Wednesday, December 21, 2016

What Libertarianism Is

Most libertarians have it back-asswards. You don't impose libertarian principles on a society and sit back and watch it turn into a libertarian society, because it won't. Libertarian principles appear in a given society, maybe, when it has evolved from barbarism into a high-trust culture that leans towards individualism and keeps collectivism in its place. In all of human history, this seems to have happened exactly once, in Western Europe, especially in Britain, and attaining its most unadulterated libertarian system in the British colonies in North America. This wasn't a case of anybody thinking up libertarianism and trying to talk everybody else into it. It was a case of libertarianism evolving into existence and laws, essays, constitutions, etc., being written to acknowledge it.

So never mind Gary Johnson. Our libertarianism will be used, not blathered about in theory, and Trump will do the using. And the protecting of it. A genuine libertarian society, you see, has to be stable or it's libertarian only temporarily, that is, in effect, not libertarian.

For example, a libertarian society has to protect itself by not letting millions of non-libertarians swamp the country. That simple logic seems to be beyond the powers of most doctrinaire libertarians but plain as a pikestaff to the practical libertarian, Donald  Trump. If you doubt this, consider: If say, Hillary Clinton were to let in six million "Syrians" would we be a more libertarian country than if Donald Trump kept them out? The answer is obvious.

And if libertarianism has any meaning in practical terms, such meaning is forever connected to the ideology of the Alt-Right. Here's the kicker (keker?): without the Alt-Right, libertarianism is meaningless at best and counterproductive at worst.  And here's what Vox Day [link] has to say about that:

Understanding the Alt-Right

This is a pretty good exploration of the conceptual thinking underlying the 16 Points of the Alt-Right:

Otto von Bismark described politics as the art of the possible. Instead of listening to his advice, 20th century political theorists became idealistic, utopian, and mechanistic. It would treat a given variable as independent from the rest of the equation, when in fact it was webbed to the rest of society through a network of feedback mechanisms. “If we could only tweak this one thing, while everything else remains constant, we would be able to create a more perfect world.” The law of unforeseen consequences followed from this, leading to a great deal of misery and destruction.

An organic, holistic approach is needed – one which doesn’t shy away from hard truths – while avoiding the fallacy of world building. Castles in the sky have no place in adult discourse or political debates, and should be shunned by anyone who wishes to be taken seriously. I have no idea if the Alt Right will remain a viable movement, or if it will be taken over by aggressive, subversive interests, but whatever happens to the label itself, Vox Days’ points remain a good starting point for creating a new political understanding of the world which is eminently practical, and capable of leading us away from the brink of societal collapse.

1. The Alt Right is of the political right in both the American and the European sense of the term. Socialists are not Alt Right. Progressives are not Alt Right. Liberals are not Alt Right. Communists, Marxists, Marxians, cultural Marxists, and neocons are not Alt Right.

Neocons are best understood as Neo-Trotskyists, the dialectical response to Neo-Liberal Democrats, whose inevitable synthesis is Globalist Stalinism under the influence of figures such as George Soros.

2. The Alt Right is an ALTERNATIVE to the mainstream conservative movement in the USA that is nominally encapsulated by Russel Kirk’s 10 Conservative Principles, but in reality has devolved towards progressivism. It is also an alternative to libertarianism.

Libertarianism is an effect, not a cause, of a well ordered society.

Obviously, I'll be providing a considerably more in-depth treatment in time, but in the meantime, this is a productive continuation of the discourse.

