The Bionic Mosquito Attacks

The Bionic Mosquito has often defended libertarianism against those who claim to be libertarians but in fact betray libertarian principles. In the style and verve with which he sets about this task, he is a worthy successor to H.L.Mencken.  I have often praised him for this, but I was astonished by a post of his today, which reveals the extent of his campaign. Like the Lord High Executioner in The Mikado, he can say, “I’ve got a little list.” Among his targets are the Cato Institute, Reason, assorted Bleeding Heart Libertarians, Mark Skousen, Jeff Tucker, and David Boaz. To those who say that his take-no-prisoners style will ensure that his enemies pay him no attention, he responds that he has no interest in the futile work of converting them. He is writing for the public. He does so magnificently. Like the main character in Ibsen’s Brand, he says, ‘The devil is compromise.”


2:52 pm on May 14, 2015