It seems to Silverwolf that what the world and the West and especially America really needs is a new political movement which he would call “Enviro-Libertarianism”, a combination of the Libertarian maxim that 1) no person or group of persons may aggress against the Property Rights of any other person (including their own body which Libertarianism also regards as a Property Right) and 2) the principle that, as Ron Paul has said, no one has the right to pollute the air you breathe or the water you drink.
Silverwolf thinks that without bringing together the twin outlooks of a Jeffersonian-minarchist, radically free-market, Capitalism, and the environmental safeguards that would protect Individuals and their property, and indeed the whole planet and its animals, against the gross environmental pollution of the earth that has gone on for decades and is now accelerating beyond the Fail-Safe point, — yea, without this critical synthesis, there will be an envionmental chaos that will wipe out the human species. Only a merging of the Libertarian Philosophy of respect for the Individual and the sacredness of his Rights, magnificently codified by Wisechief Jefferson in the Bill of Rights, and the sane responsibility of the Environmental movement, that loves the earth and its animals trees and wants to preserve this miraculous paradise for future humans instead of raping it to benefit those corporations and their stockholders in bed with big government all over the world — only this merger will save both the planet, Capitalism, and Jeffersonian Republicanism.
Murray Rothbard pointed out that when private interests own resources like copper or timber in a truly free-market, they have to ration their annual harvest if they want their business enterprise to be self-sustaining, say for a hundred years, but when government controls huge swathes of resource-rich land and is in bed with major corporations, like the timber industry, and sells those resources to the corporations at below market prices, it encourages those industries they do business with to take as much as they can in as short a time as they can without regard to further sustainability. And so we have gross clearcuts all over the West with so-called Liberal Democrats like Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) calling for even bigger forest rapes or “thinnings”, with the “lumber” going to totalitarian Communist China. The Northwest Forests of America are being decimated by so-called Liberal Democrats like Peter DeFazio, Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and Governor John Kitzhaber, who have increased the cutting of the Forests in the past years under Democrat Obama, and who stand by and permit the dumping of thousands of pounds of toxic herbicides and pesticides on the forests in populated areas full of children. And think of all the innocent critters, birds and lil rascal varmints whose playgrounds and bliss have been wiped out by the collusion of DeFazio, Merkley, Wyden, Obama and Kitzhaber with the timber industry against the sacred Earth. They are destroying your Earth instead of defending it.
And this decimation of the forests is going on at exactly the same time that they and their fellow Democrats bleat their call for a carbon-tax that will come out of the pockets of the little guy, not the big logging interests.
Now tell me, Congressman DeFazio, if it is so important to institute a carbon-tax because the world is so close to the brink of destruction from global warming, then why is is alright to cut even one single tree if, as we have been told countless times, trees are carbon banks that store excess carbon-dioxide as they grow, only releasing it when they die and decay. The glaring contradiction and hypocrisy of these Forest Rapists is very clear.
Gee, Congressman DeFazio, if our environment is that fragile now that we need to be taxed, then why not call for an immediate logging moratorium on Federal lands, say for 30 years? Why is a tax crucial, but destroying even more carbon banks in the form of trees is not crucial? If global warming is real, that logging moratorium might make the whole difference in the planet and its inhabitants surviving. If global warming is not real, and the earth re-cools, and with 30 years of unmolested growth rebuilding some of the desecrated areas of the Forest, then perhaps commercial logging on private lands could be resumed if there were still any demand by then for wood as a construction material.
These fracking Congressional Democrats, in collusion with their blood brothers, the fracking Republicans, are destroying this miraculous planet and its miraculous life with their eternal bleat of “jobs” while they pick up their $150 grand-a-year for moving their lips and showering, these People’s Representatives who make 3.75 times approximately what the Average Adjusted Gross Income is for all Americans. Some “Evermans”, huh, these Senators and Congressmen and Presidents and Governors. Only Congressman Ron Paul had the integrity to pledge that he would only accept the Average AGI as his Presidential salary, in a wonderful gesture that illustrated the point that the President is not above the People but serves at the Will of the People. No more Emperor Nixons, thank you.
