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Month: August 2017

Amerika Is “The Twilight Zone”

I have gone through my many-bookmarked items and here are some of the more important ones lately to catch up on:

Alfred McCoy on the CIA and why not to entrust our security with “Big Brother”

Melissa Dykes shows how CIA-inspired program of professional, paid provocateurs and agitators at riots has been going on for over 50 years.

Stefan Molyneux interviews Dinesh D’Souza on leftist fascism.

Laurence Vance with questions about Medicaid that are never asked.

Robert Higgs discusses single payer food insurance.

James Bovard discusses Ruby Ridge lessons for fighting right-wing extremism.

Nina Burleigh says the North Korea missile claims are a “hoax.”

Sheldon Richman says that Donald Trump’s “fire and fury” wouldn’t be the first for North Korea.

Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams discuss the war industry profits from the North Korea crisis.

Charles Burris details how the CIA bamboozled the public for 70 years.

Seymour Hersh says that Russia-gate is a CIA-planted lie, revenge against Trump.

Philip Giraldi on the strange case of Imran Awan (Debbie Schlepperman Schultz’s IT guy run amok), and on groupthink at the CIA.

Janet Phelan discusses what a racket the NSA is.

Zero Hedge on FOIA dump reveals collusion among Loretta Lynch, FBI and media to bury Bill Clinton meeting.

Justin Raimondo on Robert Mueller, conspiracy theorist, and the exit of Steve Bannon from the White House: the revolution betrayed.

Edward Curtin reviews David Ray Griffin’s book on the truth about 9/11.

News from Antiwar.com: federal court dismisses U.S. veterans’ lawsuit over burn pits.

News from Antiwar.com: U.S. military battles Syrian rebels armed by CIA.

News from Antiwar.com: U.S. airstrikes kill at least 43 civilians in Syria’s Raqqa.

News from Antiwar.com: U.S. military airstrikes kill many more civilians in just 48 hours.

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers say, Close all U.S. military bases on foreign soil.

Wendy McElroy says, Do not help U.S. cops seize your assets.

Radley Balko says that public choice theory is crucial to understanding the criminal justice system.

Jacob Hornberger says that immigration controls violate the libertarian non-aggression principle. And he also writes about the JFK assassination in Part 1 and Part 2.

Andrew Napolitano discusses sanctuary cities and the rule of law.

Murray Rothbard on violence and how it’s different from market exchange.

Jeff Deist discusses the subsidiarity principle of decentralization.

Brion McClanahan on secession and CalExit.

Walter Block refutes the “free rider” argument against free-market defense.

Ryan McMaken on repealing a lot more than ObamaCare.

Paul Craig Roberts explains how we know the “Civil” War was not over slavery.

Tom Woods on the campaign to purge the web of conservative and libertarian websites.

WND with an article on the idiocy of “white shaming.”

The Daily Bell has 5 articles on the State taking away parents’ rights.

Gary Kohls discusses Big Pharma’s lucrative over-vaccination agendas.

More news from antiwar.com: Israel destroys Palestinian schools donated by the EU.

And Stella Morabito on whether the post-Charlottesville nervous breakdown was deliberately induced.

Personal Issues

I would like to write more frequently, but I’ve been trying to address some personal matters. I know that there are readers out there, and I know that there are people who like my writing (because some of you have written to tell me that, and thanks!). Eventually I may have to add a donate tab to the blog here. Thanks for reading!

The Rioters and Thugs of “Antifa” Want a Police State to Enslave the Workers

The Washington Post actually had an honest headline: “Black-clad antifa attack peaceful right wing demonstrators in Berkeley.” They have made it perfectly clear that the antifa are the violent aggressors, while their victims the “right wing demonstrators” are peaceful. So finally the mainstream media are being less propagandistic and more accurate. I hope it continues.

The Post notes: “A pepper-spray wielding Trump supporter was smacked to the ground with homemade shields. Another was attacked by five black-clad antifas, each windmilling kicks and punches into a man desperately trying to protect himself. A conservative group leader retreated for safety behind a line of riot police as marchers chucked water bottles, shot off pepper spray and screamed ‘fascist go home!'”

