7. Obsession With National SecurityPosted: September 7, 2008 | |
The Libertarian hostility towards undocumented workers in an example of an obsession with national security. According to Libertarians, people are crossing the border from Mexico to steal hard-earned American tax dollars by using our non-existent social services . This ties in with the Myth of Government Spending. Like all fascist supporters, the Libertarians are accomplishing the opposite of their stated goals. Thanks to their obsession with national security, Libertarians are making America more of a police state. Governments do not build fences across their borders to keep foreigners out. Fences are built to keep their citizens in. Yet, Libertarians seem to sleep better knowing that armed Homeland Security Guards are safeguarding their tax money. It never occurs to them that those guards could be pointing their guns at them someday soon.
Libertarians either don’t realize or don’t care that their obsession with national security is neither reasonable nor Constitutional. It is not even in the Federalist Papers. This is a purely fascist phenomenon which undermines the very freedoms which Libertarians claim to be defending. Please note that the fence across Mexico prevents individuals from crossing the border, but not corporations. Corporations can send their factories and jobs across the border to Mexico without hindrance. Corporations can send finished products across the border into the United States. It is the corporations and outsourcing which are destroying the American Economy, not undocumented workers. Yet undocumented workers are the target for all Libertarian hostility, while corporations are supposed to be regulated by the mysterious force known as Market Place. The hostility towards undocumented workers is just another example of Libertarians protecting corporate power.
Another parallel between Libertarians and the old German Nazi party are the numerous and ridiculous conspiracy theories. Hitler had the International Jewish Conspiracy. The Libertarians have Sept. 11th. Had George W. Bush done his job, Sept. 11th would never have happened. The Towers fell and American citizens died due to incompetence in the highest office in the land. Yet the Libertarians see conspiracies in the entire event. Bush was allegedly in league with bin Laden, even though bin Laden belongs to a Saudi faction that wants the Saudi throne for themselves. The Mossad is secretly pulling Bush’s strings, even though the U.S totally dominates and controls the Israeli economy. There is no difference between Sept. 11th conspiracy theories and the Nazi conspiracy theories. Both are designed to protect corporate power.
Even the United Nations is seen as a dark threat against the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The idea of working with other nations to establish minimum standards of living and human rights frightens Libertarians. They see it as establishing a single world government. A world government will eliminate war, poverty, and tyranny if its a government of the people. Libertarians will fight a world government based on human rights but will defend the New American Century while crying against it. In other words, Libertarians will defend the corporations in establishing their rule, but consider attempts to limit corporate power as a threat to freedom.
Even the Libertarian resistance to the Iraq war and the invasion of Afghanistan is based on an obsession with national security. Libertarians agree that the war is wrong because it does not do enough to protect them from their pretended enemies, whom they see slipping through our borders every minute. The Libertarian obsession with terrorists reminds me of John Birch Society obsession with communists and minorities. It all comes from the same source, the Goldwater conservatism of the nineteen sixties, which also gave birth to the Born Again Christians and the Neocons.
The Libertarian obsession with national security may prove to be the greatest danger to American freedoms ever seen. It may be a greater danger than the McCarthyism of the nineteen fifties, as it presents the government and respect for the real Constitution as the true “enemy”. The most frightening thing about it is that Libertarians totally ignore the corporate role in the Sept. 11th attack. They fail to notice that most oil corporations had their headquarters in the Twin Towers. It would never occur to them that Sept. 11th may have been the result of the corporate support of dictatorships in oil producing countries.