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What Is Metapolitics?

January 3, 2014

Much like metaphysics concerns itself with the questions underlying science and philosophy, metapolitics concerns itself with the questions underlying politics.  Questions such as:

Can we design a society that takes care of everyone?

Is competition necessary?

Is coercion necessary?

Do people have to have jobs?

Can we design a society where being healthy doesn’t require willpower?

Is money necessary?

What would it take to end war?

What would it take to end crime?

Is school necessary?

What would it take to end pollution?

Is government necessary?

Are corporations necessary?

What do people really need to be happy and healthy, and how can we implement technology to provide those things for all people unconditionally?

Hint: in metapolitics, answers like “_______ will always be with us” do nothing to move the conversation forward.

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2 Comments
  1. Ok I’m game……

    Can we design a society that takes care of everyone?

    A voluntary society is the only society in which everybody can be ‘taken care of’ All other societies have to be, by definition, coercive in some form or other, and coercing people is the opposite of taking care of them.

    Is competition necessary?

    No but it is desirable if you value freedom (the moral argument) and efficiency (the practical argument)

    Is coercion necessary?

    Only to make people do things they strongly object to doing.

    Do people have to have jobs?

    No. Neither do people need to drink water or sleep indoors. But to survive some form of work is necessary. Most people find a job to be the most preferable way to obtain the resources needed to stay alive. Other alternatives include growing your own food, scavenging through other people’s trash, and starting your own business. Some people like to dabble in all of these areas.

    Can we design a society where being healthy doesn’t require willpower?

    No. And anyways, lacking willpower is not healthy in and of itself.

    Is money necessary?

    No. But after trading with potatoes, back rubs and candy bars for a week most people would get incredibly frustrated and invent some form of currency to make trade more convenient and efficient.

    What would it take to end war?

    If enough women between the ages of 18-40 closed their legs to any man prepared to murder other people for money all wars would end overnight.

    If we (the general public) no longer recognised the government’s LEGAL RIGHT right to take half our wages by force (AKA taxation), print money and take out private loans in the names of the unborn (government debt, which is just deferred taxation) then all wars would end. Wars are an effect of taxation. Without taxation there can be no wars. It is literally impossible.

    What would it take to end crime?

    Most crime could be eradicated by extending two basic moral rules which already apply to the general population, so that they also applied to people in governments (1) theft is immoral (2) the initiation of force is immoral (assault, coercion, murder, kidnapping, torture etc)

    In addition, not hitting your children or forcing them to accept irrational beliefs is the best way to ensure a future population which does not even understand the language of violence or irrationality, and thus has no inclination to commit crimes (and is mentally and emotionally healthy enough to be able to make a living without needing to resort to crime)

    Is school necessary?

    State run schools (based on the Prussian Schule system) are absolutely necessary to destroy the critical abilities of the population, pump them full of propaganda and force them to accept the huge contradiction of having a society based on moral rules which is ruled by a ruling class who are allowed to break all those moral rules.

    Otherwise schools are not necessary. They are basically prison camps and children would do much better learning about the world in more natural settings where they mix with children of different ages as well as adults. Putting children of the same age all together in a room for hours every day is unnatural and harmful.

    What would it take to end pollution?

    The disclosure of non polluting free energy technologies which are currently being suppressed.

    Is government necessary?

    To control, exploit, oppress and generally parasite off the population – yes.

    Otherwise – no, not at all.

    Are corporations necessary?

    Only if you want to be able to enjoy all the profits when your company is doing well, but without having to suffer any personal losses when the company loses money or goes bankrupt. That is basically what a corporation is. A corporation is a company protected from losses by government violence and theft. If your corporation goes down the toilet the government will point a gun at the population and say, “You must bail them out, otherwise we will put you in a cage”

    But for a healthy, productive, peaceful, environmentally friendly, happy market place corporations are not necessary, and would have to be gotten rid of (ie denied the use of legalised violence and theft).

  2. MLS permalink

    I’m glad to see you found our e-mail conversation interesting!

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