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Friday, July 28, 2006

3 things worth linking to.

1. Billy Beck lays it down.
(though Churchill was certainly a POS, no matter whether he got this or that point right)
For people that haven't had family living under "communism", it's hard to understand probably just how fucked it was. And the "cold war" was the excuse for the West to expand state power. In truth the world elite were running Leninism over there as an experiment to see how far they could go, to establish a hard limit. (wanna draw a parallel with the US Constitution, feel free)

Though the war of 1812 really was a massive fuckup historically, to say it was a blunder is misleading. It was all part and parcel of the Hamiltonian path. Bringing us back into the fold, so to speak.

2. Jeremy at Social Memory Complex gets to some of the meat on these bones.
"However, is the market really to blame if risky, destablilizing, and hazardous behavior is subsidized from the get-go? "
One of the best sentences you could get about the "market failure" argument.
Remember, folks, markets are really good at rolling up future risks into prices. The stupid pseudo-economists have even noticed this. If this process is inhibited, well, those who are able to take advantage of the places where it is inhibited are getting a risk subsidy that is being thrown on us.
Then that gives the state an excuse to "protect" us (from the risk they subsidized).

3.
And last, but far from least, Stefan Molyneux fires with both barrels.

"An “Arab” doesn’t exist; neither does “Israel” or “Muslim.” There are people and land and trees and sky. There are no “groups.”"
Well fucking said!
"As long as there are Arabs and Jews and Americans and Iranians, our natural brotherhood remains drowned in bloody tribal fantasies. If we refuse to give up our gods and groups and leaders, we will forever live in war and fear and hatred."
And that's it, folks. Right there.
(of course this applies to internal divisions as well... but more on that later...)

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