Oct 192014
 

Tomorrow night the Metropolitan Opera will begin the New York premier of the new production of John Adams’s 1991 opera, The Death of Klinghoffer. I have written about this previously. The opera is based on the true story of the 1985 hijacking of cruise ship Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists and the murder of an elderly American passenger Leon Klinghoffer. Some people have ignorantly labeled the opera “anti-Semitic” and “racist,” which it is not. Sadly, there has been a push not only to protest the performances but to have them shut down completely. The anti-free speech crowd, however, did succeed in getting the HD simulcasts canceled so that those people who can’t travel to New York or afford to attend such performances could nevertheless view it on HD. Now they can’t, because of the selfishness and intolerance of political activists who apparently don’ t have the time to think things through. Only an ignoramus could possibly claim that this opera “glorifies terrorism,” as some people have suggested.

“Insiders” have informed Norman Lebrecht of Slippeddisc.com that “trouble is expected Monday night. Police will be on standby. Big demonstration expected on Amsterdam Ave. . . . If there is an interruption in the audience the cause will be found and removed. If necessary the music will be stopped and resumed after disturbance removed. High security in house.”

The “trouble” is not going to be caused by Islamists or Palestinian activists, but by intolerant people who allegedly “support” Israel. Among the protesters who probably won’t cause any trouble will be former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Now there’s someone who has been well-liked at LewRockwell.com, that’s for sure. We will see protesters with signs saying what a “racist” and “anti-Semitic” opera Klinghoffer is.

The critics cite speech within the opera in which some of the characters make anti-Jewish remarks, so they conclude that the entire opera is “anti-Semitic” and “racist,” and this is the main reason why they want the entire production shut down. Should we then ban To Kill a Mockingbird and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from libraries because those books use the word “n**ger,” a.k.a the “n-word”? Should we take Blazing Saddles DVDs out of stores and off Amazon.com? And by the way, do these protesters ever want to ban the operas by viciously anti-Semitic composer Richard Wagner? Hmmm?

Of course they don’t want to censor those things, because this isn’t about “racism” or “anti-Semitism.” It’s about Israel. “How dare you criticize or question Israel, or challenge the official narrative regarding Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict!” God forbid these people so offended might ever protest Israel’s slaughter of thousands of innocent civilians in Gaza, or the settlers taking Palestinian lands and homes, or would ever discuss how institutionalized racism is in Israel. Oh, but for some reason, the topic of Israel is so sensitive and delicate, we dare not discuss it, or present a musical drama associated with it that’s not in line with the politically correct mainstream mythology of the Land of Israel.

The offended ones who not only protest but want to censor and shut down a performance of a musical work remind me of the Islamic crazies who go after artists for drawing “Allah” in unflattering ways. C’mon, folks, it’s only an opera. These people really confirm for me that our culture’s decline can be seen not in some work of music depicting a terrorist hijacking but in the fact that political correctness and intolerance is definitely on the rise.

Oct 182014
 

Well, the State-stenographers are already beginning to discuss the idea of selective treatment for Ebola patients. Last night on the CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley interviewed his chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook, a gastroenterologist. Pelley said that several hospital administrators told him that “if they had a critically ill Ebola patient, they might withhold heroic, life-saving measures in order to protect their own staff.” First of all, who the hell are these “administrators”? I can see how medical bureaucrats do not seem to understand that physicians and other medical staff are trained to treat seriously ill and contagious patients, and are supposed to understand the risks involved in being around diseased people, even with something as serious as Ebola. If they aren’t willing to accept those risks, then they probably should not be in that line of work, period.

But thanks to the decline in ethics these days, now they’re saying that they will withhold treatment altogether because of the risks involved. The “doctor” on stage, Dr. LaSpook, I mean, LaPook, then responded to Pelley’s points by saying that medical ethicists are now discussing whether or not to administer dialysis on such patients, discussing “end of life” issues, etc. Hmmm. Even without reference to ObamaCare they are talking “death panels,” and so on. So, for all you diehard sheeple out there, you might want to reconsider making fun of those who have referred to “death panels.” And these will not be families discussing “end of life issues” with their sick loved ones — no, these will be government doctors, because with Amerika’s own version of SovietCare, all doctors (except for the underground, i.e. ethical ones) will be government doctors.

