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  •  Personal attack noted -- (0+ / 0-)

    Get an eduction in political science, and philosophy, instead of pretending your uncritical religioapproach is informed.

    Lao Tzu was not an anarchist.  And he was not rejecting his digs, despite your rationalizations.

    And I'm not pitting Buddhism against Daoism -- though I do recognize that they are not the same thing.

    I've dealt with anarchists, and their "naive voluntarism".  Given the space they require, they turn out to be auhoritarian individualists.  Dictators.  Bullies.

    They are no different than the usual "Libertarians": "I matter -- fuck you."

    This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

    by JJustin on Sat May 17, 2014 at 05:36:17 PM PDT

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    •  You clearly couldn't define (0+ / 0-)

      either daoism or anarchism without looking up a reference.

      Your having conflated the anarchism of Emma Goldman with Ayn Rand pretty much shot any shred of credibility down the drain.

      Anarchism has nothing to do with rejecting digs... although legend has it Laozi went off to the mountains on the back of a water buffalo (lol)... don't you know anything?

      "The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue." Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays

      by ZhenRen on Sat May 17, 2014 at 05:46:44 PM PDT

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