Since the national Libertarian Party has since 2016 been infiltrated into an engine of self-inflicted death, other sources have to be called on to get out the Libertarian message. Tarl has probably never heard of the law-changing clout of spoiler votes (link), and has doubtless never read “The Case for Voting Libertarian.”(link) No surprise there. This is the one subject area BOTH halves of the looter kleptocracy struggle to evade, ignore and wish away. Still, the guy is the only sensible commenter urging libertarians to waste potentially law changing spoiler votes on the Gee-Oh-Pee in a cup half of The Kleptocracy.
Simply put, the socialist platform of 1920 had become law before Milton Friedman published Free to Choose. Yet the socialists got very few votes and elected hardly anybody. Same is true of the Prohibition party–except that after it caused the Great Depression, the Prohibition Amendment was repealed and those looters focussed on other enjoyable plant products.(link) All major changes in U.S. laws have sprung from the platforms of minor parties. Look at how the George Wallace campaign made the GOP eat Jim Crow and helped Yippie communist infiltrators turn the Dems into a Soviet satrapy.(link) As libertarian planks draw increasingly large vote totals, the senile, sclerotic altruist parties of the 19th Century co-opt those planks in a bid for more votes.(link)
The Libertarian Party’s first platform had a plank copied and pasted into the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision stopping Dixiecrats from press-ganging women into involuntary labor in the service of race-suicide pseudoscience.(link) Draft cards suddenly disappeared. And ever since the George Waffen Bush faith-based asset-forfeiture looting spree again wrecked the economy, plant leaf prohibition has increasingly been repealed as libertarian vote share increased by 80% per year.(link)
Remember how Nixon’s Silent Majority suddenly started backing away from victimless crime coercion when Tricky was cornered into resigning? But they again hoisted torches and pitchforks once Jimmy turned our embassies into KFC ovens for diplomats and crash pads for mummy-brained jihadists. Compromise with the looter kleptocracy is a waste of time. The two-party system is a switch-hitting tag team. A third party has to actually make them lose on policies (not personalities) before the message sinks in. When it does sink in, they ratchet back coercive legislation that has been accumulating since the 1870s.(link) Eventually the LP can displace one or the other the way the Whigs did the Federalists, Republicans did the Whigs or brood parasite hatchlings do their hosts.
Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)
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