Recent content by Chou Toshio

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    Free Speech: Let's do this properly

    Sure— I didn’t, because you really just have to actually watch, and because Jordon Peterson is so meticulous and so perfect in his own self-representation here that my words can only detract. 1 liner though, the Channel 4 interviewer just makes herself the perfect embodiment of what Peterson is...
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    Free Speech: Let's do this properly

    Incredible. Simply incredible.
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    Does a Nanny State make one more or less free? [Liberal / Left Libertarianism Thread]

    Tangential but relevant both your post and mine). Of course I’ll cede the point that social justice has relied on force in its history by the means cited (thank you for calling me out there)— it’s obviously historically been a means to a good end. And I don’t disagree with groups standing up for...
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    Does a Nanny State make one more or less free? [Liberal / Left Libertarianism Thread]

    So before I was short up on time, and chose to focus on the top point of McGrrr's, but coming back to this-- while I think it's an accurate prognosis I don't think it's an immovable one. A change is predicate on some big things happening but then... some big things are happening. I see the...
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    Serious Marxism, Socialism, Communism, Anarchism: the left-wing political & economic thought thread

    Soul Fly— the misunderstandings come from my leaving a bunch of terms without definitions or the reasons behind them. Capitalism as forced altruism— I mean this in the strictest, simplest terms that if you have a government with a monopoly on violence that prevents market players from stealing...
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    Serious Marxism, Socialism, Communism, Anarchism: the left-wing political & economic thought thread

    And yet... you cannot have working markets without humans being fairly intelligent and reasonable. Capitalism at its best is forced altruism, and it predicates itself on the wisdom of the collective; not the intelligence of the collective, the wisdom. It isn’t perfect but it is marvelously...
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    Does a Nanny State make one more or less free? [Liberal / Left Libertarianism Thread]

    There are a couple points there that I think need to be teased out-- because you saw "zero centralized regulation is not a problem," but have stated that there will be a minimalist government, laws, and lawbreakers. If you have a government at all, and laws, whether you call those laws...
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    Serious Marxism, Socialism, Communism, Anarchism: the left-wing political & economic thought thread

    I think the arguments of the last page are a problem of ideology vs. reality. Communism can be a beautifully working and powerfully productive system-- if you are a eusocial insect or an organism/system with a similar set of motivational parameters. It doesn't work for humans. It seems like...
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    Does a Nanny State make one more or less free? [Liberal / Left Libertarianism Thread]

    I believe the answer is: not always, but it is requisite to freedom, and in western liberal countries-- is often a force for it. So I touched on this in the Marxism/Socialism/Leftism thread when discussing liberalism (as opposed to leftism). Probably the key value difference there is that...
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    Getting Over Your Oneitis

    This sounds like great advice. Something I'd say about girls in general... I think if you don't see in them a willingness to sacrifice to be with you, then they are in all likelihood not worth your time. In the long wrong, it's women who have to court men into building a dedicated partnership...
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    Podcast you Enjoy.

    Waking Up with Sam Harris My day job involves AI and digital marketing, and the topics of this podcast (AI, persuasion, digital infrastructure, media, politics) is like crack for my brain. Love some of the recommendations in the thread and will have to take a listen to some of your guys’ stuff!
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    Serious Marxism, Socialism, Communism, Anarchism: the left-wing political & economic thought thread

    Even without going left of the typical American spectrum, the difference between left and right libertarian is vast.
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    Serious Marxism, Socialism, Communism, Anarchism: the left-wing political & economic thought thread

    I don’t disagree with you, there’s nothing that prevents liberals and leftists from living fulfilling or productive lives— But I think there are many individuals who could find structure and value from various aspects of conservative culture— which is why I mentioned valuing it...
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    Serious Marxism, Socialism, Communism, Anarchism: the left-wing political & economic thought thread

    Yup, though I'm not sure "socially liberal, fiscally conservative" is an entirely accurate picture, considering that if you don't have any liberal economic views, no belief at all in the importance of wealth redistribution or having a government with some sort of welfare and dedication to social...