Libertarianism. Noun. Comes from the Latin, Libertas, meaning freedom. It got suffixed with -ism because all ideologies get an -ism and despite some reticence at being codified as such, it didn’t necessarily want to be left out.

Abdication of responsibility

I consider myself a libertarian, or depending on whether you want to get into the narcissism of small differences, a classical liberal. Broadly this means you are maligned by (almost) everyone. Especially other libertarians who want to argue the minutiae of every utterance you make about their cherished dogma and… (perhaps more importantly) like to point out where you have fallen short in your fervor for the cause or have varied from the sacred canon.

I find this both irksome and incredibly draining.

As with everything I write this is for my own edification and its not really meant for vigorous discourse and recrimination. You are however very welcome to poke around though should you so desire.

“Do Thou Great Liberty Inspire our Souls, — And make our Lives in Thy Possession happy, — Or, our Deaths glorious in Thy Just Defence.”

Cato, A tragedy. Act III, Scene VI 


The Gadsen – Run up the colors and rally to the banner. Drape me in yellow and mind where you step. A tour d’horizon of the hallowed standard.

The Price of Civilization – Civilization feels expensive. Also, does it come in any other colors? No? Is it possible I could speak to the manager?

Mises versus Marx – This is a phenomenal production.

Put up your Dukes – Smart enough not to put the pigs in charge.

Putting down your Duke – Tastes like bacon. And also betrayal.

Defining oneself – Because you know, being slavishly tribal is an important checkbox in modernity.

Trial by combat – Also known as dispute resolution between consenting adults.

The world I want to live in – It probably doesn’t get more succinct than this.

Gandalfianism – Gandalf the Grey was a libertarian. True story.

the grinch – Communist icon?