Thursday, March 3, 2022

I had a ben shapiro/jordan peterson phase... and i'm glad i did

watched this rather silly video because the young lady seemed to have shifted from the far extreme left to the right, but then she shifted back at the end.  She makes some intelligent comments like she is a person who wants to think objectively about things, but she seems like someone who shifts her position based upon whatever group last influenced her.

In response to this, I wrote ...

People's political perspective is often determined by their personality type.

The only thing that has brought people out of poverty is freedom and the free market. All the liberal policies in the world have been a complete failure. We have spent trillions of dollars in the United States and have not improved the lives of people. For the last ten thousand years, the average income remained at extreme poverty levels until freedom was tried, and then immense amounts of wealth were created.

Freedom occurs when you have voluntary transactions between people. Both parties benefit. Forcibly taking money from one person and giving it to someone else is not a voluntary transaction. It is the use of force against people. It is theft.

Government exists for the purpose of protecting people's rights. This is something we can't do on our own unless we want to have our own private army. Government shouldn't exist for the purpose of stealing from one person to give to another.

Pretty much all the issues that people scream and yell about is a smokescreen for socialism. The goal is to have more government control of our lives. Then they can justify any infringement of our freedom in the name of fairness or equity.

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