How Libertarians Can Be Satirized

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Liberteaser mocks the way libertarians try to gain credibility in politics with a 16-point plan of action (via Catallarchy). My favorites:

4. Establish a network of online weblogs, or “blogs” as they’re called, among those sympathetic to the freedom cause. When people are introduced to liberty through this fresh, hip medium, it’ll be so long welfare state, and hello Free State!

7. Develop a short “quiz” that non-libertarians can take that shows them that they’ve had libertarian leanings all along.

10. Identify elements of libertarianism in obviously non-libertarian pop culture, and discuss them with wholly uninterested third parties.

I was kinda hoping there would be some jabs at the national committee as well, but perhaps the cynicism level is still a few notches below what I’ve seen. Regardless, I found another witty libertarian blog (rare) that is joining my RSS aggregation and blogroll. Perhaps we could form a network, that would be extra libertarian cool.

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

  1. Oh no… they are on to our plans! ;-)

    Seriously though… we must have struck a chord… otherwise why even pay us any regard. They seem to single out tactics that have actually worked for us… what ARE they smoking?

  2. I’m pretty sure Libertease is a libertarian blogger, which is to say he’s being introspective (which is always good, up to a point).

  3. yeah yeah…. introspective smectrospective… ;-)

    The title of this post makes my mind see “sanitized” instead of satirized…. weird! Anyone seen NYLP on Jon Stewart… WTF…?

  4. How is the LP like 7-UP? Never had it, never will.
    With every paid in full membership get a Peter Tosh CD and a handgun of your choice.

    Just kidding. I agree that some recognition is a good thing, since that means libertarianism is getting noticed by more mainstream voters.