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I’m not even sure one can still speak freely about theoretical matters. Nevertheless, against the background din of “insurrection” charges against MAGA America, I’ve tried to distill the hardcore libertarian take regarding the storming of the Capitol Building, on January 6, in a brief YouTube clip.

It is very plainly this: Principled libertarians will distinguish pro-Trump patriots from the armed wing of the Democratic Party: Black Lives Matter, Antifa and other criminal riffraff.

BLM rioters trashed, looted and leveled their countrymen’s private property, their livelihoods and businesses, doing billions in damages

In contrast, the ragtag men and women of the MAGA movement stormed only the seat of power and corruption that is the State. Once!

Yet, in reply to the fact that “entire cities were burned to the ground” by BLM troops (the Democratic Party’s violent militia), some of the staunchest of conservatives have asserted that “storming the Capitol building” is much worse than “than burning down strip malls.”

Wrong!

Principled libertarians, very plainly, think the opposite.

Like us or not, the radical property-rights libertarian—who does not live inside and off the Beltway—will strongly disagree with the Trump-blaming conservatives.

A certain kind of libertarian, the good kind, distinguishes clearly between those who, like BLM, would trash, loot and level private property—the livelihoods and businesses of private citizens—and between those who would storm the well-padded seats of state power and corruption.

The State is, after all, an entity that, by definition, forsakes the legitimate defense of the lives, liberty and property of its citizens.

The State’s standard operating procedure is to fleece us without so much as flinching, shake us down, so as to fatten its members and increase their sphere of influence.

Libertarians who live by the axiom of nonaggression will always prefer the man who proceeds against the State, to the man who destroys private property.

That is because the state is governed by aggression; whereas the institution of private property is rooted in peaceful, just and voluntary transactions between consenting participants.

There, I’ve said it!

It’s no secret that rock-ribbed libertarians—as opposed to the lite, fluffy establishment libertarian—view the State, certainly in its current iteration, as a criminal enterprise. For it operates with force and without the consent of the governed.

If you are tempted to argue this theoretical point, think only of the meaning of the 2020 election:

Upwards of 81 million people, or 51.3 percent of those who voted, not of the people, get to impose their will on more than 74 million, or 46.8 percent of the voters, as well as on the millions who didn’t vote.

Moreover, the winner in an election is certainly not the fictitious entity referred to as “The People,” but rather the representatives of the majority. And while it seems obvious that the minority in a democracy is openly thwarted, the question is, do the elected representatives at least carry out the will of the majority?

The answer is No! In reality, the majority, too, has little say in the business of governance – they’ve merely elected politicians who have been awarded carte blanche to do as they please.

Carte blanche because we are no longer a republic in which central authorities have only limited and clearly delineated powers. Certainly, all the people in the commonwealth are compelled to do as the Permanent State and the new, incoming state dictate.

No! Government governs without the consent of the governed, for the most, and with the backing of often-brutal police powers.

One never Trumpkin conservative at the Spectator whined that he couldn’t tell the difference between the Red Hats and Antifa, decrying that, “They [the Red Hats] were desecrating something they pretend to love.”

The non-statist libertarian has no problem telling the difference.

To us, those “citadels of democracy” mean very little that is good. Loss of life we lament—but the song-and-dance about the January 6 trampling of the Capitol Building we consider overheated.

Our country is not to be equated with our Capitol.

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Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian column since 1999. She’s the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016). She’s currently on Parler, Gab, YouTube & LinkedIn, but has been banned by Facebook and throttled by Twitter.

 
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  1. It’s no secret that rock-ribbed libertarians—as opposed to the lite, fluffy establishment libertarian—view the State, certainly in its current iteration, as a criminal enterprise. For it operates with force and without the consent of the governed.

    Upwards of 81 million people, or 51.3 percent of those who voted, not of the people, get to impose their will on more than 74 million, or 46.8 percent of the voters, as well as on the millions who didn’t vote.

    Unrelated comment – I would like you to consider going over the voluminous bookshelves behind you and discussing some of what you are reading.

    On topic -I fear that you are indicting a marionette shell, while oblivious to the puppeteer, which is especially conspicuous in this realm of discussion, given your eager self-identification as Libertarian.

    The ‘State’ is not actually ‘anything’ – a criminal enterprise or even a sentient actor.
    It has to rely on its propulsion, for good or ill, from some motivating / controlling entity.

    In the USA, you have a rigged two party system, which has designed rules to lock the door behind them while they sit at opposing counting tables and snarl back and forth for distraction.

