Donald Trump: “America will never be a socialist country.”
Donald Trump signs socialist, redistribution-of-wealth, centrally-planned $2 trillion (or $6 trillion) bailout/handouts:
Trump: “America will never be a socialist country.”
Donald Trump: “America will never be a socialist country.”
Donald Trump signs socialist, redistribution-of-wealth, centrally-planned $2 trillion (or $6 trillion) bailout/handouts:
Trump: “America will never be a socialist country.”
Because of coronavirus COVID-19 panic and hysteria, public officials and media are intentionally exaggerating the severity of the pandemic, governors are ordering “non-essential” businesses to be shut down and ordering or “advising” all “non-essential” people to stay home and not go out anywhere.
This situation is now being called the “new normal,” which is not normal, but a new abnormal.
It’s literally craziness now in USSA, United Soviet States of Amerika.
Crazy activists are exploiting the hype and hysteria, and “liberal” governors are ordering businesses shut down and people out of work, in order to ram through another $2 trillion (or $6 trillion?) “stimulus” i.e. heist, as they insert all their little goodies and fascist takeovers, crony corporate bailouts, with paid family leave and sick leave and extended unemployment insurance and more. And they have their useful idiots Donald Trump and the Republicans going along with this new socialist paradise. Hooray!
But instead of more Washington stealing, why not repeal things and dismantle all the unconstitutional garbage in Washington? Like abolishing the IRS and the income tax and letting people keep and do what they want with their own money? No? Too radical?
And now we have people acting like insane lunatics, stores placing tapes on the floor 6 feet apart with “stand here” written on them, people with masks that will not have that much of a preventive effect, people frantically hoarding toilet paper and hand sanitizer for no good reason, and people calling 911 who are not having an emergency and people flooding the hospitals because they have a cold but are not having difficulty breathing.
So the inmates are running the asylum now. All this is crazy stuff. And I thought the irrational college snowflakes were bad. And the LGBT stuff and telling us that there are more than two genders. All nuts. But NOW…
But now…the stock traders who hate Trump have been crashing the stocks and are trying to sink the economy and cause a recession or possibly a depression because they pathologically want to see Trump lose his reelection. That’s how sick so many people are now. Bill Maher and his ilk have been saying they hoped for a recession for those reasons, and are now getting what they wanted.
The activists also seem to be trying to overwhelm the healthcare system as a means toward imposing the Soviet medical system they dream about.
The “officials,” like the drooling Hillary supporter “Dr.” Anthony Fauci, are saying they want to “save lives,” as are the fascist governors who order businesses shut down. But all the STRESS and ANXIETY, and the worry that the governors and other “officials” are inflicting will probably cause more heart attacks and strokes, and other actual illnesses, in addition to the financial losses these corrupt gangsters are causing.
Keeping people in isolation causes extra stress, in addition to their new worries and anxiety. If anyone really does have a heart attack or stroke or other serious medical illness because of Bill Maher and these nazi politicians, I really hope someone sues them! And I mean personally sue Gov. Gavin Nuisance and Cuomo, and others. They will be personally responsible for those illnesses, in my view.
And notice that the governors ordering businesses closed are “LIBERAL” governors! So what they really are is anti-capitalist, and anti-free market, as they are part of the crowd who hates and resents those who succeed and who can make a profit from the consumers who voluntarily choose to patronize those successful businesses!
The loony-tunes mayor of Los Angeles is now threatening businesses who stay open with shutting off their water and power! He is evil, just like Coomo and Nuisance. But I am still hoping to hear about more dissidents disobeying these “authorities,” and people living their lives as they have a right to do.
These government people are power-mad criminals!
And there are a lot of sheeple out there who support all the restrictions, really believing that such fascism will “save lives.” There are sheeple reporting on those who have gatherings of more than 10 people. The New Stasi, as well as the New Abnormal.
Your neighborhood brownshirts and stasi will turn you in for continuing to live a life. As with the “If You See Something, Say Something” crusade, these sheeple will comply with such requests to turn in their neighbors because this is finally something that will make them feel important.
