December 22, 2006 1 Comment
I try to keep track of my own and others’ definitions of the most critical words used in discussing political philosophy. Here’s something Butler Shaffer wrote when I was only 3 years old:
The following definitions comprise a part of my view of reality, in all its humorous — and often frustrating — manner.
- an institution of war, theft, murder, rape and predation, . . . the absence of which, it is said, would lead to disorder.
- a practice employed by governments in looting all of its citizens in order to obtain the necessary funds to chase down and punish looters.
- the price men are forced to pay in order to keep peace among the politicians.
Shaffer’s more recent writings are here.