Questiion

Is this an original thought?? or just saturday Night rambling

A libertarian is a optimistic cynic

A Marxist and a Fascist are both cynical optimist.

Phil,

  What do you understand to be the difference between an "optimistic cynic" and a "cynical optimist"? It seems to me that an "optimistic cynic" would tend to see people and the world as screwed up but think that things are going to get better anyway, while a "cynical optimist" would see people and the world in essentially positive terms but think that things are nevertheless going to get worse.

  I certainly hope that libertarians are more optimistic than Marxists and fascists. "It is hope, not despair, that makes a revolution successful."

Love & Liberty,
        ((( starchild )))