In Adam Kokesh’s defense, he already won the “argument” before it started by virtue of being the one sought out for advice. I would guess that if I were a guy wanting to attract women, I’d seek out the advice of a man who attracts women; and I would ignore the advice on how to attract women, if it’s coming from a woman who does not attract women. But what do I know, I usually either observe my own mistakes or others’ mistakes, and don’t directly seek out advice. I guess different strokes…kinda literally.
Adam’s advice was mostly “have standards,” with the corollary of “being liberty oriented is a valuable standard to have and expect in a mate, so put that on your list of standards.” For follow-up, “producing children in the liberty movement is good.” Women, being structurally suited to incubate chilluns, tend to get the particular attention when this topic comes up. Women hold a statistical advantage in the movement; being so scarce numerically, why not also maximize that advantage to the benefit of the movement itself by selecting the highest quality men. That would both reward the men for being of such high quality (they deserve it, don’t they) and demonstrate to other men, how to attract women. Or maybe it won’t exactly work like that and, since it is a really good-sounding theory, it probably won’t work like that. Certainly wouldn’t be the first time that that happened.
Referring to the liberty movement as a faith is often my line, though. Sometimes, I am close to seeing it as a faith that competes for the other I have. But I can certainly understand the desire to “keep it in the faith” as he suggested would be optimal. A house full of discord and strife and cosmically polar opposite faiths isn’t liberty.
Actually, the only real problem I could find with Adam’s entire post wasn’t even about his advice to the man (which again, unless he’s advising the use of a sharp hatchet to get a woman, I generally can’t critique), but his one-sidedness in encouraging women in the movement to have liberty babies. Chicks don’t get pregnant from a fresh set of batteries and a sense of being empowered against the state. Maybe if he included the dictum to men to have those children, and hell, maybe even for both men and women to not just have liberty babies but to set up families, it wouldn’t sound so silly and short-sighted. A single mother, even one to liberty babies is much more vulnerable to the lures of state aid, than a liberty family. But it sounded like a quick email, and a short segment of his show.
Just simply “outbreed the statists” sounds daunting. Barring a new plague (which honestly, sometimes…fingers crossed), the numbers are simply stacked against the liberty-minded. Seems, anyway, at least that it can’t be sought to the exclusion of seeking converts and conducting outreach.
But at the same time, such a “libertarian culture;” in which peaceful interaction is valued, honesty is expected, and the violence and evils of the state are actively shunned to the furthest extent possible –and loudly encouraged a little bit further anyway–what, gonna pass those on to the household pets, or rely on conversion exclusively? Hell with that; at that point there’s something respectful and perhaps even loving in allowing most of society to wallow in “the pathological behaviors of statism” as Adam termed. Better to just move out of Rome while the emperor plays with matches, and do the same as what those who survived the fall of Rome itself did: survived. And had their kids, who had their kids, who had theirs, who preserved the great works of philosophy and economics and religion, and passed them on to each generation, so that we can text pictures of our tits or…God help us all, to each other, instead of reading those works today.
Mileage varies, of course. Different folks react to different strokes. Obviously (and for some, luckily), Adam doesn’t have the knowledge of, and find suitable, the maternal and domestic qualities of every woman in the liberty movement.
Regardless, society is coldly only there for those who show up. Breed and replace, and grow, or biologically dead-end. Live free.