In this episode, we are discussing the freedom action strategy "Vonu" with Shane Radliff of the Vonu Podcast. Vonu is the condition or quality of, as well as the action of achieving, an invulnerability to coercion. Etymologically, it is an awkward contraction of the phrase, VOluntary Not vUlnerable (hence, “vonu”). The idea is to become as invulnerable to coercion as HUMANELY possible, from both public coercers (the State) and private coercers (ACTUAL criminals). If you would like to hear more about Vonu you can go to http://vonupodcast.com/start-here/. Please don't forget to go and like the Ancap Barber Shop Facebook page!
In this episode, we discuss automating congress with special guest Donnie Gebert, but before that, we introduce our new panelists! That's right, after lengthy consideration we are bringing two of our close libertarian friends, Dave Hester and Tanner Cypret into the fold! You may remember Dave from the tenth episode: Rothbard's Natural rights and Euthanasia. You may also remember Tanner from our nineteenth episode: Net Neutrality and artificial intelligence and our twenty-first episode: Seasteading, Determinism and Cocaine.
Donnie has a plan to automate congress, resulting in what he calls a direct republic. His plan involves all "government" programs being funded voluntarily by making everyone their own representative, as well as recording the transactions on the blockchain. They would be able to decide which programs receive funding (if any at all) as well as how much.
He claims that this could be a transitional method of getting away from democracy and that it is minarchistic, because everyone would have to sign a contract. We question this aspect but approve the general concept as a means to abolish taxation and government coercion.
We hope you enjoy this episode and would love to know what you think about it. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
In this episode, we are joined by fellow "ancap barber" Brandon Griffith. That's right folks, we actually have a barber on the show and we actually talk about cutting hair (and he's actually an anarcho-capitalist). Don't fear if barbering isn't your thing, We go through Brandon's barber journey as well as his struggles with drug addiction. Brandon has recently implemented ibogaine treatment to combat his addiction and the results are tremendous (he stopped using drugs). Listen to hear the full story!
What are the foundations of libertarianism? We explore that topic this week. Join us!
We start off with a discussion about what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia. Scott's baseline position is, "Let's talk thing out and not resort to violence."
Is it appropriate to punch a Nazi in the face for spouting bad ideas?
Christopher Cantwell, the racist from the Vice documentary, is a class A piece of shit nationalist.
Is there a peaceful way to deal with racists? Yep, and folks in Germany have proven it.
We also talk about the situation with national Libertarian Party chairman, Nick Sarwark, attacking Tom Woods out of the blue in a bout of virtue signaling. We think this was a bad move by Sarwark and he should not be alienating libertarian minded individuals.
We now get into the foundations of libertarianism.
What is the non-aggression principle?
Libertarians are not pacifists, but we do not believe in initation of agression. We will defend ourselves.
Libertarianism put simply is "don't hurt people and don't take their stuff."
We talk about moral foundations and useful diversions with Alan Barksdale.
We start off talking about Coinbase reversing their first memo about not supporting Bitcoin Cash at first. Now, they will be supporting Bitcoin Cash by the end of the year. They likely did this due to all of their pissed off customers and the big hit they would have taken for their initial stance on this issue.
Alan Barksdale is the secretary of the Masidon County Libertarian Party.
Moral foundations theory is a social psychological theory intended to explain the origins of and variation in human moral reasoning on the basis of innate, modular foundations. The original theory proposed five such foundations: Care/Harm, Fairness/Cheating, Loyalty/Betrayal, Authority/Subversion, and Sanctity/Degradation; however, its authors envisioned the possibility of including additional foundations.
How to do drugs with Scott and Adam on heroin.
Scott interviews medicinal cannabis advocate Seth Green of Greener Pastures Tennessee in this bonus episode.
Seth was born with Cerebral Palsy and started having seizures at age 13. He now has multiple illnesses because of this condition. He wants to give people information on alternative medicine that is out there for people like him.
Cannabis has helped him to get off of over 20 types of medications that were giving him even more seizures and mood swings.
Did John the Baptist use cannabis in the Bible?
Without cannabis, Seth suffers terribly and will have seizures. He typically uses cannabis by ingesting edibles and oil because it works better for his body. He generally stucks to indica strains after a lot of trial and error.
Seth is hoping that the Libertarian Party and new politicians can help Tennessee become a medical cannabis state soon. His goal is to create a grow site or to own a medical cannabis facility.
Find Seth Green on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter for more information. Or, you can go to his website.
