Friday, July 25, 2008

Weird Stuff From The Blogosphere

A post from The Carpetbagger Report today: "Libertarian Support for Barack Obama."

Who cares? Libertarians-- especially the politically active ones-- are by and large nuts.

Why bother giving these people the publicity by talking about them?

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the Libertarian movement in America looks like it was designed to wedge individuals away from the liberal / left wing movement in America by providing an ideology that fights for freedom to indulge in taboos upper-middle-class and upper-class white people want to break (sexual, controlled substances, freedom of ideology / beliefs about religion, etc.) but abandons liberals' / the left's defense of black people and class struggle. I'm not saying that this is definitely what it is, but it is a very scuzzy movement.

Individual Libertarian positions on some issues may be alright-- we certainly should consider making recreational use of marijuana legal-- but the movement as a total ideology is really not kosher.