Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Excellent News on Race Issues

After generation after generation of racism, diversity has become an unstoppable force. Especially if we stop talking about it.

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Blogger m.v. said...

I agree

1/27/2009 7:24 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

A lot of white dudes do, Meesha.

1/27/2009 7:31 AM  
Anonymous Lance said...

Does this mean that my friends here in Kansas City will support the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative next time around?


1/27/2009 1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lance misses the sarcasm. I think MV is the only one who really believes that bullshit.

1/27/2009 2:41 PM  
Anonymous Lance said...

You're right. For a minute I thought that collectivism was being discredited. Not yet.

1/27/2009 8:32 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Lance - as our foul-mouthed anonymous cohort guessed, I was intending to be sarcastic in my posting. Even if I believed in the legitimacy of a libertarian utopia, it seems to me that a conversion to an unregulated economy would need to be accompanied by some sort of adjustment to current reality, wouldn't it? Or do libertarians really think that justice could be achieved by starting a "fair race" simply by firing the pistol, and having the disadvantaged and advantaged starting to run from their respective places?

1/28/2009 6:07 AM  
Anonymous Lance said...

No utopia has "legitimacy" except as an ideal toward which imperfect humans can strive. Since I'm sure you agree that goals are useful, do you recommend a different brand of utopia other than a libertarian one? What other kind could there be that ensures freedom for both of us?

Conversion to an unregulated economy would only involve the elimination of involuntary transactions. I'm not sure what "sort of adjustment to current reality" you imagine must accompany such a diminution of violence but if a business owner discovered an embezzler within her office would you recommend that she rid herself of the thief gradually or all at once?

Of course the foot race you describe in your last sentence isn't a fair one. But that scenario seems more analogous to our present system of racial discrimination than to a world in which government didn't embrace such division. I think justice is merely another ideal but treating individuals differently based on membership in a particular racial collective is not the best way to achieve it.

1/28/2009 11:57 PM  

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