We discuss seasteading and determinism this week. And, how to do drugs with Scott and Adam starting with cocaine.
Adam is having car trouble and Scott and his daughter have been sick. What a week!
John McAfee said that if Bitcoin doesn't hit $300,000 in the next three years that he'll eat his dick on live television. We'd love to see that.
Your new favorite Ancap Barber Shop segment, How to Do Drugs With Scott and Adam!
We start with cocaine this week.
Cocaine is bad for your heart and can cause strokes. It is also very addictive as well. Please use cocaine responsibly if you're going to use it.
Make sure to check out the Harm Reduction Coalition for more information.
What is seasteading and why is it important? "Seasteading is the concept of creating permanent dwellings at sea, called seasteads, outside the territory claimed by any government."
We talk about a couple of articles from Steemit. The first is "The value of creating micro-nations on the oceans - a simple case for Seasteading."
The other article from Steemit is "Why All Seasteads will be Anarcho-Capitalist."
Will all seasteads be anarcho-capitalist?
Make sure to check out The LAVA Flow!
Tanner from episode 19, Net Neutrality and AI, joins us to talk about determinism. Determinism is the belief that all events that happen, either in our brain or they happen to us, are caused by past events so that nothing other than what occurred could have occurred. Using this argument this means we have no control or free will.
What is the difference between determinism and fatalism? How do you view evil people if everything they do is pre-determined?
We discuss Ross Ubricht and the Silk Road.
The Ancap Barber Shop Facebook page broke 300 likes this week. Make sure to like it yourself!
Chelsea Manning is apparently pro-taxes. Stockholm Syndrome? The anarchist Twitter stream was having none of it!
Scott and Adam met Lyn Ulbricht, mother of Ross Ulbricht, and his sister at PorcFest this year. Help them out at the Free Ross website.
We talk about this whole case along with some interesting information. Were there crooked agents involved with this? Who accessed the Dred Pirate Roberts account after Ross was in jail? Who stole Bitcoin from the Silk Road?
The last legal avenue will be to pursue an appeal to the US Supreme Court, which is a one-in-a-million shot.
And, finally, Scott does take Rodger's side on the Net Neutrality debate, and Adam is fired from the Pax Libertas Productions network (not really) because he's no longer a libertarian (not really) because he supports net neutrality!
Make sure to check out the Ancap Barber Shop Facebook page to see the daily meme's we're posting.
We have a special guest panelist Tanner and we are discussing net neutrality and artificial intelligence.
We are going to talk computer shit, so we have to have Tanner on, period.
We just got back from PorcFest and had a blast. Make sure to check out our PorcFest bonus episode. We had the opportunity to meet Lyn Ulbricht, mother of the alleged Dread Pirate Roberts from the Sil Road, Ross Ulbricht, who is serving a life sentence for running a website.
We are considering adding recurring segments to our show, such as one on drugs and one on philosophy. Let us know your thoughts on this!
Scott created a new Facebook group for libertarians in Huntsville, AL. If you're a libertarian in Huntsville, make sure to check it out.
Net neutrality is creating equal access for all websites on the internet. Adam thinks Rodger Paxton of The LAVA Flow podcast is wrong in his episode on net neutrality.
Tanner also throws in his comments, and he agrees with Adam that net neutrality is needed. Scott is still unsure because he's just a fucking Rodger Paxton fanboy.
We find out that Adam is actually on a janky-ass Windows phone, so he loses all credibility in talking about anything about the internet.
Check out Yakkin’ with Nick!
Is artificial intelligence a threat to humanity? Tanner explains what artificial intelligence is and why it matters. We get into the details of why this is a big deal.
There are two possibilities. AI could be the best thing to ever happen to humanity, or it could destroy all of humanity.
This is a bonus episode from PorcFest where Scott and Adam spent a week hanging out with tons of libertarians for a week. Scott and Adam did interviews with Darryl W. Perry, Britton, Rodger Paxton, and Brian McQuade.
Darryl W. Perry, former Libertarian Party presidential candidate from FPP Radio and Chairman of Libertarian Party of New Hampshire talks about cryptocurrency and Bitcoin Pizza Day! We discuss what all we have purchased with crypto-currency as well. Darryl has both sold and bought vehicles using Bitcoin. Darryl has also purchased airfare and campaign swag using crypto as well, in direct violation of federal campaign finance laws.
We talk about Darryl's race for the Libertarian Party nomination for president. He talks about his debates and his campaign.
