Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Come to Libertarian Paradise!

For a couple of weeks now, liberal bloggers have had numerous viral images at their disposal, lampooning The Nuge or Glenn Beck, which they've used in response to libertarian commentators shrieking about "socialism." But unfortunately, such tactics merely attack the messenger instead of the message. Even if both are equally noxious, focusing on the former gives the latter a free pass. Now, thankfully, there's just a Youtube video they can link to, that wraps everything up nicely.


What's more, libertarians probably shouldn't complain about the treatment. As the INFO section of this Youtube video provides, the whackjobs at the Von Mises institute — the nurturing ideological bosom for racist, insane and destructive shits like Ron Paul — have long advocated that there is truly a nation that dares to create on this earth the magical realm of Libertopia. They call it Somalia.


Poor political cartoonists: once again, with libertarians, they mistakenly assume that the most offensively stupid and lunatic thing they can imagine will satirize the libertarian perception of reality, instead of merely describing it.

7 comments:

  1. The user-added tags for that Von Mises article are priceless: "fiction, mental illness, reprehensible, lolbertarianism, insanity, kill the blecks, libertarians are on average 12 years old," etc.

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  2. I saw one of them and laughed and stopped reading. I shouldn't have.

    I didn't realize that almost literally the whole tagging section is fake—or, worse, that it's fake and almost entirely made up of making-fun-of-libertarians catchphrases. I just assumed that my eyes had alit on the one phony tag in there; they couldn't possibly ALL be satirical. How wrong I was.

    I added one. I had to.

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  3. I just HAD to support the triple BLIMP tag.

    Nothing says "SOMALIAN" like a blimp!

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  4. Blimpin' ain't easy.

    Thank you for sending me that political cartoon, by the way. It's still awesome.

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  5. Paradise indeed. Cholera epidemics just separate the men from the boys anyway. I bet that libertarians haven't been this happy in a long time, at least not since Ron Paul founded the town of Deadwood back in 1872. William Wilberforce was just another goddamn Commie, and Pablo Escobar should have been the overwhelming choice for Small Businessman Of 1990.

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  6. I actually eat Hershey's Kisses with the wrapper on because I'm not rich enough to be able to afford colloidal silver. Regardless, I'm pretty much immune to cholera right now, fyi.

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  7. Also, Ron Paul is literally 600 years old because of drinking the philosophic magicks of quicksilver.

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Et tu, Mr. Destructo? is a politics, sports and media blog whose purpose is to tell jokes or be really right about things. All of us have real jobs and don't need the hassle that telling jokes here might occasion, which is why some contributors find it more tasteful to pretend to be dead mass murderers.