If this is not proof of how utterly useless and beyond repair the Libertarian Party is from the standpoint of real libertarianism, i don’t know what is.
— Nicholas Sarwark (@nsarwark) 17 augustus 2017
By now it should not come as a shock that the Libertarian Party is like fly paper for all sorts of infiltrator ideologues from both the left and the right, as well as political opportunists. Yet somehow it continues to elicit surprise, even from me.
Sarwark had previously smeared the Mises Institute as racist through “guilt by association,” specific members as fascist, and slandered his opponents as “tacitly supporting fascism.”
You know, it is during crises situations that people drop their masks and reveal their true faces. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 for instance, revealed how committed libertarians truly are to anti-war principles, and some libertarians failed miserably.
Charlottesville is another national crisis situation through which people will reveal their true faces. Sarwark has revealed his to be a virtue signaling, politically correct, Social Justice Warrior, cultural Marxist now regurgitating far-left bromides about “white male privilege”. This does not come out of the blue. This has always been there. This is the exposure of a infiltrator that sought either a nice career opportunity (to be a big fish in a small pond is more lucrative than to be a small fish in a big pond) or a nice opportunity to damage and ‘transform’ the Libertarian Party from within into a progressive institution, just as cultural Marxists have done throughout society (“the Long March Through the Institutions”). My money is on the latter.
The Libertarian Party should not ever take any sides between conservatives and progressive, because libertarianism is neither conservative nor progressive. Thanks to Sarwark it has now explicitly joined ranks with Antifa. This is merely another in an endless line of public relations and other disasters.
Stick a fork in the Libertarian Party. It’s done.
(P.S. I also still hold Jeff Deist to task for suggesting libertarians should take sides. But whereas the LP has a long history of stupid mistakes and decisions, the Mises Institute does not)