April 08, 2014
Part of the point, so far as I understand it, of libertarianism (so-called) is the right of free association, including the right to form intentional communities with like-minded folks of one’s own choosing. For me this means eventual retreat to the high desert of Arizona, finding safety and comfort among the wide-open spaces and pickup-driving Rocky Mountain rednecks. If other people choose to retreat to white identity enclaves, black nationalist communes, or lesbian separatist collectives, that’s their right.
I don”t see why it’s any of my business and it’s certainly no skin off my nose.
If anything, it seems that this is precisely what “diversity” means: A multiplicity of ways of life, each coexisting (ahem) next to the others without the need to evangelize, proselytize, or otherwise bully their neighbors into submission.
A more sophisticated man than I might be able to do the math on this one, but a desire for “equality” strikes me as operationally totalitarian. Whether one uses the strong arm of the law or the allegedly “softer” power of the mob in action doesn”t matter a hell of a lot to me. It all amounts to the same.
More to the point, libertarianism is nothing if it isn”t about personal responsibility. Where seeking allies using the language of the professional victimhood industry fits into all this is a question the libertarian progressives have yet to address.