Sadly, the Green parties throughout the world seem to always side with the Left, or Liberal Democrat regimes and administrations, not realizing that Socialism and Central Planning is disastrous for a society and will always lead to poverty, as one sees in so many of Obama’s and Cardinal Geithner’s various financial and medical insurance schemes. In Australia the Greens side with that sadist and racist, Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of a country that stole its land from the Aborigines, and now won’t let in a few Tamils fleeing the horrendous human rights record of Sri Lanka, Muslim asylum seekers from Burma, and others fleeing Iran and Iraq, into a vast land the size of America which could easily absorb a few thousand more refugees. In America, the border cities are stuffed with so-called “illegal immigrants” by the hundreds of thousands and millions, but things don’t fall apart and go along pretty smoothly. Haven’t heard of any armed uprisings in L.A. by a “Mexican Liberation Front Army”, have you?. But fragile Australia can’t house a few thousand extremely brave immigrants, or let them go about on conditional release within the community, and instead keeps them in virtual prison camps offshore, living in horrendous conditions (tents in the rain that leak) as was recently reported on Radio Australia. Prime Minister Julia Gillard is a disgrace to Australia, a disgrace to the Libertarian tradition of British Liberalism which was one of the bright spots of the British Commonwealth, at least in theory, and, finally, a disgrace to the Human Race. Western Liberal Governments should step up and criticise this Harridan most harshly. Shame on Australia for its disgraceful and cruel treatment of these brave Human Beings
But I run before my horse to market.
The Green Parties, unfortunately, in Europe, in Australia, and in America invariably side with the Left. And, unfortunately, the Libertarian Party has failed to distinguish between what we would call “Corporate Libertarianism” which attempts to equate the Rights of Corporations with those of Individuals, and “Individual Libertarianism” which was the original concept of Jefferson and was most recently championed by Professor Murray Rothbard when he founded the modern Libertarian Party. Rothbard’s later severe break with the Koch Brothers perfectly illustrates the clear dichotomy between these two views, Individual Libertarianism vs Corporate Libertarianism. Whereas our Constitution speaks of “Individual Rights”, it makes no mention of Corporations whatsoever. Corporations were a cunning, but necessary, later invention, but in today’s political climate it is absolutely essential to distinguish between the Rights of Corporations and the Rights of Individuals, and it is the Rights of Individuals which must be put on top.
The Democrats and Republicans have reversed this natural order, putting the Corporation above the Individual, and this perversion of Jefferson’s intent in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights must be re-reversed.
Indeed, we’d put it to you that “Corporate Libertarianism” is not Libertarianism at all, but actually its opposite if you look at how it works in America and abroad. It’s a form of the old Mercantilism of the British Kings who would give the plum monopolies to their friends, relatives, and fawning minions.
So, the point is that Environmentalism must be linked with the Individual Libertarianism that seemed to animate Rothbard, and not with the Corporate Libertarianism which is the main braying call of the mainstream Republicans. Ron Paul represented such an Individual Rothbardian Libertarianism in our view.
Today’s news of a huge fall of one-third in the sperm count and quality in French males in the past 30 years is a confirmation of the continuing domination of the corporations as they pollute the Earth and its People, and that sperm count fall in France, of course, mainly took place under the enlightened “progressive Left-wing’ French government in Europe, that stronghold of the Greens. We can see how well the Greens are protecting the Environment and the Earth and its People.
The only thing that will save the World now is a radical Environmentalism, that treats environmental polluters the way you’d treat rapists, married to a radically free-market Libertarianism, that takes the defense of the Individual’s Property Rights, including his body, as the only legitimate function of government.
Without this marriage the world is doomed.
Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf
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