Now, you say you want to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 to prevent people from getting sick and people dying, and that’s why the panic and hysteria and shutting down everyday life and commerce. But why aren’t people acting this way because of the regular seasonal flu?
So far, 22,000 Americans have already died from the flu this season, with 300,000 worldwide, compared to 784 U.S. deaths from COVID-19, with 19,000 deaths worldwide!
Why aren’t people panicking over THAT? Why aren’t we closing everything down and imposing home imprisonment onto innocent people to protect them from getting the flu?
And what about car crashes? In the U.S., 37,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2018. If the governors are really sincere about saving lives, they would make people stop driving on the roads and highways. THAT will save lives! But isn’t that ABSURD? So, obviously, ordering businesses closed, ordering people to lose their jobs and people to stay home like it’s Ebola or the Plague, when it’s just a bad flu that’s going around, is just as absurd! (IF you believe those politicians’ sincerity, which I don’t.)
And now in the news they’re saying that younger people are dying of coronavirus COVID-19, like ages 18-49, not just the elderly and already sick people. And I would like to know some important statistics, such as how many of the COVID-19 victims smoke or are ex-smokers, including marijuana smokers, and how many have asthma, lung disease or other respiratory illnesses? How many of these young people are vapers? That’s all the rage now in teens and young adults. But vaping has also been sending people to the hospitals. All those behaviors compromise one’s lungs and respiratory system.
And, when we hear about the numbers of “cases” skyrocketing, are the medical and government “officials” clarifying that they refer to laboratory-confirmed cases, or “presumed” cases or “suspected” cases? Are the 784 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. and 19,000 worldwide really laboratory-confirmed? How accurate are the tests that are being rushed to medical facilities? How do we know there aren’t false positives, and that people might actually have the seasonal flu?
Do any of the media ever ask the “officials” those questions to get 100% definite clarification?
Sorry, but all the craziness, and fascism and political corruption and media dishonesty are infuriating!
And now, Sen. Amy Klawbutcher revealed that her husband has contracted the COVID-19 and “has suffered from a bleeding cough and dangerously low oxygen levels,” and is being treated. He “was healthy and had no pre-existing health conditions,” supposedly. But I want to know if he is a smoker or ex-smoker. Or if he is an ex-smoker, did he smoke heavily when he was younger? Was he a pothead? All that stuff will weaken one’s lungs and respiratory system and cause long-term respiratory problems or weakness. So, I would like to know that, if Frau Klawbutcher would like to tell us. And by the way, Sen. Upchuck Schumer sounds like he’s a smoker. Is he? Is he more vulnerable to COVID-19? (Not that I care.)
I know, I know, I shouldn’t make fun of Schumer, or Amy Klawbutcher, someone at a time like this whose husband is in poor health. But Amy Klawbutcher is a bloodthirsty neocon warmonger who never met a regime-change war she didn’t like. And she throws things at people. She is ghastly. (You see, most politicians are loathsome and icky. They just are.)
And also, it’s good that Amy dropped out of the presidential race, but she endorsed the Alzheimer’s patient, Joe Biden, as did several other former candidates, including Kamala Harris, Fido O’Rourke, Mike Bloomberg, and Mayor Pete Nuttygieg. And, of all people, Tulsi Gabtard has endorsed the Alzheimer’s patient.
Now, why would Tulsi Gabbard endorse Biden? So with all those others it already sounded suspicious. And now Tulsi? But Tulsi actually resigned her position as Vice Chair of the DNC in 2016 in order to support Bernie Sanders! So why isn’t she supporting Sanders this time around?
In my view, Tulsi and all those others would have to have been literally threatened or blackmailed to give their support for someone who clearly has Alzheimer’s. I can’t believe that TPTB at the DNC actually want Biden to be their nominee for President. So, obviously whether or not he “wins” the fixed and rigged primary campaign for the nomination, the DNC controllers will replace him with Hillary. In fact, I think that Hillary is going to be their nominee for a second time around. Doh!
