No One Can Be Told What The Libertarian Matrix Is

Transmission from the Libertarian Reform Caucus:

I know why you’re here. I know what you’ve been doing. I know why you hardly sleep, and why night after night you sit at your computer. It’s the question that drives us. It’s the question that brought you here.

What is the Libertarian Matrix? Who is The One?

The last two minutes of this video shows you the answers (after repeating a minute of setup from Sunday’s teaser trailer).

[NOTE: This is not a repeat post. Consider it Part 2.]

Take the red pill at the Reform Caucus booth in Denver, and watch our full 24-minute Matrix-themed featurette.

32 Responses to “No One Can Be Told What The Libertarian Matrix Is”

  1. Thomas M. Sipos Says:

    This was already posted on May 18.

    This is no longer a news & discussion post. This is free advertising for the Reform Caucus.

  2. Austin Cassidy Says:

    Thomas,

    I agree this was presented as basically advertising. But the video is different from the one that I saw posted on here before. This includes an explanation of what their “Matrix” is… not just the teaser.

  3. NewFederalist Says:

    Is it just me or is the link to Kn@@pster missing from the sidebar?

  4. Justin Grover Says:

    Kind of a stretched metaphor. Amusing, though.

  5. Susan Hogarth Says:

    I know why you hardly sleep, and why night after night you sit at your computer.

    Right. It’s because you have no life.

    What are you gonna
    sit around and worry?
    Chewing your life to its tomb
    What have you
    given up on freedom
    before they’ve taken it from you?
    ...
    Even if the eye
    on pyramids
    Is keeping track of
    Your every move
    You can’t contain your thoughts,
    they’re all you’ve got
    Just go and do what you do!

  6. Chris Moore Says:

    I’m a little upset about the blatant mischaracterization of purist positions.

    We want to stop enforcing tax laws yesterday, not tommorrow!

  7. Susan Hogarth Says:

    Sheesh, Chris. Isn’t today good enough for you?

    I’m being all compromis-y ‘cause I’m running for a seat on the LNC :)

  8. Nambla Mary Says:

    Are young children capable of consenting to sex with adults inside the Matrix?

  9. Balph Eubank Says:

    Don’t worry purists, as long as the LP Membership Oath remains, the war can continue. The party can remain the “Party of [Debate Over] Principle.”

  10. Chris Moore Says:

    Sheesh, Chris. Isn’t today good enough for you?

    I had planned on spending today repealing those laws. Tomorrow I was going to begin bulldozing government buildings and the next day is when the auction for all state parks is scheduled.

    The contractors and auctioneers are under contract, so I have to pay them (via donations) whether we’re ready or not. I have deadlines!

  11. The Holtztrix Says:

    peanuts song smart . . not crack, Jack

    plebes in prius, not Geo wheels turning

    gordon gone . . digg vig

    root root root home unknown

    no win . . . kernal fault Klink qua cron a shame

    murray to blame

    1,2,3 strikes . . . still old ball game

  12. Susan Hogarth Says:

    I had planned on spending today repealing those laws. Tomorrow I was going to begin bulldozing government buildings and the next day is when the auction for all state parks is scheduled.

    The contractors and auctioneers are under contract, so I have to pay them (via donations) whether we’re ready or not. I have deadlines!

    Understood. But. I. Must. Take. Issue.

    Just how did you decide that bulldozing was first and land auctions were next? That violates the principle of NoParticularOrder.

    Was it just a scheduling thing? Or are you an order deviationist?

  13. Brian Holtz Says:

    Kudos to David Nolan for deducing who is The One and what the Libertarian Matrix is. He wrote:

    DN) I’ll guess that “The Libertarian Matrix” (as imagined by Holtz) is an artificial Rothbardian fantasy world, and “The One” is YOU, THE DELEGATE TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION. (DN

    So now instead of watching the 24-minute movie in our booth, you can just ask David what happens in it.

    If Susan “Bobarr” Hogarth is not amused now, just wait until she sees tomorrow’s preview of the opening two scenes of the movie and tries to figure out which character might be based on her. She may need to take more than one blue pill.

