I know it's early, but is there any support for something I'd call #FediverseFebruary? Sometime before February 2022, help all your friends start a #fediverse account and get connected with yourself and others. Then when that month rolls around, we could all try not using big social. If we do it right, we should have no problems cause we'd all be here instead. Followings maintained etc. Network effect no more. What do you think?
people can and do opt for private schools. there is more indoctrination that there should be (especially recently), but all choices of what to cover and what not to mean bias of some sort. understanding that, the model of giving local school boards and teachers control is much better than these new pressures from further out.
it's not irrelevant because other countries also have a drug war but don't have as many guns. that's why the situation in isolated communities is worse here. I'm not a big gun rights guy but the first priority should be ending the drug war.
it would be a great test for SS. many of the "cancelled" claim they are writing there cause the founders support free speech, but every startup pretends to care about fixing the world in the beginning for the good PR.
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You're avoiding my point, but...
Every organization becomes corrupt to the extent we allow it. Humans are imperfect. Yet, much of what we want requires collective action. Government is no different. I think you've been sold a utopia that doesn't exist but whose progress toward will serve the interests of the wealthiest individuals, who don't want to be bound by rules the rest of us have more votes to write.
They can and do hire whoever they want. It's an argument to end the drug war, like they ended prohibition (and kept THE STATE).
This is what libertarians always say. Any example is bad because there's still some government involved somewhere. And I can't prove you wrong, or me right. So what the fuck are we doing?
I'm describing a black market where they can't rely on cops to prevent theft. It's warlordism, same thing you see in weak states. And innocent people die.
Visit the south or west sides of Chicago and tell me people don't fight, especially when their "business" is at stake.
You said we can imagine what it would be like by looking at states and then when I present you with what that looks like, you say but people would act differently. I don't really disagree but only point back to my original point that we can't know what would happen, and argue this is a distraction from more relevant political conversation.
Nations have signed agreements w the UN but do not follow them because there is no enforcement mechanism. Iraq War etc. Welcome to ANCAPistan.
Are you unaware of the UN? Are you unaware of all the ways nations get involved in each other's business, including militarily and threats of violence? The US has 800 bases around the world. Conflicts over waterways and airspace. Having to maintain a personal arsenal to keep some asshole from taking your shit, including your children? Nations are always working out new trade agreements and enforcement mechanisms cause there is no higher authority. No thanks to all that.
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