Monday, July 8, 2019

Tucker Carlson Attacks Koch Brothers For Being Too Libertarian

Tucker, you have no idea.

I only wish it was true. The Kochs are the leading funders of beltarians.

   

 -RW

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    1. Hello, Sherlock!
      ---"Judge Nap['s][...]recent way of thinking doesn't match what I remember of his previous jurisprudence or logic."---

      You can't remember what you haven't witnessed. I watched most of Judge Napolitano's Feedom Watch shows when they were aired on FBN way back in 2010 and followed up his commentary whenever ot was available, after his show was cancelled, either on FNC or other venues. I have several of his books about history and about government. I can tell you: he's being totally consistent with his principled defense of constitutional law. You want to believe otherwise because you like Trump, that's all.

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    3. Here's a good one:

      Is Calvinism Biblical?
      What the Bible Really Teaches

      http://www.catholic-saints.net/john-calvin-and-calvinism/

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    4. Hello, Sherlock!

      Before anything else, let's get something clear: I'm not in the business of convincing anyone to accept what should be evident to reasonable people. If you can't convince yourself of the moral virtue inherent in voluntarysm (call it AnCap if you want), then I can't help you.

      You decided to slander the judge by questioning his commitment to his principles, instead of merely expressing your disagreement with his conclusion that orange peel man is a criminal. I didn't take that out of context, you were unequivocal about it, so stop playing the victim card. I'm not insulting you, I'm merely pointing out a fact based on an assumption that is the most benign to you: that you are unfamiliar with his writings and commentary and that you like the president.

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    7. Hello, Sherlock!

      Yes, it's a shame most of your scenes ended up in the edit room. Shame.

      Speaking of what inspires us, I am not inspired by Calvinism or anything of the sort. I'm instead inspired by reason and humanity.

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    8. @Sherlock - OT but I was influenced by Calvinism too. How did you get there and how did it influence you?

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  2. I am most interested in Tucker's attack on libertarianism than the way he misrepresents the Koch's libertarianism, Robert. Tucker is not only a douche, he's laying out clearly his commitment to, let's just say it, Fascism. This is no exaggeration: his recent attacks on capitalism, the off-hand manner in which he dismissed those who advocate for free markets, and so on. This one is just his most recent example and should not be taken lightly.

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  3. While Tucker might be correct about which policies the Kochs are for and against (I don't spend much time looking into this), like the vast majority of non-libertarians, he has an inch-deep understanding of the philosophy. This is neatly illustrated by his use of the phrase "libertarian ideologue" as a pejorative. Libertarians should be the last target of anyone's derision, since we simply believe that no one should initiate force against peaceful people. I doubt that anyone has pointed out to him that his derision suggests that he's for the initiation of force against such folks.

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    2. Hello, NAPster!
      ---"This is neatly illustrated by his use of the phrase 'libertarian ideologue' as a pejorative"---

      It shouldn't be surprising that Tucker would use such a perojative after he out-and-out insinuated (during a conversation with CATO's Alex Nowasteh) that those of us who defend markets do so out of religious conviction. Clearly for Tucker there are far greater goals to be achieved than merely living as free individuals pursuing our petty interests and yucky greed--oh, c'est horrible! How can commerce and making money compare with Nation? Borders? Whiteness?

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  4. Bob - Why was my comment in this thread removed?

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  5. Sherlock,
    I find that anarchism is in complete harmony with Christ, to the point where if asked if I am an anarchist, I can say yes, I am a Christian. I am pretty knowledgeable on Calvinism, although I disagree with some of his teachings. Just the same with Catholicism. But as far as Anarchism, I haven’t found anything that contradicts Christ’s teaching, or the theme of the Bible in general, to the point where I personally think an anarchist Christian is the closest to being the way Christ wants us to be.

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    2. I don’t know if a society will raise up that will be the voluntarism type society most of us here wish to see.
      But, that wasn’t the message Christ brought.
      He wants us as individuals to be the anarchist. Individualism is what he taught, “go and sin no more”. Blessed are the peacemakers, not the peaceful society. Individuals helping the poor, widows and giving justice (mercy) to the fatherless. To me, although I would rather see it, it doesn’t matter what society does. I choose to live my life according to the convictions most of us here believe in. That’s all we are called to do anyway.

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    4. Sherlock, on the matter of whether Scripture legitimizes the state and requires submission to the state's dictates, have you read Chapter 7 of Gerard Casey's terrific book, "Freedom's Progress?"?

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    6. Sherlock, I do disagree with your first assertion. But, my response would be probably too long to go in to on someone else’s blog where I am merely a guest.
      But I will say, I never understood that an anarchist society would be completely devoid of “law”. We aren’t animals as you know. Rulers, not so
      much. People that are looked up to? That’s a natural human action as far as I see. Elders of a village or community for example.
      The hardest part for people to understand what a free society would look like is they see everything with the blurred reality of the State.
      I do not see where the Bible, Romans for instance, legitimizes the State at all. Romans 13 for example can’t contradict what the rest of scripture teaches. Paul, I believe, was being specific for a specific reason.

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  6. As far as Tucker, I like him for his anti-war stance, but the rest of what he says, I pretty much think like OM.
    I don’t know a conservative who is against Medicaid, among other things, and if you tell them it’s a socialist program, they look at you in horror.

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    1. Conservatives don't conserve a darn thing!

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  7. He's terrible, a complete waste of space, not even slightly better than a Democrat, his face makes me cringe. I cannot stand someone that loves wearing chains and making the rest of us do so also.

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  8. Tucker is right. Libertarians are whining because his analysis hits too close to home.

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    1. In what sense came "too close to home", unknown?

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    2. Huh? Libertarians aren’t conservatives? We sure the heck don’t whine about that.

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    3. IMO, most libertarians have devolved into outright cheerleaders for the neoliberal status quo with Trump in charge.

      They don't care that America is turning into a Chinese colony as long as they get cheap slave-made consumer goods.

      They don't care about stopping mass immigration because corporate profits are more important than having safe communities and national sovereignty.

      Lots of this has to do with the influence of the Koch Bros, which is why Tucker is 100 percent correct to hammer them and their influence.

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