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IPFS News Link • Philosophy of Liberty

The Anti-Morality of the Coercive Monopoly

•, by Kym Robinson

History and the contemporary world has been defined by the bloodshed of the ideology of coercion. Those who believe that coercion is necessary often have a perspective of self appointed virtue based entirely on intended outcomes. This is the anti-morality used to rationalize the many forms of violence and misery that occur when the coercive ideology is implemented.

When coercion is the acceptable means, society adopts an anti-morality outlook. One based on a false premise that no one would otherwise do the "right thing" if a large stick did not exist to punish and deter. And yet the wielder of the stick is often morally wrong. Its existence creates an imbalance of justice and a confusion between what is right and wrong, instead legal and illegal.

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