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User Info: Flamer_Blue

Flamer_Blue
1 month ago#1
Remember which side used to repeat that slogan?
Now suddenly, corporations are an obstacle to their freedom of speech.
Corporations want to silence us all.
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User Info: EPR-radar

EPR-radar
1 month ago#2
There is only one thing conservatives really believe:

There needs to be a ruling class (i.e., conservatives) that the laws protect but don't bind, and a ruled class (i.e., non-conservatives) that the laws bind but don't protect.

Every instance of Republican hypocrisy makes perfect sense from this point of view.

User Info: IShall_Run_Amok

IShall_Run_Amok
1 month ago#3
People can go to prison or be executed for murders they commit. Hmm.
Wubba dubba dubba is that true?

User Info: Tibbatron

Tibbatron
1 month ago#4
EPR-radar posted...
There is only one thing conservatives really believe:

There needs to be a ruling class (i.e., conservatives) that the laws protect but don't bind, and a ruled class (i.e., non-conservatives) that the laws bind but don't protect.

Every instance of Republican hypocrisy makes perfect sense from this point of view.


Can we get this pinned?
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User Info: Sailor_Razor

Sailor_Razor
1 month ago#5
If corporations are people too then where's the part where Nestlé gets busted for slavery?

User Info: KnightofShikari

KnightofShikari
1 month ago#6
if corporations are people then why can we not lock up an entire corporation for crimes?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76HijAoXi6k

User Info: BewmHedshot

BewmHedshot
1 month ago#7
Tibbatron posted...
Can we get this pinned?
We really should pin the whole quote:

https://crookedtimber.org/2018/03/21/liberals-against-progressives/#comment-729288

There is no such thing as liberalism — or progressivism, etc.
There is only conservatism. No other political philosophy actually exists; by the political analogue of Gresham’s Law, conservatism has driven every other idea out of circulation.
There might be, and should be, anti-conservatism; but it does not yet exist. What would it be? In order to answer that question, it is necessary and sufficient to characterize conservatism. Fortunately, this can be done very concisely.
Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit:
There must be in-groups whom the law protectes but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.
There is nothing more or else to it, and there never has been, in any place or time.
For millenia, conservatism had no name, because no other model of polity had ever been proposed. “The king can do no wrong.” In practice, this immunity was always extended to the king’s friends, however fungible a group they might have been. Today, we still have the king’s friends even where there is no king (dictator, etc.). Another way to look at this is that the king is a faction, rather than an individual.
As the core proposition of conservatism is indefensible if stated baldly, it has always been surrounded by an elaborate backwash of pseudophilosophy, amounting over time to millions of pages. All such is axiomatically dishonest and undeserving of serious scrutiny. Today, the accelerating de-education of humanity has reached a point where the market for pseudophilosophy is vanishing; it is, as The Kids Say These Days, tl;dr . All that is left is the core proposition itself — backed up, no longer by misdirection and sophistry, but by violence.
So this tells us what anti-conservatism must be: the proposition that the law cannot protect anyone unless it binds everyone, and cannot bind anyone unless it protects everyone.
Then the appearance arises that the task is to map “liberalism”, or “progressivism”, or “socialism”, or whateverthef***kindofstupidnoise-ism, onto the core proposition of anti-conservatism.
No, it a’n’t. The task is to throw all those things on the exact same burn pile as the collected works of all the apologists for conservatism, and start fresh. The core proposition of anti-conservatism requires no supplementation and no exegesis. It is as sufficient as it is necessary. What you see is what you get:
The law cannot protect anyone unless it binds everyone; and it cannot bind anyone unless it protects everyone.

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