A few days ago, Stefan Molyneaux expressed his view about the refugee crisis currently affecting Europe. A view which is incredibly ignorant on his part. The video can be seen here.
Stefan begins by throwing some numbers about how many people are coming into Europe from places like Syria, all the wondering why all these refugees have to go Europe instead somewhere else in the Middle East. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that most of the Middle East isn’t letting these people in for asylum.
Stefan then goes into a rant about “a history of limited government.” and then essentially says “immigrants are taking jobs.” Apparently Stefan failed to do his homework here.
First of all, Europe doesn’t exactly have a history of limited government. Second, Greek and Roman writings that inspired the Renaissance and Enlightenment were being stored in massive libraries in the Middle East, neither of which would have occurred if the Muslim world had not preserved them.
On the jobs front, if an immigrant gets one, its either of two things: the pay is low and the hours are long and local population isn’t willing to do the work, or the immigrant is simply better qualified to do the job. Either way, they’re not stealing jobs.
Stefan then goes into another rant about the “18,000 Syrian Children coming in every second minute,” and so Germans won’t be able to have children, since they’ll have to pay for all those kids. Exactly how children trying to escape a war zone and the German birthrate are connected, I don’t know. Perhaps we should ask his most likely source on this matter, Adolf Hitler.
Then Stefan mentions that 1 in 5 Syrians are not literate. While I agree that that’s not a good thing, he forgets the main point: people in Syria are fleeing a war zone. Last I checked, it’s a basic human desire to not want to pull the limbs of your child out of the rubble of your home and your ability to read and write doesn’t determine this.
Stefan then decides to switch from being simply ignorant to full on racist. He goes in a rant about diversity.
“It’s great when you have a rational methodology for resolving your disputes.” When it’s “highly superstitious people,” it’s not. First of all, Syria has one of the most ethnically, culturally, and religiously diverse populations in the Middle East. There are multiple sects of Muslims, most of whom don’t think it’s a good idea to chop off the heads you don’t agree with. There are multiple ethnic groups, including Assyrians, Arabs, and Kurds, many of whom likewise think it’s a bad idea to chop people’s heads off. There people who speak multiple languages, including Arabic, Aramaic, and French. They all lived peacefully, side by side, until the US government decided that Syria “needed democracy.” It would be good to mention the people chopping off heads generally aren’t “Syrian,” they’re from Saudi Arabia.
By the end, Stefan finally admits that if he were in the refugees place, he’d probably do the same Gee Stefan, you think!
Listen, the fact that people have to flee because of a war is terrible. As an individual, you have the right to prevent a refugee from coming onto your property. You don’t have a right to stop them from crossing government borders. I would think Stefan of all people would understand this.
Apparently not. Another Molyneux fail.
You start off accusing the author of being “childish,” then you finish your diatribe with; “commence name-calling, blocking, deleting and other knee-jerk leftist reactions.”
Who is childish SpiritSplice??
When ever I have encountered disciples of Molyneux, they liberally display enormous hypocrisy.
You claim the author didn’t dispute Molyneaux’s numbers, and thus concluding the author must agree with Molyneux. It’s pretty self evident those numbers that Molineux claims are ridiculous, and that is 18,000 every couple of minutes, were totally absurd.
18,000 every couple of minutes? That would make it, what, 2 or 3,000,000,000,000 by now??
In your last paragraph you are trying to criticise liberals, but while you were frothing at the mouth, you put “liberty” types. You really shot yourself in the foot with that one.
If you’re wondering why people criticise your guru, is because he is attempting to regress human consciousness back to the Neanderthal era.
So keep up the good work SpiritSplice , because if we have knuckleheads like you trying to promote the work of Molyneux, then Molyneux will be a complete failure.
“When ever I have encountered disciples of Molyneux”
Lol. You think that anyone who defends specific ideas put forth by someone is a supporter? I am no fan of Moly, but in this video (though doesn’t go nearly far enough) he is pretty close to the mark.
“they liberally display enormous hypocrisy.”
Bet you can’t point out a single example in what I wrote.
“18,000 every couple of minutes, were totally absurd.”
Depends on the start date.
“you put “liberty” types”
That was intentional, you are just clueless. Libertarians and anarchists almost universally subscribe to liberal values. They present Cultural Marxism under the guise of “liberty”.
“he is attempting to regress human consciousness back to the Neanderthal era.”
By promoting a non violent utopia? Pretty sure it wasn’t like that in those days.
” because if we have knuckleheads like you trying to promote the work of Molyneux,”
Except I don’t. I made comments about this specific video. You do understand the concept of a genetic fallacy I hope? Of course you don’t, or you wouldn’t have made it.
Your reply was as empty as this article. All you forgot was to go Godwin.
So you’re not a supporter of Molyneux??
Are you joking? With your spirited and nonsensical defence of this man, it seems quite clear that you are a huge supporter.
An example of hypocrisy?
Well it is you of course.
In the past when I’ve criticised disciples of Molyneux, using pejorative terms, I get accused of baseless replies, and not sticking to the facts et cetera et cetera.
But Molyneaux’s disciples do it regularly, and you have proven that.
And as an example of how clueless you are, and plainly stupid, you are still defending that 18,000 every couple of minutes claim.
You state “depends on the start date.” Again, are you serious?
If you’re not libertarian, or anarchist, what are you? Actually, don’t answer that, I don’t think I want to know.
So you’re trying to promote a peaceful Utopia?
With your aggressive approach to someone who disagrees with you?
I guess you’re one of these types (what ever you are) who promote the proliferation of guns.
Have you ever heard of Mahatma Gandhi?
To your last point. I will know more about genetics than you will know in a lifetime.
I have studied Epigenetics. And I see Molyneux is even trying to corrupt and cherry pick that branch of science to further he’s cause of Neo-Eugenics.
It’s clear that you are as mad as a cut snake SpiritSplice, and just lets hope that you and your type have no influence on the world.
“So you’re not a supporter of Molyneux?”
Correct. He is some kind of anarchotard, so I have a problem with many things he pushes.
” it seems quite clear that you are a huge supporter.”
No. Again, I support SOME of what he said in THIS video.
“Well it is you of course.”
I don’t think you know what the word “hypocrisy” means.
” I get accused of baseless replies”
“So you’re trying to promote a peaceful Utopia?”
“who promote the proliferation of guns.”
An armed society is a polite society.
“Have you ever heard of Mahatma Gandhi?”
Yes and he said, “I do believe that where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence I would advise violence.”
” I will know more about genetics than you will know in a lifetime.”
Cool, a psychic. What are next weeks lottery numbers.
“I have studied Epigenetics”
Sure you have.
“you are as mad as a cut snake”
This is why you get accused of “baseless replies, and not sticking to the facts.”
The incoherent ramblings of a Galah.
Stephan Molyneux is an anarcho-capitalist. Not an anarchist nor a capitalist. An anarchi capitalist. If such a thing exists, one would presume that person is a fence squatter or one who wears a coat that can be worn outside in and vica-versa.
It’s not possible that one can be an anarchist and a capitalist. Because those two dichotomies are complete and utter polar opposites.
There is one single reason why the majority of those people comes to Sweden and Germany: most money and benefits. Its not exactly rocket science, they are fleeing from the war in Syria and once they are secure, some will go to the place where its most comfortable.
They will not stop in Greece, Poland, Austria or Turkey, all secure countries where there is no war, they go directly to Germany. If you move to one secure country to a different one for economical benefit you are an economic migrant, not an asylum seeker. This is a perversion of the original idea of international asylum laws: allowing the people to escape from war, not allowing them to migrate into any country they want.