Friday, October 19, 2007

Beware the Neotarian

There seems to be a large number of American dissidents who blog under the category of "Libertarian," while sounding more like the "Radical Left." They focus not on Libertarian principles such as the repeal of the Federal Income Tax, getting out of and banning the UN, freedom of choice and personal responsibility, but rather on the single concept of initiation of force. That is, their own perception of initiation of force.
They support their views by ignoring historical fact, by twisting fact, and by manufacturing their own facts. For example, they will repeat endlessly that we are engaged in an "illegal," as in "undeclared," war even with this declaration of war sitting right in front of them. The measure, which became Public Law 105-338 when signed by President Clinton on October 31, 1998, listed twelve reasons to depose Saddam Hussein, and included details on the overthrow of Saddam and the reconstruction plans for after the overthrow.
Yet this law is ignored by the Neotarians, who claim that President Bush manufactured Saddam as an enemy of the United States.
They also come very close to the conspiracy throrists, who, without any factual support, claim that "9-11 was an inside job"
But their agenda has little to do with Libertarian thought. They consider the works of such great Libertarian figures as Natan Sharansky, or Andrei Sakharov as being "neoconservative." They are merely finding another direction from which to protest the war.
There are many Libertarians who are against the war, mostly for the huge amount of government spending it takes to run the war, and there are others, such as Neal Boortz, (and myself, for that matter) who believe the war is necessary to ensure free enterprise and the freedom of our own country, by drawing the line before it gets to our own shores. At any rate, most Libertarians agree that the war in Iraq will most likely be a non-issue by election time next year. Most Libertarian bloggers are busy addressing such issues as freedom of choice, freedom of expression, true free market, and prohibition, issues which we feel we can actually do something about in a practical manner.
Neotarians, on the other hand, continue to make things up in support of their own brand of reality.