I don’t mean that you should agree with them. What I mean is that you should listen to libertarian media even if you don’t agree with the philosophy. Why? Because they question everything. You know where they stand and it is against the government. Oh and by the way, they are also against big business and they way it uses government to set regulations. They are skeptical of the whole damn system.
Right now we have a team mentality when it comes to politics. We are all invested in these bubbles and have a complex system where we signal each other to let each other know which team we are on. The worse thing is that we are emotionally invested in these political identities. The great thing is that the libertarians are not. They sit on the sidelines and boo both teams. They give an outsiders perspective to our political climate.
If you have strong partisan stand then you should definitely not listen to the other side because it is simply a dark mirror of your own views. You should listen to libertarians who are the third way of American politics.
I think the one of the most damaging myths is that most Americans are basically non-partisan and just want Washington to be bi-partisan. I’m calling bullshit on this. If this were true we wouldn’t have MSNBC and FOX News. I think there are what Roger Stone would call a lot of low information voters, who don’t have have strong ideologies and therefore open to sway. The libertarian mindset is the opposite of this. It is high information and you will find libertarian media to appeal to the highest common denominator.
If you don’t already have libertarian media in your line-up then I would recommend starting with these two:
Tom Woods podcast