Rational Ignorance, Fairy Dust and Pissing Away the Future: Libertarians are Selfish and Stupid

I’ve been workin’ on a farm out in Utah for the past couple of weeks, so blogging has been slow. I’m trying to save up some cash so I can head back west again. In the mean time, here is an old post I wrote that critiques some of the more juvenile foreign policy arguments of Republicans and Democrats.

FACTS MATTER

Hello all,

I thought I’d take up Dr J’s invitation to write something for his blog. This post is largely inspired by the comments thread from his recent post on bombing Syria (for Syrians’ sake, of course) and his latest post on the supposed differences between conservatives and liberals. Ultimately, my goal is to show you how full of shit everybody that participates on this blog really is.

That won’t be hard to do.

Dr J makes the following, factually correct, observation about Leftists (“liberals”):

Conservatives are well informed about liberal programs because they cannot help but be. Few liberals however avoid being pathetically dependent on gross stereotypes of conservatism as a political doctrine. Few even know that it’s a political doctrine based on a well-defined moral stance.

If there is one thing that Leftists are known for, it is being rationally ignorant: the less you know about your opponent…

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3 thoughts on “Rational Ignorance, Fairy Dust and Pissing Away the Future: Libertarians are Selfish and Stupid

  1. “Ultimately, my goal is to show you how full of shit everybody that participates on this blog really is.”

    Well you’ve got me & Jacques. Can Adam be next? 🙂

    • Ouch!

      Welcome back to the wild side of the pond. I hope your diss will spur the General (that’s Adam’s nickname) to blog a bit more often. He’s been promoted recently and apparently that’s just a fancy work for “more work.”

    • PS: Assad’s secular thugs have been losing their heads to ISIS over the past couple of months. Imagine if the US had removed the Ba’athists from power as you had hoped.

      God I hate being right! Hate it! Hate it! Hate it!

      At least you have the courage to admit you are wrong though. After Dr J tucked his tail between his legs and ran from the criticism that geeted him here, he has begun speaking of the “righteousness” of US foreign policy.

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