Why is it that in the US there is such a push against “authoritarianism”, and yet people want to “compel” other to do what they think is morally right, using authoritarianism?
The whole thing seems like a conundrum.
Let’s say I come to the idea that “I’m going to reserve money for my family and neighbors when they get sick”.
I put away 5% of my earnings every month for this.
I’m being socially active and productive.
Yet some people say “there’s people all over the place that need money, you must contribute or be punished”. This is authoritarian.
Yet it’s perceived as a pseudo-morality being “we’re all chipping in”.
Yet, I’m already chipping in for society by helping my neighbor and family.
It’s true that others might not be chipping in, but who wants these people to chip in if they don’t love you??????
If someone doesn’t love you, or care about you, why are they expected to chip in?
Does it help their soul? If they have to chip in but don’t want to, it doesn’t have any moral feature of benefit for them.
It’s just an authoritarian measure
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