In order to hang a man, you need a machine, a hangman’s gallows that must be explicitly and laboriously built.

The platform, the pillars, the beam on top, the nooses, the room below for the condemned man to fall down and break his neck, etc.

How did Epstein manage to hang himself in a prison cell, with no tools?

I mean, was there a hook conveniently hanging from the ceiling?

It’s preposterous. Of course he was suicided, i.e., murdered.

Isn’t it interesting that no comic book superhero has ever busted anyone for smoking pot?

Robberies of fiat-money fractional-reserve banks should’ve been Ok with them, too.

Lew Rockwell notes perceptively that the left is morally absolutist:

For example, when it declares “transgender” persons to be the new oppressed class, everyone is expected to stand up and salute. Left-liberals do not argue that support for transgender people may be a good idea for some people but bad for others. That’s what they’d say if they were moral relativists. But they’re not, so they don’t.

Moral relativism went out of fashion as soon as the Universal Church of the Correct was built.

This church preaches the ruthlessly strict Law, and it has no Grace and no forgiveness. A single thought crime, and the priests banish you in the outer darkness as, say, a cursed “racist.”

The church is engaged in fanatical proselytizing, condemning heretics and seeking adherents everywhere. Every country must be converted.

I do not like it, but hey, that’s me, Ok?

Ronald Dworkin writes:

In many cases, however, corresponding rights and duties are not correlative, but one is derivative from the other, and it makes a difference which is derivative from which.

There is a difference between the idea that you have a duty not to lie to me because I have a right not to be lied to, and the idea that I have a right that you do not lie to me because you have a duty not to tell lies.

Perhaps you have an independent (moral) duty not to spout random lies, even if your lies are not believed, because lying is malicious and so a sin which will harm you the sinner. But I have no (legal) right not to be lied to, because you have freedom of speech.

On the other hand, when you and I sign a contract, you have no foundational duty not to lie, if lying is not intended to harm others but simply cleverly to promote your own self-interest. There is no explicit malice, only “prudence.” But I have a legal right not to be lied to, as this would constitute fraud.

What’s the world coming to when a billionaire like Jeffrey Epstein can’t even buy sex?

Most prudes these days are of course on the left.

The masses hate Epstein not because he did something immoral, but because they are convinced that all rich people are crooked and obtained their wealth in illegitimate ways. They dream about revenge against the more successful folks.