But I digress. And it is not far-fetched to suggest that the media and Democrats and leftist people have been intentionally over-hyping the COVID-19 pandemic to cause the markets to crash, cause a recession, with “liberal” governors ORDERING businesses shut and ORDERING people to stay in their homes, because they viscerally HATE Donald Trump and droolingly want to see him lose this election. It is not too far-fetched, given their past. We know they lied and made up stuff about Brett Kavanaugh (who shouldn’t be a judge, but that’s a different discussion), they lied and made up the Russia-collusions scheme, and they lied and made up the Ukraine stuff for an impeachment farce. We know they support killing babies after they are born, that is how fanatical they are. So, as much as I loathe and detest Rethuglicans, their wars overseas, their wars on drugs, immigration and private property, the Democrats are literally crazy now. Literally. They would crash the entire financial system to not only see Trump lose his reelection, but as a means to implement their full socialist paradise, and shove it down all our throats.
Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling of the Future of Freedom Foundation discuss the coronavirus panic and the libertarian answer to the problem.
James Corbett and James Even Pilato discuss medical martial law with coronavirus panic:
And Larken Rose discusses coronavirus predictions:
Apparently Donald Trump, Treasury Sec. Mnuchin and others want to send all adult Americans $1,000 to make things easier during this government/media-incited COVID-19 panic and financial crisis. They also want to put together a $1trillion+ “stimulus” package, with “shovel-ready jobs,” I’m sure, and other hand-outs to crony businesses, etc. Like Andrew Yang during the campaign, they are trying to bribe the voters to vote for them, quite frankly.
I have an even better idea. And I heard that someone else has suggested something like this. Given that Michael Bloomberg squandered $500 million of his own money on his presidential campaign, and that he has supposedly $50 or 60 billion, why doesn’t Mike Bloomberg send each American a $1 million check? That’s a little over $300 million, just a little part of his $50 or 60 billion. I know that would help me out quite a bit, as it will everyone, obviously. And it would be coming from someone in the private sector, voluntarily, not from “government,” i.e. taxpayers, involuntarily.
But as far as Trump, Mnuchin et al. are concerned, and their sending people $1,000, a better idea and more economically and morally sound idea is that they STOP STEALING from the people! Ya think?! Repeal the income tax and close down the IRS, end the capital gains tax, because that’s also stealing. And then maybe state governments can follow, including their sales taxes that are also examples of stealing. Ending government theft of private wealth and income would enable Americans to afford many things in life that they can’t now afford because government steals from them and makes them have less income and less in the bank to spend, save or invest.
And yes, taxation is theft, as Murray Rothbard pointed out, because it is based on involuntary transactions, just like a robber pointing a gun at you and ordering you to give him your money.
One conspiracy theory, not that I believe it (although given the sick nature of the Chinese rulers it’s not unbelievable), is that the Chinese intentionally caused the COVID-19 coronavirus to spread onto the U.S. in order to cause panic and hysteria, such as we are seeing now with business and school closings and event cancellations, and a negative crashing effect in the stock markets as we are also seeing now. The Dow crashed down from its high of 29,000+ to 21,000. (However, it was at 19,000+ just three years ago when Trump took office, FWIW.)
Given that the Chinese rulers are extremely sick psychopaths in their evil treatment of their own people such as with the concentration camps, a.k.a. “re-education camps,” and their authoritarian social credit score system, it should not be a big surprise if the above conspiracy theory actually were correct.
But would the Chinese rulers have some kind of motive to do such a terrible thing, if that were the case? Well, yes they would have a motive, it could be their way of retaliating against Donald Trump and his collectivistic trade war that he started against the Chinese, which has been having quite a negative effect on the Chinese economy.
Trump is an extremely ignorant collectivist, in which he seems to believe that “America trades with other countries,” when no, individuals and businesses in the U.S. have trades, contracts and transactions with other individuals and businesses here and in other countries.
