Thursday, January 13, 2011

On Libertarians

Stephen Suh nails it:

Sorry to be glib, but the reason that America's so-called libertarians rarely focus on corporatism - and why they're satisfied to stop at mere rhetoric when they finally do - is that they are, almost to a man, a group of white, male assholes who either have property of some sort or who assume that they will get it soon and want to make sure their rights as property owners are secured when they do.  They are or, more likely, think they are great captains of industry, Galtian heroes who are forging civilization itself from the earth's raw materials with their bare, calloused hands.

Libertarianism--a childish political philosophy for shallow, childish people.