Libertarians are a strange group. They claim they have mapped the one true path to freedom, and straying from that path will see you ex-communicated. Which seems kind of doctrinal for a group that professes to hold the ideal of liberty above all else.
The path they adhere to so strongly includes mass immigration. Apparently without discrimination. It amazes me they can’t see the downside.
However what really upsets me is that such a view demonstrates a complete lack of regard for the West’s cultural and historical development, a process that over the centuries has brought liberty to so many countries. While other countries bereft of Western cultural influences have been mired in totalitarianism and or dictatorships.
Hong Kong under the stewardship of the British became what many surveys describe as the most free society in the world. Now the British have left, dark forces are working to slowly destroy that freedom and make Hong Kong citizens subjects of the military junta, the Generals of the People’s Revolutionary Army, who rule mainland China.
England prospered because of traditional respect for the rights of the individual. Rights that were enshrined in documents like the Magna Carta that endowed all citizens, no matter the circumstance of their birth, with the same rights.
Most countries colonised by the English inherited the same individual rights based legal and parliamentary systems, and these systems remained in place while the Commonwealth was a meaningful association. The United States established an even better system, but the people who wrote that country’s founding document, the greatest founding document of any country ever, were all English.
Ayn Rand, real name Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum, was a Russian immigrant. Born in 1905, she arrived in the US in 1926 after witnessing the horrendous events of the Russian revolution and its aftermath. Her father’s business was confiscated, and until moving to America, she and her family suffered the full cultural onslaught of Russian communism.
Although well read in philosophy, Rand wrote on freedom and liberty in a way that suggested she did not know that English society, in traditional terms anyway, already shared her enthusiasm for the subject, and that unlike Russian society, had realised this reverence in our laws and systems of government.
English colonies had anchored their societies to liberty long before Rand wrote Atlas Shrugged. I don’t think Rand understood this fully. I don’t think she understood that our failures lay in failing to conserve our founding ideas, and yielding to Progressivism, a movement led by left wing academics bent on deconstructing our traditional world and converting it to their brave new Utopia.
I think too many Libertarians suffer from this same blindness regarding the historical development of the West. The liberties the founders of our societies held as foremost in importance are already under massive and largely successful assault from Progressive forces. Our grip on those principles and ideas grows weaker every day, as the effects of decades of cultural Marxism become apparent.
It does not help in arresting our decline away from individual liberty to have our countries invaded and populated by citizens from cultures that do not share those historical values.
The UK was once the global flagship of individual liberty. Middle Eastern and African cultures have now by democratic means gained control of this ship and liberty is lost. Soon the UK will be subject to Sharia law and all of the associated anti-liberty influences. This only happened because of the indiscriminate immigration that the followers of Ayn Rand, in league with their fellow western Progressives, have encouraged.
Even with this stark example of the dangers of immigration staring them in the face, (the UK) the Libertarians will not yield the point that our traditional culture of individual freedom is under the most dire threat.
The Libertarians today appear to be just another brigade of the Progressive army helping to break down the West and rebuild it into an Orwellian Utopia that every day becomes closer in modern terms to the totalitarian disaster Ayn Rand left behind in Russia in 1926.
Mass immigration is being used as a tool by the Progressives to break down the West, and until the Libertarians latch onto this truth, they’re defeating the very purpose they assert is most important to them.