AnCaps Against Arsehole Behaviour

A significant problem in AnCap thinking I believe is what they believe is a strength - their deontological moral principles. It leads them to accepting positions which most normal people would consider monstrous because they don't have a grounding in reality and indeed, they explicitly reject it.

If a person had a skin bacteria that could wipe out HIV/AIDS many AnCaps would complete object to the person being "forced" to have a small scraping from their finger - despite the fact that it would save over 1.5 million people per annum.

Now of course they would say, "let's reason with them & etc", as if these things would not have already been done. No, we dealing with a nutcase who just so happens to carry the cure for a deadly disease, and they're not going to give it up. Sensible people would say, "Oh, for goodness sake, just hold them down, scrape their finger, and save the lives of millions". Not most AnCaps. That would be a violation of the person's NAP and freedom and all that stuff (never mind the freedom it could provide to others). I can imagine some even going out of their way to *prevent* the finger-scraping.

Essentially, they're utterly anti-utilitarian. Which is odd given how they keep on insisting that value is subjective, and only subjective.

So whilst I have some sympathy for their endless complaints about the government imposing taxes on their income - I find it very difficult to be sympathetic to them as they make such complaints from the lap of luxury whilst complaining the coin is going to impoverished single parents (and failing to mention, again, the military-industrial complex and business welfare).

It is arsehole behaviour. It would great if we could see more AnCaps Against Arsehole Behaviour. But alas, most are too "principled".

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