Robert, the only reason the bike lock street thug was caught was because of the kind of people you bemoan. The "weaponized autism" as we call it. You would've tsk-tsk'ed that we should avoid all such confrontations altogether while the perp got away with his violence.
You don't get it and you are clueless.Where have I ever objected to hunting down criminals?
Talk about a strawman!
The debate is about disrupting others' private events.
I can see you in Poland after the Nazi invasion, bemoaning any sort of attempt to fight back. Resistance is just stooping to the Nazis' level, correct?Fighting a Nazi invasion is all about one's skill set. It made more sense for Mises to leave Austria and Wilhelm Ropke to leave Germany. Would you seriously have preferred Mises to stay in Vienna rather than escape and write from a safe loaction some of the most pro-freedom works ever?
On the other hand, the remarkable Ludwig Erhard somehow was able to survive in Germany without giving up his free market principles.
I could see others fighting in the resistance by blowing up the train tracks that were taking Jews to Auschwitz.
But what does this have to do with disrupting plays here in America? Is this your plan, disrupt lefty events, to convert lefties to libertarianism?
Now that I think of it, I am certain that Rothbard himself would have applauded the common man reaction to these totalitarian nutjobsWell, that is because you don't know much about Rothbard, Rothbard split with street protesters.
Walter Block wrote in 2013:
Murray had worked hard on getting that [1969 New York Libertaina]conference going; this might have been the very first such conference of the modern libertarian era. Karl [Hess] led about half of the participants away to a protest at Fort Dix. Murray’s view was that the intellectual battle was crucial to our movement. Karl was then into what Murray derisively dismissed as “seizing a street”: engaging in violent confrontations with cops without much care or concern for the intellectual battle. I think this was the beginning of the split between Murray and Karl.Shimsohn then writes:
They are ineducable. They are literally incapable of learning. They are insane. And you keep trying to be civil and logical with them. Trying to educate the ineducable. That makes you insane too.Where do I ever say "they" (the masses) must be the focus of education, As I have pointed out, Keynes to Ayn Rand to Hayek recognized that all societal battles are won by a few at a high intellectual level. Rand at her West Point address said the masses learn by a sort-off, and this is her word, "osmosis."
It is silly to do physical battle with left of the IQ curve people. Win the intellectual battle and you win them.
First quoting me,
"This is a long game, a very long game, that is not going to be won in the next election cycle or the one after that."And then writing:
Correct. The Reconquista took 700 years.I guess this is supposed to be sarcastic but the reality is there is going to be no Private Property Society or any other kind of libertarian society any time soon. If you really don't like the intellectual battle for the battle itself and are expecting a victory soon, you are going to be very disappointed.
This is really only a positive battle for those who enjoy the rush of the intellectual smashing of the opposition.
I hasten to add that on occasion it can be valuable to wage some sort of battle for a specific important strategic purpose but this is far from the broad "Let's adopt the left's tactics and just battle them on the streets all the time.."