    Props would go to Thomas Sipos for getting the first comment in, but the degree of difficulty drops when you don’t bother to actually read the posting. Read, fire, aim! He may also want to read whether this posting was filed under “News” vs. “Humor/Satire”.

    If the Radical Caucus wants to spill the beans about what they’re going to be doing with their booth in Denver, I as a newbie TPW contributor covering the Platform/Caucus beat will cover the story here.

  14. Ayn R. Key Says:

    Oh, but the taser shows it is all ok. It doesn’t matter if the rest of the platform is gone, it has a strong gun-rights plank.

    Very slick to say that your offer is the compromise. It’s like a Bush compromise – do things your way 100% and we will call it a compromise. Say that there are any problems with doing things 100% your way and that means we are being uncompromising.

    Very Bushian.

  15. Susan Hogarth Says:

    If the Radical Caucus wants to spill the beans about what they’re going to be doing with their booth in Denver, I as a newbie TPW contributor covering the Platform/Caucus beat will cover the story here.

    Sorry; I’m too busy wiping the cosmoline off the rifles.

    Just kidding. Really.

  16. Yank Says:

    It doesn’t look like anyone is going to get ass on this site anymore. I’m looking for ASS at Last Free Voice from now on.

  17. Chris Moore Says:

    Just how did you decide that bulldozing was first and land auctions were next? That violates the principle of NoParticularOrder.

    Was it just a scheduling thing? Or are you an order deviationist?

    I have recently formed the Libertarian Caucus for Deviationist Reform. We believe a strict adherence to the principle of NoParticularOrder to not be palatable to the voters. Therefore, we offer a compromise solution. We will offer this compromise at the convention, and if the delegates don’t like it exactly as we’ve laid it out, then screw them. I’m going home. Fuckin’ anorderists telling us how to order (or not order) the smashing of the state!

    We know what the voters want. They want an ordered dismantling of the power structure. Few of our members have actually ran for elected office on this brilliant compromise platform, and those that did lost just as bad as the non-reformers. However, this is only because the voters were put-off by the current position on Order which is available on the LPs website about 20,000 clicks from the home page, and that I am sure was read by every one of them. This is obviously what keeps the LP from winning.

    People like you are keeping the LP down by trying to purge the LP of orderists like myself. Why are you trying to purge me?!

    I don’t want to purge anorderists. I just want them to shut up, do as they’re told, and agree to the compromises that we dictate.

  18. Susan Hogarth Says:

    I have recently formed the Libertarian Caucus for Deviationist Reform.

    HERETIC!

    We believe a strict adherence to the principle of NoParticularOrder to not be palatable to the voters.

    Voters? I thought those cute fuzzy things were Tucker Carlson’s discarded bowties.

    Therefore, we offer a compromise solution.

    Compromise is NEVER a solution!

    We will offer this compromise at the convention, and if the delegates don’t like it exactly as we’ve laid it out, then screw them. I’m going home. Fuckin’ anorderists telling us how to order (or not order) the smashing of the state!

    Deserter! Heretic deviationist orderist deserter! And your mom is chubby.

    We know what the voters want. They want an ordered dismantling of the power structure. Few of our members have actually ran for elected office on this brilliant compromise platform, and those that did lost just as bad as the non-reformers. However, this is only because the voters were put-off by the current position on Order which is available on the LPs website about 20,000 clicks from the home page, and that I am sure was read by every one of them. This is obviously what keeps the LP from winning.

    Oh. Gosh, maybe you have a point. It’s all MY FAULT. I am SO SORRY.

    No, wait! it’s Murray Rothbard’s fault. He’s dead, so we can blame him for everything. And he wore bowties. Tucker Carlson wore bowties… but gave them up. Hmmmmmm. Verrrry suspicious.

    People like you are keeping the LP down by trying to purge the LP of orderists like myself. Why are you trying to purge me?!

    A purge a day … keeps the Republicans at bay!!

    I don’t want to purge anorderists. I just want them to shut up, do as they’re told, and agree to the compromises that we dictate.

    Oh. OK.

  19. Stewart Flood Says:

    How do you know that Rothbard is dead? He could have re-incarnated as one of our Presidential candidates. What if WAR is really Rothbard? Maybe Gravel’s sudden conversion is due to a massive (fatal) seizure and Rothbard is inhabiting his body?

