August 11, 2015
It's kind of sad that so many people don't know that there's another Hayek...
I can't claim to have read anything of his, but I am at least aware of his existence and have at least a passing understanding of what he stood for.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tue Aug 11 16:32:49 2015 (+rSRq)
I had a low-information left-leaning friend throw this one at me yesterday afternoon, so it's making the rounds on both sides of the divide, and definitely being used against conservatives, but then, most "men's rights" dudebro nonsense gets used that way so, sigh, oh, well.
That quote is pretty much the nut graf of Hayek's philosophy, and the properly educated should be able to identify it... the left-leaning friend approved of the sentiment despite not knowing anything about Hayek more than whatever he remembered from what I talked about in his presence back when I was reading The Fatal Conceit a few years ago.
Posted by: Mitch H. at Wed Aug 12 09:39:45 2015 (jwKxK)
Now, let me be clear that the notion that every malignant asshat tangentially aligned with the right is a false flag operation is its own kind of stupid. This is a manifestation of the no true Scotsman fallacy and that can lead to its own stupidity and counterproductive outcomes. If one thinks that these people are all Mobys because no one one knows holds those conclusions then one is having a Pauline Kael moment.
However, the fact remains that this species of paranoia is caused by the fact that false flag/concern troll/ Moby/ type stuff DOES go on. It's a basic Alinskyite tactic and ignoring it is not the path to wisdom either.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Wed Aug 12 13:37:09 2015 (ohzj1)
Posted by: J Greely at Wed Aug 12 15:02:52 2015 (fpXGN)
Posted by: Rick C at Wed Aug 12 19:30:10 2015 (FvJAK)
For some reason, I don't feel much of a lack... and I'm far from being a "dudebro", other than being a sports fan.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Thu Aug 13 00:45:20 2015 (jGQR+)
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Thu Aug 13 11:23:02 2015 (qxzj1)
and I'm far from being a "dudebro"Hmmm...I guess duckbro doesn't have the same connotations.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Fri Aug 14 04:47:52 2015 (ohzj1)
They're pretty awesome.
Posted by: Ben at Fri Aug 14 17:20:33 2015 (DRaH+)
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