We are talking about the ethics of voting on episode eighteen of the Ancap Barber Shop!

Scott and Adam are going to PorcFest this year to hang out with Rodger Paxton from The LAVA Flow podcast and Resist the Empire podcast and more of the Pax Libertas Productions team. Expect some podcast fuckery to come out of that, for sure. It’s going to be a 20-hour drive to get there.

Fuck you, I’m Millwall!

“A football fan reportedly yelled “F**k you, I’m Millwall” as he single-handedly took on the three knife-wielding London terror attackers armed with nothing more than his fists.

Roy Larner has already been hailed a hero, with a petition launched for him to be awarded the George Cross medal for his actions in the Black and Blue Steakhouse on Saturday night.

In fighting back, the 47-year-old Millwall fan gave dozens of others who were in the Borough Market restaurant the chance to escape.”

The Ethics of Voting

George H. Smith wrote a critical three-part article on “The Ethics of Voting” that is a must-read.

“Libertarians generally agree that the driver of a getaway car is liable for a bank robbery, even if he did not personally wield a gun or threaten force. Similarly, we hold legislators accountable for their unjust laws, political executives accountable for their unjust directives, and judges accountable for their unjust decisions. We do not exonerate these individuals just because they legitimize their actions under the “mask of law.” Yet political and bureaucratic personnel rarely participate in law enforcement; they do not strap on guns and apprehend violators. This is left to the police.

Clearly, therefore, the libertarian (anarchist) condemnation of the State as a criminal gang rests on the view that criminal liability can extend beyond the person who uses, or threatens to use, invasive force. Most of the individuals in government, though not directly involved in aggression, nevertheless “aid and abet” this process. Libertarian theory would be irreparably crippled without this presumption. If criminal accountability is restricted only to direct aggressors, then the vast majority of individuals in the State apparatus, including those at the highest levels of decision-making, must be considered nonaggressors by libertarian standards and hence totally innocent. We could not even regard Hitler or Stalin as aggressors, so long as they did not personally enforce their monstrous orders. The only condemnable persons would be in the police, military, and in other groups assigned to the enforcement of state decrees. All others would be legally innocent (though we might regard them as morally culpable).”

Are we culpable for what happens from the government if we vote? Do we want to use direct action or political crusading to affect change or both? Which is more effective?

Is there a moral obligation to vote? Do you have a moral obligation to give charity to starving people?

We also talk about seasteading as a possible option. What other options are there for action? We do podcasting.

We also talk about ranked choice voting as an option.

Make sure to check out The LAVA Flow Podcast!

 

 

 

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