    150 miles down, 1500 to go…should be in Denver by noon tomorrow!

  20. Brian Holtz Says:

    Uh oh, they’ve stumbled upon our ingenious plan to “purge” them by politely asking the delegates to vote on whether the Platform be as respectful of our small-government minarchist principles as it is of their zero-government anarchist principles.

    Is it too late to get a refund on our booth?

  21. Brad Says:

    I disagree with most of the positions they named, but I’m not going to support an agenda of discriminating against immigrants and throwing so-called “teenagers” (adults who are treated as children) in jail for having sex. I personally would much rather support those who seek impractical policies such as abolishing the military and private ownership of nukes than somebody who supports evil apartheid policies of government-mandated discrimination. I also get the sense that the Reform Caucus doesn’t believe that warmongering is wrong (considering the positions of Barr and Root, their 2 main candidates).

  22. Chris Moore Says:

    Uh oh, they’ve stumbled upon our ingenious plan to “purge” them by politely asking the delegates to vote on whether the Platform be as respectful of our small-government minarchist principles as it is of their zero-government anarchist principles.

    We will not stand for such statist tactics! Persuading me to think by using calm and rational arguments is a violation of the Non-Aggression Principle!

    However, since you seem to suggest an ordered process where I first listen and then think before changing my mind about your position, I see we do have some common ground against Susan. Damn anorderists.

  23. Susan Hogarth Says:

    What if WAR is really Rothbard?

    Now, Stewart boy, DON’T you go trying to worm your way back into my good graces with humor. I intend to stay mad for some time, yet.

  24. Susan Hogarth Says:

    However, since you seem to suggest an ordered process where I first listen and then think before changing my mind about your position, I see we do have some common ground against Susan. Damn anorderists.

    Dork! Anordery only applies to government stuff. Private stuff can be ordered. Assuming your mind is your own, and not the government’s, that is.

    Duh.

  25. Stewart Flood Says:

    You thought that the WAR comment was funny? I must need a new writer.

    It is also possible that Milnes is Rothbard, since both of them are/were schizophrenic.

    Not quite sure how far we’ve driven. Not out of South Carolina yet.

    Blackberries are fun!

  26. Susan Hogarth Says:

    You thought that the WAR comment was funny?

    No, I was trying to be charitable. And bitchy at the same time. Hmm. Guess that’s harder to pull off than it seems, at first.

    It is also possible that Milnes is Rothbard, since both of them are/were schizophrenic.

    That’s way in the not-funny category.

    Not quite sure how far we’ve driven. Not out of South Carolina yet.

    Blackberries are fun!

    You had BETTER not be driving-while-typing, you crack-head.

  27. Chris Moore Says:

    Dork! Anordery only applies to government stuff. Private stuff can be ordered. Assuming your mind is your own, and not the government’s, that is.

    And all this time I thought you were a principled anorderist. Afterall, it is naked aggression to force order on a natural system that desires un-order. At least, this is what the founding father of anorderism and Austrian theorist Ludwig Boltzmann believed.

  28. Susan Hogarth Says:

    And all this time I thought you were a principled anorderist. Afterall, it is naked aggression to force order on a natural system that desires un-order. At least, this is what the founding father of anorderism and Austrian theorist Ludwig Boltzmann believed.

    Did he wear a bowtie? ‘Cause if he didn’t, I really can’t take him, or you, seriously.

  29. Chris Moore Says:

    Did he wear a bowtie? ‘Cause if he didn’t, I really can’t take him, or you, seriously.

    Actually, he looked a little like Robert Milnes with an even bushier beard! Besides, he’s dead. Rothbard is also dead. Rothbard wore a bowtie. Therefore, Boltzmann must have worn a bowtie.

    My logic is irrefutable.

  30. Susan Hogarth Says:

    My logic is irrefutable.

    Well, that’s settled then.

  31. Stewart Flood Says:

    There are four of us in the car. I’m the navigator for this part of the trip.

    We’re just north of Atlanta now on 75 heading for TN. About 400 miles down.

  32. g brian Says:

    interesting how brian holtz is now a contributor of entries on this site, whereas he just did comments before viguerie took over.

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