Two weeks ago Libertarian National Committee Vice-Chair Arvin Vohra wrote and posted a commentary on his Facebook wall in which he made a highly contentious, uproarious statement saying that young men join the U.S. military for a variety of wrong reasons. It is estimated that half the party base sides with Arvin on the military and foreign policy of non-interventionism, and the other half of the same base wants him to either resign, be removed from his vice-chair position, and/or removed from the Libertarian Party as a whole.
Here are more screenshots for people who want to see how belligerent, volatile, and juvenile many in the Party are:
To be specific, Indiana James (not to be confused with Indiana Jones!) stated the following:
That’s exactly what he wrote in his comments. Now onto the other screenshots:
What strikes me as a curious statement is from Libby Randi who says specifically here:
Here’s the second line from Dani White which is highly fundamental:
Here are the rest of the screenshots:
Here’s more into depth with Judd Weiss’s weigh-in on the ruckus:
Anyhow, here are the last remaining screenshots:
Alex Biro goes further on this, all the while spewing his invective and a modicum of hate towards Vohra and the entire national leadership:
The final screenshots on Arvin’s wall are here for everyone to peruse:
Ok, let’s get to the bottom of some of the posts that I find confusing with some screenshots to them.
And Anthony fucking Dlugos is the ultra-moderate who loves to marginalize the purists – including Yours Truly – when it comes to strong, solid issues regarding our party positions, our party base, and the future of the Party. Honestly, he needs to fucking get out of the LP and head for the Republicans….or maybe the Democrats.
Either way, I don’t fucking care.
Also on the same screenshot (as I label it “Screenshot 15(B),” a party member by the name of Rich Turvey – and I have no idea why he’s in the Party because he doesn’t believe in Liberty 100% – attacks our chairman in response to his commentary with the following:
When you have fucking idiots like these people, you know the Party itself is in serious trouble and on a death spiral. Hugh McDonnell can go fuck himself.
Here is some of the hilarious stuff between butthurt asshole fuckwad Zach Garretson and some of the most respected people who are standing up for truth. The truth hurts, doesn’t it, Zachy Boy?
As for Italian stallion Anthony Dlugos, he wouldn’t know what a war was if his ass were strapped to a SCUD missile. He’s a delusional freak and a pro-war monster. He never accepted our Party philosophy, but yet we welcomed him anyway. Fucking sick and pathetic.
Here’s the rest of Garretson’s statement from the LP Veterans Caucus:
On screenshot #20, LP members Cathy Smith, Will Smith (not to be confused with good-looking actor Will Smith), and Christopher Hicks, in their assholish, insulting, condescending, and marginalizing way, called for Vohra to resign. Michael Sanchez, a party member and a dipshit, says nothing of great and paramount value here. It’s the same with asshole Michael Lawrence. At least Bob Broda has the moxie, the chutzpah, and the balls to tell things like they are:
Specifically, Bob said in part that brings the point closer to home:
On screenshot #27, another backstabber Craig Bowden turns on Arvin as if Bowden is truly and gravely in the right here.
Donny Henry is also another fucking backstabber. I know the principles of the Party inside and out, and this putz doesn’t know shit from shinola:
On screenshot #32, at the end of the pic, Marc Montoni finishes his statement with the last line that ends up on at the beginning of screenshot #34. Of course Craig Bowden wasted no time to point out the problems that he had with Arvin’s statement, which makes him a fucking dickhead in my opinion:
I wish Sarah Daggers hadn’t legitimize his points, but the damage is done. So much for party unity. PUMA!*
Arvin Vohra isn’t the enemy here. The enemy here are the people who believe that war is necessary, that military service is necessary, that combat is good, that government is “great” at “national defense” (which is really national offense, but we can’t say that when we’re fighting four or more wars right now). The Libertarian Party has been fighting a war within itself – the conservatarians versus the purists, the purists versus the ultra-moderates, and the ultra-moderates versus the conservatarians, and so on.
Will Coley was right on in this following video:
And all because of what Arvin said was the following:
He didn’t make that statement on his Facebook post. Yes, he did make it in a private post to Michael Sanchez (who has gone on record admitting that he was the one who released that screenshot of that conversation!) on the site’s server, but he did to make a point: as long as we pay taxes into the system and fund the wars, we are “accessories to murder.” As long as you voluntarily sign up for the military – that is, no one forced you to do it or talked you into it or made you do it – you are an accessory to murder. Soldiers kill. They are there in the deep, uncharted terrains of the Middle East to terminate anyone with equal precision and indiscriminately. It could be a man, a woman, a little boy or girl, or perhaps a baby they kill. Perhaps a cat or a dog. It doesn’t matter. They kill without remorse or fear. They are programmed to kill, and it doesn’t matter what anyone says or does. They kill.
What do these LP members who object to Vohra’s commentary think that they were doing when they were in the service? Serving Venti Starbucks Lattes to the people in the villages, especially on the streets of many cities? Selling electronics to customers who needed them badly? What did they think they were doing?
As Jesse Ventura once said, “That’s doing your job.” [Time Index 4:40]
I can hear the LP members foaming at the mouth at me calling me all sorts of disgusting and vulgar names.
[*Note: PUMA means (P)arty (U)nity (M)y (A)ss.]