Justin Raimondo’s Odd Immigration RemarksSubmitted by McWilly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 16:43
I have the utmost respect for Antiwar.com’s Justin Raimondo. His foreign policy analysis always hits the Neocons head on, and he has a wealth of knowledge on foreign affairs and civil liberties. He is also a great libertarian who has always been steadfast in his principles. That is what makes his recent comments on the Scott Horton show on immigration so puzzling.
At 25:05 into the interview, Raimondo remarks, referring to blowback for America’s drone program and other foreign interventions overseas:
Well that’s not gonna stop, and until it stops we have to end immigration. Or else, they’re gonna come after us. I mean, it’s, you know, it’s a logical thing. I mean, just like ending the welfare state is not gonna happen overnight, so ending the warfare state is not gonna end overnight. So people are gonna come into the country, get on welfare, like the Tsarnaev brothers did by the way, and their mother, and also some of these people say from Chechnya or whatever country we’re involved in, you know are gonna come in, and they’re gonna take revenge.
These are certainly shocking comments to hear from a strong libertarian like Justin Raimondo. I believe here he is suffering from a mild case of what I call “State Solutions for State Problems Syndrome”. This is when problems clearly caused by the State are correctly identified as such, but the solution presented is simply another State solution that will cause more of the aforementioned State problems.