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Some Words About Some Topics

Posted in Advice, In the News, Libertarianism, LOWH with tags , , , , , on March 11, 2014 by Xajow

I truly dislike when an emotional state seems to overtake me. Particularly an unpleasant emotional state. It can make writing  about the things I should here (at Liberate One) more than a little difficult. Why? Well, you’ll just have to keep wondering because I ain’t tellin’. Anyway, on today’s episode of The Mishmash That Is My Brain, I will talk briefly about several varied topics. Come along for the ride, if you dare. Muwah ha ha ha ha… er… Moving on to topic number one… Continue reading

Project August: Day 2 – Wherein I Criticize Conservatives

Posted in Anti-libertarianism, Libertarianism, Philosophy, Politics, Project August with tags , , , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by Xajow

The first post of Project August was made late in the evening, and now the second one comes early in the morning. Yeah, well, I am not sleeping at the moment, so I might as well make with the writing. Anyway, on this morning of Friday, August 2, 2013, I will be talking about conservative politics from a libertarian perspective. Dun dun DUN! You have been warned. Continue reading

Libertarians and the Law

Posted in Anti-libertarianism, Argumentation, Government, Libertarianism, Morality, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2013 by Xajow

In a previous post I mentioned the oft used “if you think X should not be illegal then I guess you’re okay with murder” argument. There is a notion out there in the political ether that libertarians who oppose certain laws are just foolish anarchists who want all laws abolished. While some libertarians are anarchists, most, if not the vast majority of them, are not. “You don’t get to pick and choose which laws are obeyed/enforced,” is the general reply to that. “For if everyone only followed/enforced the laws they liked, that would make the law ineffectual and impotent.” Perhaps, but insisting we have an obligation to obey any and all man-made laws makes the law a tyrannic oppressor rather than a protector of rights. Protecting rights is the true purpose of just laws. Continue reading

Concerning Libertarianism: On the “Cynicism” of Libertarian Philosophy (Updated Version)

Posted in Anti-libertarianism, Argumentation, Concerning Libertarianism, Government, Libertarianism, Morality, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2013 by Xajow

You may be thinking I just posted this the other day. But that post was not as well made as it should have been. So I made some changes. This is the updated and (hopefully) improved version.

One of the popular criticisms (and by criticism in this instance I mean denigration) of libertarianism these days seems to be that libertarianism is little more than cynicism. The implied idea being that libertarianism has no ideological footing or moral standing and therefore is just something snarky kooks use to pick on the poor ol’ government that is just trying to help people. Which is, of course, a fully erroneous idea. Libertarianism is, in fact, both moral and optimistic. Continue reading

Concerning Libertarianism: On the “Cynicism” of Libertarian Philosophy

Posted in Anti-libertarianism, Argumentation, Concerning Libertarianism, Government, Libertarianism, Morality, Philosophy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2013 by Xajow

One of the popular criticisms (and by criticism in this instance I mean denigration) of libertarianism these days seems to be that libertarianism is little more than cynicism. The implied idea in that criticism being that libertarianism has no ideological footing or moral standing and is just something snarky kooks use to pick on the poor ol’ government that is just trying to help people. Which is, of course, a fully erroneous idea. Libertarianism is, in fact, moral and optimistic. Continue reading

Why I Want Poor Immigrants to Come to the U.S.

Posted in Immigration, In the News, Libertarianism, Politics with tags , , , , on July 18, 2013 by Xajow

Okay, so a political post, as I promised. Yeah, I’m going to talk about immigration. I like immigration. I want more of it. Many people don’t. Oh, I know, all you we-must-restrict-immigration folks are not against immigration. You’re against illegal immigration. But what that means in practice is passing and enforcing laws that are intended to stop a great deal of immigration. I don’t care how you spin that, it is clearly not a pro-immigration position. But don’t worry. This is not a rambling immigration rant. I am going to narrow my topic for this post to the matter of poor immigrants. Continue reading

Libertarianism and Nihilism: A Reply

Posted in Anti-libertarianism, Argumentation, Concerning Libertarianism, Government, Immigration, Libertarianism, Morality with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2013 by Xajow

As you may recall, in my previous post, I addressed a post at Old Right Musings. The author of that blog was kind enough to reply with a post of his own. And to that post, I will now reply. (People easily exchanging words and ideas, this is why I like the internet.) Continue reading