Well, she was a Libertarian Candidate
Very easy on the eyes even for pervy old guys like me with the monitor at 180%.
Figuring her way out into the journalism world armed with a microphone and a huge sign announcing “There is no rape culture in the West” at the Vancouver Slut Walk. Smart, honest, gutsy and, of course, right.
It turns out that Miss Southern is, or rather was, a Libertarian candidate for Parliament. She was suspended for, and I quote Breitbart which quotes the Libertarian Party leader, the deeply unknown Tim Moen as saying “According to Moen, Southern’s actions had “broken message discipline” and undermined the party’s efforts to “connect hearts and minds to the message of liberty and achieve a tipping point of 10% of the population adopting an unshakable belief in Liberty.” (brietbart)
Now this clown has obviously missed the key rule of politics: people who have 750,000 You-Tube views are connecting to the hearts and minds of which you speak. Miss Southern is willing to take a message to the 3rd Wave Feminists. She’s willing to stand up for the truth. If you needed to know why the Libertarian cause is an electoral disaster Tim’s genius move dumping Miss Southern is pretty much the story.
The good news is that Libertarians are rallying around Miss Southern and suggesting that their leader and the Party “elite” get their heads out of their anal sphincters and recognize that Miss Southern is the electoral gold they have been seeking. If they piss off some social justice warriors, feminists and other bigots, so much the better.
The Libertarian position is properly understood as a broad church. It is about government and the evils thereof. it makes perfect sense for there to be Libertarian socons as well as Libertarian SJWs; but, where they meet is that the state should have nothing to do with it.
Let’s see how that works in practice. Gay Marriage, socons hate it, SJW’s are convinced it is a blessing from the Great Goddete of Equal Rights: Libertarian position, What the Fuck is the State doing being involved in marriage. Go away.
Pot: Socons, “The Devil’s Weed”, Legalization Bunnies, “It’s medicine.” Libertarian position, What the Fuck is the State doing being involved with what I choose to smoke?”
Race: Socons, “Race should be ignored, individuals matter.” SJWs, “Race, gender and identity are the only things which matter, individuality is a no more than a social construct”. Libertarian position, What the Fuck is the State doing making choices as to which citizens to favour? Go away.
The dimbulbs in the Canadian Libertarian Party seem to have forgotten who the enemy is. Here is a reminder – it’s the State. And it is anyone who wants to use the State to further their, no doubt admirable, agenda.
Miss Southern seems to intuitively get that. The idiots who suspended her Libertarian candidacy are still stuck inside the box of PC thinking. (As an aside, was Miss Southern homeschooled…she does not seem to have absorbed the general idiocy the current school system creates.) Being inside the box they don’t realize that it is not about a particular position; rather it is about understanding that on all matters it is government and the use of government which is the problem. The Libertarian enemy, the Libertarian problem to be solved, is never about socons or SJWs, it is about the State and its systematic destruction of individual liberties.
Miss Southern is blowing up big. She has the looks and the sass and the sheer balls to épater le bourgeois.
Mr. Moen needs to get over himself. He needs to tell his Party President that Libertarians ignore the two minutes of Twitter hate the feminist SJWs can summon. He needs to tell his Executive that he will sign Miss Southern’s nomination papers and, if he has the wit God gave a rock, he needs to apologize to Miss Southern for being such a gormless pussy.
Mis Southern is destined for great things, Mr. Moen? At the moment, not so much.