Word is, a bunch of us are now referred to as "paleolibertarians." See here for background. Well, whatever. There is one of two possibilities for the Neo-Libertarians:
- Utter and complete failure.
- Success, but with no discernible essential difference from the status quo.
The current political system cannot be reformed. It never has been and it never will be. Political systems collapse (of their own weight or revolution) and are replaced with completely different ones. They don’t grow to become more honest. They don’t evolve into beacons of fiscal responsibility. They don’t progress towards a higher quality and plane of liberty and justice for all. They never tend to engage less and less coercion over time.
Practical politics is The Beast with an ability to feed and gorge itself, and that’s what it does. The Beast is more than happy to engage the world of would-be political reformers. Such naive sycophants are lured into believing they can weaken The Beast, but in reality, their zealotry in compromise only energizes The Beast and is turned against them. It will turn them into agents of The Beat too, just like it does to everyone who gets too close.
If the Neo-Libertarians want to be useful, then they ought to be showing people how to Abandon the Beast.