I happened to stuble upon Patrick Henry's speech to the
continental congress tonight. Reading it again, I'm convinced it's one
of the best pieces of political oratory ever written. As poetic as
Shakespeare, as impassioned as Martin Luther King.
So what is libertarianism? I could write some long explaination,
but it's been done, and done very well at Libertarian.org. Breadth and
depth, and doesn't promote one particular variety of
Online humor magazine. Very funny, along the lines of National
Lampoon. Common targets include religion, politicians, and the type of
people who watch (and appear on) Jerry Springer. They also
occasionally post something that's funny without being offensive to
anyone, but don't count on it. Updated every Wednesday.
Just think -- ten years ago, if someone needed to know whether
the guy who directed Fifth Element has done any other science fiction
movies, they would have had to actually crack open a book. Now, you
just look it up on IMDb. Answer: well, something that might qualify as
cyberpunk from the plot description, but probably just some French
artsy crap (Kamikaze 1986).
Visionary? Or sci-fi fan who's done too much acid? Not sure, but
there's a lot of reading material here for anyone interested in how to
bring about Vinge's Singularity (read the page for an explaination of
what this is).