After giving it a great deal of thought I’ve decided to take a bit of a break from blogging here. Consider it a political sabbatical. You can still reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Maybe your question or thought might inspire a post.
How long this sabbatical will last is anyone’s guess.
Rest assured I’m as libertarian as the day I first started this site. I’m not giving up on the philosophy in any way. Nor am I giving up on blogging.
The problem is I’ve run out of things to say. Better put, I’m not sure what to say. My schedule has also made it virtually impossible for me to squeeze in time to produce the quality content I want. For others writing is a chance to take a break from what they do for a living. For me, it’s just an extension of what I do for a living, which is also writing.
Politically things are changing very fast. For decades the Left has waged a war against the natural order of things in the West.
The Right is finally beginning to react.How this will play out precisely I can’t say. But I know it won’t end peacefully.
It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and miss the forest among the trees. I believe many libertarians feel the same way. We don’t know where to go from here. For all intents and purposes the liberty movement has splintered off into different factions in accordance with their vision for how things should be. The rise of the Alt. Right ensured many of those schisms will be permanent.
Peruse my previous posts and you’ll know where I see things going in the future. Our hope of reducing the state by any significant means won’t be realized – at least not the way we thought.
For now political differences is the stuff of coffee house talk. It could be different very soon.
All I can say is batten down the hatch and hold onto your first principles dearly. In the days to come the last thing on anyone’s mind will be reducing the power of the state as a solution to our problems. Instead, more state power will seen as the answer – the only debate will be who shall wield the state power and use it against whom. And we all know where that will lead.
There will be few who will be talking about libertarianism, much less espouse it. Remember that libertarianism is not a political system or form of government. It is a philosophy that explains and helps us interpret human behavior.
People like us may not have answer to the problems we face but at least we understand why they’re there.
Whatever comes I fully intend to remain free, in spirit if not in body as well.