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anaxarchos Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 12:01 AM
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247. Well, that was "interesting"...
Have you been asleep for the last 10 or 20 years, Mr. AS? Such everyday conspiracies (if that is the word you insist on using) are the norm in current politics. The manufacture out of whole cloth of Anti Climate Change science, Creation Science, the Tort Reform movement and a dozen others immediately come to mind. In comparison to these, the Volker Fund effort differs only in duration and scale.

Where did you find my theory, let alone my dialectic, Mr. AS? Other than a very general quote from Marx in the disclaimer and a passing reference to class societies in the conclusion, the blog was a simple presentation of the facts... more deadpan than is my norm. I am not aware of any dialectic not Aristotelian, not Hegelian, and not Marxist in the analysis. If you disagree with the factual basis of the article, you might say so.

I do not dismiss the development of a new philosophy or ignore the historical roots of Libertarianism, Mr. AS. I categorically reject that any such roots exist. My opinion is that Libertarianism is entirely made-up and transitory. This is not my opinion of all political philosophy only of Libertarianism. You will note that I call it rubbish elsewhere on this thread.

I also categorically reject that Left-Libertarianism has separate and independent roots from Libertarianism as a whole, Mr. AS. That would be a rather convenient coincidence, wouldnt it? If Libertarianism is rubbish, then Left-Libertarianism is nonsense erected on rubbish.

I dont object to your taking umbrage at my attack on what appear to be your cherished ideals, Mr. AS. The simple telling of the Volker story does constitute such an attack and that is precisely as I intended. I do, however, object to you calling me vulgar, and then lecturing me on how to attack your cherished ideals.

That is just silliness sitting on top of nonsense erected on rubbish.

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