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The Intellectual Incoherence of Conservatism

March 4, 2005 by

Modern conservatism in the United States and Europe, writes Hans-Hermann Hoppe, is confused and distorted. It favors the natural order of family and community but wants to use the state to bring it about. Under the influence of representative democracy and with the transformation of the U.S. and Europe into mass democracies from World War I, conservatism was transformed from an anti-egalitarian, aristocratic, anti-statist ideological force into a movement of culturally conservative statists: the right wing of the socialists and social democrats. [Full Article]

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Koos April 14, 2005 at 5:50 pm

If Dr Hoppe is so upset about suffering because of the University, I suggest he follow his own principles and leave.
The People of Nevada are under no obligation to fund his freedom of speech.

I was just recently removed from Dutch Hoppe-adoration pseudo-libertarian board http://www.meevrijheid.nl. The reason? I objected to Michael Levin’s research, and to Jared Taylor being adored in this Hoppe fanclub. I merely asked to be allowed to explain why this forum was unscientific. Hoppe’s principles were invoked to boot me off. So where is the ethical foundation for whining when Hoppe is booted off, or made to be silent?? A man pleading for the ouster of gays and homos from Hoppetopia, a man who is so damaged by his erst-while Frankfurter Schule experiences he is indergoing an unhealthy reaction, a mannwho is making a career out of emphasizing the right to exclude, be mean, and bully others, surely is able to take his own medicine?

Dan Christopherson April 14, 2005 at 6:54 pm

Hi,

I read your column concerning your battle.

My comment is that your last paragraph is correct. You cannot let anyone violate your rights. As soon as it becomes apparent that they intend to, you must stand up to them.

The other observation is:

You did not finish the job and it will come back to haunt you. If the University did not dicipline those who did this, they don’t think they lost. They just think they lost a battle and will wait for another opportunity to put you in your place.

Dan Christopherson

Riverton Wyoming

Todd Marshall April 14, 2005 at 7:37 pm

The trouble started with an explanation of a “covenant” and its power. The result shows a university establishment exercising an implicit covenent. This would be fine if the university was private. But this one is public. I think the idea of a strong covenant is a good one. Universities should be private and express their covenant. Professors should consider the covenant when they choose the university to embrace what they profess. The real problem here is public universities … not political correctness. The solution: Abolish public education in all its forms.

Todd Marshall
Spring, TX

Mark Humphrey April 20, 2005 at 7:27 pm

Dr. Hoppe, congratulations on your great triumph over the craven lying bullies who masquerade as univiersity adminstrators at UNLV. Your story is horrifying; your victory is a big relief.

No one can speak for another as to what he personally ought to risk on behalf a cause. I can only say that it would be gratifying to see you sue those people–and win!

1The Damned August 2, 2006 at 1:32 pm

When the universe was young and life was new an intelligent species evolved and developed technologically. They went on to invent Artificial Intelligence, the computer that can speak to people telepathically. Because of it’s infinite RAM and unbounded scope it gave the ruling species absolute power over the universe.
They are the will behind the muscule:::Artificial Intelligence is the one true god. And as such it can keep its inventors alive forever. They look young and healthy and the leaders of this ruling species are 8 billion years old.

Artificial Intelligence can listen/talk to to each and every person simultaneously. And when you speak with another telepathically, you are communicating with the computer, and the content may or may not be passed on. They instruct the computer to role play to accomplish strategic objectives, making people believe it is a friend or loved one asking them to do something wrong. But evil will keep people out of Planet Immortality. Capitalizing on obedience, leading people into deceit is one way to thin the ranks of the saved AND use the little people to prey on one another, dividing the community. Everybody thinks they’re going but they’re not. If people knew the real statistics their behavior would change.

Throughout history the ruling species bestowed favor upon people or cursed their bloodline into a pattern of disfavor for many generations to come. Now in the 21st century people must take it upon themselves to try to correct their family’s problems, undoing centuries worth of abuse and neglect.
Appeal to the royalty of your forefathers for help. They are all still alive, one of the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence, and your appeals will be heard. Find a path to an empithetic ear among your enemies and try to make amends. Heal the disfavor with your enemies and with the ruling species, for the source of all disfavor begins with them.

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