Ocean Man emails following my interview with John McAfee:
Was just thinking a bit more about tour McAfee interview. Figured I'd type it out. I
First, the thought that really dawned on me is that The Libertarian Party really is a piece of shit. McAfee startled me at first because the initial libertarian principles that he believes in are rare. And I think it's quite admirable. He sounds like a true believer in non-aggression.
However, once you get past that, he's really just a guy off the street (perhaps with a lot of money, he's definitely not a bum) who believes in non-aggression, and a very limited government. If that's all it takes to be a major presidential candidate for The Libertarian Party, then they're weaker then I ever thought they were.
McAfee had no idea who Rothbard was, or any libertarian thinker for that matter. And it really sounded like he had no idea who Ron Paul was. Even my most leftist friends have good things to say about Ron Paul. McAfee had nothing! Not even an anecdotal compliment.
How on Earth is McAfee supposed to run for president without any knowledge of libertarianism whatsoever (other than the core principle)? He said he doesn't read books! Is the Libertarian Party that devoid of individuals who are willing to carry the party's banner?
McAfee also said that he'd support the other candidates except Gary Johnson. Fair enough. Gary Johnson is a faux libertarian who also has no grounding in libertarian principles. But McAfee implied that he would support Austin Petersen, who is a basically a neocon with libertarian lipstick!
If McAffee is willing to support Petersen, it means he doesn't even understand his competition!
I don't mean to beat up on McAfee, what he knows, and what he doesn't know. Everyone is different, and at different stages in our intellectual development. He seems sincere in at least getting across a message of 'keep your hands off.' That, by itself, is a rarity.
However, that's not nearly enough to run for president of the empire.
The fact that McAfee is a major contender for the Libertarian Party's Presidential candidate proves that the party is nothing but a piece of shit at this point.