As Don Boudreaux wrote in a November, 2018 article,
The American economy, though, is not remotely analogous to Caterpillar, Inc. Americans do not work for America, Inc. And there are no goods or services that we Americans are managed as workers to produce for sale to non-Americans. America is not a business that operates according to a shared, unitary plan the success or failure of which is recorded on a meaningful budget. Thus, the American economy – unlike an actual business firm, household, or government – is not an organization that can spend too much or go into debt. In reality, America, Inc., does not exist. Being non-existent, it cannot earn, spend, lend, borrow, or budget.
Besides Don Boudreax’s article on trade deficits, see Murray Rothbard, Robert Murphy, and Richard Ebeling as well. Given that Trump is concerned, irrationally, about trade deficits which actually mean nothing in the real world, he has no concern at all about deficits that actually do mean something, the U.S. government’s budget deficit and Trump’s trillion-dollar budget deficit!
But if there is a conflict going on economically between the U.S. and China it is one that was either started or greatly exacerbated by Donald Trump, in his ordering tariffs that are really the U.S. government’s way of waging economic warfare on its own people, as well as hitting the Chinese people!
So, China has a motive to retaliate against Trump’s economic warfare. Not that I’m saying that the above conspiracy actually is true or that I believe it. But when we have a leader who is psychopathic, like Donald Trump, he is like past psychopathic leaders of the U.S., including FDR, who initiated an oil embargo against Japan which provoked the Japanese rulers to attack Pearl Harbor.
Andrew Napolitano asks, Can government restrict travel to protect public health?
John Tierney: Greening our way to infection.
Larry Romanoff: COVID-19: further evidence that the virus originated in the U.S.
Charles Baird: Socialism must be authoritarian.
Jacob Hornberger: More dying for nothing in Iraq.
Zachary Yost: Opposing standing armies: a great American tradition.
Zero Hedge: Wikipedia and disinfo ops.
Dr. Mercola: Vaccines studied increase mortality.
Walter Williams: Rights versus wishes.
And Laurence Vance: Abortion and Title X funding.
Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams discuss the latest military welfare by Warshington.
Jeff Tucker asks, Why the draconian response to COVID-19?
Alan Reynolds: COVID-19 deaths and incredible WHO estimates.
Robert Wenzel on whether or not we should panic.
Larry Romanoff asks, Why is the U.S. apparently not testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus? and, Did the virus originate in the U.S.?
Dr. Mercola: Former CDC head cashes in on Merck stock.
Donald Boudreax: Price gouging in desperate situations.
Laurence Vance: In defense of price gouging.
Judge Andrew Napolitano says, Repeal the Patriot Act.
Chris Calton: Joe Biden, father of the drug war’s asset forfeiture program.
Becky Akers discusses bans on plastic bags: The useless ban the useful.
John Horgan: The cancer industry: hype vs. reality.
James Delingpole: Wikipedia airbrushes list of climate skeptic scientists out of history.
Paul Craig Roberts: The consequences of identity politics.
Ron Paul: Central banking is socialism.
Jacob Hornberger: End the Fed.
Brian Balfour: Central planning, the true economic chaos.
Sheldon Richman: Democracy can’t fix socialism.
Richard Ebeling: Liberalism should reject welfare statism.
James Bovard: U.S. foreign policy perpetual perfidy.
Jacob Hornberger comments on repealing America’s welfare state.
Laurence Vance on the importance of tax deductions.
William Hartung: Trump is trying to ride on the Pentacon gravy train to reelection.
Mandy Smithberger on creating a national insecurity state: spending more, seeing less.
Danny Sjursen says, Happy Afghanistan Surrender Day!
And Jonathan Turley on the Undemocratic Party’s snubbing of the voters’ choices.
Jon Rappoport: China coronavirus hype straight out of the CDC flu playbook, and Coronavirus covert operation.
Dana Loesch: The Bloomberg Oppo List.
Ron Paul: Trump’s betrayal of Julian Assange.
Nozomi Hayase: Assange’s extradition hearing reveals Trump’s war on free press.
Daniel Lazare asks, Did WikiLeaks put lives at risk?
Patrick Cockburn: With WikiLeaks, Julian Assange did what all journalists should do.
