Another Illuminating Hoppe Quote

This one comes courtesy of Keith Preston:

“…the anarchistic upshot of the libertarian doctrine appealed to the countercultural left. For did not the illegitimacy of the state…imply that everyone was at liberty to choose his very own nonaggressive lifestyle? Did this not imply that vulgarity, obscenity, profanity, drug use, promiscuity, pornography, prostitution, homosexuality, polygamy, pedophilia or any other conceivable perversity or abnormality, insofar as they were victimless crimes, were no offenses at all but perfectly normal and legitimate activities and lifestyles?”

Is anyone still in doubt that Hoppe hates homosexuals? I'll be glad to dig up much, much more, for those who still have trouble understanding why we shouldn't give this bigot the benefit of the doubt.

And since when is pedophilia a "victimless crime" or a "nonaggressive lifestyle"? Would you want this man babysitting your children?

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It sounds like Hoppe buys in

It sounds like Hoppe buys in to the conservative "Cultural Supremacy" argument. Basically he is saying that there is something uniquely beneficial to society about the heterosexual, Christian, family-centric lifestyle. This is a common position on the right-wing. However, since Hoppe is an anarchist he takes it one step further than most by arguing that private anarchic communities either should or would choose to exclude people who do not hold conservative values. Arguments along these lines can sound "bigoted".

Hoppe has so much company in his beliefs that if we are to pronounce him a "bigot", then we must so label the entire modern American right-wing. I feel comfortable making that step, but many people will not be.

Hoppe is objectively bigoted, but not relative to modern American political discourse. He doesn't sound radical to someone who has listened to speeches of sitting Republican Congressmen.

Hoppe has so much company in

Hoppe has so much company in his beliefs that if we are to pronounce him a "bigot", then we must so label the entire modern American right-wing. I feel comfortable making that step, but many people will not be.

As do I. Despite my many disagreements with his political views, I have a deep respect for William F. Buckley for defining the acceptable limits of respectable rightist politics, and purging the racists and anti-Semites. I don't think the modern conservative movement would have been any where near as successful as it has been (for better or for worse) if he had not trimmed off the uglier shrubs of conservative thought. Say what you will about his politics, but the man was a genius at marketing and movement building. Libertarians could (and should) learn a lot from him.

Buckley

He also kicked out the Randians and Birchers because they were suspicious of the government & Vietnam.

The Birchers were pretty

The Birchers were pretty nuts, like modern day 9/11 Truthers. Orthodox Randians were pretty nuts as well. Not much lost in either case.

How is hating homosexuals

How is hating homosexuals something that is against libertarianism? It's a personal preference. As long as the person hating homosexuals doesn't actually use physical force against them it should be OK to hate them. Obviously you can parade Hoppe as much as you want, that's OK too, but I fail to see the point in this. Also, it would seem that you are bigoted against people who don't like homosexuals. :)