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In South Africa (where I'm from), Apartheid was also a state-based institution.

In a libertarian society, Apartheid on a grand scale would not be possible.

Individuals and groups would be able to discriminate against others, but they would not have the monopoly on violence that the state possesses to force the entire society to disenfranchise and oppress other groups.

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As an outsider living in Germany, I'm quite surprised at how much the Germans still believe in the utility and benevolence of the state.

You'd think that they'd be more wary of the dangers that the state poses, given the history of the 3rd Reich and the GDR.

Instead, the thinking seems to be that we just need to "fix" the state, then everything will be fine.

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I don't believe in something like an ideal or perfect ideology, however, as far as I can tell, libertarianism (and also classical liberalism) ticks many boxes for me.

✅ The war on drugs is stupid
✅ Criminalising sex work is stupid
✅ "Intellectual property" is an oxymoron
✅ People should take responsibility for their own actions
✅ Free exchange of goods and services between people is better than coercion
✅ People should be free to choose whatever form of money they wish to use

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> Individuals will be sent random location checks which they will be required to respond to within a 15-minute time frame to prove they are at their registered quarantine address by showing their face alongside current geolocation data.
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Just take a left turn on cumloser street. Can't miss it.

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“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, And the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

Siddhārtha Gautama

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Linux Mint on an old Surface Go is an excellent experience. Should've ripped Win10 off ages ago. l.curry.com/fsw

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“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.”

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Tired: 10x developer

Wired: Shadowy super-coder

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