Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Problem With Replacing Political Leadership is....

....that without  gut libertarian values amongst the masses, you just never know what the current leader will be replaced with.

A potential Pirate Party candidate has emerged to replace Iceland's  Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, who resigned after it was revealed through the Panama Papers that he held an offshore account for payoffs, is instructive of my point.

From an NYT article:
Since the Panama Papers scandal, a new party called the Pirate Party, focused on democratic reforms, has been surging in the polls. The party leaders are called, not chairmen or chairwomen or secretaries, but captains. The co-founder of the party, whom some see as a candidate to replace our disgraced prime minister, describes herself as a “poetician” and used to have blue hair.

Among other things, the party advocates a government mandated woork week of 35 hours.

  Pirates" want sex education to be manditory as a separate subject in primary school, where there will be an emphasis on mutual respect, communication, and informed consent."

Pirates "view equality as a question of fundamental human rights which should be guaranteed by law and by society. It is not enough that individuals have legal protection against one form of discrimination while another form thrives undisturbed in society – and inequality will never be rooted out completely through legislation alone; people’s attitudes need to be worked on by all possible means. Pirates dislike all stereotypes and delusions about individual groups in society that prevent people from thriving on their own terms. Pirates want not just tolerance but for everyone to be accepted and appreciated."



  1. Kinda turns "Everything I needed to know I learned in kindergarten" into "I'll never grow out of kindergarten".

  2. Great, now we not only must tolerate perverted ideas, now we must also endorse and support them.

    Enough is never enough for the left, is it?

  3. I wonder if Rothbard's "Egalitarianism as a Revolt against Nature" essay is available in Icelandic.