Tuesday, July 22, 2008

This never ending Racialization is getting old

Once again, Eric Luedtke goes tries to equate conservatism to racism again, this time in regards to school vouchers:

Vouchers is one of those, an attempt to apply a radical conservative ideology to a public good. To give you an idea of what I mean: Milton Friedman, the great conservative economist who wrote Capitalism and Freedom, not only proposed school vouchers, but argued that the Civil Rights Act is not necessary because market forces will end discrimination. I'm sure Rosa Parks would have been comforted to know that if she had not sat down on that bus, the free market would have eventually solved segregation for her.
An unnecessary, pointless cheap shot at Friedman. It would also be a cheap shot to note that the Civil Rights Act would not have been necessary had Democrats not supported Jim Crow laws for 80 years, so I won't say it.

But how come the privileged Caucasians over at Free State Politics equate everything conservative to racism? You might almost think that they have no other arguments to stand on.

I'll address Luedtke's nonsense comments on education in a separate post....

(Crossposted)

4 comments:

Gunpowder Chronicler said...

Brian,

Leftists like Luedtke resort to the "racial" claim against conservatism for the same reasons they throw around the fascist label:

1. They cannot argue on the merits of their policies, so the appeal to "emotion" as a way to make their argument.

2. They employ a reducto ad absurdum argument that goes like this: "I am better than you because of what I believe, therefore anything I believe is good, and anything you believe is bad." Note the lack of "right" or "wrong", just "good" and "bad".

3. They abhor the notion of reason and evidence, because if man can develop his beliefs through reason and revelation, then he lacks a need for an "expert" to tell him what to believe, how to act, and what he should know. Leftists are the greatest proponents of "need to know" education. They will tell us what we need to know when they determine we need to know it.

A Life Well Lived said...

And now all those Democrats who supported Jim Crow are Republicans - hence the ugly truth behind the GOP "Southern strategy."

Pointing out that Milton Friedman's comments were indeed, naive wishful thinking, by using a real life example of the marketplace of ideas and actions, is entirely appropriate.

I guess the fact that a bus boycott was a marketplace approach to vial racism is lost on those who wish to dismiss that real injustice was ever an issue. Even when it's discussed so lightly, but acknowledged as a fact, by a conservative icon.

Besides vouchers have failed in the marketplace to deliver any of the wild-eyed promises made by advocates.

A Life Well Lived said...

Well, well. Religous bigotry lives, but only if it conflicts with your party's political needs.

Another ancient "links" and "ties" story told and dismissed.

Where is Kevin Bacon when he's needed.

A Life Well Lived said...

Oooops....^wrong article^

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