And not really a competent one at that. So much I noted this weekend in my impromptu discourse on the failure of libertarianism. Today, someone else almost agrees with my differentiation between the political and the cultural:
Libertarianism is not and does not pretend to be a complete moral, or aesthetic theory; it is only a political theory, that is, the important subset of moral theory that deals with the proper role of violence in social life.
The people in the LP have some almost (non) religious hangup about nonviolence. Their long list of anti-principles is great as to and between civilized people living harmoniously. However, that’s not the history of the world and especially not the current state of the dying US. A political theory that takes no stand, stands no chance.
Libertarianism, along with modern titular liberalism and conservatism, is an offshoot of the Enlightenment, a grand attempt to outwit God or to fool the people into believing that such a feat is possible – even good. All of it is now openly laid bare as a failure. As Karl Denninger noted on Friday, the age of reason is over. It has been for a long time.
We live in an age of witchcraft, driven by technology.
The age of reason has failed and we stand on the edge of a new Dark Age.
Read the whole thing. It’s most apropos that he frames the narrative in terms of the Hoax of 2020, which I’ve been all over from the start. Does anything that’s happening this year strike you as remotely reasonable? “Reason” isn’t because it has been delinked from the truth. The talk of a dark age is disconcerting but accurate: I’ve been making mention of the same for years, here for example in 2017.
Call the age what you will, fun times are here – with more on the way.