Comment: Charity and generosity

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Charity and generosity

I would venture to say, as a long-time student of Anarchism, and as a Rothbard enthusiast, that Freedomreigning has read nothing by or about Rothbard, or anyone else!

Nobody who has would fail to observe that "anarchists", e.g. Tolstoy, Kropotkin, DeClayre, H.D. Thoreau,Tucker, Spooner,or, moving on to the unspeakably statist and violent XX century, A. J. Nock, Mencken (okay, they weren't self-declared "anarchist" anarchists, but they were both powerful influences on our hero Rothbard, and they would do until someone better came along), and more recently, Walter Block, Hans Hermann-Hoppe, Ivan Illich, Murray Bookchin, Harry Browne, Doug Casey,and Carl Watner, for a short list, contrary to FreedomReigns baseless assertion, were and are MORE decent, civilized, and well-mannered than most statists are!

Any of these scholarly and perceptive people could be called "anarchists", and each of them, I daresay, has both better manners, and had reflected with far more intelligence and civility on the problems of human society, with or without the State, than Freedomreigns ever had. I think that a fairminded observer would have to note that far from being libertine or nihilist, their outward behavior met rather higher standards than were the norms among their (statist) contemporaries. I think that we can also say that they were more "law-abiding", as anarchists go, than their statist and authoritarian neighbors.

Freedomreigning's post is a repellent and disagreeable collection of ignorant and misinformed billingsgate which really belongs on a "red State" website with other such material from likeminded "dittoheads" of Rush Limbough, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Rielly, Glen Beck, and such neocons. While we are on the subject of Ron Paul, I wonder how familiar he is even with contemporary MINARCHIST scholarship?

"FreedomReigning" shows no familiarity with the arguments of, for starters, Hayek, von Mises, Machan, John Grey, Bruno Leoni, Siegan, Nozick, Nisbet, Melvin Bradford, Sam Francis or Pat Buchanan, where the case for "limited government" is argued cogently and persuasively.

The decision is of course Mr.Nystrom's, but I think that trolls like FreedomReigning may be happier on another website than our DP!


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