Libertarian white boys PMing me to whine that they take my ideology seriously, so why can’t I give them the same respect.
First of all, no, it’s rather unlikely you do understand my politics. It seems like only 1 in 10 Libertarians actually understand socialism and not some Mises.org caricature of it.
And even if you do understand it, so what? I don’t give a shit if you respect my politics. I’m not interested in your approvle. Fuck agreeing to disagree. Your ideology is pernicious and vile. The things you believe are dehumanizing and sick. The fact you’re nice about how you enact this vicious program means jackshit to me.
And frankly, anyone who actually understands my politics should know all this already. If you say you understand my politics but don’t this this, you don’t really understand anything at all.
I have no hope for you, my friend. None. I’ve been the one trying to bridge the gap in the political community on Tumblr for a long time. As insignificant as Tumblr is, unifying some people across ideological-lines is very useful.
You must build bridges; the idea that making enemies will help anyone is ludicrous. Demeaning views and destroying hopes for any form of coalition is reckless, thoughtless, and irresponsible.
Please, libertarians on Tumblr, and please, anarchists or socialists on Tumblr: stop the anger. It helps nothing but your inflated self-worth most of the time. Akagoldfish seems to be so convinced that his opinion is the word of gospel. I beg of everyone else to realize that this is not true.
And I will be frank: libertarians are more guilty of thinking that their shit doesn’t stink than socialists are. Both are equally guilty in harboring hate. Both are equally guilty in lacking fundamental understandings of one another (and therefor lacking a fundamental respect). We’re all aiming to make society a better place, and we know that’s a fact. Our subjective nature shouldn’t blind us to the kindheartedness of others just because “they want to steal my money in taxes!” or “they want the evil corporations to run the world!”
I’m sure all of you know that I won’t give this up. Keep an open ear and keep from personal attacks. Raise the intelligence level of debates, I beg of you. Become friends on any sort of common ground. If there is no common ground, then just have some respect. You’d be astonished at how much you can learn and grow personally.