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Van Jones: Libertarianism ‘would spit in the face of Dr. King’

Former White House adviser Van Jones on Monday defended recent remarks he made against “so-called libertarians” by saying, “I think we have to start punching back.” In a March speech to the Occupy movement in Los Angeles, Jones had called libertarianism a “despicable ideology.” “They say they’re Patriots but they…

Shorter Libertarian Thought On Civil Rights

There is some unstated libertarian law that requires libertarians to adhere to the position that civil rights laws which target private behavior are absolutely wrong, because discrimination will be taken care of privately by the marketplace, as we can see in the South, where but for white supremacist cartels made…

Friday Genius Ten “Should Have Stayed In Bed” Edition

It’s been hilarious watching so many libertarians scramble and scramble and scramble to insist with their incredibly limited toolbox (which amounts to “believe me because I, a white man, say so!”) on defending Rand Paul. It’s a real illustration of the congenital incapability of libertarians to know when they’re really…

I haven’t had this much fun since Michelle Obama converted me to Islam

I really shouldn’t keep dragging this out, but I didn’t have a chance to post tonight, and so there. In the comments of the latest post of the most ridiculous blog war of April 2009, one of our newly gained commenters says: The fear the left has of libertarians is…

But I’m the nutty one

Update: God, I’m going to regret posting this, aren’t I? Libertarians are easily the most sensitive, easily offended, bed-wetting crybabies on the entire internet, which is a real achievement when you consider the competition. Internet libertarians have no life and no qualms about trying to shut down criticism and mockery…

Zombie libertarianism

Jacob Weisberg surveys our financial collapse and declares libertarianism dead. (Hat tip.) Alas, I wish I could feel as secure as he does on this front, but I’m afraid I don’t, because while it’s true that we can blame deregulation frenzy for our current economic situation—and that people trying to…

A small round of applause for decent Time Magazine writing

Had I not sold my truck to a local auto mechanic, I wouldn’t have seen this article in Time about libertarians. And that would have been a shame, because the article’s really good, exposing how silly libertarians are without straining itself or dropping the formal journalist tone. Without coming out…

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