George Phillies in a Facebook post at Libertarian Radicals’ page recently noted, regarding the agenda for the next LNC meeting, that:
“The LNC is debating putting on the live meeting agenda for 15 minutes a motion saying that members who do not wish to be addressed as Mr or Mrs or whatever are entitled to be addressed in a reasonable alternative manner. The conflict with Roberts has been noted.”
Wes Wagner has replied with the following:
“Regarding the entire discussion about Mr. Ms. etc…
“I believe it is important to point out that these are the types of concerns that legislators and officials argue about when the empire is crumbling. The actual pressing concerns of the day seem unsolvable and unresolvable so they amuse themselves with tangential and irrelevant topics.
“You may notice that the same dramas that play out in the macro sense in our body politic at the US Government level are often echoed within our LNC. There is a reason for this, and that reason is that the LNC itself suffers from many of the same maladies.
“The reality is that systems once they have reached this state are typically beyond repair though graceful and incremental reformation, and reconstitution is typically required and a new foundation of thought and principle must be laid.
“We lived this reality in Oregon and came out on the other side of it stronger. Us, as members and stakeholders in the libertarian movement, need to come to terms with the notion that the LNC Inc. is a lost cause, and graceful reconstitution is the best method of maintaining the assets.
“If we allow collapse of a failing system to occur through its entire course, the assets typically are lost and destroyed in the process and we will be rebuilding from nothing. If we otherwise make a moral choice to short circuit the collapse of a failing empire, we can salvage as much value as is possible.
“We are faced with this situation on a macro level, and how we deal with it as individual on the micro level will determine whether we have the capacity and character to succeed in our primary objective.”
No word yet from Drs Liberman and Lark.
For what it’s worth this reporter, whose dad and daughter are each MDs (or about to be) and gets confused whenever anyone calls him Doctor Buchmaan, prefers the honorific “Professor.”