"418,000 Americans died in World War II. Now we blindly piss away those hard-fought freedoms, allowing ourselves to be ruled by tin-pot tyrants"THE KAREN PREMISE: "We should stop at nothing to prevent all deaths from COVID-19. This is why we should all be okay with shutting down our entire way of life. Get used to it. It's the new normal."THE KAREN PREMISE, UNPACKED: Yes, we'll lose more people from deaths of despair caused by the shutdown than from the virus itself, but those deaths … [Read more...] about Losing to an Army of Karens
When trying to introduce the philosophy to newcomers, I always try to begin with an introduction to first principles, which typically leads to a discussion about the non-aggression principle (NAP). And there could never be a better test for the NAP than a time like this with the issue of masks, the topic at the top of everyone's social media feeds for months now.Masks are the quintessential controversial subject. I've rarely seen such a sticky divisive topic. There's little point in trying … [Read more...] about No, The Maskless are Not Violating the Non-Aggression Principle
This article is not an argument about the validity of taking precautions for COVID-19. It is solely about who is responsible for the mandatory shutdowns, social distancing requirements, and other protections mandated by government officials. I invite criticism of what you find below, but only on my reasoning, not the wisdom of said mandates. Whether those mandates are justified or not is the subject for another debate. I recently posted a remark on Facebook positing something … [Read more...] about Fisk me, please?
Not that I'd want to be a law enforcement officer. I wouldn't, and for many reasons that I won't go into here, but if I was, I would like to be a sheriff And not a deputy. No, I'd want to be the boss man. I would choose that position over any other law enforcement because in general, sheriffs are beholden to none other than the people who elected them. As a sheriff, I'd be able to set my own rules. They have no bosses. Below would be my platform and guiding principles for the deputies and … [Read more...] about If I Became a Sheriff…
It is with my deepest regret and heart-felt grief, that I announce the death of our beloved, Nuance. Nuance passed away after a hard fought, 40 year battle with the cancer known as Instant Knowledge and Expertise. Nuance was a hard earned but cherished gift to humanity, now completely squandered away for the sake of trying to impress our friends with our instant, automatically endowed expertise in everything, to be used as a scathing verbal and written weapon, usually bravely delivered by … [Read more...] about The Death of Nuance