I am just so delighted to see this.
First, Nicole makes it very clear that she is “understands where [Larken Rose] is coming from.” She in essence agrees with him. That’s why she’s posting the little rant from Larken.
But let’s talk a little bit about what Larken actually says here. He tells us that he was talking to a “statist” (this is a word that basically means “anyone who thinks there should be a government with some laws”) and he just let her have it and she, being the coward that “statists” are, ran. Yay, Larken. You’re such a big manly hero.
It does a DISSERVICE to humanity to be polite to such people.
Wow. Larken bulldozes over this woman and he does it, not because he’s simply an rude asshole, but he has to do it—for humanity, don’t you see?
He can’t be reasonable and polite. He has to be a jerk.
Statists SHOULD be made to feel as much guilt and shame as possible, because they are advocating something destructive and immoral.
I see. This is all justified because people who believe that government and laws are generally a good thing are immoral.
And Larken Rose gets to decide this.
And be an asshole. And he’s a hero or a patriot or something for doing that.
He not only can be nasty, he is required to make us feel as much guilt and shame as possible. Think about that. Whatever he can do to make me feel guilty and shamed, that’s a good thing. It’s righteous, even. It’s his duty.
So let me see.
What if I determine that being an anarchist or voluntaryist or whatever the hell Nicole is calling herself these days is immoral because that philosophy completely ignores the plight of good people who have bad shit happen to them and who can’t con the local Mormon church into paying for their food and shelter? No matter if you don’t happen to agree with my assessment. It’s my assessment and I get to make it all by myself, and pronounce you and anyone who doesn’t agree with me (Joe and Nicole) “destructive and immoral.”
Now then, it’s my duty in light of that to cause them to feel as much guilt and shame as I possibly can. It would be a “disservice to humanity to be polite to such people.”
I am so happy to get that sort of validation.
Am I to assume that emulating Larken Rose is what you were striving for here, Nicole?