Sunday, February 06, 2011

Accept the truth of the "crazy stuff"

I read where Scott Adams of "Dilbert" was claiming to be "Libertarian, but without the crazy stuff".

Of course what that really means is that he claims to be a libertarian without consistency. That's sad.

It is easy to agree that The State, and specifically the US Federal government, has gotten too big, too powerful, and too corrupt. It seems to be a little harder to admit that this is where externally-imposed government will always, inevitably lead.

Someone sent me a couple of links a while ago that are incredibly good reading, and are wonderful tools for stripping away those inconsistencies. Both are a little long, but I highly recommend you check them out.



  1. As a current small-l libertarian and a most definitely former big-L Libertarian, I think Adams is headed in the right direction. There is crazy stuff in the big-L platform. It takes a bit of insight and more than a bit of skull sweat to work out why it's crazy, but I promise you that the effort will be well rewarded.

  2. Yes, the LP has some crazy, but that crazy isn't "libertarian".