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Month: July 2017

Some More Misc. Items

Ryan McMaken says that the U.S. is not “One Nation,” and it never was.

Thomas DiLorenzo on the second American Independence Day that almost was.

Gary North didn’t celebrate the Fourth of July.

Zero Hedge with an article on New York Times forced to retract “17 intelligence agencies” lie about Russian hacking, and an article on former AG Loretta Lynch with new details on Lynch’s dealings with the Hillary campaign.

Claire Bernish on former CIA agent John Kiriakou discussing apathy, torture, and the perilous state of dissent in USSA.

Derrick Broze with videos and an article on CIA testifying about their evil torture.

Justin Raimondo says that Trump was elected by anti-interventionist voters, yet he seems not to know it.

Sheldon Richman on the American way of war.

Jonathan Marshall says that at FBI, Mueller oversaw post-9/11 abuses.

Matt Agorist on the recordings that reveal FBI urging a patsy to carry out a mass shooting to “defend Islam.”

And Mollie Hemingway says that the FBI’s briefing on the GOP baseball shooting couldn’t have been more bizarre.

The Latest in Twilight Zone Amerika

It’s amazing how worked up some people are getting in reaction to Donald Trump’s tweeting. His tweets directed at Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough were hysterical, in my view. And his cartoonish video of him beating up someone in a business suit with the CNN logo superimposed like Trump was beating up CNN — oooh, that’s bad. That’s so “unpresidential.” (Grow up, as Joan Rivers would say.)

Some people post or write something “offensive,” but when people on the left do the same thing, that’s okay? But now, Kathy Griffin got criticized for her depiction of Trump with his head chopped off like she’s an ISIS follower. I had no idea who Kathy Griffin was until this. And the “Shakespeare in the Park” play Julius Caesar depicted Trump as being assassinated. On Salem Radio, Mike Gallagher was fuming over that, and he suggested that maybe such a play shouldn’t be allowed or protected by the First Amendment.

No, of course that’s protected speech. It’s just a dramatization, Mr. Gallagher. No need to panic. No need to be a snowflake. I think that maybe Gallagher is a little more sensitive than the average talk radio personality. In fact, just today he was talking about his miserable little schlep of a dog, Rory with all her medical problems. I think he mentioned installing a wheelchair ramp for her. I feel bad for that poor dog.

Speaking of tweeting, Justin Raimondo retweeted Ann Coulter retweeting a “sadfleck” tweet about Vice.com disabling archiving services of their web pages, including the Wayback Machine, which Vice says are “right-wing archiving websites.” Vice is doing this as part of their “taking a stand against Racism, Bigotry and Islamophobia.” They explain that they are doing this because those writing about Vice, citing and linking to Vice articles for criticism and so on are doing so without giving Vice “a chance to update, remove or edit” their Vice articles i.e. removing the evidence against them that people are citing to show what irrational morons they are.

Vice expresses concern about “Xenophobia, Racism, and Sexism,” that is, how people think and what people believe about this or that, but I don’t see much on Vice.com about Donald Trump’s (formerly Obama’s) drone bombing in Yemen and Syria and Iraq mainly murdering innocent civilians. And when it comes to Muslims, on Vice’s homepage I see an an article titled, “Young Muslims talk about the first time they got wasted.” So articles mainly about sexual deviancy and drugs. It’s not a “news and commentary” website, obviously.

Frankly, I couldn’t care less about what ignorant things people think or say about race or other group identities. People have a right to freedom of thought and conscience, and a right to think and believe whatever they think and believe, even when we think they are wrong. The authoritarian fascists on the left don’t seem to understand that. However, there are a lot of authoritarian fascists on the other side who get all emotional if someone burns a flag or if Christians get discriminated against in “public schools.” (The answer to that last issue is to de-monopolize and privatize all the schools. Duh.)

So, while I think that ignorant people have a right to think or say something about me because of my being white, they don’t have a right to actually do something to me based on that. And the same thing goes with my being Jewish. I just heard Hugh Hewitt on the radio this morning promoting an event he is doing with Dennis Prager, “Ask a Jew.” I don’t know, whatever. I guess Prager is an expert on all things Jewish.

Speaking of all things Jewish, Walter Block has this article today asking all the Jews worldwide to vote in the Israeli election (apparently, anyone Jewish can vote in this election, even those outside of Israel) for libertarian candidate Rafi Farber for the Knesset. Farber is a Rothbardian and an “anarcho-libertarian,” according to Walter Block. But I digress.

Back to Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager and the other Salem Radio talk show personalities. Unfortunately, while those radio talkers criticize the people on the left such as the aforementioned Vice and CNN as irrational and authoritarian, they themselves are quite authoritarian. In fact, I think that all the Salem talk hosts are more authoritarian, militaristic and police-statist in their views than other “conservative” radio personalities such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. (I listen to them all, I can’t stand them but I listen to them, because I’ve been a talk radio addict since the 1980s, oh, well.)