Neenah Payne: Ron Paul and Jennifer Zeng warn Americans about socialism.
Jacob Hornberger: Socialism in America.
Richard Ebeling: The technocrats will not save us.
Thomas DiLorenzo: Secession fever in America: What would Lincoln think?
Robert Wenzel: The confused plastic bag haters.
Sheldon Richman: Might you be a libertarian?
Donald Boudreaux: Free trade in ten easy points.
Bill Blunden: The bogus Big Brother-Big Tech brawl over backdoors.
Gary Barnett: Another whistleblower “suicide”: Philip Haney.
Danny Sjursen: Where have you gone, Smedley Butler?
William Luther asks, Why is Maduro pushing the Petro?
James Bovard: Mass college hunger is a statistical sham.
And Justin Murray: Why it’s so hard to escape America’s “anti-poverty” programs.
Here is my latest article on Activist Post, Socialism vs. Freedom:
Bernie Sanders seems to be getting a lot of support from people who think they want “socialism” in America, especially the young people, many of whom know nothing about what socialism really is.
There is a lot of misinformation out there, including the assertion that Sweden and other Nordic countries are “socialist,” which they aren’t because of their protection of private property and the private ownership of the means of production. So, those countries are capitalist countries but with a large welfare state, just like the U.S.
But the truth is, actual socialism has a history of economic stagnation and impoverishment, tyranny, and political oppression. The “equality” that Bernie supporters are looking for does not exist in socialist societies.
In such socialist societies the political class are the elites who climb the ladder of success based on political favoritism and corruption, not based on abilities, talent, merit and risk. The political class are the rulers and the rest of the people are their servants, quite frankly.
No “equality” there.
So Bernie is running on a platform to “tax the billionaires” to pay for all the socialist programs he wants to impose.
But Bernie has also said he wants to eliminate the billionaires (until there are no more billionaires to tax, and thus no more wealth to fund his schemes!).
The truth is, these politicians, demagogues, and propagandists such as Bernie are really for government power and control, and they oppose freedom, even though it was freedom that most contributed to the biggest expansion in growth and progress in human history and the biggest rise in the standard of living of all (and not just the “1%” or the “rich” or billionaires, but everyone).
More than guided by motivations of charity, giving and compassion, the Bernie socialists seem guided by envy and covetousness in their expressed desire to take other people’s money and stuff away from them. Sadly, earlier misguided Americans began the process for them by imposing the income tax and empowering the IRS.
And the truth is, socialism is anything but “social.” It is in fact anti-social. Socialism is antithetical to peace, and has no place for the peacefulness of voluntary exchange. Socialists impose policies of coercion, compulsion, and government theft of private wealth, government exploitation of your labor.
Many people agree with the policies of aggression against peaceful people, from the antifa demonstrators who beat up MAGA hat-wearing Trump supporters to the police state enforcing immigration and drug laws.
And Project Veritas showed that some Bernie supporters are threatening to burn down Milwaukee and other cities if Bernie doesn’t get the Democrat nomination.
But these people merely reflect the actual government policies they support. Socialism requires a heavy dose of State power and aggression over the people and a powerful police state, goons with badges and guns, to enforce the bureaucrats’ iron fist.
The differences between socialism and freedom?
Unlike in the private sector in which all transactions, trades and associations must be voluntary, and the use of coercion with threats of force are considered criminal, under socialism the transactions between government and the workers are involuntary. You must obey the government’s demands for whatever it wants, or else.
And the U.S. quickly became this kind of society after the income tax was imposed in the early 20th Century. Which is what enabled the aforementioned enrichment of the ruling class in Washington. (Hence Bernie’s three homes and $2 million in wealth. But what has he actually produced and served consumers with in return? Nothing, quite frankly.)
And it is not just the “rich” who are robbed by the government, it is everyone. Either through direct taxation or indirectly via inflation and a central bank such as the Federal Reserve System.
So we have to decide whether we want to live in a free society, a society of peace and prosperity, or not.
The socialist society, or in the U.S. the “mixed economy” as it is sometimes called, requires the violation of the people’s freedom.
