By Peter R. Quinones
One would think it’s just a given that when the government or one of their cut-outs is pushing to do something that will harm the individual, you don’t support them in any way, shape or form. Dave Smith paraphrased Daniel McAdams on a recent episode of my podcast saying that in the run-up to the U.S. government’s unconscionable invasion of Iraq in 2003, if a “libertarian” was writing articles about how Saddam Hussein was a monster, even if it were true, they were contributing to the propaganda and war effort. Much the same way many ‘libertarians” sided with the CIA in the attempted coup against Trump in relation to Ukraine-Gate. You don’t side with monsters, ever!
Which brings me to a more current subject; the lockdowns, “mask-world” and vaccines in regard to the Covid-19 “pandemic.” It appears that many “libertarians” want to have it both ways.
They want to appeal to the masses (“wear the mask” – “it’s a private business”) while claiming they don’t want the State to mandate anything related to these issues. I’m sorry, but that’s not going to work. In my opinion, the appeal to the masses has to do with that air of respectability they wish to cultivate with the populace when it comes to their “libertarian” beliefs. But the ideology of libertarianism you promote is radical to the normie to say the least. Or it should be! Do you want to be democrat or republican lite? Good luck!