I can’t sleep, so I thought I’d check out something that’s been rattling around in my head:
Libertarians and libertarian philosophy. How do peeps here view this ideology (or is it a lack of ideology?), and those who subscribe to it?
It’s been rattling around since I attempted to comment on something that one of this breed posted, although I didn’t know she was one at the time.
A self proclaimed libertarian, she had an ‘interesting’ profile. I soon forgot all about my comment as I read what can only be described as a narcissistic list of all her virtues and qualities, and which was quite clear that anyone she’d even contemplate dating or meeting had to fully conform to her wants, needs, and beliefs. There was no mention of what she’d be bringing to the party. It was also entirely materialistic. After the second reading, all I was getting in my head was me, me, me, and, oh yes, me!
I’ve met a few who subscribe to libertarianism, and without fail they have all exhibited some form of personality disorder. Indeed, I would lay money on most of them being sociopaths, and some of the rest being psychopaths (clinical, not criminal). They all show(ed) quite remarkable degrees of selfishness, and not a shred of altruism or even plain compassion. They are/were all quite happy with the notion of exploiting others for gain in all aspects of their lives, including personal relationships. They consider(ed) themselves to be good people, in fact the best - everyone who thought differently isn’t/wasn’t worth the time of day.
I think they are nasty and potentially dangerous.
Am I being harsh, or am I on the money, or close to it?