Finally, some citizens showing they have had enough of the scum trying to blockade the comings and goings of everyday life with their whiny little marxist protests. It is generally a good thing not to try to escalate a situation unnecessarily. But at some moment the point is reached where people have a right to resist the thuggish behavior of morons hiding behind masks trying to physically hinder people from doing what they want to do. Continue Reading
It wouldn’t be the first time Antiwar.org’s Justin Raimondo expresses naivety. He had previously supported Rand Paul, called all those libertarians who suspected Rand of being phony “purists”, and members of a “sect”, but finally had to distance himself from the younger Paul. Not that this led to any self-reflection on Raimondo’s part because he managed to still vilify “purists” while admitting Rand Paul was not worthy of a libertarian vote. Nevermind that many of those who saw through Rand Paul actually supported Ron Paul’s for the presidency.
Of course, Ron was principled and consistent and Rand proved almost from the start that he wasn’t. This was no problem for Raimondo, at least not until Rand was unprincipled in the ways that Raimondo himself could no longer accept. Does this not make Raimondo himself a “purist” on matters of foreign policy? Of course it does, because every libertarian has his limits and draws the line somewhere, and Raimondo draws his around war and interventionism. To suggest that the line ought to be there and nowhere else is a purist position in itself.
But never mind that. Justin Raimondo’s naivety apparently goes farther. So far, in fact, that he is actually surprised that Bernie Sanders, a leftist, would condone or even support aggressive and disruptive actions by his supporters at a Donald Trump rally.
So not too long ago there were food riots in the progressive paradise of Venezuela so loved by Sean Penn.
Now they are reaping the rewards of socialism in the form of water rationing.
Robert Wenzel at EconomicPolicyJournal says:
This is what happens when you mix hyper-inflation, socialism and price controls.
Socialist experiments under the state turn into horrible and bloody hell.
In the ‘safe’ environment of a (relatively) free and (modestly) capitalistic society, socialists can create experiments that will not kill anyone. But does not stop it from proving itself an utter failure.
…in a communal enclave at the University of Oregon, a group of ‘anti-capitalists’ are witnessing first hand what can happen with a socialist experiment.
And the results are in: nobody can pay the rent.
Turns out many socialists are acting rather parasitically (what a surprise!), leaving before paying the rent, and thus settling the club house with debt.
Fortunately this would never happen in a real socialist utopia, where – somehow, some way – everyone is a good, decent and altruistic human being more than willing to pay their fair share voluntarily. And if not, there are always purges, secret police, labor camps and other necessary means of making a socialist society work.
Why would the people riot over food in the worker’s paradise Venezuela when socialism is for the benefit of the proletarian masses? They must be some kind of lunatics.
Meanwhile, the food scarcity situation in capitalist countries is getting especially dire.
(H/T: Economic Policy Journal)