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.

Sarwark Sees Justification for Violence at UC Berkeley Riot

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Libertarian National Committee chairman Nicholas Sarwark says the rioters at UC Berkeley were justified to use violence last week to prevent “dangerous faggot” Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking due to Milo’s “despicable” speech.  Sarwark said this after believing a fake news report that Milo was going to use his speech to list the names of UC Berkeley students in the country illegally.  He tried to save face by double-talking and calling the use of violence to silence speech as also “despicable”, but Sarwark is wrong to argue moral equivalency between violent riots and peaceful speech.  Even though Sarwark’s premise is all wrong, his defense of the violence shows his priorities, priorities shared by many in the now-dead libertarian movement.

Sarwark and his “Weekend at Bernie’s” followers favor protecting illegal aliens over protecting free speech. Apparently that’s what it means to be Libertarian now days. That is one reason libertarianism died. The Libertarian Party is no longer the party of the White man.  It is the party of illegal aliens and homosexuals.

Many let Sarwark know what they thought of his comments on Facebook. Breitbart published an article displaying a few of them.

Shane Trejo:

Milo is not a coward like so many Libertarians clearly are… because of smug full-of-shit pussies like Nicholas Sarwark, no self-respecting person can call even publicly themselves a libertarian these days without feeling embarrassed.

Chad Chaderson:

It seems like ‘libertarian,’ for many, is just a code word for social justice warrior.

Milo Yiannopoulos:

this idiot should stick to what libertarians actually know about — weed, Bitcoin and hacking — and leave slanderous rumor where it belongs. On CNN.

Here’s some more comments taking Sarwark to task.

Duke Becher:

So is the chairman for or against free speech and liberty? Getting hard to tell…

Robert Woods:

The fact that you are trying to excuse violence is despicable behavior. You can denounce Milo’s rhetoric while also denouncing the violence. You could then speak on proposals for immigration reform and not toss out the heart tugger about “destroying people’s lives,” which points to flaws when it comes to libertarian foreign policy. Will sending a undocumented person back to their home country actually destroy their life?
You are unpacking the box from the wrong end. We must first remove negative incentives for immigration before reverting immigration laws. Are you ok with undocumented students using federal tax dollars for their education?

Steven Sadowski:

The one thing I could always count on from the libertarian party was a sense of principle. It’s OK to make mistakes. It’s human, but to continue to deny that you got the story wrong, or more accurately, cannot prove your allegation is troubling. Aren’t you a lawyer? Please, just apologize, and let’s move on.

Pete Walker:

Not that, that particular outlet would have been the best option but you damn right he should call out illigals, there is a legal way of entering this country, and by undermining that process you essentially are telling the o es that came here LEGALLY “oh well, too bad you obeyed the law of he land sucker, you should have done it illigally and saved the money and paperwork!” And by using violence to disrupt the speech is atrocious ! Anyone who supports that behavior should be imprisoned along with the perpetrators. You fuckin morons still don’t understand why Trump got elected in the first place. WE THE PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF YOUR BULLSHIT !! WE THE PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF !! Paul Stanton stop supporting this ideology, if you ever want to ACTUALLY be elected into office in ANY capacity……

Patrick Bermudez:

Time for you to go Nicholas Sarwark, you are pushing the wrong agendas.

you are part of that group who calls themselves libertarians while guzzling subsidies, earmarks, monopoly, and corporatist crony partnerships from the hated “gubmint” then turn around and demand that the taxpayer bail out any fall out from these violations of market theory. You are turning the LP into a laughing stock.

The new “Libertarian Party” has a confused history on what libertarianism is. They have previously had individuals run for president like Bob Barr, a former Congressman who voted for the USA PATRIOT Act and the invasion of Iraq. Given this fact, it’s not entirely surprising that the party had a Hillary Clinton apologist run for vice president.

National LP policies have driven away many
normal intelligent common sense libertarians,
and is starting to resemble a cult.

Garion Ford:

The LP does seem to have been highjacked by SJW. it makes debates rather interesting with friends when I have crap thrown at me from my own party that sounds like it came from Sen Bernie Sanders.

Shane Trejo:

its one thing to not be a prick to immigrants. its another to spew baseless horseshit in a desperate attempt to virtue signal to leftists, which is what sarwark did with this post. and of course, he’s too much of an arrogant prick to admit how full of shit he is.

Your pathetic joke a political party won’t be getting any better, coward. Especially with lousy, worthless activists like yourself. That’s for sure.

Chad Chaderson:

you guys keep defending tranny bathrooms and siding with SJWs and we’ll stick to fighting for causes that actually matter.

Israel Anderson:

I sure hope this will be your last term as LNC Chair.

