note: a YouTube channel I'm quite impressed with so far, Black Pilled.
Don’t you just love those people who are so dogmatic they are incapable of utilizing logic? Hey, you say, like those stinking liberals! Well, fine. But how about those Libertarians, also? When you look around and all you see to every problem is one solution, sorry dude but you are dogmatic. There is no real difference between a Liberal and a Libertarian, insofar as paradigm imprisonment. If liberals have a problem, why, Big Sister Hilary has a solution! If Libertarians have a problem, why, nothing a little free market won’t solve! Well, guess what, chumps? Both of them have more in common than ill applied dogma.
Both are elite apologists. Think about it. Both solutions enable the current system. More government and regulation help large corporations strangle competition from low level players and more free market enables corporations to ignore the regulations and taxes they do not care for. Not that they are fighting government on this, the government is complicit in it. Oh, what’s that Mr. Banker? You want to have unlimited Derivatives exposure? Sure, let me rewrite that law and then instruct my enforcement agency to ignore you altogether.
Just the act of agitating and voting helps those in power, no matter what side of the political spectrum the voters are on, as any laws passed help the elite. They don’t get there by satisfying a consumer nor a perceived public need. The elite get there, stay in power and gain riches by gaming the entire system. It is as simple as that. That is why I don’t vote. Previously, I didn’t vote so that my vote was I refused to enable my own imprisonment. Now I don’t vote simply because collapse is baked into the cake and it is a complete waste of time. However, discussing this is NOT a waste, because by looking at reality, and doing the viewing without the visual aid of dogma, opens up other possibilities.
When you practice logical thought, problems become easier to solve. The thinking is just exercise, even if the subject is irrelevant. Thinking anything will change is stupid. Thinking about how your thinking was flawed is NOT. Once you realize that your model is outdated, viewing other issues becomes clearer. And the paradigm of the free market is deeply flawed. There has never been a free market. Ever. It is a philosophy or religion, as in you cannot prove its theory. Doubling down on your belief is not proving anything other than your illogical thinking.
No one is saying that socialism is good and freedom is bad. What I’m trying to get at is that what you have been taught is a lie and that you believe it at your own peril. Let’s take health care, a ridiculously easy target by now. What we actually have in the medical industry is a state protected monopoly, with state mandated purchasing, with a state sanctioned ability to rise prices at will. But what the public is sold is a “free market health care system, where you don’t have to wait in line for treatment”. Okay, let’s take the Libertarian math to poke holes in this.
Supply and demand is a pretty good natural law. Hard to refute it. When the demand is high and supply is low, prices rise. In countries with public health, the only way to “rise prices” so to speak is to triage patients. That is what the military in combat does, since everyone is equal and nobody has to pay. When the military does it, it is okay but when other countries do it, it is communism. Yet our “free market” health care system has already triaged the poor with rising prices. I cannot get any kind of medical treatment without pledging most of my future earnings. That is of course supposed to be much better than waiting in line.
But, of course, the Libertarian will just claim I need to work harder and longer. Because, you know, declining energy supplies don’t fit into the Libertarian paradigm. There can’t be a shrinkage of jobs or wages, not in their fantasy world. So, let’s go to another example. Birth dearth. This is never a problem for the Libertarian. If medical prices go up ( even though they are not supposed to because, you know, free market and stuff ), you have less kids. Supply and demand. But what if you NEED more births? What do you do then? In a Libertarian world, the population shrinks and everyone is rich and there aren’t many people in this rich little enclave.
Then something strange happens. Your small professional private army is defeated by a large only semi-professional army. All your concealed carry machine gun toting freemen are napalmed by the invading armies. Sorry, but all that the insurance company could provide for protection in this Libertarian paradise was cut rate obsolete weapons ( after all, other firms had undercut the well stocked militarily ones and cheapened out on price ) that didn’t last long in a fight with a nation state army. But, forget that for a moment. What about population itself?
