Sunday, January 15, 2006

Idiotarian = Sexcrime

Yesterday, I started thinking about the term idiotarian. Basically, it's a term of hatred, like sexcrime, newspeak for "our enemy", or "them, not us". Despite attempts at a defining FAQ, it resists more precise definition. Users revel in their childish power to denounce, much as others did with "commie" or "doodyhead". Usually attempts to justify such terms illustrate how the authors are accusing others of their own sins.

So, I've added a new entry to my "Make Or Break Views Of Libertarianism" page.

Why We Fight: An Anti-Idiotarian Manifesto (2.0)

Eric Raymond, Open Source self-promoter and self-appointed libertarian savior, seeks new levels of pomposity and foolishness He declares that people who don't worship his views are his poopeyhead enemies.

Anybody who can accurately count the strawmen gets an honorable mention.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Anybody who can accurately count the strawmen gets an honorable mention.

Life's too short, Mike. Eric's all about portraying himself as a bad-ass, damn the consequences.

When it comes to the term, I like Jesse Walker's definition:

IDIOTARIAN: (n) 1. (archaic) An idiot. 2. Someone who has offended an idiot.