Quote of the day

22 January 2009 by Mike Gogulski
Posted in mind control | 4 Comments »

“A man is just a man, and a president is a fiction that only exists in our minds. For that matter, America is no more real than Camelot, and maps are merely illustrations of the fantasies of kings.”

— from The Difference Between Chairs and Thrones… at the dignity of struggle.

  1. 4 Responses to “Quote of the day”

  2. By AJ on 22 January 2009

    Nice quote

  3. By Seth on 22 January 2009

    Bravo. I have thought often about borders just being “imaginary lines on a map”. But a savvy debater could also raise the question “well then, aren’t property lines, essentially just imagintary lines on a map as well?”

    Seems tricky to convincely argue against borders on the one hand, while simultaneously upholding the “private borders” that are property lines.

    Anybody else ever found a good way to explain this seeming contradiction?

  4. By Mike Gogulski on 22 January 2009

    I like to imagine property rights as being extensions of the holder’s right to their own body.

  5. By Madison Classical Liberal on 23 January 2009

    I prefer to think of political boundaries as being imaginary because they were created through coercion. Private property borders are not imaginary but rather well-defined borders, or legitimate, because they were arrived at through voluntary social cooperation.

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