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The truth about voting. From Freedomain Radio Get more from Stefan Molyneux and Freedomain Radio including books, podcasts and other info at: http://www.freedomainradio.com Freedomain Radio is 100% funded by viewers like you. Support the show by signing up for a monthly subscription or making a one time donation at: http://www.fdrurl.com/donate Bitcoin Address: 1Fd8RuZqJNG4v56rPD1v6rgYptwnHeJRWs Stefan Molyneux's Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stefan.molyneux Twitter: https://twitter.com/stefanmolyneux Google+: https://www.google.com/+StefanMolyneux_Freedomain_Radio Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/stefan-molyneux/5/72a/703 Freedomain Radio Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Official.Freedomain.Radio Twitter: https://twitter.com/freedomainradio Google+: https://www.google.com/+FreedomainradioFDR LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/freedomain-radio Message Board: http://board.freedomainradio.com Meet-Up Groups: http://www.meetup.com/Freedomain-Radio/ Blogspot: http://freedomain.blogspot.com/ iTunes Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/freedomain-radio!-volume-6/id552010683
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BlancGivre (18 дней назад)
mirror this video everywhere before they take it down
Crystal G (20 дней назад)
Theres a form for it to opt out where is it?
whatisrl (26 дней назад)
This is true in 2008, true now, and true forever. It's time to stop participating people.
TolgendavReetur (1 месяц назад)
voted once in my life when i got 18 to see wha the fuzz was about. Pointless indeed. Stef is right as always -ALWAYS !!!
TolgendavReetur (1 месяц назад)
so this vidoe teached me that i want candy now :/
Flávio Faive (1 месяц назад)
I think what made Stefan changes his opinion (or maybe only his actions) was the I.Q. matter. Maybe he thinks the liberty message can't win fast enough while the population I.Q. is diminishing.
Bruce Ruttan (2 месяца назад)
It is NOT patently ridiculous. It's dangerous and arcaine.
Light Worker (3 месяца назад)
Just because mankind (the establishment), pretends its humankind (human), doesn't mean that reality will pretend with it.
Susan P (3 месяца назад)
The only thing I don't agree with is his statement that people are intelligent.
Joe Fortin (6 месяцев назад)
My favorite video of yours.
partner348 (6 месяцев назад)
Damn your pride! It proves you are thinking only of yourself. Is this before you had your baby girl maybe? What if 2 bullies took you little girls candy? Or worse. You gonna walk away? That's not preserving your pride, it's swallowing it. They just learned they can take your candy EVERYday! The sooner you challenge the bully the better, because the longer you put it off the less convinced the bully is that you'll see it through once you finally decide to act. A knee to the groin might get you an ass whippin' but it would also get you respect...from the bullies as well as the onlookers, who would instead of egging the bullies on, would likely turn on them. The lion can kill the badger all day everyday, but killing the badger is not an economically sound trade for losing an eye to the badger.
partner348 (6 месяцев назад)
If everything is pre planned, this may be true, but if there IS a fight between the Reps and the Dems, and I believe there is, because power is a power-full aphrodisiac, and one man addicted wants to have it over the other, then at the very least, conservatives will install conservatives to the supreme court, and if there's even the slightest chance that is not preplanned, it's worth your vote.
willzy75 Rivero Ranger (6 месяцев назад)
i always come back to this when i need reminding lolotics is just theatre..Stefan is exactly the type of person we actually need running things, irony..
Rebirth Brother (6 месяцев назад)
Last time I voted was for Harry Browne. I also quit my 6 figure job in order to stop paying taxes supporting Obama's Drone assassinations, and all the ongoing wars and interventions under Trump.
Spencer Stevens (6 месяцев назад)
Nailed it Stefan!
Megumin (6 месяцев назад)
If only molyneux had seen this video before supporting Trump!
Ayyappan Babar (6 месяцев назад)
Sirr....thnks.....you set me free
Wyo AnCap (6 месяцев назад)
Back when Stefan was an anarchist.
Death Angel (6 месяцев назад)
Before he became a sell out to Neocons.
