Did Gary Johnson Use My Idea to Win Votes?

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Over at The Other Place, on a story about Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan, “Just Saying” writes:

I can see it now. Once the Libertarians accept Zoltan and transhumanism — don’t laugh, they embraced Goofy Gary, who once suggested on national television that the solution to global warming was space colonization — the party will have to come up with a new slogan.

First of all, concerning the actual story, I like Zoltan Istvan.  He is using the correct, scientific approach to politics.  Hopefully that means he will also embrace pro-White positions since these are entirely based on scientific realism.  While Zoltan has no realistic chance of winning as a Libertarian, I hope his run for Governor of California awakens the masses to science-based politics.  Gary Johnson AKA “Goofy Gary” was foolish for passing on Zoltan for his running mate in 2016, choosing statist Bill Weld instead (thus creating the embarrassing Weld my Johnson ticket).

The comment on IPR from “Just Saying” alerted me to something I did not know. Apparently, Gary Johnson’s 2016 approach to climate change was exactly the same as the approach I first put forward in 2014:

 It is indisputable that climate change will soon make Earth unlivable, but we shouldn’t pretend we can do anything to reverse it. Ultimately, we will choose either to perish with the Earth or find a new home. Given our limited capabilities Mars may be our only option.

Last September, Gary Johnson used this idea of dealing with climate change through human relocation during an interview on This Week:

“We do have to inhabit other planets. The future of the human race is space exploration,” Johnson told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” in offering a response on how to address the challenges posed by climate change.

I did not know Johnson took this position on climate change.  It obviously came from me, since I too was a contender for Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, and so, I was on Johnson’s radar.  I wonder how many other ideas Johnson took from me.  I have no way of verifying this, but perhaps my ideas are the reason Johnson’s vote percentage took such a jump from the 0.99% he won in 2012 to the 3.3% he won in 2016.  If that is true, imagine how much the party would have won if I was the nominee rather than Goofy Gary.

Perhaps it is for the better that that did not happen.  Libertarianism turned out to be dead.  And Donald Trump winning the election was best for the nation and White people in particular.  In fact, a Trump presidency will make it easier to implement the agenda I put forward during the 2016 campaign:

  • Trump’s pro-energy platform and plan to improve our relationship with Russia will make it easier to put together a joint U.S.-Russia operation to Frack Siberia to fund space exploration
  • Trump’s creation of economic prosperity and commitment to space exploration will help enable a return to the Moon (by 2020, according to Trump) and move us closer to putting a man on Mars, which we can then terraform and inhabit.  According to Andy Aldrin, “Sound market economics can be a real strong foundation to launching a mission to Mars and human habitation to Mars.”
  • California’s aversion to Trump’s policies, a consequence of California’s rejection of realism (and ultimately why they will reject Zoltan), is already fostering a secessionist movement.  California’s secession would have the same effect as splitting California because it too would lessen the overinfluence of California on national policy and make it easier to put in place nationalist policies that benefit the entire nation.

These things might not happen but they are much more likely under Trump than any other president in recent history.

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