Too fucking funny:
Running on a platform of “anarcho-surrealism” and “transparent corruption,” Iceland’s “Best Party” won a “stunning” victory in the capital city of Reykjavik’s local elections, securing the largest percentage of votes (34.7%) and capturing six of the 15 seats on the city council. The six-month-old party is led by comedian, Jón Gnarr, who apparently is one of Iceland’s more popular comedians. The “Best Party” displaces the unpopular ruling coalition of consisting of the Social Democratic Alliance and the Left-Green Movement.
Here’s a post I found that relays a bit of background behind the rise of the Best Party. Below is the “party video.”
I’m not really joking when suggesting that US Libertarian Party should just dispense with the formalities of trying to be respectable, particularly in terms of cloaking itself in the nonsense of “constitutional conservatism,” and just start recruiting comedians to spread the message. I would recommend that the LP delete it’s current blasé, compromised platform and just put a youtube gallery of Doug Stanhope, for example along the lines I outlined a couple of years ago at Freedom Democrats. Now that’s a platform…and it would doubly serve the purpose of driving out all the conservatives, sending them back to the Republican party, where they belong. I think a LP ticket of Stanhope and Tommy Chong would be awesome. It certainly can’t be worse than the uninspiring results that have been the norm so far…
Well, Bob one thing I assume about your speech is that James Bovard didn’t write it. It’s not often I read speech that lays out the case for a watered-down platform of constitutional conservatism based on articulating the long-running failures of just such a constitutionally limited government. I would say it’s time to quite obsessing over the chronic, degenerative arthritis that’s afflicting the knees of Rand’s Atlas, and just shoot him. Time to put the myth out of it’s misery.
I’m all for a plain, brief platform to convey a “relevant libertarianism.” Here it is: