Libertarian Anti-Fascist Committee Returns From Facebook Jail

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The Libertarian Anti-Fascist Committee, a group formed to “[push] the Libertarian Party and the broader market libertarian movement in a more militantly anti-fascist direction, making fascists feel entirely unwelcome in libertarian circles, and working with other anti-fascist movements on areas of agreement in efforts to combat fascism outside of libertarian circles as well,” was recently removed from Facebook for a political cartoon displaying Ron Paul as a member of the KKK.

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As expected, this post caused quite a stir among the libertarian social media elites with Fakertarians accusing the LAFC of calling everyone they disagree with Nazis and white supremacists.

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Monday, the group was republished on Facebook after appealing the ban.

The LAFC has also claimed that the New Libertarian group is contributing to systemic racism and potentially white supremacy for a poll where most of the participants felt that the moderators should allowed racist posts in the group.

Tom Woods has also been a person criticized by the group for his statement on agreeing with Christopher Cantwell in 2014.

While many libertarians would be quick to see this group and label them radical leftists who cannot possibly be libertarian, the group has stated that they do not wish to align with communists.

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A Libertarian Anti-Fascist group may sound contradictory, but this could also be the perfect tool for the Libertarian Party to keep out those who wish to call themselves libertarian while holding authoritarian collectivist ideas on race and immigration.

 

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Author: Luke Henderson

Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016 (after discovering Gary Johnson as a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter), Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism, and political activism. At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published by Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which compelled him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to an open-minded discussion of libertarian ideas from all walks. After many guest contributions to Being Libertarian, Luke was asked to join the website as a contributor, where he writes his column Scoring For Liberty, which discusses sports, politics, and economics from a libertarian lens, and his Educator series that seeks to strengthen libertarian’s understanding of educational techniques and policy to better arguments against public education. Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian party, and the founder of the Missouri Chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.

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