The Post continues: “antifa protesters — armed with sticks and shields, and clad in shin pads and gloves — largely routed the security checks and by 1:30 p.m. police reportedly left the security line at the Center Street and Milvaia Street entrance to the park. Berkeley police chief Andrew Greenwood told the AP the decision was strategic — a confrontation was sure to spark more violence between the protesters and police.”

Robert Wenzel summarizes what has been going on (or not going on, because of cancellations) in San Francisco and Berkeley.

Wenzel features tweets by San Francisco Chronicle reporter Lizzie Johnson, such as, “The #Berkeley police have stood down. A sea of black masks as far as I can see. This is what WAS NOT supposed to happen.” And, “‘Take his camera, take his phone,’ they are shouting at a journalist.”

It is obvious that some of the activists on the Left are not genuinely anti-fascist, anti-racist, or anti-white supremacist but are just punks and hoodlums who want to exploit some of the societal conflicts going on now, and so they go out and beat people up and get away with it while their comrades in the city governments such as mayors and police chiefs unlawfully order the police to stand down (and act as aiders and abettors to thuggish violence perpetrated against peaceful innocent people).

Economics professor Thomas DiLorenzo has an article today, an open letter to incoming freshmen at colleges on the subject of fascism. DiLorenzo points out:

The truth is that fascism – named “national socialism” by the German socialists of the early twentieth century known as the “Nazis” – was always a form of socialism.   Benito Mussolini, the founder of Italian fascism, was an “international socialist” before he started calling himself a national socialist.  Nationalist socialism was content to allow private business to exist – unlike the international socialists in the Soviet Union – as long as it was directed, controlled, and micromanaged by politicians with all kinds of regulations, controls, subsidies, bailouts, and taxes.

Very few, if any, of you will run across a professor who will assign or encourage you to read the famous book, The Road to Serfdom, by Nobel prize-winning Austrian School economist F. A. Hayek, but you should make yourself a college-years bucket list and include reading this book on the list.  One of the things you would learn in the 2007 University of Chicago Press edition is that Hayek recognized that the economic policy positions of the Nazis were “full of ideas resembling those of the early socialists.”  The “dominant feature” of fascism, he wrote, was a fierce hatred and denunciation of anything capitalistic –“individual profit seeking, large-scale enterprise, banks, joint-stock companies, department stores, international finance and [private] loan capital, the system of ‘interest slavery’ in general . . .”  The Nazi economic program, wrote Hayek, was nothing less than “a violent anti-capitalistic attack.”  One of the slogans of the Nazis was in fact “the end of capitalism.”  All of the “leading men” of German and Italian fascism “from Mussolini on downward . . . began as socialists” said Hayek.

In my view, a lot of the activists on the Left who say they are panicked and triggered by this “race” and “white supremacy” stuff (which barely exists now in America) are really just using such neuroses to exploit in the name of their economic envy, resentment and covetousness. They hate “capitalism” even though they have no idea what it really is.

But really the drive is not to have a free and prosperous society for all, with respect for voluntary exchange and private property (they will be the first to complain if someone steals their stuff, their iPhone!). Really their motive is to take away from others, to bring others down, not to bring themselves up.

All the economic policies from those on the Left are examples of violence, plunder, exploitation and theft. The income tax forces workers to involuntarily have to do extra labor to serve the government. Redistributionism schemes like government grants for university parasites, Social Security and Medicare take wealth from the workers and give them to others by force. The minimum wage causes employers to cut entry-level jobs because they can’t afford the artificially higher wages, and thus minimum wage causes more unemployment. The activists’ minimum wage literally steals opportunities away from those at the bottom of the economic ladder, and mainly this affects minorities in the cities.

See my 2013 post on capitalism. I pointed out that under free-market capitalism you own yourself, your labor, and you have the freedom to voluntarily work for employers. And if you don’t like an employer or your weekly paychecks then you have the freedom to leave. Under socialism, however, the government owns the industries and property, the government owns the means of production which includes the people. Under socialism the government, not you, owns your life, your labor and the rewards of your labor. The gubmint hands out to you what the bureaucrats believe you need or are worthy of having.

