There has been a great deal of hype surrounding Austrian economist Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s ‘Libertarian and the Alt-Right’ speech that he delivered for his 12th annual Property and Freedom Society conference that took place last month in Bodrum, Turkey. The speech was finally released for the public yesterday, and it packed a serious punch. Eschewing political correctness, Hoppe delivered a brutal excoriation of social justice warriors, saying that it is incumbent upon libertarians to “crush the anti-fascist mob.”
“Public anger must be aroused, and there must be clamoring far and wide for the police to be unleashed and this mob beaten into submission,” Hoppe said, mincing no words in his rebuke of the leftist threat.
After sharing this controversial sentiment, Hoppe rushed to address obvious concerns that more left-leaning libertarians would have regarding compulsory government policing being used to crush leftists.
“Do you also object… that the police arrest murderers or rapists?” Hoppe asked his critics. “Aren’t these legitimate tasks performed also in a libertarian order by private police? And if the police are not allowed to do anything about this mob, isn’t it ok then that the target of these attacks – namely the so-called racist right – should take the task upon itself of giving the social justice warriors a bloody nose?”
The hour long speech featured many highlights that will be sure to resonate through the libertarian community as well as the alt-right. Hoppe listed many pillars on which a realistic libertarian movement can be built, and derided Jeffrey Tucker, a former ally, and the Students for Liberty for embracing leftism and political correctness.
“We must speak out whenever and wherever… against anyone affronting us with the – by now only all too familiar – politically correct drivel and left egalitarian balderdash,” Hoppe said.