To be a libertarian requires three things: the courage to stand alone, the intelligence to question the system, and the cluelessness not to notice you are in a party consisting primarily of other frustrated white men.
Modern American libertarians are anarchists without the social conscience. They believe the hammer of freedom can perform all repairs. They question every aspect of a nation’s hierarchy except their own privilege within it. Libertarians lift the banner of their own freedom, but embrace an economic system that reduces much of humankind to serfdom. They repudiate violence, but ignore discrepencies of power that amount to the same thing. They renounce war, but then surrender themselves as cogs to a preditorial economic system which leads us inevitably to it.