This is a debate about the rights of the individual in relation to the state. It’s a debate about whether the ends always justify the means, and whether the risk of a tiny increase in mortality among the over-80s justifies interventions unseen in modern history.
Οι μέρες είναι φυλακές, όταν η νύχτα πλημμυρίζει βαθμοφόρους...
The problem with the covid measures is that they don't even acknowledge basic freedoms such as these. Politicians can now dictate how many people you can invite to your house, who can ride in your car, if your business will open etc.
This is not normal. This is extreme authoritarianism and should be recognized as such.
Should there be a limit to what a state can do to hinder covid-19? For example, is it ok to shoot people who don't comply with the lockdown orders?
Every sane person would answer in the negative. We all agree that there must be limits. But how can those limits be delineated?
An obvious criterion is property. It's reasonable to demand the right invite anyone to your house without asking permission from the state. After all, such gathering would be a voluntary transaction between individuals.
Jeffrey Paul: Your Computer Isn't Yours
"It turns out that in the current version of the macOS, the OS sends to Apple a hash [...] of each and every program you run, when you run it. Lots of people didn’t realize this, because it’s silent and invisible and it fails instantly and gracefully when you’re offline, but today the server got really slow and it didn’t hit the fail-fast code path, and everyone’s apps failed to open if they were connected to the internet
Ancap, linux user, philosophy enthusiast.
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