One of the great threats to the soul of libertarianism in the UK is the reversal of the notion ‘rules without rulers’. This needs to be challenged by getting better organised.
You see why I think there is a threat to the soul of libertarianism in the UK? When those claiming to stand as its defenders behave in such a way what else can it be called? Only the members of a Party can do anything about this type of thing, and they can only do it if they are aware of it.
If you think Commies are left wing, and Nazis are right wing, then one must conclude that (a) libertarians are neither left wing, nor right wing, or if you think libertarians are right wing, then one must conclude that (b) commies, socialists, fascists and nazis are all leftwing. Pick one.
“I think really humanity is just beginning to wake up to what it’s supposed to be. Humanity wasn’t meant to be a domesticated species, owned by a ruling class. Every human being owns himself, is in charge of his own life.”
It’s time to stop talking and thinking in collective terms. We are individuals with lives and loves and feelings. We all have unique situations that cannot be centrally planned for. Because it’s individuals who get harmed, so it is individuals who should choose how they manage their own situation, having been given reliable information.
Since resources can’t possibly pull up everyone, but still might pull up anyone, the ‘rules’ can be tantamount to a mechanism for arbitrary arrest.
Libertarians may come to find that departing from the tyranny they deplore is the appropriate peaceful, non-aggressive, response to it – and the most libertarian thing they can do.
Moral authority, rather than demanding, it leads by example. Rather than sacrificing others, it sacrifices itself.
I’m a Brexiteer, and have been since before the Referendum in 2016. Along with that I’m a libertarian. Everyone knows what a Brexiteer is, but not so many know what it means to be a libertarian.
Libertarianism is voluntaryism. I wrote some time ago about my view that the success of libertarianism is rooted in individuals pro-actively following the golden rule – ‘to do unto others…’ – by refraining from using force against others but also voluntarily doing good for others. On