Thursday, February 2, 2006

What is Libertarianism ?

NOTE : This is not the latest post. I'm keeping it above the others so everyone can check it out.
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I present to you : Stefan Molyneux's new introductory podcast, "What is Libertarianism ?". Molyneux's introduction puts a heavy emphasis on intuitive moral aspects and is great to make libertarianism accessible to anyone who is not familiar with the concepts.

For those of you with slower connections, here is the same file with lower resolution and half the size :

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15 comments:

Francois Tremblay said...

By the way, this podcast should ESPECIALLY be heard by the so-called "libertarians" who post on this blog and yet follow this or that religion or have positions that go against individual rights... you NEED to listen to this podcast !

Aaron Kinney said...

Hey Franc,

Why is the comments disabled for the buy something day post? I wanted to comment on it :(

Francois Tremblay said...

What do you mean ? They're not disabled.

Aaron Kinney said...

Hey Franc it says that comments for the new post about Warfare have been disabled by the admin. Did you do that on purpose? I wanted to comment on it too! I swear all your new posts have comments disabled by admin.

Francois Tremblay said...

Sorry about that. You can go ahead and comment now.

Suicidolt said...

If you're referring to me, I've heard it three times. Obviously you don't understand Buddhism if you think it's collectivist.

Francois Tremblay said...

You listened to it three times and you still don't understand it ? Wow. That has to be a record.

Francois Tremblay said...

If you still hold to the insanity of Buddhism, listen to Molyneux's latest podcast, buddhism.mp3
http://www.mississaugatherapy.com/Traffic_Jams/?M=D
Free yourself from this mental disease.

Suicidolt said...

First and foremost, I'd like to apologize to you, Francois, for the way this may sound. Sadly, if this is the kind of garbage you listen to, you are much more lost than I had thought. To imply that I would have chosen to associate myself with a group I had not thouroughly researched is excessively rude. However, it is quite obviously true of you because it took someone else explaining to you that you could not be a pure individualist and associate yourself with a group that supported collectivism in the form of government. I believe in free will, so the majority of the podcast is garbage. I do believe in a higher realm because there are a number of physical traits of the world that prove it, not to mention the ability to experience it. Don't ever claim to know what research I've done when it comes to religion. It is as rude as for me to claim to know what research you've done into Anarchy. This is getting incredibly annoying because it has yet to apply to me. 17 minutes in, it's going off. I have more important things to do.

Francois Tremblay said...

Listen to that podcast until you get it.

Suicidolt said...

Francois. I've listened to it. It doesn't apply to me. Is it not possible that you are mistaken in your preconcieved perception of me? Have you considered that it may be possible to be religious but not trapped by the standards of any particular religion? I was raised Roman Catholic, but now one might call me Buddhist (the closest fit) while others might call me New Age. Is calling myself Buddhist that much different from you calling yourself an Anarcho-Capitalist?

Francois Tremblay said...

Anarcho-capitalism is not an approximation of my political position, it is my precise political position.

If that podcast does not apply to you, then your Buddhism is politically inconsequential. If that is the case, why mention it in a political discussion ?

Suicidolt said...

Morality, as you have so specifically emphasized (the major reason I read this blog) is NEVER politically inconsequential. Essentially, it is the source of politics. Perhaps if you return to the begining of the discussion, you will see why I mentioned it. I commented on your blog and said it was a great site. You proceded to bash me. Your unfortunate circumstances are something YOU need to get over. Any individualist knows that.

Francois Tremblay said...

Look man. I'm really glad you like this blog. Really. But you are a Buddhist, and Buddhism is immoral. That is what Stefan was discussing. The fact that you are not vexed by his podcast shows that there's a problem in your reasoning.

I would never try to justify anarchism by Buddhism, because Buddhism is anti-individualist.

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