Some Idiot at the Washington Post

<joannewhorley>IS THAT A CATEGORY JOKE?</joannewhorley> asks what he thinks, no doubt, is a terribly clever question: “Why aren’t there any libertarian societies?”

Might as well ask why Henry Ford’s first car wasn’t a 2013 Thunderbird.

Dipshit. It’s because libertarianism is highly advanced and is not something that you start out from. It requires educated and sophisticated understandings of the relationships among people and between people and the state. It requires an advanced conception of the necessities of self-government. You start out with anarchy, develop through various stages of autarchy through democracy and republic. Libertarianism is an END STAGE governmental form.

If you want to know why there are no purely libertarian societies, look in the mirror. Are YOU well-advanced enough to govern yourself? (And not meddle in the affairs of others?)

2 responses to “Some Idiot at the Washington Post

  1. You have inspired today’s post…well, a repost and an expansion thereof. A free, lightly governed society has certain intellectual and moral prerequisites that are not easily met. Indeed, it’s questionable whether Mankind in toto will ever meet them. But I suppose we’ll see.

  2. A libertarian society – as much as I hate to say it – does not exist for the same reason a functioning socialist society or anarchist society does not exist: They all require the majority of their citizens to be above average (though libertarianism holds, I think, the lowest bar among the three) – and the Bell curve does not support that proposition. As Fran notes, “Indeed, it’s questionable whether Mankind in toto” could ever meet this requirement.