Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Dear Libertarians, We Are In Trouble

Monday afternoon, Joe Biden gave a short speech and then took press questions.

He is acting as though he fully expects to be sworn in as president on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, as he very well might be.

Here is the problem. 

During Monday's news conference Biden was poised, confident and as charming as I have ever seen him.

He "looked presidential." I think it was his calm manner that was most relaxing and reassuring.

Of course, his words were those of a tyrant. They just didn't come off that way.

He spoke of a national mask-wearing mandate. He talked about national unity and said that "means rallying the country behind a national strategy with robust public health measures like mandatory masking."

"It’s about patriotism. It’s about being patriotic. It’s about saving lives. For real. It’s not hyperbole. It’s about being patriotic," he said.

He signaled higher taxes and sounded like Karl Marx with his theory of the exploited worker:

[I]t’s time to reward work, not just wealth in America. We’re going to have a fair tax structure that makes sure the wealthiest among us and corporations pay their fair share. Our plan will create millions of good-paying union jobs in manufacturing, building the vehicles, products, technologies that we’re going to need for the future to compete with the rest of the world.

And there was the call for big spending by the government: 

 You’re going to see hundreds of thousands of police officers, firefighters, first responders, mental health clinics, you’re going to see them going out of business. Right now, Congress should come together and pass a COVID relief package like The Heroes Act that the House passed six months ago...

 To secure our position as a global leader in research and development, we’re going to invest $300 billion in the most critical, competitive new industries in technologies creating 3 million good-paying jobs...We can also modernize infrastructure, roads, bridges, ports. 1.5 million new affordable housing units. High-speed broadband, we talked about, for every American household, which is more important than ever for remote learning, remote working, telemedicine in 21st century. Building a digital infrastructure to help businesses, healthcare workers, first responders and students. A hundred billion dollars to rebuild our crumbling schools...
Retrofitting 4 million new buildings, our old buildings, retrofitting them and making them new. Weatherizing 2 million homes. Building more climate resilient cities and towns. These investments will specifically communities of colors so we can break the cycle where in good times they lag, and in a bad times, they get hit first and the hardest and in a recovery...

Then there was this:

I want you to know I’m a union guy. Unions are going to have increased power.

Then came the Q&A with the press which was mostly softball anti-Trump questions.

From reporter 1: 

What do you see as the biggest threat to your transition right now, given President Trump’s unprecedented attempt to obstruct and delay a smooth transfer of power?

From reporter 2:

 Thank you, Mr. President-elect. You just spoke of some of the dangers of the president’s continued stonewalling of this transition, but it doesn’t appear that the President is going to come around anytime soon and admit defeat. So what are you going to do?

From reporter 3: 

I want to get your thoughts on the President’s tweet over the weekend, where he first seemed to acknowledge that you won, then he said he won’t concede, then he said, “I won.” How did you interpret that? And at the end of the day, do you want him to concede?

Bottom line: The press is not going to go after Biden and this is what I fear. His calm reassuring manner is going to pull many away from the Trump movement. He will sweet talk the country into chains.

I warned when Trump was elected that it would be an opportunity for socialists and it has been. I preferred Hillary because so many hated her, the opposition would have been fierce.

Not so with Joe. He is a national charmer. We are going to lose many Trump supporters into Joe's sleepwalk into socialism. His favorability is going to soar in the polls.

The best thing that can happen for liberty is for Joe's mental deterioration to accelerate to the point he won't be able to stop drooling when he takes to the podium and so he will have to be replaced by Kamala Harris.

Now there is nothing good about Harris, nothing, except two things, she has an annoying shrieking voice and an even more annoying laugh. She is not a charmer. In fact, I believe she has the potential for being even more hated than Hillary.

If you are going to face someone promoting socialist ideals, you don't want a charmer like Joe, you want someone hated like Hillary. 

The libertarian movement is in trouble with Joe wearing the four-year crown. Kamala at the helm would result in a massive sea of opposition. Let us hope. 

If Joe can hang on, the advance of libertarianism (or even old school conservatism) is in serious trouble.



  1. The left are suckers for appearances and the democrats are masters at projecting that soft, compassionate tone of voice along with the appropriate ideas. Mr Smith Goes to Washington starring Joe Biden...on drugs.

    1. My point is not about the left. It is about many Trump supporters shifting to Biden.

    2. Yes, many Trump supporters are also taken in by appearances.

  2. Life is changing so incredibly fast, in just 9 months or so. And I am confident that a year from now, we will pine for the halcyon days of now; 2021, I'm sure, will be worse than 2020, due to government's plans for us all.
    Very scary times ahead. And even scarier are some of the friends and family that have their heads up their asses and live in a shielded bubble, totally naive and ignorant to the historic crossroads we are at...totally uncomprehending that we've crossed the Rubicon in 2020 in so many ways. Here in Michigan, Governor Dumb-ass is ratcheting-up lockdowns again, starting tomorrow..."for just 3 weeks, until we beat this virus."
    And some people are celebrating her "leadership."
    It's all so dismaying and deflating, to say the least.

    1. Agreed. I too find this to be very discouraging.

      It seems to be the pattern of history where people "look to their leaders", even when their leaders lead them straight to hell.

  3. His mental debilities seem to have healed? Miracle?

  4. Politics follows culture. The culture is not libertarian. What percentage of people think a 2nd round of lock downs should be implemented.

    Libertarian ideas are in hibernation for the foreseeable decade or two.

  5. But hey, Pedophile-elect is going to give citizenship and voting rights to all those 'natural libertarians' from south of the border, so think of all the cheap labor you are going to get 'good and hard'.

  6. Unfortunately, there are many "libertarians" who want "some" government. They are getting and are going to get "some" government. I don't care to hear their whining.
    "The measure of the state's success is that the word anarchy frightens people, while the word state does not." - Joseph Sobran