Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Who knew...?

Greg Newburn, of Liberteaser, recently published the results of an informal study that juxtaposed modern libertarianism, or classical liberalism, and the Nation of Islam. His findings are as follows:

1. Both libertarians and the Nation of Islam believe in free market capitalism.

2. Both believe that there is only one God, Allah, and Mohammad is his prophet.

3. Both believe in the divinity of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

4. Neither eats pork.

5. Both believe that incentives matter, and that private property is preferable to socialism.

6. Both believe that the price system is a wonderful tool for the communication of dispersed knowledge.

7. Both believe in black nationalism, and the complete separation of the races.

8. Both believe that peace and voluntarism are better than war and coercion.

9. Both believe that black people are a nation within a nation, and that modern blacks should separate themselves from their slave pasts by using "X" in the place of their slave-master surname.

10. Both believe blacks are genetically superior to whites.

11. Both believe in free trade.

12. Both believe in the ”motherplane”

13. Both believe that social security ought to be privatized.

There are others, obviously, but these are the main similarities.
In light of this stunning revelation, one can only surmise that those who don’t find this funny lack a normal sense of humor.