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Offline Jacques

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In case you missed Leon Louw's rant on this in Business Day, here's my response to him (with Louw's op-ed linked at the top).


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Thanks, good article, Jacques.

Leon Louw seems to have an affinity for fringe medicine.  IIRC, he, along with much of the then-Libertarian Party, was quite the supporter of Thabo Mbeki’s AIDS denialism.  Their hero was none other than Peter Duesberg.

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I have strong libertarian sentiments myself, but it is a source of endless frustration to me that the libertarian movement seems to be a veritable magnet for all manner of fringe nuttery.


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I have strong libertarian sentiments myself, but it is a source of endless frustration to me that the libertarian movement seems to be a veritable magnet for all manner of fringe nuttery.


Off topic, I think libertarian has become the catch all, for a bunch of crazy.
But I think it would be interesting if see if the free state project it takes proper hold to see what happens.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_State_Project


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Thanks, good article, Jacques.

Leon Louw seems to have an affinity for fringe medicine.  IIRC, he, along with much of the then-Libertarian Party, was quite the supporter of Thabo Mbeki’s AIDS denialism.  Their hero was none other than Peter Duesberg.

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Jip,

Louw tells the world there is no AIDS pandemic, climate change is mythology and no rhino species are endangered.  Big woo monger.

http://www.stratek.co.za/.%5Carchive%5Cleonlouw3.htm
My thoughts, my beliefs, my feelings are all in my brain.  My brain is going to rot. - Richard Dawkins


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Some aspects of libertarian views, as associated with woodom, were aired in this thread, starting at Reply #9.

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