Sunday, June 15, 2014


According to Blogger's count, I just went over 400,000 "all time views" for this blog.

I know that's not many compared to other, more important, blogs. But, it's still got that "round numbers" thing going for it, so I think it's kinda cool. I wonder if I'll ever make it to 1,000,000. LOL


Aggression isn't the only wrong

The Zero Aggression Principle (ZAP) is essential, but not sufficient.

Theft is a separate wrong from aggression- but of course it often comes hand in hand with aggression.

The ZAP deals with a violation of your person and theft deals with a violation of your property. There are more violations of your property than just theft- there is trespassing or damage to your property, or even just preventing you from using your property the way you want to use it.

I have seen a lot of people justify fraud by claiming "stupid people deserve what they get", but in my mind, if I don't want it done to me, I won't do it to others. I would feel bad about myself for defrauding others- it would damage me, so I won't do it. I do consider fraud a kind of theft, but one divorced from aggression. But, as I say, aggression isn't the only wrong.

The reason I believe it is right to defend your (non-bodily) property with force is that you "spent" some of your life in acquiring that property- you used up some of you. A person stealing your property is taking a part of your life- part you can't ever get back and could have used in other ways if you had known you were only going to have that part go to waste when it was stolen (or damaged etc.).