The point is that Libertarianism has only arisen, let alone flourished (if you can define what we are doing as “flourishing”) in specifically Christian, and also specifically English-speaking civilisation. A great part of what defines this sort of society in which we are (still, sort of) fortunate to live, is the presence and influence in “local” “communities” of a thing called a “Church”. It may have been there in some concrete form or other for up to fifteen centuries. Brixworth in Northants is an example.
I believe that money is denied to these buildings by British socialist Gramsco-Eagletonians (most of whom have now got into the guvmint or are operating the levers of power in the “administration”, including all UK Soviets) for a reason. It is precisely because they passionately oppose the existence of voluntary institutions such as the Christian Religion, the Women’s Institute, the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides and the like, the local Cricket Club, and so on, that they want these buildings, many of which are architecturally and historically important, to fall into ruin. Of course, for them to replace existing human nature with another one in their own unfathomably evil image, a new form of human nature and associational behaviour has to be created, and it can only flourish on the ruins of the old one, in their eyes.
What utter bastards they must be, to get to think like that.
Does anybody think that powerful libertarian forces will become deployable in places such as, er, say…
Caracas (er, possibly! Why? Discuss.)
Much Wenlock (yes.)