I never felt like I needed a ponysona before because I don’t want to BE a pony. A ponysona is more like a mascot. I did not see the point of that. However, I finally thought of something that I can use as a representation. Meet Crypto Anarchy!
Friendship is Magic should actually be called Friendship is Rational because every episode is not simply a story about friendship, but quite an insightful analysis of the mutually—reinforcing benefits of interpersonal relationships. The characters do not simply learn virtue by unquestioned instruction or blind imitation; they learn precisely how consequences result from their actions and attitudes. They see how friendship gives them the opportunity to learn new tricks or to play to their strengths and to depend on others to support their weaknesses.
But what happens when the theory of friendship is applied to all of society rather than merely a small clique? This is what the season 2 episode Hearth’s Warming Eve attempts, and the result is absolutely the greatest dramatization of Libertarian class theory that I have ever seen. We see a society divided by a mistrust and hatred propagated by the upper class rulers of each group. We see how this division harms the lower classes, who all yearn for peace and cooperation. And finally we see how harmony is finally achieved by removing the rulers from their positions.
This article is about one of my favorite episode of Friendship is Magic, which is called Green Isn’t Your Color. This is an episode about sadomasochistic sexual experimentation, and throughout the topic is handled in the most nuanced, compelling, and enlightened manner imaginable.
One of the delightful features of Friendship is Magic is its hard—hitting treatment of real issues. Over a Barrel is about culture clash, war, and the power that trade has to diffuse aggression. Other than the two—part episodes, Over a Barrel is certainly one of the most dramatic episodes of the series, and it comes with a terrific libertarian message too!
The episode begins with Rarity hard at work constructing a gown, which is now in its earliest stages, for her night at the Grand Galloping Gala, whereupon enters Twilight to ask if Rarity might repair a rent in the dress which she plans to wear. Rarity declares Twilight’s drab, childish dress to be inappropriate for the Grand Galloping Gala and insists on making a new one for her. The situation escalates from there as Rarity learns that neither Applejack nor Rainbow Dash are prepared with sumptuous garments.
The New My Little Pony Show
This article was originally published at Libertarian Longhorns.
I recently watched an episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic that, I thought, sheds a lot of light on the mentality of the statist upper class. For those of you who inexplicably have not been watching this new show, let me explain the premise. The show takes place in the land of Equestria, a land populated by brightly colored ponies, some of whom have wings or unicorn horns. Twilight Sparkle, a purple unicorn pony who is too engrossed in her studies of magic and ancient lore to bother with friends, is charged by Princess Celestia to study friendship, probably funding her with a government grant. As the series goes on, Twilight learns about maintaining good interpersonal relationships.
So yes, this is a show about a girl who gives up studying science so that she can hang out with her friends all the time. Just the role model we need for girls these days. And mooching off the taxpayer the whole time too!