Radical Agenda EP094 – The Libertarian Case for Trump
We don’t usually air on Sundays, but tomorrow there is a “We Are Breitbart” Meetup in Manchester which I would like to attend that conflicts with our regularly scheduled program. So rather than skip it, or leave you without a show, we’ll do one early. This evening, Sunday January 24th from 9pm until whenever, we’ll go live. There will be no Monday show this week.
There’s plenty to get to, but I have been asked many times about my support of Donald Trump and never had a place to send people to specifically. So consider this that piece.
Let’s start off by stating the obvious. Democracy is a terrible system, which invariably initiates force against peaceful people. It will always elect violent rulers by a vote of many stupid people who are incapable of comprehending the consequences of the policies they support. Consequently, all elections have horrible outcomes, regardless of who wins them. I have no doubt, the next president of the United States, whomever he (or she) may be, will do terrible things.
The orthodox libertarian position on political candidates is thus, needless to say, they are all irredeemably evil. It doesn’t matter if the candidate is Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, or Rand Paul. They will all initiate force on a scale so grand it boggles the mind, and we would all thusly prefer that no presidential powers existed, negating the necessity for an election.
Sadly, democracy has not been abolished as of yet, and such a goal is terribly unlikely to be accomplished prior to the November 2106 election. Chances are, a president will be elected next year. Chances are, that president will initiate force. Chances are, that force will have catastrophic consequences.
So one is left to choose between four basic options.
- Support a candidate who will do things which are unlibertarian, but is less harmful than the other candidates.
- Support a candidate who will do things which are so unlibertarian that society will be irreparably harmed and the government will collapse that we might rule the wasteland.
- Support a libertarian candidate who has absolutely no chance of winning
- Renounce elections as unprincipled, wield zero influence, and remain in a powerless echochamber of libertarian autism.
I choose option number one, and I frankly think you’re a useless moron if you choose any of the other three. The notion that libertarians ought to remain completely uninfluential and powerless is a theory being floated by people who have no desire to see us succeed in anything.
Let me clue you all into a little known secret of the universe. Power, not principles, guide societies. When a predator charges toward you, you do not ready your argumentation ethics and denounce him as a moral criminal. You do not post to Facebook about what a sellout he is. You do not post memes about how silly it would be to join the criminal class and change it from within.
You shoot him.
He sought to use force against you, and you, if you wish to survive, must use force against him. You must do so in a way that overwhelms his ability to wield force, up to and including ending his life.
The idea that the dynamic somehow changes once democracy gets involved is patently ridiculous. For years, I have called for insurrection. I have dedicated nearly all of my time to promoting a violent overthrow of government and a continued culture of resistance which would prevent the establishment of a new one. Those calls have not only been ignored, they have been vehemently resisted, smeared, and dishonestly attacked by other self described libertarians. Yet, if one wanted to bring about a libertarian order in a perfectly libertarian manner, this would be the only way to accomplish that goal.
I am convinced, after years of struggling, that this will not happen. At least not without a number of prerequisites. I believe Donald Trump will help to meet the most important of those prerequisites.
The utter destruction of the left is a prerequisite of revolution, or any positive social change.
I know it is popular amongst libertarians to say that “It doesn’t matter if the boot on your neck is a left boot or a right boot” and perhaps this may have been true at some point in human history. Today however, it is a patently ridiculous notion.
Today, left wing influence is threatening our very existence. Subsidized mass immigration displaces libertarianism’s core demographic with socialists, communists, and theocrats. Public education is dumbing down the populace. The welfare state is destroying the family unit. Political correctness not only threatens “free speech”, it removes entire categories of information from observation in political discourse and scientific inquiry. Feminism and gender confusion is subsidized and promoted, along with birth control and abortion, causing more familial disconnect, declining birthrates, and demographic decline.
These patterns are not only absolutely unsustainable, they are an immediate danger to our safety in the present moment. Right now, students in prestigious universities like Yale, are panicking because they think Halloween costumes are racist. They cannot tell the difference between rape and a hangover. Rice is cultural appropriation. The list goes on, and these lunatics are not a simple sideshow for us to mock. They will eventually graduate from these universities and become Presidents, Senators, Governors, and captains of industry. They have some of the most insanely dangerous ideas, and they will be our rulers in a few short years if they are not stopped.
There is legitimate criticism amongst libertarians and conservatives that Donald Trump is not a slash and burn antigovernment right winger or constitutionalist. He doesn’t want to abolish social security, the welfare state, medicare or medicaid. He doesn’t want to reduce the size of the military, though he is far more hesitant to use it than many would give him credit for.
