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by BrianBlackwell
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Carnism as compared to Statism
Replies: 32
Views: 1668

Re: Carnism as compared to Statism

Hey, listen, a few years ago, I argued for some quite crazy stuff on this forum... Now people here connect whatever I say to those things, even though there is very little in common between what I believe now and what I used to believe a few years ago. First, I'd like to say, "Way t' grow!" . If yo...
by BrianBlackwell
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Carnism as compared to Statism
Replies: 32
Views: 1668

Re: Carnism as compared to Statism

Governments did not exist for the majority of human history. What makes you think that's the case? The first written documents are about taxation. And somebody has been forcing people to go to war way before recorded history (there is evidence of massacres dated back to stone age). Maybe it's not l...
by BrianBlackwell
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Governments and violence
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Cat policy

Red wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:43 pm
BrianBlackwell wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:06 pm
Given this explanation, do you find the statement in bold agreeable?
No.
Ah, I see how it is. Goodbye then.
by BrianBlackwell
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Governments and violence
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Cat policy

We've strayed too far from the original topic, and I don't have the time or patience for this bullshit. Start new threads that address the issues you really care about. This conversation has evolved logically from the main topic of the cat thread and is directly relevant, as it concerns the princip...
by BrianBlackwell
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Governments and violence
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Cat policy

Oh no, paying for someone to have access to something which should be a human right is just terrible! Our society is just entering the next totalitarian regime! Having everyone paying into a system to help more people live is something a consequentialist values. Again, I’m not concerned with granti...
by BrianBlackwell
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Moral veganism and support of government
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: Moral veganism and support of government

Ok, I have addressed the Melanie Joy comments here:
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by BrianBlackwell
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Carnism as compared to Statism
Replies: 32
Views: 1668

Carnism as compared to Statism

While reviewing the work of Melanie Joy, I was struck by the parallels between carnism (beliefs that support the eating of animal flesh) and statism (beliefs that support the existence of government). I will share some of these ideas here… Carnism is described as a belief system that creates a gap i...
by BrianBlackwell
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Moral veganism and support of government
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: Moral veganism and support of government

So to sum up from my perspective I'm a progressive democratic socialist, ideally wanting to get to a radically direct de-centralized council-communist society with a balance of maximum rights and liberties for all. And I just see anarcho-capitalism as a desire for society to be based around a simpl...
by BrianBlackwell
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Cat policy
Replies: 14
Views: 1328

Re: Cat policy

If you were to breed thousands of lion fish, that would be an action YOU are taking, which falls under human morality. Cats killing birds with no human intervention has no moral implications, So how do you think the cats got there? Do you think it is ok to kill lion fish if someone else put them th...
by BrianBlackwell
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Governments and violence
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Cat policy

I said legislation in regards to helping solve social issues, such as civil rights, ensuring healthcare, well being of workers and the environment. How legislation "solves" problems: Civil rights: Force a person to associate with those he does not choose to associate with on his own property (by th...