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Old 10-27-2008, 03:13 PM
MemeInjector3000 MemeInjector3000 is offline
 
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Default Re: Intolerable Failure

Even conservatives don't like libertarians:

The Marxism of the Right

An excerpt:

"If Marxism is the delusion that one can run society purely on altruism and collectivism, then libertarianism is the mirror-image delusion that one can run it purely on selfishness and individualism. Society in fact requires both individualism and collectivism, both selfishness and altruism, to function. Like Marxism, libertarianism offers the fraudulent intellectual security of a complete a priori account of the political good without the effort of empirical investigation. Like Marxism, it aspires, overtly or covertly, to reduce social life to economics. And like Marxism, it has its historical myths and a genius for making its followers feel like an elect unbound by the moral rules of their society."

This crisis won't be the end of libertarianism, alas. Until there is no longer a need to rationalize personal greed, it'll endure.
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