Friday December 26, 2014
The Students for Liberty are at it again, mainstreaming deviationism with a reckless fervor. While it is a generally accepted tenet of libertarian thought that state involvement in regime change operations overseas is anathema, there are those who claim that US government-funded regime change is actually quite a libertarian idea.
Thus, coming in at number five on the Students for Liberty (SFL) list of "Top 10 Libertarian Moments of 2014" are three regime-change operations that owe their organization and funding to the United States government. How could a decidedly un-libertarian US government be a promoter of liberty abroad, one might ask. It requires a good deal of philosophical contortionism, but the well-funded Students for Liberty has long advocated such acrobatics.
So protests and regime change in Venezuela, Ukraine, and Hong Kong have made the top ten list of libertarian events of 2014, even though the Students admit that, "some of the factions and demands were far from libertarian." That last bit may refer to the slightly embarrassing (for regime change supporters) nature of the regime changers in places like Ukraine.