Re Karen de Coster’s excellent LRC post Resistance to Oppression and Slavery is Hatemongering, my buddy Rob Wicks wrote me:
As far as I am concerned, the only thing that makes me prefer the left to the right is the fact that the left doesn’t pretend that the socialism they support is really “freedom” and “liberty.” The right muddies the waters so much that libertarians have to damn near re-invent the English language in order to convey ideas. I don’t want to have to spend the first 15 minutes of every conversation describing what “capitalism” and “free markets” are because everyone associates the concepts with rightwing socialism.
And my buddy Juan Fernando Carpio added:
Exactly my thoughts. Add to that the fact that the Left does read a book or two a year and the Right is full of fear and basic instincts and you have the whole picture from where I stand.