LIBERTARIAN SHOULDN’T MEAN “STUPID”
What libertarian means to me is: (a) a preference for liberty above all other political preferences, and (b) that all rights can be reduced to property rights, and (c) that I actively pursue obtaining liberty for myself and other a daily basis by sacrificing my time and effort to pursue it.
LIBERTARIAN SHOULDN’T MEAN “WRONG”
It does NOT mean that I agree with rothbardian ethics. Or that I think rothbard’s strategy of relying on the work of the french anarchist and jewish resistance movements, instead of the process by which property evolved in the high trust societies. In fact, I am pretty confident rothbard was a little bit right, but damagingly wrong.
LIBERTARIAN SHOULDN’T MEAN “FAILED”
So if libertarian means failing, and being wrong, then I’m not libertarian.
LIBERTARIAN SHOULDN’T MEAN “ROTHBARDIAN”
If you mean ‘rothbardian’ then no I am not a rothbardian since that would be irrational.
LIBERTY IS THE PRODUCT OF ARISTOCRACY:
The organize application of violence for the purpose of suppressing all involuntary extractions – including criminal, unethical, immoral, corrupt and conspiratorial actions. All of them.
PROPERTY RIGHTS ARE WHAT’S LEFT ONCE YOU SUPPRESS ALL CHEATING.
Property rights are what remain once we do that. You can suppress less, and have weaker property rights, and suppress more and have stronger property rights, but the velocity of your economy and therefore your wealth is predicated on the degree of suppression of involuntary extraction you suppress through the organized application of violence.