Also under socialism there is no political or personal freedom. That is why most of those early Americans who insisted on a “Bill of Rights” — which recognized freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and the right to petition the government for redress of grievances, the right to protest, freedom of religion, freedom from religion, the right to self-defense, the right to keep and bear arms, the right to due process and presumption of innocence, the right to be free of invasions of property and searches without probable cause and suspicion — those same early Americans were also believers in the free market and voluntary exchange. Socialism involves involuntary impositions. That is what America has been for over a century especially with the income tax, New Deal and other enslavements.

So, in order for the government to enforce the government-imposed tax-thefts, strangling regulations and restrictions on opportunities that those on the Left constantly cry out for, there is the strengthened enforcement wing of the government: the police. So those on the Left are really for a police state. No wonder they act out their drive for violence against others in such immediate ways as we’re seeing at these riots. The “race” stuff is just a cover for all that.

The Ignorant SJW Useful Idiots

When Donald Trump tried to comment on the Charlottesville white supremacists and neo-Nazi vs. “antifa” melee, he said there was blame on all sides for the violence that occurred. He was trying to explain that while some of the white supremacists and neo-Nazis were armed with clubs and guns and looking for a fight, so were some of the “antifa” members.  But because of his extremely low intelligence level and inability to articulate actual facts correctly, he wasn’t clear on that. And for that he was falsely accused of “showing support for white supremacists and Nazis.”

And the mainstream media would not report that some antifa participants were armed with clubs also looking for a fight. Typical of the extremely dishonest, agenda-driven ignoramuses of the mainstream media.

Now, the idiots who chanted such things as “Jews will not replace us” are not helping any. In fact, I am suspicious as to their legitimacy as “neo-Nazis” and/or white supremacists, and by that I mean it is quite possible that they (among some of those others at Charlottesville) could have been paid agitators and agents provocateurs, like from FBI or similar anti-American groups to further smear supporters of freedom, free speech, individualism, etc. on behalf of the leftists.

But should I let those people’s chanting of “Jews will not replace us” bother me? No, not really. And I’m Jewish, by the way. In fact, an anguished Jew. Yes, those morons do have a right to say those stupid things if they want to.

The “Free Speech” rally in Boston was quite different than the event in Charlottesville that turned violent. I know because I was not there and wasn’t at the other one either.

But according to Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe, the Boston rally was a “free-speech rally, minus the free speech.” A small group of conservatives and libertarians, mainly, wanted to have a rally to show the importance of free speech and diversity of views, and in opposition to violence. One problem was that Mayor Marty Walsh smeared the rally organizers by implying they were racists and haters, that they were the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who invaded Charlottesville.

So, many of the so-called counter-protesters attended the event in Boston erroneously thinking they were protesting a rally for Nazis and racists, thanks to the misinformation disseminated by the ignorant Mayor Marty Walsh.

The so-called counter-protesters far outnumbered the rally-attendees, who were separated quite a distance from the larger crowd by the SJW-activists of the Boston police, and so the so-called protesters never had a chance to hear what the free speech-proponents had to say. That goes with the police at the Charlottesville event being told to stand down and let people attack each other.

On the Unz.com website, Steve Sailer quoted some comments by a “Rapparee” who attended the Boston event, who noted,

I saw two guys with an anti-Nazi & anti-Antifa sign that said nothing specific about President Trump. I chatted for a bit with a 19-year-old whose sign said “F*** Nazis, F*** Antifa, Donald Trump 2020“, hanging around at a quiet end of the common away from the commotion. He had apparently been surrounded by hundreds of angry protesters and rescued from the crowd by a team of cops…

It’s not simply that they have a lot of tattoos and piercings, but that these are peculiarly hideous in placement and form. They also dress horribly.

There was a big commotion at one point and I heard “They found one!“. Some distance away, a crowd was moving as a unit, and I heard things like “Get him! Get the Nazi! Smash Fascists!“. Closer up, I saw a frightened normal-looking guy (with no political badges of any kind) surrounded buy six or seven big cops, plowing through the crowd at high speed. After he had passed, one lass exclaimed “I got to yell at a Nazi!” as though this had made her day, but of course nobody in our part of the common had the slightest idea who the guy was, or why the mob started chasing him in the first place.

Fox News tweeted a video of an “antifa” degenerate coward hitting a lady holding an American flag and attempting to push the flag away and she goes after him.

