Interesting, the ClubHouse App has a discrete "blocked" feature that shows up when you click on the profile.

It's also based on people you follow and who follow you so its reactive to your local circles and the individual doesn't carry the badge to non-connected circles ruining them on the app eternally.

Well thought.

I bet there are people in China that find the state of their country and their belief system disjointed. They probably ask themselves.. "how did we get here?"

biography.com/scholar/confuciu

We are more likely to tolerate a poor, undesirable situation then we are take up the rigors of educating ourselves, working or applying ourselves to a cause of an unknown outcome. The human mind evolved to survive by caloric preservation and risk mitigation. Learning is hard. Change and the unknown is scary.

This is why “government should not be changed for light or transient causes.” Yet, we pass more bills a year than laws repealed in decades. This leads to over governance of the governed.

Anyone getting failure to open on their desktop MASTODON app?

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The God of the Machine
Isabel Paterson

Found it for free... :
fee.org/media/22562/paterson-i

… the right to life and liberty are inalienable has been forgotten or deliberately obscured. Persons unaccustomed to attach exact meanings to words will say that the fact that a man may be unjustly executed or imprisoned negates this proposition. It does not. The right is with the victim none the less j and very literally it cannot be alienated, for alienated means passing into the possession of another. One man cannot enjoy either the life or liberty of another. If he kills ten men he will not thereby live ten lives or ten times as long 5 nor is he more free if he puts another man in prison. Rights are, by definition, inalienable only privileges can be transferred. Even the right to own property cannot be alienated or transferred j though a given item of property can be. If one man's rights are infringed, no other man obtains them; on the contrary, all men are thereby threatened with a similar injury."

Note: Government, whether intentionally or unintentionally, has obscured this fact which took the western world 3,000 years to figure out. And, most societies around the world continue to struggle to achieve. It is only those who have seen and experienced true liberty who know its value and those in power who have seen and experienced it know how it rails against the control of their masses. Thus, creating more control and more illegitimate government to suppress it.

The God of the Machine
Isabel Paterson

shorturl.at/fxV48

... man must impose restraints on himself for the objectives distant in time and needing to be directed in space... His initiative will be wasted unless he also inhibits himself; he must be able to count upon others who participate in the exchange to observe like long-term inhibitions.

^this is what man is, he is initiative and creation itself. For, government cannot create. only man can create.

... there must be and agency to witness long-term contracts and see that they are fulfilled in the absence of either of the parties, or to enforce an agreed penalty in case of default. the appropriate authority for this purpose is therefore delegated to government.

^"this is what government does, and all it can do. It is a prohibitory and expropriative agency."

The God of the Machine
Isabel Paterson

shorturl.at/fxV48

"Initiative is life itself."

The God of the Machine
Isabel Paterson

shorturl.at/fxV48

"...physics has no name for the exact function which is delegated to government."

ELI5. There is only 6% death rate on deaths solely attributed to COVID-19?

Comorbidity is way higher.

cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_w

The God of the Machine
Isabel Paterson

shorturl.at/fxV48

" Where force is the arbiter, government ceases."

"... assassination is a symptom of a grave imperfection in the mechanism, a reletively weak connection, or a point of disproportionate stress, where a break occurs."

The God of the Machine
Isabel Paterson

shorturl.at/fxV48

Fallacy:
"... war and leadership seem to be synchronous developments. This is what lends plausibility to the theory that government originates in war and therefore that government per se is force."

The God of the Machine
Isabel Paterson

shorturl.at/fxV48

Individual = authority
agent = government
private property = mechanism by which authority is manifested, energy converted from potential to kinetic

The God of the Machine
Isabel Paterson

shorturl.at/fxV48

Government is our AGENT, subservient to our will as a society (whether it be two or 200,000), belief and most important (and most conflicting) moral construct.

The God of the Machine
Isabel Paterson

shorturl.at/fxV48

"liberties" in Europe evolved into freedom.

The God of the Machine
Isabel Paterson

shorturl.at/fxV48

The nature and an analogy of government, people and economy.

This is a cool study and raises some questions:

Study of clusters associated with fitness dance classes in South Korea. Interestingly, participants in yoga and Pilates classes sharing the same venue were not infected. Vigorous exercise in enclosed spaces is risky, even in small groups.

twitter.com/DrZoeHyde/status/1

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