by Emmett R Smith
“There is a serious libertarian slant on Somali affairs….” (Emmett Smith)
This bit from the the Daily Telegraph…
popped up ‘tother day in An Englishman’s Castle…
..who wrote, ‘I have always thought a cruise must be akin to a living death, but suddenly I can see an attraction. Big game hunting is frowned on now but pirate hunting, now there’s a sport. Outside territorial waters so rules free….’
I said this would actually be cool in a bloodyminded way!
I have my great-grandfather’s 1883 Remington dbl 12 ga with the hammers and a nice Webley .455 that has not been re-chambered for .45 caliber, so I reckon I’d have to make up a month’s worth of re-loads at home before heading out….
There is a serious libertarian slant on Somali affairs however.
It merits perhaps now closer consideration as we here likewise slide into a period of potential collapse.
The Atlantic western professional order is on the ropes. This will be in the end our great libertarian opportunity, but there will be horrors too. The struggle to restabilize society on a local and human, personally moral and constitutional, scale will be a close-run thing. So Somali affairs to-day bear more nuanced, thoughtful study.
In so many ways they may throw into question any final need for “central” government:
[Emmett R Smith all text-rights reserved 30 April 2009]