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leftist_not_liberal Donating Member (408 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 05:22 PM
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25. It's easy to overlook thing so pervasive and obvious in our lives
and then there is the codespeak these sorts use, kinda like Bush's allusion to Dred Scott as a sock puppet for shilling the anti-abortion crowd.

Take for instance one of our latest code-talkers for this astroturf movement of, by and for the rich:
It's easy to miss how committed Ron Paul is to his own ideology. He speaks in code. Only the faithful can understand. One of Paul's articles on the Irag War is carried by and is titled The Fatal Conceit in the Middle East . Why is this significant? Because The Fatal Conceit is the title of the last book by the Libertarian god-head, F.A. Hayek. Hayek's fatal conceit is supposed to be the arrogance associated with economic planning, central planning and social policy, all designed to serve social goals at the expense of the unfettered operation of the "free-market". For Hayek, it is the the creation of people ("the market") which is sacred and inviolate while the people themselves are expendable. Those who see this as extreme social Darwinism are actually underestimating how truly reactionary this is.

Cut to Paul... His piece is about non-interventionism which could be mistaken for old style Republican "isolationism". The Hayek reference, however, gives it all a much more sinister meaning... one that is reinforced by the very clear split in his writings: some for the masses and some others for the enlightened. Paul's "perspectives" can be "read in two ways".

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