The dinner party was an often used social gathering that was in style in the 70’s and has been making a return over the last several years. People are enjoying one another’s company while sipping homemade margaritas, pina coladas (during summer), and eating homemade dips. Sounds great right?
There’s only one problem, none of the libertarians I’ve met (even the internet kind) get invited to them. So it got me thinking that a conspiracy may be afoot.
The Libertarian Party was founded in the 1970’s. They set up a bunch of state chapters to spread the message and started running candidates. There was an explosion of conventions and public forums. Shortly after, dinner parties went out of vogue… coincidence?
I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that a couple libertarians all hopped up on raw milk, gold dust and talk of Free States, made their way to a respectable dinner party. Instead of enjoying the hors d’oeuvres and polite dinner conversation, they found the nearest table and started a Tabling Event.
Everyone at the party was at first amused, but the mood quickly soured as these 1970’s libertarians started to hand out homework and book reviews for all the guests to complete. It was at this point that the word got out and the screws were put to any dinner party host who considered inviting a libertarian. 🙁 Since then the evening schedule of the average libertarian has not included the glorious revival of dinner parties.
(This story has been corroborated by third-hand eye witness testimony and a death bed confession by an unnamed founder of the Party. P.S. Anyone that does dinner parties is free to email me, I promise not to set up a table at your event.)