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Re: “Was Booker T. Washington a Libertarian?

Booker T. Washington hasn't only been maligned because of perceptions that he was overtly "accomodationist" - I think that his acknowledged influence on the Nation of Islam has also played a role in him getting a bad name, and also his influence on Malcolm X (still a very controversial and misunderstood figure, but one who was very highly critical of white liberals, welfare, and the Great Society, and who firmly supported the 2nd Amendment.) Some very radical African-American activists, devotees of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers, have claimed that Washington's approach of economic development of the African-American community as opposed to DuBois' seeking equal rights was the cornerstone of their philosophy, and if Washington and Garvey had prevailed over DuBois than the situation of African-Americans today would be more like that of American Jews, Italian-Americans, or Chinese-Americans. Whether they're right or wrong is anyone's guess, and whether Washington and Garvey were right or wrong or whether DuBois was right or wrong is really a matter of opinion.

Posted by DDMAU on May 2, 2009 at 10:25 PM

Re: “My Article in The American Spectator on the Fair Tax Movement

The Fair Tax is economic insanity that actually will punish the middle class more than any group in society. It's hard to understand why middle class people would be in favor of it. If they just want a change, they should be in favor of a flat tax which at least makes economic sense.

As for the Tea Party, judging by my local Tea Party the media seemed to really misjudge the event. The Tea Party protestors here were Ron Paul supporters and members of the Libertarian Party, and they were just as negative about the GOP as they were about Obama. In other places the Tea Party may have been Republican dominated and sponsored, but here that was not the case. I've heard from other people that many Tea Party attendees aren't necessarily Republicans but just angry about business as usual in hard times. And they have a right to be.

Posted by DDMAU on May 2, 2009 at 10:17 PM
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