Are there enough libertarian bloggers? Are potential libertarian bloggers posting all their thought and analysis to Facebook, a walled garden where your accumulated writings can be wiped out in the blink of an eye? I know I am. In fact, I posted about this precisely on Facebook!
I Want More
Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of excellent libertarian bloggers. (You can find some of them on the far right side of the page.) I’d just like there to be more of them. And I’d like the existing ones to write more. In order to keep our nascent new society growing, we need a diverse and continuing discussion.
Got Nothing to Say?
“A culture is made — or destroyed — by its articulate voices.” – Ayn Rand
What if you don’t have anything to say? That’s how I felt. I started my first blog in 1999 and for 7 years I had almost nothing to say. Finally in 2006, I started to find my rhythm and have accelerated since them. You can do the same. Once you have the outlet, you will find things to write about. No matter how short or inconsequential it may seem, your writing will be of use to someone. It will help you to think and express yourself better and almost certainly will influence others.
What if you’re still just learning about liberty? Perhaps you don’t feel you know enough to comment authoritatively. Even better! You’ll run into questions others haven’t considered or gave up on answering. Reasoning through the basics of liberty will help others do the same. You’re more sensitive to the stumbling blocks in learning about something new, and thus have a lot to offer just right there.
Even if you consider the non-aggression principle to be an axiom and therefore not open to question, there are still an infinite number of contexts to which it needs application. Just like good movies can profitably be remade for each new generation, so can the classic concepts of liberty be reformulated in ways more palatable and comprehensible to modern audiences.
We Can Facilitate
Also, this isn’t the end of libertarian history. There are more principles to be discovered, strategies and tactics to be discussed, plans of action to be decided on, news to be reported and links to be shared. We can facilitate a lot of this by blogging.
Get a Freedom Blog Now
To get started, check out our own Mike Gogulski’s Freedom Blogs. It costs nothing and you get everything you need but a brain and some fingers to start blogging today. Don’t forget to let me know about your blog so I can link to it!