The "What's New" blog for the Critiques Of Libertarianism website.
Impressive, though only mildly amusing (still nothing can beat the Somalia video). The best part IMO is:"43.Tell them you are a left-libertarian. Be sure to back this up by being liberal on any social issue."It's psychologically interesting why statists, after having stolen "liberal" from classical liberals, now are going for libertarian. I guess 50 years from now I'll have to call myself classical libertarian to avoid ambiguity. But then it's true "libertarian" was devised by anarcho-capitalist. So basically, everybody is stealing from anarcho-capitalists. It's like as if all people subconsciously knew, even though they thought they reject something, that it is the only thing worth believing in.
Joanna, you are truly funny. Your ignorance is astounding.If you knew ANYTHING about left-libertarianism, you'd know that left libertarians complain that they used the term libertarian roughly 100 years before right libertarians. They have always complained it was stolen from them. And here you come, ignorantly blaming the victim.150 Years of Libertarian
Looks like you're right, Mike, my bad. So basically we stole "libertarian" from you after you have stolen "liberal" from us. Is that accurate?
During a talk by George Smith, he kept going on about "liberal" being stolen by the "left" (he used it vaguely) and never once mentioned that libertarian had a use FAR older than that of the right-wingers who now use it. So, either ignorance or double-standards seem to be constantly in play.
No, Joanna, nobody has stolen the word liberalism from libertarians. Libertarians simply are not liberals. Nobody has stolen it from "classical liberals" either: that is currently being used as a propaganda term to imply that there are some modern conservatives who are the same as early liberals, when they are not.Why not read something on the subject.Of Means & EndsThe Liberal Idea
imply that there are some modern conservatives who are the same as early liberals, when they are notModern liberals criticize both classical liberals for "wild" 19th century capitalism and modern conservatives for "wild" 21st century capitalism, don't they. According to modern liberals themselves, classical liberals are pretty much the same as modern conservatives.
Mike, did you know that it links your site on no. 33 on "How to piss off a libertarian"?
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