The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas.
This is the story that sold me on Libertarianism.
I was a progressive for years. Then I took a hard right towards conservatism.
But then I looked at the true cause if all the world’s misery: Authoritarianism.
More specifically collective tribal politics. Its the mercy of the helpless individual held at the point of a gun by his or her tribe or by “society”
As a child with disabilities, I would have been put into such a camp 50 or so years ago. Collectivism’s long and dark shadow reared its ugly head over me.
There is no greater offense then going after someone because of an “expert” opinion that will be overridden by other expert opinions in the near future.
Eugenics for example was once the “settled science” until the Nazis used it to kill Jews and other races they deemed “inferior”.
I would have been that child.
I was that child.
Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society