I have been doing pretty well at leaving this topic alone, but I saw something recently that was just too good to resist.
I have written much about left-libertarians and my view that they are carrying the laundry of the Cultural Marxists – while their ends might be different, their means are quite identical. Sure, I am generalizing, but you can decide if the generalization is reasonably appropriate and descriptive.
The topic here is open borders; there are many libertarians who insist that open borders is the only proper libertarian positions. Of course, I don’t believe it is a libertarian position at all; the most I can offer is that one cannot derive anything other than managed borders from the NAP.
After this, the issue becomes who does the managing. (My far-and-away winner on this is that I manage it; given that I am not allowed to do this…well, I don’t believe this requires me to lie down with my belly exposed.)
In any case, I was handed this gem: Antifa, Democratic Socialists, & New World Order All Want Same Thing: "No Borders, No Wall, No USA At All"
For decades, the globalists have subtly (or sometimes not so subtly) been moving us toward a world in which national borders have essentially been made meaningless. The ultimate goal, of course, is to merge all the nations of the world into a “one world socialist utopia” with a global government, a global economic system and even a global religion.
Now…there are many libertarians who also say “no border, no wall….” Of course, they will scream in objection: “bionic, of course we don’t want a socialist utopia – we just want the freedom to travel; we want liberty.”
Sure…the ends are different, but the means are the same. I wonder which utopian side will win: liberty or socialism. Any schoolchild can figure out the first-order impact; it is incumbent on advocates of philosophical / political positions to consider all impacts.
Let’s add this to the mix:
Democratic New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explained her belief that abolishing the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is “common sense” during an interview on CNN with John Berman on Thursday morning.
Yes, many left-libertarians as well. Now…there will be some who accuse me of supporting full body cavity searches and the like, merely by writing anything about ICE. Don’t change the subject; don’t create strawmen. Instead, consider: libertarians and one of the more radical socialists with a public stage in the US that hold the same position. Let’s say “go for it.” Will liberty win, or will socialism?
Look, I am just asking a question.
Sadly, these leftists ultimately don’t want more liberty and freedom.
Instead, they want a world that they can “transform” into their own image.
Open borders, abolish ICE. A common desire of socialists and left-libertarians. Say they get what they want. Will this increase or decrease YOUR liberty?
Based on your answer, ask yourself: who is the enemy of liberty?