The current Rulers’ views on “end of life” discussions can be seen in former Obama Special Advisor for Health Policy, Ezekiel Emanuel, who believes in “allocating and rationing” of medical care. But these guys want the government to be in full control of the goods and services being “allocated and rationed.” (Yeah, that sure worked out in the Soviet Union, don’t you know!) And former Obama Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Donald Berwick also believes in government-rationing of health care services. Most LaSpooky of them all, the current Obama “Science Czar,” John Holdren, who believes that trees should have the same legal rights as humans, and who believes that a born baby will “ultimately develop into a human being,” had written a book endorsing various government-imposed measures for population control. Yes, these are our Rulers, folks.

Now, I’m sure the diehard sheeple out there will not think it too absurd that such government doctors at these government-funded medical facilities might actually base their imposed “end of life” decisions on a patient’s age, disability, or usefulness to the community as Dr. Emanuel has proposed. But we are talking about government doctors and bureaucrats but I repeat myself. Members of the political class, in other words. And the political class is an entirely State apparatus, in which those who believe in independence, who dissent from the Regime are to be weeded out. We’re seeing this every day now in the news, from Obama’s tyrannical IRS, his war on the Press and whistleblowers, and the intolerance from MSM propagandists, etc. So with Ebola, just which patients who are in need of treatment will be saved by government doctors? Tea Party conservatives? Gun owners? Homeschoolers? (Yeah, right.)

Oct 162014
 

Besides the Justina Pelletier case, there probably have been many cases throughout the U.S. of local hospitals/medical researchers providing “less than the highest quality medical care” for their child patients, and then calling over CPS/DCF to seize the child from the parents (for the very likely purposes of using the children as guinea pigs for human experimentation in developing new drugs for Big Pharma and receiving federal funds, etc.), and then imposing gag orders on the parents so they can’t even tell their story to others.

A more recent case seems to be that of Melissa Diegel whose two daughters, 12-year-old Kayla and 10-year-old Hannah, were kidnapped by CPS in Arizona on behalf of Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Most recently, Hannah might possibly be in critical condition due to her chronic asthma condition for which she needs an inhaler and an epipen which apparently have been withheld from her by the “doctors.”

And this seems to be an extremely rampant problem in Arizona, according to this lengthy update by Health Impact News.

As I have stated before, when “doctors” call for government agents to seize children away from their families and forcibly change course on medical care against parents’ wishes, such doctors are criminals, in my view. And if ObamaCare fascism remains as established policy, we can expect many more Doctors Mengele in charge (and more profits for Big Pharma based on illicit research and a lust for federal funds).

Oct 162014
 

It appears that a major radio personality actually agrees with my speculation that certain elements amongst those who rule over us might actually want to harm us, and that includes using biological warfare, such as Ebola. Talk radio host Michael Savage pointed out the absurdity of sending 4,000 U.S. troops into those western Africa countries in which thousands are dying, supposedly from Ebola. Of course some of those soldiers will get infected and possibly spread the virus here in the U.S. when they return. But while thousands are dying supposedly of Ebola in Africa, hundreds of thousands there are dying of malaria, and hundreds of thousands of people are dying each year of seasonal flu, both facts according to this Guardian article.

But the denial in the clueless MSM that Obama and his minions would possibly intentionally try to cause harm to Americans was expressed by Jake Tapper of CNN, in which he responded to Michael Savage’s remarks by stating, “It’s hard to even know where to start with that one – the idea that the president wants to infect soldiers and then Americans. It’s so unhinged, we should probably not bother dignifying it with fact-checking.”

No, God forbid news reporters would ever check facts, and history, such as the history of how past politicians and Rulers have operated. We need not know anything about Mao, Stalin, FDR and LBJ, of course. But in this case, with the detention camps that the gubmint already has set up for those disobedient types who “question authority,” etc, there perhaps doesn’t even need to be an Ebola outbreak, only the fear and panic over a threatened outbreak, in which the brainwashed sheeple who love their Rulers will plead and beg the Rulers to jail those who do not comply with orders to quarantine at the very first sign of a sniffle, and jail those (such as Michael Savage) who openly criticize the Dear Leader.

