Gemma Seymour ⭐️ 🔰 🇵🇭 Profile picture
(public) #QWoC #Geolibertarian/Crosbian Orthocrat/Green Feminist Killjoy #TheElizaEffect #NYCnative #Stuyvesant #GenX, FilAm NPO/NGO SJW https://t.co/GzL8BRKf2O
24 Jul 18
Arguments that #libraries are beneficial really don't have anything to do with the #consent argument against #taxation, so they are really quite uninteresting, and not at all even an argumentative response to the good professor. That being said, it's important to understand…
#Libraries are terribly underfunded, when they should be a top priority for civic spending. It is not inconsistent to be pro library funding and con taxation, if you argue for a #noncoercive yet still #compulsory financing source, i.e. Just Rent #LVT. Most libraries cannot…
accept donated books, because they simply cannot afford the staff and infrastructure required to preserve and maintain an ever-growing stock of physical texts. #Libraries must therefore concentrate on what items #librarians deem important or popular in their community. …
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22 Jul 18
Aside from the squabblings of #socialists and #capitalists while #feudalist rent-seekers laugh all the way to their fractional-reserve banks, one major, fundamental aspect of our economy which can't be addressed by analysis of #property is the consequences of the #factory system.
And for that, we turn to Ralph #Borsodi, who detailed the evils of the #factory system in his book, "This Ugly Civilization", in 1929, following on from "The Distribution Age", of 1927.
' What the industrial revolution brought upon us was not the machine but the application of power to the operation of machines. Power did not introduce mankind to the machine. Power merely revolutionized the manner in which man used the machine.
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22 Jul 18
The #legitimacy of any form of #government is not and cannot be based upon #consent, but upon how well it protects the rights of those who refuse to consent.
When the bullshit is stripped away, #Socialism is #theft, and can never be a moral form of political economy, because it cannot protect the rights of those who refuse to consent to the theft of their earned wealth. Those who do consent are not prevented under any other system…
from engaging in #voluntary #cooperative #ownership of #capital. Therefore, #Socialism is not defined by voluntary participation, but by #coercion, or #theft, a universal #moral harm. #Intent is not #magic. Good intent and good works do not and cannot excuse the theft.
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21 Jul 18
7 years ago, I wrote "Flushing the Potty Panic" for @transadvocate. I opined the solution to unlawful #discrimination in access to public accommodations in which nudity is unavoidable—toilets, showers, locker/dressing/changing rooms—because "separate but equal" is illegal…
is to ensure via #law that a sufficient number of secure, single user, #disability-accessible, #family-friendly facilities are provided for all people who for any reason desire or require #privacy or assistance, in the manner of the #ADA Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990…
at the same time we ensure by law that all people have the right to be free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, sexual or affectional orientation, or gender identity, appearance, expression, or behavior, regardless of sex or gender assigned at birth…
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16 Jul 18
Just blocked a whole slate of professional TERFs, assorted transphobes, and miscellaneous transmisiast miscreants. They are so boring, with their droning on about things they don't understand, especially the ones with PhDs. A doctorate is not proof against ignorance and fallacy.
The worst part of it is their egos are terribly inflated by the media platforms they've gained *precisely* because they attack people's humanity. Nothing sells like controversy, not even sex, but they take popularity as evidence of their superiority and bludgeon others with it.
What is truly disturbing is how many people who are ostensibly socially progressive and have large media platforms are insistently attacking trans women, such as Graham Linehan in the UK, Jesse Singal in the US, Chimamanda Adichie in Nigeria, and others more notorious globally.
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