Scotty Sedlak:

Mr. Sarwark, I applaud you as a person who is doing (from what I can see) an excellent job of leading the Libertarian Party. But while I identify most as a libertarian, one of the main reasons I will not have anything to do with the LP is the stance on open borders. I totally agree that people should have freedom of movement to and from the country, but to ignore the threats that most certainly exist from foreign countries and individuals in order to inflate that idea of free travel to utopian levels is dangerous and foolish. There must be a border, they must be secure, and there must be knowledge of who is entering and why. To do otherwise is to wholly ignore the mandate of national defense which is one of the main reasons for the mutual union of States. With that said, a law stating that entering the country without proper authorization is a crime must also be enforced. Otherwise, the rule of law in a nation of laws does not exist. No matter how you personally feel, the law must be followed. If you don’t like the law, change it, don’t ignore it. And the law prescribes that those entering the country illegally must be deported. You can despise Mr. Yionnopoulos all you like, but I will not subscribe to a feel good system where government is based on emotion instead of logic.

Matt Nichols:

What an embarrassment for Libertarians. Take this SJW crap back to Tumblr and let’s get someone who won’t peddle this cultural Marxism under the guise of Liberty anymore

Sarah Copeland:

Are you intentionally ignorant, or is this purely by accident that you are spewing fiction that you’re trying to pass off as fact in a blatant attempt to gain favor with the progressive social justice warriors? Either you don’t have a clue what you’re doing, or you understand perfectly what you’re doing which makes it even worse. Step down and let someone with a spine and a set of balls lead the party.

David Larmore:

So, the libertarian party is engaging in spreading fake news, rumor and innuendo now?

No, it doesn’t explain violence. There’s no excuse for violence. Fake news, rumor and innuendo is no justification and/or logical reason for violence.

Bryan Burns:

Ok…let me try to follow. The guy who wrote this post, used unsubstantiated rumors in order to justify, or give a picture to feeble minded people of an “explanation” to riot in order to disrupt the free speech guaranteed in the constitution of these United States…
After using these rumors as an “explanation” to riot to stop free speech, his answer is that government has too much power. Apparently not caring that there is no protection of the free speech of the person he disagrees with, calls the person an asshole… because he is going to rat out people here illegally. After all, borders are imaginary lines.
Then I see someone on this thread using the fact that native Americans lands were stolen from them as a defense of some libertarian cause. Apparently, people came here across imaginary borders, stole their lands, infected them with various diseases, and they were relegated to second class citizens in their own land. Those open borders always worked out great for the white oppressors…didn’t it? Lol.
Some things are great in principle but leave results that are less than idea when implemented in the real world. There has to be some common sense. Free speech has to be protected or you give government the means to orchestrate riots in order to shut people up. Don’t think it would happen? Read the history books…the ones written before being rewritten for left wing agendas. Protest is GREAT. But never try to “explain” the destruction of others property and the denial of free speech to defend someone else’s right to be someplace illegally. It may be against libertarian principles to require any person to be denied entry for any reason (whether to farm or to blow up a city) but to destroy the very foundations of freedom of speech and property rights in order to obtain that imaginary unobtained principle is a dangerous thing. Work to make sensible immigration laws by reasonably swaying people, but not through unsubstantiated rumors and “explaining” away people’s violence ad destructive behavior. You will definitely lose those who have common sense

Joe Bonner:

This is why the libertarian party will never go anywhere. No, scratch that, this is why the libertarian party will remain a running joke.

“I mean look guys, its understandable that someone would throw Molotov cocktails at a Milos event over an unsubstantiated rumor made up after the fact, but like, what they should really so is vote against immigration laws.”

They did, they voted democrat. And no, they will never switch over to you because of your stance on cutting healthcare and welfare.

Greg Wainwright:

Sweet. Hey what’s your address? I think I’m going to move in to your house without asking. I’ll eat your food, use your utilities, and I’m going to hop on your health insurance plan. Oh, and I don’t speak your language so I’m going to have ask you and your family to change your customs and language to match mine. Sound good? I’ll be there by morning. You won’t even know I’m there. I’m not going to harm anyone.

Gage Czajkowski:

This is exactly why I left the libertarian party because of leftists like you who care more about the rights of illegals than the rights of American people

Parker G. Ward:

This is our Chairman folks. 1. Defends Bill Weld 2. Criticized Dr. Ron Paul, while defending Bill Weld. 3. Post a lie. 4. Defends the violence of the riots

Richard Dunkin:

I guess I know why I’ve never seen you discuss your absurd position with Stefan Molyneux. You don’t factor in the presence of a welfare state in the US. You also don’t factor in the lower average IQs of most 3rd world immigrants. The libertarian utopia you seek will never exist if you lower the nations average IQ by just a few points to the low 90s. I am amazed how the LP has changed to full on globalist. If you keep this up, you will never get my vote for president again, and I’ve voted LP for president 5 times in my life.

Doris D’Antonio:

Oh my God, I thought they were extinct. I guess they’re not. As per this, there is at least one total asshole left on the planet.

