I don't really know anything about their family lives.
Do you think that the analogy of getting your parents into therapy is valid with regards to rehabilitating the state?
it would be better if you answered my two questions first. Let me rephrase the first one: if I can show you that Mises or Rothbard had corrupt people in their lives, in their close proximity, will you then stand corrected or is there a way out?
1. Why don't you answer his question anyway?
2. What would it prove if they did?
1, because that will give Stef an excuse to forget responding to my earlier questions
2. then people with corrupt people in their lives oddly enough can make valid statements about social, political and economical reality
but let me answer Stef's question: no, I dont accept the validity of the analogy. Stef in 3 podcasts has repeated and repeated this as an assetion, but he has not given any logical or causal relation between the two (other than psychological defenses, which is begging the question). proof by repetition is not proof at all
[EDIT: trying to get third parties to make corrupt people who obviously have serious psychological issues, better is not the same or causally or logically related to having a seat in parliament and exposing lies and hypocrisy and voting down every bill to increase or maintain the size of government. I have no idea whether it is possible to make the state collapse by a joint efFort of such 'political' and extra-political (e.g. what Stef is doing) processes. I have no friggin' idea and am realistic enough to admit this, and I find it very very odd that Stef can seriously maintain that an ancap society will be here in 5 to 10 years (when the state has supposedly collapsed) without giving any explanation whatsoever (other than saying that the people who all along said that the state was evil and never participated in it) of how he sees the military and police handing in their guns, all the civil servants going home, all the people dependent on the government stopping being dependent and so on. This simply is bafflling: he says an ancap society is just around the corner, but he has no idea how the process will occur!]
and a theory about whether poltiical processes can help in reducing or getting rid of the state can only be evaluated on logical and praxeological terms, just like economic theories can only be evaluated in that way. And not by psychological theories about the inventor of the theories.