Grumpy Owl

An owl is considered to be ‘wise’, for some reason.

I consider myself wise, not just in terms of intelligence, but in terms of learning the truth about what is really going on ‘out there’.

Grumpy, in the sense that while I’m increasingly aware of what’s going on, I’m not necessarily happy about it.

So hello, I am Grumpy Owl.

If I take the Political Compass test, I’m defined as a ‘Left Libertarian’.

So why do I support UKIP? Aren’t they a ‘far right’ party? No, they’re a ‘libertarian party’.

I don’t really do ‘identity politics’, and politically the left-right spectrum is pretty meaningless nowadays.

If you look at the dictionary definitions, I am actually what should be correctly termed as a “progressive liberal”:

Progressive: favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, especially in political matters.

Liberal: favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, especially as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.

The current “status quo” has to be changed, that is quite simple to me, especially politically. And the less state control the better as far as I am concerned.

But yet, I am not like the other ‘progressives’ demanding open borders. Nor am I like the other ‘liberals’ demanding more state control.

We live in an inverted world.