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Gary Johnson: Libertarian for slavery
Some Americans wish that there could be three or more candidates running for office, so there would be an “alternative.”
Let’s forget for a moment that in most countries, no matter how many political parties there are, the structure tends to wind up with a duopoly consisting of a ruling coalition, plus an opposition that may or may not be an actual opposition. Let’s also forget that even when there are third party candidates, the public doesn’t vote for them, thinking this would be a “wasted vote.” (I voted for Cynthia McKinney in the 2007 Presidential election.) Finally, let’s forget that it is the electoral college, not the public, that votes for U.S. presidents.
We still have the problem of politicians being politicians. In most cases, third party candidates are exactly the same as duopoly candidates.
The Republican and Democratic parties always field Presidential candidates. So does the Green Party and Libertarian Party. I have not investigated this years’ Green candidate, but the Libertarian candidate is one Gary Johnson, former Republican governor of New Mexico. Mr. Johnson switched to the Libertarian party when the corporate media refused to let him participate in Republican candidate debates.
As a Libertarian, one of Johnson’s campaign slogans is “Live free!” All Libertarians have the same view.
In reality, they want slavery. Here is Gary Johnson:
“The greatest threat to our national security is the simple fact that we’re bankrupt. With $16 trillion in debt, $1 trillion deficits, and Congress’ inability to pass a budget, we have to continually borrow money. Many of the countries from which we borrow are not particularly friendly. We have lost sight of our constitutional duty to provide for the national defense. We need to reverse course and get spending under control so that we can focus on the issues that we face at home, and restore constitutional government.
I just did some checking into Mr. Johnson, and most of his views are equally odious. If I exposed them all, then this post would be so lengthy that no one would read it. So let’s stick with the above quote, and go over the Truth again for those of you who came in late…
LIE: The greatest threat to our national security is the simple fact that we’re bankrupt.
TRUTH: The USA cannot go bankrupt, since it creates unlimited money, simply by changing the numbers in computers.
LIE: With $16 trillion in debt, $1 trillion deficits, and Congress’ inability to pass a budget, we have to continually borrow money.
TRUTH: First, the $16 trillion debt is a good thing. It is a sign of U.S. strength. It is simply the amount of deposits at the Fed. All banks dream of being able to boast that “We have $16 trillion in deposits!” Second, the US government does not get its money from the Fed. Thus, the government does not borrow from anyone. It creates money from nothing. Third, the deficit is meaningless. If the Congress were to eliminate the deficit, and have a “balanced budget,” the USA would be destroyed. (I will explain this if anyone challenges me.) Finally, Congress always passes a budget, but makes a show of bickering, so that the masses believe all the other lies. As the disastrous “fiscal cliff” approaches (1 Jan 2013) the Congress will strut and fret. It will jostle and bicker. The corporate media will chatter endlessly about this silliness. Then, just in time for Christmas, the Congress will “miraculously” do away with the fiscal cliff. (Hooray!) In September 2013 when the U.S fiscal year ends, the entire charade will begin anew, as it does every year.
LIE: Many of the countries from which we borrow are not particularly friendly.
TRUTH: We don’t borrow! Anyway, consider China, which has trillions of dollars on deposit at the US Fed. What if China suddenly called all those dollars in? First, this would be no problem for the Fed, which would simply give back the deposits (like any other bank). Any interest would be created out of nothing. Second, China has no reason to demand all its deposits back. Even if a meteorite destroyed the USA, and all dollars disappeared, China, being monetarily sovereign like the USA, would simply create money out of nothing to make up for the lost deposits at the Fed.
As for the claim that “We have lost sight of our constitutional duty to provide for the national defense,” I agree if Mr. Johnson means sustaining a strong economy, and not lying like he does.
LIE: We need to reverse course and get spending under control so that we can focus on the issues that we face at home, and restore constitutional government.
TRUTH: We need to reverse course all right, and that means unleashing spending (i.e. genuine stimulus packages). We have a depression because Congress has drastically cut back spending, in ratio to the needs of the economy. (The Fed has nothing to do with this.) We desperately need a radical increase in spending, so that money gets into people’s hands. This will not cause monetary inflation, since monetary inflation has nothing to do with the money supply. We are talking about infinite fiat money in computers, not finite commodities like oil or gold.
SO... do you still think a third party candidate like Gary Johnson would make any difference? Do you think that Libertarians want liberty?
By spouting such garbage, Mr. Johnson keeps the public groveling before politicians. He maintains public cynicism, defeatism, and despair. When average people feel helpless and afraid, they become addicted to complaining. They only listen to what justifies their complaints. Hence they love to hear the lie that, “We are broke.” Meanwhile everyone bickers, since everyone is an “expert” on the emperor’s new clothes. (Anyone can be an “expert” on chimeras.)
For example, media outlets frequently note that the rich avoid taxes. (Which is a good thing.) This makes average people complain, thereby blinding themselves to the fact that federal taxes are destroyed upon receipt, and that federal taxes suck money out of the economy, worsening the depression. Since the average person prefers to complain rather than understand, he feels small and helpless. He becomes dependent on Obama to “fix things.”
Moreover, when average people feel helpless and hopeless, they seek revenge by demanding that the federal government cut spending on the “freeloaders,” whoever they are. This worsens the depression.
If every American understood the Truth, then all would see that there is enough money to do whatever we want. Cynicism would evaporate. Prosperity would spread. The public would be empowered. Politicians would have to work for their pay.
Average people pretend to want the truth, but most of them actually want nightmarish fairy tales. And most would rather be “right” than be prosperous.
And there is Mr. Johnson, hoping you will elect him so he can personally profit from the lies and the slavery.
(Typo. Should be "which is good.")