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About my authoritarianism

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on June 29, 1999 at 02:01:07:

In Reply to: no about faces posted by Gee on June 28, 1999 at 17:40:15:

: : SDF: If "strict authoritarianism" is your definition of the welfare state you live under today, than I endorse it wholeheartedly.

: Thought you were authoritarian. Either that or you think "a bit" of coercion is ok, that ends justify means even if the ends are not met, as long as the goal is 'noble'

SDF: No force is a worthy utopian goal, but you're not a utopian dreamer, and anarcho-capitalism is a fraudulent utopia, a regression to feudalism that wears the mask of paradise. (In the same way, removing "government coercion" from the capitalist process would give the business frauds currently in operation the signal that they no longer have anything to fear.) Forcing the state to provide the minimum for children is better than merely forcing them to live under capitalism.

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