The Libertarian Party had a virtual convention, and the “delegates” voted to nominate Jo (Joanne) Jorgensen, a Clemson University psychology professor.
But this has been yet another example of an utter lack of respect for the democratic process and the will of the voters.
You see, some states had Libertarian Party primaries along with Republicrat and Demopublican primaries. Jorgensen was the #2 vote-getter with some 5,000 votes, versus Jacob Hornberger (the candidate I have been promoting here) the #1 vote-getter who received some 9,000 votes! This tells us that the Libertarian Party apparatchiks are just that, apparatchiks.
And there are indications that the main reason the LP chose Jorgensen was because of her gender, and her being a “social justice warrior” as well. The latest tweet by her that stirred some people up, for instance, was, “It is not enough to be passively not racist, we must be actively anti-racist.” This was after she attended a Black Lives Matter rally. (Excuse me, Toots, I don’t want to attend any rallies, and I don’t care really if someone thinks ignorant, bad thoughts about others. I believe in freedom of thought and freedom of speech. Thoughts and words can’t hurt anyone. It’s actions that matter to me, such as police being criminal thugs against others, okay?)
The formal organization “Black Lives Matter” is openly Marxist and wants to abolish capitalism and the nuclear family. Hmm. Obviously, they are not for libertarianism, i.e. the non-aggression principle, self-ownership (which is associated with private property) and individualism. So I think Jorgensen is really just “virtue-signalling” here. (Okay, Jo, you’re NOT racist, I know, I know!)
However, unlike the formal organization, the general movement “black lives matter” seems to be rallying in support of “black lives” and in opposition to police brutality, as we had seen in Minneapolis recently. Although rioting and violence have no place in a movement that rallies for peace, in my opinion.
I hope readers don’t misconstrue anything I’ve written here, including my sarcastic remarks. I agree with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Anyway, after neocon warmonger Bob Barr and moron Gary Johnson, I am not surprised that in 2020 the LP apparatchiks would choose the one who didn’t get nearly as many votes in the primaries as the one who did get the most votes, Jacob Hornberger. The actual citizen voters had spoken but the higher-ups apparently know better.
The Libertarian Party has been around for nearly 50 years, and they really haven’t made any progress in advancing the principles of freedom. So, I am not holding my breath that they ever will.