‘If You Want Liberty, Go Live In The African Bush…

… otherwise you’re just a LARPer not willing to do what needs to be done to be free.’

Yes, that is an “actual argument” from a Brit on Twitter. Imagine the level of Stockholm Syndrome you must be suffering to believe that people who desire liberty must live like bushmen to achieve it.

If this person were alive in 1852 they would’ve accused slaves who desired their freedom of suffering from “drapetomania.”

The definition of “liberty” is: the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s way of life, behavior, or political views.

To tell someone that the only way to achieve liberty is to move someplace remote, out of the community they were born into, is to admit that you are not free, and have embraced your chains.

 

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Peter R. Quinones
Peter R. Quinones is managing editor of the Libertarian Institute and hosts the Free Man Beyond the Wall podcast. He released his first book, Freedom Through Memedom – The 31-day Guide to Waking Up to Liberty in November 2017. It reached #4 in the Libertarian Section on Amazon. He has spoken at Liberty Forum in Manchester, New Hampshire and is currently co-producing a documentary entitled, “The Monopoly on Violence,” which is scheduled for a 2020 release. It will feature the most prominent figures in libertarianism explaining how nations states came into existence, the atrocities they commit and what a truly open libertarian society would look like. Contact him at pete@libertarianinstitute.org