Libertarianism: The Cult
Over the last 6 years or so, the Libertarian movement has gained a lot of momentum (relatively speaking). The major catalysts have been Ron Paul and having a shitty government for the last 150 years or so. Despite the increase in the popularity, libertarians are still widely viewed as callous, kool-aid drinking loons. Now, being an Anarcho-Capitalist, Iím a little further down the road than Libertarians. And although I prefer to take things to their logical conclusion, I still have a soft spot for my freedom-loving brethren that are a little more accepting of a government. I stand here before you, today, to take a stand against the entitlement eating, on-your-knees for big government, ĎIím selfish and I donít care about the future of the country for my childrení assholes who call us a cult.
Yes, thatís right, I said a cult. People actually think that someone like me, someone who supported Ron Paul, has drank the kool-aid, that maybe thereís even a place for me in Waco, TX. Well, I resent that. And honestly? Itís not just because I donít like their views on government and society. Itís because I find it hilarious they canít see the irony and hypocrisy in calling libertarianism a cult.
Iím sure most of you remember being in grade school. Do you remember standing up first thing in the morning with your classmates, hand over your innocent little hearts, reciting the pledge of allegiance? You do? Excellent! Ok, nowÖHOW IS THAT NOT A FUCKING CULT? Kids who still believe in Santa Claus naively dedicate their loyalty to something they canítóin any possible wayóunderstand. Itís offensive. Itís barely different than the brainwashing the Nazis did to their children.
I could go on with this. I mean, donít even get me started with the undying support for the military. I find it sickening. If youíre one of those people who think libertarians are cult members, take a good hard look in the mirror. If you canít see the hypocrisy, then the problem is worse than I thought. That is all.