The drone of Libertarian fantasies recently has caused me to wonder how Libertarian principles somehow got turned into an imagined reality. Today's random speculation is that it is because of Westerns. The seemingly endless supply of low-budget movies and then TV that populated my youth is actually the idealized Libertarian world. Think about it. Taxes mentioned rarely if ever. No restrictions on guns. Everybody living on a farm or ranch, with the occasional small town. Big cities are far, far away. Bad behavior always punished by good guys in white hats. Of course, the West of the movies never actually existed. If you want real history, go read it. Things like Elinore Pruitt Stewart's Letters of a Woman Homesteader. But, even if you accept the fantasy West as some kind of ideal, there is still a problem: most people are somewhat self-sufficient (at least day-to-day), living on their farms and ranches, far from cities. The fact is, no one can accurately describe what a Libertarian-ish urban world even looks like. It only works, even as a fantasy, in a rural world. But, the world has changed, and most of us either live in urban societies, or, interact very heavily with it (where does your iPhone come from)? Deal with it.