Libertarianism: Individual vs. Corporate

Silverwolf believes there is a necessary distinction that needs to be made when one bandies about the term “Libertarian”; a distinction that is often blurred over. There are two views of Libertarianism: the Individual view and the corporate view. The Individual view is represented largely by the thought of Ron Paul, who has pointed out that Corporatism fundamentally runs the Federal Government and is the essence of Fascism according to its founder, War Criminal Mussolini, and the corporate view, which is largely represented by the remainder of the Republican Party, which is that Corporations are Individuals. It is the Mises Institute in contrast to the Cato Institute. It is a battle pitting the Individual against the Collective.

One of the necessities in our law that needs correcting, which Ron Paul has also pointed out, is the absurdity of the Supreme Court rulings that place the corporation on the same level as the Individual. This fabricated equality, nowhere present in our Constitution, which is a paean of praise to Individual Rights, must be overturned in Law even if it means impeaching Supreme Court Justices or Chief Justices. Mitt Romney says “Corporations are people.” Ron Paul says, “Individuals are people.”

Now lets examine the “corporation”. First of all, it is a notional concept, not a being in reality. A corporation is not an Individual; it is a Collectivist entity — basically a gang of Capitalists, with special legal advantages and usually lower-than-individual income tax rates, who are ganging up against Individual Capitalists. This Collectivist entity should have no special privileges; nay, on the contrary, it is the Individual who should always come before this Collectivist entity.

Silverwolf sees that the main body of the Republican Party is now, with the Romney nomination in the bag, shifting towards this Corporate Collectivism, and, unfortunately, Gary Johnson too has many Corporate ideas that should be anathema to Individualistic Libertarianism, like school vouchers that will subsidize private school profits, and privatizing prisons, which seems like a green light for prisoner abuse without legal recourse, justified by the usual cost-savings arguments of the Pragmatists, and even a zero income tax for corporations.  Now, Silverwolf opposes the Individual income tax and the Estate and inheritance taxes, both Federal and State, based on the Constitutionally guaranteed Rights, but he sees nothing in the Constitution that forbids the taxation of a Collectivist entity known as the Corporation. This income tax could be tailored to exclude small businesses and individuals who want to take advantage of the liability advantages of incorporating, perhaps starting at a $5 million AGI, so that only really large, affluent corporations would be subject to the income tax. Perhaps this tax, in combination with Constitutional limited government would be all that was necessary to fund the Federal Budget, and once the U.S. budget deficit and Federal debt have been erased and effaced from the surface of the earth, then the corporations can also have a zero tax rate, or near zero if there were no other tax sources such as, for example, an excise tax on products from Fascist dictatorships like Red China, Indonesia, and Iran.

Still, despite his shortcomings, Gary Johnson will be the necessary choice for Libertarians and Ron Paul Republicans because voting for Romney or Obama will leave blood on your hands. When voting for evil will mean someone innocent gets murdered, vote for the neutral but moral choice, even if you think it is a sure loser. At least you will not be directly complicit in Immorality. You won’t have blood on your hands, and perhaps that is the most important fact when you’re coming out of the voting booth.

Silverwolf believes that true Libertarianism should always stress the Individual, which is a Reality, and not the Corporation, which is a notional nothingness masquerading as an Individual Reality. The Republicans and Democrats will constantly try to blur this distinction, as will those “Cato” Libertarians who are gung-ho on the Corporations. Usually because they own lots of stock in them.

If we are to have collective security, we must defend the Rights of the Individual over and above those of the Collective. This is one of the cornerstones of Libertarianism, without which so-called Corporate Libertarianism would soon be indistinguishable from Fascism, as it is in America where Obama is letting the Corporate frackers destroy thousands of Individual’s properties by ruining their water supplies. This is the quality of Obama’s “environmentalism”, about equal to the quality of the homesteader’s polluted well. Environmentalism and Libertarianism share a common goal: defending the Individual against Property Rights Aggressions from other men or groups of men. The groups of men are often now called “Corporations”.

Face it, it has come down to the Individual and the Earth ranged against the Corporate might of the Democratic and Republican Parties. If Man and Life on Earth are not to perish, the Individual must win out.

Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

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