The odd thing that we Libertarians run up against is the phenomenon that, when we explain the principles of Libertarianism to those who really want to know, we have to be careful about using superlatives like “most” or “only” or “best” because the general public is trained to accept only homogenous explanations that conform to the egalitarian concepts fostered by the current collective mind-set because those terms tend to portray radical or “fringe” demeanor. And yet without such terms the true nature of Libertarianism cannot be expressed. We know that there are no methods or ideologies that can be argued against Libertarianism because at the end of the day, they are only rationalizations for authoritarian violence in whatever degrees and as such are just watered down, paltry justifications for bullying.
So…we view you as WRONG. To elect a bully task force to force me to hand over or cease anything YOU see fit, whether it be paying for fundamental rights through licensing or taking my legally purchased possessions that you don’t believe I should own or setting up boards and councils to tell me what I can grow on my land or to charge me for property I have already purchased or just extorting me for money that I have worked to earn…are WRONG.
So you see? There we are with one of these “superlative” words that people so abhor. “Wrong”. I am RIGHT and those who disagree, to whatever extent, are “WRONG” because the tenets of Libertarianism are FUNDAMENTAL. They are non-judgmentally designed to represent the most indisputable and basic rights of the “live and let live” philosophy.
Now, I’ll admit that this is a big pill to swallow for a lot of people, but most of those people have been force fed a diet of beliefs that they cannot get along in a world without government while the simple truth is (for most of us) that if we were suddenly to find ourselves on a desert island, we would eke out some form of existence. One thing is clear; when we strip away the dross and clutter and get down to living and paying attention to what life actually demands, we are much more willing to live with the foibles of others.
It’s all about the lowest common denominator of judgmental behavior and it would seem that the more we count on “authority” to do our thinking for us, the the less likely we are to make Libertarianism work for us.
So you see? We are right and you are wrong…simple. We’re like the Amish of politicos.