Sunday, July 01, 2007

Libertarians - Liberals with Larger Vocabularies?

Are libertarians 'just liberals with slightly larger vocabularies and even larger chips on their shoulders.'?

Kathy Shaidle seems to think so when discussing libertarian website, Reason.

'I know lots of folks equate sophomoric, bitchy sarcasm with brains, but really. If Reason is any indication, the average libertarian is just a cranky, white, able bodied, pot-smoking, childless fellow under 50 who reads too much science fiction and drops the name "Rothbard" a lot, and whose default worldview is "Hates Pretty Much Everything," especially anything corny and old fashioned that might prevent them from having their somewhat grim idea of "fun". Being like Other People is the worst imaginable fate.'


via Tim Blair.