On our interview show this week our guest is David McManus who is a contributor for Being Libertarian, an alt-media libertarian website and Facebook page. He is also a professional shitposter in the Ancapistan Facebook group which discusses how a hypothetical Anarcho-Capitalist society would work and the problems it would face. He is a 17 year old high school student on Adelaide, I met him at this year’s Friedman Conference in Sydney however I did not speak to him as his hair made him look like a left-libertarian.
So in the interests of getting to know David properly I ask him about his political philosophy and it’s development, and also what his goals are in life and future aspirations in politics. We then turn to discussing libertarianism and the problems with left libertarians, including the push to delete giants of liberty such as Hans Hermann Hoppe, Murray Rothbard and even Ron Paul from libertarian history and ignore their achievements. We also discuss whether Anarcho-Capitalism can be achieved in our lifetime and what are the practical steps to achieving it.
When then turn to discussing the growth of alt-media in the libertarian movement with sites such as Liberty Hangout as well as Being Libertarian which are read by millions of people every month, at the expense of traditional libertarian media such as that from Reason.com and the Cato Institute. We then delve into the cesspool of the Ancapistan Facebook group and ask David given that it is full of suggestions of sexual degeneracy is there any point to at all and does it actually improve our understanding of Anarcho-Capitalism? We then finish off by reflecting about the state of liberty in Australia.