What exactly is freedom, as compared to the enslavement of the government-owned and controlled economy under socialism?
In freedom, you own your life and your body. Not the government. You own your labor and all the energy and effort you put into your productivity, until you voluntarily sell your labor to an employer, a client or customer. And you thus own the earnings or compensation that are paid to you voluntarily by such employers, clients or customers, which are based on mutually agreed-to voluntary contracts.
In the modern era, more freedom has led to the periods of the greatest growth and expansion, and raised the standard of living of all in society. Socialism and less freedom have a history of reducing the standard of living of the people.
For example, we still have generally a lot of freedom in the tech sector now, unlike the healthcare and some other sectors. The reason you have a very modern and convenient iPhone and other little gadgets is because of that freedom.
All the advances and inventions of modern tech, as well as inventions in other areas, came from that freedom and free markets. They did not come from socialism.
What inventions, exactly, came from the socialist Soviet Union? From Cuba, North Korea, or Iran?
And healthcare in the U.S., for example, right now is not nearly as free and affordable as it used to be.
What happened? The government came in during the 1960s and imposed Medicare and Medicaid. Those interventions, mandates and intrusions distorted the markets in healthcare and caused havoc, which led to the increase in costs in healthcare. Prior to those intrusions, if someone was unable to afford to go to a doctor or hospital, it was affordable for doctors to provide medical care for people for free, which many did.
There was much more freedom of healthcare in general in the old days, as well. Doctor-patient confidentiality was also more secure. Governmental intrusions have compromised that, too.
Another example of the destruction of socialism is Venezuela, which Bernie enthusiastically praises. In Venezuela the government seized the ownership of the means of production of food. Food production and distribution are under the ownership and control of the government. And what happened? The government distortions in those markets gave the Venezuelan people empty store shelves, long lines, mass starvation, violence, corruption, and death.
In contrast, look at all the store shelves in grocery stores in the U.S. Fully stocked, most of the time, with many, many choices, all as a result of private ownership of food production and distribution, and the freedom of the people running those industries to do what they think is right at whatever given time, not based on what a bureaucrat demands.
In socialism the government owns the means of production. And what is the most important means of production? The people, of course.
In socialist societies you do not own your own life and your labor’s earnings. The government is the initial, primary owner of your labor and the government gives to you whatever it thinks you deserve.
Meanwhile, when there’s more freedom, especially the freedom to keep more of what you earn, businesses expand more and the workers are getting better pay and benefits so they can afford that car, a new refrigerator, etc. A recent example: the tax cuts of December, 2017 in the U.S. that were followed by companies immediately announcing their workers’ raises and bonuses.
In a genuinely free society the companies are privately owned and the capital of the private manufacturers and investors is free from government theft. This leaves the people free to invest in and expand their businesses to produce better goods and services to better serve the consumers.
Freedom is one big reason why people in the society can afford to have an iPhone, a TV, a car, and air conditioning.
In contrast, when the State owns and runs production and industry, which is what Bernie Sanders wants (like in modern Cuba and the old Soviet Union), government bureaucrats decide what you will do with your life and career (tracking kids from kindergarten to college, etc.). That is because in such societies you have no freedom and your right to self-ownership is usurped away by the rulers, i.e. a slave of the State.
And in such socialist societies there is no political freedom including the right to “question authority” and challenge the State’s abuses. Given that the U.S. is very socialist in the kinds of powers and controls the federal government already has, it’s no wonder the regime in Washington railroads anyone who rocks the establishment boat, from Donald Trump to political prisoners Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange.
In socialist societies that Amerika had become long ago but many people aren’t willing or able to acknowledge, you can see how political power over others and the political process is an obsession. Look how members of the political class are climbing and grasping for power with the current 2020 elections.
The two major parties, Republican and Democrat, a.k.a. Republicrat and Demopublican, are really a racket. They are really a branch of the government, federal, state and local. Just look how those two parties have legally restricted the right of third parties or independent candidates to get their names on ballots. And the media, by the way, are another branch of the government, as their propaganda mainly repeats the government’s word without question.
