This strategy of starting local, getting involved at the local level with country central committees, city councel, and so on and so forth sounds a lot like what our Founders envisioned.
That strategy should also sound familiar because it's Ron Paul's long-goal strategy to reform the GOP in this manner.
G Edward Griffin notes that Marxists-Lenninists similarly planned to take over the system from within, incrementally. And, in his presentation, "An Idea Whos Time has Come," advocates that libertarians should replicate their working strategy.
That would be an appropriate write-up.
You on the other hand use Rothbard's excerpt to draw inappropriate analogies to Rand with high-energy buzz words like "oppurtinist," and "marxist."
But that is not consistent.
If you were consistent with your belief, you would also call Ron a "Lennonist-opportunist" for advocating reforming the government, locally from within.
Or if you truly wanted to be a Walter Block hero, you would drop the whole thing, re-write your article Defending-the-Indefensible-style, substitute in the words "Rand Paul" with "anarchist" and take pride that you can see the world without a polarized lense.
Burn-it-all-down-anarchists who call themselves "libertarian" are also just as guilty of using the same qualifiers that you accuse the Senator from KY of doing.
Want DP delivered to your inbox daily? Subscribe here: