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  1. Excellent interview. As Sapienza points out, most of the people in support of this that he knows know next to nothing about US foreign policy. I see the gays in the military think as similar to the whole gay marriage thing where gay rights becomes the primary issue of concern even (in this case) over the right for people not to be blown up. On gay marriage, it is odd that left-libertarians are fighting so hard to open up others to an institution that was rejected by archaic and conservative by libertarians more than a hundred years ago.

  2. “it is odd that left-libertarians are fighting so hard to open up others to an institution that was rejected by archaic and conservative by libertarians more than a hundred years ago”

    I expect many left -libs feel the same about religion, yet they’ll go to the mat for religious freedom, no?

    In any case, I agree that the queer advocacy in marriage and war helps the system, rather than handicaps it.

  3. I could definitely tell you. Certainly you’ve heard about rape of women in times of war and most certainly martial law. Just imagine if there’s actual openly gay soldiers around and there’s martial law complete with widespread use of torture and rape — straight men could easily be a target. See, I might be gay but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a conscience. Neither am I stupid…

  4. Murray Rothbard had a hilarious essay on PC imperialism. It was one of the last things he published before he died:

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/rothbard/ir/Ch34.html

    “But how will we have the manpower to do the job of occupying? Don’t worry about it. In the first place, we can have a 20-million man and woman army, suitably gayized and feminized and Politically Corrected, marching in there with food packages, medicines and hypodermics in one hand, and guns and condoms clutched in the other. We’ve got plenty of manpower options; we could bring back the draft, we could restore the Peace Corps, and/or we can set up a huge Buckley-Clinton type National Service program, where kids “pay back society” by spending two healthful, fun-filled maturing years setting up infrastructure in Zaire or Haiti or North Korea. With this program, the kids could “pay back” the Earth. What? You say that some of our kids might pick up diseases or get shot along the way? Well, that’s OK, because, as they say these days, every failure is a “learning experience.”

    And then, of course, the U.S.A. will only provide the backbone of the permanent forces of World Occupiers. The rest of the slots will be filled by troops from every other world country, headed by the UN, NATO, etc., providing equally healthful and joyful experiences for other occupiers: Zairians, Ukrainians, Vietnamese, etc. To see Vietnamese troops, for example, occupying Holland, would provide instructive and globally democratic lessons in multiculturalism and mutual love of all peoples. The hardcore narrow-minded will of course have to be dealt with severely, but I am confident that massive educational programs, orientation courses, teachers, books and pamphlets, etc. will change the common climate of ethnic hate to love and understanding. In addition to teachers, hateful and undemocratic attitudes will be stamped out by a legion of shrinks, therapists counselors, etc.”

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