reply to post by LeftWingLarry
So let me get this strait.
You dismiss a video that you havent even watched as sophistry while attempting to make a sophist argument, ie that that presentation is more powerful
that content. Unfortunately you offer neither a compelling presentation or a logical rebutal to the content of the video, that you admit to not
viewing due to inconvenience. You attempt to convince the reader to dismiss, as you do, purely by your choice of words, and not by deconstruction of
logic of any kind.
You lay the blanket dismissive statement that anarchy is an extreme ideology, which in your Statist mind effectively renders any discussion on the
matter unnecessary. Yet you have no idea what you are arguing against as you admit you havent listened to the other side. You imply that arguing the
matter is needless as any argument for 'anarchy' is just the work of a persuasive orator and not the result of persuasive arguments.
So basically youve dismissed without investigation (the highest form of ignorance according to minds much greater than ours) and concluded before
analyzing any information. Your mind is made up and is not subject to any kind of rational debate or reasoning as you have arrived at a conclusion
before weighing one argument vs the next.
You provide no insights, critical thought or logical rebutals to the information presented. And yet you have the BALLS to demand some sort of
reasonable debate when you yourself have, in this one post, displayed a complete contempt towards any exchange where the goal is higher understanding
and truths, arrived at through intense scrutiny and adjustment of conclusions when new information is provided. You simply dont give and damn if
youre right, but only desire to *win*, and that in itself lands you outside the proximity of thinking humans that value truth, intergrity, and the
humility required to persue truth.
In essence your post can be boiled down to "NO". You offer nothing besides irrational statements based on prior prejudices that in summation offer
nothing to those of us who actually are here seeking arguements, counterarguments and rational proofs. If you have a problem with the video, state
your argument vs it for all to see and let us prove or disprove your claims. Saying "NO" is less valuble and informative than saying nothing at all.
And for your information, your banal and limp laziness only boosts your opponents arguments to the casual reader such as myself.
To refute the one sentence that you typed that had some substance but had not supporting arguments, yes, a Stateless society is of course 'extreme' in
relation to the current climate, Your claim that is it indeed extreme, (which I agree with) in no way invalidates the substance of anarchy itself.
An end to slavery would have seemed extreme in the prevailing political climate 200 years ago. Opposition the the church would have been extreme in
the time of the inquisition. Not sacrificing hundreds of live humans to an evil and manufactured diety would have seemed extreme to the late South
American civilizations. Women not wearing a burqua (sp?) might seem extreme in many muslim cultures to this day.
So 'extreme' is a relative term that has no meaning when not compared to the prevailing culture of the extremists. So of course, in a world of 190+
states (or whatever) someone advocating statelessness would seem extreme. This does not invalidate their arguments, though, as the above examples
show. You cannot dismiss rational arguments with the wave of a hand simply because youre currently part of the majority, If you want to be taken
seriously by any thinking person you must deconstuct the arguments presented and show the logical flaws in reasoning. Hey, if you could do that you
might even convince me, or Mmenth. But waving the magic wand of dismissal get you no cred with us, or anyone else who values truth or even merely
entertainment, as simply saying 'no' and changing the topic is boring as hell and provided no food for thought, not even junk food.
So try again, if you please or dare, Tell us all exactly the points from the vid that you disagree with, tell us exactly why you disagree, and prove
us wrong with your superior state schooled mind and dry british wit. Dont be afraid to engage in sophistry to convince us, as it would be nice to be
entertained as were being schooled. But for the love of all things objective, dont tell us 'WRONG' without showing us the error of our ways.
Anything less if just noise.
edit on 12-9-2010 by Neo_Serf because: (no reason given)