PART VI: The Different Species of Libertarian

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There are some beautiful ironies here.  People like Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Glenn Beck, and the tea party “patriots” who cling to the notion of being “libertarian” and worshiping the absolutely vile Ayn Rand, are not what the original notion of libertarian was all about.

They were people Ayn Rand despised.

More importantly, Rupert Murdock, the multi-billionaire who owns FOX and the WSJ is a devout libertarian.  He was even on the board of directors of the Cato Institute at one time.

Don’t ever think this is NOT a war against the GOP.

Don’t ever think Libertarians losertarians are all alike.

Far from it.

Once upon a time, a libertarian was a left-over hippie.  They wore their tie-dyed t-shirts over shorts and underwear made of hemp.  Their sandals would be made of hemp.  They shampooed their long hair in hemp based shampoo.  While they advocated the expansion of the hemp industry they smoked a substance also made of hemp.

They still do.

A true libertarian advocates the legalization of marijuana and other narcotics.

In other-words they were are pot-heads.

Did you know that ONLY 14% of Americans consider themselves libertarian?  In a move that represents the actual dishonesty of the tea party numbers, when polls are done to ask how many people are actually libertarian – they cheat! The poll questions are phased in such a way as to misrepresent what they believe in order to vastly inflate their numbers.

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REAL libertarians are basically quite liberal.

“…The political platform of the Libertarian Party reflects its brand of libertarianism, favoring minimally regulated, laissez-faire markets, strong civil liberties, minimally regulated migration across borders, and non-interventionism in foreign policy that respects freedom of trade and travel to all foreign countries…”

“…The preamble outlines the party’s goal: “As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.” Its Statement of Principles begins: “We, the members of the Libertarian Party, challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and defend the rights of the individual.” The platform emphasizes individual liberty in personal and economic affairs, avoidance of “foreign entanglements” and military and economic intervention in other nations’ affairs and free trade and migration. It calls for Constitutional limitations on government as well as the elimination of most state functions. It includes a “Self-determination” section which quotes from the Declaration of Independence and reads: “Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of individual liberty, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to agree to such new governance as to them shall seem most likely to protect their liberty.” It also includes an “Omissions” section which reads: “Our silence about any other particular government law, regulation, ordinance, directive, edict, control, regulatory agency, activity, or machination should not be construed to imply approval.”…”

The numbers reflected in this Cato Institute study

Cato Institute Study

THE GREAT VIGUERIE TAKE-OVER

In 2008 Richard Viguerie took over the libertarian party.

Independent Political Report

“Real” libertarians were outraged.

Nolan Chart

You might want to note this statement Viguerie made slamming Neo-Cons, of which The Pink Flamingo considers herself one.

“…Neoconservatives are often former liberals and democratic socialists who have acknowledged the failure of liberalism and socialism to solve society’s problems, in the sense of the old saying, “A neoconservative is a liberal who’s been mugged.” Most older neoconservatives are former members of the branch of liberalism and democratic socialism associated with New York intellectuals; they rebelled against policies that condoned or promoted Communism….”

That was the lie that Viguerie used to take over the libertarians.

“…Sunday, it was announced that Mr. Viguerie has purchased the popular blog Third Party Watch, which until now has been a largely unmoderated site where proponents and opponents of all third party candidates could freely express their views.

Monday morning, longtime libertarian activist and Third Party Watch contributor Tom Knapp attempted to post a piece about a highly critical story appearing in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about Bob Barr’s fundraising practices. Within minutes, his piece was deleted and his previous posting privileges on the site were revoked.

Clearly, Barr and Viguerie are attempting to gain control of the LP so that Barr can campaign on a conservative/libertarian hybrid platform and Viguerie can extend his fundraising empire into the libertarian quadrant of the political universe. If they succeed, the Libertarian Party will become just one more mouthpiece for malcontent Republicans.

This makes the attempts of some Libertarians to get back to first principles, such as by restoring the 2004 platform, all the more important….”

AYN RAND NOT A LIBERTARIAN

The fascination that libertarians have with Ayn Rand is interesting, considering Rand had NO use for them.

“…Ayn Rand condemned libertarianism as being a greater threat to freedom and capitalism than both modern liberalism and conservativism. Rand said of libertarians that: “They are not defenders of capitalism. They’re a group of publicity seekers… most of them are my enemies… I’ve read nothing by a Libertarian (when I read them, in the early years) that wasn’t my ideas badly mishandled—i.e., had the teeth pulled out of them—with no credit given.”

In an 1981 interview, Rand described Libertarians as “a monstrous, disgusting bunch of people” who “plagiarize my ideas when that fits their purpose.”..”

Ayn Rand Institute

RON PAUL LOSERTARIANS

The Nolan Chart

BIG MONEY LIBERTARIANS:

Is it possible that today’s losertarian movement is kept alive ONLY because of billionaires like the Koch brothers and Rupert Murdock, along with a cast of dozens?

