Why Establishment Libertarian Party People Hate on Hoppe

It is odd that establishment Libertarian Party people tend to hate on Hans-Hermann Hoppe, especially considering he is responsible for the ultimate justification of libertarian ethics. Hoppe outlined a strategy for libertarians in a recent talk. Perhaps, one of his points will shed some light on the Libertarian Party’s apparent opposition to his ideas…

“Don’t put your trust in politics and political parties. Just as academia and the academic world cannot be expected to play any significant role in a libertarian strategy for social change, so with politics and political parties. After all, it is the ultimate goal of libertarianism to put an end to all politics and to subject all interpersonal relations and conflicts to private law and civil law procedures. To be sure, under present or pervasively politicized conditions and involvement in politics and party politics cannot be entirely avoided.

However, in any such involvement, one must guard against the corrupting influence of power and the lure of money and perks that comes with it. And to minimize the risk and temptation that comes from this, it is advisable to concentrate one’s effort on the level of regional and local, rather than national politics and they are to promote a radical agenda of decentralization, of nullification, and peaceful separation, segregation, and secession.

Most importantly, however, we must take heed of Ludwig von Mises’s life motto: do not give in to evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it. That is, we must speak out whenever and wherever, whether in formal or informal, in gatherings against anyone affronting us with a by now only all-too-familiar political correct drivel and left egalitarian balderdash and unmistakably so no, hell no, you must be kidding. And in the meantime, given the almost complete mind control exercised by the ruling elites, academia, and the mainstream media, it already requires a good portion of courage to do that.

But, if we are not brave enough to do so now, and thus set an example for others to follow, matters will become increasingly worse and more dangerous in the future and we and Western civilization and the Western ideas of freedom and liberty will be wiped out and vanish.”

Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Libertarianism and the “Alt-Right” (PFS 2017)

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Frustrations with “Libertarian Socialists”

Liberty and Capitalism go hand in hand. Don’t be another useful idiot for the left.




Socialism is the abolition of private property ownership. It is not sharing. It is not a group of workers owning a business together. As long as you are able to choose whether you share or keep your things, you have capitalism. Socialism denies individuals the choice of whether to share their things or keep them. Socialism prohibits individual liberty by restricting private ownership. Socialism is antithetical to libertarianism. This is reality, not propaganda.

  • Joseph Salerno from the Mises Institute explains why rational economic decision-making is impossible without private property and prices.

 

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