THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT US: A LIBERTARIAN TALKS ABOUT EGYPT AND OTHER THINGS


Redbeardedguy - Posted on 17 February 2011

The Thursday, February 10th, 2011 early morning show (6a.m. to 9a.m.) on KPOO 89.5 FM was interesting.  A Big L Libertarian was interviewed, and what I at first heard was a great rant about how what is/was going on in Egypt is/was terrible, Obama sounded good at first but why did he change course and try to slow things down?

Big L Libertarians, can't live with 'em, can't kill 'em.  Darn.  They sound just like Very Conservative Republicans--they ARE Very Conservative but don't identify as Republicans.  They hate "Big Government", they hate government period.  They think government should get out of the way of The People and the corporations and let both do what they do best--make money, make wealth. 

The Big L Libertarian said this sort of thing several times, that this is/was the solution to problems like dictators ruling Egypt or anywhere else.  Corporations will solve all of our problems?  Corporations like the ones that sliced oil-rich Nigeria into a Muslim half and a Christian half that are supposed to hate each other now while people who are just plain poor try to get some oil for their personal use and get killed in explosions and fires? 

Corporations like Lennar, which owns big chunks of San Francisco, have a sweetheart deal with the city government over "cleaning up" the Navy Yard and have some of the responsibility for the steadily shrinking Black population of the city?  The banks getting fatter with more foreclosed houses every day?

Those wonderful guys who do what they do best, make money, make wealth?  At the Feb 15th, 2011, Tuesday morning 10 a.m. Coffee Hour where I live, the Elk Hotel, one guy talking to another said something about how hard it is to get a job in San Francisco 

To quote Michael Jackson:  They Don't Care About Us.  They never have.  You can see it in the way that the shredded social safety net is being fiddled with so more cuts can be made and more people can suffer, or suffer worse than they already are.  Big L Libertarians, can't live with 'em, don't wanna hear what they have to say.

You're a libertarian, you just don't know it yet.

Let me demonstrate.

Do you think we should spend $663.8 billion on defense? Do you think we should be killing people in Pakistan and Iraq? Do you think we should have overseas military bases all around the world? Do you think we should spend trillions to line the pockets of connected bankers and defense contractors who have grip on our government?

If the answer is 'no' congratulations, you favor smaller government.

See, you're a libertarian -- even if only just a teensy bit.

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