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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Why No Vast Libertarian-Wing Conspiracy?

I disagree with pretty much anybody who says there is only one right institutional or tactical way to focus liberty-increasing effort. There are wrong ways (like creating extra parties in our Nolan quadrant), but there is no single right way. LP, RLC, Cato and Reason are each useful, and it's just criminal that such organizations fight or ignore each other instead of working together in a Vast Libertarian Conspiracy. It's ironic that there are so many conspiracy theorists in the LP and the larger freedom movement, and yet we can't conspire our way out of a wet paper bag. Hell, we don't even have a secret handshake. On the other hand, it's nice to be reminded of just how far from tyranny America actually is, that all these self-proclaimed freedom-fighters so clearly believe they can afford the luxury of a balkanized freedom movement.

(The image above is a spoof of Byron Scott's left-wing conspiracy book.)

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