Just got the vaccine. Feeling good. Arm’s a bit sore though.

Imagine being a boomer who could comfortably retire from the Workforceℒ️ but won’t out of fear of boredom.

Serious question: have writers at Netflix actually ever met a human being?

Remember how the 90s/00s β€œdot com bubble” was because of narrative-driven tech startups without any substance?

Welp, that’s the whole economy now.

Enjoy the ride.

The 2-party system is a nation state in perpetual civil war, whether cold or bloody.

#subsidiarity🚸 thread πŸ“ƒ 

Proceeding will be selections from this excellent summary of by David W. Cooney that distinguish its fundamental principles from Enlightenment conceptions of and

practicaldistributism.blogspot

"An important difference between and the view more commonly accepted in our society is that the higher levels don't get their authority from the lower levels. What authority they have is natural to them by their existence." ~David W. Cooney is.gd/etinHk

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"Even if the choice of leaders and the precise definition of laws involves the choice of its members, the existence and authority of a community's government is by its nature, by the needs it exists to fulfill to preserve the ." ~David W. Cooney is.gd/etinHk

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"The government of a community exists by virtue of the community's existence, and its authority is over precisely those things which deal with preserving the of each member and the totality of its members in matters that go beyond their own authority."

~David W. Cooney is.gd/etinHk

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⚠️ Trigger warning for libertarians! 

"[T]he authority of the government of each order of community is not granted to it from its members. Just as children do not establish the government of their parents or grant their authority, members of a higher order of community do not establish its government or grant its authority."

~David W. Cooney is.gd/etinHk

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" [...] takes an older view of the idea, where the 'contract' may establish the form of government and who will hold the positions of government, but is limited in terms of establishing the functions of government."

~David W. Cooney is.gd/etinHk

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"Therefore, neither the higher, nor the lower, orders of community may usurp the roles and authorities that are part of the internal life of any given community. This applies regardless of the form of government. It applies equally to a , a , or any other form."

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"By having children, parents are obligated to care for, educate, and raise them to be virtuous people. They also become obligated to support and care for one another, for the of each other and the children they are obligated to raise."

~David W. Cooney is.gd/etinHk

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" are based on obligations which come from nature. There is no such thing as a right without an obligation to establish it. People think that is achieved by protecting . In reality, is achieved by protecting ."

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"People live in communities because that is human nature. By living in community, people have natural obligations toward one another. Each order of community exists for a purpose consistent with human nature to protect the for its members."

~David W. Cooney is.gd/etinHk

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"[A] city, by virtue of its establishment has the obligation to establish laws for the of those living in its jurisdiction."

~David W. Cooney is.gd/etinHk

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" is the basis for a true understanding of . is the firm basis for establishing protections for the of individuals and the of each order of community within a society. is the foundation of true ."

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235 million people worldwide passed away from January 20, 2017 to January 20, 2021.

They all died under Trump’s watch.

Think about that.

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