Simplistic Libertarianism

I interact with quite a few libertarians of all types on the internet and one of the claims I hear frequently made by some of them is that; “only the federal government can use the force that is intrinsic to Statism. The states are incapable of being a “State” because the federal government is the ultimate power in the United States that has a monopoly on all the force in America.

I’ve taken to calling this; Simplistic libertarianism” because it doesn’t take into consideration the complexity of how a society works, especially one as large as American society. It doesn’t take into account the social contract that exists between the people and the body of law that is the expression of that social contract.

The simplistic libertarian claims to focus on who has the greatest monopoly on force but even in this his view is two dimensional and they’re incredibly selective in how they pick who in fact has that monopoly. If you look at the United States government versus it’s citizenry in terms of who would wipe the other out if the two engaged in all out warfare clearly the United States would be the victor in that contest.

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Rupert Murdoch Praises Scientology for being Weird and Creepy

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch, founder of the News Corporation made headlines in newspapers today by tweeting an apparent attack against Scientology.

News Organizations reacted swiftly to his description of Scientology as;

“Something creepy, maybe even evil, about these people.”

Rupert Murdoch  “Something creepy, maybe even evil, about these people.”

When asked for further comment Mr. Murdoch’s staff clarified his position by saying;

Mr. Murdoch did not view his words as an attack. They were meant as a compliment. Mr Murdoch has worked for almost two decades at building NewsCorp into one of the wealthiest, creepiest, evil organizations in the world.

Mr. Murdoch confirmed that his words were meant as praise with further tweets where he complimented Scientology for being;

“Very weird, but big, big money involved with Tom Cruise either number two or three in hierarchy,” ”

He also acknowledged actor Tom Cruise for his work advancing Scientology commenting further that;

“Mr. Cruise has done excellent work in the field of weird, creepy cult like behavior. I’m amazed he’s still only number two or three in the hierarchy. If Scientology won’t recognize his efforts and reward him appropriately we at the News Corporation would be only too happy to have him on board.”

P. Rose

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