The Racist Roots of Gun Control
Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:43 PM
Has anybody watched the libertarian convention? total chaos. Just the way we like it.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:44 PM
I have no desire to smoke pot. Or own a gun.
I must be a broken libertarian.
You just don't want to tell others that they can or can not.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:46 PM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:18 PM
I can see how being pro choice, pro legalization, pro open borders, pro same sex marriage could be right wing.
what a fundamental misunderstanding of what it means to be right wing (or more specifically, right wing populist)
would you say that the following is inconsistent with american libertarianism?
l. Slash Taxes. All taxes, sales, business, property, etc., but especially the most oppressive politically and personally: the income tax. We must work toward repeal of the income tax and abolition of the IRS.
2. Slash Welfare. Get rid of underclass rule by abolishing the welfare system, or, short of abolition, severely cutting and restricting it.
3. Abolish Racial or Group Privileges. Abolish affirmative action, set aside racial quotas, etc., and point out that the root of such quotas is the entire "civil rights" structure, which tramples on the property rights of every American.
4. Take Back the Streets: Crush Criminals. And by this I mean, of course, not "white collar criminals" or "inside traders" but violent street criminals – robbers, muggers, rapists, murderers. Cops must be unleashed, and allowed to administer instant punishment, subject of course to liability when they are in error.
5. Take Back the Streets: Get Rid of the Bums. Again: unleash the cops to clear the streets of bums and vagrants. Where will they go? Who cares? Hopefully, they will disappear, that is, move from the ranks of the petted and cosseted bum class to the ranks of the productive members of society.
6. Abolish the Fed; Attack the Banksters. Money and banking are recondite issues. But the realities can be made vivid: the Fed is an organized cartel of banksters, who are creating inflation, ripping off the public, destroying the savings of the average American. The hundreds of billions of taxpayer handouts to S&L banksters will be chicken-feed compared to the coming collapse of the commercial banks.
7. America First. A key point, and not meant to be seventh in priority. The American economy is not only in recession; it is stagnating. The average family is worse off now than it was two decades ago. Come home America. Stop supporting bums abroad. Stop all foreign aid, which is aid to banksters and their bonds and their export industries. Stop gloabaloney, and let's solve our problems at home.
8. Defend Family Values. Which means, get the State out of the family, and replace State control with parental control. In the long run, this means ending public schools, and replacing them with private schools. But we must realize that voucher and even tax credit schemes are not, despite Milton Friedman, transitional demands on the path to privatized education; instead, they will make matters worse by fastening government control more totally upon the private schools. Within the sound alternative is decentralization, and back to local, community neighborhood control of the schools.
this is what american libertarian heart throb murray rothbard referred to as "a right wing populist program", though in a much more positive light than i would ever put it in
In politics, right-wing describes an outlook or specific position that accepts or supports social hierarchy or social inequality. Social hierarchy and social inequality is viewed by those affiliated with the Right as either inevitable, natural, normal, or desirable, whether it arises through traditional social differences or from competition in market economies. It typically accepts or justifies this position on the basis of natural law or tradition.
what you see in libertopia is an acceptance of social hierarchy (american libertarians hate social programs, affirmative action, etc. and adore capitalism and private property rights). it is contradictory to be "fiscally conservative" and "socially liberal"; accepting that women have rights and gay people are in fact people does not really change that. whereas a leftist would say that, for example, the disproportionate number of black people living in poverty constitutes rationale for market intervention (affirmative action, unemployment, etc.), a right winger would accept such as a characteristic of the market. you may feel inclined to argue that the government has prevented the market from correcting this injustice; i'm all ears.
it is believed that a free market economy will allow "the cream to rise to the top" so to speak; in other words, meritocracy. however on the other hand there is recorded fuging history. american libertarians (right-libertarians) are in fact right wing. that is not to say that you cannot be a left wing libertarian; in fact, noam chomsky is a well known left-libertarian. however, when i speak of "american libertarians," i am referring to the bulk (right-libertarians), as defined through both the libertarian party platform and countless interactions.
e: this is sloppy as poo sry
Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:32 AM
who does the american government "tax into oblivion"
oh and btw you're correct, the two party system sucks. however until we move away from first-past-the-post voting, it will always exist
Currently paying about 47% of my income to some type of tax.
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