Years ago I fell foul of Liberals by suggesting it is possible to be a liberal and a libertarian.
"You're a idiot," the libbies screeched (they always start screeching when faces with something that challenges their certainties,) "libertarians are far right nut jobs who want to abolish government so they can do as they like."
Apart from proving that in spite of their assumptions of intellectual superiority these people do not know the difference between liberalism, libertarianism and anarchy this only proved these intolerant people are not as liberal as they like to think they are.
In fact these liberals were not liberal at all, they support big government by the centralised state, high taxes and maximum intervention in the minutiae of individual lives. And they also believe in increased colaboration between the state and corporate business for the benefit of the rich and control of the working classes. Which is exactly the political philosophy proposed by Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini in the 1930s.
I could have written at length again on the same topic but somebody else already has.
Merging State and Corporate Power Is Not ‘Libertarian’
by Ben Bartee via The Daily Bell
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.”
Like a child with spaghetti, the US corporate state made a mess of libertarian ideology.
Other Western political cultures do not recognize the exceedingly awkward and cowardly simplistic US version of corporate libertarianism, which goes something like:
- Public domain bad; private domain good
- Competition bad; monopoly good
- Government bad; corporations good
Unlike some ideologies, libertarianism need not necessarily deal in the black and white. As humans gifted with free thought and the capacity for reason, we should be also capable of nuance. Each of these propositions can be true in any given context:
- The corporation can be an effective organizational structure for facilitating efficient economic relations between willing partners
- Left unchecked, the corporate machine will merge with the state into a rent-seeking, anti-libertarian foe to human prosperity
… In short, the corporation, like fire, makes for a useful tool and a dangerous enemy.
The executives of any given corporation are tasked with maximizing profit above all. Public executives, in fact, have a legally enforceable fiduciary responsibility to maximize profit as their primary function. In and of itself, this is a morality-free imperative, neither inherently right or wrong; it is only the nature of the beast.
What does a corporate entity have to say of human liberty? Nothing – not now, not ever. Profiteering is the ethos, nothing more.
If maximal profits are to be made in a free society, so be it; if maximum fortune is to be mined from a sea of enslaved zombies, just as well – it’s all the same to the shareholders.
Given those machinations, what happens when the corporation becomes the state? When the profit-seeking imperative of corporate enterprise merges with the control-seeking imperative of government?
Here, in 2021, the interests of the state and corporations converge – so that it doesn’t matter which entity forces the adoption of “vaccine passports”:
“At least 17 [US] companies or nonprofits are developing websites or apps that might be used by sporting venues, restaurants and other businesses seeking to keep their customers and employees safe, according to… the executive director of the Health Innovation Alliance, a broad coalition of health providers, tech companies, employers and insurers.”
Ask yourself: if you can’t work, send your kids to school, fly on an airplane, cross borders, or even potentially shop at grocery stores without a “vaccine passport” (as CNN recently suggested), does it matter whether the state or a private corporation develops the app and runs the program?
The end result is the same: a dystopian hellscape void of any meaningful human freedom. ... Continue reading >>>
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