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01/18/2013

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" they don’t begin to understand that human society is part of nature, and as such part of a complex ecological order. Incidentally, many libertarians do not seem to understand this either"

I cannot accept the premise here, Georg. It may well be that many libertarians understand but desire to seek a fundamental shift in order, one where the government does not exist, per se. I leave that window at the end because, until I can find to the contrary, any enforcement mechanism becomes government, and enforcement mechanisms are key to property rights.

I believe that many libertarians understand the ecological order but are laboring to change it for the very reason that governments never remain within the constricted form so desired by classical liberals. This is a very real, repetitive theme in government.

It's also a tough if not impossible nut to crack and INTJs and INTPs are the types that dwell in the theoretical more than others so it seems a natural attraction to eschew the state for theoretical realms unknown.

" ... governments never remain within the constricted form so desired by classical liberals. This is a very real, repetitive theme in government."

I share your alarm, and I am not sure at all that I am an iota closer to a solution than you are.

Solution.

Maybe, the difference between the "classical" and the "modern anarchist" liberal is that the former hopes for reasonable trade-offs, while the latter expects ultimate solutions.

Trade-offs... snowflakes that add up to an avalanche, perhaps?

And after the avalanche, the snow melts impalpably, and early flowers emerge, a shy bloom incomparable to the flood of spring to follow soon.

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