So we have thousands and thousands of people who think like collectivists, making ignorant assumptions that some guy is a “Nazi” (because he wasn’t full of disgusting tattoos, nose pins or wearing images with the F-word like they were, apparently).

And I just wrote a major article, part of which explained the importance of presumption of innocence. (It’s so important, in fact, that I put that in bold, just so you’ll know.)

A member of Software Engineers for Liberty named Brandon Navom who participated in the Boston Free Speech rally was the victim of the ignorant stasi (who call people they know nothing about, a “Nazi”) who tweeted at Navom’s employer that he was a “Nazi” just because he attended the Free Speech rally and the employer then fired him, sans due process, sans actual truth. So who is the real “Nazi” now, you punks? Tom Woods interviewed Brandon Navom about this act of injustice by the people who claim to be for “peace and love.”

Unfortunately, we have collectivist-minded leftist activists who smear those who believe in individualism, non-aggression, and voluntary exchange. And yes, many in the media are intentionally and knowingly participating in the smear.

It’s not just the leftists and the media, but the conservatives and neocons on the so-called right, such as John Podhoretz who called Ron Paul “old and stupid and an anti-Semite and a con man and a disgrace and a piece of dung.” Only an ignorant moron could think or say those things about Ron Paul. But then, Podhoretz is a neocon. (See this, this, and this, on some of my writing about Ron Paul, and read his own articles and speeches, and his books, to get a much more accurate sense of Ron Paul and his views.)

Speaking of ignorant social activists, this compulsion now to destroy historical artifacts like ISIS does in Syria, and taking down Civil War-era statues. There is something seriously troubling in these characters who are doing those things, and their corny behavior like hysterically kicking the statue after it’s torn down? These people are just nuts.

And now we have the people on the left who are against free speech but support actual physical violence against their ideological opponents. The Daily Caller discussed Chuck Todd’s recent interview of Dartmouth professor Mark Bray who says, in his defense of antifa violence, “A lot of people are under attack … and sometimes they need to be able to defend themselves.”

However, he’s not talking about being under attack physically. He’s talking about being under attack by ideas he doesn’t like, or by ignorant rantings of white nationalists who think that skin color is actually important, but who aren’t threatening actual violence.

The Daily Caller also had a recent article about an Art Institute of Washington professor, John Griffin, who wrote on Facedbook that Republicans “should be lined up and shot” for their health care bill.

During the 2012 Presidential election, many Obama supporters were calling for riots and for the Republican nominee Willard Romney to be assassinated if he won. That was reported by Infowars and maybe a few other websites, but not the mainstream media.

Many of these same people also got upset when fired Google employee James Damore wrote that females generally tend not to be as drawn to STEM careers as males. That’s just a matter of fact. And those reactionaries who lack a good reading comprehension ability made false conclusions about what he actually wrote and so they just made stuff up.

Unfortunately, some people have a problem accepting that males and females really are different. And this James Damore, by the way, is still an irrational Social Justice Warrior.

A lot of people are brainwashed with this or that false idea, such as much of the SJW agenda and much of the LGBT agenda. There are a lot of lies, propaganda, and pure hogwash being handed down to naive and gullible people. For example, as soon as the Washington Post and other media outlets began to spread the “Trump-Russia collusions/hacking” false news that became the narrative, many people believed it, for months.

So the SJW propaganda is being mixed in with civilian disarmament and the national security state propaganda that mainstream media are promoting while censoring the truth.

And while YouTube censors various conservative viewpoints, it is also “purging evidence of war crimes, labeling it as ‘extremist’ content,” according to Activist Post.

So in the same way that people believed the fake news about “Trump-Russia collusions/hacking,” there are many nationalists and conservatives who believe the propaganda that various elements of the national security state have been spreading, unquestioningly repeated word for word by the morons of the mainstream media.

For instance, regarding the latest news on Afghanistan, I hear these talk radio personalities liking the idea of Trump listening to the psychopath generals he has surrounding him, like Mattis, Kelly and McMaster. Even though these are the guys who ruined Iraq and Afghanistan and who turned those countries into Sharia law theocracies as shown in their new constitutions, and who caused the growth and proliferation of ISIS.

