Thursday, July 23, 2009

The A-Team: Anarcho-Capitalists and Aristotle

Three years ago, this article made the case that the A-Team would make good representatives of anarcho-capitalism. The point is every bit as relevant — and important — today as it was then.

Oddly enough, in the past few weeks I’ve also seen a blogger at First Things’ site refer to Aristotelians as the A-Team and to Tocqueville as Mr. T. Like Peter Griffin and friends in that episode of Family Guy, everyone wants to claim the moral and political mantle of the A-Team. And naturally, there’s a movie remake in the works now, too.

I’m pretty burned out on remakes at this point — and franchise-type films in general — though as noted before, I’ll still see the Narnia, Hobbit, Potter, and Avengers (Iron Man et al, mentioned in my entry yesterday) series through to their respective bitter ends — starting with gathering at 9 tonight in the top-floor IMAX 3D theatre at 68th and Broadway to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, if anyone wants to join my nerd posse.

All those franchises should be completed (essentially) by late 2012 if all goes according to plan, just as Obama’s preparing to leave office. Then the economy can be rebuilt, hopefully in a slightly more anarcho-capitalist — and maybe even Aristotelian and Tocquevillian — fashion, unless the dread skygod Quetzalcoatl appears to destroy us all, in keeping with the prophecy. I’m sure something interesting will happen, anyway.

1 comment:

Jacob T. Levy said...

If that John Cusak movie trailer is anything to go by: no, nothing interesting at all wiil happen.

“Aristotelian” is not a word one *ever* wants to see applied to an economy.