Luke Burgess (7 месяцев назад)
I always wondered why Stefan couldn't extrapolate this to tax returns.... but after his support for gun-grabbing Trump, it all becomes clear.
joey86bu1 (8 месяцев назад)
One of your best.
Jyri Väätäinen (8 месяцев назад)
I haven't voted in presidential elections in Finland. It is meaningless. Waste of time.
Duvee Hie (8 месяцев назад)
unless this video gets 350 million views nothing will change
Tom Hewitt (9 месяцев назад)
So your answer to being screwed over by the gubmint is to just crawl into a corner and quit? That's an excuse to be lazy and not bother to learn about the issues. Learn about the issues, investigate the options and VOTE! If you are a fan of Molyneux, vote against incumbents, vote for 3rd parties, and vote against raising taxes to limit the gubmint's power. When you opt-out of voting, representatives will still be chosen, but they will be chosen by dumb gullible people who vote for whoever has the nicest hair.
Ron Fink (9 месяцев назад)
It's not about begging for a small bit of stolen earnings. It's about delaying the the juggernaut by voting no on everything, except that which reduces government, so you have more time to enlighten sleeping drugged sheep. Please do not insult my basic character by assuming my motives. You, Stefan, of all the people I know, should know better than that.
mcflayv (9 месяцев назад)
STILL A CLASSIC AFTER ALMOST A DECADE!!!!
morris adams (10 месяцев назад)
it matters not WHO you vote for, only THAT you vote. they divvy out the numbers as they see fit. technically, voting is treason because an occupying force is offering you candidates that are part of that occupying force. hence, you have aligned yourself with.. the bad guys. treason!
Hans Franz (10 месяцев назад)
Back when Stefan was sane ...
Death Angel (6 месяцев назад)
Back before he became a massive sell out.
Ezra (9 месяцев назад)
Andy JS He is fighting to the culture war against the Marxist globalists that wish to end the West and it's values. He's still an anarchist just more pragmatic.
Andy JS (9 месяцев назад)
But now Stefan thinks we should have voted for Trump and Brexit? I'm confused.
Mr. JustAGuyWithALightsaber (10 месяцев назад)
If you don't vote, the worse evil wins and our decline occurs more quickly. Being an impediment to the onslaught of the left is better than letting them achieve whatever they want. This is what ancaps can't understand. They conflate *A* injustice with all kinds of injustice, irrespective of the degree of severity. You think shit's bad now? Just wait, it can always get a whole hell of a lot worse. The solution isn't to start all over and raze to the bare earth centuries of law and precedent protecting our freedoms, just because of some violations of it. You don't get rid of a paper cut by severing your arm. You be patient and heal it. Voting is the laborious process by which you heal the government, rather than destroying it and abruptly experiencing a case of buyer's remorse of cataclysmic proportions.
Mr. JustAGuyWithALightsaber (10 месяцев назад)
Haha using facts "insults our intelligence," so the solution is a factless, purely emotional appeal.
Mr. JustAGuyWithALightsaber (10 месяцев назад)
2008 Stefan: Who have we got? John McCain?! Oh well, we were never going to win anyway. Voting's a waste of time! 2016 Stefan: lol the Democrats are going to run with Hillary Clinton? We might actually stand a chance! I got to make 10 propaganda videos a week for the entire year to encourage people to vote Donald Trump.
borntoprep (10 месяцев назад)
VOTING IS JUST A MEANS OF THEM CHECKING IF THEIR BRAINWASHING ON THE PUBLIC IS WORKING , SO FAR IT IS. WHEN PEOPLE STOP VOTING WE WIN. I AM PROUD TO SAY I NEVER VOTED AND I AM 63
luke rudowski (11 месяцев назад)
You know what im really mad about,only 283,760 views for this wonderful speech.Rap videos and other fucking garbage =  Millions and millions of views.Now that is suh a said reality.
