Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Message To Tom Brokaw:

Before you continue your tributes to what you call "The Greatest Generation," Tom, you should read Nicholson Baker's book.

Many of the icons of "the greatest generation" are portrayed not quite as heroically as they are by their hagiographers and government-school textbook writers. Perhaps the most striking facts in this regard is how Baker portrays the real Churchill.

Winston Churchill is shown to have been consumed by an extraordinary hatred of the German people from an early age. "The British blockade" of Germany, Churchill is quoted as saying approvingly in 1914, "treated the whole of Germany as if it were a beleaguered fortress, and avowedly sought to starve the whole population – men, women, and children, old and young, wounded and sound – into submission." General Sherman could not have said it better if one transposes "Germany" for "the South."

In 1918 Eleanor Roosevelt complained about being invited to a party by financier Bernard Baruch, saying "I’d rather be hung than be seen at" the party because the attendees were "mostly Jews." Her husband Franklin, noticing in 1922 that one-third of the freshman class at Harvard was Jewish, "went to the Harvard Board of Overseers, of which he was a member," leading to a change in admissions policy such that "over a period of years the number of Jews should be reduced one or two percent a year until it was down to 15%."

Churchill published a newspaper article on February 8, 1920, in which he apparently took a break from his unbridled hatred of everything German to declare that his "real enemy" was "the sinister confederacy of international Jewry," which he blamed for communism.

He then turned his talents to India, Iraq, and other recalcitrant parts of the British empire. Being given responsibilities for developing British air power, he advised a subordinate that "I am strongly in favor of using poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes." Subsequently, the British air force "bombed and strafed rebellious tribes" in Iraq, "fired on them with gas-filled shells, burned villages . . ." Churchill congratulated the British commander "upon the distinct improvement in the situation" in Iraq. If there was a British Fox News Channel at the time, it would have spent months celebrating the success of Churchill’s "surge" policy.

Meanwhile, the "Royal Air Force dropped more than 150 tons of bombs on India" in 1925 to tame the "rebellious tribes" there. War is hell for those who wish to secede from exploitative empires.


The great Franklin Delano Roosevelt should have been impeached for his deceit. He (along with Sir Winston) also should have been tried as a war criminal.

Kids: The State's Ultimate Pawns

Another example of one of the ultimate---if not THE ultimate excuse for the growing power of The State:

The lesson many people draw from this is that social workers are being given too much authority, that governments need to be reformed so that they do not take extreme measures too hastily, that cops need to use good sense before busting up families, etc. The problem is that all of these reforms ultimately depend on the state to use its discretionary power judiciously.

The real issue concerns the locus of control. Does it belong to the family or the state? When there is a dispute, to whom does the presumption of innocence belong? It is not enough to say: here is a bad family environment, so of course the state should control the outcome. When it comes to the power of the state over the family, there is no such thing as a judicious use. The state has every reason to invent reasons to destroy families – and all other independent centers of authority – and the families themselves have no choice but to crawl and beg.

State campaigns for the welfare of children have always been a major justification for the expansion of leviathan. This is the primary basis for the war on drugs, which has robbed us of so many civil liberties. It is the basis for the nationalization of education that is taking place, administration by administration, in the name of preventing any child from being left behind. If the internet is ever regulated in the US the way it is in China and parts of Europe, it will be in the name of protecting the children. Indeed, it is possible to erect a totalitarian state in the name of helping the children.


And so, ladies and gentlemen, when a emeffing fascistic state official comes with an excuse for certain abuses of power, it is usually done in the name of the youngsters.

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Lincoln Cult

The slanderous falsehoods against the author of The Real Lincoln are at it again.

These characters are sooooo enamored of the legend of Dishonest Abe.

Big News For Ron Paul Supporters....

At the Nevada state GOP convention.

The Libertarian Party......

I wonder if developments there are associated with what might be a NeoCon-backed attempted takeover of the party.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

What Mark Twain Wrote Over A Century Ago....

