Prof. Wagstaff wrote:snoqueen wrote:About certain things, I am with you more often than probably anyone else who writes here.
I used to have a lot more sympathy for many libertarian arguments until I started trying to have rational conversations about them with our resident libertidiot. Arturo has done more to convince me that it's a dead-end political philosophy than any other single factor. I never want to be as horrible of a person, nor as disconnected from reality as he seems.
I second that remark. I used to feel a bit more cozy with Libertarians than Republicans, but the Great Bandini has taught me time and time again that his philosophy is little more than mental masturbation. It's all theory and idealism, if you ever pull him out of his endless rhetorical arguments. If you wanted to buy a small island and fill it with only approved citizens, you might make Libertarianism work... might. But we don't have that luxury, we have to deal with all of the citizens, and most of us aren't willing to watch people starve in the streets just so Arturo can keep his lovely, lovely money.
When you really break down the Randian philosophy, it's nothing more than an attempt to feel good about being incredibly greedy. Life's too short to be an insufferable cockmunch.
Or as Doppel would call it, a douche.