Left-leaning film-maker, Oliver Stone, spent some time this weekend hanging out with Libertarians. But what does a leftist and the Libertarians have in common? A few things actually.
- Disgust for the Republican Party
- Disdain for American Imperialism (see above)
- Desire to see an end to the ‘war on drugs’ (see above, above)
Stone is still way out there but he has a large following and a loud microphone. When he uses it to rail against foreign wars and the spinelessness of the current Commander-in-Chief and failed drug laws, than I am glad to have him on the team. When he supports Chavez and Castro, well, not so much. Baby steps, but I will take them.
The old left and libertarianism actually have much in common. Whether Stone is rightly classified as ‘Old Left’ is a different matter altogether. What I will say is, meetings like this will do much expose people to the virtues of freedom and the dangers of the current US foreign policy.