Politics govtheory was: assange

Karl gmkarl at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 16:16:02 PDT 2021

Hi jim,

You've probably blocked me by now, but

On Wed, Aug 11, 2021, 6:56 PM jim bell <jdb10987 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> The problem, briefly stated, is "How do you defend a country based on
> anarchistic or libertarian principles, if they cannot tax themselves to put
> on a defense?"

The money and labor rise from people who value defense.  This value is
clear when the danger is clear.

AP is a little similar to a culture I heard of among indigenous people in
canada.  There is a nation of them who do not provide for outsiders to
trespass on their land.  The punishment for trespass is death, and that's
just a part of their shared culture and has been for as long as anybody
knows, so the entire nation would be familiar with supporting it.  When
living off the land, if the ecosystem is mistreated (e.g. overhunted by a
neighbor), your families die, so managing the impact of others has been

But jim and I disagree on the result of money.  I think I see supporting
unlimited wealth as oppressive and jim sees it as freeing, not sure.
Regardless you probably need some kind of financial government to provide
for unlimited wealth, since people as a whole only have so much demand.
Most people don't want advertisements in their search results, and those
ads produce a lot of unnatural demand.

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