Those who want you to doubt that anarchy (self ownership and individual responsibility) is the best, most moral, and ethical way to live among others are asking you to accept that theft, aggression, superstition, and slavery are perhaps better.
Now, not all statists are necessarily "losers"- some are. Some libertarians are, too. It's a human thing. But sometimes....Oh, the comments my CNJ columns attract... Here's what some statists resort to when they have nothing else:
Statist Tax-Addict Commenter
It's easy to be a freedom loving libertarian when you live in your parent's basement.
My parents don't have a basement. They are welcome to come to my house and use my cellar in the event of a tornado, though. Statists are such sore losers. LOL
Statist Tax-Addict Commenter
I heard different. At what age did you move out?
Not that it is any of your business, but just after my 22nd birthday. Decades ago, in other words.
And, it wouldn't matter regardless.
Do you reject scientific discoveries if you disapprove of where the person lives when they make the discovery? Truth is truth, and rejecting theft and coercion is still the only ethical way to live, no matter who espouses it, or where they live. Just like theft and coercion are still evil no matter how you believe you are justifying it with "necessity" or a "job".
I know lots of freedom-loving libertarians, and have never concerned myself with what their living situation might be. Just like I have never considered where a statist lives as relevant to the debate. I don't need to worry about pointless things like that, because the statist ideas are so deeply flawed and self-contradictory it gives plenty of *real* ammo against their position. But it's a pathetic attempt I see dredged up over and over by statists. It's just a diversion to try to find something irrelevant in order to try to discredit liberty, since there's no real foundation with which to attack it. It's a tactic of desperation pursued by people who know deep down that they have no leg to stand on. Can't argue with the truth, so let's find a way to attack those telling it. As if it somehow gives their position credence.
Now, supposed "libertarians" who advocate aggression or theft ("taxation" of any sort, as an example, even a "flat tax") are the ones discrediting themselves, because they are not living up to what they claim to believe.
I suppose I could also point out that statists who don't go around robbing their neighbors (in person, I mean, not just by supporting "taxation") and attacking or kidnapping innocent people are also failing to live up to what they say they believe in, since there is no difference in doing those things in person or by proxy through the State/government. Evil is evil.
Every time a cop pins one of those metal trinkets on his chest, he is aligning himself with the State and against you. It's no different than when Nazis wore swastikas to show where their allegiance lay.
A badge is the moral and ethical equivalent of a swastika. Those disgusting trinkets should be known as "badgstikas".
Someday, soon, they may be seen in the same light by more than just me.