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May 05, 2014

"Behold the Democratic Future, Boasts Jonathan Chait, Because Suspicion of Government Is Racist"

The reductio ad absurdum of a main Liberal preoccupation: "America’s unique brand of ideological anti-statism is historically inseparable . . . from the legacy of slavery." 


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Socialism is historically-inseparable from slavery.

Les Cargill

Hey, you got Federalism on my Jim Crow laws!
Hey, you got Jim Crow laws on my Federalism!

So it's not *UNREASONABLE* - there is stretched logic to it - but it seems ...
unproductive. Barry Goldwater was on the wrong side of history in '64. You
pay for that sort of mistake. That funk travels with the word "libertarian"
today ( although libertarians that can read would have *OPPOSED* any such
thing, I would think - underestimating always the power of bad ideas... ).

That Jim Crow stood as law seems to pretty much make Chait's point. If he'd stopped there... The rest is bayoneting the wounded. That Jim Crow laws were a petulant Lost Causer horror is abundantly obvious.

Self evident. If it's not then it's Huckleberry Finn evident and that's as good as it gets. Now *THAT* was a reducito to be reckoned with. "I'd rather be damned than deny my friend's humanity." You betcha, Huck.

But wait... wasn't a Jim Crow law a ... government... mechanism? To a limit and in a time, it was Federally *sanctioned* legal mechanism. Before St. LBJ smote the evil with his pen, that is...

Huh. How about that?

Now *THAT*, sir is a reductio.

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