By the way, here is a video excerpt from an interview of the late Larry Grathwohl, the FBI informant who described his experiences as a Weather Underground infiltrator and the kinds of things those PhD-holding pothead commies were actually conjuring up. The Weather Underground, as many already know, is the organization of admitted terrorist bomber Bill Ayers, a close confidant of our current White House Dictator. This was apparently filmed around 1982, but the discussed meetings occurred around the late 1960s.

The Government Cult

 Posted by at 1:09 pm
Oct 132014
 

Here is a video with Larken Rose explaining how statism is a cult, how faith in the State is a religious faith and the State is the people’s god.

Warning: Some of the video clips used in here contain graphic violence, including police beating up on people, and other perhaps more gruesome images of the State’s horrors against humankind, and some of those things might make some people uncomfortable. Actually, the general message of stating quite clearly and frankly the truth of what the State really is might make some people uncomfortable.

Oct 122014
 

Radley Balko discusses the DOJ’s claiming to have the right to fabricate Facebook pages of actual people using their names without their knowledge or consent.

WND with an article about a government-persecuted Marine vet, Brandon Raub, fighting back against a mental health screener who labeled Raub “paranoid” based on Facebook postings which were critical of the Regime.

Judge Andrew Napolitano criticizes the feds’ unconstitutional, criminal spying on innocent Americans.

Norman Solomon and Marcy Wheeler discuss the feds’ war against James Risen and whistleblowers.

Kenneth Schortgen comments on Connecticut’s suspending of the U.S. Constitution over Ebola.

Joe Wolverton says that Arizona’s Prop 122 pushes back federal overreach.

Ryan McMaken writes about the politics of secession, regional net taxpayers, and net tax receivers.

WND with an article on thousands of pastors defying the IRS.

James Bovard discusses the Pentagon’s whitewashing the Vietnam massacres on its Vietnam War 50th Anniversary website.

Nima Shirazi discusses American airstrikes and the universal language of force.

William Grigg writes about some people’s “final solution” to the “Muslim problem.”

Wendy McElroy states that libertarianism is neither religious nor atheist.

Jacob Hornberger says that FDR should have been impeached for Pearl Harbor.

Justin Raimondo reminds us of the past warmongering progressives that modern day progressives would rather forget (or deny existed).

Patrick Krey reviews James Ostrowski’s book on the progressivism that is destroying America.

Oct 112014
 

A few years ago Gov. Jesse Ventura did some shows on the feds’ fusion centers and FEMA camps, which included his discovery of hundreds of thousands of coffins being stored at an outside facility supposedly maintained by the feds. Alex Jones covered that extensively as well. (Videos at end of this post.) Of course, the skeptics out there immediately dismiss any such suggestions of intentional disease-spreading as “conspiracy promoting nutjobs,” etc. But we already know full well what a totalitarian nightmare ObamaCare will be when it will be fully implemented, with the “doctors” being urged by the HHS to report on patients who own guns and/or who express “anti-government” views, and so on. We know that the NSA and FBI have been spying on and blackmailing, and intimidating fellow Americans for the sake of suppressing political dissent, and they’ve been doing this for decades and decades, with J. Edgar Hoover leading the way for many years. Now there are many J. Edgars in the U.S. government.

And then there’s the IRS scandal, interfering with Tea Partiers’ attempts at tax-exempt activism. And with the drooling drug warriors’ murdering or jailing innocent drug users has been the national security state’s calling everybody who isn’t a terrorist a “terrorist,” such as religious Christians, those who believe in individual liberty, preppers and survivalists, gun owners, as well as “constitutionalists” and others who are critical of the Regime.

Speaking of gun owners, many activists want to either disarm civilian gun owners or make them register their guns. As Stephen Halbrook pointed out, the Nazis made good use of gun registration as soon as Herr Hitler became German Chancellor, in order to disarm the Jews. Now, I’m not saying that those who want to disarm other Americans are “Nazis,” but sadly the ones doing the disarming really are much more dangerous than the ones being disarmed, in my view. Many people have been driven toward gun registration as a way of “preventing another Sandy Hook,” even though the Sandy Hook school shooter had obtained legally-owned and legally-registered guns from his mother. The Aurora theater shooter’s guns were also legally owned, so obviously whether guns are “legal” or “registered” or not doesn’t matter. However, after the Sandy Hook shooting, the governor of Connecticut Dannel Malloy signed the strictest gun control law in the country, despite Connecticut’s already being in the top two or three of the strictest (i.e. most oppressive) gun control states in the U.S.