Ramon Hofman (1 год назад)
I love you And this appeal is universal enough, not only for american people.. You remain free as long as you decide about yourself without depending on judgement and approval of those in so called power
Dj Ruthless (1 год назад)
JME needs to watch this fucking wasteman
Paul T (1 год назад)
and yet mr Molyneux then went on to speak, in the last year with just as much passion or even more, about how people MUST vote.. for Mr Trump. I don't know what has happened here. Is he still an anarchist, or not?
Stuart Morrow (6 месяцев назад)
Rothbard voted, Walter Block votes, Lysander Spooner thought it was okay to vote as long as you do it for libertarian reasons...
Death Angel (6 месяцев назад)
Functionally no, he is not. He's a statist.
Eisen Bandrakin (1 год назад)
I voted in the last election, and that was my last election I'm voting in.  Political Parties are just their to get us to fight among ourselves, while they set back and watch us destroy each other, instead of coming together as Americans.
Juan Pablo (1 год назад)
Jawohl !
DM SquirrelCaster (1 год назад)
Member?
1rrrick (1 год назад)
Virtue isn't the reason for holding a gun to your "masters"
BeeDeeF49 (1 год назад)
What happened to this Stefan? What happened to the principled man who worked to make people understand that we are slaves in a slavery system, and that it matters NOT which colour shirt the master wears? So sad.
The Deemon (9 дней назад)
A leader rose up that he felt could in fact bring the desired change that is needed to root out the corruption in Washington. Simple as that, little snowflake. He still sees the forest through the trees, where you don't.
Z-Statistic (1 год назад)
Brexit happened though. Obamacare happened because of Obama, not McCain. It's absolutely fair to say that there is very little difference between most if not all politicians, but this idea that everything in politics happened as a form of perfect determinism is honestly stupid. I think Gore would have made similar decisions to Bush if not the same. Same thing with Kerry. I don't think we were going to pass MediCain or Mitticare if they had won. Plus, I've never understood anarchists' position. No rulers? How do you justify living in a city or even a town? As soon as there is a mayor, or a sheriff, or a council, there is a ruler. Does this only apply to the Federal Government and not State? How does that work? Tennessee is supposed to be as much of a country as France. So no governors? The participation in government is participation in organized society. Anarcho-capitalism can do great things, but political cohesion is necessary for intricate systems. Not that it causes the intricacy. Political cohesion is a roadblock before intricacy can be attained just like how a free market reaches a critical mass when bartering is replace by the more sophisticated money. We gain the invisible benefit of living in an intricate society. Now, maybe you do, but I do not want to live in eastern Alaska or northern Canada in the middle of nowhere.
Jason Bell (1 год назад)
This is the Stef that screamed through my hardened-steel, state-loving brain, "TAXATION IS THEFT!!!". Man, that broke it loose for me. That, coupled with the story of your enslavement, the facts about spanking, and the curtain was drawn back for good. I'm a changed man because of a lot of what he was able to get across to me (that many others were not able to). Those were good times!
Christian leontsinis (1 год назад)
How can you believe in anarchy? Its worse than believing in the super state that the socialist do
Stuart Morrow (6 месяцев назад)
Would it kill more people than socialism?
center trance (1 год назад)
aus had a record number of dicks drawn on there vote papers this year people need to grow even further than that from dicks to no's from no's to demand's from demands to progress etc lol or somethings gonna be ripped out from under
bmf0003 (1 год назад)
A little over 8 years after you uploaded this video I subscribed. Sometime this month in fact. I don't always share your opinions, but I always admire the open floor for discourse and other ideas. After the video finished I found myself almost disturbed at how much it resonates with me. It would be fascinating to revisit in 2016 or '17 the views that you held when you made this video in 2008 and see how you may have or may not have changed during these 8 years.
Sound Author (1 год назад)
But you don't understand Stefan. This time, it really is gonna be different. We really are gonna get flowers and ponies. Ponies Stefan! PONIES!
John Anonymous (1 год назад)
Yaaayy Trump!!! :-(
Jack Shaft (1 год назад)
The way I see it, voting is a scam for sure, but if you have an option you like the look of, why not ?
