late wrote:Project much? For me, a book about all the ways your writing is screwed up would write itself. There is no political philosophy called Libertarianism. It's a fantasy, and the first two chapters would be about why. The first would be how the Modern World only works when you have a strong central government holding things together. That wasn't a choice, they had to..
You are treating your sources like they were written in stone. They weren't, and your inability to respond substantively to comments is quite revealing. There are rules to history writing, I am not seeing you play by the rules..
Yes, slavery is ancient.
But if you read the writings of the Founding Fathers, they were quite aware of the contradiction inherent in a country founded on Enlightenment ideas about freedom and rights, while they allowed slavery.
Lastly, you have bought into the crazy idea that taxes are slavery. A Supreme Court justice was known to whistle every year when he went to put his tax returns in the mail. A clerk asked him why. "Today is the day I buy civilization."
Have you ever once read a single sentence wherein I make any claim to being a Libertarian? Even once?
The books I used as a primary source fairly answered your criticisms. Of course they are not written in stone. They do provide a logical, rational, and factually informed starting point. Rather than to stick to the facts, you wanted to attack the character of the authors, not the facts contained in those books that I alluded to in my posts. You are the one who cannot respond to any substantive part of factual replies. You struggle for ways to make this personal, but you cannot rise to the occasion.
There are no "rules" to history writing. Depending upon who you ask there are many methods of interpretation. That is why, with the book Time on the Cross, they wrote an entire second book to document their sources and their methods of analysis. You just can't handle the truth. Taxes on labor IS statutory slavery. The idea that tax on labor is a form of slavery is not some grandiose idea I dreamed up. It has well educated scholars that subscribe to that train of thought:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_ ... %20slavery).
My problem is, I'm not on anybody's bandwagon save of the effort to promote the ideology in The Charter and Proclamation of the Rights of Man. I think that honest patriots that believe in the fundamentals of republicanism and those who are Libertarians, or people just plain fed up with the government violating the Rights that they agreed to protect will find something useful therein.
So, deflect, project, deny, attack, or whatever it is that makes you happy. It has no bearing on the subject at hand. Americans have NO monopoly nor did they ever corner the market on slavery. The fact that men gave their lives to begin a fundamental transformation when they began with very little support cannot be denied. Neither can you refute the historical fact that Whites were victims of slavery and, due to the economic nature of indentured servitude, Whites were treated far worse than the average Black slave. But, going back to the original point... what is relevant to this thread, Whites were slaves too.
It is also true that, when put to a vote, people vote slavery into law because the slave masters promise so much to the masses. They never deliver so no matter what you do, you will not be able to stop the cycles of history.