To: KC Burke
Speaking of kings, I regret not substituting "hundred sheep outvoting the shepherd" for the banal reference to two wolves above. Yes, after some wandering around in libertarian pastures, I came to the conclusion that feudalism safeguards freedom better than constitutional republic.
Does progress toward freedom necessarily require going back? Modern life allows for multiple overlapping vassal-suzerain relationships that are not based on territorial proximity. These are relationships we form for physical protection (less and less locally centered; the Pentagon presently insists that my physical protection is to be found in skies over Bagdad), protection from fraud (where is Visa? where is FBI?), or insurance (where is Prudential?), or even, were I sufficiently rich, jurisprudence (where is Shapiro?). I don't want to control these professionals through the voting booth and of course I cannot. What I want is to switch providers, -- not only of justice, but of all these functions the government seems to be in charge of, when I feel like it. That is new feudalism, that is also freedom.
posted on 02/05/2003 1:25:34 PM PST
To: annalex; B-Chan
You wouldn't believe it if I told you which site Monarchist you are beginning to sound like....
posted on 02/05/2003 5:16:32 PM PST
by KC Burke
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