David Simon, a former police beat reporter in Baltimore, MD and creator of the popular television series, “The Wire” implies that Libertarians in America are “greedy” and decries Libertarianism as a “juvenile” idea that he “just can’t get past….”
Clearly upset that Fabian ideology is not taking root in the 20-somethings community, while the Libertarian movement is growing as an identified political affiliation in the cohort, he gave a speech in Australia in November, 2013 at the “Dangerous Ideas” conference declaring “Libertarianism in my country is now being taken seriously as an intelligent mode of political thought… it’s astonishing to me… ” (around the 8:00 – 10:00 mark) and then goes on a screed to deliberately disparage and attempt to dismiss the Libertarian school of thought – including the assertion that Libertarians are “anti-government” (as Moyers chuckles along in agreement…) Fraidy cat!
He doesn’t address that Obama is a completely bought and paid for puppet of the banking class, the group that are responsible for the gross wealth inequality more than any other, by amassing their wealth through fraud, corruption and graft. There is more than enough evidence to put the stakeholders of the major US banks in prison under existing statutes if the actual “Just-Us” and “Eat-the-Rich” rhetoric was put into action.
This is a classic example of the dishonesty and deflection of the “Progressive” school of thought, which relies heavily on “emotion” over “fact” – note his reversion to “selfishness” and “sharing” which can only be “cured” by compulsion and coercion, over the Libertarian value that advocacy for individual liberty is a noble goal.