DRAFT version of Federal "Justice" Shutdown Project
catskillmarina at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 15:51:34 PDT 2018
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On 03/22/2018 04:41 PM, jim bell wrote:
> On Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:30:10 PM PDT, juan
> <juan.g71 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:43:27 +0000 (UTC) jim bell
> <jdb10987 at yahoo.com <mailto:jdb10987 at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>> I notice that you don't distinguish between public (government)
>> borders and private (private property) borders. Why is that?I
>> oppose government borders. But I believe in the concept of
>> private property, which amounts to the right to exclude others
>> from that property. We live on the surface (2 dimensional, more
>> or less) of a sphere (Earth) and we desire to travel and have
>> goods (and information) brought to us. That will require that
>> Come on Jim. I already refuted your right wing, fake
> libertarian garbage.
> Utter and complete nonsense.
>> And it's quite funny how an engineer isn't
> aware of the fact that there is AIR TRAVEL and SEA TRAVEL and that
> right-wing fake 'anarchists' haven't claimed to own the SEA and the
> SkY, at least YET.
> I was not including air travel and sea travel because I didn't
> consider it relevant to the current discussion.
>> So, please stop defending STATE BORDERS like you did and stop
> wholly misrepresenting libertarian philosphy.
> I think I already said that I opposed government borders.
>> For what it's worth, I also oppose it when government requires
>> people to show some sort of identification in order to travel.
> Do you really? But that's what happens when ICE DOES ITS JOB eh?
For someone who supports freedom of travel and who opposes the
requirement of papers - what legitimate "job" does ICE do ?
Honestly, TSA and ICE just look like jobs programs to me. Jobs
programs to satisfy authoritarians.
- --- Marina
>>> But I believe I cannot prohibit it if a private
>>> (non-governmental) company such as an airline decides, for
>>> itself, that it will insist on identification in order to allow
>>> passengers to travel.
>> lawl - didn't your mommny teach you not to lie? You actually
>> don't object to the police state as long as you can pretend it's
> If you don't believe in the concept of "private property" say so.
> But don't pretend that everybody has the same opinion as you.
> I am aware, of course, that SOME anarchists oppose the idea of
> private property. See
> I consider that essay foolish, because it pretends that there is a
> valid distinction between two forms of property:
> "B.3.1 What is the difference between private property and
> Anarchists define /“private property”/ (or just /“property,”/ for
> short) as state-protected monopolies of certain objects or
> privileges which are used to control and exploit others.
> /“Possession,”/ on the other hand, is ownership of things that are
> not used to exploit others (e.g. a car, a refrigerator, a
> toothbrush, etc.). Thus many things can be considered as either
> property or possessions depending on how they are used."
> ==================== You will also notice that in that essay, the
> author grandly used terms like "anarchists believe" and "anarchists
> define". One of the most foolish forms of debate is that in which
> a party effectively tries to define his position to be true, or his
> opponent's position to be false, or make grandly sweeping
> statements that over-state or mis-state reality. Pretending that
> no possible anarchist can believe in private property (including by
> conveniently defining it away) is nonsense. I consider there to be
> a major problem with that stance: What is the alternative? If
> there is essentially no private property, then the most obvious
> alternative is collective ownership. But that implies the need for
> a big, controlling, and ultimately abusive government. But
> really, that's not surprising: The label "anarchist" is more than
> occasionally used by people, describing themselves, who really want
> to set up a big, abusive, controlling government. They just find
> the term "anarchist" and "anarchism" to be stylish.
> Jim Bell
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