Friday, November 26, 2010

Now Call me a Whore!

Mark Ames:
Anytime anyone says anything libertarian, spit on them.
Anything libertarian like this? "I will not initiate force or fraud against any person or property."

FYI, Mark, that means that no matter how wrong, hurtful, or hate-filled you are, I will never advocate for or condone any attempt to silence you. I will condemn any attempt by anyone else to silence you.

Now, spit on me so we can begin the lesson on a libertarian response to initiation of force.

Libertarians are by definition enemies of the state

True and false. The vast majority of people who call themselves libertarians are actually very big promoters of the state.

[Libertarians] are against promoting American citizens’ general welfare
False. Libertarians are for promoting everyone's general welfare. To the extent that everyone includes "American citizens" (whatever that is) libertarians are for promoting their welfare also.
[Libertarians are] against policies that create a perfect union.
A perfect union of what? Royalty? No. Voluntary human cooperatives? Libertarians are very much in favor of those policies.
Like Communists before them, they are actively subverting the Constitution and the American Dream, and replacing it with a Kleptocratic Nightmare.
If the non-initiation of violence entails subversion of "the Constitution and the American Dream" (whatever those are) and replaces them with a kleptocracy, so be it. This very much assumes facts not in evidence, but, as such an outcome is self-defeating, not alarming in the least. What is alarming is the thought of someone with your brand of authoritarian sociopathy initiating force against your political and ideological enemies.

[HT to Glenn Greenwald]

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