Note: I am not specifically arguing with some classic definition of Libertarianism here, more a few specific Libertarians I have encountered and some glaring inconsistencies amongst these same folks who claim to be Libertarians.
Oh, boy, as if my limited readership needs to be thinned by ticking off Libertarians? But, hey, I didn’t start Inspection 37 years ago to get hugs and deep throated French kisses. Besides, getting French kissed by the actual Deep Throat these days? Ewe.
I don’t know exactly what to call myself politically speaking and I admit I do tend to resist labels. Too much like bad boxes of cornflakes; they may be less than half full, or even full of something you didn’t realize was there because you’re too busy looking at the label on the box. Seems sometimes these days that’s all we see. In fact I would suggest the majority of people that’s all they ever see, sad to say. This is why labels are powerful propaganda.
I consider myself to have some libertarian tendencies. I think, for the most part, what consenting adults do is up to them…
1. When it comes to sex, I would rather not know about the sloppy pig entrails, the light tasering, the knitting needles and God knows whatever that slippery substance on them is, thank you. Very personal things like sex the Government should probably stay out of most the time. There are exceptions, of course. There always are.
2. While I’m not a legalize all drugs advocate, I think our approach to drugs needs to be closer to “what consenting adults do…” mantra and “stop encouraging those who will always profit from making something illegal” concept. That means I’m pro a mild approach to illegality concerning drugs for the most part… please remember my exceptions rule. Drugs are a personal situation, best handled by families, churches, friends, relatives… and any government intervention needs to encourage them to help each other; not be the bloodied ax/hatch job the law and enforcement is right now. These laws; fully enforced, can destroy the individual and hack apart the family by being all draconian far more than drugs themselves do. That says a lot. Drug abuse mangles all the aforementioned on its own way the hell too much, thank you. But what we have now that’s supposed to solve that problem doesn’t work. It often makes it far, far worse.
3. We should be able to believe (or not) whatever we want, like the Gods are pleased when we sacrifice all Brussels sprouts. I’ll even help. They’re disgusting.
As far as how we practice what we believe… well, different topic, but I think the exceptions rule applies here a lot.
So, as you can tell, I have a few disagreements regarding Libertarians in general and their philosophy… for the most part. But this really isn’t about me. It’s about you, Mr., Mrs., Libertarian.
Can we have some honesty here, please?