Saturday, April 06, 2013

Maher on Libertarianism

Whenever I post a clip of Bill Maher, I always have to couch it by saying that I tend to disagree with the outspoken comedian just as often as I agree with him. With that disclaimer out of the way, I do think he totally bullseyed it on the final segment of last night's Real Time while discussing his ongoing beef with Libertarianism, a political philosophy that's gotten some renewed face-time lately thanks to the prominent advocates like Paul Ryan and Rand Paul.

I've often spoken on this site of how I had some initial enthusiasm for Libertarianism in my younger years (I even flirted with voting for Harry Browne in '00). But like Maher I've moved to the opposite side of the issue as I've seen the reality of what the movement -- which has long since been swallowed up a by a coarser version of Ayn Rand's Objectivism (as opposed to a less coarse version?) -- would end up meaning in real terms for actual people. Here's the vid of the segment:

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