Eric Dondero, a Libertarian Republican blogger, found and commented on my article about Ben Stein calling Dr. Paul an anti-Semite. His comment didn’t reference a single point made in the article, which he probably didn’t bother to read, but it provides an interesting opportunity to review and dissect the mindset of the Tea Party types that I hope we can engage and influence on some level.
It’s a relatively brief comment, but it’s stuffed with content…
It’s not the NeoCons who are anti-Islamo-Fascist and wanting to fight back against the maurauding Muslim onslaught, it’s us Libertarians.
Islamo-Fascism is inherently anti-Libertarian. How can one call oneself a Libertarian yet be supportive of Sharia Law?
Ron Paul may not be an anti-Semite, but he’s certainly anti-Israel, and decided weak on fighting our enemies – the Islamo-Fascists. He may be a libertarian on domestic issues, but on foreign policy he’s gosh-darn awful, cowardly, and a diehard surrenderist.
The first sentence is evidence of the power of controlling discourse. Just look at it. In one sentence alone, Eric asserts that…
- Islam is associated somehow with Fascism
- Muslims instigated the conflict
- Libertarians are united against “marauding Muslims”
Jewish mastery of discourse is so complete that this man who believes himself to be rejecting the “neocons” is doing nothing more than rejecting an obsolete front group for Israeli Likudnik interests while being inextricably brainwashed into perceiving geopolitics through the perspective they constructed. In a tragicomic twist, this White American military veteran has been bamboozled into loudly and proudly sending his comrades and countrymen off to die in the desert for a hostile foreign government.
This phantasm of “Islamo-Fascism” is inherently anti-Libertarian, Eric claims. But his next sentence inverts things: Libertarianism is inherently anti-Muslim. This is “inherently” silly. An elementary understanding of libertarian ideology demonstrates that violating the will of other individuals to join a collective is an imposition on their liberty. It’s very easy to be a libertarian and be “supportive” of Sharia Law. As long as one isn’t personally forced into that Sharia Law collective, there’s no libertarian concern there.
His final paragraph proves that this poor guy has absolutely no idea where he just posted a comment, accusing Ron Paul of being “anti-Israel” for refusing to deliver our servicemen to fight its wars. This would actually be amusing if Eric’s farcical delusions hadn’t directly caused the unnecessary deaths of thousands of America’s finest young men and women. Dr. Paul is as far from a “diehard surrenderist” “coward” as they come, having fought a principled fight against the Israel Lobby in the belly of the beast for decades.