After a bit of a break I’m back.
You may have already noticed some changes around here. I might as well explain some of them.
My new page about Libertarian Barbarism is up for your perusal. It provides the blueprint for the subcategory of libertarianism I now subscribe to and promote on this blog.
There may be someone else who first coined the phrase but I’d like to give my own personal spin on it, anyway.
A part of this change in direction is the result of my own maturation as a libertarian. As I’ve studied the philosophy more and more I’ve also compared it with human nature and history. My conclusion is that realistically the stateless society is the idealized concept under the philosophy but it will never truly be realized – certainly not in our lifetimes.
However, the philosophy is still useful. It offers us a template and a sense of direction for how we should interact with others in a political sense. It helps us determine what our rights are. More of this is explained in my page on libertarian barbarism
Although I’m still a libertarian anarchist my focus is going to be much narrower and distinct. I’m not so much interested in discussing libertarianism but how to apply it to my own life. Ideally you will learn how to apply it to yours, too.
But I’m going to talk about more than libertarianism. I believe it is too constraining to discuss topics only within the confines of the philosophy because it is not a complete moral theory; it is only concerned with the use of coercion or aggression.
As part of my new changes, I’m going to limit my writing to a weekly essay schedule. This allows me time to gather my thoughts and be more thorough. I’d like to post more frequently but I think this is the best way to provide the best, most original content I can. One of the biggest reasons I stepped down for a while was a lack of anything to say someone else wasn’t already saying.
My intent is to offer a fresh and unique perspective as well as discuss things that are not already being dealt with by other libertarian or liberty-related writers. I want my writing to help drive the conversation and not be just another lost voice in the wind.
The first essay will be up this Friday. I hope you enjoy it.
On that note, if you like a particular essay or have a thought to add to mine by all means do so. Also, share it with others on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and anywhere else.