And now, Gov. Malloy has acted as hysterically with the Ebola panic as he has been acting since Sandy Hook, by signing an executive order declaring Connecticut a “state of emergency” with Ebola, even though no one in Connecticut has been diagnosed with Ebola.

The state of emergency in Connecticut “gives the commissioner of the state Department of Public Health the authority to quarantine and isolate people whom the commissioner ‘reasonably believes has been exposed to the Ebola virus’,” according to NECN. Hmmm. Trust a government bureaucrat (and her enforcers) with the power to forcibly isolate people? Now, does that mean they will just make the “suspects” stay in their homes? Or does it mean take the people away and put them in some “public health facility,” i.e. prison camp? I know, I know, with the preceding paragraphs I’m sounding like a “paranoid right-wing conspiracy nut,” but these days, I’m not too sure. Most people reading this know who Ezekiel Emanuel, John Holdren and Donald Berwick are. Yup. They’re those Obama healthcare crackpots. The whole federal government and many state governments and local city governments are really filled with those kinds of crackpots now.

So anyway, I have found these videos which are of Gov. Jesse Ventura with Alex Jones as they check out some of the FEMA camps, the detention facilities with barbed wire facing inward, and the massive stacks and stacks of coffins. Here is Part 1, but I will post Parts 2 and 3 here. In Part 2, around 13:50 Ventura and Jones visit one of those facilities and talk to a bureaucrat. In Part 3, at about 3:00 they discover the coffins, after which in the next few minutes there is an explanation which you can see could link all this to the current Ebola fiasco. This might freak some people out, but chances are, I’m sure these videos will be taken down because of “copyright” complaints.

Part 2:

Part 3:

Ebola, Quarantines, etc.

 Posted by at 12:58 pm
Oct 092014
 

Well, some libertarians such as Walter Block seem to be in disagreement with me on the Ebola situation regarding voluntary vs. involuntary quarantine of people with or suspected of having Ebola. Becky Akers shares my concerns, and she points out her past article on what U.S. gov did with Andrew Speaker in 2007, the persecuted TB carrier. And John Keller makes some great points regarding private property rights to resolve those issues. Ryan McMaken also points out the private property solution as well as points out how the U.S. gov has bumbled several other contagious disease situations. And he also linked to an article by Robert Murphy on how the free market would handle quarantines. And Butler Shaffer discusses why the U.S. gov would want to actually patent the Ebola virus. Also, Robert Wenzel had posted this post on how you can and can’t get Ebola. By the way the gubmint now wants to screen airline passengers by taking their temperatures, but Washington’s blog points out how that will be useless.

A New Ron Paul Speech

 Posted by at 12:46 pm
Oct 082014
 

Ron Paul spoke to the Liberty Political Action Conference last month and here is that great speech. Dr. Paul promotes peace, voluntaryism, secession, and freedom. (So naturally, the authoritarians, fascists, chickenhawks, drug warriors, police staters, progressives and communists sorry for the redundancy, voted against him.) I am not big on “political action” conferences, because “political” action is in the category of force and coercion, but whatever. And by the way, if Ron Paul wants to run for President again, I will do the same kinds of blog posts and articles as I did during his 2012 campaign to promote his ideas and principles — those of the aforementioned freedom, secession, peace and voluntaryism opposed by and “booed” by most masochistic, sheeple Americans — and I will again post links to his articles and past speeches, his books and I will try to post videos of his interviews and speeches.

Oct 082014
 

Philip Giraldi has this article on the Israel-Firster dangerous neocon Ted Cruz, who wants to bomb the hell out of Iran for no good reason. With some of the information Giraldi provides about Cruz, one might think that Cruz could be described as “Ted Cruz (R–Israel).” That’s just my own interpretation.

