Sunlit Water

August 12, 2007

Data Point

Filed under: Blogs,Politics — by teofilo @ 5:47 pm

I am not particularly interested in discussing libertarianism at great length.  I think the interminable debates on this subject in the blogosphere are due largely to the massive overrepresentation of libertarians there, which stems from their massive overrepresentation on the internet (which, in turn, is probably because there are a lot of libertarian engineers and programmers for some reason).  I also think many of the participants in these debates, particularly on the anti-libertarian side, have very little experience with libertarians in real life and often don’t know how to handle them when they encounter them online.  Coming from the Southwest, something of a hotbed of libertarianism, I’ve known a lot of libertarians in my time, and I’ve come to the conclusion that the best thing to do is ignore them.  They’re generally not going to be convinced by any arguments you can offer.

Also: Spanking?  Really?

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3 Comments »

  1. I think she meant not sex-spanking, but corporal-punishment-for-kids spanking, yea or nay. Strong feelings on both sides of that one, but you wouldn’t see it except on a parenting blog or similar.

    Comment by LizardBreath — August 14, 2007 @ 2:11 pm |Reply

  2. Oh yeah, I had forgotten that she reads parenting blogs. That makes sense.

    Comment by teofilo — August 14, 2007 @ 2:13 pm |Reply

  3. I don’t actually read parenting blogs. I’m feeling pretty sheepish about including that one, because it doesn’t come up as a topic much. But I just know that if someone posted about it, everyone would weigh in and the conversation would be poorly informed and go on forever.

    Comment by Megan — August 15, 2007 @ 11:21 pm |Reply


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