Scott and Adam talk about their first 30 minutes at PorcFest. They immediately ran into Ian Freeman and talked to him. They allegedly smoked some cannabis together and they went to the cabin of Rodger Paxton of The LAVA Flow to record a couple of segments of Free Talk Live with Ian.
Scott and Adam then talk to Britton, the newest mover to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project. He moved from Louisiana and was in the Marine Corps.
A couple of kids stop by selling popcorn and buttons in the middle of the show, so Scott buys a button from them. Young entrepreneurs rock!
Britton became a libertarian from the left because of the World's Smallest Political Quiz from The Advocates for Self-Government. He views the non-aggression principle as a first principle. We get into the weeds on this principle with him.
Rodger Paxton from Pax Libertas Productions and the Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire joins us on the show. He talks about what is going on the back side of PorcFest since he is volunteering to help make it all happen this year. He also talks about joining his "intentional family" in New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project.
Scott asks Rodger about Objectivism and how it fits with anarchism. He also talks a bit about what is coming up for Pax Libertas Productions and their current shows. We also talk some Star Wars stuff since Rodger also co-hosts on Resist the Empire: a libertarian look at the Star Wars universe.
We then have Brian McQuade, the other co-host for Resist the Empire, to talk more Star Wars goodness. He is also the Chair of the Libertarian Party of the Seacoast and the Membership Director for the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire. We talk some New Hampshire politics and yellow jackets (winged assholes) with him.
It was an amazing time at PorcFest this year. You don't want to miss it next year!
We are talking about the ethics of voting on episode eighteen of the Ancap Barber Shop!
Scott and Adam are going to PorcFest this year to hang out with Rodger Paxton from The LAVA Flow podcast and Resist the Empire podcast and more of the Pax Libertas Productions team. Expect some podcast fuckery to come out of that, for sure. It's going to be a 20-hour drive to get there.
Fuck you, I'm Millwall!
Roy Larner has already been hailed a hero, with a petition launched for him to be awarded the George Cross medal for his actions in the Black and Blue Steakhouse on Saturday night.
In fighting back, the 47-year-old Millwall fan gave dozens of others who were in the Borough Market restaurant the chance to escape."
The Ethics of Voting
"Libertarians generally agree that the driver of a getaway car is liable for a bank robbery, even if he did not personally wield a gun or threaten force. Similarly, we hold legislators accountable for their unjust laws, political executives accountable for their unjust directives, and judges accountable for their unjust decisions. We do not exonerate these individuals just because they legitimize their actions under the "mask of law." Yet political and bureaucratic personnel rarely participate in law enforcement; they do not strap on guns and apprehend violators. This is left to the police.
Clearly, therefore, the libertarian (anarchist) condemnation of the State as a criminal gang rests on the view that criminal liability can extend beyond the person who uses, or threatens to use, invasive force. Most of the individuals in government, though not directly involved in aggression, nevertheless "aid and abet" this process. Libertarian theory would be irreparably crippled without this presumption. If criminal accountability is restricted only to direct aggressors, then the vast majority of individuals in the State apparatus, including those at the highest levels of decision-making, must be considered nonaggressors by libertarian standards and hence totally innocent. We could not even regard Hitler or Stalin as aggressors, so long as they did not personally enforce their monstrous orders. The only condemnable persons would be in the police, military, and in other groups assigned to the enforcement of state decrees. All others would be legally innocent (though we might regard them as morally culpable)."
Are we culpable for what happens from the government if we vote? Do we want to use direct action or political crusading to affect change or both? Which is more effective?
Is there a moral obligation to vote? Do you have a moral obligation to give charity to starving people?
We also talk about seasteading as a possible option. What other options are there for action? We do podcasting.
We also talk about ranked choice voting as an option.
Make sure to check out The LAVA Flow Podcast!
We discuss the war on drugs and the ethics of shrubbery. What happened in Portugal when it decriminalized all drugs, from weed to heroin?
Scott bought a new laptop computer thanks to the appreciation of Bitcoin. He's going to use this for a mobile recording station, and planning to record a show at PorcFest! We are looking to do a Pax Libertas Productions super-podcast. Scott and Adam will both be at PorcFest, along with Rodger from The LAVA Flow and Brian and Rodger from Resist the Empire.
Scott was also on the radio again filling in for his friend. He interviewed Larry Sharpe, a former Vice-Presidential candidate in 2016 for the Libertarian Party.
Jeff Sessions, the US Attorney General, is talking about reinstating mandatory minimums for drug offenses. A lot of court sentences depends on if the judge has had lunch or not, according to studies. Apparently, judges who skipped lunch tended to give harsher sentences.
