Three accusations about racism are being hurled at libertarianism. As libertarianism ascends in political prominence, the accusations will get louder.

  1. Libertarianism cannot eliminate racism from society. This is true. But the demand for a racist-free society is a totally unreasonable demand and cannot be used as a gauge of failure. Racism is an idea, and no political system can remove a thought from society or from man’s mind. The most common (and non-libertarian) approach is to punish or confine people who come to the ‘wrong’ conclusions. That is, to impose thought control. Censorship usually backfires, however, because ideas are like springs; the more force presses down on them, the stronger they become.

  2. By contrast, freedom of speech exposes the ugliness of racism whenever a racist speaks. Freedom of speech offers the only effective ‘cure’ for a bad idea: namely, a good one. Those who would ban thoughts through government or other force reveal an utter lack of better or good ideas. In fact, they display an intolerance for ideas that is as deep as and more harmful than the intolerance of those they attack for being ‘wrong.’ -

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muckboi:

oh it’s never enough!

oh it’s always too much!

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dopexthrone:

Seahaven | Honey Bee

I’m a honeybee, breaking your heart, broke mine enough to kill me. I let you feel my sting before my last bittersweet moments of flying.

(Source: lonelyram)

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jackwhitevevo:

once i was babysitting my neighbor’s 6 year old and she asked me why i was so ugly and without thinking i said “i’m you from the future” and she cried for like 30 minutes

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bloggingthetrench:

Two chemists walk into a bar.

One of them asks for H2O. The other asks for H2O2 and giggles.

The bartender serves them both hydrogen peroxide because he’s fucking tired of chemists walking into his bar and trying that joke.

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There are some duties we owe even to those who have wronged us. There is, after all, a limit to retribution and punishment.
Cicero (via moralanarchism)

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knucklepuckil:

This is our merch guy, Big Anj. See the hoodie he’s wearing? You can pick it up at knucklepuck.limitedrun.com

But how do I acquire that fanny pack

knucklepuckil:

This is our merch guy, Big Anj. See the hoodie he’s wearing? You can pick it up at knucklepuck.limitedrun.com

But how do I acquire that fanny pack

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gaksdesigns:

Geometric watercolor-like tattoos by Russian based artist Sasha Unisex 

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padalalalecki:

do you ever forget that there are actual people who see everything you post

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just-a-mean-teen:

My anaconda will take whatever it can get at this point

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thestorysofarca:

That one time we met King Nut…only one of us was amused…

thestorysofarca:

That one time we met King Nut…only one of us was amused…

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