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Whoa there (Off-Topic)

by SonofMacPhisto @, Friday, December 20, 2019, 11:25 (639 days ago) @ Cody Miller

Without the state there are no laws.

True.

There are no rules.

False.

There are no ethics.

False.

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.

My position does not lead to what you describe here but seeks to imagine a social contract free of hierarchy and all the suffering it creates. The state is not the only reasonable option. Never has been.


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