I won't argue Left-Libertarian vs the Right Libertarian vs the Anarcho-Capitalist Libertarian vs the Bleeding-Heart Libertarian vs the Socialist Libertarian vs the Civil Libertarian vs the Neo-Liberal, or any of that -- let's just call it a reawakening to the principles promoted in our imperfect beginning in America when there was more freedom than history had known. The cynics will say that slaves and women weren't free, and that would be true, but that fact doesn't denigrate the principles which inspired what freedom did materialize. Let's say it's a vision of peace, cooperation and prosperity, rule of law, limits on power, equal opportunity, a free market, a strong defense, a non-interventionist position toward foreign affairs, non-aggression in all relationships, or as close as we can get to all that. Let's just say it's a realization that interventionism is destroying our country and the way out is a psychic change that turns the country in a new direction.
It might be too late, but I can't quit in a cynical apathy that capitulates to power and control. No, just because others in history have failed, it doesn't mean we're destined to fail. I think something's happening. Like I say, it's not about some academic definition of a political philosophy -- it's the spirit that resists domination. The Internet/Information Age is just beginning. The State is floundering and will flex every muscle it has to survive and dominate, but I don't see any way that a new generation will accept a cold, static, and ultimately dumb State that seeks to condition their every thought and regulate their every move. No, young people will rebel against domination, surveillance, propaganda and political games. Liberty is not over -- historically speaking, it's just beginning. Never before have people had more weapons to fight domination without the need to resort to violence. These weapons are spiritual, economic, dynamic and intellectual-- way more powerful and effective long-run than violence.