Divide and Conquer

Totalitarians and Libertarians understand that freedom is indivisible. Those that value it seek to preserve it intact, and those that despise it try to extirpate it root and branch. Yet there are many who struggle to evade this realization. A single example will suffice.

16 Then came there two women, Equality and Faith, that were voters, unto the Chancellor, and stood before him, one on his Left and the other on his Right

17 And the leftmost woman, Equality said, O my lord, I and this woman Faith dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child, named Sharing, with her in the house.

18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house.

19 And this woman’s child, named Righteousness, died in the night; because she overlaid it.

20 And she arose at midnight, and took my Sharing from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child, Righteousness, in my bosom.

21 And when I rose in the morning to give my Sharing suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my Sharing, which I did bear.

22 And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my Righteousness, and the dead is thy Sharing. And this said, No; but the dead is thy Righteousness, and the living is my Sharing. Thus they spake before the Chancellor.

23 Then said the Chancellor, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.

24 And the Chancellor said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the Chancellor.

25 And the Chancellor said, we must compromise. Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.

26 Then spake both women and said, Let this be settled by unselfish compromise, the common good before the individual good, and divide it, for half of Sharing or Righteousness is better than none at all. Any other view is unequal and extreme

27 Then the Chancellor answered: divide the child in half.

28 But another woman, Liberty, protested this was monstrous, saying Equality had no more just power to deprive Faith of her precious child than Faith had to deprive Equality of hers. Then all three turned to Liberty. The Chancellor told her she was not invited to the debate–and the child was cut in half.

29 And all Germany heard of the judgment which theChancellor had judged; and they feared theChancellor: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment with integrity, as in the Twenty-Five Points, and that he would relentlessly seek the implementation of these points, if necessary at the cost of their lives.

Totalitarians (no rights or freedom) & Libertarians (yes rights & freedom) are consistent

Mixed economy advocates (yellow) believe freedom is divisible

I hope you understood this parable on how the mixed-economy, Left&Right socialists sacrifice all principles and integrity to take from others what they value, and the Libertarian Upper quadrant and Totalitarian Lower quadrant remain true to their values and principles. Remember that clarity next time you need a translator. Oh, and be SURE you remember what the Left-Right Socialist parties say about each other when you see LIB on the ballot.
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Argentina’s Pope and the LP Open Arms policy

Reason replaces superstition

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Nicholas Sarwark recently commented on how Republicans hate libertarians, and are driving the few who still cling to God’s Own Prohibitionist party “into the arms of” the Libertarian Party. A similar thing is happening with The Church that once signed treaties with Mussolini to include Catholic dogma in government school curricula.

Reason writer Stephanie Slade commented recently on a “purported” pronouncement by the South American Pope to the effect that “libertarian” ideas (i.e. the initiation of force is wrong) are un-Catholic. This is certainly borne out by recent history. Since its publication in 1999, John Cornwell’s Hitler’s Pope has been translated into Portuguese and is accessible to Brazilian readers as predominantly Christian as Germany was in 1933. Catholic parishes have diminished by 12% in Europe since 1980. As a result, organized mysticism is naturally turning away from former nationalsocialist and fascist centers. It seeks money from former colonies and junta-style dictatorships, hence the non-European papa.

Yet the message out of the Italian Vatican is pure Mussolini-era European government control over trade and production. Instead of passé racial eugenics to breed a race of blonde altruists, emphasis has shifted to ecological nationalsocialism and environmental purity. This pope’s message is the same as that of an earlier European religious conservative: “The Common Good Before the Individual Good” (Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz). The Vatican version is that “the climate is a common good”. These are the words of the spokesman for the revealed belief that men with guns must coerce physicians to force pregnant girls to choose between coerced reproduction and mutilation by coathangers—in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Exploiting faith and force to put a strain on the planet’s resources is job one of the Empire that set the Children’s Crusade afoot to throttle the accursed Saracen.  Crocodile tears over the fate of a forcibly overpopulated planet are apparently no longer welcoming little fishies in with gently smiling teeth.

And so we return to the fifth columnist tasked with infiltrating Reason, the libertarian magazine. Stephanie cannot realistically call for repeal of the Fourteenth Amendment to remove individual rights from women. Nor can she join the lynch mob agitating against the libertarian Non-Aggression Principle. The document was carefully crafted for political party purposes–for elections under the Constitution. Her meek attempts to straddle the issue by finding  a half-dozen self-proclaimed catholics not part of the papal lynch mob has backfired into pitchforks and torches pointed at her.

And this brings us back to Nicholas Sarwark. Sure enough, the Holy Father’s own self-appointed press secretary was quick to lead torches and pitchforks against the godless female apostate with this warning:

The incompatibility of Catholicism and libertarianism is a thing so obvious, if she fails to see it, it is not hard to conclude that she has drunk very deeply indeed at the well of libertarian ideology.

It is, as Pope Pius XI said, a “poisoned spring,” not a well, and the life-giving waters that Jesus gives are not for sale on the market.

For the record, Mussolini’s Pius XI had his say in 1931, when Ayn Rand was barely 27. This was two years after Pacelli was elevated to papal nuncio before becoming Hitler’s Pope. Just four years earlier Rand was filmed in The King of Kings. So Mussolini’s pope railed against repugnant libertarianism 40 years before the Libertarian Party was founded?

The important thing here is that the snottiness of coercive mystical populism is alienating a bright young intellectual into the arms of the Libertarian Party complete with non-aggression principle!  As Romish People’s Temple membership declines a percentage point per annum, the LP.org voting population is up 328% from four years ago. That vote share could increase if the Church elders try to stone Stephanie in the public square according to Christian and Moslem tradition.

If you seek to emigrate from a religious satrapy to Portugal, Canada, Australia or the U.S., you might need a certified translator to help with some documents.