But here are just 3 reasons why I don’t think Ted Cruz will get the Republican nomination for President in 2016 (unless it’s President of Israel):

1. He’s too shrill. No one wants to listen to that for 4 or 8 years. It’s like listening to someone letting the air out of a balloon. Yech.

2. Too many Democrats and Independents will go into states’ Republican primaries to vote against Ted Cruz, because they don’t want another George W. Bush-like “Christian Crusader” to do even worse things overseas than Bush did.

3. He’s too shrill. Can you imagine Cruz as a guest on with Mark Levin? That would be a whine-fest, a helium party we have never heard before on radio. The two of them might actually float away if they’re not careful.

By the way, Philip Giraldi has also written about a certain wing of evangelism in the U.S. military, with officers and soldiers handing out Bibles, holding prayer breakfasts, and their proselytizing, etc. And then he had a follow-up article on that.

Conclusion: “Remember in November” when you don’t vote!

Oct 082014
 

John W. Whitehead asks, Should we just follow orders? And gives rules of engagement for resisting the police state.

James Bamford writes again about the NSA.

Julia Amalia Heyer discusses Israel’s arbitrary arrests of Palestinian minors.

Jacob Hornberger points out why ISIS isn’t beheading Swiss citizens.

Kurt Nimmo has this piece on a leading German journalist who believes that the mainstream media are owned by the CIA and they are propagandizing for world war. (i.e. they’re nuts.)

William Grigg writes about Chris Kyle, Clint Eastwood, and a film trailer Heimlich Himmler would admire.

Aaron Dykes with an article on the Council on Foreign Relations who says that for 2016, candidates must build an ‘integrated’ North America.

David Gordon of the Mises Institute reviews a book on money by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames.

Thomas DiLorenzo writes about the myth of “national unity” as in Northern opposition to Lincoln’s war on independence.

Peter Dale Scott discusses the hidden government group linking JFK, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and 9/11.

Oct 072014
 

Several emailers responded to my post on the Ebola panic, some people agreeing with my points and some others disagreeing. One accused me of being insensitive to the situation of a possible epidemic or pandemic, and I understand that so I apologize if I have seemed insensitive. I just happen to be against involuntary quarantine, confinements, imprisonment of any people who have not harmed anyone. Most people who know they have Ebola would probably self-quarantine, in my view. The situation is different now than it was in decades past, as far as advances made in medical treatments and in prevention. The Ebola outbreak in Africa is escalating continuously now because the conditions over there are extremely unfavorable to the health of the general population. Such conditions involve sanitation, water and sewage infrastructure, and malnutrition. Such general conditions are much more favorable in the U.S. than the conditions in Africa. So far, anyway, I am still more concerned about the hysteria and panic than I am about Ebola.

Another aspect that is different now than decades ago is the power and strength of governments here, federal, state and local, in which the bureaucrats and their enforcers now have phenomenally much more power than they did in years past, and such multiplying government jobs have attracted the lowest of the low, the power-grabbers, oath-breakers, usurpers and psychopaths. The attitude now for many of them is “Never let a crisis go to waste,” to fulfill their lust for control over the lives of others. You can say, “What a right-wing, paranoid conspiracy nut” if you want to, but to some of the emailers who wrote about their fear of losing their children to Ebola because of irresponsible infected people going out in public, I would point out the many, many “Melissa Harris-Perry” types who are out there to whom you really could lose your kids. We know that from all the CPS and DCF horror stories now, what’s going on in the public schools, and if there might be an Ebola crisis in the U.S. those family-hating fascists are ready to take advantage of it. I could be way off, of course, and that might not be the case. But we saw the zeal of the child-snatchers in the Justina Pelletier case and there have now been quite a few other similar cases, in addition to all the police- and “first-responder”–related horror stories.

And my other issue is, aside from those who may actually be diagnosed with Ebola after having tested positive for it, there may be many people who might be “suspected” of having it. Should we forcibly quarantine them, too? Should we demand their blood to have it tested? What if someone is suspected but doesn’t want to give his blood to the “officials”? Should we forcibly take his blood? We know now that the vampires of the police state are taking innocent people’s blood and putting it into government databases. It is something to be concerned about.