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by Skip
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 2730

Re:

If that's what you and others come away with from the totality of my posts in this thread, then I've communicated poorly. I don't doubt that your convictions are clear in your own head, but perhaps you have not previously consolidated them in communicable form. For clarification, I divided my own t...
by Skip
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 2730

Re:

Okay, what I'm gettin' here is: 'If I don't have a doc to assist me, then I can't suicide and must endure years of torture'. Is this an accurate interpretation? It is, if you are physically incapable of, or restrained from, killing yourself, and you won't ask a friend or relative for help, because ...
by Skip
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 2730

Re:

Whatever dignity your death has, is preserved in a minarchy, cuz it's 'your' death. In the here and now, assisted suicide, legalized (never decrmininalized) simply puts you in a queue, waitin' on forms to be signed, for approval from a bureaucrat. I don't how much clearer I can be. Stripped of the ...
by Skip
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?
Replies: 100
Views: 5332

Re: "so i'm just stuck without any party"

I voted for Trump simply cuz it's time to bust things up. I think a lot of people did. They didn't put a whole lot of thought into whom and what they were actually voting for ; its was all about what they they each imagined as what they were voting against and they didn't bother to project the cons...
by Skip
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 2730

Re:

[S - "so what does "sanctioned" mean in this context?" - that is, in the context of no government funded health care or insurance] In the context of the here and now, sanctioned means gov-approved, gov-licensed, gov-funded, and (evetually) gov-mandated. [ Approved - who cares? what for ? If it's no...
by Skip
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 2730

Re:

"...that imposes your values/illusions on everybody." My notion of a minarchy? Absolutely there is an imposition of *value. You're gonna have that no matter who is 'in charge', no matter what ideology is in place. Of course I know this. We've had the christian notion of the sanctity of human life (...
by Skip
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 2730

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I wish you could keep up. Yes, I'm a natural anarchist, but I advocate for minarchy (very lean, very minimal, governance). ...that imposes your values/illusions on everybody. It's all about how the convention of assisted suicide would degrade of human life further. Further than what? Ashes have a l...
by Skip
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 2730

Re: "only the absence of legal obstruction and reprisal"

Which you have now . You eat a bullet in the comfort of your easy chair, in your home: where's the obstruction, the reprisal? As I said, I would have to do that sooner than necessary, because by the time it's necessary, I won't be able to. If I'm in a hopeless vegetative state, costing my family ev...
by Skip
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Dehumanizing Elements?
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Dehumanizing Elements?

humans are nasty.
Humans have always been nasty.
Humans enjoy pointing out how nasty the other humans are.
It gets them into no end of fights, and fights provide them an opportunity to demonstrate just how nasty they can be.
by Skip
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 2730

Re: "What makes my death (suicide) your business?"

If you wanna off yourself: off yourself. Not my business or concern (till you demand public approval or sanction). You don't see that as contradictory. If it's none of your business, it doesn't require your approval or sanction. Nobody is demanding public approval - - only the absence of legal obst...
by Skip
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 2730

Re: "voluntary euthanasia"

Nope, no way. Nobody asked you for permission, or your blessing. You want out, do the deed yourself, by whatever means you can cobble together. Some people do. this means they have to go a lot sooner than they would like to, because they must act before they lose the capability. Such an irrevocable...
by Skip
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 2730

Re: Overpopulation & the elderly

One one hand we have the elderly, a generation that increases, and is expected to only increase rapidly in the future. A very short future. The post-war population explosion peaked by 1960 and declined quite sharply thereafter. The last of that generation will reach "elderly" age in the next ten ye...
by Skip
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 2730

Re: Overpopulation & the elderly

I recently read about a discussion in my country (Denmark) about whether we should still prioritize the public health care. As compared to what? In the US, the to priority is armed forces, internal and external. ... see below ... Some say we should not keep the elderly alive. Who are the 'some' and...
by Skip
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?
Replies: 100
Views: 5332

Re: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?

I'm just glad that there will now be an FBI investigation of Kananaugh - as there should have been from day one. Oh, right. A controlled, time-limited investigation, with no access to previous records or complainants. Guy's a party toady who should never have been eligible, even if he's not guilty ...
by Skip
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What is the character of a woman?
Replies: 19
Views: 2173

Re: What is the character of a woman?

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Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:02 am
Methinks to find the answer it would be more conducive to ask a woman. They actually exist, you know.
Shhhh! Let them play with their imaginary womennikins. The real ones wouldn't talk to these losers.