Individualism and the Industrial Revolution


WhiteIndian's picture

"And historical events come with the inevitability of a law of nature."

That's one statement upon which libertarians agree with Marx.

The way to discover it is to mention the aggressive invasion and enforced occupation of Turtle Island by Western agricultural city-Statism (Civilization.)

You may also observe self-styled "freedom" advocates flippantly excusing genocide with similar sentiments as follows:

"[The Native Americans] didn't have any rights to the land ... Any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent." ~Ayn Rand, United States Military Academy, March 6, 1974

At least Ayn didn't try to whitewash the city-Statist aggression with the "homesteading" apology.