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Free Speech and Liberty Finally Win One

November 27, 2007

Silverwolf reads with great pleasure that collectivist Malaysia, one of the worst examples of the repressive Leviathan state in attitude, has backed down in the face of a spontaneous action by a group of very brave ethnic Indians, who have carried out a peaceful demonstration the Mahatma would have been proud of, if he had had the fault of pride. These plucky fellows staged a spontaneous protest that threw the police off guard. Then the  Malaysian kapos went in with their usual heavy-handedness, cracking a few skulls a la Reagan during People’s Park. (The Berkeley Police at least were civil.) This protest was in response to the arrest on sedition, that favorite ploy of John Adams to his discredit, of three ethnic Indians for criticising the fact that ethnic Indians are discriminated against egregiously in Islamic Malaysia. The wickedness of speaking the truth. 

Well, all the bad PR must have hurt the stock market, or something else must have cost them money, but for some reason, the government decided to release the three Free Speech Fighters. The Prime Minister of this horrendous example of what Hayek warned against in his Libertarian classic, “The Road to Serfdom”, (the work that galvanized not only Silverwolf, but also Rep. Ron Paul, into awareness of the dangers of the collectivist state, be it political, economic, or both) PM Abdullah Badawi, warned the protesters, “Don’t abuse the freedom that has been given to you.”. Exactly. To these collectivists, the state or the government give freedom and rights to the individual. To them, you are the property of the state. You are its serf. The only freedom you have as a human comes from the crumbs that the state allows you.  In the U.S. Constitution, the Creator (and that is left undefined—it could be the  force of Nature) endows every man with certain inalienable, i.e. nothing and no agency can every take it away from a man, Rights. The Rights of Man, really.  That is the difference between a great secular constitutional republic with democratic elections like the USA, and a sorry police camp state like Malaysia. Silverwolf has monitored the machinations of the Malaysian authorities in their attempts to quash freedom of speech, since he first noticed the plight of Nat Tan, the Malaysian blogger who was detained for mildly criticising a police chief earlier in the year. When will the totalitarian nations of the world, be they Malaysia or Russia, or the dozens of others, realize they are on the losing side?  Libertarianism will win in the end. It is inevitable.

Silverwolf wonders if the sudden clubbing of GrandMaster Kasparov and the clubbing of the brave ethnic-Indian Malays, in protest of the disgraceful way the Hindu community is treated and discriminated against in Malaysia, are not some  signs of  common desperation amongst the totalitarian regimes of the world. One would never believe that this legacy of civil rights infringements is taking place in a former colony of Britain, in which the rule of law, and the equality of men before the law, is sacrosanct. What a degeneration. And the same degeneration seems to be taking place in Russia, which is happy with economic development at the cost of Human Liberty.

Silverwolf thinks that the protests in Malaysia, and the physical violence unleashed against Libertarian Kasparov, are due to the rise in popularity of Dr. Ron Paul in the United States Presidential campaign. This may seem like a long stretch in logic, but Silverwolf believes it is due to a subconscious current that has been present in world thinking since November 5, 2007, an unquenchable desire for freedom that, like a hernia nicely manifested, is ready to burst. These desperate thrashings of containment also coincide with a sharp two-week-long drop in the popularity polls for Ms. Rodham, a sign that Collectivism is on the run. Nov. 5th, 2007, yes, quite a day for Liberty.

Collectivism and repression belong on the trashpile of history. Libertarianism and freedom are the wave of the future. Nothing can keep them down. Nothing.

Yip, yip, yip, hoooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. — Silverwolf