So Hobbes, Locke, Rosseau and ESPECIALLY FUCKING Kant were all major racists.
How come the implications of the fathers of social contract theory and modern liberal philosophy essentially believing Natives to be savages and Black people being inferior aren’t really discussed in any of my political science or even my sociology classes (except for a Tribal Critical Race Theory class, and it was one chapter) and I have to do outside reading in order to even find this stuff out? I mean, this is important shit. We have people defining morality, the state of man and how political institutions operate which didn’t apply to the supposed subpersons of society. And how they were applied didn’t include these “subpersons” either. This majorly brings into question, using liberal logic, the legitimacy of the states created through these racially exploitative means. Kind of important to current and past racial politics.
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Compared with the United States, European countries tax their citizens more heavily and spend more money on social programs. What explains this? Does the recent passage of the health care reform mean that America is becoming more similar to Europe?
“What evidence does show, however, is that media plays an influential role in setting the public agenda by choosing to cover some issues and not others. The common statement is that media do not tell people what to think, but they do tell them what to think about.”—James A. Stimson, Tides of Consent: How Public Opinion Shapes American Politics
Pick your system
You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk.
You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else’s cows. You have to take care of all the cows. The government gives you as much milk as you need.
You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else’s cows. They are cared for by ex-chicken farmers. You have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers. The government gives you as much milk and as many eggs as the regulations say you should need.
You have two cows. The government takes both, hires you to take care of them, and sells you the milk.
You have two cows. Your neighbors help you take care of them, and you all share the milk.
You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the government takes all the milk.
You have two cows. The government takes both and shoots you.
You have two cows. The government fines you for keeping two unlicensed farm animals in an apartment.
You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you.
You have two cows. Your neighbors decide who gets the milk.
You have two cows. Your neighbors pick someone to tell you who gets the milk.
The government promises to give you two cows if you vote for it. After the election, the president is impeached for speculating in cow futures. The press dubs the affair “Cowgate”.
You have two cows. You feed them sheeps’ brains and they go mad. The government doesn’t do anything.
You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them. After that it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.
You have two cows. Either you sell the milk at a fair price or your neighbors try to kill you and take the cows.
You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.
HONG KONG CAPITALISM:
You have two cows. You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax deduction for keeping five cows. The milk rights of six cows are transferred via a Panamanian intermediary to a Cayman Islands company secretly owned by the majority shareholder, who sells the rights to all seven cows’ milk back to the listed company. The annual report says that the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more. Meanwhile, you kill the two cows because the fung shui is bad.
You have two cows. The government bans you from milking or killing them.
You have two cows. They get married and adopt a veal calf.
You have two cows. The government takes them and denies they ever existed. Milk is banned.
You are associated with (the concept of “ownership” is a symbol of the phallo-centric, war-mongering,intolerant past) two differently-aged (but no less valuable to society) bovines of non-specified gender.
Wow, dude, there’s like… these two cows, man. You got to have some of this milk.
You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.
You have two cows. You give the milk to gangsters so they don’t ask any awkward questions about who you’re giving the milk to.