But things are defined by their working and power; and we ought not to say that they are the same when they no longer have their proper quality, but only that they have the same name.
Libertarianism has become a term with a rather derogatory connotation. I dare suggest that it is experiencing an even greater division than either the Republican or Democratic parties, and the explanation for this is quite simplistic—whereas the Republicans and Democrats experience immense polarization due to their parties embodying diametrically opposed ideals, the Libertarian Party has been torn asunder by those on one end possessing liberal ideas, and those on the opposite end possessing Conservative ones—and the two constantly war against one another, despite being under the generalized title of “Libertarianism”. There are multiple problematic ideologies within the vile leftist, Antifa organizations that have successfully infiltrated, and thoroughly corrupted, the Libertarian Party.
1) They have diverted the party onto a dangerous path towards Anarchism. The leftists that have assumed positions of political power in the Libertarian Party are the epitome of an oxymoron. They reinforce ideals of alleged “tolerance and diversity”, e.g., Open Borders, the forced acceptance of Mass Immigration and a heterogeneous population overwhelmed by foreigners, political correctness and censorship (extending to even places of education), and other ideas allegedly intended to be peaceful, through the utmost violence, physical intimidation and blatant acts of domestic terrorism. They have most recently demonstrated this throughout their protests regarding the Trump campaign, in Washington D.C, U.C. Berkeley and elsewhere. They riot and destroy public infrastructure (like the violent riots that occurred outside of the U.C. Berkeley campus in February in response to Milo Yiannopoulos’s planned conference), attack civilians (like their assault of Richard Spencer and numerous other individuals, namely Trump supporters), obstruct highways, and commit arson. Their violent tendencies, in addition to their insistence that the U.S. government be completely obliterated so that they may rely upon mob rule and vigilante “justice”, are the epitome of disaster. They ironically deem the federal government a superfluous and counterproductive institution, all the while making violent political demands through tactics of intimidation and fear. These individuals are the definition of domestic terrorism, and their sympathizers have manipulated their way into the Libertarian Party.
“Hence it is evident that the state is a creation of Nature, and that man is by nature a political animal. And he who by nature and not by mere accident is without a state, is either a bad man or above humanity; he is like the ‘Tribeless, lawless, hearthless one,’ whom Homer denounces…”
2) They are anti-American. These individuals absolutely despise American discourse, tradition, and culture. They intentionally oppose our democratic processes as a Republic, most notably seen in their vehement opposition to the Trump Presidency. They burn the American Flag, denounce our President, blaspheme our country and those who protect it, physically assault and intimidate civilians, and oppose American democratic processes. This rebellious development was made prominent upon their insistence that the electoral college be abolished. They insist that every governmental action is detrimental to them, claim that taxation is theft (while completely disregarding the social contract that this country was founded upon, and the 16th amendment), and disrupt an otherwise civil society with chaos and terrorism. Recent visual footage of one riot occurring at U.C. Berkeley on March 4, 2017, demonstrates the most immensely despicable form of violence—the deliberate attack of the elderly and the vulnerable, by Antifa.
3) Many are sympathetic to Anarcho-Capitalism, the very definition of which is one of the most dangerous forms of anarchic chaos in history: It is the combination of this chaos with the enthusiasticallyrebellious, individualistic tendencies of mankind. It is the most radically hazardous form of Ayn Rand philosophy—unrestrained individualism combined with the abolition of the state. Ironically, this philosophy allegedly renders personal autonomy and property to remain intact while simultaneously being completely vulnerable, with no reinforced protection of legality to preserve it. Society inevitably falls into chaos, accordingly. The masses are led according to momentary, instinctive and violent tendencies. This is an evident result from the absurd ideology of the “Non-Aggression Principle.” The naive assumption that humanity is inherently benevolent, and, therefore, capable of arriving at a general consensus of peace without the reinforcement of a government, immediately jeopardizes any feasible way for civility to be reinforced. It is indeed a sad state of affairs, when sympathizers of Anarcho-Capitalism, a grossly destructive ideology that has proven throughout history to be an impossible endeavor, have come to infiltrate the Libertarian Party.
On the other side of the Anarchic spectrum within Libertarianism, there is Anarcho-Communism. Despite being the diametric opposite of Anarcho-Capitalism in several ways, particularly regarding economic policy, Anarcho-Communism is just as, if not more, detrimental to society. Within this ideology, there is a false conflation between institutions of “equality” deceptively manufactured by mankind, and legitimate freedom. Capitalism is deemed inherently detrimental to human nature, and instead a “collective” possession of society’s capital is embraced. Private property is abolished, and society is left at the mercy of man’s slightest impulsive whims. Taking into account these dangerously impetuous elements of Libertarianism, the left wing is, therefore, so incredibly volatile and discombobulated, held only together by gross, primal tribalism, that it is incapable of maintaining any firm general consensus, but instead is reliant upon gross evolutionary instinct.
Those who fear Anarchy and those who are afraid of absolute power, should, therefore, share the desire for a gradual development of provincial liberties.—Alexis de Tocqueville
(Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America)
Taking back the Libertarian Party will be no simple endeavor. The deep polarization that has occurred as a result of the Antifa’s infiltration has done incredible damage, both internally (within the party), and through society’s perception. The term “Libertarian” is now skewed to the Left, with the Conservative side being displaced by obnoxious liberalism. What is necessary is the pursuit of the individual aptitude: the quest for intellectual knowledge, so that our enemies may be defeated in debate, as well as physical aptitude, so that, if necessary, we may likewise defend ourselves against our foe, in war. We cannot allow the totalitarian, imperialistic domination of the Libertarian Party to continue. The Conservative side is the last bastion of hope for personal liberty, autonomy, and freedom. It is time to rise up, and fight back. Together we stand, one people, one party, one liberty. E Pluribus Unum!
“[N]or would I have you to mistake in the point of your own liberty. There is a liberty of corrupt nature, which is affected both by men and beasts, to do what they list; and this liberty is inconsistent with authority, impatient of all restraint; by this liberty, Sumus Omnes Deteriores… But there is a civil, a moral, a federal liberty, which is the proper end and object of authority; it is a liberty for that only which is just and good; for this liberty you are to stand with the hazard of your very lives.”
—Alexis de Tocqueville