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Libertarianism versus the Modern Pharisees, part 2

Posted in Anti-libertarianism, Argumentation, Christianity, Libertarianism, Morality, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , , , , on April 15, 2015 by Xajow

In the previous post, I started talking about the ways libertarianism is often attacked for being immoral, un-Christian, and unfit for society. Some people want to argue that moral path, the Christian path is to claim authority over other people, to use the authority of government to place legal burdens on other people. My response was (and is) that no, that is not the moral and Christian way. It is not the example laid out for us in the Bible. Today, I will talk about the idea that libertarianism is self-centered and callous, and that for this reason it is immoral or un-Christian. Spoiler Alert: I don’t agree. Continue reading

Libertarianism versus the Modern Pharisees

Posted in Anti-libertarianism, Christianity, Libertarianism, Morality, Philosophy, Politics, Religion with tags , , , , , on April 11, 2015 by Xajow

Libertarianism. If you listen to some people, they will tell you that word, libertarianism, means selfishness and callousness, that it signifies a shallow and childish ideology that cannot address the complex problems of the complex world in which we live. Only liberal ideas, conservative ideas, progressive ideas, et cetera, can address the real and complex problems of the world. And of course, so they claim, libertarianism therefore cannot be considered compatible with the moral teachings of Christianity. Their solution? Have government do something, and by do something they mean make their moral preferences into laws. This makes them, in my opinion, equivalent to the depiction of the Pharisees seen in the Gospels of the New Testament. Continue reading

Some Words About (Im)Migration

Posted in Immigration, Libertarianism, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , , on July 9, 2014 by Xajow

I was going to leave the current public debate (here in the U.S.) about immigration alone. But I keep seeing and hearing some really stupid arguments being made. And by golly, I just feel like saying something about it. So I am going to. And no, what I am about to say does not favor the pro-immigration-control side of the argument. You have been warned. Continue reading

Okay, Let’s Talk About Racism and Perspective

Posted in Bullying, In the News, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2014 by Xajow

Racism is stupid. If you hate or dislike someone based on the color of their skin, you are an idiot. And you should be slapped, hard, in public, and ridiculed, in public, for being such an ignorant moron. And if I ever see you being hatefully racist to anyone I know, I may just help your face find my closed fist. That said, we have got to start getting some perspective on racism in our culture. Continue reading

The Boy(s) Who Shouted ‘National Security!’

Posted in Government, In the News, Politics with tags , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by Xajow

Some people out there prefer to defend the government more and more in the name of national security. The government is supposed to keep us safe, they say. And to a certain extent they are correct. But the question remains: is what the government is doing in the name of national security actually keeping us safe? Some people, like myself, are rather skeptical of all the claims of national security to cover all the things we uneducated citizens are not supposed to question the government doing. Why? Well, the case of Rahinah Ibrahim is a good example. Continue reading

Obama Talks Nonsense, Again

Posted in Government, In the News, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , on January 29, 2014 by Xajow

I know. You are all wondering what I think of last night’s State of the Union address. From start to finish, Obama really shoveled the excrement in thick layers. I imagine the people present in the room with him at the time needed hip boots to get out safely. And yes, these comments should give you an idea of what I thought of the SOTU speech. If you dare, read on to see what else I have to say. Continue reading

The Latest Anti-libertarian Argument

Posted in Anti-libertarianism, Argumentation, Government, Libertarianism, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , , , , on January 27, 2014 by Xajow

Someone has finally found the true weakness of libertarianism. Libertarianism cannot possibly work because it is “strange.” [insert eye roll indicating sarcasm here] Yes, boys and girls, prepare yourselves. It is time for another post about why an anti-libertarian argument is wrong. Hey, this is my blog, and I write about what I want to write about. Continue reading