Tuesday, July 20, 2021

George Monbiot Tweet on Libertarianism

 I thought it was spot on! 

The libertarianism that says "I should do what I like, regardless of the impact on others" is the worldview of the toddler. Of someone who has not yet learned that the world doesn't revolve around them.

Yet we have elected people with this extreme form of arrested development.

Ayn Rand's "philosophy", of which @sajidjavid is a proud disciple, is exactly this: the angry wail of a giant toddler, demanding to have everything, in both fists.


Mike Norman said...

Libertarianism exists nowhere as a political or social system. That says it right there. It's a fantasy in some people's minds. And I've noticed that most people who espouse libertarianism would get the shit kicked out of them; and all their possessions stolen, if they didn't have the state to protect them.

Peter Pan said...