Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Political and Economic Theory of Libertarianism

Libertarianism is essentially anti-democratic in nature. The major problems with libertarianism and libertarians as it has been formed are the following:
1) Their calls for individual liberty are really rants against democracy and the institutions established by democracy.
2) Their inability for self-reflection which stems from..
3) Their unwillingness to understand the origins of the libertarian belief system, which stems from the idea of economics as a science and of the price system as the ultimate arbiter of fairness in an economic system.

Each point will be elaborated upon in a large post I will put here within the next few weeks. For now I just want to get those of you reading this ready for the ultimate anti-libertarian screed. Bookmark me, you'll regret having not done so.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Welcome, newcomers

Thanks for visiting the first post on this blog. There are a couple of reasons for why I am creating this blog. I had been hesitant to create a blog before because it takes a lot of dedication to keeping it up. I no longer have this hesitation because I have so many things bothering me that if I keep it to myself any longer I may go crazy, if I haven't already (rest assured, I don't think I have yet). Another is that, as is the case with all of us human beings, sometimes we just don't like to share our thoughts with others due to the inherent conflict we feel we may be stirring. However, nobody could ever really know you and how much you care about stuff, you know(I'm talking to you, prospective employers!) Alright alright, now that you know my true motivations for starting this blog, let's get things started.

My first topic, and only because it was bothering me today, is the subject of guns, the NRA, and the 2nd amendment. I cannot for the fucking life of me understand why anyone would be against an assault weapons ban. People who bring up the 2nd amendment as an excuse are bullshitting. Hell, if they care so much about the 2nd amendment, why stop at assault weapons? Why can't I have my rocket or grenade launcher? Absolutely ridiculous. The mexican government has stated that many of the assault guns used in the drug wars are imported from the USA. What gets me is this....I then hear comments from commentators from fox news that liberals are making up this "lie" that many of the assault weapons come from the USA. That's funny, I didn't realize the mexican government was part of the liberal cabal. The fact that I live in the heart of the bible belt is what also causes me to bring this up...I have to deal with all these pro-gun friends that spout the line about the 2nd amendment. Is it just me or does it bother anyone else as well?