Posts Tagged ‘Malaysia’

Kartika Shukarno: Another Anti-Libertarian Outrage in Malaysia

March 7, 2010

In the annals of the ongoing Libertarian struggle against the tyranny of the Fascist State, a new chapter is being forged by a diminutive 32-year-old Malaysian mother of two, Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, who committed the unforgivable “crime” of drinking a beer in a public bar with some friends. This “heinous crime” is being punished by the Fascists Miscreants of Malaysia with 6 strokes of the cane to this delicate little woman, who has more courage in her than all the men in Malaysia. And more True Grit.

International disgust at the outrageous injustice of caning a woman for drinking a beer has caused Malaysia, the “mal” of Asia, to keep the sentence quiet and not publicize the event, but the family of this brave woman, along with the woman herself, have insisted that the punishment be carried out, so the whole world can see the brazen cruelty and sadism of these religious thugs who want to ram their Draconian views down the throats of everyone. Whether it is the religious police of so-called “moderate” Malaysia, whipping women for having a beer, or the religious police of Iran telling men to cut their hair or women to cover their hair, they are the same power-crazed thugs we always see in the power structure of Fascism, Nazism, and Communism, and the same punks who used to typically inhabit the Boy’s Vice-Principal’s Office, and who would tell us to cut our hair, or rip our peace buttons off our shirts. All of these Miscreants worship State power, instead of worshipping the power of the Individual Human Being. And societies that worship and cherish that enrichment of the power of the Individual, end up as Jeffersonian Republics, or, in more primitive times, the Italian Renaissance States. And those Renaissance States were as vital and catalytic to the explosions of Jeffersonian political Freedom that were idealized in the American Revolution, as were Jefferson’s Constitution and Bill of Rights to the modern Libertarian trends, be they that of Ron Paul or the formal Libertarian Party.

A diminutive 32-year old woman with more courage than the President of the United States, for she is willing to confront and oppose evil and hypocrisy, not kowtow, smile, and tolerate it.

Six lashes of the cane for a beer, and months of questioning, legal wrangling, and waiting, while the Western world’s top political leaders are as silent as the grave in the face of such injustice. But is it more cruel than the literal millions who were jailed, tried, fined, or in some way harassed for having 1.1 oz. of cannabis during the days of the “Liberal” Clinton Regime? Did the President, or any in his Party ever use their bully pulpit, as the most powerful political figures in the country, to speak out against this injustice of the law? Never!

One of Silverwolf’s teachers, Mr. DeRiggi, used to say “silence means consent”. And when it comes to the torture of this Malaysian woman, the silence of President Obama and the Feminists in his party is deafening. But given the warm greetings extended to some of the worst anti-Libertarian and anti-Jeffersonian Regimes to curse this planet on the President’s early P.R. tours of the world, it’s no surprise that the President and his party don’t have the guts to bring this egregious case to light before the eyes of the whole country, and the entire world, as an example of the Infamy of Prohibition. And of course, to highlight the fact that the religious Fascists of Malaysia are torturing this woman, both physically and mentally, for drinking a beer, would only highlight the fact that the President (who ironically is a tobacco Addict) and the Drug Warriors of his party, like Biden and Rangel, have likewise tortured millions of Americans who have committed no property crimes, by tearing them away from their families, incarcerating them with violent criminals, and bankrupting them through the legal system. Some Malaysians might say that six blows with the cane, and then it’s over, is actually a much more humane system than the American one, and they would probably be right.

But America’s injustices should not stop us from speaking out against injustices anywhere on the planet, and the caning of Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno for drinking a beer is not only a vile injustice, but a Libertarian Outrage.

Kartika  Sari Dewi Shukarno, Silverwolf officially declares you one of the Mothers of the Libertarian Revolution. Your name will not be forgotten, but rather will be howled tonight around the campfires of the Libertarian Wolves of North America. And that sound will carry across the Pacific Ocean to your land.

Hoooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

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