Originally Posted By: Ardy
 Originally Posted By: issodhos
 Originally Posted By: Checkerboard Strangler
In word, Libertarianism = Somalia.

Even in the best of all imaginable worlds, libertarianism equals a ridiculous fantasy with every man to his own mountaintop valhalla, surrounded by a moat and machine guns.

And that valhalla had better be off the grid too, mate.


In three words, Checkerboard. You are incorrect.:-)
Yours,
Issodhos


The difference may seem obvious to you, but less so to others. Perhaps you could review the salient points of distinction that you see .

Thx
Ardy


From what I am able to discern from reports concerning Somalia, it is currently a lawless region with various warlords engaging in turf wars who show no respect for an individual's rights, including the individual's right to self-ownership. There is nothing libertarian about such a state of existence.

As to the valhalla and moat crap, that may characterize survivalists, but the only thing about it that would relate to libertarian thought is that a fellow wishing to live that way would be free to do so as long as he or she did not violate the rights of others.
Yours,
Issodhos


Edited by issodhos (05/17/09 04:47 PM)
Edit Reason: removed "not" from last sentence.
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