UPDATED (1/22): NEW COLUMN Offers A Hardcore Libertarian Take On The Storming Of The Capitol Building

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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.

 

This is perhaps the BEST column I’ve ever read in a long time.

The bolsheviks’ reaction to the riot at the capital It reminds me of a line from the musical “1776”,

“A rebellion is always legal in the first person, such as “our rebellion.” It is only in the third person – “their rebellion” – that it becomes illegal.”

*Image courtesy The Mirror

 

One thought on “UPDATED (1/22): NEW COLUMN Offers A Hardcore Libertarian Take On The Storming Of The Capitol Building

  1. Matt Ray

    Very powerful and necessary article. While I haven’t kept up with Breitbart, I’ve seen the responses from the Beltway libertarians and they’re indistinguishable from CNN complete with the platitudes about democracy, which, of course, has nothing to do with freedom. Indeed, many are the same people who cheered on BLM and their destruction of *private* property, which is the key for any libertarian worthy of the name. Also, as you’ve rightfully pointed out, BLM are, above all, anti-white. Yet, we don’t hear a word about this from Con Inc., though we hear about imaginary white supremacists endlessly, including on Fox News. Contrary to Matt LaBash, it’s very easy to distinguish the protestors at the Capitol from Antifa. The former took on a vast criminal enterprise while the latter terrorize right-wing dissidents – private citizens – with no political power to prevent them from exercising their first amendment rights. And under the regime of anarcho-tyranny, they’ve increasingly succeeded with no opposition worth mentioning from Con Inc. and the Beltway libertarians. Ultimately, I see secession as both necessary and inevitable so it’s my hope that this experience has more Trump voters questioning the union made compulsory by Lincoln.

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