Originally Posted by Amnorix
Wow. BEP takes even more of a beating than usual.
Cosmo's post earlier was an interesting one. Between her support of the South's Civil War efforts, her disagreement that businesses should be required by law to cater to individuals regardless of race, and her position in this thread (which is contradictory to some pretty basic libertarian concepts), I'm beginning to think she's just a bigot, and anything that impacts her (or another's) ability to act in a bigoted or discriminatory fashion is going to be opposed by her.
We've long concluded that she's a complete whacko, but now I'm thinking bigoted whacko as well.
It's not to say that all libertarians are bigoted, but if you look back at history, some bigots have found ideological justification or at least shelter for the sentiment they harbor in that movement. (That's not to say you can't find it in others, but it would provide a convenient veneer for whatever you wanted to practice)
If you look at the Ron Paul newsletters and/or the bigoted things authored by Magda's hero Lew Rockwell back in the pre-internet age, some of which survives, it could make one wonder.
I tend to think the truth is more along the lines of Magda deciding long ago that she wanted to be a part of this particular fringe group, and then attempted to adopt all its ideologies. Her not being able to argue for them cogently is due to the lack of a comprehensive worldview underpinning them. It's simple to do the label-it-and-demonize-it argumentation style she usually employs here, but when challenged you get the tapdance we've seen in this thread.