Wednesday, December 17, 2008

An Anti-Libertarian Reader

An Anti-Libertarian Reader

A new blog confronting Libertarianism. The first few posts show a lot of promise.


  1. Indeed, I read through it already. Good find my man.

  2. It's about time. I am sick of libertarians and their ideas. Actually, to be honest, I'm sick of all of the -isms and their complete lack of real world use. Communism, socialism, capitalism, libertarianism, anarchism, etc.. Why won't people realize that no strict ideology will ever work in the real world because people just do not fit into nice little molds. The only thing that works is a combination, but none of the -isms are willing to see that.

  3. Thank you so very much for the link. I hope my website can be a resource for our brave boys in the trenches of flamewars raging across the internet countryside.

  4. Hooray more stuff I have to

  5. The only thing that works is a combination, but none of the -isms are willing to see that.

    I suppose, then, you're a proponent of eclecticism. ;)

    You are too harsh, I think, on isms. But we do have to organize and discuss our ideas, we have to evaluate outcomes and make decisions, and we need shared standards for making those evaluations and decisions. And we call those shared standards "isms". Even the idea that we shouldn't have any shared standards, that each person should be absolutely free to decide for him or herself is an ism: anarchism and individualism.

    You are making the same mistake that I've chided James Elliott on: mistaking truth and conviction for dogmatism and fanaticism.

    I do agree, though, that the specific isms of dogmatism and fanaticism are bad. I much prefer pragmatism, small-ell libertarianism, humanism, and communism.

  6. Thanks, BB. Me no likey libertinearians.

  7. Sorry to double-dip.

    Tracy - I call what you're taking about "Ismism".

  8. A well armed populace is a polite populace?. Well, not so much, if you look at actual places where everybody is well-armed. It turns out that what you get there is survival of the most vicious.

    - Badtux the Well-armed Penguin


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