Ex-Soviet Economist on Comrade Hillary

Sunday, June 26, 2016
By Paul Martin


Today we have two presumptive candidates and it is obvious to anyone with the ability to think clearly that Trump’s opportunity cost is Hillary. It is not Gary Johnson or any other candidate.

Whether you dislike his style, his arrogance, or whatever else you cannot stomach about him, it is time to realize that the choice is as stark as the choice between the Whites and the Reds in Russia in 1917. As bad as you think that the last Russian Czar Nicholas II, Chiang Kai-shek of China, or Fulgencio Batista of Cuba were, they were all “humanists” in comparison to the socialist bloodbaths that succeeded them.

The nightmarish nature of socialism was well exposed by Ludwig von Mises:

“A man who chooses between drinking a glass of milk and a glass of a solution of potassium cyanide does not choose between two beverages; he chooses between life and death. A society that chooses between capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems; it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society. Socialism is not an alternative to capitalism; it is an alternative to any system under which men can live as human beings.”

Obama’s tenure in the White House proves every word of this analysis. “The disintegration of society” is unprecedented, with the government undermining the basis of the market economy and limiting our human rights, with the property rights being already in the crosshairs of our socialist masters. To solidify their grip on society our central planners manufacture all kinds of imaginary crises from climate change to white privilege and Christian bigotry. They are succeeding in pitting Americans against each other on the basis of class, gender, skin pigmentation, religion, sexual preferences and many other false “identifiers”.

For any student of history, it should be obvious that today we have an anti-American, anti-Constitutionalist, and anti-capitalist Hillary Clinton facing a businessman who has created value all his life. It is amazing for me to hear from some well-known economists, who claim to belong to the Austrian school of economics, that Trump has never created any value and is just a speculator! A speculator does not create value? I hope that they do not teach this Leninist garbage in their economics classes. How about Trump Towers and other real estate developments? Even Marx would approve these investments as highly productive.

It is also alarming that many of our fellow libertarians are displaying almost animalistic hatred towards Trump and are eagerly repeating whatever they hear about him on NPR or PBS. The anti-capitalist mentality honed by our educational system has become so pervasive that many conservatives and libertarians are almost exploding with the class hatred and social envy they have picked up from the social and print media.

In the referendum over whether to “leave” or “remain” in the European Union, British voters have chosen to leave. Only Donald Trump had backed the campaign to leave. The British defied not only the leaders of the British ruling duopoly, Cameron, and Corbyn but also Barack Obama, who had urged Britain to “remain” in the EU. Hillary Clinton also recommended that Britain should remain in. Trump predicted that leaving the EU would not put Britain at the “back of the queue,” and said: “I think if I were from Britain I would probably want to go back to a different system.”

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