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Saturday, June 01, 2013

A Brief Note on Libertarian Alliances

Nearly any political movement aimed at removing a given type of government overreach will be an alliance of two wings: 1) anti-government people; 2) people who want to government to lean in the opposite direction. It is a grave mistake for the first group to forget that. For one thing, it enables people defending the government overreach to point out the existence of the second group and think they've made a point about the first.

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Anonymous TJIC said...

The neo-reactionaries exemplify this problem.

Start talking about tearing down the vast welfare state and monarchists crawl out of the woodwork. Some of them say "a monarch could enforce the night watchman state".

Others say "a monarch could cut down every tree in England to catch the devil".

I'm reminded of something out of Tolkien: "In the place of a Dark Lord you would have a Queen! Not dark but beautiful and terrible as the Morn! Treacherous as the Seas! Stronger than the foundations of the Earth! All shall love me and despair! "

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