Anti-establishment media people are “heretics,” “unpatriotic,” “Russia puppets,” and censored by mainstream media, or “de-platformed” by the government’s social media minions.
And, while Donald Trump in many ways is also an authoritarian socialist, just see how the apparatchiks and propagandists of the permanent extra-constitutional national security state and bureaucratic state went after him, just because he said, “Drain the Swamp.” Just look how the State’s criminals of government made things up, like “golden showers” and concocted a Steele Dossier to falsely accuse and frame-up a duly elected U.S. president. And when that didn’t work, they then made up more “crimes” from a mere phone call toward an impeachment, and that didn’t work either.
And with the pathological political class the Republicans are just as bad as the “strategizing” Democrats. Some of the conservative talk radio hosts and their ditto-head callers are saying they will vote in Democrat primaries for Bernie. But how did Rush Limbaugh’s “Operation Chaos” work out? (It gave us Obama!)
You see, this is how things are when everything in life is politicized in a socialist society.
The conservatives, by the way, love socialism when it comes to the immigration issue. They love the idea of the central planners in Washington attempting to control the movements of millions of people, which is impossible.
The Rush Limbaugh crowd loves having the government restrict the rights and freedom of foreigners entering “our” country, entering the socialized and “publicly-owned” territory of Amerika and imposing a police state on everyone at or near the border.
In that kind of socialism that conservatives love, you have to get the government’s permission to get a job somewhere or to hire someone.
In contrast, in a free society people come and go as they please, they go to where a job is available and they buy or rent a home where they want to live, and employers just hire the best person for the job. No permission from a parasite bureaucrat in Washington needed.
In a free society, you do what you want to do with your own life, your labor and property, as long as you are peaceful and don’t violate the persons or property of others. Not complicated.
And in a free society, there is no government “war on drugs.” You own your own body and consume whatever you decide, and you’re responsible for your own decisions and actions. But when life is socialized, the government is empowered to own and control everything, including you.
Currently in Amerika, the government owns your body and bureaucrats decide what you may or may not put into “your” body.
In a free society, if you want to use, buy or sell a plastic bag, then you use, buy or sell a plastic bag. As long as you don’t litter. People littering is the real problem as far as environmental issues are concerned, not plastics per se.
In a free society no one may go to government bureaucrats to ban plastic, or ban anything for that matter. No banning drugs by law, no banning sugary drinks or salt, no banning guns, no bans on otherwise peaceful activities.
So a free society is a “leave people the hell alone” society. Whether the Bernie, Bloomberg or Trump socialists and fascists like it or not!
And in a free society, you educate your children however you want. And when there is freedom, there would be many more schools and choices, and the government doesn’t run the schools. No federal Department of Education, no local school committees. And it’s all voluntary. No compulsory education.
In a free society, if your child wants to have a lemonade stand, she has a lemonade stand. Nothing a local official or neighbor can do about it, as long as it’s on your own private property. If you want to drive a cab and offer people rides, you put “TAXI” on top and drive your cab and offer people rides. You don’t get a bureaucrat’s permission. You don’t pay the government a fee. You just do it.
And in a free society there is freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of movement, freedom of self-defense, and due process.
Sadly, there is no room for any of those things in a socialist society.
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Especially in the immigration issue.
I was listening to one of the conservative/ultra-nationalist talk radio ditto-heads this morning, and he was once again foaming at the mouth over the immigration issue. The talk host was in full support of Donald Trump’s stepping up the nazi-like immigration police state, in which ICE and “Border Patrol Tactical Unit” storm troopers will take their S.W.A.T. goons into “sanctuary cities” to harass, terrorize, arrest or assault innocent people who have exercised their unalienable rights to freedom of movement and their right to find a better life for themselves and their families.
Regarding government-operated or funded “sanctuary cities,” they shouldn’t exist, because their operation is funded by taxpayers, i.e. involuntarily.
