The following debate originally took place here, upon the Facebook page, “Living in Modern Times“…
Living in Modern Times:
“10 Things to Use to Make You a Better Human
1. Self Ownership
2. Natural Law
3. The Non-Aggression Principle
5. Using Conscience at All Times
6. All Interactions Must be Voluntary
7. Only Self Authority is Inherent to Humans
8. Truth & Freedom Come Before Family Obligations
9. Positive Rights Are Not Inherent to Humans
10. No Ruling Class, Society, & Collective Can Provide ‘Justice,’ ‘Morality,’ or Protection, as These Are Owned, Individually”
Joseph H.: Fine on,paper but won’t work,in reality. You don’t understand the universal nature of evil.
Living in Modern Times: oh? please explain the universal nature of evil, Joseph H.
Jeff R.: You don’t understand the universal nature of good.
Joseph H.: Everyone is sinful and everyone is capable of evil. Radicals always make the same basic, fatal mistake. They want to overturn an established flawed
order and replace it with What they think is a utopia. They don’t see that
they are subject to the same faults as the rulers they replaced. It happened in the French Revolution and in the Russian Revolution. A bloody, sadistic regime replaced a long established monarchy. Power corrupts and unless you have something to balance that, you’ll be corrupt too.
Rayn: Reality does not tend to agree with the highly cynical notion that humanity needs to be ruled over by morally-bankrupt criminal scum. And, the Statists currently denying our natural right to live, to own ourselves, and to peacefully co-exist are simply those who wish to violate them, by way of robbery, slavery and/or murder – either directly, or through violent, coercive proxy (church, state, etc). This is typically done while espousing the usual brand of illogical superstition, replete with “original sin/presumed guilt/pre-crime/chaos” myth about the inherent “evil/cruelty/disorder” of humanity.
Of course, I reject such cult-like nonsense, as it is absolutely illegitimate. Not only have I personally met more kind and caring souls than I can count, I also recognize every human being as a UNIQUE, SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUAL – to be judged ONLY by the merits of their OWN character! As far as I’m concerned, assigning humanity with labels fit for criminals is merely an excuse for the corrupt and polluted souls among us to collectively oppress and punish us all for crimes we haven’t even committed, in an effort to catch a boogie man that lives no further than the nearest MIRROR! Besides, biology, itself, does NOT support the “freedom is slavery” double-think mentality of such control-freaks, no matter how many clever excuses they come up with in order to justify their lust to harm and enslave others:
Forget Survival of the Fittest: It Is Kindness That Counts (Aug. 2009):
Humans Evolved To Be Peaceful, Cooperative And Social Animals, Not Predators (Feb. 2006):
The Compassionate Species (July 2012):
Young Children Are Intrinsically Motivated to See Others Helped (August 2011):
We’re In This Together: A Pathbreaking Investigation into the Evolution of Cooperative Behavior (Nov. 2012):
Humans Naturally Cooperative, Altruistic, Social (Sept. 2011):
A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution (Jan. 2011):
Instinctively, People Are Generous (Sept. 2012):
(archived copy of above link located here: http://web.archive.org/web/20121004113714/http://news.discovery.com/human/human-instinct-generous-120919.html)
Emory Brain Imaging Studies Reveal Biological Basis For Human Cooperation (July 2002):
(Brain intrinsically rewards reciprocal altruism over self-interest)
(*all it takes is free-will initiation of altruism by only one party in most cases!)
Thinking About Giving, Not Receiving, Motivates People to Help Others (Aug. 2012):
Joseph H.: Sin isn’t an,illusion, you just don’t want to admit it exists and acts on you too.