February 15, 2013
Libertario Delenda Est
Jeeburz, jk, aren't there any Libertarian Wackos on Facebook?
Why, yes, there's Cato's David Boaz. A lot of the Big-L's are lighthearted and ga -- I mean humorous, and it is easy to overlook their flaws because they seem fun. My brother-in-law once suggested we go on a National Review cruise. He agreed with me that the Reason cruise was probably a better time...
Boaz is a bright guy and has done some great things for liberty and for Cato. I'd never pick a fight. But if he wants to, I'll take sides. He posts:
"Glee" tonight: A conservative's nightmare. A wedding reception where boys danced with boys, girls danced with girls, blacks danced with whites, and no one actually got married.
I'm sure the Billions of easily-offended, homophobic, racist, anti-miscegenist, anti-dance, Conservative Glee fans had a pretty rough Thursday.
Some commenters have taken him to task and it has descended into childish name calling -- except that it started out as childish name calling. I'm an unlikely person to champion conservatives qua conservatives. And, other than the episode Joss Whedon guest-directed, I don't watch a lot of Glee. I'll watch the big closing number sometimes if I tune in for the news early. The kids do a bang up job, but the plotlines and character arcs elude me.
How unenlightened of Boaz to imagine his opponents' lack of enlightenment. "Boy, I bet my lefty friends were cheesed off yesterday -- the S&P 500 hit a five year high!" I'd expect that from a less intellectual source than CATO. "Mister Mutual Forbearance" also wonders why a CATO VP is picking a fight with conservatives to begin with. Fine to disagree on policy, or decry what a conservative candidate says that you feel is anti-liberty. But why should CATO beat the bushes for a scuffle with potential funders and supporters?