On February 9 on my Facebook feed, prominent libertarian (well, more of a leftist libertarian) Sheldon Richman unfortunately, with shocking surprise to all within what’s left of the libertarian movement, supports Bernie Sanders.
Yes, I’m talking about *THE* Sheldon Richman who works for the Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF), who has worked for the Foundation on Economic Education, who happens to be the Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS)’s Chair of the C4SS Trustees, and who writes his own blog Free Association.
I must say I am disheartened, dismayed, and disappointed. While I’ve seen a deteriorating effect having been placed on the entire libertarian movement for the longest time, it’s worse now than ever, simply because one of my greatest mentors is supporting a socialist who is vile, diabolical, and tyrannical in every way from an economic and, to a certain extent, social standpoint.
Here’s what he posted on Facebook:
Victor Bozzo, who is an Anarchist friend of mine on FB, was both disgusted and wretched over what Sheldon stated and had this to say:
To see this nonsense from an old mentor is just insanity.
I hate to say this, but Sheldon Richman is no longer my mentor. I’m done with him. He’s been a left-libertarian loon for quite some time, and I’ve held back from stating how I truly felt about him, but his betrayal of his principles was the sledgehammer that broke the camel’s…..or is it Donkey’s?…..back.