Originally Posted by MrMister
Wait didn't Ayn Rand hold libertarianism in extreme contempt? Why do libertarians hold her in high esteem? Or do they? Genuine question.
Many do but the idea that libertarians "jack off to Ayn Rand" is as ignorant as the idea Republicans "jack off to Pat Robertson". Just a mindless caricature being imposed by someone incapable of having a political discussion with people they disagree with. I wish we had some liberals in this thread who didn't resort to ad hominem attacks and actually were willing to make arguments based on facts so we could have a real discussion instead of 9QA-style political team sports warfare.
I watch videos and read articles by liberals all the time (as well as more modern conservatives and even anarchists) and there are some points where I can agree or sympathize. I absolutely wish that possibility existed in this thread as well. It'd be cool if you as a mod would enforce that type of mentality in this thread to encourage discussion, but that might be too much effort to exert for just one thread.