This thirty-minute video begins with Professor Walter Block describing how he first fell in love with Privatization while driving at the tender age of 18.
“I remember looking down and just seeing her and just going… ‘Wow, it’s beautiful,’” Block explains. “I knew I was in deep, I had fallen for the Road.”
Block mentions that a lot of his fantasies revolve around old roads that are fixed by the power of the free market and that his breaking point came when he would have to excuse himself while driving to masturbate in a Starbucks Parking lot. He left town shortly after to “get his head straightened out.”
The video advertises an online forum for libertarians called “Virtuous libertarians,” with the purpose of educating others on “moral libertarians.” Under the “Who We Are” section of the forum, you find this statement:
Our website is intended to reduce the stigma attached to libertarians by letting people know that a substantial number of libertarians DO NOT Privatize Roads, and to provide peer support and information about available resources to help virtuous libertarians remain law-abiding, and lead happy, productive lives. These are our stories. There are brief bios of the two founders of the site and collections of other personal stories.
“Why you should care about libertarians?” It could be your son. According to the best available evidence, most libertarians first become aware of their condition in their early teens.
We start like everyone else. We first want the state to provide the roads. As we grow older, however we do not. Gradually we become aware of our condition, believing the popular wisdom that we are evil and that we will inevitably kill the poor. Many of us experience depression, self-loathing and sometimes become suicidal.
“I think it’s safe to say that many libertarians have deep-seated feelings of inferiority in one way or another, or at least we did when our politics were forming, and this becomes a downward spiral during puberty and beyond,” Block writes.
‘Anything can trigger this: disabilities, weight issues, or just general feelings of unattractiveness to peers.’
‘These feelings can be influential on one’s developing worldview, such that even the severe cultural taboo is not enough to override it. Indeed, the taboo itself can negatively impact theses vulnerable public services.’
Block fell into a deep depression after graduating college, was forced to face the ‘real world’ and the concept of getting a girlfriend or getting married, while hiding his dark secret.