True Don Blue (1 год назад)
Yes, also what you said about volunteering in the military made a lot of sinse to me.
True Don Blue (1 год назад)
Like you said before, voting is only wishing that things will be different this time around, what would Aristotle have to say about voting.
Israel (1 год назад)
Before he became a cuck
Danny Jones (1 год назад)
I didn't vote today! Fuck the system!
BlackMita (1 год назад)
Not an argument. Just kidding. This video 'trumps' the 180 turn of 2016.
eee cac (1 год назад)
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and views. You inspired me to create a spoken word video about this! let me know what you think I just uploaded it on my channel :)
Peter Hamstra (1 год назад)
I know Stefan has changed his opinion, but I can't see how this still isn't a good opinion without valid arguments. In my state, I have ZERO chance of my vote changing the election (2016). I can't see how Stef's current view is anything but a leap of faith that Trump won't destroy us.
Timo Komulainen (1 год назад)
And eventually Stefan switched camps. Now he is one "begging for scraps" and encouraging others to do the same. A shame.
minka 'SATI' Alexander (1 год назад)
Omg thats funny lol
Michael Doucet (1 год назад)
It's sad you've fallen so far away from this.
damok9999 (1 год назад)
WHY WERE YOU WRONG?!?! without that... you just called ALL your political videos "pathetic pleas"
Darrick B (1 год назад)
your current videos what a 360
Death Angel (6 месяцев назад)
Stefan Molyneux This video was made before you sold out to the political establishment. You let your Neocon, religious donors turn you against your own principles.
Keltoi (1 год назад)
This was Stefan at his best. Those days are long gone. So sad.
Ethan Kallio (2 года назад)
I could not agree more! However, I feel that not participating is only the first step. Those in power must no longer have that power...We The People must wage war on our government...now is the time to take back that power and put it back in the hands of the people, take back that which has been taken from Us...our county, our rights...our dignity! Let the REVOLUTION begin!!!
danimalplanimal (2 года назад)
LOL I wonder if he'd say the same thing in 2016...somehow I doubt it
danimalplanimal (1 год назад)
+elena mendoza cause now all he talks about is Trump
elena mendoza (1 год назад)
why not? its even worse now......
Female Energy (2 года назад)
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YoungSimbaPawSex (2 года назад)
If representative democracy and direct democracy are flawed, what choice do we have? I'm trying to write a paper for English class about why you shouldn't vote, and from what I gathered about how representative democracy works, I have: parties in a representative democracy may not reflect the majorities' ideas, minorities don't have a loud enough voice (where are my Independent Party homies at? :-3), and the process of impeachment is lengthy if a representative wasn't representing the people's interests. This emotional mumbo-jumbo is appealing to the pathos, but it isn't effective enough to convince my audience to not vote in a persuasive essay.
Kaiser Reinhard von Lohengramm (1 год назад)
Because nowadays most of the candidates are the same. The only exception is Trump.
Gene Starwind (2 года назад)
Thank you!! I am so happy I am not the only one in this county who feels this way! Breeding hate and segregation while lining their pockets...and leave you with next to nothing. Fuck politics. Help and educate yourself.
Gene Starwind (2 года назад)
Thank you Sir Fragilis XP Allergist for the suggestions!  I will check them out ;D
Gene Starwind (2 года назад)
I haven't seen that yet.  I only recently came across this guy looking for others who felt the same as I did about voting, and I agree with so much he says in this one particular video.  I subsequently checked out his channel however, and I could only find a couple that i even cared to watch, and I really didn't agree with everything he says in those quite as much.  The fact that hes a self appointed "intellectual" (whatever the fuck that means, sounds arrogant and narcissistic to me) is strange.  Also his channel is nothing but politics...I think he just likes the sound of his own voice.  I do like this video though:)
CL0WN FAC3 (2 года назад)
Gene Starwind it's funny how he recently posted a video of why he is voting for trump.
Robert Barney (2 года назад)
My vote (as if it would make a difference since I am not an electoral) may come for the reelection, if Trump accomplished all he said he would. Till then I will observe only.
