Then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and revelling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom.
I’ve been following what purports to be a conversation with a libertarian over at Naked Capitalism and I hardly know how to characterize it except as pathological. It’s faith based and factually wrong in addition to being illegal, immoral, and selfish.
I’m not making the claim that it accurately represents libertarian doctrine or practice, or even the viewpoint of a real human being and not a fictional straw man construct.
Frankly I don’t know what to think. I was appalled and horrified reading it and draw your attention because of those qualities.
By Andrew Dittmer, who recently finished his PhD in mathematics at Harvard and is currently continuing work on his thesis topic. He also taught mathematics at a local elementary school. Andrew enjoys explaining the recent history of the financial sector to a popular audience.
Simulposted at The Distributist Review
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- Journey into a Libertarian Future: Part III – Regulation
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- Journey into a Libertarian Future: Part IV – The Journey into a Libertarian Past
Friday, December 2, 2011
- Journey into a Libertarian Future: Part V – Dark Realities
Monday, December 5, 2011
- Journey into a Libertarian Future: Part VI – Certainty
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(h/t Think Progress)