Great article by Lew Rockwell.
"It seems incredible that in the last days, a fundamental right of the whole of humanity, the freedom of association, has been denounced by the New York Times and all major opinion sources, even as a national political figure was reluctant to defend his own statements in favor of the idea, and then distanced himself from the notion. Has such a fundamental principle of liberty become unsayable?
Or perhaps it is not so incredible. An overweening government, in an age of despotism such as ours, must deny such a fundamental right simply because it is one of those core issues that speaks to who is in charge: the state or individuals.
We live in antiliberal times, when individual choice is highly suspect. The driving legislative ethos is toward making all actions required or forbidden, with less and less room for human volition. Simply put, we no longer trust the idea of freedom. We can't even imagine how it would work. What a distance we have traveled from the Age of Reason to our own times.
And this is precisely why racialists, nationalists, and hard-core bigots have always opposed liberal capitalism: it includes and excludes based on the cash nexus and without regard to features that collectivists of all sorts regard as important. In the imagined utopias of the national socialists, the champions of commerce are hanged from lampposts as race traitors and enemies of the nation.
That's because the market tends toward an ever-evolving, ever-changing tapestry of association, with patterns that cannot be known in advance and should not be regulated by federal masters. In contrast, government's attempts to regulate association lead to disorder and social calamities.
Racialists, nationalists and collectivists of all types, as Rockwell says, oppose liberal capitalism because it disregards considerations that collectivists not only value, but would love to impose on everyone else by force. The reference to hanging those who support freedom from lampposts as traitors is not in vain; we've seen it here multiple times. Some posters openly support the idea that people should be judged as traitors for engaging in voluntary trades with others, whether it is by selling drugs, hiring illegals, taking their private property out of the country or buying imports.
Collectivists pretend to intimidate those who support freedom by openly calling for them to be killed. This should be, in itself, proof of how irrational and indefensible their position really is.