Wrestling With Libertarianism


Murray Rothbard's dream come true?

Did you know that World Wrestling Entertainment Heavyweight Champion "Kane" is a big fat libertarian? Did you know that there was such a thing as the WWE? In any case, it's Friday, so let's let the big man talk, care of the Baltimore Sun:

I know you're an active member of the Libertarian party and you author a political blog, The Adventures of Citizen X. Have you ever thought about one day following in the footsteps of Jesse Ventura and running for public office?

Oh yeah, sure. But I think maybe with me it might be more educational stuff — talking with young people and that sort of thing as opposed to pursuing political office.

Do you think there will ever be a Libertarian or independent president or will it always be someone from one of the two major parties?

[Pauses] I don't know. Certainly I think the way things are going with the economy, and this is not a rip on any particular party because they're both at fault, but with the centralization of the economy, central planning, that doesn't work. We saw that everywhere it's been tried. As things unfold I think people will be looking for answers, and I think the Libertarians, certainly the people that understand real economics – Austrian economics – they have those answers. So we'll see what happens. I think we do live in very interesting times.

Or is he just in it for his corporate self-interest???

Kane's political blog, with tragic white-on-black lettering, is here. Sample posts: "Fred Childress, Libertarian Hero and Friend," and "If You're Reading This, You're Probably Mentally Ill."