How To Cheat At Libertarianism

or, The Blindness of Individualists I’m not a fan of Greg Johnson or Counter Currents, too atheist, too gay, just generally too liberal for me. That said, Greg Johnson is smart and does have some insight, such as how an individualist society can be subverted. Counter-Currents ‘Metaphysical individualism is the thesis that only particular men […]

Libertards

Daily Caller About 11% of Americans self-identify as libertarian. However: “However, when self-identified libertarians were asked to match up “someone whose political views emphasize individual freedom by limiting the role of government” with libertarianism, only 57 percent of respondents were successful. This means that 43 percent of self-identified libertarians do not understand the basic definition […]

Rand Paul Joins Partnership for a New American Society

Oops, its Partnership for a New American Economy. I don’t know how thay typo happened. Washington Times “Mr. Paul, a libertarian-leaning Republican from Kentucky and possible 2016 presidential hopeful, participated in a telephone conference call with members of a pro-immigration reform group and reporters in an effort brokered by anti-tax activist Grover Norquist. The business […]

LPNC

I realised that I had a link to the Libertarian Party of NC in my NC Political Alternatives section. I was going to delete it, since I can’t stand libertarianism, but I thought I’d give them the benefit of the doubt and read through their platform. Law: “The LPNC calls for repeal of all statutes […]

One Idiot With A Megaphone

An old one from The Last Psychiatrist You can imagine the social implications of a highly energized crowd, or electorate, or laity, or polity, or tax base, all converging on a “truth” of which they are supremely confident by virtue of the fact that others believe the same (which is the result of similar convergence […]

Harold Crews on Southern Nationalism

Message from the Chairman of the North Carolina Chapter of the League of the South. In my oppinion, he is very charitable towards libertarianism. The libertarian idea, that only individuals exists and there are no groups, is death for any nationalism, Southern or American. Libertarianism denies the value of history, culture or heritage, considering only […]

King George Was A Libertarian

and the Founding Fathers were statists. I stumbled across this post on a lefty site comparing libertarianism to feudalism and this comment caught my attention. So, King George, as a descendant of a family line who out competed others, is King of Great Brittain and, as such, all Brittish land is his private property to […]

Rand On Libertarians

I had always assumed rand was, essentially, a libertarian, that her objectivisn was more or less synonymous with libertarian ideas. Apparently, I was wrong. You know what they say,”when you assume, you make an ass out of “U” and “me”. Q: What do you think of the libertarian movement? AR: All kinds of people today […]

Obs VS Money

Over at the Wannabe Rambo Society of Anarchists  they linked to this satirical story by Erik Frank Russell and being a humorless sort, I took umbrage. In the story, a spaceship from a totalitarian planet lands on an anarchists planet, Gand, and a lot of the crew decides to desert because they love freedom so […]

Libertarianism And Human Nature

Kent McManigal, probably the most consistent libertarian I’ve come across,  has posted this athis blog. “Libertarianarchist.  That’s me.  But it is also redundant since an anarchist is just a libertarian with all the inconsistencies stripped away.  A libertarian in full bloom. The “libertarians” who dispute that always have a big “but”.  They are libertarian, but… […]

I Have Become Libertarian!

Having spent way too much of my short life arguing with “libertarians” on Vox Day’s blog, yesterday, I am more convinced than ever that “libertarianism” is a political unicorn, or, maybe, a leprechaun. Leprechauns are a little more masculine and libertarians seem to be mostly male (and possibly drunk). Whichever, its not a real thing. […]

Is Libertarianism What Libertarians Think it Is? Part Four

I checked the fount of all internet knowledge, Wikipedia, for different strains of libertarianism. Agorism – Anarcho-capitalism – Austrian School – Autarchism – Christian libertarianism – Civil societarianism – Classical liberalism – Consequentialist libertarianism – Crypto-anarchism – Deontological libertarianism – Free-market anarchism – Geolibertarianism – Green libertarianism – Individualist anarchism – Individualist feminism – Left-libertarianism […]

Is Libertarianism What Libertarians Think It Is? Part 1

General Idea Of The Revolution In The Nineteenth Century by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1851) According to wikipedia: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (French: [pjɛʁ ʒɔzɛf pʁudɔ̃]) (15 January 1809 – 19 January 1865) was a French politician, mutualist philosopher, economist, and socialist. He was a member of the French Parliament and the first person to call himself an “anarchist“. He […]