To be an individualist …

“To be an individualist and libertarian is to understand that no one, anywhere, should ever be aggressed against by anyone, and that the state is the principal form of institutionalized aggression in our world.”

Anthony Gregory, “Real World Politics and Radical Libertarianism,” a speech given at the Libertarian Party of California Convention in San Ramon, CA, on April 22, 2007.

Lew Rockwell takes on conservatives, old and new

Our Kind of Central Planning

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

What was wrong with the leftists’ worldview in the 1990s and today? Essentially it is this: they see society as unworkable by itself. They believe it has fundamental flaws and deep-rooted conflicts that keep it in some sort of structural imbalance. All these conflicts and disequilibria cry out for government fixes, for leftists are certain that there is no social problem that a good dose of power can’t solve. The problem is that the Right shares that view, only with different applications. FULL ARTICLE

Russell Kirk and William F. Buckley, Jr.
Russell Kirk and William F. Buckley, Jr.

Excerpt:

During the New Deal and before the Cold War, the libertarian tendencies of the American Right prevailed. But after the Cold War began, the mix became unstable, with the militarists and statists gaining an upper hand. It was during this period that we first heard the term “conservative” applied to people who believe in free enterprise and human liberty — a ridiculous moniker if there ever was one. Frank Chodorov was so fed up with it that he once said: “anyone who calls me a conservative gets a punch in the nose.” Neither did Hayek or Mises, much less Rothbard, permit that term to be applied to their worldview.

Nonetheless, it stuck, and the bad habits of mind along with it.…

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