Mar 27, 2020, 10:08 AM
by Matt MacBradaigh
I had a couple of thoughts about Libertarians. It might not be as intellectual as some, but I think not insignificant.
- Libertarian criticism of others on the Right, Republicans in particular, compares the actual failings of (some) Republicans vs the theoretical offering of Libertarianism.
I.e, “(a few) Republicans compromise on gun rights, they aren’t true defenders of liberty. Join real defenders of liberty in our ideologically pure (on paper), but wholly untested practice in the field.”
Theoretically, in this example, R’s are totally pro-gun rights. In practice, Reagan, H.W. Bush oversaw gun rights restrictions, and bump stock bans under Trump.
Theoretically, L’s are totally pro-gun rights, but have NEVER cast a vote, or passed a bill, to empirically prove it.
When L’s want to lobby politicians for pro-gun rights (to keep the example consistent on this issue), they must lobby R’s to do their work for them. L’s didn’t cast a single vote to defend gun rights under Reagan, HW. Bush, Clinton (AWB), or under GW Bush for the sunset of AWB, or to defend gun rights post Sandy Hook, or post Parkland, FL, etc.
Given #2, it’s clear L’s aren’t even in the game. They’re watching, from the nosebleed cheap seats, and bitching about what the players actually did, armchair quarterbacking what they “should have” done.
I was reminded of this fact by Curt’s comment re: boys begging men to fight for them.
by Bill Smith
Agreed. The ones I’ve met have been adult adolescents who unconsciously associate with their mothers as Jung described in Aion: The Syzygy: Anima and Animus
They live spouting construct, never getting their hands dirty with interacting with their shadow… to continue with the jungian narrative.