March 16, 2005

Suspicious Timing

Those multiple choice quizzes rigged to make everyone come up as libertarian have popped up once again. I looked up what I wrote the last time they came around, and was surprised to note that the date was within a couple days of exactly a year ago. Promoting libertarianism during Lent just might support the notion that the philosophy is politicized libertinism.

As a matter of fact, Lent is not about institutionalized prohibition. It simply provides an institutionalised framework for abstinence thru self-discipline. Abstinence thru self-discipline can be good for you, it can increase the enjoyment provided by indulgence, and if it became popular enough it could shift popular sentiment such as to reduce the call for prohibition.

Posted by triticale at March 16, 2005 08:54 PM
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