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Response to starroute (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 03:03 PM

30. Yes, but it's a good question you ask as to where they are.

I think they are mostly laying low and trying to find another label, preferably without reference to anarchy despite the relationship. I'm sure they can be found, but I don't go looking for them. There is of course the official party, and there would some scholarly discourse in academia. I suppose I should look over again at a forum site I have perused in the distant past and see how it has evolved or if it has been taken over by lunkheads with snakes on their Tea-shirts.

I met thinking libertarians in Silicon Valley. One in particular was accepting of the political landscape but saw libertarianism as an ideal goal.

The vision he promoted was one of a highly organized society that was organized by communities (geographic and virtual) not governments. That there would be a lack of coercion but a very high degree of enlightenment so that charity would accomplish the usual goals of a welfare state: people would not lack for education, health care, or smoothing over the rough patches in life.

The necessary enlightenment is totally absent from the 1% pseudo-libertarians and the Tea bagger faux libertarians. The latter form a very shallow pool.

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