Is Libertarianism traditional or libertine w/Rik Storey. Hoppe, Tucker, Block or all the above?

The Mindcrime Liberty Show is joined by Rik Storey to discuss whether Libertarianism is a reactionary/traditional or liberal/libertine system of thinking? Is libertarianism about free love, abortion, and drugs as often times criticized by conservatives? Or is it a form of private landed patriarchal tyranny as believed by average social democrats and Noam Chomsky? We discuss the dispute between Hoppe, Tucker, and Block over what libertarian attitudes ought to be towards culture. Is Hoppe’s realistic strategy the correct strategy or is Tucker’s more liberal more likely? What is the underpinning culture of libertarianism? Is it traditional Christianity or Liberalism? Is Christianity traditional? What is libertarianism and Christianity’s relationship to family and children?

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  1. I don’t really give a damn about traditionalism as such but I think it’s obviously correct that libertarianism and legalistic individualism are products of ‘Western civilization’, especially early Aryans, Germanic, Greeks and medieval society, and that no civilization is remotely as close to these ideas in terms of religious or ideological attitudes which are at all common. The hatred/ignorance of leftists toward the true Origins of these concepts and institutions makes them theoretically retarded. As Sean Gabb says, liberalism was created by accident in European institutions and was destroyed by liberals.

  2. Nationalism, democracy and egalitarianism are, in practice, the antithesis of liberty and a product of trying to create a universal religion out of certain practical aspects of European sociery.

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