This is a good explanation of how economic unfairness is perpetuated. From Robert Paul Wolff, “Autobiography Of An Ex-White Man”
When does authoritarianism shift to totalitarianism?
Politically, authoritarianism is a system in which the state asserts its supreme power over a region, then uses that power to dictate rules and behaviors. There are a variety of authoritarianisms, including Stalinism, Maoism, Putinism, Fascism, Kimism, dictatorship, tyranny, aristocracy, monarchy and so forth.
We were sitting around in my kitchen, after I had just helped her make her first batch of soap. The room smelled of frankincense and we were eating pizza washed down with red wine.
Negligent, ambitious, and perverse princes are the real causes of public adversities, of useless and unjust wars continually
depopulating the earth, of greedy and despotic governments, destroying the benefactions of nature for men. The rapacity of the courts discourages agriculture, blots out industry, causes famine, contagion, misery; Heaven is neither cruel nor favorable to the wishes of the people; it is their haughty chiefs, who always have a heart of brass.
The fundamental assumption in moral philosophy is that men are responsible for their actions. From this assumption, it follows necessarily, as Kant pointed out, that men are metaphysically free, which is to say that in some sense they are capable of choosing how they shall act.
(It’s dark and quiet.)
(There’s a red jacket draped across a console, with white crystals scattered in and around it.)
KIRK: Just their uniforms left.
“Hey, Marcus, those hard drive recovery services: how good are they?”
This little guy was waddling across my lawn in 2008, so I told the dogs to stay on the porch, grabbed my camera and ran out to say hello.
I’ve posted a few pages for you to review; they are the “how to use this blogge” manual of operations they are also available on the left-hand menu bar:
I don’t expect to have any problems with commenters here because you’re all wonderful. The TL;DR is: if you engage in verbal abuse here, be creative, be clever, and try to keep it in line with A Theory of Verbal Abuse. If you are tedious and irritating I will let you drone on at length, then I’ll delete all your comments. So don’t bother.
Markoff Chaney – the Mgt.