Tuesday, October 23, 2018

White House Report Warns of Socialist "Comeback"

A pre-election report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers asserts that socialism "is making a comeback in American political discourse," reports Axios.

Imagine my surprise.

Immediately after the election on November 10, 2016, I wrote:
Heading into the election, I felt that for strategic reasons Hillary Clinton was the best alternative for libertarians. Not because she is good on many issues, she is not, but because she would come with a ready-made opposition that would listen to libertarian arguments against her.

It would have been a great opportunity to reach out to Trump supporters and spread the libertarian message. That opportunity is now gone with the Trump victory. Trump supporters are rabid, they will likely follow him down almost any hell hole.

These people are not going to listen to our arguments for smaller government. Their man is in power.

There will be opposition to Trump but it will be coming from the left, not the Trump right.

The left is all about expanding the state. Thus, it will be very difficult to reach out to these people and present state shrinking anti-Trump ideas. They are a perfect target for the socialists...

 The socialists are going to experience a boom in followers under Trump.


  1. Meanwhile, in Trumpland: Trump declares he's a *nationalist*, during a campaign rally in Houston, TX.


    So, not a libertarian.

    1. To repeat:
      Trump convicts himself with 7 words:

      "Fair Trade. Not Free Trade. Fair Trade".

      He never was a Libertarian. Right now, barring an immense reversal of events, the Capitalists, Free Traders and Libertarians will have to wait until after the Conflagration that is to come. At every point, the Statists will have to have their faces rubbed in it: "You demanded Power and you were given it. You stated that you could Control Economic Cycles and even History Itself and around us is the suffering that YOU CAUSED".

      No one here in Power today will give up that Power for more Freedom.

  2. Damn you and perceptive assessments of US politics.

  3. Even in the face of the young stupidity rampant today I have to feel a little sorry for them when shit heads south they are going to be caught in the middle and will pay a heavy price.

    Socialism fails. It fails every damn time. But as anyone here knows you cant reason with stupid