A question for Freeblr
I’m asking this question out of genuine curiosity, as this is something I’ve been thinking about recently. I’m going to tag a few particular people, but I’d be interested in the opinions of anyone who would describe themselves as a conservative or a libertarian. At the same time, don’t feel obligated to respond to this if you’ve been tagged in it.
First, let’s assume the proposition “capitalism is a voluntary system” is true (this isn’t the argument I’m interested in right now).
So, assuming that’s true, let’s say that the overwhelming majority of some nation decides that they want to live under a non-capitalist system, and then establishes their society accordingly. In this scenario, the small minority of the country that does desire capitalism launches some form of counter-revolution in order to force capitalism back upon the nation. Would you support the capitalist minority in doing so?
In the simplest terms, what I’m asking you is: would you support forcing a voluntary system on to people, even if the action of doing so is itself coercive? Can such a system even be described as “voluntary”?