Category: Liberty’s Labors Lost

Limbo’s Greatest Hits: # 5

Looking back over the past year’s Top Ten List of the most frequently read articles on this website, I am most intrigued by the sheer unpredictability of the entries. Some of the most popular reads are longer, more complex theoretical discussions, which is very gratifying, as it heartens me to think I have found the twenty or thirty humans out there who still...

The Second Coming of God Demands that Americans be Loyal to….

For years, Republicans have recited the mantra that American Jews who vote for the Democratic Party are delusional and self-loathing, essentially the flipside of the argument Democrats always use against blacks who vote Republican — though of course, “In our case it’s true!” This desperate urge of both sides in America’s phony “binary choice” war to corral all people into blocs and collectives,...

The Voice of Tyranny

Here is what progressive totalitarianism looks like. Read carefully, for the following statement has so much wrong with it that I am sure I will not come close to exhausting all of its outrages in this one short post: Serious discussions are taking place between House and Senate leadership on meaningful Background Checks. I have also been speaking to…

Might this be your limit, Trumpsters? (Rhetorical Question)

Over the weekend in America, two insignificant nobodies imagined they could make their lives meaningful by shooting dozens of strangers and claiming, to aggrandize their emptiness, that their aimless spiritual suicide was some sort of quasi-political statement. In carrying out their self-damnation, the two insignificant nobodies used guns, much like the ones owned by millions of law-abiding citizens who, in accordance with the...

Yes, he is that weak

Lest anyone imagine that Trump’s boasting this week about his ability to bankrupt a nation even faster than he can bankrupt a business is limited to matters of mere economic survival, the Orange God himself has taken pains to remind Americans that he is just as brave and unprecedented in promoting moral bankruptcy.   As Dana over at Patterico’s site observes: It speaks...

The Death of Citizenship

Back in the fall of 2011, when the world was more innocently dying, the last bastion of liberty was led by a Marxist president, the erstwhile constitutionalist movement known as the Tea Party had not yet been “crushed” (Mitch McConnell’s vow) by the Republican Party establishment as it would be crushed five years later with the Trumpian Hammer, and I was busily insinuating...

Quick Takes: Discrimination and Caring

Senator Tim Kaine (Communist-Va.) claims that President Trump’s moronic tweets urging four lightweight socialist activist congresswomen to go back where they came from “violated federal anti-discrimination law.”  Maybe he’s right. If so, then the United States is already a full-out tyranny, and you can stop the electoral dog-and-pony show right now, and proceed straight to the secret police and gulags. There should not...

Addendum on Everything that Works

Donald Trump tells several Democratic members of Congress to “go back to where they came from” — which, in three of the four cases, happens to be American cities — and in the process reunites a critically fractured Democratic Party by giving them an easy rallying point against their common enemy. “But it worked! It worked, didn’t it? He’s got the Democratic establishment...

Fourth of July: Trump Demands Loyalty!

Justin Amash, the Michigan congressman who, completely against recent congressional protocol and tradition, apparently decided that turning himself into a spineless, hypocritical yes man for his party’s agenda of the moment was too high a price to pay, has gone a good distance toward fulfilling my prediction of a month ago, namely that he would seek the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination in 2020. ...

How Libertarianism Refutes Itself

The problem with libertarianism, as an idea, is that it is grounded essentially in economic utilitarianism, which is to say in the presupposition that the free market in and of itself is sufficient structure to guarantee a good and healthy society. On other occasions, I have addressed the false premise supporting this fantasy, which we may call “The Free Market Fallacy,” namely that...