Saturday, March 10, 2007

Great thinkers

Saturday morning and I am reading a book by Thomas Sowell, and I came a cross this quote by Milton Friedman

A society that puts equality-- in the sense of equality of outcome-- ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality or freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end in the hands of the people who use it to promote their own interests.

M. Friedman

Simple, precise and absolutely true.

2 Comments:

At 11:48 AM, Blogger zolton said...

Wow that is a great quote.
However I'm not afraid of the communist paramilitary Vanguard in Canada. LoL
It's kind of sickening that you quote Milton Friedman to legitimize "you're" perspective.
The abuse of an individual for another ruthless individual for their "freedom" is not a legitimate position. The systemization of our labor forces in a system that does not recognize human life or the environment hell it doesn't even recognize mankind itself is not perfect. The problem here is that we created systems like religion and capitalism that have become entrenched in the psych.(sometimes more so then rational thought) These systems have not been able to keep up with new realities using this old architecture.
Mouthpieces like you're self show how powerful that system is for it forms you to be a non rational individual.
Let's get some bloody terms defined right! Freedom is the Ability to do whatever the fuck you want IE: take a dump in a 7-11, shoot heroin,etc.. And that is what you're fighting for the extreme excessive gross abuse of individual human existence over and above the longevity of this awesome application of existence. (Just settle at looking at a tree it could blow you're mind)
Competition in the Nth degree is ruthlessness. Individuals and the environment are resources to exploit in order to be more competitive for short time capital gain. This system is not sustainable nor free or equal, rational or moral take you're pick. American big business sold out the country and with it the world superpower to China. Yeah we can trust the systemization of greed!
Now either you're getting paid to write this shit, or maybe you're an actual moron.

 
At 5:33 PM, Blogger angryroughneck said...

"Now either you're getting paid to write this shit, or maybe you're an actual moron."

Here i am reading this comment having prolific thoughts like-- why do I get all of the dipshits? Is it because of all my spelling and grammatical errors? Is this Notloz 2? Then I get to the bottom of the commet and I get pissed--Get paid? I'd love to get paid. Three novels, a hundred short stories, countless poems, endless essays and still no pay.

But to the philosophical errors made by the current grasshopper.

1.You say "The systemization of our labor forces in a system that does not recognize human life or the environment hell it doesn't even recognize mankind itself is not perfect."

This makes zero sense. Could someone help me here?

2."Freedom is the Ability to do whatever the fuck you want IEtake a dump in a 7-11, shoot heroin,"

Nowhere on this blog will you see the advocation of anarchy. I believe in the right of self determination as long as it doesn't interfere in anyone else's right to self determination. Thus shitting on private property is a natural infringement on the property owner's rights while shooting heroin is moral as it is the right of any individual to inject whatever he wants into his body.

Lesson for young philosophers--Natural rights never conflict with eachother.They will never contradict each other.

3."Competition in the Nth degree is ruthlessness."

Capitlalism is not about winners succeeding on the backs of losers. This is a myth. Losers adapt to the ways and methods of winners. They are the "system's" biggest benefactors.

Consider this, when the first man learned to use fire and cook his food, which made his life safer and him less sick-- the others didn't die out. they simply chose to start using fire as well. This is how business operates-- why it is always becoming more efficient-- burning less resourses, causing less pollution all the while producing more products.

4."Yeah we can trust the systemization of greed!"

Lastly-- what does this exactly mean? Be specific.

 

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