Sunday, April 1, 2012

Robert Anton Wilson on libertarianism

(I extracted this from RAW's Natural Law, which I just finished reading -- The Mgt.)

If libertarianism means anything, it should certainly mean progress, not stasis; change,  not medieval dogma; a liberation of energies, not a new cage.

Of course, there is an opinion broad in the land that libertarianism does mean a mindless, heartless and mechanical system of medieval dogma. I don’t know how this impression came about, although it probably has something to do with Randroids and other robot Ideologists who occasionally infest libertarian groups. Frankly, I have always loathed being associated with such types and devoutly wish libertarianism could be sharply distinguished from Idolatry and fetishism of all sorts. If liberty does not mean that we can all be more free, not less free, then I need to find a better word than “liberty” to describe my aspirations ...

I am not interested in Ideologies and don’t give a damn about labels at all, at all. I am interested only in what makes the world a little more reasonable, a little less violent and somewhat more free and tolerant than it has been in the past.

1 comment:

supergee said...

Randroids true to their founder always insisted they had nothing to do with those immoral libertarians. I never argued.