Monday, October 06, 2014

What about muh Wikipedias?

We've all heard the tired 'muh roads' argument.  If you're not familiar, it's the argument that if we didn't have government robbing us, we would 't have any roads.  As if there weren't roads before governments existed, or something ridiculous like that.

Following that logic, since Wikipedia was created by a student of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and who's objectivist views pretty much inspired its creation, I suggest that 'muh road'ers ponder over the fact that all the research they've done on Wikipedia wouldn't exist in the all-powerful state they pray to government for every night before they go to sleep. Yeah, I know, they're probably so deluded that they believe government would have come up with it eventually or that Al Gore invented it, and therefore my argument is moot.  If they are at least partially honest with themselves, though, they'd realize that Wikipedia exists IN SPITE of government and is now the largest published repository of knowledge in the world because of an INDIVIDUAL who opposes interference from government.

So, what about MUH Wikipedias?