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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Is Liberty a Cult?

The philosophy of liberty is compatible with irrationality, cultism, and utopianism; there is surfeit of irrationally, cultism, and utopianism in the pro-liberty movements which arose in the last 2500 years. In Ancient Greece, Epicurus established a movement called epicureanism which preached the value of human freedom and individualism, but the epicureans used to worship the hero cult of Epicurus and they pined for a utopia. In the last 100 years there have been two movements dedicated to liberty: the first is libertarianism and the second is a tiny movement called objectivism which was founded by Ayn Rand. Both libertarianism and objectivism are irrational (in several aspects), cultist, and utopian.

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