Narcissistic and belligerent toward those not kissing your ass is no way to go through life, son. Especially not if you boast that you are *the* LP candidate that would build bridges and form coalitions (worked well for ya with Steve Deace didn’t it?)
The world wide web does not merely consist of your own propaganda channel “The Libertarian Republic” through which acolytes and sock puppets worship the ground you walk on, and try to take down your much less philosophically dangerous and much more likeable competitors. Note the “World” part in World Wide Web. Thus there are plenty of places where your rhetoric, and performances, can be analyzed. Whether or not through the cultists that do your bidding.
Another really nice one is where Austin Petersen the “coalition builder” tries to take down Anarchocapitalism, and ends up blowing the foundations for his own brand of libertarianism in various ways and exposing himself as a statist, aside from other confused ramblings, misrepresentations, or downright ignorance about the concept of the Stateless Society.
Yes, Austin claims like many other minarchist (although even that is too much honor for what is a constitutionalist) mental gymnasts, you do need an organisation that robs, imprisons, enslaves and initiates force against innocents, in order to protect innocents from those who rob, imprison, enslave or initiate force. And many more such long ago analyzed, refuted and laughed off intellectual ”gems” from the bizarro world of minarchism.
And like many of his acolytes (of whom i now understand where they may have gotten it from), Saint Austin simply assumes something is a “contract” when it isn’t. In their world, perceived (not even agreed upon) expectations, supposed obligations, one-sided demands, simple agreements and many other asserted mental abstract exercises constitute the forming of “contracts” between two or more people. What are they anyway; a talent agency?
So why this much vitriol from me and many other libertarians toward Austin Petersen? I can’t speak for others, but poseur frauds always give me an itch that is hard to scratch, and it annoys me.
Anyway, read another amusing take down of the LP’s resident wonderboy.