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Duke Professor: Many Libertarians ‘Seem To Be On The Autism Spectrum’

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A Duke University history professor said that many libertarian leaders “seem to be on the autism spectrum,” which explains their political beliefs because autistic people supposedly “don’t feel solidarity or empathy with others.”

Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains, a biography of libertarian-leaning economic thinker James Buchanan, made a speech in New York that was reported on by Robby Soave of Reason magazine.

MacLean’s statement on Buchanan, the subject of her book, was stunning for its offensive hostility toward libertarians and also for her brusque dismissal of those who suffer from autism-related disorders, which are soaring among millenials and which affect millions of lives.

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“It’s striking to me how many of the architects of this cause seem to be on the autism spectrum. People who don’t feel solidarity or empathy with others, and who have kind of difficult human relationships sometimes,” MacLean said.

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MacLean’s argument seems to be that big-government progressives feel empathy with other human beings, while supposedly sociopathic Asperger’s cases are more inclined to support freedom from the State.

“In Buchanan’s family, his grandfather had actually been a populist governor of Tennessee… he ended up a very bitter man but he was very well known, and Buchanan’s own parents wanted him to go into politics and have a political career. Buchanan says in his memoir, ‘there were early misgivings about my personality.’ Like they knew he would never make it in politics,” MacLean said.

“But who knows, this is speculation right? Part of me, since you’ve asked me in the way you have, part of me feels like there was this some kind of wound in him that he couldn’t be this political figure, and then he made it his mission to kind of debunk the whole of politics to show that no one who was in it was good. But I don’t know,” MacLean added.

 

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BLM Supporter Charged With Attempted Murder After Driving into Crowd of Trump Supporters in Parking Lot

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A woman has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after driving through a crowd of Donald Trump supporters demonstrating in a Yorba Linda, California parking lot.

The Trump supporters had arrived in the conservative-leaning California city to counter a Breonna Taylor Black Lives Matter event. Conservatives and BLM protestors had opposed one another on opposite sides of a street, with the former hailing insults and some projectiles at the former.

The victims of the attack weren’t blocking a public roadway, a dangerous tactic that ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter militants have frequently used. They were standing in a parking lot.

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One man who was injured in the car attack suffered two broken legs.

The woman who was driving the white Nissan used in the attack was arrested by Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies shortly after the incident. Photography reveals she was wearing riot gear being used by nearby Black Lives Matter protestors who were active in the nominally conservative Orange County city.

The driver has been identified as Tatiana Turner of Long Beach. She’s been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder.

It’s somewhat of a surprise that a leftist terrorist is being held accountable by the criminal justice system in California. It remains to be seen if Democrat-aligned prosecutors will attempt to drop the charges in the case, enabling Turner to get away with the vicious assault.

 

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