Saturday, 8 August 2009
"The conservative hijacking of libertarianism"
I agree with the basic points of the article. Unless you are anti-war, for the legalisation of all drugs, gambling etc ('consentual' being the buzzword there), against having a huge prison population and a powerful/out of control police, and in opposition to the current economic setup (keyword 'central bank'), then don't call yourself a libertarian.
That said, you might call yourself paleoconservative, or even paleolibertarian, which I respect. True paleos are good people in my opinion.
If the thought of legalising drugs and prostitution seems bad (and you'd rather keep these industries underground where the state and criminals get the profits and all sorts of coercive things happen), then perhaps libertarianism isn't for you.
As for the 'left wing libertarians' or 'left wing anarchists', I believe they exist only to give libertarians and market anarchists a bad name - I don't see how the coercive nature of socialism can be compatible with a philosophy that ultimately rejects the initiation of force in all or as many circumstances as possible. It just doesn't seem libertarian to me.
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- Preparing students for a "New World Order"
- The big vaccine question
- Lies about a British 'baby boom'.
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- Well maybe there are too many people...
- Can we save the economy by printing money?
- Under The Government of Banks
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- Controversy on my blog!
- Casual debunking: US Army 'urban' uniforms?
- Tamiflu is a costly placebo, a Big Pharma fraud
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- Violence at US townhall over healthcare
- "The conservative hijacking of libertarianism"
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- FKN Newz: Swine Flu Vaccine is Pish
- Pushing forced flu vaccines around the world
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- ▼ Aug 2009 (31)
And You Tell Me There's No Suppressed Technology?
It's another of those 'conspiracy theories' that good citizens don't notice. Imagine the standard of living if all the secret technology was released to the public...we'd be "free and independent" as JFK said! No more poverty anywhere! Can you imagine being sick enough to withhold such technology from society just to maintain your position of control? (Bearing in mind that we don't know just how much technological capability is being withheld, because, duh, it's secret.) What did Nikola Tesla really develop?
Individual Liberty? But that's "selfish"!
No, we need to look after each other voluntarily without having a government do all that at gunpoint. Sounds absurd at first but soon you realise that the reason it sounds so is because of the very unfree nature of our current existence. Envision greater possibilities! Ok, some kind of massive wake-up would be needed before this kind of free, responsible, uncontrollable society could emerge. And that's what we are seeing day by day in the world - a massive waking up of the previously enslaved masses (including myself I must add!)