Well, it looks as if, in 24 hours, both Presidents Obama and Assad of America and Syria have managed to murder innocent civilians, in an equal display of the Ultimate Immorality. Presidents Obama and Assad are murderers of the innocent, but there’s hardly a squeak of protest from the so-called “International Community”, or from the Left, who are usually out with their Israel-equals-a-swastika demonstrations. I guess, when Americans murder innocent Pakistani women and children during their drone strikes, and when Syrian Arabs gun down demonstrators by the scores, it’s time for silence. Let Israel require checkpoints and build a wall to deter terrorist attacks when she has been attacked tens of thousands of times and her civilians are murdered by the thousands for trying to live on their ancestral homelands, the demonstrators are out in the thousands, and they are attacked as Fascists, but when the Fascist Liberal Democrats murder scores of Pakistani women and children, it’s time to stay home and watch TV. And then, when someone points out his numerous hypocrisies, Obama is defended by the Democrat on the street; hypocrisies like selling 60 billion dollars worth of military hardware to the Saudi Fascists, or welcoming the Criminal Dictator of China, a man who should be in the dock at Nuremberg, waiting for the noose of Justice (though as Libertarians we should never carry out a death sentence, the Miscreant’s sentences should all be commuted to “life in jail in a box, fed intravenously”). How quickly do Democrats forget the crimes of their leaders! And how unrelenting are they in remembering the crimes of George Dubbyah, since, according to them, he is still responsible for all the things that are going wrong now. But if you are in power, why don’t you correct them in, say, 72 hours? Why was there a mining disaster well into the Administration of Barack Obama, when he was in charge of OSHA, and when it was shown that the mine in question had hundreds of violations against it since he took over the government? And then the Gulf blowout, another example of efficient government environmental regulation. No death penalties followed for the administrators in charge.
President Obama morally taints every American with his immoral drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan, since the murder of innocent civilians in order to kill a few guilty terrorists is no justification under international law. So President Obama makes every American an accomplice in immoral murder of women and children, and thus forces on us the moral responsibility of diverting our energies from our own lives, and having, morally, to protest these actions of his, and his Administration. And, of course, this is the foreign policy of Bill and Hilary Clinton, being carried out by their dummy mouthpiece, Barack Obama.
But not only does Obama make all Americans accomplices in murder; he is a peabrain in terms of practical politics. An interview on the BBC had a retired Pakistani general describe the tremendous anger and anti-American resentment that these attacks are arousing in the Pakistani People. Silverwolf wonders how Americans would feel in Pakistani drones were coming in and wiping out little villages in Utah or Nebraska or Texas, and every time one landed, perhaps 10 “American terrorists”, or Americans who objected to the basing of Pakistani troops on American soil, were killed along with 15 women and children. The press would then give you in-depth profiles of some of the women and children killed. Perhaps there would be pictures of heavily bandaged children groaning in hospital beds. How would the stay-at-home moms and the unemployed men and the army veterans react to that? Then you would switch to a shot of the haggard-eyed hag, Mrs. Clinton, now a Pakistani in Islamabad, giving her dry, glib assessment of the situation in that gravely voice that, fortunately for America, lost her the election, though the results were hardly less disastrous. The horrendous price of not electing Ron Paul!
Anyway, the Pakistani general pointed out that, strategically, the US gained very minimally from the militants it killed, but lost far more in public resentment at the loss of civilian life, and the insult to Pakistani nationalist feelings. Of course. Silverwolf thinks this general is dead right. America is losing far more than she gains strategically by loosing her drones. And if America can use drones, well why not China, or Saudi, or Australia, or anybody? Good question. Obama has flushed the International Rule of War down the toilet: Civyys are fair game if you bag a few deer. Disgusting.
Yet this is a minor impediment, compared to the major immorality President Obama has committed by accepting the morality of the Communists and the Nazis: the end justifies the means.
The Libertarian believes just the opposite: the means to social revolution must be moral, and as you probably know by now if you regularly read this blog, the basic moral principle of the Libertarian is this: no man or group of men man aggress against the property rights of any other man. Of course, women are included. ‘Cause we like a pretty face.
As Professor Murray Rothbard, a major theoretician of Libertarianism, pointed out, all “human rights” are ultimately property rights. Libertarians believe you have a property right in your body, so unlawful detention, or slavery, are violations of property rights. And since you have a right to your body, all drug laws, pertaining to the use of drugs that affect no other person, are such violations. (Though, for example, one finds Libertarians on both sides of the DUI-laws issue. Is it a crime only when you have a crash, or is it a crime the moment your vehicle hits the public street, under the justification of reckless endangerment, or is it a crime the moment you start the engine on your own property with the intention of going out on the public street? Food for Libertarian debate.)
So Obama and Assad have “violated the property rights” of the women and children they have blasted to smithereens in Pakistan and gunned down in Syria, a country that, for some reason, never sees a demonstration against its leaders by those lovers of Freedom and Democracy, the Left and the Liberals in America and Europe. And the same is ditto for Yemen, Bahrain, and on and on… We doubt Professor Rothbard’s keen intellectual insight into Libertarian Theory made much difference to the innocent kids murdered, or the demonstrators gunned down, who will never reach Mrs. Clinton’s advanced age.
The world is full of hypocrites, is it not?
Hooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf