So if libertarianism isn't the full answer, what is? For all the bad press it's gotten for, well, almost a century now, fascism certainly comes closer than communism or it's pale imitation, liberalism, which currently manifests as a free-trade, screw-the-working-class, anti-patriotic, anti-nationalist, multiculturalist, anti-traditionalist, diversity-obsessed globalism that the Brits have, to their credit, rejected at the ballot box and made their escape from the Brussels bureaucrats.
One more thing: when I started reading Curt's piece, I soon began to expect it to end with an attribution to Ezra Pound. I know that very few people these days have even read Pound's poetry, much less his essays, but take my word for it — this reads very much like one of the latter, both with respect to its subject matter and position taken and to its style and rhythm, with its quirky use of punctuation and its machine-gun delivery.
FASCISM IN THE GREAT GAME OF ROCK PAPER SCISSORS:
--Liberty/Market, Fascism/Mar, Law/Culture--
The Communist threat was enormous.
Given the asymmetric value of oppy.costs, NOT ACTING in era of change is expensive.
So taking early initiative or waiting is a question of forecast costs.
And fascism was an answer to acting early.
A condition of liberty is the consequence of the nearly universal suppression of parasitism.
But just as soldiers compete, norms compete, and markets compete: *Rock-Paper-Scissors applies*.
One cannot fight soldiers with markets: Rock-Paper-Scissors. There is no steady state in econ or out.
There is no permanent condition of liberty possible any more than is a permanent condition of war.
Rock paper scissors: Liberty/Market, Fascism/War, Law/Culture.
Simple people use simple models. But while simple people use simple models it is up to us to explain the much more complicated world.
And that most complicated world consists not of steady states,but of supply,demand,rents,and shocks.
Facism is not a model, it is a tool with which we seek the optimum state of liberty, law, peace.
Monopoly institutions are not a steady state but a means of paying for the suppression of local rent.
Rule of law is not a steady state but a tool for the suppression of innovations in parasitism.
That we have yet failed to create an institution for suppressing centralized rents is just a failure.
Anarchism cannot do this, so the alternative is market production of commons.
Because commons are necessary even for the production of property rights, rule of law and territory.
And surprisingly, it turns out that commons free of privatization, are devastatingly competitive.
Quibcag: Again we have one of those K-On! (けいおん! Keion!) girls. They somehow make wonderful fascism symbols.