Bart Vertrees (2 года назад)
I KNOW ONE THING.....I AM GOING TO VOTE. ....AND I'LL VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP. ....YOU ARE THE LOSER. DO YOU FEEL BETTER NOW THAT YOU HAVE SCREAMED AT THE CAMERA....TRYING TO TALK PEOPLE OUT OF VOTING FOR TRUMP? YOU ARE A MISGUIDED FOOL. YOU MIGHT TRY BEGGING, SINCE YOU ARE WITHOUT ANYTHING, INCLUDING A AUDIENCE THAT CARES WHAT YOU THINKI.
FutureLaugh (2 года назад)
this is when stefan was a philosophical libertarian. he helped me sharpen my sword and brought me to anarchy. Now confusingly, hes an authoritarian loving trump supporter.
Syttu (6 месяцев назад)
Now with Trump's omnibus bill, Stefan has dropped his support for Trump. Update.
Kaiser Reinhard von Lohengramm (1 год назад)
I would say preventing Clinton from starting WW3 is more important than ideological considerations.
cécile stevens (2 года назад)
+Robert Barney Yes, power corrupts. Member berry  "Change we can believe in.. Yes we can" ... Well what changed? Dems made the same mistake in libya as Bush did in Iraq. Now all these immigrants are pouring into EU+US and our QOL is going down. So much so, that we are being told to leave our homes to make way for the immigrants (MN gov Dayton). About Trump all I can say is that he is already a billionaire, and WH is much smaller than his trump tower and probably does not give a shit about lobbyist. But again, it will probably like another carrot in front of us. Everything is up for speculation.
a rogue troll (2 года назад)
Reagan is celebrated because businesses that flourished and made billions under his administration fund Reagan memorial projects in every major city in the States.
My Dear Watson (2 года назад)
Love it
Azeez Alkalidy (2 года назад)
I would have laughed so hard if i knew he was gonna vote for Trump.
Red Bear Preparedness (1 год назад)
Voting is worse than doing nothing.  It is sanctioning evil.
orbithesun1 (2 года назад)
Edmund Burke - "The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing"
Azeez Alkalidy (2 года назад)
+spoilerwarning28 I know that. I guess i should have used the word "Supporting".
DarkLadyJade (2 года назад)
I've been feeling like voting is pointless for a long time now. Nothing changes for me or anyone I know, society's still shit, still the same problems that have always been.
Oliver Hohman (2 года назад)
@Stefan Molyneux Does this video still mean anything to you? I just don't see how you can play into the two-party narrative and supporting Trump while simultaneously still holding your past beliefs regarding the futility of voting.
Michael McCurdy (2 года назад)
Awesome performance and logical as all get out. Well, well done!
asev01 (2 года назад)
It's pretty amazing how even though the better part of a decade has passed since this video was made and we are now entering a completely different election with completely different candidates, each and every single word Stefan says in this video is still just as true and relevant as it was when he made this video, thus reinforcing the absolute truth in his message.
derper derp (2 года назад)
i fucking love this video
Ludvig Eklof (2 года назад)
This is what got me into FDR, not all the politics he is doing today. I get that it is extraordinary times but i fear the voluntarist cause is ceasing from this channel, i have started looking elsewhere for true change
ironman 123 (10 месяцев назад)
subscribe to me
Joe M (2 года назад)
I would say the sins of the father's have come home. We are now descending into a neo-feudal corporate state. welcome to America.
Jermaine Smith (2 года назад)
I never voted in my life and proud of it.....
Susan Mason (2 года назад)
What if the reason that we need facts, is for the purpose of explaining to others, that voting is consenting to be ruled? What if we are looking for facts to show to others. Every time I post anything which talks about why we should not vote--which I completely agree with--this one person always makes pro voting comments on my post. No matter what I say to this person, he continues trying to convince me to vote, and continues to be impossible to convince that he is wrong. I don't know what to do about this person. He frustrates me, and I am looking for some articles or videos which might convince him to at least stop trying to convince me.
