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Tue, 10 June 2014
Sam Seder has relatively recently had a debate against Walter Block on Majority Report show. In my opinion it is appauling how the host has managed to almost lose this argument, given that Prof. Block has given him so much rope to be hanged with it. This is my critique of the argument strategy of the progressive against the capitalist.
Please listen to the original debate at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BhcdVubtZ0
Direct download: EchoOfFreedom_131_2014Jun10_HowNotToArgueAgainstLibertarians.vorb.oga
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So you admit you are (tactically) not an anarchist, and you support State coercion, for now. (Until "private property" (ie. my laptop?) is abolished.) Well guess what, that's what every other statist thinks too! State-communism was just supposed to be a stepping stone to anarchy! They all support violence in the present, and maybe in some utopian future they will be willing to renounce the initiation of violence. You also attempted to create a strawman. Ancaps do not ask for the abolition of lefty laws, while keeping the righty ones in tact! We want the abolition of all involuntary interaction, immediately! You also seem to appeal to irrational fear and emotion -- you assume people will starve, if anti-discrimination, or minimum-wage laws are repealed. This *guess* of yours is no more valid than my guess that people will spontaneously organize and meet each other's needs, non-violently. You cannot use this as the basis for your philosophy -- it needs to stand on firmer ground. Incidentally, this is precisely the basis that statists use: without the state, people will starve! You also are kinda an asshole for judging the man without really knowing him. Because he is unwilling to point guns at other people, you think he's an asshole/exploitive?? That's insane. (Btw, where the hell did you see that he supports corporations? The dude is a flaming anarchist -- he opposes corporations, and EVERYTHING the state touches! Where the hell did you see that would deny people food and essentials?!)
> You neglected to mention your own opinion on the topics discussed. No, i have mentioned from the get go, that this was not the episode to discuss such things. > Do you support minimum wage laws, or anti-discrimination laws (ie. forcing stores to serve blacks)? As the tactical reform, of course. Any rational person would. If that is too difficult to understand, here's an anology: I oppose governmental laws, but i would not start the revolution by removing anti-rape laws and keeping all the rest intact. The same here, while i oppose 'forcing to serve' laws, their abolition cannot come before abolition of private property or you will force people to starve. > Do you think he's a racist, or selfish and greedy, or an asshole? I think (and know) that he's a capitalist. > a really nice guy who would never exploit people That is a lie, he opposes people's right to organise themselves to get living wages. That is pretty much the definition of of exploitation. > he's a self-admitted anarchist My bar for political support has nothing to do with a person simply calling oneself an anarchist, one must actually follow through with the actions. Nobody, who supports corporations over people including their use of force to deny people food and other essentials, will get my respect, and they can call themselves "non-violent pro-freedom anarcho-anarchist" for all i care.
You neglected to mention your own opinion on the topics discussed. Do you support minimum wage laws, or anti-discrimination laws (ie. forcing stores to serve blacks)? That was slightly rhetorical: you cannot, if you are an anarchist. And so, I am deeply confused about why you're so emotional and antagonistic towards Block. Do you think he's a racist, or selfish and greedy, or an asshole? Really? I've heard the man many times, and he seems like a really nice guy who would never exploit people, AND he's a self-admitted anarchist who would never violently impose his views (whatever they may be) on others. Seder, on the other hand, is a proud statist, who would. You still have some cognitive dissonance to work through :).