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LibertyMe falls to the Dark Lord

17 Sep

LibertyMe is Jeffrey Tucker’s all libertarian FaceBook, a “global community” for libertarians, featuring his own essays, as well as popular vlogs and internet interview shows hosted by Julie Borowski and Rachel Mills.  It gets just under 200,000 views a day, 80% from the United States and most of the rest from former British Commonwealth countries.

But if you blog there, don’t use any hurtful words, not just in articles or blog posts, but even in the reply column to people posting comments on articles.  That might hurt a precious snowflake.

I recently posted a piece on gay cronyists and lobbyists who work for British Petroleum and Monsanto being the most vocal gays in defense of Hillary Clinton, speculating that they expect to get paid.

Two oddballs seized on a throw away line about Elian Gonzales in the article, insisting that the libertarian position is that he should be taken from his aunt and uncle and sent to a totalitarian country if his father wants him to be there.

I replied to them and they came back with increasingly ignorant remarks that led me to believe they weren’t fully functioning.  Apparently in LibertyMe land one cannot risk triggering a precious snowflake by telling them you think they are retarded.  Perhaps the LibertyMe staff are sensitive to these issues; perhaps retardation runs in their families.

Notice by the way that the homophobia in LibertyMe “community member” Martin Brock’s first comment – the claim that because someone is discussing LGBT issues (in this case, ironically, actually criticizing the LGBT political class) means they wouldn’t be able to understand families – is NOT a concern for the nannies at LibertyMe.  It’s that someone used the word “retardation.”  And people pay to use this site?  Tsk, tsk.  I suppose the nannies only get involved when someone flags a comment or cries.  I didn’t whine at Brock’s homophobia or tattle to a teacher.  I just told him what I thought of his arguments.