When I said that I really hate Alan Moore sometimes, I didn’t mean all the time. While I think he has some deep flaws as a storyteller, and a lot of what he did was co-opted by a bunch of nincompoops (which is not his fault, but still); he got a lot of things very much correct. There is this thing on The Right, it is an affliction. It goes back at least to Ayn Rand, was preached from the mountaintops by Reagan, is ejaculated trashily today by Limbaugh and Beck. It is this sick belief that there is a clean, fresh-faced, intelligent, strong, unwaveringly moral group of people that know what is best; that can deliver us from evil. (And as with the dichotomy in the Moore point, this is not to say there aren’t many on The Left that don’t believe this about a certain opposing group of Super-Men! But still.)
I lean libertarian because I don’t trust such a supergroup. In theory (iknowright), the idea is to prevent such a group from ever becoming powerful enough to coerce the mewling rabble.
One place where I depart from today’s Right: They think, “If only we could get OUR GUY in office.” (See: Bush given carte blanche), whereas I trust nobody, which is why I hated even the cult of personality around, say, Ron Paul. Kill yr idols.