The 2016 Libertarian party platform increased our vote share 328%.
True, recent platforms cave to Dixiecrat and Republican race-suicide screaming compared to the pro-choice 1972 platform. But LP delegates in 2016 at least rejected the obnoxious anti-choice, force-initiating infiltrator and got us decent candidates. Nationwide, voters were pleased that the LP platform committee was finally understanding the definition of government, and rewarded us with four million votes. This was WAY more votes than the difference between God’s Own Prohibitionists and the Econazi-influenced, carbon-tax Democrats. The 2016 election earned the LP national spoiler vote status, making platforms contrary to ours likely to tip their candidates into the losers’ dustbin. The looter kleptocracy was desperate, until a single fifth-column infiltrator acted to save their jobs, pelf and boodle by turning donors, supporters and voters against the LP.
The trick was to side with Democrats eager to import additional Saracen terrorists and People’s State looters into These Sovereign States and Dominions by calling such uninspected entry “open borders.” District court judges deem it a felony as of the second offense. My guess–judging from the graph above–is that this error probably became known in August of 2018. Sure enough, as of August, active donors, myself included, recoiled in horror and stopped pouring money and effort into an organization so easily duped into political suicide. What else happened?
Libertarian Party donors swam away from the scuttled ship in droves. The saddest part is that staff members, who had nothing to do with the (pick one) treachery or idiocy, now see their future endangered as a result. The absurd part is that the whole job of the LP is to endanger the jobs of partisans, politicians and candidates whose platforms and bills run counter to our original principles and (unsullied) platform. Looter party staff (not our people) need to be quaking at the thought of 6 million voters plunking for our proposals in 2020. But noooo…
Libertarian Party donor renewals, which had been zigzagging upward–as you’d expect given the hockey-stick growth in our voters–began falling consistently as of August of 2018. Leaving aside the irrelevance and non-sequiturs rallied in support of amending the perfectly good 2016 border security plank into today’s counterproductive seppuko plank 3.4, the financial results couldn’t be clearer. The no-borders platform modification, intentionally or by error of judgment, has been as foolish a disaster as was ever injected into an LP platform since the child molestation planks planted in the 1980s. Entryism is a thing and security clearance forms make it clear that infiltation of government agencies is unwelcome. Indeed, political primaries are carefully organized to curtail infiltration by competing partisans eager to nominate the town drunk.
The pattern is much like brood parasitism, in which cowbirds or cuckoos infiltrate their eggs into a nest. The eggs hatch and the parasites kill off the invaded species’ young, leaving the bereft to raise parasite fledgelings to maturity. Only about 10% of parasitized bird species are able to defend themselves by puncturing and/or ejecting the infiltrating parasite eggs. The Libertarian Party–torn between hawkers of “big tent” dilution and law-changing spoiler vote strategists–would do well to learn to identify nest parasitism and eject infiltrators and saboteurs. Governments do this routinely. The U.S. Government indicted Scientologist infiltrators and does infiltrating of its own. Awareness of this sort of thing is ordinary due diligence and vigilance.
To outsiders contemplating the wreckage, the current LP platform committee looks a bit like a gaggle of intestines-for-brains parasite hosts.
Thoughtful spoiler-vote libertarians can nevertheless rescue the party from ruin. For that you need only shift your support to your state and county Libertarian Parties. Donations to battleground state parties (New Mexico, Minnesota, Maine, Michigan, Colorado, nevada, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, Georgia) will economically gird us for battle during the shakeout of the national LP’s delinquency. Those Libertarian-friendly States manage 127 electoal votes. That strategy will put the Kleptocracy fifth column on notice that protagonists of individual rights have more sense than 9 out of 10 parasitized bird species.
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