Category Archives: Tabloid libertarianism

Are you ready for some equality?

This post appears at Libertarian Home with an incredibly misleading picture.

The Superbowl is a noisy, bewildering event where, over the course of what feels like an eternity, teams of men dressed like medieval knights on a ‘dress down Friday’ from the waist up and Freddy Mercury on any given Friday night from the waist down, gather in a field to kick a ball/throw a ball/catch a ball/drop a ball/run a couple of meters with a ball and then stop doing anything for about five minutes, until, at long last, one side loses as much interest as the rest of us and gives up, leaving the winners standing about in their great big T-shirts and skintight sparkly trousers while roughly €8bn worth of fireworks go off, and fans of both teams go down the pub to drink to forget that they paid all that money for a ticket and had to use up a holiday day to boot. Football! Catch the fever!

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First the moon landings, now that dude’s shirt?

If I were one of those embarrassing libertarian conspiracy theorists, I might be wondering if that science guy’s shirt wasn’t a false flag operation [I don’t know if I’m using that term correctly – like I said, I’m not a conspiracy theorist] to distract the (stereo-) typical science loving libertarian from the huge waste of taxpayer money involved in planting a rocket on a star or whatever that science guy did [Or maybe didn’t do. It could all be a CIA hoax to get us addicted to chemtrails! Wake up sheeple! Just kidding. I don’t even know what chemtrails are], and get them caught up in arguing about some social justice warrior nonsense instead. “Yeah, forget how much it cost. Forget how much was stolen to pay for it. Think about what a triumph of the human spirit it is! These bloody femi-nazis! Pouring cold water on the human spirit!” [It is not a triumph of the human spirit. It is a triumph of state propaganda. And if you are a libertarian who makes an exception for space stuff, you have fallen for it, and you should be ashamed.]

Of course, this theory falls apart at the very first hurdle: no one cares what libertarians think, especially not governments.