At least one South American country might be poised to start throwing off the oppressive yoke of socialism. Javier Milei, a libertarian running for president of Argentina, has been making a splash on the national stage due to his dominance in the polls.
Milei recently sat down for an interview with Tucker Carlson, who questioned the candidate about his ideology and views on socialism, among other issues. The conversation was quite enlightening, especially from a liberty perspective. In the interview were some stark warnings for the United States as Milei shed light on how his country descended from a liberal society into an authoritarian leftist system that has left the economy in shambles and many living in abject poverty.
Socialism was the underlying topic of the conversation, with Milei expounding on the many flaws inherent in statism and the notion that it is the government’s role to take care of the populace. “The problem is that Argentina began to embrace socialist ideas more than 100 years ago,” Milei said. “And the analogy or metaphor of the toad in the water is always a good one.”
And then one begins to heat the water and the toad does not realize it. But there comes a time when he wants to realize it, it is too late and he ends up dead. Argentina began to embrace the ideas of…