—” Does “why shouldn’t I kill myself?” Qualifies as political question? Or polarity is internal here?”—Mea Culba

1) PERSONAL
Q: First question of philosophy why do I not commit suicide?
A: possibility for acquisition and influence (power)

2) ETHICAL
Q: First question of ethics: why do I not kill you and take your things?
A: Because cooperation is lower cost and higher return

3) POLITICAL
Q: First question of politics: why do we not kill you and enslave your wives and daughters?
A: Because it is much lower cost and much higher return.

4) TO WHAT DEGREE DO WE COOPERATE?

1) Why don’t I fight with you?
2) Why don’t I steal from you?
3) Why don’t I trade with you?
4) Why don’t I finance with you?
5) Why don’t I (exchange-or-create norms) with you?
6) Why don’t I create laws (government) with you?
7) Why don’t I cohabitate with you?
8) Why don’t I reproduce with you?

BECAUSE I DON”T TRUST YOU ENOUGH TO COOPERATE THAT *MUCH* WITH YOU.

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