By Brandon Martinez
A few years back an astute Ukrainian libertarian, Roman Skaskiw, became sick of the increasingly pro-Kremlin line taken by American libertarians, observing:
Does it seem to anyone else that some libertarians only promote liberty where it intersects with weakness, anti-Americanism and demoralization? Demoralization was the first step of the Soviet Union’s propaganda strategy.
In the famous “Deception Was My Job” interview of ex-Soviet propaganda agent Yuri Bezmenov, he estimates that 85% of the KGB’s effort and resources went not to espionage, but to ideological subversion (also called “active measures”), the first step of which was demoralization. …
Libertarianism, it seems, is biased toward anti-Americanism, weakness and demoralization.
Does that not ring completely true? All American libertarians do is rail against US intervention and involvement around the globe. Their stated goal is to completely gut, if not abolish, America’s military and slash its ties with the NATO alliance.
Ron Paul’s ties with the Russians are quite out in the open. His sidekick Daniel McAdams seems to be a full-time hack for the Putin regime, appearing regularly on RT and parroting their claims about Ukraine, Syria, NATO expansion, etc., on Ron Paul’s internet show. McAdams went on RT to condemn the FBI for entrapping Muslim-Americans in terror plots, but says nothing of Russia doing the same thing to create pretexts for Putin’s crackdowns on dissident speech and opposition.
Libertarian phony Justin Raimondo does the exact same thing. He constantly bashes on American foreign policy agitating for total isolationism and weakness while maniacally supporting all of Putin’s wars to date. It would be a miracle if Raimondo wasn’t getting some of that Russian dirty money to write his lies.
Skaskiw wrote another excellent article critiquing “Putin’s Libertarians” for their despicable and treasonous shilling for Putin’s Russia during the conflict in Ukraine.