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"The Most Dangerous Superstition" by Larken Rose in audio form, 10 hours. He is thumbs down on government.

 

 

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2 hours ago, jts said:

10 hours

... is  not very appealing, Jerry. 

Could you manage a few thoughts about why we would choose to listen to a ten hour anarchist monologue with zero visual appeal**? I mean, instead of sticking forks into our eyes or chewing an arm off. 

As a marketing ploy, this is up there with This Video Will Give You Cancer.

However, the guy ranting from his father-in-law's basement sauna occasionally shuts up before the one hour mark, so this may provide a better introduction  to sauna-based anarchy rants of this genre:

** Shownotes!

Spoiler

0:00:10 0) Dedication
0:00:29 1) Preparing the Reader

PART I: THE MOST DANGEROUS SUPERSTITION
0:03:11 2) Starting with the Punch Line
0:11:03 3) Overview
0:13:26 4) Identifying the Enemy
0:23:47 5) Government Does Not Exist (No Such Thing)
0:30:13 6) Offshoots of the Superstition
0:40:10 7) Attempting to Rationalize the Irrational
0:41:00 😎 The Myth of Consent
0:49:46 9) More Mythology (new voice over)
0:59:12 10) The Secret Ingredient
1:05:12 11) The Excuse of Necessity

PART II: THE DISPROOFS OF AUTHORITY
1:06:34 12) Disproving the Myth (Letting Go of the Myth)
1:09:11 13) Why the Myth is Tempting
1:13:37 14) The Religion of “Government”
1:28:24 15) Adding Immoral Violence (“Authority” = Immoral Violence)
1:35:51 16) Who Gave Them the Right?
1:41:14 17) Altering Morality
1:50:17 18) The Unavoidability of Judging

PART III: THE EFFECTS OF THE SUPERSTITION
1:58:08 19) Effects of the Myth

PART III(A): THE EFFECTS OF THE MYTH ON THE MASTERS
2:08:20 20) The Devine Right of Politicians

PART III(B): THE EFFECTS OF THE MYTH ON THE ENFORCERS
2:20:19 21) Following Orders
2:26:56 22) The Milgram Experiments
2:40:52 23) Teaching Blind Obedience
2:49:35 24) Making Monsters
3:05:19 25) Demonizing the Victim
3:21:21 26) What the Badge Means
3:24:17 27) Noble Motives, Evil Actions
3:45:53 28) Proudly Committing Evil

PART III(C): THE EFFECTS OF THE MYTH ON THE TARGETS
3:49:30 29) Proud to be Robbed
3:54:20 30) Proud to be Controlled
4:00:59 31) The Good Funding the Evil
4:09:42 32) Digging Their Own Graves
4:19:20 33) The Effects on Actual Criminals

PART III(D): THE EFFECTS OF THE MYTH ON THE SPECTATORS
4:21:49 34) The Sin of Non-Resistance
4:24:34 35) Imagining "Legal" Evil to Be Good
4:35:27 36) Obligation to Do Wrong
4:46:19 37) Double Standard on Violence
4:54:41 38) The Danger of Inaction

PART III(E): THE EFFECTS OF THE MYTH ON THE ADVOCATES
4:57:15 39) "Legalized" Aggression
5:05:36 40) Excuses for Aggression
5:12:07 41) Charity Through Violence
5:15:33 42) Advocates of Brutality
5:22:42 43) Forced Benefits
5:25:01 44) Attacking to Defend (Violence for Protection)
5:27:34 45) Violence by Default (When in Doubt, Advocate Violence)
5:36:12 46) How the Myth Defeats Virtue
5:43:19 47) "Liberal" Cowardice
5:49:31 48) "Conservative" Cowardice
5:53:23 49) True Tolerance
6:00:29 50) Big or Small, Left or Right, It's Still Evil
6:12:43 51) No Objective Standard (???)
6:22:35 52) The Effect of the Myth on Freedom Advocates
6:34:32 53) The Rules of the Game
6:39:08 54) Legitimizing Oppression
6:43:19 55) The Libertarian Contradiction
6:52:33 56) Same as the Old Boss
6:55:53 57) A Mix of Wisdom and Insanity
7:01:32 58) The Contract Myth

PART IV: LIFE WITHOUT THE SUPERSTITION
7:04:20 59) The Solution
7:11:33 60) Reality is Anarchy
7:19:00 61) Fear of Freedom
7:23:51 62) Seeing a Different World
7:31:35 63) A World Without Rulers
7:43:43 64) Thinking Differently, Talking Differently
7:49:30 65) Teaching Morality vs. Teaching Authority
7:57:03 66) No Master Plan
8:09:13 67) You Rule you, I Rule Me
8:14:02 68) A Different Society
8:19:39 69) A Different Kind of Rules
8:27:13 70) Organization Without "Authority"
8:30:36 71) Defense Without "Authority"
8:50:52 72) Deterrents and Incentives
8:59:28 73) Anarchy in Action
9:05:22 74) Anti-Authoritarian Parenting
9:13:45 75) Halfway There
9:23:28 76) The Road to Justice
9:31:42 77) Side Effects of the Myth
9:48:40 78) What Society Could Be (What Might Have Been)
10:02:13 79) Accepting Reality
10:08:34 80) The Punch Line Revisited
10:12:56 81) Steven Thomas’s Contact Information

Or you could buy a book!mostdangerousSuperstition.png

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Edited by william.scherk
Added shownotes from the reading ... this is good practice. I wish more Youtubers would do that. Added pic-link to Amazon

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1 hour ago, william.scherk said:

... is  not very appealing, Jerry. 

Could you manage a few thoughts about why we would choose to listen to a ten hour anarchist monologue with zero visual appeal**

It is for people who are interested, not for people who are not interested. It is not likely to be of interest to you if government is your religion.

I can give 2 bits of advice about how to get thru 10 hours, for those who are interested.

1. You don't need to go thru all 10 hours at one time. You can pause the video and take breaks.

2. You can multi-task. For example while I'm listening to Larken Rose I might look at somebody's best chess games or see what's happening on TCEC and other stuff not involving sound. It is easy to do that with audios that have no visual appeal. 

 

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3 hours ago, jts said:

It is for people who are interested, not for people who are not interested. It is not likely to be of interest to you if government is your religion.

I can give 2 bits of advice about how to get thru 10 hours, for those who are interested.

1. You don't need to go thru all 10 hours at one time. You can pause the video and take breaks.

2. You can multi-task. For example while I'm listening to Larken Rose I might look at somebody's best chess games or see what's happening on TCEC and other stuff not involving sound. It is easy to do that with audios that have no visual appeal. 

 

Ah, the religion of no government!?

---Brant

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Hell.  I knew that!   There are no good governments and there never were.  There are only bad governments and worse governments. Totalitarian and collective governments are the worst.

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2 hours ago, BaalChatzaf said:

Hell.  I knew that!   There are no good governments and there never were.  There are only bad governments and worse governments. Totalitarian and collective governments are the worst.

The tribe is a bunch of families each family is the basic social unit at the head of the tribe you have the chief that's the government but the father I guess is the head of the family and the government of the family so there are no good Fathers and there are no good Chiefs that's all you've said here.

Sent from my smart phone via oral dictation

Brant

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