Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ron Paul followers are fascists, not anarchists

First, it is important to make the distinction that fascism does not require a strong central government.  What fascism does require is enormously unequal distribution of power within a society.  Anarchy is exactly the opposite, with the power structure of society dismantled such that there is quite nearly no power inequality.  Unfortunately some people erroneously associate Ron Paul and his "libertarianism" with something near anarchy, when in fact the world that his followers strive for is far closer to fascism.

Consider the effects of these selected Ron Paul follower positions:
*elimination of minimum wage
*end of income tax (particularly when replaced by consumption / sales tax)
*end of state-run education
*end of municipal police/fire protection
*end of environmental protections
*end of blind and accessible criminal justice system
*elimination of 40 hour work week
*elimination of worker's unions and collective bargaining

Every one of these actions in particular are vastly more detrimental to the lower socio-economic classes.  Every.  Single.  One.  Not only do they take away money and benefits from lower income people, they also empower those of the higher classes.  America currently is a vastly unfair system that favors the wealthy by a huge margin.  The list of actions listed above only shifts  the system further into their favor.  Acts like this allow them to act more radically, with more impunity.  These acts, taken together, would put us right past hoovervilles and company stores.  These acts place us back into a state where people own each other and can buy and sell other humans on an open market.

This type of power distribution is fascism, plain and simple.  It is Ron Paul, bringing fascism for the people.

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