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Normblog profile: Tim Newman

Via Timmy, the subject of today's Normblog profile is Tim Newman, who writes at White Sun of the Desert (it was appropriate when he worked in the Middle East. For Sakhalin, less so!).
Can you name a major moral, political or intellectual issue on which you've ever changed your mind? > I used to be a traditional conservative, but have since become an avid libertarian, meaning I've changed my mind about so much. There was a time when I would have opposed homosexual relationships in certain circumstances; nowadays I couldn't care less.

What philosophical thesis do you think it most important to disseminate? > The state is not your friend.

What philosophical thesis do you think it most important to combat? > Statism in its many forms.

If you could effect one major policy change in the governing of your country, what would it be? > Drastically reduce the areas in which government is involved, most importantly in the provision of health and education services.

If you could choose anyone, from any walk of life, to be Prime Minister, who would you choose? > Perry de Havilland.

What would you do with the UN? > Remove all members in whose country you cannot drink the tap water.

What do you consider to be the main threat to the future peace and security of the world? > The exerting of excessive political control over the lives of individuals, be it the imposition of Islamic law, adoption of communism, or formation of an EU superstate.

Do you think the world (human civilization) has already passed its best point, or is that yet to come? > The best is yet to come.

I would say that Tim gets full marks, no? I certainly agree with every word of the above.

I would certainly add Tim's blog to my feeds, had I not been reading him for years anyway...


Anonymous said…
So Timmy shares your Annus horribilis of "I couldn't care less"

Police Commissioner's boyfriend smokes dope - ICCL
Age of same-sex consent wanted down to 14 - ICCL
Government employees hired based on equal-opps Diversity discrimination and not merit- ICCL
Tourette's Syndrome on blogsite without seeking medical help - ICCL

A faggot-brain is a meme. R.Dawkins was right.
Kinderling said…
I agree anon, The Libertarian hold true the 'fatherless creed'. I want to drink on the tube....

Look away in any direction, and their your enemy will defeat you.

It's just one meme alliance after another.
Anonymous said…
Anon above is, to be somewhat crude, a fucking idiot. Apologies for the flowery language DK ^^
Anonymous said…
Ooh Annonny, I know you.
Which flavor of LGBT? Had dreams of younger boys yet? Gone on that trip of a Lifetime to Thailand? Wouldn't be the first, won't be the last.

This is the Law of the Libertine: To have no Laws that affect the majority. So if you drive too fast, why should we all have to pay with money-raking speed cameras?
And so why should I have to make exceptions for you? To put up with yourself as a New Gender, Race and Political Affirmative Victim?
And those noodle Libertines, cowards that they are, will not face the obvious: You're Fucked Up!
Longrider said…
Libertine and Libertarian are two entirely different words with entirely different meanings. Get a dictionary and look them up sometime Clearly DK is suffering an invasion of idiots.
Anonymous said…
Intellectual by-pass
jb said…
White sun of the desert is a classic Russian film about a Bolshevik imperialist in Central Asia. It is one of the 'easterns' -Russian equivalents of westerns. It is traditional for astronauts/cosmonauts to watch it before launch.

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