Where are the Libertarian Bloggers?

Three days now and not a single post on another blog about trying to change the LNC’s attitude towards blogging? Not one trackback or link going to any of these discussions. Only a handful of comments supporting this.


If you people think I’m going to trudge on alone, you’re nuts. Three months ago we had a firestorm going, and now everyone’s pretty much silent.

If this is the way you guys have my back, I might as well go over to the Republicans where they will at least be honest and stick a knife in. Or maybe Tom Knapp had the right idea after all.

I am not impressed with the power of libertarian blogs right now. Maybe the LNC is right and we don’t mean diddly-fucking-squat.

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

  1. agreed. All talk, no action. I and a bunch of massachusetts libertarians are actually focusing LESS on the national level, and trying to build a strong base locally. If all goes well, we will then have influence at the national level.

    It’s the same thing you’re trying to do with the blogs, get them united before taking on lp.org as a single big unit. I don’t know if it’s that people don’t support you, but perhaps they are less vocal about it or worse… disenfranchised.

    I personally don’t have a blog (I know, soooo 1998), but I am in support of what you are doing. I know there have been a lot of discussions over at timwest.blogs.com/ that have been along similar lines. Also, some of this dicussion is not online in the forums, but rather person to person. Not helpful for you, but just helping explain why things may be why they are.

  2. My time for TNL is more limited than it was. With 9 authors I should have more output but it does not seem to be working that way.

  3. Stephen,

    I understand your anger… there is this saying that goes something like this – “you are not finished when you are defeated, you are finished when you quit”…

    If you quit then it WILL mean that you DONT mean shit…

    People are supportive of you… maybe you just dont see it. Let us know how we could help, seriously. Read my comment on your post below also.

  4. I just heard about this site today – maybe the reason you’re not seeing a lot of help is that you’re not seen very much. Also, maybe those who do know about this site have other things they are working on.

    I have a state convention coming up in April, I am getting my house ready to sell in preparation for the move to the free state, and I’m busy at work making sure my code is up to snuff for the next guy to maintain.

    Hell, we’ve not been getting much help from National – and I’m a state chair. As I told Jim Lark (then national chair) when he asked what we thought about national – I said that I thought they were mostly irrelevant. As a state party that believes in decentralization, how could they be very relevant to us?

    Still waiting for Raiser’s Edge…

  5. Uh, we are working man. We aren’t rich we are in the trenches and can contribute when we can. Still here, still in support… keep up the good work Stephen.

  6. Two years ago, an archive of my old radio shows went on line. I was so proud of some of these interviews including people from CATO, IJ, Reason, etc. Nothing, no one. According to my web stats, not even my own family listened.
    Well, when I started weight lifting again, some of my UFO/Black Helicopter buddies talked me into posting some of the pictures. The stats went up.
    Conclusion: nudie pix…no, but each blog needs a gimmick. There are just so many libertarian blogs and that’s a good thing.