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the other threats to liberty

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on September 28, 1999 at 18:26:34:

In Reply to: ten guns against the state but seem entirely unconcerned with the other threats to liberty posted by Lark on September 28, 1999 at 16:05:46:

: Well that's the impression I get when I go to the sights of Libertarian bookstores or Militia sights

You go to militia sites? Havent tried many of them.

: and they go ten guns against the state but seem entirely unconcerned with the other threats to liberty,

As I said, some of them recognise the construvt of an 'incorporated' entityt as a potential threat regardless of whether its a business or a government.

: if a lot of Libertarians admited the Markets faults, realised that real capitalism, your words not mine, demanded a great deal of civic virtues

In order to be of use it would require that a great majority adhere reasonably well to the non aggression principle. The optimisim is based upon the fact that a great majority of poeple do anyway, without needing to be steered by laws, because they find it to be in their interest to do so. So libertarians would think of people as ready in this regard, but not in the sense of allowing themselves to be pawns of the state in pursuing a 'share' of the governments captured loot.

: I mean the guy who says "look at the state it is so corrupt lets organise a militia" and then becomes a scab preventing workers organising agianst an employer

Why would he do that? I'm all for organisation if its appropriate, but against a union barring other willing people from entering work. Thats hardly 'solidarity' among workers - its hoarding jobs.

: Your telling me, the idea of the benevolent business person crosses all political boundaries though I know lots of socialist stock and share brokers,

I wonder if they really qualify as 'socialists'

: Well status maybe, I'm probably using that word in the wrong context, they have very different "ranks" in the order of things though don't they? As a result their remmuneration would be different, right? And remmuneration equals power.

Ah, you meant some were in more demand than others.

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