Trump should have gone with his instincts to get the U.S. the hell out of Afghanistan. But because of his extremely low IQ and the generals’ ability to psy-op him, they convinced him otherwise. (See Lawrence Wilkerson on the dangers of Trump handing war decisions over to the Pentacon, and Glenn Greenwald on empowering generals and CIA operatives to subvert Trump’s campaign agenda.)

You see, the “antifa” protesters and counter-protesters mentioned above only care about the ignorant rantings of idiot white nationalists, but are clueless about what our government is really doing to us, as well as why the national security state continues its agenda of U.S. government expansionism and militarism overseas: to further provoke foreigners and poke the hornets nests of those primitive and barbaric cultures to cause endless “terrorism” to empower and feed the egos of the national security state bureaucracy and their crony fatcats in the so-called “private” sector.

Government and Military’s Faithfulness to Constitutional Oaths

Here is my latest article on Activist Post, Government and Military’s Faithfulness to Constitutional Oaths

August 17, 2017

Should those working in government and military be expected to obey the U.S. Constitution they have sworn to support and defend?

For instance, in domestic policy Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to enforce federal drug laws even in states whose voters approved of some drug legalization, a violation of the Constitution’s Tenth Amendment regarding policing authority. The Constitution doesn’t even authorize the federal government to get involved in drugs, period. The AG is also violating the due process clause when he directs law enforcement to steal cash from citizens regardless of whether they are charged with any crimes.

And when it comes to foreign policy, even the military and its Uniform Code are clear on the ideas of swearing or affirming to support the U.S. Constitution and following lawful orders.

All U.S. military enlistees swear or affirm an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” to “bear true faith and allegiance to the same … according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice…”

Now, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or Title 10 U.S. Code Chapter 47, indicates that military personnel must obey “lawful” orders. For example, if accused of “willfully disobeying a lawful command of his superior commissioned officer,” a serviceman may be punished accordingly. And if accused of “willfully disobeying the lawful order of a warrant officer, noncommissioned officer, or petty officer,” a serviceman may be punished accordingly. And the law specifically states that one who “violates or fails to obey any lawful general order or regulation,” or who has “knowledge of any other lawful order issued by a member of the armed forces, which it is his duty to obey, fails to obey the order,” the serviceman may be punished accordingly.

Note how military personnel must obey “lawful” orders. Therefore they are not legally obligated to obey unlawful orders, by superior officers, or even by the President of the United States.

And all military officers, such as the current Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis and former Homeland Security Secretary and now White House chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, also swear or affirm an oath similar to enlistees when commissioned.

The President of the United States also swears an oath: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Now, when military and other government officials swear an oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution, does that mean they are obligated to support and defend each and every article, section, clause and amendment of the Constitution? Obviously that would have to be the case.

But just how much have U.S. Presidents including Donald Trump been “preserving, protecting and defending” the U.S. Constitution?

The Bill of Rights consists of the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Sadly, there are those who consider themselves “Constitutionalists,” yet they believe that these “rights” only apply to U.S. citizens.

The Bill of Rights recognizes rights which are inherent in all human beings, rights which preexist the formation of any government, or the formation of any nation, in fact. For example, all people have the right to defend themselves against aggressors, and they have the right to possess the means of self-defense they believe to be necessary. “The right of the people to keep and bear arms” is one of those inherent rights which preexist government.

If foreigners invaded the U.S. most Americans would think that taking arms against the invaders would be justified. That is everyone’s right. But when it comes to the right of the people of Iraq to defend themselves against the U.S. invaders there, many Americans have been conditioned to believe that no, the Iraqis don’t have such a right to self-defense. Sadly, most Americans including “gun rights” advocates probably applauded U.S. troops going door to door in Iraq to steal their firearms.

Obviously, being a citizen of the United States of America is not a requirement to have natural rights which are inherent and unalienable.

And all people have a right to due process and presumption of innocence by the ruling government which controls the judicial apparatus.

This right to due process means that the accused have a right to require the accuser to present evidence against the accused, and in a public setting, and the accused has a right to defend oneself against accusations which may very well be false accusations. The accused has a right to confront the accuser and challenge the accuser’s testimony or evidence which may very well be fabricated. And the accused has a right to show evidence or present testimony which may exonerate the accused.

Those are basic individual rights, because anyone can accuse anyone else of anything. This includes Presidents, military generals, judges, and policemen. No one should be empowered to be accuser, judge, jury and executioner.

