Forgive them, Lord, for not understanding what they do, for when they sow the winds of Fascism, they will reap the whirlwinds of Liberty.
Thus it is that the Democrat politicians have failed to understand the magnitude of what they have done to the generation below them, and when that generation awakens to the theft of their Freedom, a Freedom that has been relatively unhampered until now, the effect will be an A-Bomb of Libertarianism, spreading as fast as a mushroom cloud, sweeping the last vestiges of Fascism and Communism into the wastebasket of History, where they belong.
Silverwolf predicts that the younger generation will come to understand the magnitude of the oppression that holds them down, and will overthrow that 80-year long Tyranny at the polls in an electoral A-Bomb that will propel so many Libertarians and Ron Paul-Republicans into office, that the lemming effect will take over, and people will be crawling all over each other to be labeled the “Libertarian” Candidate. And Libertarian has little to do with Manchurian; they are the opposites.
Yet there is one difficulty, and that is that Libertarianism is an ideology of ideas and principles, applied to the political sphere, and thus to be a Libertarian requires a certain intellectual effort, a penetration of the mind into the facts of reality to understand them, and thus be able to control them for oneself. But the American public is a profoundly un-intellectual group in general, and so it is rather lazy when confronted with a large, but no means overwhelming, volume of reading and concepts that should be pondered over to legitimately call oneself a Libertarian.
Silverwolf well recalls his reaction when listening to Mike Jingozian, during the candidates presentations for the Presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party in 2008. Jingozian was asked about his views on “The Tragedy of the Commons”, and was not even aware of what the concept was, something that anyone who had read through “Man, Economy, and State” by Murray Rothbard, as well as countless other books before it, would be aware of. It showed that Jingozian was more interested in being a candidate than in doing the necessary groundwork in reading and pondering that would be necessary for such a serious venture as being President of the United States. Jefferson, for example, had a huge knowledge of the preceding theories of political “science” that had come before him, thanks in large part to Puffendorf, who had acted chiefly as a collector of other people’s political ideas, which was exceedingly helpful to Jefferson. In effect, Puffendorf was Jefferson’s “Google search engine”. But at least Jingozian was honest enough to admit to a hall full of people that he didn’t know what the concept meant.
Politicians (or is it statesmen we need?) are a bit like rock lead guitarists or singers. They all have their styles, and it may be possible (and usually is necessary) to separate the style of the politician from the immorality of his actions. Take four politicians whom Silverwolf takes an exceedingly dim view of: LBJ, Reagan, Thatcher, and Clinton. Though their morality be that of the sewer, one can yet say that each had his style and charisma as a politician, and each had a certain skill in that whoring art. Like a good technical lead guitarist, you had to admire the dexterity of LBJ, pulling the dog ears of Congress to get them to start the bankruptcy of America with his Democrats’ Warfare-Welfare State. Or Teflon “Dutch” Reagan, whose daily atrocities against the American people, and against true Capitalism, were laughed off as mere peccadilloes and fleabites, as the love of America just kept swelling towards this charlatan. Or Maggie Thatcher, demolishing any man who’d stand up to her, in an avalanche of abuse and argument which made her invariably seem more masculine than her opponents. Or Bill Clinton, whom the people loved no matter what he did, as long as the economy was good. All of them virtuosos in that horrendous art of politics. But not one of them understanding true Free-Market economics (even if they claimed to), or Libertarian principles, or having the Jeffersonian spirit of Freedom.
So the difficulty of bringing a rather intellectual political and economic set of principles to the American people is formidable. But thanks to Statesmen like Congressman Ron Paul, many of these ideas have finally been put forth before the public, not only here in America, but throughout the Socialist world. And once those ideas are out there, Fascism will start to rust. Lets hope it finally corrodes all the way through.
Yet, notwithstanding these difficulties, Silverwolf thinks that bright, well-grounded, and serious people will come forward, that there will be a mid-term landslide for Libertarianism and Austrian economics, and this mid-term landslide will result in a Capitalist Revolution at the next Presidential election, and a Revolution in the way people think of their responsibilities. With the Capitalist Revolution will come a rapid gain in prosperity for the assiduous and industrious (and lucky) which will further reinforce the validity of the Free-Market. Nothing succeeds like material success when it comes to economics, and in this case, the people will see that the moral choice, Capitalism, which is scrupulous in respecting the Property Rights of the Individual (which includes the Rights over his own body, i.e. no draft and no income tax) is not only the moral choice but also the practical choice for increasing the prosperity of the people, i.e., “promoting the general welfare”. This Jeffersonian Ideal will replace the Socialist Ideal of Obama, Pelosi, Reid, DeFazio, Schumer, Frank, Blumenauer, Kucinich, Sanders, and all the other Collectivists in Congress who have assaulted the property rights of every American by robbing them through the political system with their unconstitutional healthcare boondoggle. And someone who robs you is a thief.
When those 20-somethings who didn’t vote, or who voted for Obama, never thinking it would cost them $500/month for life to do so, suddenly realize the quicksand the Democrats have stuck their once-free life into, they will react with a rage like a caged bull let into the arena. They will go into those polling booths, or fill in those circles at home with wrath in their wrists and contempt and disdain in their hearts for the Totalitarian Bullies who have enslaved them, so the Insurance Corporations might grow yet richer— Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Romney’s dream. And when the count is over, it will be like Yeltsin and the Movement behind him, or Havel in Czecho, sweeping the greying Reids and Pelosis before them in a great cleansing tsunami of Liberty.
The A-Bomb of Libertarianism is being assembled in the minds and souls of America’s once indifferent, as they feel, for the first time, the cold fingers of Communism creeping round their hearts, compressing their cardiac function into the angina of anguish always caused by the Communists, and their miserable, immoral, bureaucratic system, which denies the sanctity of Human Freedom, the Natural Rights Laws of Jefferson which he incorporated into the Bill of Rights, and the religious passion that owes all allegiance to “That Which is Holy”, and not the State, or some ugly, blasphemous piece of cloth known as a flag.
The American Public does not understand that all Rights, including the Bill of Rights, derive from Property Rights (and we all have a Property Right in ourselves, which means we cannot be enslaved, or assaulted, or have our property robbed by anyone, either an Individual, or a gang of Individuals, or a gang of Individuals known as the State). Professor Murray Rothbard masterfully points this out in his critique of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ famous “Shouting fire in a crowded theatre” ruling. Holmes’ failed to reason the real reason you can’t shout fire in a crowded theatre, which is that somebody’s Property Rights have been violated, either the theatre owner’s, or the other ticket holders. The person falsely shouting “Fire” has violated the Property Rights of one or the other by defrauding them, and it is on this basis that they should be prosecuted, not the vague Statist argument used by Holmes to abridge the Right to Freedom of Speech. Same with Freedom of the Press. It’s a violation of the Property Right of someone to buy a press, buy newsprint, hire reporters, etc. It is either fraud or the violation of our Right to acquire property in both cases, and fraud is a crime against Capitalism (or a specific Capitalist).
No, the brain-deadened Communists have no inkling of the reaction of Liberty they have provoked with their Fascist Healthcare Bill. But when that A-Bomb of Libertarianism hits next November, the mushroom cloud will spread so fast, and jettison so much flotsam and jetsam in its wake, that the political landscape of the Western World will never be the same again.
Come November at the polls, the A-Bomb of Human Freedom will explode in these United States, and the Mushroom Cloud of Liberty will rise again in America.