I’m on vacation so less writing and more vegging out. Here’s a rundown of recent goings on, off the top of my head.
Murdering people celebrating homosexuality is wrong. The solution is not a government education program that will teach people that murdering gay people is wrong. The solution is to privatize the public roads so these parades take place on private property only and so nobody who opposes them is forced to fund them. Also to privatize the police and courts so that a guy who was previously convicted of attempted murder of gay people during their parade is not released while he makes public statements that everyone should stab gay people at their parade. And prisons should be privatized so the inmate must pay for his own incarceration through slavery rather than having me pay to give criminals free rent.
Donald Trump is the embodiment of the frustrated American whose standard of living is in decline who doesn’t know why it’s happening but wants to blame China. Trump might actually try to start a war with them, or Russia, or both. He could end up killing a lot of people.
Venezuela is collapsing in hyperinflation, to the collective yawn of every other country that has a government monopoly system of paper money.
China is on its way down again, with a big 10% decline in one day this week.
Money supply growth has now been stalled for 15 weeks. In 2008 it was 22 weeks. But on a longer term average it is now very close to actually shrinking.
I saw the Rabbi of a shul here in Miami who gave me a yasher koach (congratulations) for calling out Shmuly Yanklowitz for his organ donation stunt which, among other things, was meant to promote government laws against a free market in organs.
Another guy forwarded me a recent Yanklowitz status that claims that abortion is a “Jewish Value” and therefore Planned Parenthood must be continually force-funded by people who believe that abortion is murder. I can also imagine someone in Germany theoretically claiming that genocide is a “Jewish Value” citing the example of Amalek and urge the government to subsidize it. Same logic. (No, an analogy does not mean A = B. It demonstrates a common logical fallacy.) He further pointed out to me that Planned Parenthood frequently sells aborted baby organs to recoup its costs. And Yanklowitz supports this because he calls for more tax funding of Planned Parenthood. Fascinating. I need not delve further into my disgust here.
I have no problem with Planned Parenthood, provided it is privately funded and does not intentionally kill human fetuses that could be saved after being evicted from the womb, which is owned by the mother. I am an Evictionist. Evictionists hold that a woman may evict a fetus from her womb at any stage, but may not intentionally murder the fetus if it can be saved and taken care of by someone else. Late term abortions, therefore, are murder, legally and morally. Therefore, and I am not recommending this by any means and would never engage in it myself, anyone who stabs a late term abortion doctor at a Late Term Abortion Pride Parade of doctors who intentionally kill viable human babies when they could save them and parade that around, is not morally guilty of murder.
Full circle. Good Shabbos.
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By the way, do you belong to the Israeli branch of the Mises Institute (here: http://www.mises.org.il/), and if not why not?
No, because it doesn’t exist. I think the guy who owns the domain is Meir Breslauer if I remember correctly. Contact him.
You are correct that the ultimate solution to the kind of violence that was perpetrated against the Gay Pride parade is to eliminate the ‘public’ property on which confrontations take place. The People are a long way from accepting such a solution, so we seem to be stuck with ‘public’ property for the foreseeable future, and therefore we can expect violent confrontations to continue.
We can speak up for private property as the most elegant solution to interpersonal conflict, but the People are reluctant to adopt it. Maybe someday (the famous last words of all dreamers). Is there, in the meantime, a civil way to minimize these conflicts on ‘public’ property? Is it easier for nearly everyone to understand the idea of ‘personal space’ that keeps us from each other’s throats while marching in the Gay White Black Lives Matter Neo-Nazi la Raza Pride Parade?
BTW, I liked your take on abortion. I have been pondering and disputing the issue since my college days (around the time of Roe v Wade) and basically came to the conclusion that late term abortions are an abomination and that the purposeful killing of an alive but aborted fetus is murder. But the woman maintains control of her body and is under no obligation to continue the pregnancy at any age. In terms of practical law, the outlawing of late term abortions is not the worst thing that could happen, as that eliminates the worst aspects of the killing of a viable fetus.