Sadly, some people are very authoritarian in their mentality, and they have a blind faith in the decisions, assertions, and accusations of or by government bureaucrats, military generals, government police, judges and U.S. Presidents. Authoritarians believe that if the President and others say that this person here is a “terrorist,” he therefore doesn’t have “rights”  and thus it’s okay to put the accused in a prison and detain him indefinitely and even torture or kill him.

Taking the government’s word that someone is a “terrorist” is dangerous because the government could have any one of us detained, tortured, indefinitely imprisoned or killed, and for whatever reason the bureaucrats or their enforcers claimed.

For instance, out of 779 prisoners held at the unconstitutional Guantánamo prison in Cuba since 2002, over 700 of them have been released, because they were innocent and there was no evidence against them. Only 5% were captured by U.S. troops, but 86% were turned in by Afghan villagers who were paid bounties by the CIA. According to investigative journalist Andy Worthington, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney knew that “the vast majority of Guantánamo detainees were innocent” and that senior intelligence analysts believed that such Guantánamo detainees were “mistakes” and “had no connection to terrorism whatsoever.” Some of the detainees who were released had given false confessions, which is the real purpose of bureaucrats violating the Eighth Amendment and using torture in the first place.

But many people blindly believe the word of government authority, that someone who is accused by the government of something is therefore guilty of the crime.

So for many years now U.S. military and bureaucrats have been violating their Constitutional oaths by violating the unalienable rights to due process of many innocent people. The wars themselves that U.S. bureaucrats have started these past 25 years have also been violations of Constitutional oaths. Aforementioned military bureaucrats James Mattis and John Kelly have also been complicit.

During the first U.S. government war of aggression on Iraq that President George H.W. Bush started in 1991, then Lt. Col. Mattis led the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines which forced the Iraqi army out of Kuwait.

However, the U.S. Constitution doesn’t authorize the U.S. government to get involved in conflicts between foreign populations or governments. The Constitution also doesn’t authorize the U.S. government to have any military bases on other territories such as Kuwait which are not U.S. territories.

The U.S. military bombed Iraq and its civilian water and sewage treatment centers during that 1991 Gulf War, which, with the sanctions the U.S. government imposed, caused the Iraqis to have to use untreated water and that led to high rates of disease and hundreds of thousands of deaths throughout the 1990s.

Then the U.S. government’s post-9/11 war on Iraq caused hundreds of thousands more civilian deaths, white phosphorus and all, causing horrifying birth defects in Iraq.

Yet, more recently regarding “invasions” across U.S. borders, Gen. Kelly was quoted as stating, “The border is, if not wide open, then certainly open enough to get what the demand requires inside of the country. Terrorist organizations could seek to leverage those same smuggling routes to move operatives with intent to cause grave harm to our citizens or even bring weapons of mass destruction into the United States.” How ironic, to say the least.

Gen. Kelly was a commander of the 1st Marine Division and “Task Force Tripoli” in Iraq in 2002-2003, and returned to Iraq in 2007-2008.

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan of 2001-2017, while commanding the Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan James Mattis oversaw the prosecution of several servicemen accused of killing or assaulting civilians. All of the accused pleaded guilty or were convicted of the war crimes, yet Mattis had the charges against several dropped and commuted the 8-year sentence of one of the murderers who pleaded guilty.

Mattis himself had, allegedly, committed war crimes with the murders of civilians when he ordered the assault on a wedding party in Iraq that U.S. officials asserted was a “suspected foreign fighter safe house,” although video helped to verify the victims’ claims. (And the U.S. military’s war on civilians continues unabated — and virtually unreported by mainstream media.)

Regarding the U.S. military’s invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, Mattis was quoted as stating, “Actually it’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up there with you. I like brawling.”

The truth is, those generals and thousands of troops and commanders had no moral case to invade Iraq, either in 2003 or in 1991.

Following World War II, the Nuremberg Trials established that “planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression” is in and of itself a war crime.

When federal bureaucrats have so much disregard for their Constitutional oaths and for the due process rights of innocents, and with the possibility of civil unrest and martial law in America, military and local law enforcement should be urged to disobey any unlawful order by any superior officer or even the President, such as to unlawfully detain innocent people or unlawfully confiscate firearms, without due process.

