Jan 6, 2020, 3:32 PM
A little frustrated with the conservative vox populi. The liberals think you are evil for requiring meritocracy, and you think they have your agency. You’re both wrong. If you think people know what they’re doing then you tend to hate them. If you think all but a few of us are gene-machines and barely domesticated animals following genetic, traditional, cultural, and institutional programming, you just hate the programming that enables the irreciprocal bias in genes. I say this all the time but (a) I am pretty certain even those of us with cognitive agency are gene machines, (b) people have no idea what they’re doing, they’re just poorly trained animals,( c) that those of us with agency must create institutions, education, and rules (laws) to train and constrain the barely domesticated animals from falsehood an irrecirocity – even if it is against their will, and even if it requires force. (d) So I don’t hate people, (e) and I realize that words do not work when depriving people of their parasitism, rent seeking, and free riding, so (f) the poorly trained animals need those of us with agency to ‘do what we must’ to design, create, and enforce institutions, positive education, and negative rules (laws) that constrain them to truth, reciprocity, and therefore cooperation via exchange, and as a consequence the limiting of reproduction to self sufficiency – largely of the underclasses.