04-08-2016, 07:13 AM
I think the difference between alt right and libertarians is pretty small. Both movements want a throwback to pre-Civil War America. For libertarians, the emphasis is on state sovereignty and a minimal role for the fedgov. Alt right wants the same thing, except the emphasis is on racial politics.
Note the word "emphasis." Each side has a different emphasis, ie, a different reason for wanting the same thing, but the two sides very much want the same thing, a fact many libertarians are uncomfortable with.
I see a lot of venom spewn about about "racism" and "white supremacism" and "white nationalism" but the funny thing that libertarians love to gloss over is the fact that the people they tend to admire and respect the most: Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, James Madison--you know, the people without whom we'd never have had a nation or let alone a Constitution--were by every single modern definition of the word "racists," "white supremacists" and "white nationalists."
Libertarianism in its modern form is arguably an intellectually dishonest expression of admiration for these men. Alt right simply takes it all the way.