“The left put their team before their beliefs. But hey, plenty on the right do so as well. Contra CL, libertarians tend not to be team loyalists in that sense. Notwithstanding his obsession about shitty victorian abortion laws, CL entirely fails to make the case that libertarians have surrendered to the left.”
My goodness. Did you fail CL? I would have thought that this case could be made and it would be like shooting ducks being dumped out of a helicopter after having their wings clipped.
Pedro I doubt that he failed. I think you probably need to go back and read it over and over and over until you get it. Or it might be that you won’t recognise it for lack of historical perspective. I could be wrong. I was wrong just this year. I COULD be wrong. But I doubt it.
You bet the libertarians are piss-weak in the face of leftists. Its like they are still desperately trying to get laid with dumb-left undergraduate chicks, such toadies are they to the left. Always looking over their shoulder.
Nixon asked William F Buckley Junior about the strange Californian rising in the Republican party. The one that everyone knew of, but that no-one ever knew. Nixon asked him “Bill…” he said. ” What do you make of this Reagan character ” he said (or words to that effect.) And Buckley said that Reagan was the only politician he’d met that really, truly, did not care what the NEW YORK TIMES was saying about him.
“I DON’T GIVE A GOOD GODDAMN WHAT THE NEW YORK TIMES SAYS ABOUT ME.!!!!!!!…….” said Nixon.
“DO I BOB?…..” he said.
Most libertarians are piss-weak under the leftist gaze and conservatives aren’t much better and thats just the way it is. Thats why we have to go for sovereignty up-front and libertarianism every day.
Libertarians fall like corset-strapped maidens, into the hairy hands of the patient leftists, in that libertarians always want to co-operate in leftist daydreams to atomize our culture, and thereby hand the left a tabula rasa, upon which to paint in blood and lives.
SOVEREIGNTY UP FRONT AND LIBERTARIANISM EACH DAY.
We don’t surrender strategic ground on sovereignty in order to gain tactical ground on libertarianism. Not now or ever.
Rather we go for sovereignty and yet package every step forward in such a way as to reduce governmental depredation with each new move.
So if we need to boost retirees incomes by a billion, out of decency, and out of the fact that with the old guys we have so little time to keep faith with them, then we can do that, but we will package in 2 billion of mass-sackings of public servants in ORDER to righteously do that.
So if we need to enhance the family farm as a pillar of our culture…. we can do that but only with tax-exempt agriculture and land tax thresholds. Never trade barriers. Never outright subsidies. Sovereignty and cultural strength through righteousness and libertarianism. And military strength when it comes to it. All aspects of which cannot merely be purchased off-the-shelf, or viewed in tangible form, with two good yet unlearned eyes.
We have to harden our act up and make our cultural foundations more robust. Setting forth to repair and strengthen our wounded culture, is not in contradiction with libertarianism. Because reducing the governments footprint with each move is the METHOD….. by which we enhance sovereignty and clean up our wounded society by recourse to bringing out the best things about our western heritage.