Libertarians: Don’t Bother With The Confederacy
I think the most telling words are right in the beginning:
“In the struggle for liberty, the symbols that we choose matter a lot. It matters how people perceive us. It matters what those symbols really mean.”
Too many libertarians that I know of don’t recognize this simple fact. They go around spouting all sorts of inane stuff, anarcho-capitalism and a bizarre love of the Confederacy among them, which turns people off from libertarianism. And it makes it harder for the rest of us to actually promote and grow this movement. We have the right ideas. We just need to be doing a better job promoting them.
As for the Confederacy itself, I honestly cannot fathom why anyone who calls themself a “libertarian” would ever justify or defend that. It’s bizarre (as I noted above). And it’s annoying as heck, especially because it’s so darn pernicious. I really don’t get it.