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Revisiting Accusations of Being a ‘Reactionary’

Recently, I was given back access to the Twitter account I lost in October 2021. It had almost 21K accounts following it, and I am finding many of those followers are STILL ideologically possessed libertarians and anarchists. You can imagine the fun I’ve been having.

I know, I know, I said at the beginning of the year I was going to move away from writing about libertarians, but, as you can imagine, my Twitter posts have been met with great pushback from some of my former followers.

One Tweet that got quite a lot of anarchist/libertarian panties in a bunch this week was this one. (Click on it to see everything that I wrote)

Twitter avatar for @PeterRQuinones

Peter R. Quinones @PeterRQuinones
If the fact that I don’t want to allow, for example, Antifa to have guns, EVER, but specifically protecting a drag show for kids in Texas, or running around Kenosha burning the city down makes me a lib in your eyes, well, then who the fuck are you except someone defending the…
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Anti-Gunner Leaks 🏴‍☠️❤️👻🔫 @AGleaks

@PeterRQuinones @LouisLeFed @shortmagenfield Everyone gets access to guns. Everyone. Anything less makes you a lib.

One of the responses that has since disappeared into the ether contained the typical 80 IQ comment from a libertarian/anarchist about how I am a “Reactionary.” On January 11 of this year, I wrote about the term “reactionary,” but I’m going to come at it from a different direction today.

If I were to explain to someone my thoughts on what is wrong with modern policing and their response was, “Just abolish the police!” Would that be a “reactionary” response?


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