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Adapted from an essay by Marc Montoni, The Song of the LiberCop.[1]

Ah, the glorious song of the Libercop. The eyes water at the thought.

LiberCop (n) -- A person (assuming the word "person" is appropriate) who watches in horror any time the Libertarian Party begins to show any sign of success, and slanders and defames anyone who is even suspected of remotely being involved in fomenting that success.

A LiberCop oozes up out of the slime (I'd say "woodwork" but that's too clean to describe their origin) to beat up on other LP members until all forward progress is "arrested" and the enemies of the Libercop are all "locked away" -- gone from the Party. LiberCops become almost completely silent and well-behaved when the LP is in remission and its best and brightest have fled for more appreciative groups.

The average LiberCop (and they are really, really average) spends most awake hours being righteously indignant about other Libertarians who look, think, or act differently than they.

LiberCops are bigoted, indifferent to the effect their words have on others, usually sexist and racist, and often do not bathe frequently enough to wash off their trailing, fetid stench of hypocrisy and treachery. They have all of the nastiest traits of mainline Insidians (see the flyer on Insidians -- you will read about one or two people you know!).

LiberCops, even though they are sexist, racist bigots, are attracted to the LP because the old parties are too massive for them to strangle. It's much harder to poison a convention crowd of 30,000 than it is to poison one of 500.

The reward for LiberCops is "making a difference" -- which to them means to force the LP into decline and stagnation.

The most terrifying thought to a LiberCop is that they might fail in slaying the LP. Their efforts to kill it and drive away the most productive activists are usually incredibly shrill as a result.

Fortunately they are just like all other "Insidians" in that they are nuts and can be safely ignored by normals.

The best way to rip the disguise off a LiberCop is to simply allow them to vomit their illogical, vile bilge unchallenged and let the disgusting nature of their allegations, claims, pronouncements, and proclamations reveal their true nature to those who are unaware of the LiberCop's essential nastiness. Only immersion therapy -- letting someone get a full taste of this rotten sort -- has proven to be a successful vaccine against the "LiberCop Virus".

Libercops are like bird droppings. As you go through life, every so often you will find yourself the target of some foul stuff. It isn't your fault, you just happened to be in the way. LiberCops, like birds, are primitive and they know nothing else but to aim their excretory regions and let fly. Too bad for anyone in their way.

The only thing to do is make note of who and where they are, brush them off, and give them no more of your time or attention than you would a dung beetle.


  1. Montoni, Marc (28 April 2008). "The Song of the Libercop". 

External links

  • Rose, Larken. "FSP: Organized Cowardice?". YouTube. "How many individuals can you name who stood up and say 'This is what I believe. I know it goes against the grain. It goes against conventional wisdom. It goes against what people are comfortable with. But here's what I believe in.' And we still remember them hundreds of years later. Now how many organizations are there that did that, that we remember? Like, none. Because as soon as there's an organization, as soon as — okay, here's this little club and if you speak you're representing this little club, so you have to, like, make sure that what you say and what you do fits within the agenda of this little club — It's instantly a limiting factor. And it's why I don't ever formally, you know, do alliances with this website or this group or this organization. Because I'm going to say what I think. And if somebody's going to say, well don't say that because now you're affiliated with us, well then I'm not affiliated with you. So I don't even do that." 
  • Cantwell, Christopher (30 October 2013). "How NOT To Destroy Your Enemies…". "Every once in awhile, somebody decides they want to kick me out of the 'liberty movement'. The concept is hysterical in and of itself, of course. There is no 'liberty movement', and the people who use the term the most, are generally those who understand liberty the least. To the extent a number of individuals have agreed upon certain concepts and decided to work with each other on various projects pertaining to said concepts, good luck removing somebody from any significant number of those projects, even if you have a valid point, which, by the way, you do not."