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by henry quirk
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 192
Views: 1179

Re: "There has never been true communism."

This thing has a military to protect its borders, a court to decree its laws, and police force to enforce them, it might not be much of a state, but it is a state. to be clear... there are multiple, local, minimal courts of last resort to arbitrate local dispute; multiple, local, minimal constabula...
by henry quirk
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 192
Views: 1179

Re: "There has never been true communism."

Sculptor wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:30 pm I'd rather be fucked with the rough end of a pineapple
I'm sure you have been, many times

to each his own
by henry quirk
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 192
Views: 1179

Re: "There has never been true communism."

Because some individuals are always going to be bossier than others. that has always been the case and probably always will be. you're sayin' if folks weren't bossy there could be a true communism? I don't know because I can't imagine any group of people , organised or not, where some people are no...
by henry quirk
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: US's Covid Stats - an Embarassment
Replies: 52
Views: 1270

Re: US's Covid Stats - an Embarassment

Over 200,000 COVID deaths in the US in less than 1 year. Compare that to the flu which kills anywhere from 3,000 to 49,000 per year. I'd say it's a serious pandemic alright. Looks like the skeptics here were wrong. yep, that's the official count: 200,000 how many died from beer virus? how many died...
by henry quirk
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: I am the legitimate owner of the universe.
Replies: 53
Views: 347

Re: I am the legitimate owner of the universe.

I'm withholdin' rent till you fix the a/c
by henry quirk
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 192
Views: 1179

an experiment for anyone

take these... a man belongs to himself a man has a right to his life, liberty, and property a man's life, liberty, or property are only forfeit, in part or whole, when he knowingly, willingly, without just cause, deprives another, in part or whole, of life, liberty, or property ...as the concrete fo...
by henry quirk
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 192
Views: 1179

age, I took a gander at one of your many posts made after I put you on ignore...

...I made the right choice to put you aside for a while just that one post made me tired I'm fortifyin' myself with vitamins and collard greens so -- down the road -- I can address your many concerns gonna be a bit before I'm strong enough to stare into the abyss that is age, though, so: keep them c...
by henry quirk
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: 2020: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1214
Views: 19269

Re: 2020: not safe for anyone

the envy of useful idiots harnessed by the would-be rulers of the world Exactly. Compassion and charity are hard to get people to generate. Not so, envy: that comes quickly and easily to them, especially when packaged with the excuse that whatever is happening to them, they are always the virtuous ...
by henry quirk
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 192
Views: 1179

Re: "There has never been true communism."

One : we are not actually hardwired to be universally altruistic Two : communism doesnt work because people like to own stuff as Frank Zappa said The first applies to true communism and the second applies to economic communism You all know the difference so I dont need to tell you what it is We are...
by henry quirk
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 192
Views: 1179

Re: "There has never been true communism."

Belinda wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:00 am
henry quirk wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:22 am Why?



the answer is obvious
Because some individuals are always going to be bossier than others. that has always been the case and probably always will be.
you're sayin' if folks weren't bossy there could be a true communism?
by henry quirk
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 192
Views: 1179

Re: "There has never been true communism."

If we have as our entire state apparatus, nothing but a minimal constabulary, a minimal court of last resort, and a minimal border patrol not a state, and you forgot the most important one of the four plus we have a law universally accepted by all that no man can be told what he must do with his ow...
by henry quirk
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 192
Views: 1179

Re: "There has never been true communism."

Nuh-uh.

yeah, that was helpful
by henry quirk
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 192
Views: 1179

Re: "There has never been true communism."

"history does not run on rails" had to do my bookwork...I get it...and you're right: ain't no guarantees about tomorrow...some clever bastard could develop soma, addict the world, reduce man to automaton...some smarty-pants (lookin' at you, elon musk, with your neural link) could develop tech makin...
by henry quirk
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: 2020: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1214
Views: 19269

Re: 2020: not safe for anyone

admiration can inspire; envy always leads to misery Truer words were never spoken. I'm convinced that's all it is, really...this recent "romance" with Neo-Marxism. For a few soft-hearted but soft-headed types, it might be a very misguided belief that more government control can "help the poor": but...
by henry quirk
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Sympathy For The Liberal
Replies: 32
Views: 316

Re: Sympathy For The Liberal

uwot wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:01 am
henry quirk wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:15 am The US has 4.4% of the world's population and 22% of the world's prisoners

cuz we're badasses: fear us
Could be. It might also be that you're dumb fucks who keep getting caught. Certainly the nutters you don't lock up would support that hypothesis.
dumb fucks?

absolutely

fear us