Make your voice heard.  Tell Sarwark what you think about his comment.

Then, do your country a favor and report any illegal aliens you know to ICE at 866-347-2423 or report them online.

Libertarians, it’s somewhat sad that libertarianism is dead, but there are ways to move on.  Bury the libertarian corpse and join us in the Alt-Right.  The American Freedom Party is a good place to start.

Three Ways

Over at IPR, Nate gave his two cents on what the Libertarian Party can do for its presidential ticket in 2020. For those of you hanging on to libertarianism, which Nathan Norman declared as dead, here’s some good ideas:

I see three ways for the Libertarians to go in 2020

1. Nominate anarchist neckbeard. Beg for money to get him to libertarian dinner clubs around the country. Raise enough to make it to some of them. Disappoint the rest . Do lots of podcast interviews with 40 year old virgins and literally dozens of listeners. End up with 0.2%, completely irrelevant to result. Congratulate each other for finally nominating a “real libertarian.” Trump wins all 50 states, loses only in DC.

2. Nominate William Weld. Do better than ever before. Split the liberal vote. Help Trump win all 50 states, losing only DC.

3. Recognize the reality that most libertarians actually support President Trump. Co-nominate the President for re-election. Focus on local races they may actually have some chance to win. Trump wins 50 states, loses only DC. Filibuster-proof Republican majority in the Senate. Huge Republican majority in the House. Republican control of state houses and Governorships up to 40 plus by this time. Trump nominees revolutionizing the judiciary branch. Military and police firmly behind the Commander in Chief, and he firmly behind them. ISIS, Mestizo invaders, China, Democrats, liberals, criminals, looters, rioters, communists, feminists, BLM, and other enemies of the USA and the West all being routed everywhere you look. Trump, Putin, LePen, Farange and friends leading the Euro-American alliance to glorious victory.

Andy Jacobs is aggressively against option #2, he wrote:

Jesus-fucking-Christ! Shun, ban, what the fuck difference does it make? How about kick his ass out of the party? Do I have to be any more blunt? If Weld shows his mug at another LP meeting, call the Hans-Hermannn Hoppe physical removal service. Burn his membership card and remove his name from the list of party members. This guy is a toxic establishment scumbag who massively screwed the party and the cause over on multiple occasions. Keeping him around and giving him another chance to screw us sends the message that we are the world’s biggest suckers, which will attract more con-men like him. So to hell with this guy.

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Bill Weld AKA Weld my Johnson

Thomas L. Knapp Nails Crapozzi with Janitor Analogy

Thomas L. Knapp totally nailed Robert Capozzi AKA Crapozzi on IPR yesterday with an analogy likening the Libertarian Party presidential ticket of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld to custodial workers.  Crapozzi is a notorious IPR troll known for his long, esoteric rants in which he overuses acronyms and abbreviations.  His posts are perhaps some of the worst drivel ever written in the English language.  Famously, this year, he received a hilarious insult from enlightened commentator “natural born citizen”, who, after being told by Crappozi that believing an assertion he made required the wearing of a “tinfoil hat”, told Crappozi “you seem to have your tinfoil hat shoved up your ass.”

In yesterday’s discussion concerning the Johnson-Weld ticket, Knapp wrote to Crappozi:

You’re talking about whether the floor should be mopped or swept, hardwood or linoleum, what color and texture the floor should be.

I’m talking about whether or not janitors Gary Johnson and William Weld mopped the floor as they were hired to do, or whether they decided to do something else, maybe even something that made the floor dirtier.

Crappozi responded in his unbearable style:

As a hyper-technical matter, based on 89er rules, no. Nor did the JC and your chairman, as I understand it.

You have the choice of accepting that, or you can start a campaign of retribution against the many interlopers who’ve disappointed you and the like-minded.

Stepping outside the hyper-technical construct, most would not be as hyper-literal in complying with the rules. People drive 60 in 55 MPH zones all the time, and cops don’t bat an eyelash. People recognize that common practice sometimes diverge from the law.

To which Knapp replied:

OK, at least now we’re finally talking about the same thing.

While the janitors were taking a dump on the floor instead of mopping it as they had been hired to do, I did make an issue of it to the extent I was capable of doing so.

Now that the campaign is over, I’m not particularly interested in retribution. I’ll do what I can to help the LP not make the same mistake yet again. There may be a few people whose judgment I will not trust in the future based on their past mistakes.

If, in my view, this particular problem continues to be chronic and I lose faith that it can be corrected, I won’t be interested in retribution, either. I’ll just move on to some vehicle other than the LP.

Wow!  Talk about a burn!  Our friend Andy Jacobs sums it up nicely in a comment he wrote years ago:

Then Robert Capozzi turns into Robert Crapozzi as he sits there with a stunned look on his face and starts breathing heavy while crapping in his pants.