This article is my attempt to start an open dialogue with libertarians in the same vein as Darth Stirner’s “Fascist Libertarianism” article.
I also see a potential alliance and compatibility between occidental traditionalists and libertarians; at least, those of a more minarchist persuasion. Google analytics and social networking tends to support this idea.
It is my intent to argue that the liberty so many seek will be better achieved within a more TRS narrative. That even if you do not fully agree or wish to reflect on such a matter, extenuating circumstances and a growing Fifth Column moves towards forcing your hand one way or another.
Response to: The 5 stages of becoming an anarchist
Maybe you’re no longer an anarchist. But TRS? NO WAY.
Some day, however, you might be.
On the road to Right Stuff, there are five stages. And unlike ancap applications of the Kübler-Ross model, you will not come out posting profile pictures looking like a goofy motherfucker.
It is a popular argument among the “classical” liberals that theirs is the correct strain of liberal thought, that the popular leftism of today has deviated too far from its roots and is no longer viable.
The classical liberal types argue that their differences in application of liberal ideals are profound; we argue that they are superficial.
That is why, in this short article, we will compare the modern liberal’s infamous “Life Of Julia” with the classical liberal’s threadbare “Free Market.”
Bulbasaur hasn’t forgotten about you, my sweeties. The right-wing hate machine is still up and running.
While the blogging side of things has been admittedly slow, the Inner Party has been busy brainstorming new directions, thinking up new projects for the future.
This article intends to share some of what has been and what is being discussed with you, the loyal reader.
Why? Because here at The Right Stuff, we are authoritarian, meaning that we base all of our actions around the somewhat novel idea that SOMEBODY has to give a fuck about somebody else for things to move forward.
You’re going to die.
You will be buried, cremated, or left somewhere to rot.
Your name will fade into memory.
After enough years and enough people follow you in death, you will be forgotten.
How you lived your life will not change this ending. You face the same cold embrace and obliteration as Hannibal or George Washington or Hitler.
Yes, Humanity may remember names, it may even remember yours. Yet Humanity can never truly remember the people, the individual.
To be superior, a Master, an Übermensch is to eventually be reduced to a word smeared and distorted by idiotic and facile men. So it goes.
Humanity will continue along as it always has; you have only the obliteration of time to look forward to.
Let me begin by stating that I believe everyone reading this article will at least share my desire for a more orderly and prosperous society than what currently exists in the West today. With that said, my criticisms and considerations are mainly directed at libertarians.
I should preface that I myself have been a libertarian since 2007 or so. I supported Ron Paul in 2008 and would have liked to have seen him get the GOP nomination at least in 2012. Besides that I have read, watched and studied libertarian ideology since then, so don’t believe a return criticism that can be leveled at me is, “he just doesn’t understand libertarianism!” In fact, it is my understanding of the subject that informs these criticisms.
Libertarians desire a society that has more personal liberty, economic freedom and less “nanny state” molestation of the individual. These are indeed admirable goals, but their ways of achieving these are mistaken. Many think this can be done through either nonviolence and the non-aggression principle, or a sort of Fabian philosophical drift.
Seeing nothing new under the sun, I’ve come to think, as The Joker put it, “that is the one rule you’ll have to break to know the truth.” To paraphrase him, the only sensible way to live in this world and achieve your goals is not through the absence of rules(ers), but by not allowing everyone to decide on the rules.
Western politics in one picture. (Credit: Arman J.)
News Flash: Shortly after the President mentions he may work towards getting some milquetoast restrictions passed someday, a photo taken last year at Camp David emerges. It appears that between vacations and appearances on David Letterman, our First Citizen picked up a shotgun and fired for the camera.
(As an aside: It must suck having all spontaneity systematically removed from your life.)
Anyway, the responses to this picture were to be expected: criticisms of the President’s political stances, silly critiques of his firing stance, comparisons with Bush, accusations of hypocrisy, accusations of him being the best thing since sliced bread, random bleatings from Murray’s Wasted Life…