Bjswac (2 года назад)
Trump has to be a really great candidate to transform these views into a "go vote for Trump, go save America!"
Thomas Martin (2 года назад)
Vote, don't vote, Vote republican, democrat socialst......doesn't make a difference......doesn't change your life you are going to be subject only  3 things are certain in life........life, death and taxes.........live life the way you want to ........this is as much nonsense as voting is but live how you want to
Anthony Znudzony (2 года назад)
Booyah!
Dylan Young (2 года назад)
The passion, combined with the raw truth, is absolutely compelling. Thank you Stef
David Monroy (2 года назад)
What the hell happened... what's with all the trump shit...
fastfootedone (1 год назад)
he's explained it over and over again
wilhelmrk (1 год назад)
Don't forget the 10 percent chance of Trump dieing to an "accident" and getting Pence as the President and welcome Bible Belt america.
Daniel W (2 года назад)
I don't vote for scraps, I try to vote for the person who seems like they will do the least damage. So I'm voting Deadpool. I get what your saying though about taking part in a system. Given me a lot to think about. Thanks.
Michael Abreu (2 года назад)
Amazing! Such intelligence and charisma I'm blown away. Wish I could put thoughts to words like this. Thanks Stefan.
Jordan Neal (2 года назад)
Wish he still held this position. These old videos are the thing that got me into anarchism, non-aggression, voluntaryism, and peaceful parenting. Literally changed my life. Makes me sad to see the direction the channel has gone. Begging Trump to point the gun for you.
The Deemon (9 дней назад)
A leader rose up that he felt could in fact bring the desired change that is needed to root out the corruption in Washington DC. Simple as that, little snowflake. He still sees the forest through the trees, where you don't. He's still right, to this day. He hasn't changed, you have. Help grab Washington DC by it's throat again in 2020, and help us give it a good shake. VOTE TRUMP.
Ezra (9 месяцев назад)
Gallifreyan Buccaneer There's also no one stopping anyone else from starting a company that protects people's liberty and property. You make the false assumption that if the government doesn't do it then it won't get done.
Mr. JustAGuyWithALightsaber (9 месяцев назад)
Ezra That is true, in practice all an-caps are really just libertarians or republicans.
Mr. JustAGuyWithALightsaber (9 месяцев назад)
Ezra You say that like it's a good thing. Anarchy is the most evil ideology possible, not because liberty is bad but because without a government protecting your rights, there's nobody to stop someone else from creating an authoritarian government.
Ezra (9 месяцев назад)
brad6447 I agree with you, but if you had a choice between someone who would shrink the government, even just a little bit, or someone who would expand it, I'd choose the former. Ideally anarchists would not pay taxes but we both know how that turns out. I believe it would be more effective to use the state against itself to make a stateless society wouldn't you agree?
corradoslc7 (2 года назад)
* Unless Donald Trump runs, then I advocate for voting.
Justin Lee (2 года назад)
Good video but he sure has been following the shit out of Trump lately.
WiperTF2 (2 года назад)
I should call in to the show with it someday.
Justin Lee (2 года назад)
In parts of Europe maybe it's possible. Much smaller governments with less military might. I fell maybe you can vote in small government guys there. In America the system is too corrupt and there is too much money to be made with this war machine/ regulatory state.
Andrew Akers (2 года назад)
Just counting the logical fallacies here.. 1. Appeal to Emotion (Have some self respect.) 2. Black or White (Voting for a Democrat or Republican is the only alternative to not voting.) 3. Straw Man (Voting equates to thinking a major-party candidate is going to make significant changes.) I feel like someone needs to tell him about the Libertarian Party, and that one can vote without being emotionally invested in either the action or the outcome. But sadly, he probably already knows these things and is presenting fallacious arguments because they're all he has to support his illogical opposition to voting.
Andrew Akers (2 года назад)
Well yes, that's what I meant. It's a statement at the very least. Voting doesn't conflict with any anarchist beliefs or goals, except maybe a self-righteous attitude that selfishly wants to avoid any blame for outcomes.
