The Libertarian Utopia That’s Just a Bunch of White Guys on a Tiny Island
The people of Liberland love Bitcoin and hate political correctness. There will be no taxes and very few women or people of color. But with some luck, the unrecognized three-square-mile territory on the Western bank of the Danube might one day become the Libertarian utopia for disaffected white men.
The women of Liberland may be free, but they most certainly will not be equal. “Equality rights—don’t be alarmed,” Kacper Zajac, Liberland’s Minister of Justice and the author of its constitution, says by way of introduction of this contentious topic. “It’s equality before the law and before the law only.” A PowerPoint presentation drives this home with the word “ONLY!” in all caps. “No other equality is acceptable, obviously.”
It’s a vague introduction to a theme that hangs heavy in the air, a reminder that women are not men, blacks are not whites, refugees aren’t citizens, and the poor aren’t rich. Zajac just wants to cut the crap. Political correctness has no place in Liberland, everyone—all five dozen white men—can agree.