AUBURN – After years of internal struggle, a Libertarian activist has come forth and admitted his chosen ideology does not make any sense.
Jon Rockwell, 23, who likes to go by the nickname “Voluntaryist Rand,” told reporters that Libertarianism cannot be reconciled with the fundamentals of human nature and basic logic, no matter how much he wishes to believe so.
“I have spent years trying to back away from this singular point, but it’s no use. Libertarianism was my brother – I loved it, but nothing can stop these little grey cells of mine from issuing a verdict, ” he said.
In an extended interview with Jesse Ventura, Rockwell noted that for a long time he was a believer in the idea of the market regulating itself according to consumer interests. For example, he once argued cars do not need seat belts because people should be free to make their own decisions about safety without having the government step in to regulate.
“I totally believed it: that people would ask for seat belts if they wanted them, or just be independent and take risks. My Galt’s Gulch was a beautiful idea, and one that seemed so reasonable to the budding political mind. But that’s all gone now.”
Rockwell also explained how he has become enlightened enough to reject his past beliefs that no border control helps the market, people should not be taxed to pay for benefits for disabled veterans and public education is simply extortion of money from the sovereign taxpayer.
Despite leaving Libertarianism behind, Rockwell is not done with politics. His new plan is to read up on and eventually embrace “Anarcho-Communism with a touch of National Anarchism and BDSM theology.”