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Marx, the Pope, & Inequality


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On Show 22 of the Mises UK Podcast, Andy Duncan speaks with the Reverend Rory McClure, a Free Church Pastor for an independent evangelical church, about the subject of inequality in society, and how inequality measures up within Christianity. We touch upon Marx, the Old Testament, the New Testament, Pope Francis, socialism, and diversity.

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This is who I am getting at in reality, with my war-axe….


I call them Gramsco-Marxians. Tony will assault me…again.

(It’s his job!)

David Davis

Hat tip Samizdata.

Libertarian Alliance Remembrance Post 6: what ought Libertarians to plan for, and discuss, regarding what’s worth defending, and why ought we to defend anything at all?


UPDATE….and Tim Worstall does it better than I do as well….

David Davis

That’s it for this year, you’ll all be relieved to know…but first, I will direct you to the Devil, who writes all this quite important stuff, which ought to be noted and spread virally into the endarkening before it’s too late, far more effectively that I do. Then I’ll just make the point that this being the 90th commemoration of the end of World War 1, it’s probably the last one of any size: moreover, that it’s remarkable that we have any of what my old dad used to dub “the poor old chapsleft to witness it.

The centenary will probably have State-regulated fireworks compèred by Jonathan Ross. There will be scantily-dressed BBC-news-readerettes who will hand out strangely unfamiliar red flowers in the streets shopping prestinks, to bemused passers-by, the whole thing edgily-videoed by wildly-waving handycams. (“And now it’s back to you, Russell Brand, in the studio!”)

There are many strands of Libertarianism. Chris Tame used famously to say that “there may be two Libertarians somewhere who agree about everything, but I’m not one of them!” Of course he was just making a point theatrically, which he was good at, but he meant that, unlike Trotskyo-Marxian fascists and big-statists, we can amicably discuss a large range of ideas without pogromising each other.

For example, Sean Gabb and many others have always opposed British involvement in Iraq (and for all I know elsewhere too) as not involving any vital British interests and therefore totally unjustified. He may turn out to be right, but I have always disagreed. I think the West responded with much too little, and much, much too late after 9/11, dragged down and back (until it was too late) as it was, by internal traitors in the UN, the EU, on the Beltway especially, and elsewhere, from the easy and clean fulfilment of its essential and unitary objective.

Then, there are Libertarians who would restrict the Franchise on property criteria. Insofar as we have a State, and a government, and while this is unavoidable, then it should be a pluralist democracy and so therefore I support these people, Salisburianly speaking. But I risk scandalising others as a result. It does not matter: we will not bury ice-picks in each other’s skulls.

To libertarians like me, Western Civilisation, especially when conflated with all the popular externalities created BY free markets and minimal State-Planning and especially when un-influenced by what Sean Gabb calls the Enemy Class, offers the fastest and least-destructive path for all Men to improve their lives and be happier. We do not know what comes after this life, if anything (that can be perceived in a physical sense) and can’t ever so far as we know find out; although many of us – even among Libertarians – believe there is a God, and that He approximates to that Being hazily described in 1.Genesis and also in 1.John.1. Paul of course said that “for now, we see as through a Glass, Darkly”: all we can therefore do is what seems best, or least bad, at the time. Human existence is imperfect, but small bits of progress can be made, and accumulated, provided they are allowed to. It’s the “not allowing” bit that totalitarians do that causes the problem.

What distinguishes Western Christian (in the old pre-secular sense) Civilisation from those others it has had the bad fortune to have to oppose and defend against, is the gradual if imperfect rise of a notion of individual conscience and liberty of thought and action. The going has not always been easy or uninterrupted. But in the end, we arrived shakily, “darkly”, at something whereby one could go through life substantially without coming into contact with the jaws of the State (Sean’s words roughly interpeted, not mine) and a degree of liberty meant also that there was a degree of spontaneous order.

These poor old chaps now finally pass out into the sunset of history, soon to be followed by those left from a later and worse conflict. They thought through the prism of their time, rightly or not, about what was worth defending. It would be nice to think we didn’t have to, but what we face now is just another manifestation of the enemies of individual freedom, this time very sadly right at home inside the West. Yes there may be a few terrorists skulking about, but add up all the deaths and destruction they have wrought and yet could, and it’s a pinprick compared with what the Gramsco-Marxians intend and are incrasingly coming out into the open with. Terrorists can only kill people and blow stuff up: they can’t begin to erase ideas.

If individual people are strong in what they believe, and if they honestly believe it, then terrorists can only isolate themselves further. But if we all acquiesce in the deliberate and purposeful Gramsco-Marxian elimination of our culture and the freedoms it gave rise to, then there is no place for llibertarianism to hide.

Barnyard animals and tyranny: the role of the British State in the downfall of liberty.


David Davis

(1)

Did they turn us into barnyard-animals by public-culture-degradation and removal of schooling, in order to be able to tyrannize us overtly with our consent, so as to show that the idea of wanting Liberty can then be destroyed inside a Free People?

Or…

(2)

Did they destroy the idea of Liberty, in order to turn us into their barnyard-animals because they are pre-capitalist-barbarians, and wanted to have some animals to shag?

The question does vex me often. Either way they are wicked. here’s a poll:-

Men, women, chivalry and MarxoFeminazism


David Davis

I am busy today, as this is Lancashire. Thus, owing to recent-but-decreasing-global-warming, it’s temporarily warm (brill !!!) for a couple of hours and therefore we have to do something about the grapes on the vines, or they will rot and we and our feudal-estate-slaves will both starve and have no wine. There’ll also be no chutney, for our Indian-takeaways (this is Lancashire, takeaway Chicken Tikka Masala is our national food) if we don’t get in the fast-rotting tomatoes, and the onions which are beginning so smell a bit iffy, and get them grubbed and boiled into the po’…..

I have therefore to redirect you for a little time. Bear with me till tomorrow, when I will find some other fatuous thing that the enemies of civilisation have done to blameless humans like us and our slaves, and I will then take the piss out of it, for your convenience.

In the meantime, I commend to you all a discussion on Brian Micklethwait’s blog, about how the marxohorrible feminazis view Sarah Palin – and by inference, all other ordinary normal women too.

Can women also be Gramsco-marxianazis? I think so, if something terrible goes wrong in their lives. Discuss. (The problem is why any of them wanted to be this thing, unless they were ugly (or deranged in some findamental way, either through misfortune or through socialist parenting) and therefore functionally-unshaggable, and (then) stupid enough to think that this was someone else’s fault other than perhaps their parents’. Imagine how pretty all the world’s women would be, without exception, all the time, if there had been no feminism ever, for about three generations. Having attended a University in the 60s/70s when sex had just been invented and released as freeware, (some would have called it shareware) I as a young man came to the conclusion that either unsuitably-small and rubbery breasts and/or bad breath beget socialist attitudes in a highly-educated woman; or else they don’t develop properly if she has been wrongly socialised and does not brush her teeth at least once each day. Discuss.)

Al Gore “probably kills people” – official


David Davis

Light blogging today as I have to take the wife to do the week’s shopping at ASDA, kind of right now, and owing to Global Warming, we are having a month’s rain in 24 hours in Lancashire, and it’s of course our own fault.

But to amuse you all, Al Gore, and his mottley crue of Gramsco-MarxiaNazi jesters, are, allegedly, “suspected of killing people“.