"Today, Portuguese authorities don't arrest anyone found holding what's considered less than a 10-day supply of an illicit drug — a gram of heroin, ecstasy, or amphetamine, two grams of cocaine, or 25 grams of cannabis. Instead, drug offenders receive a citation and are ordered to appear before so- called "dissuasion panels" made up of legal, social, and psychological experts. Most cases are simply suspended. Individuals who repeatedly come before the panels may be prescribed treatment, ranging from motivational counseling to opiate substitution therapy."
"When Portugal decided to decriminalize in 2000, many skeptics assumed that the number of users would skyrocket. That did not happen. With some exceptions, including a marginal increase among adolescents, drug use has fallen over the past 15 years and now ebbs and flows within overall trends in Europe."
"The rate of new HIV infections in Portugal has fallen precipitously since 2001, the year its law took effect, declining from 1,016 cases to only 56 in 2012. Overdose deaths decreased from 80 the year that decriminalization was enacted to only 16 in 2012. In the US, by comparison, more than 14,000 people died in 2014 from prescription opioid overdoses alone. Portugal's current drug-induced death rate, three per million residents, is more than five times lower than the European Union's average of 17.3, according to EU figures."
Adam goes into the history of cannabis becoming a prohibited substance.
Check out Yakkin’ with Nick!
Adam received a warning from the city a few years ago because he didn't mow his yard, and his landlord cut down his poisonous pokeweed. The landlord did this because it was supposedly harming the property value of his neighbors. Is this a valid argument? We talk about the implications.
Make sure to check out Kaleidoscope Cleaning!
Epistemic Responsibility with Jeremy Henggeler - ABS016
We have a special guest, Murder Dog, AKA, Jeremy Henggeler from Seeds of Liberty, and we'll talk epistemic responsibility, AKA, intellectual responsibility.
Jeremy Henggeler tells us how to pronounce his last name first of all. He also tells us how he got started with the Seeds of Liberty podcast, and how it led to him being on Freedom Feens.
Who is Max Stirner and what is his egoist philosophy? Is it nothing more than selfishnesses? Jeremy started off as an objectivist but is leaning towards egoism lately.
Seeds of Liberty is Jeremy's podcast and we love it because he gets really good guests. Lately, he's had Ben Stone on to talk about Room4Freedom, a more private competitor to AirBNB that allows for payments that are not just fiat currency based. You can also use it to rent out pieces of your property for someone to put an RV on, or even to use as a farm.
The tireless minority is a concept of a small minority of people, less than 10%, who are responsible for the majority of the changes in culture with tireless, almost religious, activism and education. This has been proven out by history as well. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. This plays into the vast majority of people in the world being followers, not leaders.
Make sure to check out the Vonu Podcast. Vonu is the condition or quality of, as well as the action of achieving, an invulnerability to coercion. Etymologically, it is an awkward contraction of the phrase, VOluntary Not vUlnerable (hence, “vonu”).
Is it possible to talk to statists and change their minds without being a jerk? Jeremy seems to think so, except for the ones who are truly sociopathic and dogmatic. But, most people on the other side are followers and we need to try to connect with them. Talk to anyone who is willing to talk to you. Jeremy had a lot of success talking to disenfranchised Bernie Sanders leftists who were open and willing to hear new ideas.
Epistemic responsibility is the idea that intellectuals should make themselves responsible for the truth and the exposing of lies and that you should without belief in something until there is sufficient evidence to believe it. W.K. Clifford was a mid-1800's mathematician who was a leading proponent of this idea.
The topic of anti-vaxxers comes up and Jeremy tells his opinion on the vaccine debate.
Is it immoral to believe in god since there is not sufficient evidence for the existence of god?
We are talking with Nick Hazelton about the Battle of Berkeley and Stoicism.
The Battle of Berkley was a free speech rally that had Trump supporters and Antifa in attendance. It was a wave of red hats and black bandanas.
We give you all the news on Moldylocks and her nude shots and porn.
Antifa threw some smoke bombs and the wind blew the smoke right back on them.
Does Antifa break shit and block roads only to gain attention? Could it be considered terrorism? Some people seem tothink so.
We have Nick Hazelton on this episode. The last time we talked to him was back on episode 5 of this show, Anarcho-Yakitalism, and Philosophy.
What is Stoicism? Nick says it is the philosophy dedicated to living in accordance with reality, not trying to fight what's going to happen. Some people say it focuses on your spirit of control.
What is the difference between Stoicism and Cynicism?
As Nick says, "Just let it go and be happy, man!"
Will cold showers help you cool and if you're depressed? Some studies apparently say so.
Nick talks about his history with depression and how stoicism helped him through those times. It helped him to focus on what he could control and help his life get better. He talks about this more in episode 57 of Anarcho-Yakitalism.
Is PorcFest too statist for Nick? Scott and Adam will be going to PorcFest for the first time this year, and will finally get to meet Rodger Paxton!
Nick has pod-faded his older show, Anarcho-Yakitalism, so we talk to him about his new show, Yakkin' with Nick.
Scott, Adam, and Nick talk about all of their podcasting journeys and how they got so rich and famous through podcasting.
Jeff Berwick the vegan anarchist called Nick a statist for eating meat. I wonder how Jeff feels about a 22 round being used to slaughter Nick's yaks?
We discuss Alabama church police and the Easter Facebook killer.
There's a church in Birmingham trying to get legislation passed that would allow them to form its own police force. This is apparently in response to the Sandy Hook killings.
"After the shooting at Sandy Hook and in the wake of similar assaults at churches and schools, Briarwood recognized the need to provide qualified first responders to coordinate with local law enforcement," Briarwood administrator Matt Moore said in a statement.
"It's our view this would plainly be unconstitutional," the acting executive director of the ACLU, Randall Marshall, told NBC News. "These bills unnecessarily carve out special programs for religious organizations and inextricably intertwine state authority and power with church operations," he later said in a memo.
Another church protection bill, the Alabama Church Protection Act, is scheduled to be debated in the state legislature next Tuesday and is in some ways even more controversial than the one passed Tuesday. That bill would allow churches to have armed security guards, and moreover, give those guards legal immunity if they were to shoot anyone, so there's that.
Collier, who has alleged Bentley had an affair with Mason, said in the amended complaint filed today that Bentley continues to use ALEA (Alabama Law Enforcement Agency) resources and personnel to “try to dig up dirt on people that Bentley disliked or became upset with.”
Should someone like this face capital punishment?
What's better, open carry or concealed carry?
Richard Spencer is in the barber chair today. We also talk about hate speech.
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We're also looking for sponsors for the show. Check it out at paxlibertas.com/advertise.
Richard Spencer is the guy who got punched in the face for being a Nazi, which has become his claim to fame. We discuss a Vox article on the incident.
What's the deal with Spencer, and more importantly, how is his haircut?
Did Jeffrey make a mistake by confronting Spencer and not debating him?
Ancaps are anarchists in suits. They should not be wearing masks or bandanas over their faces.
Make sure to listen to The LAVA Flow Podcast!
Charles R. Lawrence III is a professor of law at the University of Hawaii. He thinks hate speech should be illegal and not Constitutionally protected.
Check out Yakkin' with Nick!
The episode we have a guest panelist, Paul Johnson, and we're talking Trump so far and personal identity.
We start off by talking about everyone's feelings on being recorded in public since Scott did some live-steaming on vacation.
We then break down the Trump administration so far, starting with the travel ban for people from 7 countries and going through many of the other policies that he has put in place over the last couple months. We rate him on his performance up to this point.
Is Donald Trump just yet another war president? Of course, he is! He is continuing the policies of Obama who continued the policies of Bush who continued the policies of Clinton who continued the policies of Bush who continued the policies of Reagan...
Make sure to check out The LAVA Flow Podcast!
The difference in essential property and secondary property is on the table. We discuss how your personal identity works and when it starts.
Make sure to check out Yakkin' with Nick!
We are talking libertarian charity part 3 with Gret Glyer of DonorSee!
Scott is on staycation this week and got his ass kicked by Adam at some disc golf.
We talk to our very special guest, Gret Glyer, of DonorSee.
Gret Glyer has a business degree from a school in Pennsylvania in 2012 and started working at Enterprise Rent-A-Car as his first job. He had the opportunity to go to Africa to teach math to kids so he took it. While there he crowdfunded a $100,000 school for girls. This is where his desire to start DonorSee came from.
The cool thing about DonorSee is that you get to see where your money is going. Scott donated to a lady needing a wheelchair and received a video of her being placed in that wheelchair for the first time after it was purchased. That is powerful.
DonorSee can be found at donorsee.com or by downloading their phone app called DonorSee.
Aid workers from Peace Corps have been banned from using DonorSee completely and won't return Gret's email, regardless of how effective DonorSee has been.