    This construct was never voted on, its not based in any sort of assent, and it is essentially ‘for hire’, which ensures in perpetuity that you cannot (effectively) recover any sort of representative governance until this corruption bottle-neck is overcome.

    In the later part of the quote above, you mention the 74 million, while attributing these as entirely ‘Trump’ enthusiasts. In reality, given a selection of only two choices that most of society often is dis-satisfied with, much of that voter contingent would likely choose a more representative option if one had existed.. In both the 74 / 81 million voter pools.

    Freedom of choice and representative govt cannot exist in a ‘Door A vs. Door B’ context.
    Moreover, it was never intended or designed to.
    The construct, in actuality, is designed to give a false appearance of an actual choice.

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
    • Replies: @goldgettin
  2. @Trial by Wombat

    If government is force it should not be wishy or washy.
    At the whims of the lesser qualified? I don’t think so.
    Leaders lead.They do training,debating,experiencing before,
    then they act,causing a reaction.Most cannot grasp this, because,
    most are not leaders. Much much easier to not be a leader.
    The “false appearance of an actual choice”designed construct
    IS something and Is propelled.THE WILL of THE PEOPLE.
    You say”two party rigged system”as if that’s a bad thing.
    Good cop/bad cop works,that’s why we do it.We’re talking
    about human nature/survival.There is no second place…
    Mother Nature is miraculous,have faith,WE ARE STILL HERE.

  3. onebornfree says: • Website

    “It’s no secret that rock-ribbed libertarians—as opposed to the lite, fluffy establishment libertarian—view the State, certainly in its current iteration, as a criminal enterprise. For it operates with force and without the consent of the governed.”

    Most of the world continues to live in denial of the true nature of all states.

    It’s too much of a threat to their government indoctrinated [mostly via public “education”] world view that is then cemented firmly in place for the rest of their lives by the media and the majority of society.

    No general move back towards a strict, constitutionally limited [eg the Articles of Confederation, or even the much flawed US constitution + Bill of Rights], let alone to a stateless society, can occur until enough people awaken to that true nature of the state.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again :

    “Because they are all ultimately funded via both direct and indirect theft [taxes], and counterfeiting [central bank monopolies], all governments are essentially, at their very cores, 100% corrupt criminal scams which cannot be “reformed”or “improved”,simply because of their innate criminal nature.” onebornfree

    “Taking the State wherever found, striking into its history at any point, one sees no way to differentiate the activities of its founders, administrators and beneficiaries from those of a professional-criminal class.” Albert J. Nock

    “Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure” Robert LeFevere

    And so it goes……..

    Regards, onebornfree

  4. I agree with your key point Ilana, that under any measure the blm/antfa shenanigans (beastality) can not be compared with the lackadaisical “invasion” of the Capitol. The “temple” of democracy, my bottom.
    I find this tremendously amusing —
    “whereas the institution of private property is rooted in peaceful, just and voluntary transactions between consenting participants.”
    However, this comment is 100% —
    “the State, certainly in its current iteration, as a criminal enterprise. For it operates with force and without the consent of the governed.”
    I’ll put it a different way — the “government” is merely an appearance (among many) of a rapacious Oligarchy, so insanely greedy it will/is consuming itself in its frenzy for power & acquisition.

  5. Kerry says:

    Another good one from Ilana Mercer.

    “The answer is No! In reality, the majority, too, has little say in the business of governance – they’ve merely elected politicians who have been awarded carte blanche to do as they please.” This is so evident, yet there are still so many that think the problems of the country will be solved at the ballot box if only the GOP retakes the Senate, the House and then the Presidency!

    Voting is a reshuffling of the deck … a deck of Jokers and Queens, and not in the literal sense.

    • Agree: ILANA Mercer
  6. The ‘State’ is not actually ‘anything’ – a criminal enterprise or even a sentient actor.
    It has to rely on its propulsion, for good or ill, from some motivating / controlling entity.

    Classic restatement of Descartes’ Myth, that there is a mind-body dualism, and that the people who drive The State are the “ghost in the machine.” The people who drive the state wouldn’t be who they are without the State, and the State wouldn’t be what it is without those people.

  7. … decrying that, “They [the Red Hats] were desecrating something they pretend to love.”

    How they do love to pound on that word, “desecrate.”

    You can only desecrate something that is holy. Something that is sacred. Or, maybe, at a stretch, something that is good.

    Desecrating the US Capitol is simply impossible. It is self-contradictory. Might as well try to desecrate a cesspool.

    On second thought, I’m being unfair to the cesspool. It’s unpleasant, but at least it has a useful purpose.

    • Agree: 36 ulster
    • Replies: @Realist
  8. Beb says:

    Chisel the last sentence into stone. Well said.

