Re: Made in China

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Wed Apr 18 2001 - 08:21:48 MDT

Mike Linksvayer wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 04:39:15PM -0700, wrote:
> > Al Villalobos, <>, writes:
> > >
> >
> > I would not want to cast my lot with someone who holds such racist views.
> The above publication and others associated (sadly) with the Ludwig
> von Mises Institute are run by self-described "paleolibertarians",
> following leading libertarian ideologue Murray Rothbard's mood
> swing in his last years. AFAICT living paleos are obsessed with
> roughly the following:
> * The US is always wrong, absolute isolationism is always right

Something I don't generally buy, but I do support the notion that every
society has the right, and frequently exercises that right, to determine
its own road to hell. People get the government they deserve. The
morality of preemptive action is a far more relevant debate in this

> * The North screwed the South, which wasn't as bad as pinko history
> says (and the North was much, much worse)

The North waged war on the South primarily to provide cheap labor for
northern factories in the form of 'freed' slaves. The moral stance
against slavery was merely a glossy coating to gain the support of the
religiously scrupulous, and the Union was needed to be preserved to
prevent problems with labor migration that international borders often

> * Affirmative action and "multiculturalism" are undermining western
> civilization

Which I agree with entirely.

> * Any possible alliance with cultural conservatives
> For reasons I do not understand paleos fawn over wholly inconsistent
> cultural conservatives, curmudgeonly kooks, and Pat Buchanan while
> castigating mere economic conservatives and culturally liberal
> libertarians as handmaidens of the fall, more or less.

Well, I don't fawn over any cultural conservative, or kooks, and I
despise Pat Buchanan. So you need to come up with another theory...

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