People aren't products, by definition. Period. End of story. Trying to pretend libertarians support slavery is slanderous and offensive, so cut it the fuck out!
This thread has been derailed long enough by a semantics argument over the definition of a free market. There is literally no one here who supports slavery. Let's stop beating a dead (straw) horse. There are more interesting discussions to be had.
Okay, so that example derailed it, but the point of there is no free markets, just choosing which restrictions we want, remains.
No... Pretty much every post in this thread is a derail. I haven't counted, but I bet it's 10-1. This was a "who else here is a libertarian" thread. It's pretty much become the "you guys are stupid". "No we are not, you are" thread.
This is why we can't have nice things.
Naturally a thread about a thing involves discussing the thing itself.
Do you literally want a roll call? Like, the question is "who is an X" and the ONLY replies allowed is the word "me" with no qualifications, discussions, etc? Anyone who posts anything other than the word "me" has their post edited down to trim it to that, or deleted, if it's not equivalent to that?
So it's just a roll call of "Who is an X?" "Me." "Me." "Me."
What would be the point of that thread? To gather a list of people to spam?
You're right that 90% of the posts go beyond that, to real discussion, because that's what a discussion entails.
I consider myself a libertarian, but I still like to discuss the concepts around it. I'd love it if we could reach a consensus that we each want the market less constrained, and talk about, among fellow libertarians, which constraints we do want, or don't want, and why. We're not at that initial consensus yet, obviously, needed to kick off that discussion.
But I don't agree with your idea of "this is why we can't have nice things" because we're discussing libertarianism, the topic of the thread, rather than just saying "me".