By Manila Ryce
Thursday, June 5th, 2008
Colbert Interviews Libertarian Presidential Candidate Bob Barr
Stephen is dead on with his characterization of the comically out of touch Libertarian Party, and even goes on to expose why even Libertarian candidate Bob Barr is a shitty libertarian… though from my experience most Libertarians are shitty libertarians. You’ve gotta love the audacity of a man who says people should vote Libertarian because the Republican/Democratic monopoly has ruined this country with bills like the ones he’s voted for.
It’s ashame Mike Gravel didn’t get the nomination, but his National Initiative scared the crap out of the privileged white males in that party who want anything but true democracy in this country.
It’s not just the fact that the Libertarian Party is made up of pantophobic white males who want government to interfere with everyone else’s life but their own that makes the Libertarian Party out of touch, but the fact that the party is profoundly pro-capitalist, which is just about as pro-tyranny as you can get. The Libertarian Party is not comprised of true libertarians, just confused anti-government reactionaries.
True libertarians are called anarchists, or social libertarians, who oppose the tyranny of both government and business. Living in the richest country in the world, so called ultra-right “libertarians” in the United States have never had to experience the atrocities which unregulated capitalism brings. Their perverted ideal that capitalism equals freedom is encouraged in the wealth of their imperialist Western nation, which benefits from the exploitation of the world’s workers.
Go to any country where people actually starve to death and you won’t find many pro-capitalist “libertarians”, except for those US-backed ones keeping the resources away from the majority.