In the Sixties I was very involved in the peace movement, and more and more people in the peace movement started telling me and telling one another that we were infiltrated by government agents. And after a while, I decided it was true, and we just had to learn to live with it. There wasn't much we could do about it. No sense in getting hysterical about it. But it turned out that we were - that was the "call and tell" program. Then when the war ended, I got involved in the Timothy Leary defense fund, which was raising money to fight Leary's case and get him out of prison. Everybody in the Leary defense fund eventually suspected everybody else of working for the Drug Enforcement Administration, and we were all suspected of being government agents, we all suspected one another. People would come around and tell me, "John is a government agent," and the next day John would come around and tell me Jim was a government agent. I've been living in that kind of environment since the late sixties. I just got used to it.
-- Robert Anton Wilson
While there is an ever-present danger that any given libertarian will launch yet another blog or social media account or think tank, libertarians generally are not associated with terrorism or violent activity. I suppose that someday there will be a bombing carried out by the Murray Rothbard Liberation Front or the Robert Nozick Revolutionary Brigade, but fortunately, it hasn't happened yet.
But yesterday, the same day that I put up a blog posting about a video featuring Robert Anton Wilson and Karl Hess, in which Wilson talks about being spied on while part of the peace movement in Chicago (in terms similar to the interview citation referenced above), I read that Antiwar.com, the libertarian peace site, has sued the FBI in an attempt to learn more about the FBI's surveillance of the website and its editors. Apparently the government has nothing better to do than monitor an opinion website. (I've linked to Antiwar.com at this blog for a long time.)
The best article I've read about the lawsuit is this one by Kelley Vlahos published by Antiwar.com.