UPDATE: Black male professor punches white woman in the face over “white privilege” debate. But remember: I’m the “racist”!
So are Ron Paul-ians just another bunch of sucky, p.c. white liberal guys?
Ron Paul’s brand of libertarianism is one that avoids tough questions about race and identity.
Paul tells us in “The Revolution” that it’s 2009 and about time we stopped talking about race. (…)
But Paul grew up in 1940s America. It’s easy to see how he could’ve gotten the naïve idea that ethnicity might be made not to matter. If 99% of your town shares your race, language and religion you may end up believing that the biggest difference you could have with a human being is over what the tax rate should be. However, this is not the experience of Americans since the disaster of 1965 Immigration Act. (…)
Unfortunately, “The Revolution” bends over backwards to be politically correct about race. (…)
Murray Rothbard, one of Paul’s biggest influences, understood this. In an article written after the release of The Bell Curve he beautifully made the libertarian case for going to the rooftops and spreading the truth about race differences. He wrote that race realism is needed
“…as a powerful defense of the results of the free market. If and when we as populists and libertarians abolish the welfare state in all of its aspects, and property rights and the free market shall be triumphant once more, many individuals and groups will predictably not like the end result.
In that case, those ethnic and other groups who might be concentrated in lower-income or less prestigious occupations, guided by their socialistic mentors, will predictably raise the cry that free-market capitalism is evil and ‘discriminatory’ and that therefore collectivism is needed to redress the balance. In that case, the intelligence argument will become useful to defend the market economy and the free society from ignorant or self-serving attacks.
In short; racialist science is properly not an act of aggression or a cover for oppression of one group over another, but, on the contrary, an operation in defense of private property against assaults by aggressors.”