When Post-Libertarianism Becomes the New Libertarianism

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I noticed a while back Cyberpig Paulie Frankel expressed a desire to cede the “Libertarian” name to the Alt-Right.  He feels the strong Alt-Right presence in the Libertarian Party and its support of President Donald Trump has caused the term to be too closely associated with the Right.  Cyberpig now wants his views to be labeled as “Liberal.”  This makes perfect sense since “Liberal” fits best with the weird hybrid SJW/Anarchist views he espouses under his IPR persona.

This all got me thinking.  A few months ago, I declared Libertarianism dead.  I saw many previous libertarians like Stefan Molyneux, Richard Spencer, Chris Cantwell, and Augustus Invictus take the logical step after libertarianism to the Alt-Right.  But if many post-libertarians remain part of the Libertarian Party, doesn’t that mean they actually become the libertarians?

I am now rethinking my decision to leave the Libertarian Party.  If being Libertarian now means accepting reality, i.e. people have equal rights but not all races, cultures, religions or genders have equal value, then count me back in.  I am currently a member of the American Freedom Party and the Modern Whig Party, but these parties don’t seem to be going anywhere.  I am seriously considering rejoining the Libertarian Party and perhaps, once more, seeking its presidential nomination.  We’ll see how it goes.

 

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