“But what about the roads?”, It’s the idea that if a libertarian society were implemented, then all infrastructure would cease. It’s the assumption that libertarians are all extremists who want the complete destruction of all government. It’s reductio ad absurdum. And it’s low hanging fruit. But, they do have a point. What does infrastructure or even basic society look like for a libertarian? Well, What about the roads?
In this essay, I will attempt to define and shore up my personal beliefs on racism in America. First though, an important comment. Both conservative and liberal talking heads have significant ammunition to throw at each other concerning the proper function of government, media and culture when addressing the problem of racism in America. I will not use any of that ammunition and I think they are both wrong. I have no interest in discussing rhetoric. I just want to delve into the outcomes of policy. I vehemently affirm the philosophy, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”, and that philosophy is the backbone of how I am going to proceed with this essay.
Supposedly, military spending is an effective estimation of how much a country cares about their military might. Right? You would think, the more money you invest into something, the more you care about that thing. Maybe that’s true for you or me, but we aren’t on the same level as the United States Military Industrial Complex.
This is going to be a long conversation spread out over many essays. It’s as much for me as it is for you. And I’m going to take my time on it. Because it’s important. Right or left, everyone wants a quick catchy tag line. They want to punch down on the opposition and look cool. But reality is full of grey nuance. Finding the truth in that nuance is murky at best. So, we need to start with some basic concepts and frameworks.