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Old Apr 19th 2017, 06:47 PM
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Speaking of Rothbard, here's a few choice quotes from the Wiki entry on Murray Rothbard...

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"There would be no anarcho-capitalist movement to speak of without Rothbard."
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Michael O'Malley, Associate Professor of History at George Mason University, characterizes Rothbard's "overall tone regard[ing]" the Civil Rights Movement and the women's suffrage movement to be "contemptuous and hostile"
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Rothbard had pointed out in his 'Origins of the Welfare State' that progressives had evolved from elitist Gilded Age pietist Protestants that wanted to bring a secularized version of millennialism under a welfare state, which was spearheaded by a "shock troop of Yankee protestant and Jewish women and lesbian spinsters."
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Rothbard praised Malcolm X for "acting white" through use of his intellect and wit, and contrasted him favorably with the "fraudulent intellectual with a rococo Black Baptist minister style, "Dr." King".
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He [Rothbard] asserted that parents have the right to put a child out for adoption or sell the rights to the child in a voluntary contract in what Rothbard suggests will be a "flourishing free market in children". He believes that selling children as consumer goods in accord with market forces, while "superficially monstrous", will benefit "everyone" involved in the market: "the natural parents, the children, and the foster parents purchasing"
That's just a brief glimpse of some of his more colorful views.

All quotes from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_Rothbard
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Here is a tiny video clip of Professor Rothbard in action which might give you a better feel for the man than print media:

https://search.aol.com/aol/video?q=m...&v_t=comsearch
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Old Apr 24th 2017, 06:06 PM
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Here is a tiny video clip of Professor Rothbard in action which might give you a better feel for the man than print media:

https://search.aol.com/aol/video?q=m...&v_t=comsearch
His written words speak for themselves (and they are plenty damning enough). I'm quite familiar with his political views. Pretty standard rightwing fanatic stuff.

Btw, anarcho-capitalism amounts to nothing more than 'rule by the rich' and any system of 'rule by the rich' always ends up being an aristocracy. We invented modern government to defeat that shit. Can't see how or why anyone who isn't a multi-millionaire would be a willing water-carrier for this shit.

And as I've said many times, video applications are used because they are emotionally persuasive. That's why people love to use it. Video is NEVER used for transmission of information because video format is notoriously poor for that. Video entertains and emotionally influences people - that's what it does and why people like it. But don't ever expect actual or meaningful or truthful information from a video/film/movie/tv presentation.
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Old Apr 25th 2017, 08:26 AM
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His written words speak for themselves (and they are plenty damning enough). I'm quite familiar with his political views. Pretty standard rightwing fanatic stuff.

Btw, anarcho-capitalism amounts to nothing more than 'rule by the rich' and any system of 'rule by the rich' always ends up being an aristocracy. We invented modern government to defeat that shit. Can't see how or why anyone who isn't a multi-millionaire would be a willing water-carrier for this shit.

And as I've said many times, video applications are used because they are emotionally persuasive. That's why people love to use it. Video is NEVER used for transmission of information because video format is notoriously poor for that. Video entertains and emotionally influences people - that's what it does and why people like it. But don't ever expect actual or meaningful or truthful information from a video/film/movie/tv presentation.
Btw, I was a groupie and gofer for Murray, carrying books and things to and from people's cars and stuff like that for him at a few political meetings and conventions in the NYC/N. NJ metropolitan area.

I don't think he knew my name, but he pointed to me and asked me to stand by the light switch in that video, and I was the one who turned off the light!

Fwiw.
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Early on I drank the US State Dept. Kool-Aid and thought that the US was for once on the right side of history in trying the topple the Assad regime in Syria, but according to this Sane Progressive interview by Debbie Lusignan, the Deep State/MIC is still batting 1,000 for the bad guys:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p8oGQ4RPFQ
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"You can't combat extremist ideology while backing the Saudis," (or military dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Egypt, for that matter).

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite...y#.WTHXXvWcGUk
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Old Aug 19th 2017, 05:59 AM
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And they are being beaten back from there already, no worries: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article...nts-east-homs/



By the way, ISIS are "rebels" now?
Looks like you may be right. The Syrian war has been declared over, although the US regime has not ackowledged it yet.
http://news.antiwar.com/2017/08/18/a...ectively-over/
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It will be interesting to see how things progress from here in Syria.
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It will be interesting to see how things progress from here in Syria.
Looks like this is the end of the Syrian War:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...erest-in-syria
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Looks like this is the end of the Syrian War:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...erest-in-syria
Starting any war is generally a dumb idea, but starting a war you can't win is proof of arrogant stupidity in the extreme.

Anyone who though Assad could be easily overthrown just didn't know what they were talking about. I suppose that includes most of the governments of the Middle East along with the governments of USA, UK and France.

I can't say that I'm admirer of Assad, but I do know one thing - and that is if you overthrow him, his replacement will be ten times worse. Taking out Saddam lead to an incredibly bloody civil war (that continues to fester to this day).
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