The libertarian principles and party will never gain popular support.
After watching just one episode of “How to Become a Tyrant”, I realized that our values will not be universally accepted. I saw both, Trump and Biden archetypes in this show and realized the next authoritarian takeover will be slightly different from the ones in the past. Even if we learn from history, that doesn’t mean we will be able to escape repeating it because people love being governed.
Throughout history, humans have leaned into authoritarianism, especially during times of adversity, and times of adversity are always sure to arrive. We want voluntary contributions to be the way we handle issues in this country but more than 50% of any population wants to blame someone else.
We are on the right path and it is worth fighting to the death to secure individual liberty, but this idea is foreign, difficult to obtain, and unacceptable to most of the worlds’ population.
I’ve seen people talk about left libertarian and right libertarian. Those folks can’t seem to see eye to eye and they are together in a very small subset of any voter base in the US. If we had a charismatic leader that took advantage of their position during a terrible situation, then we would coalesce around them, but a number of us would reject them as a leader because, well, most of us are anti-authoritarians.
I will continue to fight authoritarianism locally, pressure local authorities to leave people alone, try to spread the ideas of liberty among acquaintances, vote gold when I can, and hope that everyone realizes the American Experiment was successful but requires continual support from it’s participants.
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