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  1. Daft Durden
    October 3, 2018 @ 1:21 am

    It is interesting how the use of force is often the default mode our society operates within. I wonder if this is because we as a society have not learned to argue properly. Perhaps voluntary interaction requires more energy or thought to accomplish one’s desires. Perhaps more intellect or charisma is required to achieve one’s goals.

    Utopia sounds nice. Could there be a way to get there voluntarily? How much unlearning would be required to get there?

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    • logitarian
      October 3, 2018 @ 3:19 am

      By default, human beings are good at avoiding conflict. The vast majority of us move through countless interactions, day after day, with statistically nominal amounts of violence or aggression. Millions of purchases, contracts, agreements and exchanges take place, all guided by protocols based on peaceful cooperation rather than coercion. However in those areas of life over which government claims ultimate control, the natural social guidelines for maintaining order are thrown out the window, replaced by the State’s monopoly on law and justice. Therefore instead of relying on a peaceful solution to conflict, the default becomes relying on the government solve interpersonal problems. Unfortunately, government solutions lack the subtle tools of negotiation, cooperation, and thoughtful mediation; they consist of threats of violence and imprisonment.

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