Libertarian Follies, Part 2Sunday, May 18, 2014
I am going to have a bit of fun with this post that I originally plopped on Facebook. It created quite a stir, which was quite a surprise for me. I have made some edits to the original post.
The obsessions, on the part of many libertarians, with claiming allegiance to “thick” libertarianism (as opposed to “thin” libertarianism), has made me view so much of the libertarian movement, these days, as perpetual fucktardianism. All the underemployed libertarian “intellectuals” who don’t have real jobs are jockeying for position in the new narcissism.me movement that still has not produced a single productive business model that will survive the times, let alone the profitability test.
Yet all of the ass-sucking, too-much-time-on-their-hands cultists who religiously follow these losers are jacking off over bow ties and hollering about unnamed libertarian “racists” because they have nothing better to do with their time other than troll the incessant, self-glorified posts of these libertarians and claim allegiance to every piece of crap that they squeeze out of their ass. And there are plenty of blind followers out there to give these libertarians the time and attention they desire.
Then there is Brutalism, the latest abstraction over which the lefty libertarians are smitten. Brutalism?? Seriously? What attention-seeking, rotted tripe. There are plenty of excellent posts that deconstruct this absurd notion of libertarianism, so I will not enter the fray on this point. Unfortunately, there are many “libertarians” who are desperate to join this circle of B.S. in order to keep their movement alliances so they can “grow” their opportunistic tendencies and gain a small paycheck or two, even if paid libertarianism is only a remote possibility for them. Pay attention, closely, to the libertarians who have drastically switched sides in terms of their alliances and philosophical groundings. Those folks who formerly despised each other are now best buds, and some of the formerly anti-Kochtopus libertarians are now fully engaged, and occasionally paid, by the Kochtopus. (Here is Part 1 of three parts on the Kochtopus by David Gordon.) If you have blinded yourself to these total ideological transformations, you need to reclaim your knowledge within your world of ignorance.
Christopher Cantwell is doing a good job of keeping up on the action in the ‘Thick vs Thin’ domain. His appearance on the Tom Woods Show is a nice addition to the infighting drama. He refers to the above mentioned alliance shifting as “jumping ship” on Tom’s show, and he is precisely correct. Christopher and Tom Woods are also correct in noting that this “infighting” is, at this time, worth paying attention to because the egalitarian mission of the “Thicks” is attracting a smallish yet dedicated cult that is working hard to redefine libertarianism to conform to egalitarian leanings. Also, it’s just plain fun to pay attention to the libertarian movement’s train wrecks and IdiotFests long enough to be educated on the day-to-day drama.
I intentionally left my post on Facebook wide open for others to read and share, knowing full well that it could go semi-viral. What is most interesting is that my Facebook post drew enough attention from the Thick Libertarians that I was contacted, via email, by David Luntz, the entrepreneur who started Liberty.me. While that is interesting on its own, it’s even more compelling that he cc’d Lew Rockwell with his email to me, assuming that perhaps Lew has some influence over me and my occasionally animated ways. Mr. Luntz was not pleased with my comments about Narcissism.me, which, by the way, were not entirely directed at his Liberty.me. He seems like a nice enough guy, so I will respond to him in kind, and continue these posts. If he gives me permission to post his email, I will indeed post it along with my response.
Here is the link to “Libertarian Follies, Part 1.”