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Commies

AC on the loss of the libertarian right:

Now, I’m no libertarian. I believe the ideology of libertarianism to [I assume this should be is – ed] the Marxism of the Right. However, it is an important ideology to study and reach towards with the understanding that submitting yourself entirely to the dogma will result in political, society and moral decay.

Of course, submitting yourself completely to any ideology is generally bad. A little bit of libertarianism is good. Hell, a little bit of communism can be good (roads?). I think the key to where people identify themselves is which particular thing is more important to them. I come down on the side of freedom for the individual taking more of a precedent than, say, the collective we. Hence, I tend to identify myself as libertarianish.

5 Responses to “Commies”

  1. tgirsch Says:

    Roads aren’t communism. They’re socialism. It would be communism if the government were required to build all roads using its own employees, and no private entities were involved in road-building.

  2. markm Says:

    tgirsch: I think socialism is “a little bit of communism”. It’s a difference of degree, not of kind.

    How would you classify the 19th century system where the citizens living along the road were required to turn out and work together to fix it on a certain day? (Aside from “highly wasteful”, that is.)

  3. mike hollihan Says:

    Socialism was once defined as “communism with a friendly face.”

  4. nk Says:

    I’ve been waiting a long time to use this phrase: My mother taught me to be a good boy and stay away from doxies. Inluding orthodoxy. 😉

  5. Stormy Dragon Says:

    The GOP apparently didn’t get the message in 2006. Which means we’ll have to tell them again in 2008.