by Mencius Moldbug, 2010-01-09 12:35
I haz dem:
by Mencius Moldbug, 2009-11-15 16:52
To think about government in the democratic tense is to think (and talk - and write) in terms of policies. Most people do not know any other way. The democratic thinker, prudent or foolish, cretin or physicist, thinks: if I were king, what would I do about X or Y or Z? Health care or Afghanistan or banking? The precondition is always omitted, and always implied.
by Mencius Moldbug, 2009-10-22 22:23
I shouldn't ask a question as inflammatory as that last post, without giving my own answer.
by Mencius Moldbug, 2009-10-15 21:22
Passivism follows directly from the reactionary revocation of the Lockean right of rebellion. The passivist replaces Locke's chestnut with an older, true formula: might makes right. USG has the might, so it has the right. The passivist does not rebel against USG, because he has not the right to do so; he has not the right to do so, because he has not the power to do so.
by Mencius Moldbug, 2009-10-02 04:38
Having passed the meaningless milestone of "code complete" on my unsupervised thesis (I hope no one was under the impression that UR is my only plot to capture the world - ha! In fact, there is a completely separate technical track), and having discovered that the Sibyl can indeed read (at least, she can read the word "schoolhouse"), I feel entitled to take this Thursday off.
by Mencius Moldbug, 2009-09-29 01:44
Having now been definitively disinvited from the Seasteading Conference, I now feel I would be extremely remiss if I did not post my complete thoughts on the matter. I promise that this will be the last discussion of seasteading at UR for quite some time.
by Mencius Moldbug, 2009-09-17 20:39
If America had died young,
by Mencius Moldbug, 2009-09-12 13:31
In case you hadn't noticed, Honduras - tiny Honduras! - is currently in a state of full diplomatic rebellion against USG. And the latter, predictably, is not pleased:
by Mencius Moldbug, 2009-09-04 18:11
Today you begin your irreversible descent into black, unthinkable madness.
by Mencius Moldbug, 2009-08-29 13:21
I'll be making a short presentation at Patri Friedman's seasteading conference, September 28-30 in San Francisco. Slides and video will be posted.
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