Dear persona non grata,
From this thread:
Let me just state up front that the reason I don’t respond to you in Great Debates is because I don’t like you. I don’t respect you. I think you’re a creep. In other words, I don’t respond to you for the exact same reasons that you do respond to me.
Yeah, I know. You said before that you do respect me, but you were lying. Respect is as respect does. Everything you post to me (which will likely include everything in this thread) is testament to your dishonesty. You treat me like I am a throw rug. You talk down to me like I am a witless student in your grand Straight Dope class.
You purposely use a term that I begged you not to use because I find it derogatory. You continue using it nevertheless, mumbling something about how a utopia is merely an ideally perfect place. You pretend that there is not a second definition that says it is an impractical, idealistic scheme.
You might be a creep, but you’re not stupid. You use the term because you hope that the second definition will shine through as the brighter edge of your double-edged sword.
I am indeed famous for cherry-picking. At least I hope I am. Cherry-picking is what discerning people do. It’s a matter of picking out what is good, right, and true while discarding what is worthless, wrong, and meaningless. And I choose to discard you and the gang-rapes that you call debates.
I don’t begrudge your having a big dick. I merely begrudge your slamming it into my ass whenever you sense that I am already deluged with more dicks than I can handle. You seem to like your assholes pre-reamed.
I’ve never ducked a question. A question (singular). I don’t mind answering the most ridiculous hypotheticals imaginable. In fact, I welcome them because they illustrate to what depths you have to sink in order to find something that you believe will damn the notion that peaceful honest people should be free to pursue their own happiness in their own way.
When I do duck out is when I cannot handle — not the questions, but the sheer number of questions. Or when the questions are dishonestly derived and disingenuous. Or when they are repeats of the same questions already answered. Or when they are Pit-type questions that you post in Great Debates.
You have zero respect for me and for my philosophy, your pretense otherwise notwithstanding. You don’t really want your questions answered. What you want is your grandstanding observed. And that’s exactly what you get, so you ought to be as satisfied as a pig in a pile of slop.
You prattle on as though Libertaria were some nightmarish application of social anarchy. You do this even while countless people live out real nightmares in the Ameritopia that you champion.
You conjure up the notion that in Libertaria, children will need to be tied to leashes because of neighborhood beartraps and present this caricature as a legitimate concern. You ignore what has already been explained about excessive force being coercive force and children being incapable of giving meaningful consent, thereby holding them exempt from liability.
More importantly, you imply by condemning the Nocoercion Principle that all is well in Ameritopia with children. But alas, all is not well. While you prattle on about imaginary nightmares, real children are living out real nightmares.
In Ameritopia, children are abused, trampled, neglected, and even altogether lost. People in Ameritopia give more concern to the obligations of owning a new car than they do to the obligations of raising a child. But this doesn’t bother you, or at least you express no concern. What bothers you is that parents might actually be held responsible for the well-being of their children, and you consider such an exercise of responsibility to be onerous and impractical. And so it goes with all your pretentious drivel about the supposed shortcomings of my inoffensive philosophy.
The great irony, of course, is that America was conceived and founded on the very principles that I espouse — liberty, pursuit of happiness, and the legitimacy of government by the sacred consent of free people. But America is dead. Lawyers and politicians destroyed her by shoving their big dicks so far up her ass that she gasped her last breath a long time ago. What has taken her place is a sick, chain-smoking expedience whore, whose bloated tits are sucked dry by delinquent, snotty brats. Welcome to Ameritopia.
I have had many debates with opponents of libertarianism, including Xeno, Eris, Fenris, Gadarene, and many others. They have been respectful discussions among peers. These good people did not come into the debates with words and phrases designed to offend. They did not play the role of “I know the law and you’re an idiot.” They understood that law is a branch of ethics, and that I am entitled to hold and defend an ethic that differs from theirs.
I just wanted you to know (as I suspect you already know despite your Neanderthal chest thumping) that I do not avoid you because you are smart, or because your arguments are compelling, or because you ask questions that I cannot answer. I avoid you simply for the same reason that I avoid any sanctimonious prick.
In fact, it isn’t even for your benefit that I’m opening this thread. It is for the benefit of people who, because they are not privvy to your history and techniques, might actually take you seriously when you accuse me of ducking questions. I don’t give a rat’s ass what you think. But I do care what they might think.
Here. You can have your shitty dick back.