Libertarianism on alternate social media platforms
So just out of curiosity, I created an account on Gab, the trendy new social media site that prides itself on being, “a social network that champions free speech, individual liberty and the free flow of information online.”
Lo and behold, one of the more popular groups on the website is “Libertarians of Gab.” But after looking at this group, it’s clear that this group of self proclaimed libertarians are just a bunch of republicans jerking off to outrage porn about how Joe Biden is actually Joseph Stalin, and that the New World Order is going to harvest their organs and enslave their children or whatever.
I guess what I’m getting at is that this is part of the reason that nobody in the mainstream takes the libertarian ideology seriously. Libertarians are constantly having to distance themselves from this crowd of driveling right-wingers that think the libertarian platform is the perfect place to ramble about Qanon and how they would like to personally suck Donald Trump Jr’s dick. The same thing happened with the Tea Party movement, it started with libertarian ideology and quickly turned into a republican circle jerk. And I even see posts on this subreddit similar to the bullshit right-wing peddling that I see on Gab.
A lot of people that identify as libertarian would probably not agree with my own ideology and may not even consider me “libertarian.” But I like what the party stands for and truly believe that libertarians will have the opportunity to make waves in the next few years of political uncertainty. BUT — it’s extremely disheartening that when I bring up libertarianism with my friends, they associate the party with those crazy fucks that believe Trump is the second coming of Jesus, and that Qanon is going to save them from the deep state sticking a microchip up their dick-hole.
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