WHAT THE FUCK IS A "LIBERTARIAN"???
Or Some Old Right-Wing Hypocrit Who Smokes Pot?
I came across a weird British blog some damn how. It was full of racist diatribes from English and American white trash, claiming to be "Libertarians." They exhibited the usual conservative confusion of traits: Love of Authority, hatred of Government. Support for the military & police, refusal to enlist in the military, and resistance to paying their fair share of taxes to support them. Insistence that they be heard, refusal to hear anyone else. Crowing over dubious electoral victories, even as they claim they themselves are a powerless minority. And, of course, lots of barely disguised racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia; all dressed up in the attitude that (relatively) affluent "Christian"/ conservative/ straight- white males are a wronged minority. Real wack-jobs.
Is it no longer kewl among young white dudes (it's almost all males) to admit to being Republican, in the U.S.; or Conservative, in England? That's cool. But not if they're simply hiding out in this "Libertarian" drag. I understand the notion of libertarianism. I don't think most of them do.
In practice, it always seems to boil down to the same old Republican/ Conservative horseshit, with a soupcon of "Let's legalize- marijuana," prostitution, or some other vice; which they deny at election time. If you press them on their attitudes, philosophy or voting habits, they react like typical Right-wingers: As a group, they ignore the substance of your arguments and attack you personally: Questioning your manhood/ femininity, patriotism/ nationality, that sort of nonsense.
I can't imagine what makes them think they're some new breed of political animal. In those few places where an official Libertarian Party exists, they garner virtually no votes. If they're taking away votes from the Repukes, fine. But it doesn't amount to much. A young Nazi's rebellion, or an old one's cry for pot & pussy. That's about it. Hilarious, and sad. "Libertarians!" Hah!
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