Amazing how the indoctrinated all speak the same language, isn't it? It's as if they go to special seminars to learn all the lingo. I also love the ideological conceit that the argument over the meaning of private property (which has been going on since Aristotle) is suddenly resolved and set aside by the wizards of Libertarianism (another silly philosophy that can only look forward to the "lone and level sands" stretching far away), and probably soon at that. What else can anybody expect from the Washington Times? If you look into a toilet, expect to find ****.
Here's a simple explanation of Libertarianism, for those who don't know. I'll give a short class: It's where you take a human failing, like greed for example, and turn it into a virtue. You fashion a philosophy around this first error that pretends that greed is the same as liberty, ergo private property is a sacred bestowal of the gods and (after this twisted syllogism) come to the conclusion that private property is the same thing as freedom. From such philosophical juvenalia, you create an ideology, a dogma and an entire lingo to support your faux doctrine, while tap dancing like mad to conceal the fact that your new religion is devoid of morality or ethics. Then, you chastise and berate anybody that doesn't agree with you that greed is the salvation of mankind. It's like Ayn Rand made flesh; The essence of envy and bitter drunkeness turned into an ideology. It's like something out of Futurama, except this time, it's Rand's head in the bottle, not Nixon's, and all it can do is mutter over and over and over again, "Me, me, me, me, me, me, me..." ad infinitum. What fun! Let's make a utopia out of ME!
Since greed is not a virtue, the whole thing falls on its face. After all, at its essence is the message that the purpose of life is to do whatever is necessary to acquire, to amass, to seize and control. It will only last as long as the hucksters that keep selling it are able to dupe enough people to keep believing in it. How long that will take, who knows? People are easily seduced, especially when somebody is willing to pander to the darker angels of our nature.
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