“...Koch was the Libertarian Party‘s vice-presidential candidate in the 1980 presidential election, sharing the party ticket with presidential candidate Ed Clark. The Clark–Koch ticket promised to abolish Social Security, the Federal Reserve Board, welfare, minimum-wage laws, corporate taxes, all price supports and subsidies for agriculture and business, and U.S. Federal agencies including the SEC, EPA, ICC, FTC, OSHA, FBI, CIA, and DOE. The ticket proposed legalization of prostitution, recreational drugs, and suicide. The ticket received 921,128 votes, 1.06% of the total nationwide vote, the Libertarian Party national ticket’s best showing to date.

After the bid, according to a book by Brian Doherty, an editor of Reason magazine, David and his brother Charles viewed politicians as “actors playing out a script” and they wanted to “supply the themes and words for the scripts” by influencing “the areas where policy ideas percolate from: academia and think tanks”…”

THE TP CONNECTION

“...In 1984, Koch founded, served as Chairman of the board of directors of, and donated to the free-market Citizens for a Sound Economy. In 2004, this organization separated into Americans for Prosperity Foundation and FreedomWorks. Koch continues as Chairman of the Board and gives money to Americans for Prosperity Foundation and to a related advocacy organization, Americans for Prosperity. A Koch spokesperson issued a proactive press release stating that the Koch’s have “no ties to and have never given money to FreedomWorks”…”

FOX LIBERTARIAN BRAINWASHING

“…Murdoch identifies himself as a libertarian….”

Increasingly FOX News has come out of the closet, promoting libertarian theology and principles.  There is a very good reason. The boss is libertarian.

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7 thoughts on “PART VI: The Different Species of Libertarian

  1. Yes there are many different ‘denominations’ within the Libertarian faith. Its really no different than the numerous divisions you see in Christianity.

    For instance, within the Reformed branch of Protestantism there is a group known as ‘HYPER-CALVINISTS’ that over-emphasizes one aspect of God’s character at the expense of another. Think of them as ‘SUPER PURITANS’.

    Another definition is that “a hyper-Calvinist is one who goes beyond and over the bounds of what Calvinism (or biblical Christianity) teaches”. Does this remind you of anything? Hmm? Maybe another religion? One based upon Political Purity?

    And on the opposite end of the scale you have Extreme Arminianism and Pelagianism that over-emphasize human freedom and HUMAN FREE-WILL (as compared to God’s grace). Does this also remind you of anyone or any political group?

    Today’s extreme Liberal Theology is based upon a synergy (mixture) of Arminianism, Pelagianism, Oneness cults, works based Liberal cults, Liberation theology, Spiritualism, Mormonism, Neo-Paganism, Witchcraft, and so on, all mixed up into an American Libertarian religion where Sin doesn’t really exist and Christ was just some guy and the Bible is just a bunch of stories….

    The main appeal to Libertarianism is that it has everything Christianity has, including its own Eschatology (Endtimes based on Economic ruin), Prophecies and Profits, SALVATION (by Ron Paul) and a Savior (or Saviors) like Palin and Beck. It really is the complete modern religion for the modern man.

  2. Yes. Libertarianism is a ‘Religious’ cult. But its more than just a simple religion! It has its very own set of beliefs, its own world view, and it is the answer to all of life’s questions. To its devoted followers everything can be fixed (or saved) through Libertarianism as long as you believe.

    So, like Christianity, Libertarianism really is a FAITH based movement. They truly believe in Ron Paul. They have FAITH in him and only him. He is their long awaited Messiah.

    If you fail to believe in the Ron Paul, the way they do, then you are a heretic, a blasphemer, a demon. And if you dare to criticize the Messiah Ron Paul they will come after you the way radical Muslims go after critics of Muhammad. They are very devoted to the gods they serve.

    Libertarianism provides them with the path, the truth, self-righteousness, salvation, and forgiveness of their sins. Yes, you can be forgiven (for voting Republican) as long as you believe in the TEA America will be saved.

  3. The big split amongst us Libertarians these days is over foreign policy/defense. We have left-libertarians who are pacifist non-interventionist types – basically surrendertarians, and then we have pro-defense libertarians who recognize the threat of Islamo-Fascism.

  4. Its not that simple Eric!
    There is far more to the religion of Libertarianism than differing views on foreign policy and defense.

    In fact there are more similarities than differences when you look at the whole picture. Take Drugs for instance, or the Libertarian view on total freedom to do anything no matter how evil as long as ‘they think’ or ‘claim’ it hurts no one!

    The Libertarian views on Abortion, Homosexuality and many other SINS is just as bad as the LIBERALS. It is IMPOSSIBLE to be a Political Libertarian and a saved Christian.

    Also, you cannot overlook what LIEbertarians have said about Ronald Reagan (a good Christian man) for over 30 years! And the LIES about GW Bush and his father (both good Christian men). And we are not talking about little differences of opinion, we are talking about Libertarian LIARS that make Goebbels look like an everyday common pundit.

    The bottom line is that Libertarianism (like liberalism) is a satanically inspired religion that worships sex and drugs and money, freedom, dishonesty, false prophets and false gods. It is the road to hell.

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