Comment: Is it a political ideology?

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Is it a political ideology?

I guess it is. But political ideologies are all about exercising power over others.

Libertarians don't want to do that (generally speaking), so the ideology itself is handicapped in the political arena.

Like ice cream without sugar - it is generally rejected among all the other sweet choices.

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But I would even take issue with what you say as a philosophy: Libertarianism is the only philosophy that works.

Actually, everything works. Slavery, corporatism, socialism, statism. They all work. And in these systems, the ones on top enjoy the systems and the benefits they provide immensely. They use politics as a tool (a hammer) to maintain the status quo.

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Let me ask this question: What tools does Libertarianism as a political ideology have to combat the hammer of statism?

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
- Alan Watts