Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Seriously, why are libertarians so crazy? I used to be a card carrying member (granted, before I could vote), but man, they are a wacky people. Superficially rational and logical beings, they insist on doing things like having excessive facial hair and loving the guns. I mean, don't get me wrong, I am relatively pro-gun, but actually touching guns and even owning them? That's a lot weird. Today I read about this guy, who, forget what he's saying, looks like Timothy McVeigh's handsome uncle.
But, what about what's he's saying? There shouldn't be secret laws requiring passengers to produce ID to fly... hmmm. Perhaps there is an argument worth making here. While I have never been troubled by this requirement, maybe I should be? I mean, I'd like to be able to read the law if I so choose (which, incidentally, I would never choose to do. Unless I go to law school, and then I might have to).
And then there is the fact that he's the co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation , an organization that my boyfriend totally hearts. Which I now find creepy, because I think we all know that frontier is one of those creepy words, like legion or order that you know secretly means cults or militias.


Bill McClain said...

Perhaps, puffin, you did not notice that I most certainly do not heart the EFF! I almost wrote the following sentence in my latest post on Google:

" expects a more idealistic stand, or at least something approaching the sort of crypto-facist psuedo-populism of those EFF types..."

...but I decided that my post was boring enough without all those hyphens. Now I am explaining to Ruth, who is here, about how that is (and how it is that I have a big graphic link to them on my blog), and she has already lost interest! I am oppressed!

ruth said...

my relief is palpable.
i am sorry you are oppressed.
at least, a little sorry.

Doug said...

libertarians are crazy. i was failing to chat up this girl one time and this libertarian dude sat down next to me and started talking politics. i was all like "yeah, yeah, yeah, you're incredibly right. everything you say should be made into law." and yet he kept going. grr. aren't i liberal enough? amn't I? i always forget how that one goes.

DaintyDoughnuts said...

libertarian is a gatway drug