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Forum Post: Chomsky on libe(R)tarians

Posted 1 year ago on April 12, 2013, 10:31 a.m. EST by shooz (26675)
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Please note that although he doesn't use the term neolibe(R)tarian he does describe it perfectly when he speaks of it going WorldWide.

It is savage!!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017111570

Here's one example of what it is doing here in the US.

http://www.alternet.org/southern-state-fast-becoming-ayn-rands-vision-paradise

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[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (21783) 10 months ago

Libertopia.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21783) 10 months ago

I can't watch the video. It says that it is private.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26675) 10 months ago
[-] 3 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6276) 1 year ago

Chomsky tells it like it is!

And again, thanks for coining "libe(R)tarian" :)

[-] 3 points by shooz (26675) 1 year ago

None of our many resident libe(R)tarain "leaners" have a thing to say in the face of the truth.

I'm not surprised. They rarely do.

[-] 1 points by TikiJ (-38) 10 months ago

"The business world would never allow it to happen, because it would destroy the economy. They need a powerful nanny state in order to function".

Thats a very interesting quote. and something possibly worth elaborating on.

I remember how disturbing it was watching that debate with the crowd cheering about letting someone die in a hospital room would be the new normal.

Most anarchists and occupiers agree with many of the libertarians thoughts, specifically about personal freedom and sovereignty. But its this perverse- as Noam states most dont view libertarianism like this, another perverse change of a term by TPTB- every man for themselves, with NO thought to group help in situations that destroys it. And quite frankly, many of the younger generation are not realizing what that would mean, and what type of person, in a time of need, that would make them.

As far as the libertarians love of ZERO regulations, to think that is in any way/shape/form a good idea is something that again, most simply dont give enough thought.

Our current fascist system of regulation is clearly horrible. So would be taking them all and throwing them out the window.

Its why anarchist/occupy theory of decentralize and allow the community to democratically decide who/what/when/where/how is the answer. Yes, its a pain. Yes, its work. But its well worth it.

It keeps things simple. And it keeps things manageable.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26675) 10 months ago

How would such a decentralized concept put men on Mars?