To them, “patriotism” is synonymous with authoritarianism and militarism, it seems to me. When Colin Kaepernick didn’t want to stand for the Pledge of Obedience, and when Gary Johnson pointed out a moral equivalence between Syrian civilians killed by Assad (or ISIS) and civilians killed by U.S. forces (such as in their bombing of a civilian hospital), Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt were literally huffing and puffing.

One might make a slight exception for Larry Elder in the Salem talkers’ authoritarianism, such as in his promoting genuinely free markets in health care as Rand Paul has been trying to do. The other Salem radio hosts have been promoting RepubliCare, the current bill that attempts to replace socialized medicine with socialized medicine. (Hugh Hewitt has been the worst propagandist pushing this RepubliCare. He is ghastly, in my view.) But Larry Elder is a very big supporter of government police, and is just another neocon. In this post Charles Burris shows Larry Elder’s recent “Prager University” video, “deceptive and disingenuous” “Pravda-like neocon propaganda” as Burris puts it, a video which asks if JFK would have been a Democrat or a Republican now. Burris explains how this picture of John F. Kennedy as a Cold Warrior at his death was not accurate, as JFK had become much more pro-peace, promoting talks with Russia and nuclear disarmament prior to his death.

A lot of these neocons say they’re “pro-life,” yet they endorse targeting innocent civilians for death, such as the atom bombing of Japan as well as the fire bombings against civilian populations during World War II and other times.

Here is a recent article by former U.S. State Department diplomat Peter van Buren discussing the civilian deaths caused by U.S. government aggressions throughout the Middle East as well as World War II and Vietnam and elsewhere.

In my view, the True Believers in “American Exceptionalism” are conditioned to rationalize murder and mass murder as “collateral damage,” or other propagandish terms. As mentioned above regarding the killing of civilians in Syria, the rationalist True Believers are moral relativists. (i.e., if you really believe in absolute morality, then you’d believe that it’s immoral to target or kill ANY innocent human beings, period!) Such True Believers are just as brainwashed in their ideologies of authoritarian State idolatry as the millennials and the people on the left seem brainwashed in their ideology of race obsession, gender obsession, ethnicity obsession and homosexuality obsession.

Too bad those on the left do not seem concerned about our government’s slaughter of innocents abroad over the years as they are concerned about “racists” and “sexists.” (I guess that lack of concern is why they are “pro-choice.”)

And finally, speaking of neocons masquerading as libertarians, it seems that Austin Petersen is leaving the Libertarian Party and running for U.S. Senate as a Rethuglican. Good riddance, as far as I’m concerned. When he ran for President as an LP candidate, Petersen said that he would enforce all laws on the books, even those he disagreed with. Well! It’s nice to see someone of principle running for public office! He also promised to cut spending across the board by a whopping 1%! Ooooh, 1%! Talk about dedicated to the taxpayers! And he says, “Allow young people to opt out of Social Security.”

No, the real libertarian position is to abolish government-run Social Security and the involuntary confiscatory taxes to run such a racket. (Thank god for that “right-wing” website, the Wayback Machine.) Petersen also says that he’s against the non-aggression principle. Hence, a Rethuglican. I’m glad he has seen the light and has left the Libertarian Party (which sucks enough as it is, quite frankly).

Just one last thing about the Libertarian Party, there is a New Hampshire state representative who has announced his switch to the Libertarian Party, bringing the total number of LP members in the NH House to three. But it is not a full-time job there as it is in other more parasitic states. The Reason article states that the new LP member, Brandon Phinney, works in the “Carroll County Department of Corrections.” Yech. You know, Brandon, it would help the libertarian cause if so-called, self-described “libertarians” didn’t have actual employment by the government. Especially being a part of the whole apparatus that locks up innocent people for disobedience, i.e. disobeying unjust laws inflicted by the nanny state, the police state, and the regulatory state. Can you find something less loathsome?

What’s Trending in College and Society Today

The trends toward intolerance and fascism on college campuses are a part of society as a whole now. Centralization, bureaucratization and the politicization of education and other aspects of life have had negative effects.

In my view, the decline in the quality of education can be traced back to the imposition of the federal Department of Education. Education has literally become a part of government, starting with “public schools” which are really government-run schools. And so society in general has become a part of the government.

And at today’s colleges, many of their administrators and professors are just “Social Justice Warrior” robots, it seems. They aren’t exactly thinking people.

Sadly, the main goal of today’s SJWs is more government control over more aspects of life, including education, health care, housing, the environment and energy, as well as government control over other people, particularly those of a different viewpoint or who live a different lifestyle than the average college professor or administrator.

I think that the widespread hard-drug usage in academia for several decades has taken its toll on professors and administrators and is a partial explanation for their irrationality. The irrationality of the college elders is absolutely rubbing off on the youngins. Sending your kids to college now is like sending them off to one of the many USSA Soviet-like government agencies for indoctrination.

But the indoctrination really starts in the local government schools, the indoctrination of government worship, which has intensified even more since 9/11. Many people were caught up in the government’s post-9/11 fear-mongering and propaganda that was repeated word-for-word by the mainstream media stenographers on a daily basis. And as I have noted previously, I’m sure that being a kid growing up in post-9/11 with all that fear-mongering and propaganda is not helpful in developing a sense of reality and common sense.

