More people around the world are waking up to the corruption of big government.
Destructive ideas are being promoted by the education system and the so-called mainstream media.
And Elon Musk encouraged people to heed one president’s warning to the West.
The international Left had a fit over the successful election of Argentine President Javier Milei.
Much to the anger of the Left, Milei is a devotee of libertarian economic philosophy, which is anathema to the big-government schemes of socialists and fellow travelers.
In one of several viral videos, Milei yanked various government departments he planned to cut off of a white board while yelling “afuera,” which means “out” in Spanish.
In a separate clip, Milei wielded a chainsaw to represent slashes to the government.
But there is also intellectual heft behind Milei’s message.
And Elon Musk shared an interview excerpt of Milei that currently has over 60 million views.
In the interview, Milei explained, “First of all, there is a phrase from Milton Friedman that I think is sublime in the context of this topic: ‘A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a higher degree of both.’ Even John Stuart Mill pointed this out: ‘A society that obsesses with equality sooner or later becomes a society of looters and falls apart.’ That is the story of Argentina.”
The host chimed in and said, “They talked about the tyranny of the majority.”
The framers of the U.S. Constitution were very concerned about both the tyranny of the majority and the tyranny of the minority, which is why they designed a constitutional republic with checks and balances.
However, that ethos is being degraded by the Left.
Milei continued, “Therefore, the point is that social justice is unjust. There is nothing more unjust than social justice. Because what is the greatest achievement of liberalism? Liberalism’s greatest achievement is equality before the law. This is to say, the law is the same for everyone. When you adhere to the ideas of social justice, which means the redistribution of income what you are really doing is using the repressive state apparatus so you can take from the successful to distribute it capriciously according to the wishes of whomever is in power.”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 5, 2023
Democrat-controlled media outlets have tried to fearmonger about Milei, calling him the latest “anti-democratic” right-wing populist to win an election.
But Milei won by 11 points, so the description of him as anti-democratic is absurd.
And considering Argentina is experiencing 143% inflation, the people are ready for more responsible economic policy.
Americans have had a rough ride with inflation a fraction of that number.
Reckless spending will eventually lead to Argentina and other countries that have fallen victim to hyper-inflation to economic collapse.
The U.S. is not immune.
Democrats have accepted the inane concept of Modern Monetary Theory, which argues that debt does not matter and the U.S. can print money forever without any consequences.
The laws of economics say otherwise.