L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 900, November 27, 2016
Welcome to New Boss, Same as Old Boss…
Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise
The media, internet and neighborhood conversations are filled with every sort of commentary, boasting, celebrations, protests, analysis, predictions and general hand wringing. I’ve lived through a great many national elections, starting with Eisenhower, and pretty much all the same things have gone on each time, by someone. That this year’s political circus has been more vicious, filled with more stupidity, lies and hubris, I won’t deny. But it is a difference in intensity, not of kind.
The real problem is that all electoral politics are the enemy to individual liberty. All politicians, and all the people determined to keep the ball rolling for them, want to control the lives and property of other people. All of those who support them, cheer them on, and vote for them, somehow believe that they have legitimate authority to do so. They insist that the “boss” they want is the best for everyone… and some are willing to commit violence, vandalism and even murder to promote that.
And that’s the bottom line. Instead of self ownership, self responsibility and actual liberty, these folks (good, bad and indifferent) merely want a different “boss” to control the lives of others. And when the SWAT raid comes to their own house and family, and the latest “environmental” nonsense destroys their jobs, the only thing most seem to think of is that they need a different boss.
Well, folks, a more or less different boss is about to ascend the American throne. Cut all the rhetoric and grandstanding, and he looks very much like many who occupied the “boss” throne before. He has a wonderful plan for our lives and property, and nobody is going to deny him that power, whatever fluffy garments he might conceal it with.
He’s already willing to “compromise” and “work with” those who wish to continue the horror that is Obummercare. Did you really think the new boss was going to eliminate that scourge from our lives? Or any others?
Good luck, America. You are going to need it.
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