Ever since the Agricultural Revolution, population size has had strategic implications. There is no getting around that, regardless of your type of economy. If you don’t believe that, just look at how Latino’s are taking over state after state from the Whites. They didn’t even need an army. We paid them to do it. In any territory if there isn’t enough population, invaders take over. It really is that simple, even if details and timetables differ. In Russia, ethnic Russians are decreasing in numbers. Even with vastly shrinking landmass, the population never recovered from the West’s coup and resource theft which killed off vast numbers ( de-funding the public health care system, alcoholism and a few other variables ), and the population hasn’t recovered. And as the system gets more free market like, the birth rate tumbles.
What happens when the Russian birth rate gets too low? China. You know, their neighbor that needs more energy and raw material. What is going to reverse that? Only government intervention. Only by socialism, by making children free, or even paying people to have more. But! But! But, Venezuela! Yeh, the dreaded S word. Better to be invaded and defeated by socialists than become one, right? Believe it or not, in a lot of instances money should be sacrificed, rather than everything else except money. I’ll continue tomorrow.
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If the words " don’t fit into the Libertarian paradigm" translate to "unrealistic fantasies" then I completely agree with your post! When you cut through all the BS it comes down to hunger and resources. Great Post. Looking forward to the next one. Jim.ReplyDelete
My life has taught me that politicians shouldn't try to run and economy and they sure as hell shouldn't try to run a war. Leave that shit to the professionals! Still bitter about Vietnam!Delete
No one can possibly blame you for being bitter, but I can't buy the claim that professionals in the military are anywhere close to competent. Now, if we had gone from 2nd generational warfare to 3rd, perhaps officers would be trained at a level higher than "uniformed politician", but until that time...Delete
My current area of interest is the Chechen war. I only mention this because you mentioned small arms not being effective against nation state armies. For those that are as ignorant as I was re: the Chechen war the Ruskies had their proverbial handed to them (in the first Chechen war). We're talking 75% losses.ReplyDelete
I'll be honest and say even though I spent a weekend "researching" the war (watching youtube video's) I'm none the wiser to why the Russians invaded. To be fair though, I'm pretty ignorant about European history.
The Russians didn't invade-they merely disallowed independence, if I'm not mistaken ( I have few details ). Also, it is easy to defeat guerrillas. Encircle, stay back, level the entire city with artillery. Kill everyone. You cannot defeat them and ensure cooperation, but you can do genocide.Delete
Genocide is a plan. Dead finks don't burn your petroleum or cost you irreplaceable vehicles.Delete
Genocide is a good plan. Act accordingly, prior to your enemy growing too large.Delete
"...the government is complicit in it."ReplyDelete
That right there is why libertarianism doesn't exist on a large scale in this country.
No, the corporations aren't forcing anybody to do anything.
They have no power to do so.
What corporations do is they bribe the politicians, that have the power of the armed thugs, to do their bidding.
The free market is how people behave in the absence of tyrannical gov't's.
I have almost 40 years direct everyday experience with both models (gov't tyranny and free market) and I much prefer the free market method. The gov't is nothing but a criminal enterprise where many of the members wear red or blue neckties and I have no use for them at all, and never have. And the first MF that squeals, "Who's gonna pay for the roads?" gets punched right in the face.
If not for the rotten assed gov't stealing 97% of everything this planet has to offer civilzation as a whole would have already inhabited the moon, have 300 mpg vehicles and crime would be so low as to be non-existent, and hunger? Forget about it.
All of us wear shackles that we were forced to pay for and you know who requires us to wear them.
I agree with the above, but maintain that force underlies all human relationships, that humans are NOT by nature cooperative, and that while the free market is far superior, it is impractical. It is a superior system that can only remain theoretical.Delete
Good course material, Jim. Perhaps some sort of benevolent monarchy/junta/politburo will evolve out of a necessity due to chaos-resource scarcity-external threats. The 'merican folk are already stupified and often need to be led like sheep. Once bellies are empty, the lights no work at night, and the women and kids have some legitimate fears to shrilly scream and whine about, changes shall come about. Lord Bison should write out his codex for minions to study and strictly adhere to.ReplyDelete
Thanks. Leadership always evolves-look at what we have now, still preferable to anarchy ( unless of course, it's Anarchy In The UK ).Delete