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#226 thecrashingisles

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:24 PM

All this stuff is very 'what if...' and you can think about all different ways this stuff could work. I'm sure there are many greater minds than mine who could think of better ways too, so these are just suggestions.


What if there were a group of people who wanted to operate a competing legal system in Britain. Let's call it Sharia. Presumably you would be 100% in favour since it would create some competition?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:27 PM

The main point is that Traktion is espousing his views as though they are a logical break from what has gone before, rather like Marx did in a different way.
Thing is, Traktion's ideas are not some sort of mouthdropping revelation of the inevitable, they are just another brand of politics.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:31 PM

youre saying im trying to catch you out however im simply using your own principles of a stateless society and actually youre rejecting your own principles by using a means of justification to close your arguments.

you say tax is immoral and that the justification argument of why tax is ok, has to be kicked out the window because its simply about morals.

yet when i apply your own concepts in your stateless world, you start to justify how a stateless society can work.

you say laws shouldnt exist but then say a court can handle disputes. now dont forget the people sitting courts could not be legal experts, because there are no laws for them to make judgements on.

theyre just ordinary people passing their own opinions on everything and youre saying that this individuals opinions would hold weight.

and they are just opinions remember they are not professionals theyre not falling back on laws or rules or precedent its simply "what they think" yet you elevate them to a position of authority.

what you dont realise is that in your state free world, in order to make it work, you are actually starting to create formal channels by which things are done - i.e the building blocks of a state.

when we start from scratch with a state free world and then put arguments and scenarios to you, your responses and solutions start to mimic what a state does.


If a society can 'mimic what a state' does without using taxation and threats, that's fine by me.

I don't say that laws shouldn't exist either. I just think they should be defined from the bottom up, via the free market, rather than imposed from above. Common law came before legislation, not after it.

You say I am creating formal channels by which things should be done. Others say I don't explain how things should be done. I have only made suggestions of how things may be done, but it seems I am damned if I make suggestions and damned if I don't.

I can only dump some of my thoughts here and you can take them or leave them, much like a state free society would.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:39 PM

The whole of human history proves you wrong.

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That's not true. There are numerous examples where states haven't been present in any meaningful sense.

Additionally, this isn't about looking backwards. 400 years ago, the UK didn't have a democratic state. I'm sure the monarchy appeared to be the only way to rule one's subjects back before then too.

The Internet has given us communication tools beyond what has ever been provided. There is a wealth of knowledge, as well as forums for debate. Maybe society will remain the same and there will be no social change, but I doubt it.

IMO, the Internet will lead to far bigger social change than the printing press ever did. The printing press removed the monopoly over religious teaching, fuelled the industrial revolution and revived the democratic state in a modern form. To think the latter won't evolve into something new is rather short sighted (again, IMO).
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:40 PM

What if there were a group of people who wanted to operate a competing legal system in Britain. Let's call it Sharia. Presumably you would be 100% in favour since it would create some competition?


Sure, why not? If people want to live by Canon Law, Sharia Law, Common Law etc, that is up to them. As long as they respect people who don't share their opinions, that's fine by me.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:40 PM

If a society can 'mimic what a state' does without using taxation and threats, that's fine by me.

I don't say that laws shouldn't exist either. I just think they should be defined from the bottom up, via the free market, rather than imposed from above. Common law came before legislation, not after it.

You say I am creating formal channels by which things should be done. Others say I don't explain how things should be done. I have only made suggestions of how things may be done, but it seems I am damned if I make suggestions and damned if I don't.

I can only dump some of my thoughts here and you can take them or leave them, much like a state free society would.


But if no one else agrees with you

then you are either a once in a generation visionary

or seriously deluded

:)

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:43 PM

Sure, why not? If people want to live by Canon Law, Sharia Law, Common Law etc, that is up to them. As long as they respect people who don't share their opinions, that's fine by me.


As if this would ever happen.

Tolerate the intolerant and guess what

once they have power

you either share their opinions or you get a bullet in the head.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

The main point is that Traktion is espousing his views as though they are a logical break from what has gone before, rather like Marx did in a different way.
Thing is, Traktion's ideas are not some sort of mouthdropping revelation of the inevitable, they are just another brand of politics.


I wouldn't call them my ideas. Many better minds than mine have written and shared similar ideas with others over the years. What I write is mostly my take on them.

I do think that not giving one organisation a special status over others is an evolution of our social/political system though. Corporations already span nations and the Internet has removed borders in many practical senses.

For me, the abandonment of the nation state just doesn't seem that radical. I just don't think it is needed any longer. For me, watching how communities and organisations are evolving on the Internet re-enforce this view (along with a sprinkling of historical cases).
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:58 PM

But if no one else agrees with you

then you are either a once in a generation visionary

or seriously deluded

:)


:lol:

Time will tell, I suppose! ;)
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:04 PM

:lol:

Time will tell, I suppose! ;)



What do you actually do that is anarchist?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:07 PM

As if this would ever happen.

Tolerate the intolerant and guess what

once they have power

you either share their opinions or you get a bullet in the head.

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I think with so many views freely mixing, due to advancing communications technology, the difference between 'them' and 'us' is getting smaller by the year. I often feel I have more in common with groups of people on the Internet, than I do with my neighbours.

I could be completely wrong and we could be headed for a huge war, as you suggest. I hope that we have progressed far enough as a species to avoid this, but who knows?
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:30 AM

What do you actually do that is anarchist?


What a dumb question. Why not ask a slave that has ideas about a slaveless state what he does that is not the action of a slave?
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#238 billfunk

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

What a dumb question. Why not ask a slave that has ideas about a slaveless state what he does that is not the action of a slave?



Face it. You two are dilettantes.




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