Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,
Insomnia
insomnia

Libertarians for Kerry.

John Perry Barlow is a smart guy... and he just gave yet another thought-provoking interview for people to chew on.

...but I still don't get it why it took him of all people so long to switch from becoming a Libertarian Republican to a Libertarian Democrat.

Why is he switching?

"An unwillingness (of the Bush administration) to engage in any kind of mitigation of the free market . . . The multinationals have reached the point where they are essentially replacing the nation-state . . . From a multinational's standpoint, the best thing that can happen is the best thing that can happen right now. They have to deliver maximum shareholder value today, next quarter, which means that they don't worry about whether there are going to be resources for them to exploit in 10 years.

We need them. We have a deeply symbiotic relationship with large corporations . . . But we need something -- and I think it's governmental -- to re-regulate the market and make it free, because the multinationals have taken it away.

So I'm becoming an active Democrat."


*nods* The Democrats can stand to gain with a healthy influx of Libertarian values... not Randroid values, mind you, but real, honest-to-goodness, leave me alone and let me live in peace Libertarian values.
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