Typical “libertarian” male who is selective towards whom he wants to extend liberty.

01 Sep 2009 12:03 pm
Posted by: Donna

Figures. Totally figures. Turns out that the assault rifle-wielding doofus Chris Broughton is not only a follower of hate preacher Steven Anderson, but he shares Anderson’s views vis a vis the proper male ownership of the uteri of the female chattel. From Stephen Lemon’s New Times (hilarious) account of his visit to the Faithful Word Baptist Church, we learn that Chris Broughton wishes for President Obama’s death and compares him to Hitler largely because Obama supports a woman’s right to have control over her own damn body.

“A lot of people want to call a murderer [by] a different name,” said Broughton. “That’s fine if they want to call killing another human being something else, but killing a human being, an innocent human being, is murder.”

Typical. According to the Chris Broughtons of the world, liberty is a wholly owned subsidiary of the male property owner class. It’s strictly defined as the right of insecure men to carry weapons and amass the kind of wealth that enables them to boss women around. It’s why libertarianism has many fans among teenage boys. And grown men like Doofus Chris, who finds the thought of a mere woman rejecting his mighty man seed to be so unbearable that he needs to wave a big gun around and whine that he wishes the President would die. Loser. I bet Chris is one of those guys who can’t get dates because he’s a creepy loon but blames the women for his lack of success and complains to everyone who will listen what a “nice guy” he is.

I’ve pointed out before, and I’ll do it again, that an alarmingly high number of so-called Libertarian men are anti-choice. The reason is quite simple: They’re really badly disguised authoritarians. At least socially conservative Republicans wear their misogyny and authoritarianism proudly. Pseudo-libertarian Republicans like Chris think they’re faking us out and looking cool. They’re not. Leaving aside the fact that libertarianism – as conceptualized by its earnest believers – is an incredibly naive and unworkable political doctrine, it’s pretty ridiculous to call yourself a libertarian (or an anarchist as Broughton called himself on the Alex Jones show) when you oppose women having the same bodily autonomy that you want for yourself. And just so you know, supporting anti-choice Ron Paul is a big fat clue of your true nature.

Sorry for the mini-rant but guys like Chris make the Diva cranky.


  1. Comment by Eli_Blake on September 1, 2009 3:35 pm

    I figured I’d help out Chris with some dating advice:

    1. Just because the legislature has said you can wear that gun on your back to a bar, don’t do it.

    2. “Wanna go shoot something?” is a really, really bad pickup line.

    3. “My gun is bigger than that dude’s” is an even worse pickup line.

    4. Don’t do the standard libertarian thing and say that the inalieable rights are to ‘life, liberty and property.’ Yeah, John Locke may have said that but if she passed the fourth grade she learned that the founding fathers wrote, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

    5. If she does become intimate with you, don’t say just before having sex, “in case you get pregnant, you should know that I’m against abortion.”

    6. Don’t tell her that the Secret Service has you on their watch list.

    7. Don’t tell her, “I’m against abortion, but I favor killing the president.”

    8. Don’t tell her, “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is mine, in fact you are mine.”

    9. Don’t brag that all by yourself you’ve gotten entire trade groups to cancel their conventions in Arizona just to stay away from you.

    10. Sorry, Chris– you’re too late. Shawna Forde might have been the woman for you, but she’s no longer in circulation.

  2. Comment by Donna on September 1, 2009 5:30 pm

    OMG Eli, your post was funny enough but when I got to the Shawna Forde bit, I lost it. LMAO.

  3. Comment by GooseGander on September 2, 2009 1:40 pm

    Thane? Thane?

  4. Comment by Eli_Blake on September 2, 2009 2:00 pm

    Donna, that was balm for the ‘cranky Diva’ affliction.


    Good observation. You’d think Thane would latch onto the word, ‘libertarian’ but I guess he’d rather skip out of town than have to defend a moron like Chris. Or even defend libertarians. Yeah, there’s a commitment to principle, for you.

  5. Comment by Donna on September 2, 2009 3:21 pm

    The few pro-choice libertarians who dare to defend the anti-choicers among their counterparts will typically evoke states rights. That’s a big one for explaining Ron Paul’s stance. Oh, he’s not anti-choice, he just wants to leave it up to each state. Bullhockey. If you support the right of any government of any size to deprive female citizens of their right to control their own bodies then you are NOT a libertarian. Period. States rights have nothing to do with it.

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