Libertarian Thread of Doom

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Oh yeah, I'm reading that book—thanks! Like Marxism, libertarianism is a great critical lens, but absurd to enact to the degree that its adherents demand. I remember a blog post from a libertarian lawyer who argued that if a meteor was coming at the earth, proper libertarians would be obliged to resist their national govts seizing resources and banding with other nations to figure out a way to destroy it because it would violate individual property rights. And this wasn't meant to show the absurdity of libertarian purity. Better to die free and all that, I guess.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 Dec 2020, 6:24pm
Oh yeah, I'm reading that book—thanks! Like Marxism, libertarianism is a great critical lens, but absurd to enact to the degree that its adherents demand. I remember a blog post from a libertarian lawyer who argued that if a meteor was coming at the earth, proper libertarians would be obliged to resist their national govts seizing resources and banding with other nations to figure out a way to destroy it because it would violate individual property rights. And this wasn't meant to show the absurdity of libertarian purity. Better to die free and all that, I guess.
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BostonBeaneater wrote:
16 Dec 2020, 6:38pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 Dec 2020, 6:24pm
Oh yeah, I'm reading that book—thanks! Like Marxism, libertarianism is a great critical lens, but absurd to enact to the degree that its adherents demand. I remember a blog post from a libertarian lawyer who argued that if a meteor was coming at the earth, proper libertarians would be obliged to resist their national govts seizing resources and banding with other nations to figure out a way to destroy it because it would violate individual property rights. And this wasn't meant to show the absurdity of libertarian purity. Better to die free and all that, I guess.
I guess I am a soft rock pussy, I'm willing to pay the man so that the sewer system functions.
Nanny state tyranny!
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Libertarianism = legal murder, otherwise it’s not Libertarianism. Past that, we’re talking government interference.

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https://thehardtimes.net/blog/we-sat-do ... idnt-know/
The title is probably the best part, but still.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Jun 2021, 8:26am
https://thehardtimes.net/blog/we-sat-do ... idnt-know/
The title is probably the best part, but still.
The last line was pretty good too.
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"And so the sailor goes, 'I don’t know, but it’s driving me nuts!'” - Woodrow Wilson to David Lloyd George, Paris Peace Conference, 1 February 1919

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I'm not sure I understand what libertarianism means anymore.
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The libertarian party was taken over by the "mises caucus" in the last leadership elections and are completely destroying the party. State chapters are literally voting to dissolve themselves rather than be associated with the new leadership, and even a bunch of reason magazine people have left the party under hostile circumstances. It's all very funny.
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Flex wrote:
16 Sep 2022, 8:03pm
The libertarian party was taken over by the "mises caucus" in the last leadership elections and are completely destroying the party. State chapters are literally voting to dissolve themselves rather than be associated with the new leadership, and even a bunch of reason magazine people have left the party under hostile circumstances. It's all very funny.
Huh. It's like the Green Party pushing for pipelines and strip mining.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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I'm not sure I understand what libertarianism means anymore.
"Selfish assholes", same as ever.

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 Sep 2022, 8:14pm
Flex wrote:
16 Sep 2022, 8:03pm
The libertarian party was taken over by the "mises caucus" in the last leadership elections and are completely destroying the party. State chapters are literally voting to dissolve themselves rather than be associated with the new leadership, and even a bunch of reason magazine people have left the party under hostile circumstances. It's all very funny.
Huh. It's like the Green Party pushing for pipelines and strip mining.
They've gone full on mask-off in New Hampshire:

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JennyB wrote:
19 Sep 2022, 12:29pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
16 Sep 2022, 8:14pm
Flex wrote:
16 Sep 2022, 8:03pm
The libertarian party was taken over by the "mises caucus" in the last leadership elections and are completely destroying the party. State chapters are literally voting to dissolve themselves rather than be associated with the new leadership, and even a bunch of reason magazine people have left the party under hostile circumstances. It's all very funny.
Huh. It's like the Green Party pushing for pipelines and strip mining.
They've gone full on mask-off in New Hampshire:

Nobody keeps Marx alive—in name if not spirit—more than the right.
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"And so the sailor goes, 'I don’t know, but it’s driving me nuts!'” - Woodrow Wilson to David Lloyd George, Paris Peace Conference, 1 February 1919

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