But if we define the term “libertarian moment” more modestly, a different conclusion emerges. No, we have not reached a point at which anything like a majority of Americans have embraced our ideas. But we have reached a point at which even mainstream sources, which in the pre-Internet age could get away with ignoring us altogether, are forced to acknowledge us, if only for purposes of dismissal and ridicule.
Hey Lew Rockwell: They dismiss and ridicule us because they cannot begin to refute us and they are afraid to even allow our analysis into their brains. No non-libertarian has any understanding of the non-aggression principle and no non-Austrian understands a) violent intervention vs. voluntary exchange; b) economic calculation vs mis-calculation; and/or how violent intervention results in mis-calculation.
They are so cowardly that they will not allow the public to hear of the theory that the Great Depression was just a hangover of statist monetary policies from World War I. Heck, the statists cannot even admit to themselves that they promote and engage in violence much less that it accounts for about 99.9% of their “policy” proposals.
We need to get right in their face and challenge them on their cowardice.