Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Libertarians

In a recent conversation with a very astute friend, he classified my politics as libertarian. I consider myself to be mostly "dead centre" i.e. too conservative for socialists and too liberal for fascists!
My friend pointed out that my strong belief in personal freedom and the associated resposibility as well as my despise for the government, or more accurately, the "public sector" makes me not a centrest, but a libertarian.
Ya, I guess I get the comparison but I picture libertarians as gun wielding hippies. A fine combination of the worst of the left and the right. On paper, like most political and religious systems, it can make sense. When applied to the stupid masses it turns to bullshit.
We the people.... are stupid AND posess the reverse-Midas touch!
:-)

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