Monday, June 25, 2007

A couple of sad truths

A few weeks ago, Larry The Bastidge asked me in passing:
"Why do so many advocates of freedom and liberty insist on shooting themselves in the foot so often"
My response was:
"An unfortunate number of liberty oriented people are that way; not because freedom is the best way; but simply because they are horses asses, misanthropes, insane, or contrarian."
I was pleased with the profundity of the statement; I thought it both amusing and accurate. Then, I was relating this conversation to Kommander tonight, and he completely blew me away with:
"how bad do things have to be, when it's the contrarians who are advocating liberty..."