This week there is a rockin’ good Carnival of Liberties that I would encourage
the libertarian-leaning all readers to go enjoy, hosted at Combs Spouts Off, with excellent synopsis work done by RG Combs. I think if you read through some of the posts, you can see why Leonard Cohen makes fun of the concept of “left” and “right” in his song Democracy — it’s trying to reduce complexity to simple concepts and I think everyone needs to keep their minds open to the complex.
In terms of some posts I really liked, if Canada had the same kind of traditions, I’d say that we should have our own new Tea Party too, as suggested at Eric’s Grubles from the Grave, who is a little sick of politicians wasting our hard-earned tax dollars. (Yes, we have the same problem in Canada. Perhaps we could call this anti-pork/waste/corruption movement “teabagging”. Oh, no, wait…)
I also enjoyed Peter Porcupine’s Freedom of the Press Belongs to Him Who Owns One, which discusses the Archbishop of Cantebury’s disgust that the web is “close to unpoliced conversation”. Horrors. Mill put it best:
If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justifying in silencing mankind.
Okay, that’s all a little more serious than normal. I’ll go back to talking about zombies now. Or better yet, go check out the Bonfire of the Vanities, ably hosted by Laurence at This Blog Is Full of Crap.