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Libertarianism is not a religionOne of the most basic questions that we are asked is quite simple: If Libertarianism is so good, how is it then that so few people want it?

This is a fair question that we must address. Unfortunately, the answer is complicated and multifaceted (i.e. it has many sides or points of view). We will do our best to simplify.

POLITICAL EVOLUTION

Libertarianism is simply a step or phase within the political evolution phenomenon. As such, Libertarianism is a step forward towards broader freedoms, higher security and better economic conditions than the previous -democratic- system (see The Law of Political Systems Direction). Also as such Libertarianism is not something unique or special.

Because of these characteristics (when compared to the previous system), it is possible to say categorically that yes, Libertarianism is indeed a better system than its predecessor. Few people (for now) believe that Libertarianism is the pinnacle of political evolution and they are right…in theoretical terms. Libertarianism is the best system we will eventually have. But we must never lose sight from the fact that political evolution is always in motion. Better political systems can always be found in the future. From this point of view, Libertarianism is not the best system we will ever have because we can (and we will) imagine a better one. Eventually. The problem is that Libertarianism is not yet in practice. Therefore to define what is "best" depends of your point of view. If we are talking about implemented political systems then yes, Democracy is the best. If we are talking about upcoming systems then Libertarianism is the best.

Political evolution (as any other evolution) is also messy and not synchronized. Different places in the world contain different people with different histories, cultures and economic conditions. Therefore in the same manner as any other evolutionary process, political evolution will differ from place to place. What this means is that in several places in the world, Libertarianism is beginning to be sought after because these people are waking up from the previous political system (Democracy) who failed them.

When we say that Democracy is deprecated (i.e. obsolete) we mean to say that in the countries that had democracy for 200+ years (what we often call "modern democracies"), Democracy has run its course and it has become toxic and thus ripe for a change. We have explained the necessary conditions for this change, this political evolution, in our article The Three Laws of Political System Change. All political systems eventually become toxic and counterproductive and this is not an anomaly but a prerequisite for change. Libertarianism is not an exception. The problem is that people cling to existing systems because the alternative, change, is stressful and unknown. As such, most people will prefer Democracy over the future (Libertarianism) simply because it is "the devil they know", so to speak.

Because of these different points of view to call Libertarianism "good" is subjective and dependent of where you are in the political evolutionary path and how enlightened you are. Enlightenment tends to be rational and rationality tends to reject religion, at least in mundane affairs.

The authors of this site we have seen many political systems and have lived through them; nobody had to tell us what they were; we saw them in action by ourselves. For us, Libertarianism is the best system and its time has come. We have passed the point of no return because "the devil we know" is far, far worse than the "devil to come". Unfortunately, we are but a tiny portion of the peoples of the earth. We are at the very frontlines of political evolution while most people are not even aware that a war exists.

GREED

The second reason why Libertarianism will be the preferred political system is because of our own vested interests. We are greedy people whose jobs depend from our own efforts and not from the existence of a Democratic system. We hate and despise the privileges politicians enjoy which depend from the concept that somebody else, not them, must pay for their luxuries. We are tired of politicians scamming people through the enablement of democratic systems. We are tired that politicians can not only get away with it but thrive without the fear of any negative repercussions. For politicians the Democratic system is literally permission to print and spent money, a great deal of it ending in their pockets. We hate and despise that through this process politicians have utterly destroyed the confidence in sound money thus delaying and preventing higher standards of living. We loathe that politicians use the power of the state through propaganda and "education" (see Lost Memories) to brainwash people into believing in Democracy. And we are sick and tired of facing the reality that the power of the state is vast and overwhelming. It is an insult to our efforts and our rights.

But politicians are not the only group with vested interests. There is another group above politicians (the power elite) who depends upon the existence of the state in order to gain large economic advantages. The point is that in a truly free market, economic success depends purely from serving the public. In a controlled and managed market (such as the current one), two extra massive alternatives exist. They are: government contracts and government capability to create and enforce artificial monopolies. This we explained in more detail in our previous article Democracy As Religion.

Our greed demands that all these false profits be gone, not only because they are an insult to our own efforts, but because they actually decrease our own profits and our standards of living. However, in order to do so we must remove the element that makes this possible: democracy. We must be clear. Greed in and by itself is the basis of free markets. As such greed is good. The problem is that in the presence of an enabler (such as governments), greed becomes counterproductive because serving peoples' needs is now not the only way to make money.

Note: please see the Glossary if you are unfamiliar with certain words.

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