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
  9. Patrick Byrne, Overstock founder active in the vote fraud issue, joining Trump in person at the very key meeting also involving General Flynn and Ms Sidney Powell, is giving a first-hand account of events on the ‘DeepCapture’ site, so far in four parts

    Key take-aways one can make from Byrne’s account, are Giuliani seeming to sabotage everything, and Trump appearing blackmailed – at points clearly knowing what is going on, at other times acting as if he doesn’t. Key quote from the most recent installment:

  10. Realist says:
    @Reactionary Utopian

    Desecrating the US Capitol is simply impossible. It is self-contradictory. Might as well try to desecrate a cesspool.

    On second thought, I’m being unfair to the cesspool. It’s unpleasant, but at least it has a useful purpose.

    Very good.

  11. gay troll says:

    A Zionist in libertarian clothing is still a Zionist, and therefore has zero respect for human liberty.

    • LOL: 36 ulster
  12. not all government is criminal, but

    Murka’s genocidally anti-White Zionist Occupation Gubmint

    is absolutely satanic. And in a vast cohencidence, the

    Issacsohn-Mercer fails to mention that

    80%+ of the Biden regime cabinet and exec office

    are her co-ethnics.

  13. Mark G. says:

    I work for the federal government and can get a feel for who those in power consider the biggest threat by seeing what websites are getting blocked on official government computers. It appears to be any websites like unz.com that honestly discuss racial differences in areas like IQ, propensity to crime, welfare usage and so on. Some white racialists think Jewish influence is the main problem but that isn’t the deciding factor on who gets blocked. Amren.com doesn’t focus on this area but they are blocked.

    The deciding factor appears to be anyone critical of blacks, not Jews. What is required is support for BLM, affirmative action for blacks in government jobs, lots of welfare benefits for blacks and treating such flawed characters as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and George Floyd as being almost saintlike.

    Black support for the Democrat party is higher than any other group and blacks tilt numerous elections to them. Would Trump have lost without the vote of cities with large black populations like Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia etc. going heavily against him? Ironically, it’s the liberal white allies of blacks who are the ones who have usually most insulated themselves from black dysfunction. They live in the gentrified neighborhoods of large cities and send their children to private schools rather than the local public schools filled with disruptive black children.

    In the case of libertarians, it’s the libertarian opposition to welfare and affirmative action that puts them on the same side as the white racialists. The corrupt crony capitalist elites want to continue to reward their black pawns for providing the votes that help keep them in power. They also know libertarians would sweep away their government provided special favors if they had a chance but are cautious about directly opposing libertarians in this area because they want to maintain the fiction they achieved their wealth honestly.

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
  14. Chris Moore says: • Website

    Sadly, any self-identifying “Jew”– including “libertarian Jews” — are working for totalitarianism and economic tyranny, knowingly or unknowingly.

    One can’t simultaneously continue to identify as a Jew and be an authentic advocate of freedom. That’s like saying “I’m a law-abiding member of the Mafia!” Membership in the organized crime operation is itself a crime.

    Libertarians like to talk about “sound money,” but there is no sound money in a Jewish-dominated economic order. There’s only an ever-growing Ponzi scheme. And that Ponzi scheme can only be (temporarily) propped up by tyranny and totalitarianism, which is what we are increasingly seeing in the West today.

    Since the “Jewish” establishment chose the Imperial bankster/Moneychanger role and threw authentic Jewish patriot Jesus to the wolves some 2000 years ago, the dye was cast. That’s a role they have been perfecting ever since. They’ve also been perfecting their Ponzi scheme.

    That Ponzi scheme — which is parasitic on the ingenuity, labor and integrity of Gentile nations — has allowed Jewry to ignore reality, and no wonder these “Jews” think they can get away with ignoring reality when almost no leaders in the post-Christian/post-Western generations will disavow Jewry/Zionism. They’ve all been seduced or bought off by the Ponzi scheme or by the forked tongue of Jewry, which has also evolved (or rather devolved) over a couple of thousand years.

    This is why law and order and civilization is slowly collapsing in the West today, and will continue to. When leaders were held to a higher ethic, higher civilization was possible. But when organized crime/Zionism becomes the “moral authority” — or what passes for moral authority — higher civilization is done until Christianity makes its comeback, which could be a long time.

    The Jew-stooge generations have to pass or the Ponzi scheme has to collapse first. And it looks like that’s going to be awhile. Or maybe not.

  15. Upwards of 81 million people, or 51.3 percent of those who voted, not of the people, get to impose their will on more than 74 million

    81 million didn’t vote for biden, btw.

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