Here are some notes from my call to Free Talk Live tonight. I typed these out before my call and used them to organize my thoughts and get the most out of my short time on the air:
Hey life is good here in peaceful Portsmouth, New Hampshire. People are out and having parties and the businesses are serving customers and nothing is burning. Great place to be if you love freedom.
Dr. Dimento rocks.
That last caller is incorrect that everyone agrees the guy was in the wrong. It’s easy in hindsight to say that because we know what happened. But in the moment, there’s no way they could have known that the guy was going to die.
Mark is wrong that it’s just happening at random
There was a store that had a big sign that said “This is a black owned business” and they passed it by.
What would it be like if someone put up a sign that said, “This is a White Owned business” and they passed that by and destroyed the others? What would we say about that?
John Adams defended the redcoats involved in the Boston Massacre
Ian is wrong that the cops knew they were doing murder. I know I have a bias against cops, but I value justice and truth above painting the world in my bias, so let’s think about this:
Ian say the cop with his knee on the guy’s neck knew he was murdering that suspect, and the 3 other cops standing by or helping also knew that a murder was taking place.
I say it is more likely that they didn’t know they were murdering him.
Why would he do that in that way?
With a body camera on and recording, in broad daylight with people recording, knowing it would destroy his life?
Boy, it’s great that people recognize Agents Provocateur because that happens – it’s very bad. It’s important for people to record because they do lie and it’s harder to lie when there is video. It’s good that everyone is getting video. It’s really wrong that these people are stealing and I think they should be identified and brought to justice because stealing is wrong and looting has no place in a civilized society.
Ian said there would be more liberty if the cops never came back and honestly, I don’t know about that. It could be the case if it was a philosophical revolution where people had ideas they were fighting for, but the reality is they don’t. They just feel like, there are no consequences for doing crime, so let’s do it! There’s not more liberty in that situation, where people have no reasonable expectation that their business or property is safe.
A collapsed state is not the same thing as libertarian paradise. It’s more freedom but less liberty, in the short term.