Libertarian themes in Brokeback Mountain


You wrote:

...the [Libertarian] theme of tolerance...

Tolerance is not a libertarian theme.

Tolerance is defined as "freedom from bigotry or prejudice." Murray Rothbard wrote "Do You Hate the State?" <>. In it he reviles, derides, and denigrates the state. No tolerance there.
There exist bigoted libertarians and tolerant socialists.

There are various libertarian themes: no aggression against non-aggressors, legalize all acts between consenting adults, taxation is slavery, etc. Tolerance is not one of these.

None of the above should be construed to suggest I'm against tolerance and favor intolerance. In fact, one of my main tasks as a psychotherapist involves teaching my clients tolerance (but not libertarianism).

Best, Michael