I don’t know if any of you remember someone named Greg Dirasian, but if you do… apparently he’s taken enough time off writing
Rothbard/Rand “purity” slashfic his political opinions to take a potshot at us.
Yesterday, I was doing a Google search on another topic and I came across a “Libertarian” blog, http://www.LastFreeVoice.com/. It made me embarassed that I was ever associated with the Libertarian Party. The authors on the blog were sitting around congratulating themselve on being great free speech advocates — and almost every single blog posting contained a profanity.
The semi-literate authors, seem to be short of adjectives. Thus, instead of describing something that is very big as either “enormous” or “vast” or “gigantic” or “massive” or “gargantuan” or “huge” or “mammoth” or “titanic” or “colossal”, they seem only to be able to describe it as “fucking big.” As advocates of free speech, these people cannot be taken seriously. The public will NEVER be swayed by people with such a poor grasp of the language and the public will NEVER take seriously those who cannot get past profanity.
Oh man oh man oh MAN where to begin. First off, while we’re on the subject of trying to sound like a goddamn Oxford professor, I could point out your use of the word “themselve” or the grammatically-incorrect “The semi-literate authors, seem to be short of adjectives.” But focusing on someone’s speech instead of their ideas would just be petty, now wouldn’t it bucko?
So let’s talk about ideas. The idea of this blog is to appeal to anyone and everyone who calls themselves a libertarian. Many of us DON’T swear, many of us are “purists” just like you when it comes to political philosophy. We’re pretty diverse, actually.
For you to paint all of us with such a huge brush tells me one thing-the idea behind your site is to insult anything and everything that’s doing well in libertarian circles. Maybe it’s because you want more traffic for your laughable cookie-cutter blog. (Kudos on rocking the whole “I have a stock pic with words on it, just like everyone else on WordPress!” scene, BTW.) Maybe it’s because you’re the grownup libertarian version of those pretentious indie kids who hate any band that’s ever been loved by more than five people, and hating anything popular makes you feel special. Maybe it’s because you really DO write Rothbard/Rand slashfic, I dunno. (“Oh Murray, deregulate my clothing!” “Sorry Ayn, I exercised my right of self-medication a little too much tonight and yeah… the market collapsed.”)
The fact that I’m cracking really lame jokes right here ought to tell you just how much of a damn I give about your cutesy little opinion. Keep on keepin’ on with all three of your readers, and please talk more shit about us! It makes us giggle.