Whoa there (Off-Topic)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Friday, December 20, 2019, 10:59 (644 days ago) @ SonofMacPhisto

You are operating under the mistaken assumption that violence is inherently immoral. It isn't. And in fact, violence is absolutely necessary for a peaceful society. It is ultimately the only way to enforce laws.

I do not believe violence is inherently immoral.

The fact it's the only way to enforce laws shows why the state is immoral.

Without the state there are no laws. There are no rules. There are no ethics. The society that you live in free from the hardships and indifference of nature is only possible by such means. To declare it immoral is to embrace the amorality and suffering of nature. Which, under social contract theory you can choose to do. The fact that nobody today would ever chose to leave the contract is a testament to the value the state provides.

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