Subject: Why don't people just switch platforms?
We've been discussing Twitter and the app stores the last few days, and something that kinda confuses me is that people wait out their suspensions and then continue to give the platform they hate traffic. I left both Facebook and Twitter because of suspensions, and while I obviously have lost a lot of connections I'd rather give traffic to platforms that want me to be there. Why do people use the platforms they complain about?
Subject: Mark Cuban schools Sen. Josh Hawley about Capitalism after being dropped by Simon & Schuster Publishing company.
Subject: Video: Associated Press photographer John Minchillo dragged into crowd by DC "protesters" who proceed to beat him from all directions while threatening to kill him
Subject: Notorious rioter who carried away Nancy Pelosi
Subject: Google and Apple banning Parler from their stores
Subject: Dear ancaps, how would you reasonably prevent your ancap utopia from becoming a Hoppean nightmare?
The power of those with property is one thing among many that began my transition to left anarchism from being ancap. I come in good faith; try and win me back.
Anarcho-Capitalism is based on both the ideas of private property and the NAP. This meaning that whosoever has first mixed their labor with a piece of land (in a "sticky" Lockean view of homesteading in which said first appropriation gives ownership and inherentance rights to the individual) should be able to make whatever rules they want on that piece of land, no matter how discriminatory, and that using force to violate any of those norms or principles is an inherently immoral and violent act.
What, then, is Hoppeanism and how would it be dangerous to a "normal" ancap society?
Hoppeanism is more than just "socially conservative anarcho-capitalism". Rather, Hoppeanism is a direct outgrowth of anarcho-capitalism and paleolibertarianism (as Hoppe was Rothbard's student, who himself became a "paleolibertarian" in his later life) that has a unique and seperate ideology from mainstream anarcho-capitalism.
For example, Hoppeans are in direct opposition to
""Free” mass immigration from the non-Western world, multiculturalism, affirmative action, non-discrimination, the propagation of openness to diversity and alternative life-styles, to feminism and gay- and transgender-ism".
So far this may seem like the "social conservativism" i was talking about until Hoppe says
"and moreover: Just as a libertarian order must always be on guard against “bad” (even if non-aggressive) neighbors by means of social ostracism, i.e., by a common “you are not welcome here” culture, so, and indeed even more vigilantly so, must it be guarded against neighbors who openly advocate communism, socialism, syndicalism or democracy in any shape or form. They, in thereby posing an open threat to all private property and property owners, must not only be shunned, but they must, to use a by now somewhat famous Hoppe-meme, be “physically removed,” if need be by violence, and forced to leave for other pastures. Not to do so inevitably leads to – well, communism".
In short, Hoppe calls for individuals he deems "degenerate" to be ostracized from society, and if that fails, to be physically and violently removed from society.
Now most mainstream ancaps wouldn't necessarily have a problem with this as long as it was on the "property owner's property". As ancaps like to say, there is "no just forced integration", and if a Hoppean landlord has made clear in their rental agreement that they will not tolerate any of this "degenerate" behavior, lest they be physically removed by the local armed eviction agency. Ancaps would argue that such behavior would be seen as bad and that people would move out and find a different landlord as a protest of their unjust treatment of the fay individuals.
But this becomes a little more tricky when one starts to think about the Hoppean praxis. Essentially, once ancapistan is established, it will be up to individual Hoppeans within the ancap society to radicalize the property owners of society (workers/ renters don't have any democratic power in any ancapistan (another thing Hoppe abhorres: democracy)) such as landlords, bussiness owners, private park owners, etc. Once they have enough of these individual property owners within a certain area who are opposed to any sort of degeneracy or leftism, they can begin developing certain private militias that go around and physically remove anyone who advocates against the conservative libertarian social order that has been set up.
My question to mainstream ancaps: how do you prevent this type of thing happening without violating the property rights, and therefore the NAP, of the Hoppean land owners? Are you just forced as an anarcho-capitalist gay couple to move to the anarcho-communist commune? And what do you think should be done about the children of the Hoppean society, some of whom will end up being leftists or a member of the LGBTQ+ community, who will be excommunicated or left to starve?
Subject: The authoritarians forge ahead. Its incremental but the goal has always been the same: to strip rights from the people while empowering the State and its enforcers.
Subject: Top conservatives are moving to Parler after Trump's ban from Twitter [crybaby alert]
Subject: Trump Chaos Peaks: First Came
I've found a better Reddit libertarian sub. You may notice a difference in the tone of the posts from that feed to things more related to libertarian concerns and less related to Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Subject: Anatomy of the Deep State
The term "deep state" gets used on this subreddit more and more, just as it is appearing more and more in common parlance as people become aware of its existence and impact on life in modern America. For those who want background on what is meant by the term "deep state" the following essay is good starting point.
Subject: The Republic Has Fallen: The Deep State
Subject: SD governor to challenge amendment legalizing recreational marijuana
Subject: Twitter bans Trump campaign account as Reddit & Discord join Big Tech drive to purge president & supporters from online platforms
Subject: The woke purge - Twitter
Subject: What just happened to the constitutional prohibition on ex post facto laws and public support for the same? ("Capitol rioters could face up to 10 years in prison under Trump monument executive order," found on r/Conservative)
Subject: China's taking the opportunity created by the DC protests to crack down on HK protests.
Subject: A Libertarian Response To The Capitol Incident