google-site-verification: google2cfa6877cbf464e2.html The Grand Theory of Libertarianism: Captain Trump

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Captain Trump

When evaluating Donald Trump it is necessary to look at the current state of the two-party system over the last 20 or so years.  What we have seen is endless wars, record debts and deficits and record levels of cynicism towards politicians due to constant lying and general sense that the economy is getting worse not better.  Political correctness has become stifling and amounts to thought control when people are hectored and badgered as racists and bigots simply for holding dissenting opinion.

Into this milieu we see the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.  Sanders who gave Hillary a good scare in the primaries was seen as an anti-establishment candidate as is Trump on the Republican side.  The thing Libertarians can appreciate about Trump in all this is that he has shaken up a rotten party structure intent on giving us more of the same.  If we never see another war-loving, fiscally conservative (while in practice not being able to say "no" to any new spending) neo-con from the RNC, then the Donald will have done us a great service.

On the negative side, while NAFTA does have a lot of problems, our trade set up could become much worse if we go back to a system of tariffs and trade wars.  What we need is real free trade where the government steps back completely and does not interfere with my dealing with customers and suppliers from other countries.

With regards to war, he has been not as bad as most of the Republican candidates who he demolished, or Hillary the despicable who has so far proven to be above law and did a great job of destabilizing Libya and Syria thereby making the war on terror much worse.

Trump is no Libertarian but he seems to be part of the turning of a massive ship away from the destructive path the Democrats and Republicans have been on for decades.  If we don't do a complete 180 degree turn the Donald's approach will have some good and bad but ultimately may not be able to save from another economic crisis which has been brewing since the 2008.   All the screwy attempts of fighting debt with more debt are doomed to fail.  He represents a 45 or 90 degree turn but we need more.  There are rocks and ice bergs in those directions just a little further off.

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