Thursday, November 15, 2007

More on the co-opting of libertarianism

After I went after the right-wing neo-libertarians yesterday, Freedom and Whisky goes after the "left libertarians" for co-opting the term libertarian. He's fed up with all of this co-opting of terminology for classical liberals. So he suggests libertarians adopt a name that no one will try to co-opt, ever: Real Fascist Bastards.

I'm amused, but I don't think things are that desperate. As I said yesterday, the left-wing statists have been forced to abandon the word "liberal" because it became a dirty word, and so now are using the less-deceptive "Progressive." This leaves the word "liberal" free for the taking here in the US.