Had a bit of a back and forth with the Salted Slug about libertarians being more prone to what he calls "endarkenment" - the irrational, the supernatural and various other forms of woo.
As I understand it, he feels that we are more prone to disrespecting "actual" authority as a consequence of our disrespect for "bad" authority. I say "as I understand it", because the fucker is, of course, too fucking lazy to blog about this.
Anyway, I don't think this is the case at all.
I have already alluded in the past to the fact that libertarianism's very tolerance and vigorous belief in true freedom of speech means that we always attract nutters like neo-Nazis, "New World Order" believers and conspiracy theorists. We don't necessarily believe the crap they spout, but we vehemently support their right to say whatever crap they're spouting. They confuse this with mutual admiration or something.
This is why libertarianism has such a bad rep for being tin-foil-hat-wearing loons. Real libertarians aren't, but because they defend the right of people to be tin-foil-hat-wearing loons, they get tarred with the same brush.
And I believe the woo thing is very similar. There are froot loops who call themselves libertarian and may even believe that they are libertarian.
But actually, they're just froot loops who can't find anyone else who will defend their right to talk crap as a matter of first principles.