Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
Reposting this here since its relevant. What's your take?....Read your spot with Roosh and as a libertarian I disagree here;3. In my review of your book, there were many critical comments about libertarianism (I remember one saying that libertarians should move to Somalia). Why do you think there is such a knee-jerk reaction to this ideology?You got me. The libertarian ideology is what America was founded on. Both SOCIAL and ECONOMIC freedom. You leave me alone, let me practice whatever religion, marry who I want, smoke whatever I want, and let me keep the vast majority of the fruits of my labor – as long as I’m not hurting anybody, it’s all good. How you can argue against a system like that, I don’t know because it is the most adult and successful political model ever devised. I believe it is either people who are too lazy to read up on basic libertarianism or libertarians themselves who speak poorly and give the rest of us a bad reputation.____________________"The libertarian ideology is what America was founded on."It was founded on colonialism, genocide, war, and slave labor."Both SOCIAL and ECONOMIC freedom."Freedom for who exactly?"You leave me alone, let me practice whatever religion"Missionaries worked hand in hand with the American established from the get-go to "civilize the native savages" a huge part of which was to convert them to Christianity, even separating children from parents in order to do so."let me keep the vast majority of the fruits of my labor"Even the "founding fathers" didn't want to labor or pay people to labor for them and that's why they kept slaves.I think its time we libertarians stop parroting the nonsensical myths of the trad-cons, neo-cons, republicans and democrats.This nation was never like how you or they imagined it and that is PRECISELY WHY libertarianism is so misunderstood, unappreciated and rejected here: it is totally alien.The only time it resembled libertarianism was when it was all "savage natives" BEFORE even one European or Englishman stepped foot here.Now, I do think there is hope for the future but lets not delude ourselves about the past.
"It was founded on colonialism, genocide, war, and slave labor."Typical libtard comment. "OMG America is lyk so bad cuz slavery n genocide!1!!". Give me a break. It was founded on people who were escaping religious persecution in Europe(trying to be free). Colonialism, genocide, war and slavery were terrible, yes, but from that rose a prosperous nation with a prosperous and free people. Well I don't know about slavery, since slaves were brought in(traded by other Africans by the way) to do jobs nobody else wanted(pretty pointless, yeah), like picking cotton etc. America was flourishing even before slavery."Freedom for who exactly?"The people who lived there, moron."Even the "founding fathers" didn't want to labor or pay people to labor for them and that's why they kept slaves."False. A lot of founding fathers(though they were racist) did not want slavery but instead wanted the blacks to be taken back to Africa."The only time it resembled libertarianism was when it was all "savage natives" BEFORE even one European or Englishman stepped foot here."Yep, you're definitely a libtard. If anything the Native Americans had a primitive form of Communism not Libertarianism, moron. They were also living in what would be considered as extreme poverty today before those 'Evil WHITE devils' came and brought civilization and [good] medicine there(yes there was war and genocide which were terrible, but out of that arose a better nation).Go back to RevLeft, kid.
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