With economics being the primary complaint amongst libertarians about the left, you might thus find yourself asking what he would do to defeat liberalism, and I respond as follows.
The all too common libertarian idea that we are conservative on economic issues and liberal on social issues is a fallacy which has sadly gained entirely too much traction. We are not liberal on social issues, we just want to let the market sort out the positives and negatives of human interaction. Drug use, promiscuity, feminism, homosexuality, racial and cultural diversity are all social negatives which would, and for many centuries were, discouraged by the market.
Promoting these behaviors as virtuous is a consequence of liberal economic policies and general societal degradation brought upon us by said policies. We are not freeing ourselves by smoking marijuana and letting other guys fuck our girlfriends, we are in fact responding to the stimuli of our enslavement, and helping to further perpetuate it.
When leftists scream “racist” or “sexist” or “homophobe” at their opponents, it doesn’t make a spec of difference whether or not they are explicitly endorsing the State taking action against the people they hurl these epithets at. They are repeating government propaganda, the aim of which is to outlaw the discrimination which has always served as a market deterrent to degenerate behavior and cultural decline.
They want unchecked debauchery, irresponsibility, and reality detachment, because this makes for a more easily ruled civilization. If Bruce Jenner can become a woman, or Rachel Dolezal can become black, then the concept that human beings have a nature is undermined. Popular opinion and government decrees can take the place of obvious truths, and once one is willing to accept that sort of thought process, communism is not far off. After all, if human beings have no nature, then there are no economic laws aside from those set by the State.
What Donald Trump does to offset this is incredibly small, but it is more than we have seen from anyone else in my lifetime. He completely neutralizes this aspect of left wing influence. Between his rhetoric on immigration, his statements about Muslims, his willingness to retweet racial crime statistics, white genocide, and other things which seem quite shocking by modern standards of political discourse, he has made himself the hated target of every left wing outfit of note, including those who falsely portray themselves right wing like Glenn Beck, Fox News, and the National Review.
Any other candidate, commentator, or person of any sort of interest who came under such attacks would have long ago backpedaled and signaled and apologized for fear of being financially and politically ruined, if not assassinated. Instead, Trump continues to double down. More importantly, he remains successful while doing so, proving irrefutably that these ridiculous smears are meaningless and one can not only survive such attacks without apology, but can stand a very real chance of ascending to the presidency of the United States.
This neutralizes the entire structure of the left wing media. The system of propaganda that hammers us day in and day out with liberal bullshit is rendered powerless by an openly racist billionaire who insults powerful people with impunity.
The left is invading libertarianism, because they have already dominated statism.
There is an attitude amongst many libertarians that leftists can make good allies as long as they reject the use of State violence to achieve their leftist aims. I posit that this is ridiculous, demonstrably false, and dangerous.
Leftists dominate State politics. Even those who are typically seen as right wing such as Fox News commentators, the National Review, and “establishment” Republicans like Jeb Bush and Lindsay Graham, are just left wing invaders who work diligently to make certain that the left has no real political opposition. They grow government, give credence to anti-discrimination nonsense, promote multiculturalism, and long, drawn out military conflicts without any plan for victory. They are r-selected leftists parading around as the definition of conservatism, and they have been remarkably effective.
With the welfare state, egalitarianism, gay marriage, abortion, gun control, and all manner of liberal victories accepted as permanent fixtures of American society, they have moved onto the final nail in the coffin of conservatism, immigration. The Republican party, in the name of maintaining political power in an increasingly non-white country, has made it part of their political strategy to begin trying to appeal to non-whites by promoting open immigration. We’ll talk in more detail about immigration later, but for now let us just accept that this is a left wing idea promoted by establishment Republicans.
If the left did not already have a stranglehold on State politics, they would not be wasting their time on destroying libertarianism. If you have any doubts that leftists are in fact working diligently to destroy libertarianism, you’re probably not a regular reader of this blog, nor have you bothered to educate yourself about libertarianism generally. I direct you here, here, here, here, here, and here for background on that.
Democratic governments move in a singular direction, leftward. They have no choice but to do that because popular lies defeat uncomfortable truths in popular elections. Bribing voters, dumbing down the electorate, and importing more stupid people to vote are features of democracy, not malfunctions. The only thing that can stand against the leftward inertia of democracy is an intellectual movement that rejects democracy itself, and for that we have a choice between a dictator or a stateless society.
