And I\’m beginning to realise why that first instinctive prejudice was correct.
The big mistake made by libertarians is to assume that economic and social liberalism go together. Liberal capitalism requires social conservatism.
Apparently the buying and selling of apples and pears in a market requires that adult men must not stick their cocks up each others\’ bums.
I have to say that I really can\’t see it, don\’t get the relevance of one to the other.
I can see conservatism in both being logically sound: you adults can only do what we say you can. I can see liberalism, libertarianism, being logically sound: consenting adults get to do what consenting adults wish to do as long as it\’s not frightening the horses.
But I really cannot see that in this corner of life consenting adults are just fine and over in this corner of it they may only do what Tim Mongomerie thinks should be allowable. That\’s as nutty as the social liberals and economic conservatives over on the left who insist that the bumchummery is so admirable it should be promoted while the selling of apples is so dangerously close to that trade that no respectable person would do and therefore must be banned.
You\’re either a liberal and consider your fellow adults to be adults capable of acting like adults or you don\’t.