There is alot to like about libertarians. Libertarians are independant people that look after themselves. I know that there are many different kinds
of libertarians. There is a long way between Ron Paul and Noam Chomsky for example. But Im sure we all understand that the basic idea is about
freedom, liberty and a small unobtrusive government, if any.
To be realistic, most modern libertarians would understand anarchy is fantasy and we do have governments that need revenue to function.
I am interested in where libertarians think this money should come from. Libertarians do not like a government to tax them. Libertarians do not like
the state to own anything. So where does the libertarian expect the money to come from?
Even the most staunch libertarian must conceed the advantages of having things like hospitals and police and firefighters and stuff like that.
Libertarians like privatization. In the United States they have managed to convince the population that they must pay heavy costs for healthcare.
Healthcare has become big business and it cant just be handed out for free. From the 70s and 80s America managed to push this mentality on the rest of
the west. Corporatist healthcare advertisments flood the western world while our governments continue to cut state health budgets forcing us all into
So the right to healthcare has been eaten away by this libertarian type mentality that plays into the hands of the corporatists. Corporatists would
love libertarians. Corporatists would like libertarians almost as much as they like environmentalists because both libertarians and environmentalists
are used by the corporatists as useful idiots. Anyway, libertarians are not fans of free healthcare. But the police and firefighters will always be
free right? And by free I mean we pay for them with our taxes.So libertarians dont like taxes though.
The only alternative to taxes is having state owned business. It makes no sense to sell off public utilities but that is what western governments
continue to do. If you look around the world you will see that the nations that have state control of resources and utilities are the nations with the
It doesnt seem to matter to the United States that they run their economy by racking up insane amounts of debt and having all they want in the world
without having to pay for it. In Europe we see that youi cant sell off all the parts of Government that actually make money but keep the services that
cost money like emergency services and education.
So if we do not want higher taxes the solution is to have parts of the government that make money.
A libertarian like John Stossel will try to tell you that the public should not own parks or roads. Stossel will tell you that things like education
should be run like a business. He wants 'charter schools' for children that are not wealthy and he wants the wealthy to be able to profit from them.
He wants the wealthy to profit from our roads and parks. He wants the public to own nothing.
So if libertarians want the public to own nothing then why have a government at all? But isnt that what a society is? Are we a society or just a bunch
of competing individuals that do not care for one and other? But again, why have a government? I know libertarians dont think they need a government
for the most part. Insurance companies are like libertarians own personal governments.
Could libertarians just have insurance companies instead of government? Libertarians can pay for inusrance but how many own shares? How many shares?
How many are board members? Isnt the whole concept of insurance against the grain of libertarianism? Libertarianism just hits a dead end at every
turn. Libertarianism is just a gateway drug to total corporatism. Libertarians will tell you the free market creates competition and brings down
prices but that is nonsense. A runaway free market that is void of any regulation will always morph into trusts/monopolies. Always. A runaway free
market always will become corporatism. Libertarianism will always become corporatism.
So you have life insurance, health insurance, house insurance, car insurance, contents insurance, pet insurance,.... ummm....why not just cut these
corporatist coporations out and pay tax? You really think that we cant elect people that will give you a better deal than the corporations? The
problem libertarians have with paying tax as opposed to paying insurance is that libertarians would prefer to see a person die than have to pay tax to
help them. Yet most libertarians claim to be raging patriots. How can a raging patriot think so little of his fellow countrymen? How can a patriot
think so little of the 'common good' of his nation and his people?
Libertarianism is a selfish and flawed form of individualism. Libertarianism should be called selfishism or difficultism.
So what do libertarians want? State owned business or taxes? Or just insurance and the needy be damned?
edit on 30-8-2012 by freemarketsocialist because: (no reason given)