Nicholas James Pell writes about “libertarian brutalism” (which I skewered here):
A more sophisticated man than I might be able to do the math on this one, but a desire for “equality” strikes me as operationally totalitarian.
Whether one uses the strong arm of the law or the allegedly “softer” power of the mob in action doesn’t matter a hell of a lot to me. It all amounts to the same.
More to the point, libertarianism is nothing if it isn’t about personal responsibility. Where seeking allies using the language of the professional victimhood industry fits into all this is a question the libertarian progressives have yet to address.