Archive for Libertarianism

Project August: Day 29 – Wherein I Shred an Argument

Posted in Anti-libertarianism, Argumentation, Libertarianism, Philosophy, Politics, Project August with tags , , , , on August 29, 2013 by Xajow

I had to hunt for a post to use in Project August because some people (I’m looking at you regular readers) still refuse to help me. And after I found a post to which I wanted to respond, I realized the post is basically a column taken from The American Prospect, which means using it for Project August is a bit of a cheat. In my defense, I did not realize the true nature of the post until after I started working on this entry. Anyway, the author of the column seems to have used the old “I can knock down a straw man so you must be ignorant” bit. Fair warning, I am going to basically shred this person’s argument. Ready? Here we go. Continue reading

Project August: Day 22 – Just What Is This Libertarianism Anyway?

Posted in Anti-libertarianism, Argumentation, Government, Libertarianism, Philosophy, Politics, Project August with tags , , , , , , , on August 22, 2013 by Xajow

Yes, I am going to talk about libertarianism again. Why do I talk about it when I could be making sexier posts about Dominance/submission? Talking about D/s and talking about libertarianism really stem from the same place for me. This blog is about expressing support for the liberty of the individual. D/s is part of my understanding of that, as is libertarianism. D/s and libertarianism may seem separate things in your mind, O reader, but they are intertwined in mine. Continue reading

Project August: Day 19 – Wherein I Object to NSA Spying

Posted in Government, In the News, Libertarianism, Politics, Project August with tags , , , , , , , on August 19, 2013 by Xajow

I will give you a fair warning up front, this will be a political post. I am going to talk about politics. From a libertarian perspective, of course. And what, more specifically, is the topic today? The National Security Agency spying on people. Yes, I said spying. You have been warned. Those of you offended by libertarianism and/or expressed concern over abuse of government authority should consider turning back now. Continue reading

Project August: Day 12 – Money Is Only a Tool

Posted in Capitalism, Christianity, Libertarianism, Philosophy, Project August with tags , , , , on August 12, 2013 by Xajow

Well, I apparently botched yesterday’s post. Hopefully this one will be better. So let us go in a different direction. I am pulling from a blog I have not visited before. I found it through my wordpress reader. On this twelfth day of August, 2013, the topic for the day in Project August is money. Continue reading

Project August: Day 10 – Wherein I Condemn the Confederacy, Racism and Slavery

Posted in Libertarianism, Morality, Philosophy, Project August with tags , , , , , , on August 10, 2013 by Xajow

Racism is not something I talk about much, because addressing racism can make me angry to the point of being enraged. To be clear, I have little tolerance for racism. Those who harbor dislike of other people based on skin color are fools. Already I am having to force myself to breathe slowly to calm myself and focus. Racism makes me angry. There are few things in this world that I would genuinely say I hate, but racism is up at the top of that list. And right next to that on the list is slavery. Continue reading

Project August: Day 3 – Why Ignorance of Libertarianism Is Not a Virtue

Posted in Anti-libertarianism, Argumentation, D/s, Government, Libertarianism, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2013 by Xajow

Yesterday I mentioned the many attempts to smear libertarianism, and today I am going to talk about one of them. Today I am going to respond to a post over at Huffington Post’s section rather boringly, and perhaps arrogantly, titled “The Blog”. I came across it by looking through posts at the blog of another site, libertarianism.org. There, Aaron Ross Powell responds to a post by Ekow N. Yankah at “The Blog”. Yes, more politics today. But as you will see, I bring this around to D/s as well. 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