I could have predicted this, in fact I did, and as usual, it came true. I recently did a video about the fundamentalist religion of libertarianism, in which I predicted, accurately, that I’d have libertarians coming out and screaming at me because I’d somehow offended them by making a video all about them and how awful I was because I’d made them look bad.
No, they made themselves look bad and it’s really funny to watch them rant and rave about how bad *I* am that they are reacting the way that *THEY* are. It’s more evidence of the abject emotional insecurity of humanity.
First off, I already said that I was only talking about a particular set of libertarians, I was very specific in my video, but the people who came back at me, one in particular, was screaming that he was not that way at all. Then why is he responding? He already knows, if he watched the video, that I’m not talking about him, but just by his very response, it’s painfully clear that I am and he knows it, he just doesn’t want to be honest about it.
There’s this really weird human reaction that if you use a word that someone uses in relation to themselves, even if you’re clearly not talking about them, even if they clearly don’t fit into whatever you’re talking about, they have to get mad because somehow, your criticism of other people reflects badly on them. This is a very immature reaction.
And of course, it isn’t just the libertarians that do it, that’s just the most recent example. Liberals. Feminists. Conservatives. Christians. Muslims. All of them are equally guilty. They are more concerned with the label they choose to wear than the content of the discussion going on. They don’t even care if what you’re saying is completely accurate, if it makes them feel bad, they drop trou and spray feces on everyone and that’s a problem.
Seriously, shouldn’t the actual content be more important than how the discussion makes you feel? This is why the religious have such a problem having a rational discussion about things like abortion and gay marriage. The idea disgusts them on an emotional level and they are unable to rise above it. The feelings are all that matters. The same goes for libertarians and their claims about statism and natural law and all of that. It doesn’t make any sense, they cannot demonstrate any of it, but if you criticize it, they freak out. Or liberals who can’t talk about feminism or racism or gender politics without throwing around words like “misogyny” in an irrational attempt to smear their detractors. It’s why so many important discussions these days are at a complete stand still, because you have two sides who can do no more than fling poo at each other.
So anyhow, here’s the video, you can go over to YouTube to see the comments if you really want, but I’m sure you’ve run into this plenty of times yourself. It really is sad, isn’t it? Can’t people just talk intellectually without losing their shit?