- Oct 24, 2005
- Lots of planets have a North
- Basic Beliefs
I've explained my position in some depth. I've explained that non-intervention doesn't mean I support the other side. I've explained that just because I don't think the Ukrainians are "the good guys" doesn't mean I think Ukraine invaded Russia. I've explained that countries aren't all completely isolated from each other because there is this thing called "trade". I've explained that the US government should care more about the well-being of the people of the US that the oligarchs of Ukraine. At every explanation I've been told "no, that isn't your position, this is your position." That is the libertarian exclusion principle in action.You just aren't as good at this as others. The point is, you never explain your position. You make vague posts, at best... and then whine when people can't decipher your vagueness.Libertarian Exclusion Principle states that if you think a libertarian is wrong then his position is whatever you say it is and his actual position is excluded.Libertarian Exclusion Principle states you can't both know if someone is a Libertarian and their position on something, at the same time.Jason: if you don't like people "strawmanning" you, then stop being so vague and state your position.After you have finished defeating the strawman, go ahead and take a victory lap.So true. In our eagerness to support Ukraine's resistance to being invaded and annexed by Russia we wilfully ignore the simultaneous invasion and annexation of Russia by Ukraine. We really need to take a more balanced view when looking at both sides. We can do that by supporting Russia, whose capital is currently surrounded and beleaguered by Ukrainian tanks, and protesting against the mass killing of Moscow's civilian populationHere's a wild radical thought that seems to have received too little attention.
Maybe neither side are the "good guys."