RE: definitions of "identification" and "the left"
- Quoting Paul Metz on Sat, 19 Jan 2008 12:59:32 +0100:
I wrote "broad" not "full" spectrum.
And I cannot believe that "taxation is theft" can be countered by using
words like dues or charges instead of tax - are "they" so stupid indeed ?
That fuels my disdain for these barbarians until I see their convincing
proposals to organise humanity without too much chaos and poverty.
Dan and others have already addressed most of this quite
well. Georgist founders adapted the Libertarian Party
adage "Taxation is theft" from the Socialist slogan
"Property is theft". Very sad neolibertarian (their
preferred self-referential term is "anarchocapitalist")
usurpers have largely perverted common libertarian
understanding of it. Nevertheless, stupid response or
not, calling community collection of site value dues
a "tax" can be quite off-putting to libertarians,
and doesn't aid in dispelling Robert W. Poole and
Margaret Thatcher-type privatizers' misunderstanding
and outright denial of public or common goods.