Libertarian Vice Chair, Arvin Vohra, has found himself in hot water over his comments about the military. He went as far as to call black-pilled servicemen “moraless murderers.” He has created quite the controversy—especially in light of his superior, Nicholas Sarwark, ubiquitous syndication of excerpts from the Satanic bible via party social media. However, unlike Sarwark, a short time ago these statements may not even have been considered at all controversial. In fact, one could even argue that Arvin’s anti-military position is Libertarian dogma. So why the hoopla now?
In their quest for tangential growth, libertarians have simply become too scared to honestly state their beliefs. Make no mistake: while most Libertarians do not have an openly hostile relationship to the military (albeit few do), they do not necessarily feel “thankful” for them or feel a need to extol their arguably unnecessary service at sporting events—instead, we pity them. I quote a former naval officer friend of mine running in the Illinois LP for Lt. Gov., David Earl Williams III.
“We may have been exploited by government for our well intended voluntary service to defend our country while unknowingly appeasing corporate interest; but we’re not the enemy.”
While Arvin’s statements may have been insensitive, the reality is this “military skepticism” is something that we all share in the Liberty Movement, from soldier to civilian. For Libertarianism to recover from the death spiral foreseen here at Grand Inquirer, we must clearly state our views on the military, because foreign policy and military de-escalation has always been the primary marketing tool of the movement. There is a 15-year trend concurrent with the rise of defense spending and liberty movement growth. This topic has become far too muted over the last few years. We must break out of this spell of silence Nick Sarwark has cast on us and rediscover the ideological identity of Libertarianism.
Arvin’s comments broke a glass ceiling that needed to be broken. He should not be given the death penalty for that. In fact, he might be the only true libertarian in the entire LP Illuminati.
On that note :
“If you were tricked by military recruiters, help prevent the same thing from happening to others. Share your experiences, and speak out boldly,”