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  • tom
    Wil, You wrote Tom, The solutions to global corporatism is a subject too huge for me just now. Suffice it to say that, as a Leftist, I would support any move
    Message 1 of 1 , May 2, 2011
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      Wil,
      You wrote
      Tom,

      The solutions to global corporatism is a subject too huge for me just now. Suffice it to say that, as a Leftist, I would support any move against it, including tariffs, but such would only be a temporary palliative. Moreover, this isn't an East vs. West thing. It is the US-supported outsourcing of US industry that affects us, not competition from abroad.

      Yes, I "agree" with the libertarian call for an end to foreign conflicts, the end to Israel aid, and the end of the ensuing police state, etc. But these are just issues, not reasons to affirm an ideology. I 'agree' with Hitler's vegetarianism, but that does not make me a Nazi!

      Any libertarian who sys that he can find any kind of theoretical confirmation in Paine is a liar. Paine was an incipient socialist. I recommend the Library of America edition, a single volume of all the works. A great read.

      Wil


      I was not classifying Paine as a libertarian. I said that both libertarian and liberal strains can be found in both he and Jefferson.

      For instance




      Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
      Thomas Paine

      Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/t/thomas_paine.html#ixzz1LEkrHvM5


      That government is best which governs least."
      Thomas Paine quotes



      Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.



      I only said both he and Jefferson expressed some libertarian as well as liberal tendencies, and all 3 of the above quotes are in line with libertarian thought.



      Tom





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