Is just as relevant today:

"Even if the war be wrong we are in it and must fight it out: we cannot retire from it without dishonor."

That war was in the Philippines. Perhaps you remember it from your history books. We "liberated" the country from the clutch of Spanish colonialism, but then decided we would just replace the Spanish rather than grant the people independence. They resisted, and we fought a second war in the islands against Filipino patriots.

Today, all of our politicians, with few exceptions, take the same position in regard to Iraq: Well, it may have been the wrong thing to do, but we're there and we can't leave without a victory. I heard the same refrain about the Vietnam War. Whatever happened to the saying "Inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war"? The only thing that delaying our departure from Vietnam accomplished was more casualties on all sides. The only thing that delaying our departure from Iraq will accomplish is more casualties on all sides.



To paraphrase the Slumlord's Buddy, maybe the Republican Party should have listened to Ron Paul.



Chuck Baldwin Win Constitution Party Nomination

Chuck Baldwin has just defeated Alan Keyes for the Constitution Party's presidential nomination .

Here is Thomas J. DiLorenzo's take.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Forget the Barack and Hillary Show

In Pennsylvania's closed Republican primary this past Tuesday, some 128,000 folks, or 16%, voted for freedom.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

"Smart Growth"

Could this be the wave of the future here?

Happy Vladimir Illyich Ulyanov (Lenin) Birthday.

You have to remember that the first "Earth Day" was observed in 1970, on the 100th anniversary of the birth of the founding father of the Soviet terrorist police state.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Pro Libertate: Quid Spucatum Tauri Est? (Updated, April 21)

Pro Libertate: Quid Spucatum Tauri Est? (Updated, April 21)

You might call this a form of Nazism, Texas style.

Here's Murray Rothbard...........

On combating evil:

How can anyone, finding himself surrounded by a rising tide of evil, fail to do his utmost to fight against it? In our century, we have been inundated by a flood of evil, in the form of collectivism, socialism, egalitarianism, and nihilism. It has always been crystal clear to me that we have a compelling moral obligation, for the sake of ourselves, our loved ones, our posterity, our friends, our neighbors, and our country, to do battle against that evil.

It has therefore always been a mystery to me how people who have seen and identified this evil and have therefore entered the lists against it, either gradually or suddenly abandon that fight. How can one see the truth, understand one's compelling duty, and then, simply give up and even go on to betray the cause and its comrades? And yet, in the two movements and their variations that I have been associated with, libertarian and conservative, this happens all the time.

Conservatism and libertarianism, after all, are "radical" movements, that is, they are radically and strongly opposed to existing trends of statism and immorality. How, then, can someone who has joined such a movement, as an ideologue or activist or financial supporter, simply give up the fight? Recently, I asked a perceptive friend of mine how so-and-so could abandon the fight? He answered that "he's the sort of person who wants a quiet life, who wants to sit in front of the TV, and who doesn't want to hear about any trouble." But in that case, I said in anguish, "why do these people become 'radicals' in the first place? Why do they proudly call themselves 'conservatives' or 'libertarians'?" Unfortunately, no answer was forthcoming.

Sometimes, people give up the fight because, they say, the cause is hopeless. We've lost, they say. Defeat is inevitable. The great economist Joseph Schumpeter wrote in 1942 that socialism is inevitable, that capitalism is doomed not by its failures but by its very successes, which had given rise to a group of envious and malevolent intellectuals who would subvert and destroy capitalism from within. His critics charged Schumpeter with counseling defeatism to the defenders of capitalism. Schumpeter replied that if someone points out that a rowboat is inevitably sinking, is that the same thing as saying: don't do the best you can to bail out the boat?

In spite of what some historians have said and written, the 20th Century was not exactly the freedom century. It was the century for the rise of mutant statism of one kind or another.

Are You Kiddin'?

A former ambassador, who until recently, was making his third run for the GOP Presidential nominaiton, is seeking the nomination of the Constitution Party.

