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Dear Dr. Block, Hoppe, and the anti-IP cult,
While continuing my mission to complete the Mises.org free e-library, I ran into the following quote from Dr. Block, “For, surely, knowledge is an economic good. It is no different to compel full disclosure than to compel giving away any other economic good. But in the case where someone is told to give away his goods—we libertarians have a name for it: theft.” ~Walter Block, LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF THE FREE LIBERTARIAN (1976)
Please let me know if you need more help working your way out of this dead end in which Kinsella has lead you. You will eventually ruin your well deserved reputations if you continue to spread these very dangerous errors. Indeed, you are justifying the most horrific infringements of private property imaginable, for instance the state using technology, as it is developing, to read and change minds from remote without causing physical damage. Your position would logically say this is perfectly lawful since the victims don’t own their own thoughts, ideas, feelings, knowledge, and personality anyway. Wake up please. You have been misled.
“It is unfortunately not enough to claim that libertarians, with their devotion to the independence of the individual, are immune from the temptations of cults. Inconsistent it may be, but we all know better. While our most rabid cult died a decade ago, libertarians are still too often prone to cultic seizures… Beware of any group that places one man—or woman—on a pedestal, so that this person becomes the ultimate decider of all questions, and loyalty to him or her becomes the highest good. Loyalty to one person must never be allowed to supersede an individual’s independent judgment. In short, shun the Cult of Personality.” ~Murray Newton Rothbard, Lessons of People’s Temple (1978)