sábado, julio 22, 2006

Tanto tiempo, Roderick

¿Se acuerdan de Roderick T. Long, a quien citamos como el autor de un artículo señalando a la sociedad griega como más liberal de lo que creíamos? No, no se acuerdan, porque fue hace más de un año. Desde entonces no habia vuelto, y al toparme hoy nuevamente, como de casualidad, con su página (y blog), encontré que su lógica es tan implacable como siempre.
Vean su comentario sobre los bombardeos mutuos en medio oriente.
La primera parte resume toda la idea:
By most reports, Israeli bombings of Lebanon are strengthening Hezbollah’s support among Lebanese civilians, while Hezbollah bombings of Israel are strengthening the Israeli government’s support among Israeli civilians.

So here we have (what are by libertarian standards) two criminal gangs, both blasting away at innocent civilians, and the result is to increase these gangs’ popularity among the civilians being victimised! A very successful outcome for both sides.

The trick, of course, is that each gang is blasting away at civilians in the other gang’s territory. If each gang were to attack its own civilians directly, those civilians would quickly turn against the gangs in their midst. But since in fact each side’s continuation of bombings is what allows the other side to excuse, and get away with, its bombings, the situation isn’t really all that different; each side is causing its own civilians to be bombed.

Como deducción de lo anterior, se pregunta lo siguiente:
What would happen if the civilian populations of Israel and Lebanon were to come to see this conflict, not as Israel versus Hezbollah, or even Israeli-government-plus-Israeli-civilians versus Hezbollah-plus-Lebanese-civilians, but rather as Israeli-government-plus-Hezbollah versus ordinary-people-living-on-the-eastern-Mediterranean? Both Hezbollah and the Israeli government would quickly lose their popular support, and their ability to wage war against each other would go with it.

El problema es que
by encouraging the identification of civilians with the states that rule them, statism makes it harder for civilians to find their way to such a perspective. [...] As long as the people of the eastern Mediterranean continue to view this conflict through statist spectacles, Hezbollah and/or the Israeli government will continue to be the victors, while the civilian populace in both Israel and Lebanon will remain the vanquished and victimised.


¿Qué tal? Ahora que no vengan a decir que Long es un terrorista jihadiista o un lobbista sionista.

1 comentario:

Nicolás dijo...

Entiendo su posición,desde un punto de vista ancap las acciones de los Estados son indefendibles y estan a la misma altura de las bandas de delincuentes que dice combatir.
Pero para un liberal clásico un ancap es un "progre".Y para un progre es un neoliberal salvaje,que se le va hacer...