Liberty Isn’t A Thought Experiment for a Philosophy Term Paper


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This excerpt is from an essay from the paleo-con Claremont Institute webzine about "establishment" (i.e.., NYC, D.C.-based) conservative operatives and journalists, but it applies to most libertarians and anarchos any more too. (Yeah, I'm looking at you Gary Johnson.)
"How have the last two decades worked out for you, personally? If you’re a member or fellow-traveler of the Davos class, chances are: pretty well. If you’re among the subspecies conservative intellectual or politician, you’ve accepted—perhaps not consciously, but unmistakably—your status on the roster of the Washington Generals of American politics. Your job is to show up and lose, but you are a necessary part of the show and you do get paid. To the extent that you are ever on the winning side of anything, it’s as sophists who help the Davoisie oligarchy rationalize open borders, lower wages, outsourcing, de-industrialization, trade giveaways, and endless, pointless, winless war." 
Why they lose. And why we lose too. This whole system has to collapse, and die, and a lot of us with it. But sadly it shows an amazing level of resilience and adaptability for a dying beast. To paraphrase the fictional anarcho-nihilist Tyler Durden, the problem isn't the coming apocalypse, it's that it never arrives. You can't rebuild a burning house, yet the house never fully burns or collapses. A hell worthy of Sisyphus.