Posts Tagged ‘minarchism’

We can only be kept in the cages we do not see. A brief history of human enslavement—up to and including your own. From Freedomain Radio, the largest and most popular philosophy conversation in the world (13:10):

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Response to a criticism of left-libertarianism posted at The Libertarian Standard by Juan Fernando Carpio.

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via Charles “Rad Geek” Johnson’s blog: Freedom is not a conservative idea. It is not a prop for corporate power and the political-economic statist quo. Libertarianism is, in fact, a revolutionary doctrine, which would undermine and overthrow every form of state coercion and authoritarian control. If we want liberty in our lifetimes, the realities of our politics need to live up to the promise our principles—we should be radicals, not reformists; anarchists, not smaller-governmentalists; defenders of real freed markets and private property, not apologists for corporate capitalism, halfway privatization or existing concentrations of wealth. Libertarianism should be a people’s movement and a liberation movement, and we should take our cues not from what’s politically polite, but from what works for a revolutionary people-power movement. Here’s how:

Part One (10:00):

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“I will argue that, rightly understood, these demands are more intertwined than many contemporary libertarians realize: each contributes an essential element to a radical challenge to any form of coercive authority,” Charles “Rad Geek” Johnson wrote in this essay published in 2008, excerpted in this post. “Taken together, they undermine the legitimacy of any form of government authority, including the ‘limited government’ imagined by minarchists.”

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Thomas E. Woods, Jr. and Doug Casey discuss the question with Dennis McCuistion on McCuistion TV. The two scholars argue the inherent immorality behind the concept of government. Dr. Woods accurately calls limited government a “unicorn”, citing the late-Professor Murray Rothbard’s essay,”Anatomy of the State.” (28:39):

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Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio and Michael Badnarik, 2004 Libertarian Presidential Candidate, debate the question ‘How Much Government is Necessary?’ (4:10:04):

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Kevin Carson breaks down the hypocrisy of the Republican Party ‘philosophy’.

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Brad Spangler on left libertarian terminology and strategy: ‘Obama the Statist’ and more. (more…)