Statism rests on a quivering foundation of self-contradiction Retweet
We advocate planting Mental Depth Charges in the subconscious mind. Mental Levers are excellent tools for this purpose.
By the way, calling someone a “statist” is not name-calling. Statists advocate a philosophy called statism. Statism is the belief that it’s morally justifiable to initiate coercive force. In their view, the government’s purpose is the advancement of their social or political goals.
Today’s offerings focus on statist self-contradictions…
- Statists contradict themselves by creating free-riders as a supposed cure for free-riders.
- Pardon the econo-babble-jargon, but… statists contradict themselves by creating externalities as a cure for externalities.
- Statists contradict themselves when they sacrifice the few for the sake of the many.
- Statists contradict themselves when they praise democracy while claiming that people need to be ruled.
We urge you to cause cognitive dissonance as a first step to social change.
Cognitive dissonance is internal confusion caused by the discovery of contradictory beliefs. This confusion causes stress that seeks resolution.
Exposing self-contradictions can induce dissonance. Therefore…
- Learn about these statist self-contradictions.
- Gently share them with others.
Once planted in peoples’ minds these ideas will begin to work subconsciously, leading to gradual change over time.
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ZAP The State and have a nice day,
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I’m surprised no one has commented on this yet. The information is striking, especially considering accusations that went flying during the Michael Pence and Kamala Harris debate, and the refusal of either Senator Kamala Harris or former Vice President Joseph Biden to tell whether they would try to pack the Supreme Court or not. They seem to be suffering from a bad case of projection when they complain about the Republicans’ actions on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, especially since Senator Biden won’t state who his candidate(s) would be.
Once again, you give us a feast for thought on one page!