At its core, libertarianism could be dubbed “right-wing Marxism.” Having accepted the same materialist presuppositions of Marxism, specifically the ideas of economic determinism and the inherent goodness of man (ergo rejecting the Christian concept that mankind is totally depraved), libertarianism believes in nothing more than the concept of radical individualism as the productive means to controlling the path to utopia, rather than through the dictatorship of the proletariat. In other words, it is communism for the bourgeoisie.That's exactly the problem with libertarians. While writers such as Ayn Rand and Jacob Hornberger do write memorable quotes regarding big government, we have to recall that their obsession with individual liberty ignores the social nature of man and the entire history of political organization. Both Rand and Hornberger approve of open borders on the premise that government should not be empowered to choose who gets to live in a country. Such a stance overlooks the cultural underpinnings of government. To libertarians (and liberals and Neocons), "society" does not exist; only the free individual is real and therfore legitimate. Here's a recent Charlotte Observer article on an individual who imagines his notions somehow trump historical precedent and modern-day reality:
Thursday, Judge Robert Bell was not smiling. A few feet away from the judge, murder defendant Deonte Lanier was reading a statement aloud, at first so quickly that the court reporter could not keep pace, then so slowly that he seemed to pause after every other word. Lanier, accused of first-degree murder in the 2012 death of Johnny Peay, was declaring that because he considered himself a Moorish National, Bell held no authority in this matter, and the charges against him had no meaning. He read on. “Are you getting close to the end?” Bell asked, which drew snickers from Peay’s assembled loved ones. Lanier said he was, so the judge allowed him to keep reading. The 25-year-old Charlotte man, with his court-appointed attorney Johneric Emehel standing beside him, praised Allah, described himself as a martyr, and offered his last will and testament for the court record.This is the Muslim equivalent of the so-called "re-establishment" movement, yet another self-defeating distraction for freedom activists. Both groups claim they are not subject to existing law because they got together with a few friends and declared themselves to be the rightful government. But as long as the existing regime controls the cops and jails and courts, they ARE subject to it, like it or not.