23 Jun 2013

Supreme vulgarity

What’s the Matter with Libertarianism? | Psychology Today

I find this notion extremely vulgar:
A more serious concern is that the libertarian fixation with individual freedom distracts us from the underlying biological purpose of a society. The basic, continuing, inescapable problem for humankind, as for all other living organisms, is biological survival and reproduction.
In fact, throughout the ages people have engaged in activities that absolutely did not guarantee their biological  survival, nor were intended for this purpose.

Libertarianism, although deeply flawed, at least has intellect to reckon with.  Biology has only biology.

Placing biology first is very crude indeed. Aristocratic virtues were oriented to face death first

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