One nice thing about people having actual principles is that fear-mongering, propaganda, false flag stunts, and other manipulative bullshit, doesn’t work on them. They can’t be scared or tricked into cheering for evil.
The problem is the unprincipled cowards who say, “Well I would like to advocate freedom, but this really bad thing over here shows that right now, we need massive authoritarian state violence!” Not only can such people always be tricked into cheering for their own enslavement, and everyone else’s–whether the fear-mongering is about immigration, or crime, or terrorism, or anything else–but the very existence of those people encourages those in power to keep coming up with new evil crap to do in order to scare people.
For example, political parasites wouldn’t use false flag terrorism if it didn’t work, and it only continues to work because statists are ignorant, gullible and unprincipled, and will sell their souls to the Devil in exchange for imaginary protection every freaking time.
The supposedly pro-freedom people who keep falling for Emperor Trump’s bullshit are a dream come true for the ruling class. The only way out, and the only way to disincentivize tyrants from being mass-murdering war-mongers, is to understand and abide by the principles of self-ownership and non-aggression.