Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Eternal vigilance: Libertarian ideology: give it a break!

Adam's recent blog entry, now at his own blog, starts on the harsh side but is right on the money at its close. I call myself a "common sense libertarian."
Eternal vigilance: Libertarian ideology: give it a break!: "Humans need to embrace multiple ideologies, recognizing that the real world includes great uncertainty and humans have a number of concerns which may complement or conflict with each other. They also need to think more like engineers, treating the world as raw material that can be shaped, bit-by-bit, into one's ideal.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm the current chair of the Libertarian Party of Allegheny County and we are looking for converts, not heretics.

I am glad that Adam has come around to this less-ideological view of L/libertarianism. As long as you want less government meddling in our lives and more personal freedom AND responsibility, you might want to give the Libertarian Party a try.

Also, Eric Hoffer wrote a small book 50 years ago entitled "The True Believer', which basically explains how certain personality types tend to adopt doctrines and philosophies entirely. I think anyone who is involved in organized politics should read The True Believer, just to avoid the pitfalls.