NEW COLUMN Offers A Hardcore Libertarian Take On The Storming Of The Capitol Building

Free Speech, Government, libertarianism, Liberty, Paleolibertarianism, Political Philosophy, Private Property, Taxation, The State

NEW COLUMN, “About Those Citadels of Statism (I Mean, Democracy),” examines the attack on the Capitol Building from the perspective of the “rock-ribbed libertarian—as opposed to the lite, establishment libertarian.”

For now, you can read it on WND.COM and the Unz Review.

An excerpt:

… A certain kind of libertarian, the good kind, distinguishes clearly between those who, like BLM, would trash, loot and level private property—the livelihoods and businesses of private citizens—and between those who would storm the plush seats of state power and corruption.

For the State is an entity that, by definition, forsakes the legitimate defense of the lives, liberty and property of its citizens. The State’s standard operating procedure is to fleece us without flinching, all the better to fatten its members and, reflexively, to increase their sphere of influence.

Libertarians who live by the axiom of non-aggression will always prefer the man who proceeds against the State, governed as it is by force, to the man who destroys private property, rooted as that institution is in peaceful, just, voluntary transactions.

There, I’ve said it!

It’s no secret that rock-ribbed libertarians—as opposed to the lite, establishment libertarian—view the State, certainly in its current iteration, as a criminal enterprise. For it operates with force and without the consent of the governed. …

… Truth be told, to the non-statist libertarian, those “citadels of democracy” mean very little that is good.

Our country is not to be equated with our Capitol. …

… READ THE REST.  NEW COLUMN, “About Those Citadels of Statism (I Mean, Democracy), is on WND.COM and the Unz Review.

Readers agree:

Sluggo56

Again Miss Mercer, solid and on target! Well stated! I am becoming a fan of your ability to see reality for what it truly is.

Kerry_C:

“this column is just so good and on the money, that I have nothing to add. This alone, ‘In contrast, the ragtag men and women of the MAGA movement stormed only the seat of power and corruption that is the State,’ is worth the price of admission.”

Uncle Ed

That was like a splash of cold water in my face. Thanks, I needed that.

*Image courtesy The Mirror

 

Amanda Gorman, National Youth Poet Laureate, Is Okay

America, Art, English, Founding Fathers, History, Literature

She’s intelligent and verbal, seems deeply—and unusually—attached to America’s Founders, the founding, and the founding documents; does not come across in the least as radical or resentful, and is certainly not in the mold of the New Democrats:

She is Amanda Gorman, national youth poet laureate, who recited her rather pleasant poetry at the Biden inaugural.

Here she is elsewhere:

Did Anything Memorable Happen In The Garrison City-State Of D.C., Today?

America, Elections, Pop-Culture, THE ELITES, The State, Uncategorized

Did anything memorable happen in the garrison City-State of Washington, D.C., today? Has “unity” happened? Fill me in, folks.

As the great philosopher Homer (Simpson) might have said, when he wanted to show as keen an interest as mine, “Can’t watch, eating.”  

*Image of “Washington D.C. quickly becoming home to regular manned and armed checkpoints around the ‘green zone’ and on highways to the city,” courtesy Twitter/@ryanjreilly

Winner (Chris Buskirk) Vs. Whiner (Matt Labash): MAGA Still Blatters The Establishment

Argument, Democracy, Donald Trump, Nationalism, Populism, Republicans, THE ELITES, The Establishment

The debate: “Is Trumpism toxic? Has the right gone wrong? Or was Trump its last chance? A debate between two Spectator writers“:

The loser, Matt Labash, a Never Trumpkin, launches with a lament, and is careful to flaunt his weird, regular-stiff credentials. Sir, you protest too much.

… Not to beat a dead horse, but in early January the President of the United States led an insurrection against his own government — with his droogs storming the Capitol, seeking to hang his vice president — which saw five people killed. …

… Driving a 16-year-old Honda. Getting paid in beef jerky by the editors of this magazine for our little exchange (did you get teriyaki-flavor, by the way?). Shopping at Walmart because there are few places elites like me can push a cart in our pajama bottoms with our ass tattoos hanging out without raising eyebrows.

Chris Buskirk for MAGA: “I sense [Trump] is not your cup of covfefe. …”

Read the debate between winner (Chris Buskirk) and whiner (Matt Labash), in which MAGA, in its righteousness, still blatters the insider establishmentarian.