I just watched Ramzpaul’s take on OnlyFans.
It occurred to me that this video is an excellent example of Dissident Right thinking in general which mostly amounts to complaining about the poor choices that women are making in contemporary Western societies. In light of the coronavirus, I have been given new insight into why they do this.
As conservative liberals and libertarians, they don’t look at a website like OnlyFans and see these models as examples of the excesses of liberalism and capitalism. These women are sovereign individuals with equal rights who have been liberated from all forms of male authority. They are entrepreneurs who are selling their bodies in the free market because the financial and cultural incentives are strong enough to make it an economically smart choice. The system itself is what has arranged this degenerate female behavior. It is an example of the “spontaneous order” created by capitalism that libertarians are so fond of boasting about. All of Ramzpaul’s recent videos about “liberty” equally apply to OnlyFans models who are engaged in “essential activities.” OnlyFans is an example of America as a shining City on a Hill.
Similarly, the coronavirus epidemic in the United States is the result of unregulated international travel and prioritizing the stock market and fears of “racism” and “xenophobia” over containing a deadly new virus. When any American can fly into a hot zone in Wuhan or Milan and back, pass through customs without being tested for the virus and leave the airport and cough everywhere and spread the virus all over the country, the inevitable result is an epidemic that spirals out of control which can only then be quelled by a vaccine, herd immunity or social distancing and lockdowns which curb freedom of movement. Conservative liberals and libertarians have reacted to the virus by 1.) consistently downplaying its severity, 2.) inventing absurd conspiracy theories and 3.) preferring herd immunity over lockdowns which necessarily means sacrificing thousands of lives because of their ideological commitment to liberalism and capitalism. Nothing illustrates this better than Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick the Coronavirus Tea Party.
Finally, Donald Trump has watered down his highly anticipated executive order which suspends immigration under pressure from his billionaire donors and the business community. For over 40 years, the Right has been captive to these powerful interest groups which support mass immigration because it is “good for business.” The conservative liberals and libertarians don’t question the system that has created an oligarchy with so much concentrated wealth and power that it has made participating in democratic politics all but a pointless waste of time. They don’t believe that liberalism and capitalism has created this power structure. They complain endlessly about the symptoms of the disease, but never identify the cause because that is precisely what they cherish most and exist to defend.
Note: China swiftly brought its epidemic under control and is reviving its economy without mass layoffs or deaths. There isn’t a Chinese equivalent of OnlyFans. The Chinese aren’t being systematically replaced in their own country either by mass immigration.