You'll notice that the media, which is nominally eager to push forward all things Alt-Right, has avoided even mentioning the 16 Points like the plague, although they have been more broadly accepted by many across the Right than most of the figures and concepts they have attempted to elevate. That is because the 16 Points are eminently reasonable, obviously rational, and intrinsically sound, and therefore are not at all amenable to the media's false narrative.
That's what Vox Day wrote. A commenter on his site, "Some Dude," in addition to the quote on the second quibcag, wrote this:

How the west deals with the Jewish Question has always befuddled Western nations for centuries. Give them equal rights under the law - they use their verbal IQ to take over. Discriminate and pogrom - they start organising Bolshevik Revolution or using their agents in more powerful nations to flatten you and your bros. Hitler thought he could send them to Madagascar. Stalin to Siberia. Both eventually fell upon the Final Solution scenario after much disturbance and got removed. You can't have a functioning nationalist government of the (white) people, with jews around because (a) many jews don't see themselves as whites (b) owe loyalty to Israel (c) have a significantly different neuro profile to whites without intermarriage - higher IQ, lower affective empathy, schiz>autist. Its a very tough problem in political philosophy. Spain, Russia and the Germanic states have three wildly different approaches. Did Spain get the best deal? Jews contribute a lot to science and industry as well. Obviously creating a homeland for them doesn't help, even with the billion in tribute and fighting their wars. Tough cookie game theory problem. I'm sure someone somewhere has written a parasite-host modelling paper. Stationary bandit, of a different race. In the end, if the bandit isn't the same race as the servile farmer, history shows they are always expelled, eventually.

He says other interesting things as well. Go there and read the comments.
--------------Quibcag: Illustrated by Sera Masumi of Detective Conan (Meitantei Conan  名探偵コナ). Conan, AKA Meitantei Conan (名探偵コナン), who thinks forwards, not backwards.  The second is illustrated by Haruhi of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu) , and a random cartoon of TR that I found on the net.


  1. As societies go from low to medium to high to extreme trust, they discover they don't need petty laws enforced by threat of violence (Ostracism more than suffices 99% of the time).
    That is the key and cause of liberty.
    Rothbard found a bunch of pre-revolution PA Quakers living without "law". Duh. If all my neighbors were quakers, I would leave my door not merely unlocked but open and invite them to borrow what they needed. If all my neighbors were ISIS, well, the 2nd amendment is big here so they wouldn't be for long.

  2. "Rothbard found a bunch of pre-revolution PA Quakers living without 'law'. "

    I'm reminded of a bit from the movie *The Frisco Kid* (1979), in which Gene Wilder's Polish rabbi character traveling through the pre-railroad decades of the American West to take up a synagogue in San Francisco, had been plundered and abandoned by criminals during his journey through the Pennsylvania countryside. Desperate, he sees a number of Amish farmers (dressed "plainly") with a cry of "Landsmen! Landsmen!" to seek succor as he tries to speak in Yiddish to those Pennsylvania Dutch Americans.

    Who of course extended to that Polish rabbi the Christian charity commanded by our own Messiah.

  3. Inviting non-Christians in and wasting your charity on them is like the story of the dumb woman who shelters and succors a poisonous snake. All of you who grew up in the comfort and safety of Western Civilization do not know the World. The Lord has blessed your people and land for following His ways. The World is not a blighted morass of shit and mudholes out of random chance or luck. The Satanists wearing labcoats peddling their fake religion of "humanism" want you to believe the Universe was built by an EXPLOSION. They say you and yours are merely dumb beasts from the wombs of the Mighty Monkey. Spare yourself the sad and pathetic song and dance of these fakers and spurn their false song of globalism.
    Remember, DISCRIMINATION is the basis for all REASON. Its not for nothing that the stupid are said to not know their ass from their elbow. Lack of discrimination is the sign of fools and idiots. A discriminating man is a Good Man. A man of refined tastes and moderate character. Gentleman about town and Man of the World. A Man who knows what monsters lurk in the minds of lesser mortals. A Man who has conquered the lowly urges of the Id, but knows it lies in wait behind every fake smile of the scoundrel and criminal. Know Right and Wrong. Know which path is the path to Salvation. Your ticket is bought by Discrimination. You have Free Will to make a Choice. CHOOSE WISELY.

  4. I take it these Alt-Right Weebs aren't into NTR.