Thursday, June 11, 2009

Meet the New Lenin and Marx

A slip of the tounge by Lew Rockwell about the key libertarian promoters of the socialist, "what's yours is mine" anti-IP movement:

Not only does [Stephen Kinsella] his spare time, found and edit the amazing Libertarian Papers, and inspire the anti-IP revolution among libertarians (with Jeff Tucker playing Lenin to his Marx), but he maintains websites for Hans-Hermann Hoppe and Walter Block.

1 comment:

  1. Wenzel,

    I have to admit, I never found the use of the language, terms, tactics or names of socialists to be a "cute" behavior amongst libertarians. I was always troubled by the fact that Rothbard attempted to partner with "the New Left" and often studied the organiational and revolutionary strategies of Lenin, Trotsky, Bukharin, etc.

    Rothbard's insistence that liberty needed a "hardcore" and a group of intellectual "vanguards" was worrisome to me... already worries me because I believe that professional intellectuals/academics quickly lose touch with reality when they forget what everyday work is like, how most people live and when their funding is primarily derived from charitable contributions whereby they aren't meeting the profit/loss metric on a regular basis.