Reason number 1,000,000 why I call these people "pseudo-libertarian."
The media has chosen to sell the storyline told by the rioters and anarchists in the streets. They have chosen to interview only one side, those participating in these protests. But is that representative of the true storyline? Is there another side to the story? Of course there is.
I just got off the phone with a longtime friend- a successful Egyptian business leader. He believes that several hundred thousand people in the streets do not represent the 80 million citizens of Egypt. They represent anarchists, communists, and Islamic extremists- all with an agenda and axe to grind. He says if you polled the people of Egypt today, the majority would support Mubarak. He says that the backbone of Egypt- the business owners, small business community, and middle class still support Mubarak and the military. They are horrified by the mobs in the street and are shocked at Obama’s tepid response to the riots and the one-sided portrayal of the situation by the U.S. media.
This has to be some unknown nut with no credibility, "libertarians" support freedom over dictatorship and...
By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Chairman, Libertarian National Congressional Committee
Oh wait, Root is a big dog in the "Libertarian" Party. But Root reveals a certain truth about these people, they support dictators as long as they are friendly to big business. Big business in truth is inherently antithetical to freedom and the only way to make it less antithetical to freedom is to push government regulation and stronger unionization. The fact that these pseudo-libertarians oppose government regulation and stronger unionization shows their true authoritarian nature.
Also, several hundred thousand people is still a lot of people. It's a hell of a lot more than the amount of people who showed up to the teabagger rallies. No, not all 80 million Egyptians will show up in the streets to protest, but for every person who does, there will be several sitting at home sympathetic to the cause.