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Post by dyqik » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:23 pm

Mod note: split from monster island thread, in an egregious example of overreach by pseudo-statist powers. Ready your handguns, the Fat Bears are coming.

Not an island, and also pointed out to me by Stephanie, but you should see what happens when Libertarians try to do real life as well:

The Town That Went Feral
- When a group of libertarians set about scrapping their local government, chaos descended. And then the bears moved in.

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Re: Liberbearians

Post by EACLucifer » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:14 pm

dyqik wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:23 pm
Not an island, and also pointed out to me by Stephanie, but you should see what happens when Libertarians try to do real life as well:

The Town That Went Feral
- When a group of libertarians set about scrapping their local government, chaos descended. And then the bears moved in.
Which contains this rather amazing section.
Pressed by bears from without and internecine conflicts from within, the Free Town Project began to come apart. Caught up in “pitched battles over who was living free, but free in the right way,” the libertarians descended into accusing one another of statism, leaving individuals and groups to do the best (or worst) they could. Some kept feeding the bears, some built traps, others holed up in their homes, and still others went everywhere toting increasingly larger-caliber handguns.
ETA damn you for posting that. I was going to start a thread on it. It was going to be called "liberbearians"

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Post by dyqik » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:17 pm

EACLucifer wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:14 pm

ETA damn you for posting that. I was going to start a thread on it. It was going to be called "liberbearians"
Mods, please split the thread and use this title!

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Re: Liberbearians

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:00 pm

Split!
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― Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac (1949)

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Re: Liberbearians

Post by dyqik » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:02 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:00 pm
Split!
Splitter!

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Re: Liberbearians

Post by badger » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:33 pm

This is the best thing I've read all week, probably longer. Book bought.

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Post by JQH » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:53 pm

Excellent read. I'll link to it next time I encounter libertarians on the net.
And remember that if you botch the exit, the carnival of reaction may be coming to a town near you.

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Re: Liberbearians

Post by Squeak » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:11 am

badger wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:33 pm
This is the best thing I've read all week, probably longer. Book bought.
Ditto. Well, audiobook bought. I'll listen to it while I rip out the weeds in our backyard that are threatening to invade our neighbours' gardens, which seems an appropriate combination.

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Re: Liberbearians

Post by OneOffDave » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:59 am

I for one welcome our new bear overlords

I've now got the Mitchell and Webb sketch "Adopt a mad bear" in my head

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