A friend sent me this. A lot of it (not all) makes a lot of sense.
Here are some interesting things to remember :
- You cannot have an open-border policy with a welfare state
- You cannot have free trade without a gold standard
- You cannot have large corporations without the rule of law (because they become quasi-state entities due to corporatism)
- You cannot have freedom with a population that is too stupid to care
Thus, even when I hear arguments that sound distinctivly “leftie”, I might actually endorse some of what is being said, even if the next sentence may contain things which are neither true nor relevant. One has to be able to understand that even people who are not always right, sometimes are. Capitalism, free markets and free movement among peoples can all be turned into sources of both conflict and misery, as long as we have a meddling state apparatus with its own agenda. Alright, enough with the disclaimers already.
As always, I only have on recommendation for those wanting to “fix” the problems the West are suffering from. Get out. Rebuild. Forget trying to make the status quo better. The current political system and state apparatus is doomed to either evaporating, or becoming totalitarian.