Urban definitions for “Libertarian”

If you have never visited UrbanDictionary.com I suggest you do so, but only when not at work or when younger, prying eyes might glance at the screen because it can get brutal.

The site is tagged as a “slang dictionary with your definitions.” Anyone can contribute new words (i.e. hindspite: Looking back on a situation or event, regretting that you didn’t do what you should have done.) and add their own definitions for existing ones. Most words also have examples demonstrating how you should use the word in a sentence. Users can then vote “thumbs-up” or “thumbs-down” on each submission sending the most popluar ones to the top of the list.

Currently there are 20 definitions for Libertarian, I thought I would share a few:

1. Definition: A former Republican who grew larger balls and decided to say fuck the establishment.

2. Useage:Liberatarians could save the united states from socialism if only its citizens were not so stupid

7. Definition: One who wants the gov’t to get the hell out of their lives

15. Definition: Anarchism for rich folks.

18. Definition: A political party that people claim to belong to when they are ashamed to admit they are Republicans.

19. Definition: The prototypical Libertarian is a teenager who does drugs and then researches why it’s ok to use drugs on the internet.

20. Definition: Derogatory term used for someone who perennially loses. Is also a political party. Same attributes apply.

I think we faired better than the number one Republican definition which says:

An individual who believes that the white male Christian God should be the only object of worship on the planet, that power and wealth should remain in the hands of 1% of the world’s population while the remaining 99% starve, that health care should be privatized so the poor can’t afford basic medication, that a rape victim living on welfare should be forced to care for a baby she didn’t even ask for, and that America is the only real country on Earth while all those other countries they read about are just fakes invented by communists…oh wait, it’s terrorists now, isn’t it?

And you have to scroll down to the sixth definition of Democrat before finding anything interesting:

A sorry fuck who thinks taht governemnt is the way to solve every problem. To accomplish this mission, they want to charge a 75-80% tax on people who actually go out and work, so they can give it to homeless people and crack addicts. God forbid that any one who works for their money gets to keep it. Also, while they enjoy killing babies, murderers must be saved from the evil Death Penalty.

Well, at least I thought it was funny… And who would ever have guessed that Badnarik would end up being slang for “a person (always male) who approaches people at parties to discuss Ayn Rand and talk about how he will be very rich in the near future.”

posted by mikehorn
  • http://allencountylp.blogspot.com/ Mike Sylvester

    You should post more often if you are always this funny partner.

    I am a Libertarian who leans Republican.

    I have been posting a lot of comments about improving border security. It is amazing how many Libertarians are starting to claim I am not a Libertarian.

    Libertarian’s CANNOT support an open border in a country with a welfare system…

    I am in favor of building a big wall, securing our border, AND THEN increasing legal immigration…

    Mike Sylvester
    Fort Wayne Libertarian.

  • Michelle Shinghal

    Libertarian’s CANNOT support an open border in a country with a welfare system…

    You are singing to the choir, Pastor! It is a funny post, though.

  • http://libertarianyouth.blogspot.com Nigel Watt

    Well, I think I’ll shorten the first, at least for use in Texas, to “A Republican who grew a pair.”

  • http://libertarianyouth.blogspot.com Nigel Watt

    By the way, the third definition of “Republican” is the best:

    One who cuases almost %50 of this nations problems.
    (For the cause of the other %50 see: Democrat)

    Watch they say the same things and then say their ideas have more merrit[sic], simply due to the name of their party.

  • Jim Peron

    “Libertarian-leaning Republican” = Republican.
    “Libertarian who leans Republican” term used prior to taking a strongly antiLibertarian view. Particularly odd from one who says he’ll really be a libertarian when welfare is abolished but is leaning toward a party that has massively increased welfare.

  • http://www.ongforcuregent.com Daniel Ong

    Gale Norton, former Secretary of the Interior (and former Libertarian Party activist), was said to have described libertarians as “Republicans who smoke pot.”

  • Stuart Richards

    “Libertarian-leaning Republican” = Republican.
    “Libertarian who leans Republican” term used prior to taking a strongly antiLibertarian view. Particularly odd from one who says he’ll really be a libertarian when welfare is abolished but is leaning toward a party that has massively increased welfare.

    Yay, libertarian snobbery! Let’s follow this up with a nice big online fistfight over who’s actually more libertarian-than-thou! I’ll sell popcorn and tickets!

    We could just welcome along anyone who wants more liberty in their lives, but that wouldn’t be quite as self-righteous and fun…

  • Stephen Gordon

    Funny as shit…

  • http://www.ongforcuregent.com Daniel Ong

    I came across this comment after my previous one, from someone who just left the Libertarian Party to be unaffiliated:

    “(Libertarians) are merely Republicans who want to smoke pot, and Marxists that want anarchy, not Socialism.”

    Ouch!

  • http://disvoter.blogspot.com The Disenfranchised Voter

    After checking him out, good riddance if you ask me.

    Now Libercontrarian can vote Republican with a clear coinscience.

  • Mike G

    Some people have told me “Libertarian” means “one whose ideas that are not politically correct” to those on the Communist left, and “one whose ideas that are sinful and immoral” on the Nazi right. LMAO! I love it!

  • paulie cannoli

    Libertarian’s CANNOT support an open border in a country with a welfare system…

    No, but libertarians can.

    There’s definitely a kernel of truth in the definitions which stress the rich/upper middle class, Republican-”leaning” and always white male (exaggeration, but more often than not true) tendencies of libertarians.

    This should be changed. We don’t need the Republitarian dead end. Why not a Democrat who said fuck the establishment? Why not anarchism for all folks, not just the rich?

    Saying we “CANNOT support an open border in a country with a welfare system” is like saying we have to have more gun control until we end the war on drugs, or we can’t legalize drugs until we end the welfare system, or we can’t end the welfare system until we (fill in the blank).

    How about…I can’t support any infringement on freedom until I become the absolute dictator?

  • http://www.foraaugusta.com Stuart Richards

    How about we welcome EVERYONE? Maybe there’s more disenchanted Democrats than Republicans, who knows? Let’s welcome them both! A voter is a voter is a voter; I don’t care who they supported in the past if they’ll support us now.

  • paulie cannoli

    But it isn’t that simple. The party makes all sorts of tactical and rhetorical moves to suggest who it is trying to attract. These have been uniformly aimed at the right, and have turned off many libertarian-leaning people on the left (and left-leaning libertarians).

    When the Republitarians come into the LP, they make statements and take actions which drive away a larger potential constituency.

    For a more complete take on my view of this matter see
    http://www.lpalabama.org/node/150
    and the links therein.

  • http://360.yahoo.com/pong_god Robert Mayer

    My all-time favorite definition of a libertarian is…

    “A gun-toting economist on drugs!”