DonorSee was the very first organization on the ground in Haiti after the hurricane. They beat USAID and Red Cross because of their lightweight, efficient, and technological model.
You really have to check this charity out. We would consider it a personal favor if you began donating to the things this organization does.
Make sure to check out the latest podcast in the Pax Libertas Productions network! Resist the Empire - a libertarian view of the Star Wars universe. If you are a star wars fan and are a libertarian, or just interested in libertarianism and politics, this is your podcast. Subscribe now on any podcatcher or by going to http://ResisttheEmpirePodcast.com/subscribe.
Also, Pax Libertas Productions is running a contest with a prize pack! It's only for actual listeners of the show, so make sure to listen for your chance to win a t-shirt from the Pax Libertas Productions show of your choice, including this show, the LAVA Flow, Freecoast Freecoast, or even Resist the Empire! You'll also receive a The LAVA Flow tote bag and a copy of one of my favorite libertarian books signed by the author.
And, make sure to check out The LAVA Flow podcast!
We had a Facebook message from Drake about episode 9, where we talk about Trump's travel ban. We read his comment and discuss his ideas.
Make sure to check out Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree.
Don't forget to check out the Anarcho-Yakitalism podcast!
Tonight we have guest panelist Dave Hester and we are talking about Rothbardian natural rights, mind mapping, assisted death, and suicide.
Rothbard is one of Scott's biggest political influence. Rothbard's natural right theory is a fascinating topic that we discuss in this episode. Nature doesn't give a fuck about your property rights. Is Scott abandoning anarcho-capitalism? We dig into the deontology vs. consequentialism debate.
Make sure to check out The LAVA Flow podcast!
Next, we talk about how to mind map your life on paper to train your brain. Scott digs into his mind map to give an example of how to do this.
On a tangent, what podcast would Scott listen to while having sex? Find out on this episode!
Don't forget to check out the Anarcho-Yakitalism podcast!
What is ethical and not ethical in assisted death? Adam breaks this down for us, from suicide, euthanasia, and abortion. Adam talks about Britney Maynard, who killed herself through euthanasia and was very public about her process. Do we really own ourselves and our bodies?
Voluntary euthanasia vs. non-voluntary euthanasia is an important distinction that Adam talks about. The case of Terry Schiavo is a good example of this topic and is discussed. Dave Hester wants to be left on life-support forever and be turned into a robot one day.
Abortion is a tough subject for everyone. In some places, it is illegal to abort when the reason is birth abnormalities or defects. The hosts all give their opinion of whether or not abortion should be illegal. Dave starts mansplaining about why the father should have some rights to decide on an abortion as well.
If you bring a child with severe abnormalities into the world, are you as a parent responsible for the child's future suffering?
Check out NerdLogik from Dave Hester. It will be coming out soon and will be breaking down pop culture and media in the DC and Marvel world.
Also, make sure to check out the Voluntaryist comic book series.
We talk about Hoppean physical removal, Trump’s travel ban, Scott’s diet update, and free helicopter rides.
Hoppean Physical Removal and Trump’s Travel Ban
Scott has changed his diet again trying to find out what works best for him. He’s already lost about 40 pounds but still wants to lose more. He recommends the Hulu documentary, The Perfect Human Diet. But, don’t take our advice on diets because we don’t know what we’re talking about.
Hans Hermann Hoppe made waves with his claim that some people would need to be physically removed from society to keep it libertarian. The quote was taken from his 2001 book Democracy: The God That Failed:
There can be no tolerance toward democrats and communists in a libertarian social order. They will have to be physically separated and expelled from society. Likewise, in a covenant founded for the purpose of protecting family and kin, there can be no tolerance toward those habitually promoting lifestyles incompatible with this goal. They–the advocates of alternative, non-family and kin-centred lifestyles such as, for instance, individual hedonism, parasitism, nature-environment worship, homosexuality, or communism–will have to be physically removed from society, too, if one is to maintain a libertarian order.
So, should we start kicking communists from helicopters now? Augusto Pinchoet, former president of Chile, would say yes.
Make sure to check out The LAVA Flow podcast!
Will Trump’s “Muslim Ban” lead to more terrorist attacks? We talk about why these specific countries were chosen for the ban and if this will have blow back for America.
Will the left become anti-war again now that Obama is no longer the president? We sure hope so!
The travel ban is being fought in the courts right now. As of recording of this episode, a court rejected a bid to restore the travel ban.
Don’t forget to check out the Anarcho-Yakitalism podcast!