To begin, I will be addressing the argument from ethical relativism in the context of my comment section disputes with Anarchists/Anti-Statists. I keep getting the old "Who are you to say that people shouldn't work for 13 cents an hour while billionaires roam?! Fairness is relative. Checkmate".
Easy does it, right? Wrong...
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
I already received some replies to Part 1, so a thank you is in order for those of you who took the time to read this stuff. At the same time, I'll have to point out that my arguments were paraphrased superficially and incompletely. The points I'm making here cannot be summed up with one-liners. The roots of these issues aren't as cut and dry as the anarchists have described them to be, which is precisely why I had to relegate them to this medium instead of YouTube. All possible contentions, in their minds, have been explained away innumerably. Interestingly enough, every counterpoint I've received so far has been one I have already heard years ago, so we're in the same boat there. Consequently, one would suspect that my persistence would have been met with at least a minimally improved level of apprehensibility. It's laughable to instead construe it as my closed mindedness or infirmity creeping in.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Time to address a bunch of counterarguments I received from Anti-Statists. I'll be referring to them as plain old Anarchists from here on out, because I'm literal like that. Traditional anarchists may very well scold me for that due to their imagined monopoly on the term, and that's fine since I find aspects of many original theories on anarchism to offer societal control mechanisms which barely differ from the control mechanisms offered by modern States when adjusted to the municipality domain. The reason I'm using the blog format to tackle the particular brand of dissent I received on Youtube, is because I will be taking an ultra thorough look into many aspects of this argument, starting with my video and how the new & improved Anarchists dealt with it. I may break it up into two parts if it ends up being overly long.