Saturday, May 6, 2017

The end of libertarianism - by Vox Day - comments on a post by Z-man

Is clueless liberal multiculturalism, as the Z-man observes:
The reader who still cling to libertarianism have given me hell over my screed against their faith. I’m not without some sympathy for them. The core libertarian impulse to leave people alone in order to be left alone is admirable. If you are a libertarian, trying hard to live the non-aggression principle, it probably seems unfair that a hate thinker from the extreme Right is mocking your thing. I get that and I respect it to a point. That point is when I see something like this from the Pope of Modern Libertarianism.

France is becoming a Third World country because of economic policies instituted by the graduates of its finest schools, not Arabs.
- Nick Gillespie

It should be impossible to be this stupid. I suspect for most of human existence, idiots who said moronic things like this tried to hand feed bears or cuddle with large reptiles, thus eliminating themselves from the the system. There’s no other way to read this than Nick Gillespie believes some minor alterations to the French tax code will ameliorate this.

Now, does Nick Gillespie really think altering tax policy will magically transform low-IQ, inbred Muslims from the Maghreb into patriotic French republicans who work at Parisian software shops? It’s tempting to say it is just another pose, but the evidence is piling up in favor of the argument that Nick Gillespie is a stupid person. Anyone who truly believes altering tax policy will reverse a thousand generations of evolution is an idiot.

That’s the fundamental problem with modern libertarians. They believe this or they simply are incapable of mastering ground floor level biology. The reason the country of Niger is a basket case is that’s the way the people of Niger want it. It is full of Hausa. The reason Paris was Paris was that, up until recently, it was full of Parisians! Now that Paris is filling up with North Africans and Arabs, it is looking like Algeria with better plumbing.
Apparently Mr. Gillespie hasn't actually been to Paris recently to see what those graduates of its finest schools have made of it. We see this ridiculous line from civic nationalists and even the Alt-Lite from time to time. Detroit isn't Detroit because of its predominantly black population, but because of those damned Democratic policies! Which, of course, explains why very liberal Portland, Seattle, and Minneapolis are similarly crime-ridden hellholes.

Why, given the conservativism of Somali Muslims, we can expect no end of improvement in Minneapolis in no time!

This really isn't that hard. Different people have different standards of behavior that they a) prefer and b) are willing to tolerate. Keep the apart and everyone will be fine. Force them together and you ensure conflict.

Look, I understand the appeal of libertarian ideals. I still hold them in much the same way a Marxian economist still holds to his communist ideals even though he knows the Labor Theory of Value is false and that the Workers' Paradise will never arrive. But I understand the difference between an unattainable, utopian ideal and a functional, coherent, basis for real world policy. And only the latter is relevant to serious policy discussions.

Civic nationalism barely worked in the best of all possible circumstances and it is entirely dead in the USA now. Libertarianism was a complete non-starter. Conservatism was always designed to go down to noble defeat. It's time to accept these things and grow up intellectually; the fate of Western civilization depends upon you doing just that.