(Robert Jonathan, Headline USA) In an interview that Elon Musk characterized as “interesting,” independent journalist Tucker Carlson flew to Buenos Aires to interview Javier Miliei, the presumptive frontrunner in Argentina’s current presidential election cycle.
In a scenario that will seem familiar to Americans, Miliei’s country is mired in a cost-of-living crisis from hyperinflation exacerbated by big government spending and an associated intrusive socialist bureaucracy.
A soundbite machine, Miliei, 52, is an economist and a politician with a quasi Boris Johnson-style haircut who serves in Argentina’s equivalent to the U.S. House of Representatives.
In his campaign platform, he has proposed an array of free-market reforms including cutting public spending to revive the country’s ailing economy.
He made the latter clear during the impactful 30-minute conversation with the former Fox News star that is well worth viewing in its entirety to get the full context.
“Socialism is a violent, murderous, and impoverishing phenomenon,” the candidate declared.
“There are underlying values within leftist ideas: Envy, hatred, resentment, unequal treatment under the law, and violence,” he said. “The state does not create wealth, the state destroys it. The state can give you nothing, because it produces nothing.”
Branded “far right” by the corporate media and its allied globalist cohort, Milei finished first in the Aug. 13 open presidential primary in Argentina and is headed to a three-way contest with center-left and a center-right rivals on Oct. 22, which will likely culminate in a Nov. 19 runoff election.
“The socialists don’t much like the invisible hand [of the free market]; they prefer the claws of the state,” he said.
In the chat with Carlson, Mielie also provided some advice to Americans.
“Never embrace the ideals of socialism; never allow yourselves to be seduced by the siren song of social justice.”
As far as former U.S. President Donald Trump is concerned, Milei opined that “He should continue his fight against socialism…So I’d say, if I could humbly offer advice, all I could say would be to double down on his efforts in the same direction: defending the ideals of freedom and refusing to give an inch to the socialists.”
He went to imply that the cultural struggle against socialism, a radical agenda that has seeped into sectors such as entertainment, media and education in addition to government in both North and South America, is a 24/7 proposition.
“We cannot take a day off, because when we rest, socialism creeps in.”
Recall that the late Andrew Breitbart famously observed that “politics is downstream from culture.”
Milei, a former professional soccer goalie and Rolling Stones cover band singer, noted the irony that the organized left “is tireless” in trying to “leech off others without working.”
He also called upon wealth creators to invest in institutions and initiatives that defend freedom. “If they don’t do it, they will get into the state, and use the state to impose a long-term agenda that will destroy everything it touches.”
Javier Milei is no fan of social justice either, which he deemed as “deeply unjust.”
Social justice is “stealing the fruits of one person’s labor and giving it to someone else…to support social justice is to support stealing,” he asserted.
At the outset of the video, Carlson explained that Milei is a traditional libertarian as distinguished from the American version, and Milei himself — who happens to be pro-life — acknowledged that his brand of liberalism is far different from the progressive ideology adopted by U.S. liberals.
Milei also criticized Pope Francis, who is from Argentina, for an alleged affinity with communist dictators.
If elected, the potential president vowed not to do business with any communist country, although individual businesses can make their own decisions.
“Life without freedom is not worth living,” Javier Milei insisted.