Annoying Argument

Some arguments are annoying.

One of these is the idea that because we have always done things a certain way, that must be the right way for them to be done.

The mistake is thinking history was planned out and then implemented. History is the culmination of people’s experiences, and the reason things are the way they are is mostly just an accident.

Don’t expect to hear this viewpoint from people any time soon, though. The conclusion is the trashing of the idea that some institutions aren’t fundamentally illegitimate.

Government shouldn’t be seen as a moral institution, any more than outright slavery should.

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