[ExI] [Extropolis] Re: Study of social media behavior must be 'crisis discipline'

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 21:37:07 UTC 2021

Thanks for the new word: theonomy, then, really what each religion
proposes, while theocracy is a state-sponsored religion, like the Anglican
in England, I suppose.  I keep trying to figure out what I am, and what I
am, I think, is one of a kind, who overlaps with many, but totally with
nobody, which I think describes many who have complex, nuanced, values.
 How are people like us going to have an influence at all, since we can
fully agree with no one?  Run for office, I reckon.  bill w

On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 3:50 PM Dan TheBookMan <danust2012 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jun 27, 2021, at 1:14 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Dan, when you use the word 'libertarian' do you assume that we will assume
> that they are conservative?  I have had people tell me, after I identified
> myself as a liberal libertarian, that they never heard of such a thing.
>  bill w
> No. I was using the term they self-identified with. And this was a group
> called ‘libertarians.’ They were overrun by folks who used the label but
> were mainly interested in trolling liberals, etc. And their support of
> Trump seemed based on ‘well, he pisses off people I don’t like’ rather than
> for anything else. In fact, many if their political positions seemed to be
> chosen in an adolescent style: what is most shocking to the Left they would
> advocate. (For instance, I talked to two of them who thought a certain
> German leader got a bad rep because of Allied propaganda. He wasn’t really
> all that bad, according to them.)
> Many libertarians I know — outside of the aforementioned group — identify
> as left libertarian. (And I know left Rothbardians, Left market anarchists,
> market socialists, etc.) The whole C4SS crowd might fall under this.
> A few (that I know) also identify as liberal libertarian or liberaltarian.
> I believe the late Steve Horwitz (he only passed away this morning)
> self-identified that way. (Bleeding Heart Libertarians is or was kind of an
> online home for them.)
> Of course, people throw around these labels without too much thought, so I
> usually don’t put too much stock in it. For instance, does liberal
> libertarian mean something coherent or is it just a mash up of mainstream
> liberal and libertarian ideas? If the latter, then two individuals who
> fancy themselves liberal libertarians might have serious disagreements on
> many issues in seemingly random places. (With conservative libertarians I
> know, it’s almost always much easier: they’re not libertarians at all. They
> simply accept a few libertarian positions but the overall thrust is they
> want conservative rule, even for many an ethnostate and for a few some form
> of theonomy.)
> Regards,
> Dan
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