A couple of thoughts that have popped into my head….
Are Left-Libertarians Anti-Semites?
Just letting my mind wander while waiting for the flood of posts in defense of open borders for Israel…
Consider the following premises, all valid in the left-libertarian world:
1) Libertarianism is universal
2) Libertarianism is cosmopolitan
3) Libertarianism requires open borders
So…if left-libertarians do not support open borders for Israel, I ask: what do you have against Jews? Why withhold from them this universal, cosmopolitan…well, let me be the one to say it…culture-enhancing possibility?
On the other hand, if left-libertarians support open borders for Israel, well…no guards, no checkpoints, no nothing between the West Bank and Jerusalem or between Gaza City and Ashqelon? Nothing but big fat “Welcome Neighbors” signs? El Al Airlines – come and go as you please; we don’t even scan your luggage? Nothing?
Do you think there might be more than a few Jews who consider such open-borders-for-Israel-left-libertarians to be anti-Semites?
Anyway, just something to ponder while we wait.
A Possible Formula
Libertarianism minus a generally accepted culture equals communism
I’ll bet you never thought anyone could turn a subjective concept into an objective formula before, did you?
Sure, economists have tried, but they have never had any success. I think my formula will stand the test of time.