universe.

The proper framework for society is a steel cage of necessity within which freedom and diversity are encouraged to flourish. Maximizing freedom is the purpose of mandating necessities. There's so much mixed up about this. Firstly, "necessities" do not have to be "mandated." If they are philosophica...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 176
Views: 1043

Re: "There has never been true communism."

Here's a good thing on the subject of "true Communism."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-151p6u9XQ
by Immanuel Can
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: I am the legitimate owner of the universe.
Replies: 53
Views: 335

Re: I am the legitimate owner of the universe.

Advocate wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:09 pm So literally everyone is going to ignore the extremely relevant bits about it not being the same as legal or practical ownership? They're there specifically to dispense with this kind of "refutation" snark.
Seems they weren't as bulletproof as you might have hoped.
by Immanuel Can
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: I am the legitimate owner of the universe.
Replies: 53
Views: 335

Re: I am the legitimate owner of the universe.

Dear Sir: It has come to our attention that you are maintaining a dangerous property. It is reported that many injuries and indeed, fatalities have been occasioned by the lack of repair in your holdings. Please take measures to modify and improve this, so that your property is no longer hazardous to...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 176
Views: 1043

Re: "There has never been true communism."

There have been bossy people throughout history... Right. And what's the very first thing they always do? Centralize power. They take charge of everything, through government fiat. And what do Communists do? Centralize power in big government. So it's the least surprising thing of all when one of t...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 176
Views: 1043

Re: "There has never been true communism."

We just have to be very very careful to allow only bossy people who are also wise to be the rulers . no I thought the point of Communism was allegedly equality, and rule by all the workers -- "dictatorship of the proletariat", as Marx would have it. But it turns out that it always ends up with "rul...
by Immanuel Can
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: 2020: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1196
Views: 19001

Re: 2020: not safe for anyone

commonsense wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:39 pm Ah!!! I totally misread your post. This is the inverse of your claim.
No problem. I trust you get it now.
by Immanuel Can
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: 2020: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1196
Views: 19001

Re: 2020: not safe for anyone

Perhaps in your case your opponent is experiencing a minimally frustrating quasi-predicament. I'm saying that no amount of "frustration" explains or excuses looting, burning, beating up old people, shooting your opponents, and so on. Those are not the tactics of civil disagreement, nor any strategy...
by Immanuel Can
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: 2020: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1196
Views: 19001

Re: 2020: not safe for anyone

Understand that your opponent is in the same frustrating predicament as you. No doubt your admonition is well-intended. I'm not so sure that's true. However great the "frustration" people may feel, a great many of us still haven't ever muzzled free speech, called opponents Nazis, rioted, burned or ...