Tim Pool, Mark Glogowski on the LP Con, Oliver and Trump

Tim Pool, Mark Glogowski on the LP Con, Oliver and Trump

More fallout over Chase Oliver (who some have characterized as the embodiment of libertarian socialism), and of course Orange man. Podcaster Tim Pool with friends, and former LPNY Chair and multi-time candidate for NYS Assembly Mark Glogowski on Trump’s appearance at the national LP convention:

Glogowski: No one who came to the Libertarian Party was a ‘perfect’ Libertarian when they joined.  I joined in 2009, and I brought in a lot of Republican ideas because those were what I was exposed to. It takes time to grasp the fundamentals and to abandon what you once thought were good ideas.  In fact, everyone who becomes politically active in the Libertarian Party usually has just one issue that they want resolved and look to become active in the party because the Libertarian Party takes an agreeable position on that one issue.

         I would like to point out that Trump, as a businessman, when he became president, continued to seek the best advice he could gather. Unfortunately, that information came from Republicans and Democrats. He made many decisions that, to us, were undesirable and despicable. Unfortunately, the entire political field of opinion was Republican and Democratic. As he got other options and realized he had made bad decisions, he did not hesitate, he quickly changed his mind and embraced those better options.

        What I know for sure about Trump is that he embraces, and as president, was guided by the NAP (NON-Aggression Principle), and he displayed that fact in Afghanistan, where he arranged the removal of US Soldiers and the removal of all US military equipment.  I believe he WILL immediately end the Ukraine war and will stop supplying weapons to Israel.  His foreign policy was contrary to the US’s current, and almost 200-year-old imperialistic foreign policy, where the US enters every international trade negotiation with a Win/Lose goal.  Trump is continuously looking for Win/Win situations. He capitalizes on the synergy that is created when people trade honestly and openly.  Yes, he made some very bad decisions, but I believe him when he says he is leaning Libertarian today. I believe he is a Libertarian. Why do I believe it, because if you look at what he actually did in office, it is phenomenal.  Did you realize that tensions between the US, Iran, China, and North Korea went down so dramatically that the North Korean President initiated reunification negotiations with South Korea and some trade agreements toward that end were made?

Biden not only destroyed those steps toward true peace but reversed the entire international perspective to where the animosity that exists has us literally just days away from a nuclear disaster. The entire western nations have their emotions controlled by their amygdala and because they are all either a DEFENDER, CONTROLLER, or ENFORCER, they all share this Win or Lose attitude and facts don’t matter. It doesn’t matter that Putin was 100% within international law and that democratic processes were used to have the people make the decisions concerning annexation. Not one Western nation asked to monitor the democratic election process. We had no intention to defend democratic processes. We are just responding to a bully and siding with the bully in this fight. As long as it is Ukrainian soldiers and civilians who are dying, and Ukrainian buildings and infrastructure being blown up, what does it matter to the US or to Europe?  What concerns me is that if we don’t shift our international focus to one of accommodation of market needs, our leaders will take steps that will cross the red line and take us into a nuclear holocaust.  Let’s face it: “We can’t let Russia win.” Is a statement that reinforces the move toward a nuclear holocaust.

      And if you think we have a chance of winning a nuclear holocaust, think again. The US Republicans are talking about a 1st nuclear strike. It will take over 2 hours for our weapons to get to Russia. It will only take 6 minutes for the Russian nuclear rockets to get to America.  NORAD test showed our response time is 15 minutes. Not a comforting thought.

      Based on Trump’s speech, he did become an ADVOCATE. If the political field was not so dominated by the Democratic and Republican parties, he would be a full-blooded Libertarian today.  (What is an ADVOCATE?  Read The Political Primer: Fundamentals of Politics, Mark Glogowski, PhD, Trafford Press 2011)  

      Every Libertarian shares the fact that they are ADVOCATES as defined in this book. They are not DEFENDERS, ENFORCERS, or CONTROLLERS, yet the DEFENDERS, CONTROLLERS, and ENFORCERS are where all of the ‘international and domestic’ advice came from  during his term of office.

    I sent a copy of my book to Trump and believe he did read it. I believe he realized he was Libertarian to the core. Now he needs to use the system that is in front of him, the Democratic and Republican political parties and the election cycle and whatever else is thrown up as an impediment, to be elected and to make the changes he needs to make.

     Here is our problem: The Libertarian Party seems to be void of advice when it comes to international foreign policy. Can you expound on what we would recommend for international policy for the US? Platitudes such as ‘all humans have a right to be free’ just don’t cut it. Being the strongest imperialist country in the world is not sound international policy. Putin was correct when he said the past 70 years of US international policy, as demonstrated in Israel, have been a complete failure. Our imperialist policies in South America and Africa have not led to any real development in those countries. Our policy seems to be to create strife and division and then move in to reap the rewards.

       What we need as a foreign policy is one where people build trust. We don’t need 1 million rounds of ammunition just so we can kill hundreds and thousands of Russians.  What we need is 1 million acts of goodwill. You can’t build trust with a bullet, or a bomb. or a threat. It can only be established with genuine kindness without the end goal being “win/lose”.

      If the LP were to keep an open mind, one that recognizes the difficulty, time required, and reeducation needed, for people to abandon solutions that they embraced when they were members of another political party, you would begin to realize how solidly Trump is becoming Libertarian.  Were he to win the election this year, I believe he would be a solid Libertarian by the end of his term.

     To that effect, Vivek Ramaswamy is Libertarian. Only about 2% of the Republican Party is left-over Liberal Republicans (Libertarian) which is why he received such low vote counts. A Conservative Republican will never vote for a Liberal Republican. (This was stated many times by Conservative Republicans on talk shows.)  After the VP candidate is chosen by Trump, I believe Vivek can be convinced to join the Libertarian Party Check out the first Republican debate and see if you can find any position Vivek took that is contrary to the Libertarian Principles – other than he supports Trump.

     If Trump picks Vivek as his running mate, it will underscore the fact that Trump has turned Libertarian.


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