Thursday, May 10, 2012

Improved Venn Diagram

Some time back I created the now notorious Venn Diagram to explain exactly where I stand.  Read about that HERE. What I said I stick to, but I modified the diagram a bit, replacing "Utter Damn Fools" with "Real Crazies" to be more diplomatic.  And I also fixed it up so that it fits on merchandise.  You can buy it on everything from a mug to a cap to a shirt to a keychain HERE. (Scroll down when you get there.) Assuming you're more or less like me — that is, a libertarian, but one who eschews the liberal thinking that's crept into libertarianism, like open borders and celebration of homosexual marriage, and who shares a lot of the respect for tradition and ethnic identity that you find among paleoconservatives — this diagram, on your shirt or cap or whatever, is a very good visual aid when you find yourself among libertarians and/or conservatives, and have to explain where you stand and why. I have chosen "Libertarian Nationalist" to describe this political position, and maybe you will too.  I hope so. Wear it, or drink from it, in good health. TANSTAAFL to all, and to all a good night.

9 comments:

  1. Those Flaky Libertarians are, unfortunately, much more numerous than those sensible ME libertarians in green!

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  2. Louder, anyway:) But I'm inclined to think that there are a few million there in the green who don't know it, and who don't use the word libertarian, because they think it means Bill Maher.

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  3. Nice. Much better than the libertarians' square.

    But.... just where are us Royalists supposed to fit in?

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    1. Wow! Another libertarian-ish monarchist! I thought I was the only one.

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  4. There are a fair number of people in your general category---I call them 'Low Church Libertarians'. They're characterized not by any such philosophical positions as 'nonaggression principle' but rather just a general 'leave us alone' sentiment coupled with no particularly strong desire to rule anyone besides their own households.

    Way too much of the 'High Church' variety of libertarian is essentially insane, failing to realize, for instance, that Euros of Anglo or German ancestry are about the only groups that are willing to even give them the time of day in nontrivial numbers.

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  5. So I can make two conclusions:
    First, your understanding of Social Philosophy is extremely provincial. Your all circles reflects political reality of modern America, nothing more. Quite plastic and Disneyish. There is no place on your scheme for many-many other opinions, like communism, fascism, anarcho-socialism, theocracy, Georgism, enviro-primitivism, and ( like MP pointed properly) monarchism. Shortly, a typical example of American exeptionalism ( that, of course, is a redneck provincialism.)
    Second, you admit openly that you are NOT a libertarian ( you are not in the pure yellow circle, aren't you?) but a mixture of libertarian an conservative ideas.
    The funny thing is, if you name left-libertarians ( the intersection of libertarians and so called “ liberals” ( as if modern American liberals are liberals! Another example of American arrogant exceptionalism and provincialism) “flaky libertarians”, why the hell don't you name yourself ( the intersection of libertarianism and conservatism) a “flaky libertarian” either?
    The great mystery it is...

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    1. Anybody know who this guy is? If you do, tell him that he needs to be careful using the world "redneck." Anyhow, his little rant is a splendid example of flaky libertarianism — arrogant, insulting, disingenuous, tone-deaf, self-defeating mental masturbation.

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  6. @ Ex-Army: You're conservative, not libertarian. Stop making us look bad.

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    1. Word. I think Tea Party would be appropriate here.

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