Racism, Sexism, and Slavery

I would ad fags to the “sexism” paragraph. I don’t care if you want to be a fag. What you do in your own damned closet is none of my business and certainly none of the governments’. But…put your hands on me or one of mine and we will keep CNN busty for the next three weeks trying to redefine “hate crime.” — jtl, 419

By Walter E. Block via LewRockwell. com 


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Am I a racist? This all depends upon how that term is defined. If it means lynching blacks, burning crosses on their front lawns, assaulting them, then, of course, I am not. These are all violations of the libertarian non-aggression principle (NAP) and are uncivilized to boot. On the other hand, I believe there is strong evidence attesting to the fact that whites have made greater contributions to baroque music than blacks, and that the reverse holds true regarding jazz. Similarly, blacks are better runners than whites, and whites are better swimmers than blacks. Also, Orientals, on average, have the highest IQs, whites come next and then blacks. It is my contention that all people who base their views on readily available evidence are racists in the sense of acknowledging these facts.

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What about slavery? My reputation in this regard is based on an interview with the New York Times. I was trying to explain libertarianism to them. I emphasized that voluntarism was crucially important to the NAP. Rape and ordinary sexual intercourse may look alike, but one is voluntary, the other is not. The same with a punch in the nose. It is legitimate in the boxing ring since both parties consented, but not otherwise. It is the same with slavery. If someone (an adult) assents to it, slavery is legitimate. Actual slavery, of course, was not voluntary, since the victim did not agree to any such thing. It was therefore evil and pernicious. Why might a person volunteer to become a slave? One possibility, extreme masochism (don’t knock this; our Jesuit tradition recommends toleration). Another, to save his child’s life. My son, God forbid, has an illness the cure of which would cost $5 million. I’m poor. If someone offers me that amount of money to become his slave, I’d willingly sell myself to him, since I value my son’s life more than my own freedom.

The NYTimes accused me of supporting actual slavery, not this theoretical made-up variety. I sued them for libel. We settled the case. Let me just say this: they never would have published this op ed of mine if they thought I really favored the abomination of actual slavery:

Block, Walter E. 2018. “Trump’s Fake Fix for a Bad Economic Policy; Using tax dollars to bailout farmers hurt by President Trump’s tariffs is not the way to strengthen the economy.” New York Times, July 26;

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2 Responses to Racism, Sexism, and Slavery

  1. Reblogged this on Land & Livestock International, Inc. and commented:

    I would ad fags to the “sexism” paragraph. I don’t care if you want to be a fag. What you do in your own damned closet is none of my business and certainly none of the governments’. But…put your hands on me or one of mine and we will keep CNN busty for the next three weeks trying to redefine “hate crime.” — jtl, 419

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  2. The Hinoeuma says:

    Extremely interesting post. He has some legitimate points. As a woman, I would not expect equal pay for unequal work just because I am the so-called ‘fairer sex’.

    I agree with his assessments of white, black & asians in the area of discussion he was in. He left out the “other three” for a complete comparison. But, he was speaking specifically so…

    Regarding LGBTQ, my attitude about that is no different than my across-the-street neighbors…mind your own business. Boundaries are boundaries and folks need to be aware of the fact that, if you cross one, real or imagined, there will be consequences.

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