Re: Down With Democracy?

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Tue Oct 02 2001 - 15:26:22 MDT

> > Down With Democracy by Hans-Hermann Hoppe
> > from

> Wow. That's an ... amazing ... rant.
> And you know something? It makes sense! It's wonderful, it's internally
> consistent, and it has completely converted me.
> So, following Hoppe's plan to its logical conclusion I urge you to
> join me behind this rallying cry: bring back the feudal monarchy RIGHT NOW!

At the limit, libertarianism is in fact monarchy of land owners, and
some of us don't have a problem with that even after we realize it.
The problem with traditional monarchy was not the form of governance
itself, but the fact that their business was generally robbing from
the neighbors, enslaving the peasants, and skipping out on their debts
by "divine right". Embed feudalisms in a culture in which everyone
understands that even the monarchs are subject to fair play, and in
wich the peasants have the wealth and technology (or influence over
competing monarchs) to enforce that, and every kingdom is available to
the highest bidder, and it becomes a pretty good place to live.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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