Friday, May 21, 2010

The Raw Political Facts

In his blog, Brad DeLong reduces all the rhetoric over "does he/doesn't he" debate over Rand Paul and the 1964 Civil Rights Act to the raw racist politics:
They [Rand Paul and his father Ron Paul] believe that, if America were a good society, our tax dollars would be spent to pay police officers to taser and evict peacefully-shopping African-Americans from stores just because the shopkeeper doesn't like their faces. That's what Rand Paul thinks a good society looks like. Deal with it.
I find libertarians to be a joke. They claim to love liberty, but it is always their liberty and not the other guy's. They are all too willing to sacrifice somebody else for their benefit. They don't believe in "share the pain" or even the Golden Rule. Their motto is "he who has the gold, rules".

That isn't a world I want to live in. And it would not be a world they would want to live in if they had the "wrong" skin colour, wrong religion, wrong ethnicity, wrong sex, etc. These are simply unempathic simulacrums of human beings organizing a political party to change the rules so that they don't have to pay taxes or have any responsibilities to other humans. They want to live in a hypothetical world of "contracts" where you negotiate everything by contract, but at the same time they don't want government, so there is no enforcement agency for the contract (other than "he who has the biggest army automatically has the "best" contracts).

No comments: