Did Rothbard by chance inspire modern pop culture? If he didn’t the same concepts are there. It is nice to see the philosophies of Rothbard in popular culture reaching younger generations if it was intended or not, the ideas are all there. Perhaps the next generation will embrace such ideas even more with such things out in the popular media. We can hope.
Suppose a society which fervently considers all redheads to be agents of the Devil and therefore to be executed wherever found. Let us further assume that only a small number of redheads exist in any generation – so few as to be statistically insignificant. The utilitarian-libertarian might well reason: “While the murder of isolated redheads is deplorable, the executions are small in number; the vast majority of the public, as non-redheads, achieves enormous psychic satisfaction from the public execution of redheads. The social cost is negligible, the social psychic benefit to the rest of society is great; therefore it is right and proper for society to execute the redheads.