Could this be part of an attempted NeoCon takeover of the party?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

George Will....

Looks like ol' George ain't what's he's cracked up to be.

In the article, Will explores the lofty ideas of economist John Kenneth Galbraith on how the "bovine public" can be manipulated under the supervision of a "progressive elite." Of course, Will doesn't deign to explore the "elitist" views of Professor Carroll Quigley who taught Hillary's husband at Georgetown, and who Bill quoted several times during his acceptance speech at the 1992 Democratic Convention. That would be getting just a bit too close to revealing who the real "elites" are.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

'twas A Snowy April Saturday In Medford

Yes friends, it snowed this afternoon in Medford, Oregon.


Friday, April 18, 2008

Are They War Heroes...

Or are they dupes for The State?

After McCain graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958, he became a naval aviator. During the Vietnam War he rained down death and destruction on the people of Vietnam during twenty-three bombing missions. After being shot down, he was imprisoned instead of receiving the death sentence his bombs delivered to the Vietnamese. So why is he considered a war hero? If he got what he deserved, there would be 58,257 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. instead of 58,256. Pilots like McCain who drop napalm from the safety of their cockpit are lauded as heroes by the government, the media, and Americans ignorant enough or gullible enough to swallow the myth that there can be heroism in the performance of evil. McCain was even well received by the Vietnamese government in 2000 when he traveled to Vietnam in pursuit of a bilateral trade agreement.

Could you say that the American people are as dupish as well?

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Garwsh!!

You know, we really do NOT live in a truly capitalistic society after all.

Pro Libertate: Collectivist Child Abuse

Pro Libertate: Collectivist Child Abuse

Just another case of Collectivist Kidnapping by The State.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pro Libertate: "Your Children Are Ours"

Pro Libertate: "Your Children Are Ours"


I thought that this was such an interesting blogcolumn that I decided to post a link to it.

The Evil Of Two Lessers

Here is a piece of Chuck Baldwin's take on what may transpire this coming November:

On many issues, there is virtually no distinction between John McCain and any potential Democratic candidate. John McCain is no friend to gun owners. He is no friend to pro-lifers. He is no friend to fiscal conservatives. He is no friend to property owners. He is no friend to "family values" voters. He is no friend to America's blue-collar workers. He is no friend to small business owners. He is no friend to opponents of illegal immigration.

On the other hand, John McCain is a great friend to Big Business. Similarly, he is a friend to Big Government and Big Brother. He is also a friend to open borders, supranational government, regionalism, and American imperialism.

But this is where the Boogeyman comes in.

At this point, Republican Party lackeys will break in and say, "We can't let Hillary Clinton win. We can't let Barack Obama win." Even the favored son of the Religious Right, Mike Huckabee, has endorsed John McCain, not to mention Mitt Romney and virtually every other Republican "bigwig." (Thank God, Ron Paul has maintained his integrity by NOT endorsing McCain.)

I, for one, am fed up with this baloney, because what we are actually faced with is not the "lesser of two evils" but "the evil of two lessers." (To quote a good friend of mine.) And the reason John McCain would actually be a worse President than either Obama or Clinton is because of the manner in which conservatives go to sleep whenever a Republican occupies the Oval Office. Furthermore, the next couple of years are "crunch time" for this burgeoning North American Union and related issues.


It is our independence and what is left of constitutional government that are heading into the toilet bowl---regardless of who wins this fall.


Tonight, the Barack and Hillary show continues with their scheduled debate in Philadelphia. Will the former First Lady try to jump on the Illinois Senator over his snobbish, elitist comments about rural and/or blue-collar Pennsylvanians (and other Americans)?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

You Might Say That....

The New Deal originated under Herbert Hoover.

