On Sun, 15 May 2016 04:14:25 AM Ben McGinnes via luv-main wrote:
On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 11:54:41AM +1000, Russell
Coker via luv-main wrote:
Libertarianism is all about liberty for the
super-rich and serfdom
for people like us.
You're thinking of the American brand of the Libertarian Right, not
all forms of libertarianism.
I'm talking about Murray Rothbard's brand of Libertarianism. He boasted about
his success in stealing the word from the left and he was correct in that.
For instance my lot, Pirate Party
Australia, our policies and principles are pretty much consistent with
the Libertarian Left and I think you'll find plenty in there that you
agree with (given one of your other examples I suggest you start with
the tax policy, negative tax and the basic income policy).
There is no such thing as Libertarian Left. Rothbard was totally successful
in stealing the word. Words have to have meanings if we are to communicate.
Rothbard has defined the meaning of "Libertarian".
is about helping the powerful subjugate the weak.
Not even the Libertarian Right go that far if they're genuine and
stick to their principles.
They don't claim to do that, but every time they find a way of supporting the
People seriously trying that and claiming
to be libertarian aren't actually libertarian, they're fascists
without an army to back it up.
That's exactly what Libertarianism is all about. But instead of a state army
they want to have a corporate army. Not that it matters as there is never
going to be a functional Libertarian state.
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