Category Archives: Philosophy

A Strategic Libertarian Case Against Non-Violent Degeneracy

Anarcho-Lobbyist vs. Free The Nipple

Ask ten different libertarians about their political priorities, and you’re likely to get ten different answers. These might range from the quite moderate like marijuana decriminalization or a tax reduction, all the way to the more dramatic like the complete overhaul or abolition of the entire State apparatus. Ask still others, and you’ll find priorities that aren’t libertarian at all. Like gender equality, fighting paranoid notions of racism, or combating the social stigma of certain behaviors, often involving sex or drugs.

Why Libertarians Are Hopeless

Why Libertarians Are Hopeless

I’ve come to some revelations as of late which have radically altered my worldview. It has been as upsetting as it has been exciting. For several years I have expressed my frustrations against certain elements of the libertarian movement which might most recognizably be categorized as leftist. I am far from the first to see their presence as a disaster and even dangerous. This is a very old problem, and it gets worse by the day. I have recently become

Interview: I View Them As Vermin

Interview: I View Them As Vermin

I was recently invited onto the “Liberty Hangout Podcast” to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis, and some critiques of my style in addressing issues. My hostility toward leftists and the Black Lives Matter demonstrators was of particular interest to the interviewers. To the leftists, I said “I view them as vermin” an infestation which ought to be eliminated from our presence. I’m thoroughly convinced that sane people cannot live in the same geographic area as any considerable concentration of leftists, much less

Dear Ethnostatist Neoreactionary

Dear Ethnostatist Neoreactionary

Listen. I get it. Us white folk, we got sold out by just about everybody. Our own people, most notably. The government was screwing us, so we voted for Republicans to reduce the government. The Republicans screwed us, so some of us went to the Libertarian Party. The LP was impotent, so many of us gave up on the State altogether, and went AnCap/Voluntaryist. Then we were inundated with social justice fanatics, and I figure that’s around the time you came to the conclusion

The Secular Reactionary Anarcho-Capitalist Revolutionary

The Secular Reactionary Anarcho-Capitalist Revolutionary

Libertarianism is often critiqued as having too limited a worldview, but libertarians are free to view the world anyway they see fit. Here is one such way.   An interesting, though not entirely unexpected phenomenon occurred as I sought out a thumbnail for this piece. I searched Google images for “ideology” and nearly everything that came up was decidedly negative. Hateful imagery that suggested anyone with a set of convictions was inherently evil. I shouldn’t be entirely surprised. Look at our

Libertarianism’s Ultimate Logical Conclusion

Libertarianism's Ultimate Logical Conclusion

I believe it is the natural right of every man woman and child to live free from initiatory violence and fraud, and that the only proper exercise of violence in human society is the defense therefrom. To speak of these values initially sounds quite reasonable to many. Until they realize it would forbid things like taxation, which nearly all of human society has accepted as necessary and proper for the continuation of civilization. Even amongst those who have accepted this theory as

The Ideology of Chris Harper Mercer

The Ideology of Chris Harper Mercer

In the wake of a mass shooting that left ten people dead at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, media is pouring over the social media presence of 26 year old Chris Harper Mercer trying to understand what drove him to commit the crime. Unsurprisingly, these outlets tend to reach their conclusions based on whatever biases they held prior to the shooting. http://media.blubrry.com/somegarbagepodcast/p/christophercantwell.com/wp-content/uploads/spoken/cantwell/TheIdeologyOfChrisHarperMercer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Reality as a Prerequisite of Liberty

Reality as a Prerequisite of Liberty

Prior to getting into libertarianism, I never much thought about the existence of an objective reality. I always took it for granted that, the universe exists regardless of our perceptions, and our perceptions of it were just the means by which to interact with it. When I first began reading Murray Rothbard, Ayn Rand, and Ludwig von Mises, I was thus utterly confused at how much time they spent explaining that reality existed. As I got more involved in libertarian circles,

Social Justice Cannibals

Social Justice Cannibals

In any political group or movement, you’re going to have some amount of infighting. Libertarians, a group which I would say came together around the most consistent and coherent political philosophy of all, are certainly no strangers to this phenomenon. Whenever many thousands of people with egos big enough to think they are uniquely qualified to radically alter the whole of human society come together, there will be, at a minimum, a certain number of personality conflicts and rivalries over attention,

Libertarianism is not a Synonym for Inclusivity

Libertarianism is not a Synonym for Inclusivity

Being a controversial figure has its ups and downs. One of the downsides is, I get excluded from a lot of things. I’ve been expelled from organizations, lost speaking engagements, kicked off radio shows, and blogs. That’s just the stuff I know about, and in all reality I’ve certainly been excluded from a great many things which I have yet to find out about. From time to time I’ll just show up at a thing, and be told that I’m not

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