So now we have the college “snowflake” phenomenon, in which many students are so fragile and delicate that they can’t emotionally handle hearing different viewpoints or just plain words or phrases that refer to the most innocent thing.

Besides the effects of fear-mongering, propaganda and government-worship in education, the prescription drugs — anti-ADHD, antidepressants, anti-psychotics, etc. —  that many kids are being given now have a negative effect on their brains, on their neurotransmitters, and the drugs affect the young people’s moods, their thinking abilities and choices.

And the vaccines that kids are given are also having a bad effect on the brain, quite frankly. As Dr. Julian Whitaker pointed out, “American infants and children are recommended to receive 14 different vaccines, administered in a whopping 49 doses, all before age six. Forty-nine!” And all that is in addition to the junk food, processed foods with food dyes and other additives and preservatives kids (and adults) consume on a daily basis that affect people’s thinking and their moods.

So, in my view there are good sociological and chemical explanations for the irrationality on the college campuses these days, and among “adults” in society in general.

More recent examples of college irrationality: As Campus Reform reports, a Trinity College professor shared a Medium article suggesting that white victims of shootings should be left for dead, because they are “bigots.” The professor who shared the article wrote comments such as, “It is patently clear we black folks in U.S. have no rights that the white supremacy governing apparatus is willing to protect.”

It is unfortunate that college campuses all across America have so many ignoramuses such as this one “teaching” the young people. Obviously the professors are just as brainwashed as the young people now about race.

I really don’t mean to pick on some ol’ professor, but many of them are like this. And by “them,” I don’t mean “black professors,” I mean those of ALL races and ethnic heritages, black, white, Asian, Hispanic, etc.

Look, professor, if you want to talk about “supremacy,” what we have in America now is government supremacy, not racial supremacy. Activists and organizations pray to the government to do this and that for them, at other people’s expense. And as far as his statement, “we black folks in U.S. have no rights that the white supremacy governing apparatus…” the real supremacy is actually what many black people have been supporting: the government, whose policies such as minimum wage and regulations are used by the government supremacists to keep black people at the bottom of the economic ladder.

And we now have “diversity administrators” at colleges and universities. Not diversity in thought and ideas, but diversity in skin color and ethnicity. What matters to people of irrationality are superficial aspects of people, like their appearance and gender. (But I thought that those things were not supposed to matter. Nope.)

As far as thoughts and opinions go, the hystericals nitpick on little words or phrases that someone might harmlessly utter. For an example of that kind of irrationality, there was a “diversity conference” recently, in which the attendees discussed “implicit bias” in people’s thinking, such as in hiring for jobs. Implicit bias is said to be responsible for phenomena such as the “average height of a male Fortune 500 CEO (being) above the average height of the typical U.S. male,” according to the College Fix.

They’re nuts, as far as I’m concerned.

And regarding the nitpicking aspects of this “triggering” crap that most people would have thought totally absurd when I was in college 35 years ago, the University of Florida wants students to take into account the “emotional risks” of an event. Students have to now worry about “‘sensitive subject matter,’ ‘reaction of participants,’ and ‘potential controversy’,” according to The Blaze.

I am not. Making. This. Up

And speaking of accusations of “white supremacists,” the irrational kooks at Linfield College in Oregon are calling their college’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty “white supremacists” and “terrorists,” according to Reason. Now events that were to be held by those free-thinking youths are being cancelled by the college’s “diversity” fascists. The main crime was their setting up a table with a “free speech ball” that people could write on. Well, someone drew this supposedly alt-right frog character called Pepe, and, well, oooh, someone drew a god**mn frog! (Doh!)

As Walter Williams has said in several columns now, perhaps now is the time to stop sending donations to your alma mater. Ya think?

And the Orwellian protesters who call themselves “antifa” or anti-fascist are against freedom of speech and diversity in thoughts, ideas, and opinions. They believe in intolerance.

Outside the USSA, the U.S. government-backed Kiev city council has decided to rename a street after a Nazi who participated in ethnic cleansing activities during World War II. According to Ynet News, “Edward Dolinsky, one of the leaders of the Jewish community in Ukraine, said: ‘Is it possible to measure the depth of a moral decline? It is not easy when there are cases where the decline is so deep that it cannot be measured…'”

Exactly, Edward. Just walk onto any college campus in the USSA now.

And speaking of intolerance, according to The Daily Sheeple, Germany is raiding people’s homes and stealing their stuff in the name of modern fascist intolerance. “It’s like some lessons are never learned. In a coordinated campaign across 14 states, the German police raided the homes of 36 people accused of hateful postings over social media, including ‘threats,’ ‘coercion,’ and ‘incitement to racism.’ The goal of these raids was the confiscation of the ‘hate posters’ Internet connection devices, according to a press release from the German federal police (BKA).”

So, not only in USSA are intolerance, irrationality, government supremacy, SJW brainwashing, and anti-free speech bigotry trending now, but in other countries like Ukraine and Germany as well.

There are no safe spaces now. I feel so triggered, I think I’ll go have lunch.