Friday, May 13, 2005

Minor template alteration

In case you may have noticed (which is probably not very likely), the color has changed slightly for the text signifying the date of my posts, along with a few other things. I changed the color from a more standard green to a shade of sea green. Why? Click here to learn why.

9 Comments:

Blogger saltypig said...

new color looks great.

"So if there’s a libertarian colour, it’s sea-green.

i find that statement disgusting to the core (and not primarily for the tired spelling of "color"), but if you like the color, jam steady, sir. it's a good mod.

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Sunni said...

Good reason for the change ... but that green is a bit jarring against your lovely red -- at least, it is on my monitor and to my delicate eyeballs. ;-)

I don't remember where I read it, but in the UK the color for classical liberalism is orange.

8:50 PM  
Blogger freeman said...

i find that statement disgusting to the core (and not primarily for the tired spelling of "color")

I don't understand. Is it that he's attempting to speak for all libertarians in declaring one specific color to be libertarian, as if other colors can't be libertarian or other peoples' preferences are excluded?

Sunni - I haven't read anywhere about orange being associated with classical liberalism, although I did come across a site once that sold orange Ludwig von Mises shirts.

I like the fact that there is some historical significance at least to the sea green color, but I guess it really doesn't matter what colors people associate with.

10:15 PM  
Blogger saltypig said...

I don't understand. Is it that he's attempting to speak for all libertarians in declaring one specific color to be libertarian, as if other colors can't be libertarian or other peoples' preferences are excluded?

it's that and more, freeman. alleged earliest libertarians liked a certain color? wonderful, but handshake-ish, rallying symbols are dangerous things, usually leading to some collectivist brew. the instant people start linking symbols to ideals, the BS starts. even the word "libertarian" (just one example) has similar problems. these days, as soon as sea-green would become a noted, meaningful color, it would be wielded by people whose philosophy doesn't square with yours, in conflict with the symbol.

we are individuals. i think we're going to find that out. there's no american revolution in the wings (other than the totalitarian sort). if a certain color gives solace of any sort to a liberty lover, that's good in isolation. i sure don't want somebody picking colors for me though, or selling the passion for individualism as a club. i like what the article sunni just linked to said about libertarianism not being another note on "their" harpsichord. we are the one philosophy that doesn't require chants, stump speeches, and similar affectations. in many cases, our souls and our purity can be affected by them.

i'm not absolute on this, but i do know that it's dangerous territory. symbols, at their heart, are from the collectivist toolbox, and they lead to strange behavior that often conflicts with liberty.

2:18 AM  
Blogger freeman said...

heh... i take it that you don't want to see Roderick Long's new libertarian symbol, eh? It even incorporates some sea green!

You certainly make good points. I can definitely see the collectivist undertones with such practices, and I certainly wouldn't want various liberposers co-opting things that associate myself with.

2:52 AM  
Anonymous Sunni said...

Freeman, I don't recall where I read that about the orange, or I'd toss you a link. But I'd say the t-shirts you mention are evidence in support of my assertion. :-)

7:49 AM  
Blogger saltypig said...

sunni, i think this is where i first heard about the orange thing. that link links to here, which links to mises t-shirts and other stuff (e.g., thongs, as i recall).

9:06 AM  
Blogger Sunni said...

I don't read the Mises blog, so that wasn't where I came across it ... most likely it was from a blog across the pond that I follow via RSS (which would explain the lack of a bookmark for it too). And I already have orange underthings, thanks.

2:38 PM  
Blogger saltypig said...

freeman, you bastard. sunni never talks about her "underthings" at my blog.

2:53 PM  

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