Source:The New Democrat
“It’s almost nine months into Donald Trump’s presidency and here’s a question for the old “Libertarians for Trump” crowd: How much more winning can you take?
There was a small but vocal band of limited-government folks who vocally supported the billionaire real estate mogul on the grounds that he couldn’t possibly be as bad as Hillary Clinton or even most of the other Republican candidates, especially when it came to foreign policy.
Leading the pack was economist Walter Block, who beat me in a competitive debate in New York City right before the election. Block’s argument was that “the perfect is the enemy of the good” and “the Donald is the most congruent with [the libertarian] perspective” especially on foreign policy.
Trump has turned out to be anything but an isolationist. He promised to bring fire and fury to North Korea, “the likes of which this world has never seen before.”
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I believe to understand why some so-called Libertarians support Donald Trump in 2016 and still do today, you have to understand libertarianism and libertarian society. You also have to understand the anti-Hillary Clinton movement which includes the Far-Left and Bernie Sanders socialist movement. The Far-Right nationalist and Christian-Conservative theocratic movement. But the Libertarian-Right and the fringe movement on the Libertarian-Right.
Not all and perhaps most Libertarians aren’t fringe and I have a lot of respect for true Libertarians especially Conservative-Libertarians like Senator Rand Paul and Liberal-Libertarians like Governor Gary Johnson. But there is a fringe libertarian movement that is highly conspiratorial (just like Donald Trump) and sees any evidence and information that contradicts their beliefs as some type of either government conspiracy or leftist conspiracy.
By the way, the nationalist movement, the Britbart’s and others who still back Donald Trump and his supporters in Congress, are also conspiratorial. You have a movement on the Far-Right and fringe Libertarian-Right that sees Hilary Clinton as nothing but the devil. As some radical feminist Marxist-Communist from the 1960s, who would ruin America by forcing her form of anti-male (especially Caucasian male) radical feminism, as well as Atheism on the country. And put radical feminists in charge of everything and try to completely outlaw all forms of individualism. Even if that individualism comes from women. And then add the fact that Hillary Clinton is hawk on a lot of foreign policy and national security issues, adds to why fringe so-called Libertarians absolutely hate the woman.
The Far-Left hates Hillary because she’s a hawk, but she’s also not a Socialist and has no issues with being successful and wealthy and everything else that Socialists hate about America and American capitalism. But the fringe so-called Libertarians are the same people who believe John Kennedy was murdered by the CIA. That 9/11 was an inside job. That President George W. Bush invaded Iraq in 2003, because Saddam Hussein ordered George W. father H.W. Bush to be murdered and to steal Iraq’s oil.
So of course Trumpian cult followers are going to believe Donald Trump when he says that Russia didn’t try to interfere with our elections in 2016, because they see that as some made up government conspiracy by our National Security State. Donald Trump represents to them the anti-establishment. People who hate Washington and the people who work there, especially for the Federal Government. That is why these so-called Libertarians (cult followers is more accurate) are backing Donald Trump so heavily. Because he’s the leader of their anti-establishment political cult.
That is why you have Kristin Tate who up until just two years ago was an actual Libertarian, say she has to put aside her libertarian views to support Donald Trump. Why Wayne Allyn Root backs everything that Donald Trump does and always has a reason for it and that reason being that if Donald Trump believes its the right thing to do, than it must be true. Whether its bombing Syria in the same of protecting human life, trying to ban Muslims from coming into the country which violates freedom of religion. Labeling Mexicans as racists, or saying there are fine people in the racist Alt-Right Neo-Nazi movement.
These Trumpian cult followers and this is going to sound harsh, but I really believe this, but they remind me of the Manson Family from the late 1960s. Who when ordered to commit those murders essentially said this must be the right thing to do because their leader Charles Manson says it is. Which of course sounds crazy but there’s not exactly a surplus of sanity around when you’re talking about fringes whether they’re on the Far-Right or Far-Left. “Donald Trump believes its the right thing to do, so it must be. Besides, he’s not Hillary Clinton so it must be okay.” Which to me sounds like the attitude of the Donald Trump cult followers and why these so-called Libertarians support Donald Trump.