By the monster Rick Santorum checks under his bed for, R. Brownell
Stereotype 1: The Baby Libertarian
aka “Adolescent Anarcho-Capitalist”
This is the kid on the block that was a little liberal hellraiser when Bush was president, and then became the most right-wing conservative when Obama took the reigns. After Googling his ideas and wondering why no one gets him/her’s social liberal, fiscally conservative views, the first question they end up asking themselves after the search results come up is probably, “Who are all these Australian dudes and what is a Ron Paul Revolution?”
After a hefty dose of Atlas Shrugged and a conspiracy InfoWars cocktail of Alex Jones podcasts, this young adult is likely to shed the label “libertarian” after getting a slight grasp of things (after feeling its become too mainstream), and start calling themselves “Anarcho-Capitalist” in order to show the world how edgy they are.
This walking, talking, hormone time bomb of teenage angst can most likely be seen at Young Americans for Liberty conventions calling everyone statist as he goes around talking about privatizing orphanages and letting greedy elitists rent their own private police force. While this dude or dudette might see John Galt in the mirror, the world just sees an angry kid and wonders, “I wonder if that person with the scarlet letter with a circle around it on his shirt knows where I can buy some drugs?”
Whether they are trolling libertarian Facebook groups asking how much Bitcoin it costs to buy an anti-corporation V for Vendetta mask, these lil’ libertarians just need a few more years under their belt before they begin to mellow out, or in some cases get worse…