Give me real, don’t give me fake

i supposedly hate politics. but i’ve got election year fever. prompted by the punk rock dalai lama herself, i took another one of those political tests. the results came out the same as they usually do. apparently i’m a right-leaning libertarian … a neo-liberal anarchist of sorts, though not all that far from the center.

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The usual understanding of anarchism as a left wing ideology does not take into account the neo-liberal “anarchism” championed by the likes of Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman and America’s Libertarian Party, which couples social Darwinian right-wing economics with liberal positions on most social issues. Often their libertarian impulses stop short of opposition to strong law and order positions, and are more economic in substance (ie no taxes) so they are not as extremely libertarian as they are extremely right wing.

i like being in categorized in the company of milton. reminded me of this awesome video i saw on john’s blog. where are these angels?, indeed.

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2 responses to “Give me real, don’t give me fake

  1. Milton is at his best in Paradise Lost.

  2. John in IL

    I love Milton!

    (and I scored a little east and a little north of you but not by much).

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