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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Capitalism's Coercive Nature

Abstract

During the course of this paper I will be attempting to prove that the modern day capitalist bourgeois-proletariat contract is just as coercive as the "forced taxation" that modern day Libertarians and Anarcho-Capitalists complain about. I aim to prove that the "agree to this or die" mentality inherent in any profit driven labor contract is no more "just" than the tax man coming to your door telling you to hand over your money. If one works within the framework of the non-aggression principle* and the moral philosophy of Stefan Molyneux in Universally Preferable Behavior then one ought to reject the capitalist bourgeois-proletariat contract as being "unjust" and "another form of coercion". At this point it must be noted that I do not intend to prove that coercion is either a moral or immoral thing, I merely am attempting to prove that bourgeois-proletariat contract is coercive and therefore is immoral under the framework laid out by modern Libertarians and Anarcho-Capitalists. The issue of an apriori ethical framework shall be in a later post, this one is building off existing frameworks. 


I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.       -Eugene V. Debs[1]




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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mitt Romney On Obama Voters

So yesterday Mother Jones published a leaked video of a closed-door Romney meeting on YouTube where Romney talks about the "47 percent" of people who won't vote for him. In response to them he says:

All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.

This claim, the implication of which is that people aren't entitled to food and some basic form of shelter is utterly appalling. A society that prides itself on "caring for others" should not take this lightly. Hell, Mitt who preaches of Christian Charity is saying that these people shouldn't be helped!



In darker news, Obama wins the right to indefinitely detain American citizens...

Hence my vote would be for.....


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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Banner Stuffs

So you may have noticed that there is a new banner up (which was made in 10 minutes). This banner is totally temporary and if anyone would like to design a better one (which won't be hard at all) I would totally encourage that. The only things I would like on it would be the words "Peter Says Stuff" and possibly "Political Musings, Atheistic Commentary, Economic Insights." The dimensions are 920px X 175px. You can upload the banner you make to Imgur and post the link in the comments if you wish. Thank you all so much and if I get no responses then I'll probably stick with this one until I find a better one.

-ph

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mini Update

Tonight I shall be going through most/all of the comments left in the last few months and I shall be responding to them so if you left one chances are it will be answered. That's all for now.

-ph

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The American War Machine



Abstract

There are a ton of articles written that purport to explain why the United States and subsequently NATO got involved in specific quagmires around the world. While these articles are wonderful in explaining the United State's posture on specific countries such as Iraq or Afghanistan, they fail to weave these discrete events into the overall fabric of the United State's hegemonic role in the world. During the course of this paper I will argue that following World War II the United States' active role in the world-which manifests itself in the toppling of regimes and the support of apartheid-is not out of a love of "democracy" or "freedom", but rather is part of the ungodly melding of neo-liberalism and neo-conservationism's goal for United States hegemonic domination. Throughout this paper I will argue that the major wars of the second half of the 20th century fought by the United States, from the Cold War proxy wars to the Iraq war to the proposed war on Iran to name a few, are not discrete pieces of data. Nay, they are points on a continuous line drawn by the United States government which ends with the permanent imperialistic, hegemonic status of the American empire.


I believe - though I may be wrong, because I'm no expert - that this war is about what most wars are about: hegemony, money, power and oil.                                                                                                      -Dustin Hoffman[1]



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IMPORTANT UPDATE!

IMPORTANT UPDATE


Sorry for the obnoxious header but I needed to make sure I had your attention. So there are going to be a few changes to this blog. First, it will be combined with my other blog Everyday Marxist. This means that this blog will not only include posts regarding religion (however those may be fewer) but it will also include posts regarding economics, current events and politics from an anarcho-communist perspective. 

The blog will now be back in full gear (hopefully) with some new pages and new posts!

Also, I am now using a new email address where you can direct any comments or concerns. That email is  
s0laris4289@gmail.com. 

So please stay tuned and spread the word!

-ph

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