Re: Let's do the (1930s) time warp again: The Ronny Horror Picture Show
Originally Posted by uncle ebeneezer
Which is pretty much why I have lost all respect for the people I know who lean libertarian, in recent years. A paper-thin veneer of utilitarianism, to poorly mask a blatantly selfish core.
Exactly. Libertarianism is essentially sociopathy. Just look at that Ron Paul video in which he says healthy 30 year olds should sooner die than have the state pay their way - and the whole audience roared with approval. The disturbing thing about that Ron Paul video was he actually looked angry as he contemplated the question of the state being asked to pay to keep someone alive -- like the real
affront was the imposition on the taxpayer.
"All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind." -- Adam Smith