“Democracy has nothing to do with freedom. Democracy is a soft variant of communism, and rarely in the history of ideas has it been taken for anything else.”
People who disparage Hoppe have already bought into the utopia that has been relentlessly advertised by the powers that be. In their books, we absolutely can’t do without a strong authority to solve all our problems for us.
When such problems persist, it is the direct result of the authority not having been made strong enough. Hans-Herman Hoppe’s utopia doesn’t revolve around a supposition that problems aren’t inevitable.
He simply wants a world where people endure whichever problems have been prescribed to them by God, and lead their lives without being forced to forfeit anything in the interest of a nonexistent greater good.
Do you have to agree with every word Hoppe has ever uttered in order to take inspiration from his work? Not at all.
That is a vile standard to hold any public thinker to, and certainly not one that any propagandist for statism would ever pass.
Hans-Hermann Hoppe Quotes on Liberty, Freedom, Government, and More
- “Egalitarianism, in every form and shape, is incompatible with the idea of private property. Private property implies exclusivity, inequality, and difference. And cultural relativism is incompatible with the fundamental – indeed foundational – fact of families and intergenerational kinship relations. Families and kinship relations imply cultural absolutism.”
- “There can be no socialism without a state, and as long as there is a state there is socialism. The state, then, is the very institution that puts socialism into action; and as socialism rests on aggressive violence directed against innocent victims, aggressive violence is the nature of any state.”
- “Egalitarian and relativistic sentiments find steady support among ever new generations of adolescents. Owing to their still incomplete mental development, juveniles, especially of the male variety, are always susceptible to both ideas.”
MERCH INSPIRED BY HANS-HERMAN HOPPE