It’s hard to feel sorry for them.
Libertarians and Randroids learning the harsh consequences of their own dogma will always be funny. It does make me wonder if there is a stratum of con artists targeting them, having factored in that people who are distrustful of the state and unlikely to go to the police make brilliant marks.
Between this, the Republic of Minerva, and Freedom Ship, you would think that Libertarians would eventually catch on every purported Libertarian Utopia microstate is some sort of obvious scam, but I’ve noticed that most Libertarians are not very introspective. The guy selling lots could literally be wearing a pinstriped suit and a straw boater and be named “Slick Smitty from the Big City” and they wouldn’t catch on that it’s a colossal ruse.