Saturday, January 18, 2014

RamZPaul on Libertarianism and its Limits

Libertarians are people who want everybody to be free. Good. A subset of libertarians understands that you can't force people to be free, or, if they are free, you can't count on them to behave in such a way as to perpetuate freedom, because they're, well, free, and can do whatever they like, to include behavior guaranteed to destroy freedom for everybody. Other libertarians, like their groovy hippie cousins, either don't realize that or don't want to think about it, so they clap their hands over their pink little ears and go LALALALALALA when you try to explain it to them.  This second group I recognize as libertarians, but as flaky libertarians, who want the right kind of results, but who don't want the conditions necessary for the results.  The first, sensible group I call libertarian nationalists, but they're also known as paleolibertarians, libertarian realists, and even paleoconservatives.  I belong to this group, and I'm damned if I'll yield the word "libertarian" for the sole use of the second group.

RamZPaul, on the other hand, seems to have given up on the terminology, and says that he was a libertarian, but the second group is so naive, he's not calling himself that any more.  This from HIS BLOG. (Warning — He uses salty language, but if it was ever called for, it is here.)

As a Libertarian I believed that people should be able to do whatever they wanted as long as it did not harm another. While that is nice in theory, in reality when people act in an irresponsible manner (such as having hordes of bastard children) this creates a country that is crime infested and poor. Eventually the thugs and trash out breed the people that support civilization. And people who are raised to say "mutherfucker" and "suck my dick" as toddlers aren't likely to grow up as adults who value the quaint notions of Liberty and rule of law. They will simply demand loot from the few people who still produce. The end result is Zimbabwe style starvation.

It is UNETHICAL to allow irresponsible people to breed like rabbits.

A toddler seen babbling a litany of obscenities while adults goaded him on in a video that went viral has been taken into protective custody, police in Omaha, Neb., said on Wednesday. {snip}

In the video, an African-American toddler wearing just a diaper pushes over a chair, waves his middle finger, and repeats the obscenities and racial slurs that adult male and female voices, heard in the background, encourage him to say. The adults laugh each time the child parrots the profanities. 

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