November 4, 2013 by Liberty
Libertarian’s are often treated harshly by Democrats and Republican’s alike. Both major ends of the political spectrum look at libertarian’s as if they’re a looney subset of the opposing party. This is mostly based on a caricature of the libertarian movement that most media outlets pretend is the real thing. Libertarian’s are portrayed as either insanely rich people manipulating elections with their financial means, or poor white kids living in their parents basements smoking weed. How the media maintains those two polar opposites as the image is beyond me but they seem to be doing a pretty good job.
There are some legitimate reasons that you should hate libertarians. It has nothing to do with the silly caricature but the next time you choose to attack a libertarians, the least you could do is use one of the following real reasons to hate us:
1. You Receive Government Benefits
If you rely on the government for your survival then you have a very good reason to be against libertarians. Certainly, not all libertarians want to take away all government benefits but if you have any other means of supporting yourself then libertarians are looking to make you use it instead of getting your money free from the government (aka everyone that works.)
Libertarians are doing their part in causing you the pain of a real job in the future. This is definitely a reasonable reason for you to hate libertarians.
2. They Think They Can Change The World (What A-holes!)
The average libertarian is virtually insane. Despite decades in the political process, they’ve made virtually no ground statistically. The participants are still a radical (in fact, an even more radical) outlier in the political process. No presidential candidate has even been in the realm of winning an election. Almost every issue they support has gone farther from their ideals since they began. Despite all of the lack of progress, they still are crazy enough to think they matter.
Libertarian’s are hopeful (or at least well-prepared) despite everything going against them. Don’t you just hate that.
3. They Don’t Waiver To Emotional Arguments
Talking to a libertarian can be a little like talking to a sociopath. Sociopaths are completely unaffected by emotional pleas. Libertarians are mildly affected by emotional pleas but have this tendency to nullify the value of the emotional pleas by finding a reverse emotional plea.
Statist: What about the poor? We need welfare!
Libertarian: I sympathize with them… but since welfare started poverty has gone up.
Libertarian’s try and nullify all emotional pleas that are thrown at them like they’re some kind of machine. That can make it very difficult to prove a point without evidence to back it up.
That can make it very difficult to take advantage of their emotions to prove a point. That’s a quality well worth hating when you’re trying to win an argument.
4. You Went To Public School
Yep. I can’t blame you for hating libertarians. If you’ve been indoctrinated, I mean, educated, for 12 years in a public school then you have every reason to hate libertarians. You’ve been taught about all the wonderful things that government lets you do. You’ve been taught about all the horrible people that government protects you from. You’ve been taught that the only ones generous enough to teach you are government. They even completely avoid any implications that government schools might be biased in favor of government.
Anyone that’s been taught all of that would reasonably hate libertarians.
5. You Have A Government Job (or… should this go under welfare?)
Libertarians are looking to reduce the number of public employees significantly. That means, if you’re getting your paycheck from the government, you’re probably not in a safe jobs if libertarians ever gained power. Libertarians are not looking out for your personal best interest.
Government jobs are great. They provide more money and benefits than the free market ever does. Losing that job could really hurt. The only reasonable thing for a person looking out for their own self-interest would be to hate libertarians.
6. You’re Scared of EVERYONE! (Unless They Are Government Employees.)
Libertarians have one belief that is actually unbelievably scary. Libertarians have faith in the people around them. Libertarian’s believe that, people don’t not murder because the government threatens them. Libertarians think people don’t murder because it’s unpleasant and in no ones self interest. Libertarians think that without laws, the world would pretty much run the same, just a little bit less violently.
If you believe that all hell would break loose the second the laws disappear (sound familiar to any movie buffs?) then you should probably hate libertarians. While not all libertarians would want all laws to disappear, most of them agree this kind of fear is absolutely idiotic. They also believe trusting someone wont screw you just because they have a government job is just as idiotic.
7. You Have No Idea What They Stand For
The number of reason that people hate libertarians is because they have no idea what libertarians stand for. All that most people have ever heard about libertarians comes from propaganda. The major media sources have consistently touted a caricature of libertarianism and attacked it from every conceivable angle. When that’s the only exposure to libertarianism that you ever had, I can’t blame you for hating it. Before I started learning about the real beliefs of libertarians, I was against it too.
After learning what libertarianism supports, the majority of people identify with their political beliefs. Libertarians are looking to have a government that doesn’t interfere with marriage, money, or any way that you choose to live your life.
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