Andrew Akers (2 года назад)
- The realization that "there are no political solutions" may eliminate some political positions as being unrealistic, but it cannot possibly lead to such a precise conclusion about what is realistic. From a historical perspective, anarchy is itself a temporary condition--more temporary than most socio-political arrangements. People consumed by ideology tend to make a lot of assumptions about those who lack the same convictions, and this is what you seem to be doing. I never suggested voting is a "solution" of any kind, merely that it is a logical course of action.
kailuabear (2 года назад)
I, too, have watched this a number of times, and find it a breath of fresh air. But in the eight years, since this video, what has changed? How many of us have woken up? Let's pick our poison: Trump or Hilary, death by financial collapse, natural disaster, war, or Islamic jihad. So much for freedom.
Carol Reid (2 года назад)
I've felt much this way since the 1970s, although not sure I'd have taken the time/energy to put words to it like this, other than just voting for the least worse choices... Great stuff that hasn't changed it's trajectory much at all, until the last 6-7 years, then accelerated into the abyss... Hopefully Trump will start turning this ship around. Someone had better, or the country isn't going to last. If he doesn't, it's a lost cause.
Ulette (2 года назад)
This video is epic!! So true. I did really care about voting once but no more.
Michael Hadida (2 года назад)
So I agree with Stefan Molyneux in general about enslavement to the state. But here is my essential problem/paradox with anarcho-capitalism: Let's suppose we burn this system to the ground and begin again. Voluntary anarcho capitalism is the defacto law of this "no man's land." Because there exist natural asymmetries of ability and power, does ruthless competition not eventually lead to the outcome of one monopolistic superpower above all others? Is this emergent, coercive superpower not simply another way of saying "the state?" In other words, how does a free society enforce the non-aggression principle without becoming an aggressor through the process of enforcing the non-aggression principle?
Brett Caudle (2 года назад)
It's critical to understand that burning down the buildings and killing the politicians does not create a voluntary society. When enough people believe that all governments are slave masters, the world will then change. It wasn't a law the fundamentally ended slavery; it was the enlightened masses that dismissed it as immoral. The law was simply a reflection of the sentiment. A law prohibiting slavery today is useless. If any normal person saw that someone was holding slaves, the word would instantly spread, and the slave holder would either free the slaves or suffer in all likelihood. The same goes for voting. If the "State Police" were to handcuff a member of society, the public would instantly attack in one way or another. Any unauthorized authority would be driven out of society because it represents a threat to voluntary cooperation that society enjoys.
kawika7777 (2 года назад)
Why give the predators the taxes in the first place? This is the most unbelievable contradiction. Most people give--they knuckle under. But then they hypocritically complain about war. They think their taxes will protect them, but the taxes are used to coerce someone else. Or worse.
Matías Pierdoménico (2 года назад)
In Argentina, they force you to go to vote, so I don't even have a choice about that...
Vaaanity (1 год назад)
than at least vote for less gov
Asdf Asdfz (2 года назад)
it's supposed to be the same in Turkey, but they don't actually enforce it
Reloading (2 года назад)
Same here in Brazil
Scott R (2 года назад)
You said this in 2008 and it's just as valid in 2016... "What are your choices? Cranky old fascist versus creepy hands-in-your-pocket socialist? These are your choices and you're going to participate in this?" Funny how the world never changes, isn't it?
The Deemon (9 дней назад)
A leader rose up that he felt could in fact bring the desired change that is needed to root out the corruption in Washington DC. Simple as that, little snowflake. He still sees the forest through the trees, where you don't. He's still right, to this day. He hasn't changed, you have.
Scott R (2 года назад)
I miss this Stefan Molyneux. This is the one who changed my life and, indeed, the world, in a positive way. This is the one who helped me understand that government would NEVER do anything positive for mankind. Not sure where this one went though...I heard he's basically stumping for Trump, which is a LONG way from the truth he spoke in this video. I want THIS Stefan back, please.
contraband100 (2 года назад)
Appealing to a mass audience doesn't mean you have to change your views on a fundamental level.

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