"People have often been willing to give up personal identity and join into a collective. Historically, that propensity has usually been very bad news. Collectives tend to be mean, to designate official enemies, to be violent, and to discourage creative, rigorous thought. Fascists, communists, religious cults, criminal 'families' — there has been no end to the varieties of human collectives, but it seems to me that these examples have quite a lot in common. I wonder if some aspect of human nature evolved in the context of competing packs. We might be genetically wired to be vulnerable to the lure of the mob." ~ Jaron Lanier
How does something immoral, when done privately, become moral when done collectively? Furthermore, does legality establish morality? Slavery was legal; apartheid is legal; stalinist, Nazi, and Maoist urges were legal. Clearly the fact of legality does not justify these crimes. Legality alone cannot be the talisman of moral people. ~Walter E Williams
I refuse to use labels of "anarchist" or "menarchist"...society as a whole always feels the need to label everyone or everything. I am person who simply wants to be left alone to live within my own moral values and ethics. I don't feel the need for any form of gov't dictating what I can and cannot do based on someone elses belief system.
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