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Matthew was talking about "disciplining" on Twitter, which is a clear appeal to rely on authority.

As private individuals, you and Matthew have a right to order your home, family, as well as the private events you organize. You may also have a right to order some ventures in which you have vested your responsibility (depending on the relevant laws).

Before you tell me that it behooves you to "strive to order our own communities," you will have to elaborate on which "communities" you are talking about, and what makes them your "own." The only (and, as you pointed out, emergent) community which is your own is the nation/entity of which you are a citizen. And democracy (if you are lucky) is what defines your legal (if not legitimate) interactions with it.
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Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

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