Talking to StatistsSource:  Freedom Feens Blog » Talking to Statists

Yes it is painful, but it must be done in order to get the message of individual liberty out. After explaining roads for the hundredth time, it can get tedious. This is especially true when dealing with a new statist that has never been exposed to liberty. When the T-1000 falls into the vat of molten steel, we don’t want these knuckleheads building a new one. As per usual, we can expect a more advanced and dangerous model like the TX, but nowhere near as hot!

The problem with most statists is that they want every intricate detail about how everything will function in LibPar. That is not possible as we cannot centrally plan a free market and individual liberty. When somebody asks, “Who will build the roads?” the statist mindset cannot comprehend “road builders” as an answer. We have to dumb it down for them and deal with their fears of freedom. The best way to do this is with the Socratic Teaching Method. For any of these government services that they cling to so much, we could ask them simple questions such as:

  • If this service is so important, do you think there would still be a market for it?
  • Does the government have magic fairy dust that makes it the only group capable of providing this service?
  • Has it ever existed outside of the State monopoly?
  • Are you more concerned that the job gets done or that the job gets done by the government?
  • Wouldn’t it be great to get these things with higher quality and a much lower cost?
  • Where will you get your bread and circuses when the empire collapses under the weight of its own bureaucracy?

This can be trying, I understand but I can’t emphasize how important this is. One of the favorites is education. We should point out that government education …. continue reading

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