That’s Lewrockwell.com contributor Stephan Kinsella, describing fellow LRC’ers Brad Edmonds, Michael Peirce, Myles Kantor, and Chris Dominguez. The reason for this bizarre attack? Those folks all think (as do I) that the concept of an “unjust cause” is a coherent one. In Dominguez’ weblog post linked above, he quite correctly notes
In the marketplace of ideas, a military draft–by its very existence–indicates an unjust cause.
Of course this applies to the Confederate States of America, among others, since the CSA vilely conscripted soldiers in the War Against Northern Aggression. When pressed on that question, Kinsella boldly disagrees:
I have no idea what a “just cause” or “unjust cause” is. I think that’s kind of antiquated or collectivist thinking. Sounds like the kind of terminology a good ole’ boy or crank would use.
I have no idea what most LRC people would say about this, although I suspect most of them would tend to agree with me on this.
Called on the matter, Kinsella then clarifies:
What I was trying to say, dude, is that all this “unjust cause” lingo is the same type of lingo spouted by all these hillbilly, good-ole-boy paleo types, that you are criticizing.
I haven’t been criticizing anyone for pointing out injustice, and I judge that Kinsella’s dead wrong. So I’ll pose an open question, Lewrockwell.com’ers: Do you agree with Stephan Kinsella’s characterization of Edmonds, Peirce, Kantor, and Dominguez as “good ole’ boy cranks”?