While I personally agree with Hans Hermann Hoppe that monarchy is far superior to democracy, I also agree that a stateless society is preferable to a monarchy. Democracy will fail, that is inevitable. What replaces it thus becomes a question of extraordinary importance.
Were democracy to fall today, it would be replaced by a dictator, and sane people the world over would be quite correct to rejoice that it did not fall to statelessness. Were a society to be guided by the “wisdom” of Reason Magazine, the Cato Institute, the Center for a Stateless Society, and other left wing outfits, we would all be on a collision course with extinction. The intellectual soil of libertarianism has been soaked in left wing herbicide that prevents anything from growing there. What today makes up what passes for the libertarian movement is not so much guided by Rothbard, Hoppe, or even Woods or Molyneux, as it is guided by a Pollyanna-esque sense of equality and entitlement. Capitalism has been replaced by Konkin’s anticapitalist “agorism”. Discrimination is not seen as an essential market function, but rather an unfortunate side effect of freedom to be denounced and humorously enough, discriminated against. It is not so much about property rights as it is about removing the social stigma from homosexuality, promiscuity, and drug use.
Donald Trump’s open racial awareness, advocacy of immigration restrictions, and attacks on the left wing media are a call to arms for the left. They are shouting from the rooftops “all hands on deck” and it is working spectacularly. Nothing works so well for spotting a leftist as seeing how vigorously they denounce Donald Trump. His policies by comparison to his opponents are really not all that extreme, but his attitude is decidedly right wing and it scares the living hell out of leftists that right wing attitudes could again become popularized because this would mean they had actual political opposition.
If the left had political opposition, they would have less time and resources to dedicate toward destroying libertarianism. Libertarianism will never get anywhere if it does not deal with its leftist invasion. We are and will always be rightly viewed by the left as enemies of their economic plans, alliances with them serve only to undermine our own goals. We are sadly, and wrongly, viewed by the right as left wing childish retards who will never accomplish anything, and this is entirely due to our left wing alliances. Right wingers who read Hoppe or Rothbard would largely be sympathetic to our goals. Right wingers who are called “whorephobic” and racist by the Buehlers and Reisenwitzs of the world will sadly dump us all into the same category of ovenworthy nonsense.
Sorry Egalitarians, Race and Culture Matter.
That was slightly disingenuous. I’m not sorry in the least. I hate you with a perfect hatred, and I sincerely hope the most horrible things happen to you.
All people are not equal. In fact, two individuals who are in every socially discernible way the same, have an infinite number of differences between them. When those people have evolved for thousands of years in radically different environments, those people will have even greater differences between them. Such differences will include but not be limited to intelligence, propensity for violence, and propensity for cooperation.
Any libertarian with the slightest bit of observational skills has to have noticed that we’re mostly a movement of white males. They would also notice that there is no libertarian movement to speak of outside of cultures descendant from Europeans. This is not a weakness of libertarianism, as our leftist infiltrators attempt to insist. It is rather a very obvious indicator that white males have a greater natural inclination toward market cooperation than other peoples. To insist otherwise is nothing more than the denial of human nature, it is biological and cultural Marxism.
Leftists know this, and since they hate freedom, they hate white males. They will thus do everything in their power to destroy us before we manage to make any headway in advancing our ideas. This includes mass subsidized immigration from third world countries.
While our ideal society would have no government and thus no arbitrary geopolitical borders enforced by State mercenaries, the notion that there would be free and unrestricted travel the world over in the absence of the State is a remarkably ridiculous left wing idea. Borders are the whole point of freedom, as borders are demarcations of property rights.
Public roadways and common spaces are government programs. They are subsidized by taxes and inflation, and they would not exist in the absence of the State. These things would be privately owned and controlled. In many if not all circumstances they would be controlled with greater restriction than those imposed by the State – just as you do not allow “free speech” demonstrations inside your home by people who hate you. Any “libertarian” argument for open immigration simply ignores this reality by insisting that anybody should be able to cross government geopolitical boundaries with no restriction whatsoever. The assertion there is that in the absence of the State, highly desirable resources would simply remain unowned in perpetuity and that all peoples from all over the world could exploit them in any way they saw fit without any conflict ever arising. It is pure nonsense.
Trump’s proposals for stricter immigration controls thusly accomplish two decidedly libertarian goals.
- Making State immigration policy more closely resemble that which a free market would create.
- Saving libertarianism’s core demographic from extinction
If this were all he did, he would be my pick for the president, but there is so much more. I want to get this blog post published immediately, but I’ll update it periodically both before and after the show to make it a more comprehensive case.
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