Now I see
I haven't paid a lot of attention to big-L Libertarians. Their sole purpose was Legalizing Pot. Now that they've got their pot, they should disband. Since they failed to disband, they're now following the natural Parkinson path. Organizations or agencies that continue after completing their mission always descend into corruption and tyranny. Nicely demonstrated this year when the LP candidates officially endorsed Hillary.
Still, I'd sort of wondered how LP can continue to push a set of "Individual Liberty" principles after they totally surrendered to Bezos and Soros. Don't they notice the disharmony?
This peculiarly obtuse ZH article
by a Libertarian gives the answer. He asks whether Trump is a Libertarian and applies several test questions.
This author doesn't even recognize globalism as the problem.
One of his test questions solves the puzzle:
End government barriers to international free trade? This also seems to be a clear DISAGREE.
[ie Trump is not Libertarian.]
AHA! Now I see. Libertarians MUST support globalism.
There is only one way to eliminate all barriers to INTERNATIONAL trade. Only a single empire with a single world government can eliminate all barriers to INTERNATIONAL trade.
In other words, LP's principles AUTOMATICALLY REQUIRE a Hitler or a Soros. You can't have Libertarianism without total dictatorship.
If you want to have decentralized nations and provinces, each serving ITS OWN PEOPLE, you absolutely MUST have strong restrictions on trade.
People are different. Each ethnic group and cultural group has its own needs and tastes and skills. The only way to fulfill those tastes and preserve those skills is through a LOCAL government that controls trade to serve the interests of ITS OWN PEOPLE.
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Interesting contrast: Another small-l libertarian author,
also featured in this morning's ZH, understands the point accurately and completely. Maybe he should talk with the above author who totally misses the point!
Labels: Make or break, skill-estate