Originally posted by Neo_Serf
This touches on the root of your ideology, I think. A distain for your fellow mans intellectual capabilities. You seem to think we are fundamentally irrational, and I, and others, think man is fundamentally adaptive. If raised in decadence and dependance, of course youll end up with a herd of sheep. If allowed to make their own decisions, well, we might just start making our own decisions.
I'm not interested in what you think. I'm interested in what the evidence shows us.
No, your governments monopoly of force makes you buy inefficient healthcare,
I, for one, am very grateful for the NHS- as are the majority of the people of this country.
use inflated and increasingly worthless currency
Untrue. Anybody can operate and deal in their own currency in the UK. They do it in Brixton, for example.
support a welfare state that only perpetuates poverty
pay for wars that destroy societies including your own
My society is still going strong, although I do generally disagree with war and attended the anti-war protests back before the Iraq war.
buy the largest per capita serveillance state in the world ect ect ect...
I've never understood why people have problems with CCTV in public places.
...but one thing it doesnt do is protect you from buying a 3 pack of jockeys at WalMart.Again you misunderstand what freedom means.
We don't have WalMart in this country. I'm not really sure what jockeys are, either- where I'm from they usually refer to people who race horses for a living.
So you AGREE that socialism doesnt work in practice?
Why are you wasting our time?
I'm not a socialist.
So what the hell ARE you saying?
As I recall we were discussing your belief in a totally free market.
Would you do business with a militant McDonalds?
Only if I was forced to. It would be in their interests to force me.
A free person CHOOSES to be whatever the hell he wants to be. A government slave tends to become a little apathetic. Afterall, why try if your efforts are confiscated?
Because there are no mental conditions which result in apathy, and there are no factors in your upbringing which can cause you to become more [insert trait here].
[edit on 21-8-2010 by LeftWingLarry]