Division Among LibertariansSubmitted by luvdispencer on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 11:51
This article really surprised me. Tom Woods talks about Max Keiser and his guest calling Mises non-Austrian.
In the last week I have noticed a lot of people talking about libertarianism, what it actually is, and what's really happening with the movement
Tom Woods talking about the anti Rothbard movement recently, Kokesh posting anti-Ron Paul articles, Keiser telling Lew Rockwell he could learn something from Sandeep Jetley and Menger, Ron Paul being eerily silent the last few weeks, Celente saying RP lacked passion, etc. Not to mention other things like Alex Jones slamming Rand after the Romney endorsement then back peddling
Maybe this is nothing out of the ordinary, but I have this sense that what was once the most cohesive ideological movement in recent history is now becoming irreparably fractured and disillusioned. Are libertarian minded people just trying to carve their own little niche in this social awakening? Are the big players trying to take the crown from Ron Paul? Honestly I think my fear stems from RP not speaking out more, and the campaign acting like a little pansy when confronted with Republican party. Then again, maybe I should not be putting so much faith in a single organization or a single man. Maybe the take-away lesson here is we all have to fight for liberty on our own terms, remembering always we are all in this together, somehow, some way. But man, I'll tell you, what an amazing feeling it was when all this started back in 2007. What a sense of unity we all had. I hope that brotherly love can continue, no matter what direction this energy is taking us.