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    Please give examples why be a libertarian in an unfree world?

    Video project Libertarian Minute is preparing its 4th episode on topic "why be a libertarian in an unfree world?" We need some of the best examples of how has libertarianism benefited you or helped you change your life for the better. Ideas, please!

    Update with tentative introduction:

    Welcome to the 4th Libertarian Minute. Given that live in an unfree world, libertarianism at first glance may sound like a failed ideology, bringing only loneliness and apathy to its enthusiasts. However, libertarian wisdom is the most valuable and useful in environments where there is no freedom.
    Last edited by yadranko; 02-14-2020 at 12:35 PM. Reason: to help better explain the subject's intent
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    It allowed me to not give a $#@! about things that don't matter.

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    If we lived in a free world, there would be no point in being labelled libertarian, unless somebody was trying to change it.
    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
    "dumpster diving isn't professional." - angelatc
    "When you are divided, and angry, and controlled, you target those 'different' from you, not those responsible [controllers]" -Q

    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."

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    Sharing information freely is an underrated liberty.

    Without liberty, formulation of thoughts and discussion are outlawed.

    If you are not a supporter of liberty, small l libertarian, how can one even support anything?

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    I see it as an easy natural progression . Be responsible for yourself , set a good example and don't worry about activities others participate in that you would not if it brings no harm to others .

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    First post back in years… Just wanted to hop in here and basically say that having my eyes opened to libertarianism, Austrian economics, etc. has shaped me into what I would label a "responsible" human being. Before Ron Paul and all of this, I was just another average joe going through life, being mad at the rich, wanting to turn the Middle East into a glass parking lot, and was a real mouth breather.

    Now, I see things for how they really are, or at least I think I do.
    I don't envy the rich, I applaud them (except when they screw over everyone else by using their influence, but that's another trail to take another time).
    I want the U.S. to leave the Middle East alone and quit the nonsensical killing by Western forces. Just leave them alone.

    I don't want everyone to be slaves to the government or corporations. I want people to have free associations and not be forced into so many "contracts" as required by the cities, states, countries, etc. they "live" in.

    I want people to be educated and responsible. Treat each other, the earth, etc. with the golden rule (I remember you, South Carolina).

    Sorry for not elaborating and being all over the place with this post.
    Welcome to the R3VOLUTION!

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    We have one contribution so far (raw and uncut), probably to be used as the last example before the closing comment. Need 3 - 4 more 'specific' examples.

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    Thanks everyone who contributed ideas so far. Some have been right in the bulls-eye of what is needed, others were more general. I have just updated the original post with a tentative introduction, to help better narrow and explain the content formulation that we need. Please see the intro text copy below (to be narrated by a charming lady pin-up model):

    Welcome to the 4th Libertarian Minute. Given that live in an unfree world, libertarianism at first glance may sound like a failed ideology, bringing only loneliness and apathy to its enthusiasts. However, libertarian wisdom is the most valuable and useful in environments where there is no freedom.
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    https://www.libertarianism.org/blog/...libertarianism


    As a political philosophy, libertarianism, in the broadest sense of the term, places liberty first. The role of the state is to protect the liberty of its citizens and its citizens must respect the rights of each other.


    For me: Realization that the left and the right bicker about stomping on peoples rights.

    RPF Poster: "Liberty is the greatest form of tolerance" - Someone here long ago posted that and I never forgot it. Maybe they had borrowed it from another source idk. Nonetheless it rings true for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yadranko View Post
    Video project Libertarian Minute is preparing its 4th episode on topic "why be a libertarian in an unfree world?" We need some of the best examples of how has libertarianism benefited you or helped you change your life for the better. Ideas, please!


    Libertarianism isn't veganism or yoga or a self-help group. People are libertarians because, in virtue of having certain values and being relatively intelligent, they can't help but object to the obscenities of socialism or other alternatives to the market order, not because simply being a libertarian grants one the power to leap over tall buildings. Ask a theoretical physicist how believing in [insert whichever contemporary theory of physics is correct] has improved their day to day lives; that doesn't make sense, does it? I don't mean to $#@! on your parade, I do appreciate your enthusiasm, but "lifestyle libertarianism" is a cul-de-sac. We are here to make the world more libertarian, not to somehow use our belief in libertarianism to achieve happiness, or whatever.
    Last edited by r3volution 3.0; 03-15-2020 at 09:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3volution 3.0 View Post


    Libertarianism isn't veganism or yoga or a self-help group. People are libertarians because, in virtue of having certain values and being relatively intelligent, they can't help but object to the obscenities of socialism or other alternatives to the market order, not because simply being a libertarian grants one the power to leap over tall buildings. Ask a theoretical physicist how believing in [insert whichever contemporary theory of physics is correct] has improved their day to day lives; that doesn't make sense, does it?
    Burst my bubble.......

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