The libertarian case against TrumpKKK – I’m waiting
Deirdere McCloskey should be freaking out. A man called Trump threatens her world. McCloskey is not just the most eloquent but also the most thorough defender of the idea that ‘the bourgeois ethic’ and bourgeois virtues were crucial to the unprecedented prosperity of modern men and women – and improved our ethical standards in the process:
“Give masses of ordinary people equality before the law and equality of social dignity, and leave them alone, and it turns out that they become extraordinarily creative and energetic. … Since Karl Marx, we have made a habit of seeking material causes for human progress. But the modern world came from treating more and more people with respect…We need to inspirit masses of people, not the elite, who are plenty inspirited already. Equality before the law and equality of social dignity are still the root of economic, as well as spiritual, flourishing — whatever tyrants may think to the contrary “
Comes in: TrumpKKK (yes, let’s start a meme). A compulsive, serial insulter who takes pride in taking away the social dignity of people. Who disrespects people. Who dislikes the ordinary guy. Who lies and cheats, a serial embezzler, a fraud and a dangerous, corrupt man who can’t be trusted with the red button. A tyrant in the making. A man nurturing hate. A non-crypto fascist. I surely may have missed something but on the internet I could not find an eloquent libertarian manifesto by Deirdre against this man, who already is destroying everything Deirdre holds dear. Did I really miss something? Did other libertarians write it? What I’m reading on the Bleeding heart libertarians blog doesn’t suffice. Does anybody know?