September 02, 2005

Libertarian and lefty agree

Eric Raymond, well known hacker and fairly extreme Libertarian and david t of left wing Harry's Place seem to both seem to agree on the dangers of Islamism. Give them an ecomomic idea and I expect that the results would be as much polar opposites as you can get but both are believers in liberty so the fascism inheirent in Islamism repells them both.

However on the other side of the coin you have people from both the left with George 'I love dictators' Galloway and Al Guardian, and the right where some Conservative MP's have been calling for us to give in to the Islamofascists and turn our society into one more authoritarian and so less objectionable to fascists.

Perhaps one of the ways in which the rise of Islamic terrorism has changed the political landscape is to shift the main area of disagreement from the left/right economic split to the other axis of Hayek's diagram, the Libertarian/Authoritarian split.


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