Updated: Jul 15
Libertarians make a severe mistake by allying with people who deny equality, which is one of the pillars of liberalism and it pains me to see this happen time and time again. We are all guilty of this to some degree. We get swept up in some brief form of populism but we must always try as much as possible to remain steadfast to the principles of equality as without it we are not libertarians.
I have decided to write upon this topic for one reason, equality and the notion of victimhood are in the news again, and as the party spokesperson for digital culture media & sports who better to talk about this.
I am not going to jump on the bandwagon of criticizing the England football team for taking the knee, or to have a go at the Black Lives Matter or any other protest group whose aims are to achieve liberty only for a set group of people and my reasoning for this is that they are expressing their opinions and I would not be a libertarian if I did not support their right to do so.
The notion of liberty is cemented in human nature and the implications that follow. This notion has been reframed many times and in many different ways, yet it always follows the same underlying meaning which is the self-evident reality that all people are created equal, which means that all people are individuals, unique, autonomous, and inextricably linked to their own consciousness. This isn't wishful thinking; it's the truth of our essence.
A concept of rights, the fundamental premise from which all the rest derives, can be formed from this underlying natural symmetry in connection to each other. This is how we start to build a ration