Instead, there should be freedom, in which volunteer organizations, charities, churches, businesses and residents should have the freedom to take people in if they want to. And they would be expected to take responsibility for their refugees, new workers, guests, etc. As long as people are peaceful. As long as no one is violating the persons or property of others, and that’s it.
When there is freedom, such sponsors, employers or benefactors would not be required to ask the government for permission, and their workers or refugees are not required to get government authorization to go to where they want to go. That is what socialist societies (such as Amerika) do. Alas, that is what “conservatives” want.
The police-state supporting conservatives are concerned about immigrants getting on government welfare. But, a society of freedom and free markets would have no government-imposed redistribution-of-wealth schemes. So the newcomers would not get on welfare, because there would be no government welfare redistribution schemes or handouts!
But most conservatives seem to be socialists, and love income taxation and redistribution just as much as liberals and progressives.
And they seem to love government central planning when it comes to labor and employment. In the immigration issue, conservatives are opposed to free markets, and love the idea of the central planners in Washington attempting to control who works where, and who may not work in Amerika or where they may not work, and whom employers may employ and may not employ.
So conservatives, at least the ones I hear on ditto-head radio, love the idea of government central planners in Washington attempting to control the movements of millions of people. Which is impossible. As Perry Como might say, it’s just impossible.
For them, foreign people have to get government authorization to enter “our” country. But that’s socialism, not freedom.
Only in a socialist society are people required to get government authorization to live their lives, have a business and employ anyone they want to employ, or to move somewhere or to work somewhere.
Contrary to what the socialist conservatives want, in a free society you just do what you want and you live wherever you want, and you buy or sell property, rent a home or work at a place of employment, as long as you are peaceful. Just don’t trespass onto the private property of others.
But conservatives say that immigrants are “breaking into our country,” and compare the whole territory to a parcel of private property. Someone coming into “our” country without government authorization is “trespassing.”
But the territory as a whole is not a parcel of private property. No one owns the territory.
However, some people say that “we” the “citizens” are the owners. No, such an assertion is a myth and just not true. if someone owns the territory, then where is the deed with our names on it? Where in the Constitution or any law is it written that “citizens” are the owners of the territory as a whole?
And who would be the actual owners? Just taxpayers? Well, what about people who work but don’t make enough to be required to pay income taxes? What about foreign non-citizens who are here and who work but do pay income taxes? Do they share in such “ownership”?
The problem with such an assertion of this communistic territorial ownership by the “citizens” (or by the government on their behalf) is that, if it really were the case, then that would negate the principle of private property. You do not really own your private property if it exists on territory that is owned by a larger population. The parcels of property are no longer individual parcels of private property, and you the “owner” have to obey the orders of the larger community as far as what you may or may not do with or on “your” property.
Therefore, the anti-immigration conservatives are big on government central planning, some kind of communal ownership of property and the police state to enforce it, and not big at all on individualism, private property rights, free markets and voluntary exchange.
So what should conservatives really support in order to extract their irrationality from their hypocritical old noggins?
If the anti-foreigner nationalist conservatives are really concerned about “illegals” getting into “our” country, or criminal gangs such as MS-13, then first get rid of all foreign aid. No more federal tax-funded aid to any other countries or governments. That means no more U.S. funding of terrorist-sympathizing or drug lord-cahooting governments in Central or South America, from which many immigrants are fleeing.
And second, end the drug war. Drug prohibition causes the black market which incentivizes low-lifes to try to get people addicted to drugs and incentivizes such low-lifes to become drug pushers and drug traffickers, and the prohibition is what creates the drug lords, the cartels, the turf wars and gangs and violence that are driving innocent people and victims in those areas to flee to the U.S. Ending the war on drugs puts all that to a stop. No more drug pushers, drug traffickers, drug lords, cartels, turf wars and gangs.
And no more drug war police state, no more immigration police state, and no more Constitution-free borders.
I wish that conservatives would get with it as far as the freedom thing goes. Re-read the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. And maybe some other points I made in this post might help them. But, their support of the police state and socialist government central planning and their opposition to and contempt for freedom is really something we can do without.