Laissez-faire, then, was the policy dictated both by sound theory and by historical precedent. But in 1929, the sound course was rudely brushed aside. Led by President Hoover, the government embarked on what Anderson has accurately called the "Hoover New Deal." For if we define "New Deal" as an antidepression program marked by extensive governmental economic planning and intervention – including bolstering of wage rates and prices, expansion of credit, propping up of weak firms, and increased government spending (e.g., subsidies to unemployment and public works) – Herbert Clark Hoover must be considered the founder of the New Deal in America. Hoover, from the very start of the depression, set his course unerringly toward the violation of all the laissez-faire canons. As a consequence, he left office with the economy at the depths of an unprecedented depression, with no recovery in sight after three and a half years, and with unemployment at the terrible and unprecedented rate of 25 percent of the labor force.

Anyone who comes up with this vapid argument that Mr. Hoover was this lazzez-faire politician who did nothing is either a mindless idiot, state-indoctrinated (brainwashed) robot, or a contemptous liar.



Friday, April 11, 2008

A Great Day For Ron Paul

The Peace, Freedom, and Sound Money candidate campaigned Friday at his alma mater.

Earmarks

As explained by the Peace, Freedom, and Sound Money Candidate.

Imagine.......

If, over ninety years ago, we stuck to the Founding Fathers' non-interventionist foreign policy and kept our noses out of Europe:

America should have minded her own business and stayed out of the World War. If you hadn’t entered the war the Allies would have made peace with Germany in the Spring of 1917. Had we made peace then there would have been no collapse in Russia followed by Communism, no breakdown in Italy followed by Fascism, and Germany would not have signed the Versailles Treaty, which has enthroned Nazism in Germany. If America had stayed out of the war, all these ‘isms’ wouldn’t to-day be sweeping the continent of Europe and breaking down parliamentary government, and if England had made peace early in 1917, it would have saved over one million British, French, American, and other lives.

Those were the words of Winston Churchill in 1936.

Unfortunately, however, ol' Winston conspired with FDR to get our country back into the European war.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Well, Folks, Here's A Comment On....

The sad state of affairs as far as this year's presidential campaign is concerned:

This leaves us with what the 2008 presidential election has become: a plebiscite on political correctness. Are we to elect a "woman" or a "black" as president, or are we to continue electing "old, white men" to this office? Minds that have been conditioned by government schools and television to awaken or go to sleep on cue, will be asked to stumble into voting booths to select the image - not principles - that best suits them. Keep in mind that this process will have absolutely nothing to do with how the government will operate: that decision was made a long time ago by the corporate owners of the Establishment. The election will be as relevant to your life as the outcome of an "American Idol" contest. The upcoming "debates" will be as empty-headed as the inquiries made of beauty contestants: "if you had but one wish, . . ."

This makes one wish that states start seceding from the union---due haste.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008

Is This Administration....

Jonesing for a war with Iran?

The "Great" Society

Just another indictment of just another failure on the part of The State.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Why In Sam Hill...........

Is this country still occupying Germany and Japan after more than six decades?

Let's hope he really can explain what interests require us to maintain troops in Germany and Japan 63 years after the end of the war. What exactly is the purpose of those troops? Are we expecting the Mongols to descend on Japan? Does he expect the Cossacks will ride across the plains to attack Europe? Does he think that two of the greatest economic powers on Earth – Japan and Europe – are too poor to defend themselves? The old boy is living in the past.
When American politicians talk about strategic interests, they are talking about just what I called it, manure. We have no strategic interests in the Middle East whatsoever. We wish to buy oil there. Last time I checked, those countries that produce oil were selling it to any country willing to buy it, whether that country had troops in the area or not. Since oil isn't edible, there's not a heck of a lot you can do with it if you don't sell it.

Hey, Senator McDoubletalk, why are you pretending to be an expert?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Pro Libertate: The Dollar Falls, The Predators Awaken

Pro Libertate: The Dollar Falls, The Predators Awaken


Our monetary system, still one more victim of one of the worst periods in American history, the Progressive Era (which to degree brought fascism to America).

The Words of Senator McMussolini....

That is, Senator McCain, and Lew Rockwell's take.

The Ron Paul Video Theatre, Lower Level

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