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“White Nationalist” and “Alt-Right” vs. “Antifa” and Leftists: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off (UPDATED)

There was a “white nationalist” rally in Virginia that was to do with alt-right or restoring the right or something, that leftist antifascist fascists and counter-protesters joined to counter-protest, and then some young neo-nazi wacko allegedly drove a car into a crowd of leftists and allegedly killed one person and injured several more. Do I have that correct?

And now we’re hearing from the anti-free speech fascists who want to ban “haters” from having their rallies and protests. Why is it that so many people on the left are extremely bothered by others who have “racist” attitudes or beliefs, or who want to preach their ignorance in the public square, and the censors want to banish the “haters” and have them arrested for “hate crimes,” for having forbidden thoughts or saying forbidden things, yet these same caring and compassionate people on the left aren’t too bothered by Bush-Obama-Trump’s CIA drones dropping bombs and murdering mostly innocent civilians in Yemen, Syria and Iraq, targeting wedding parties and funerals?

And why are many leftist activists out there protesting every time a white police officer shoots or kills a black victim, but not when the cops shoot white or Asian victims? Most of the victims of police brutality and murders of innocents are white. But today many activists only see black people as victims. The truth is, anyone who is victimized by government authorities is a victim, regardless of race. Skin color doesn’t matter, in my view.

Now, why is it that a lot of people these days equate “hate speech,” i.e. words, with actual physical violence? More and more it seems to me that especially the younger crowd are unable to distinguish between mere words and actual physical violence. I have seen declarations by activists that it’s okay to physically assault someone who says something of a racist nature, or says whatever goes against the latest PC trend. So now words are not tolerated but actual physical violence is.

I think that inability to distinguish between mere words and actual physical violence is because the average IQ of people has been going downward. In the younger people they have their beloved marijuana which has been shown to lower IQ, as well as their pharma drugs, their antidepressants, anti-psychotics, anti-ADHD, and so on, and the chemicals in all those processed foods and all the vaccines that have gotten into their brains and disrupted their neurotransmitters. Perhaps it would be helpful if they would stop having all that stuff?

UPDATE: It appears that the suspect, 20-year-old James Alex Fields, who allegedly drove the car into the crowd and killed at least one person, was arrested in 2010 or 2011 because his mother had repeatedly called police to complain that he was beating her and threatening her with a knife, as well as having locked her in the bathroom. According to CBS News, at that time Fields’s mother Samantha Bloom told police that “he was on medication to control his temper, transcripts from 911 calls show.”

And I would like to know what medication that was, specifically. Xanax? Zoloft? You see, as I have reported many times now, those psychiatric drugs have a history of making people’s problems worse, not better. Some of them have dangerous side effects such as extreme aggression and violence.

Several mass killings in recent years were committed by people who had been taking those dangerous psychiatric drugs, such as the South Carolina church shooter, Dylan Storm Roof, the Germanwings Airlines co-pilot Andreas Lubitz who took down his plane and mass-murdered 144 people, the Aurora Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, the Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza, the Santa Barbara college shooter Elliot Rodger, Columbine High School shooter Eric Harris, and Ft. Hood shooter Nidal Hasan. (And see this.)

But we rarely if ever hear about the psychiatric drug-use aspect of those mass killers because many outlets in the mainstream media have the pharmaceutical companies for sponsors.

Also according to the CBS News article on the Virginia rally car-ramming killer, James Alex Fields, in 2010 he allegedly locked his mother in the bathroom “after she told him to stop playing video games.” And that’s another thing, this video game addiction that some people have. As I wrote in my lengthy article on Adam Lanza and Elliot Rodger, they both were obsessed with their video games. And while Lanza did have violent video games, it was the non-violent ones, such as Dance Dance Revolution, he was really obsessed with.

Frankly, I think the video games turn some of these youngins into zombies. And I think we can expand that into not just video games but the young people’s addictions to their little electronic gadgets, their iPhones and so on, and all the time-wasting zombie stuff such as Facebook and Twitter.

I would say with confidence that all these things with people constantly staring into their little gadgets all day every day will affect their ways of thinking. And so it’s no wonder we have more people attracted to superficial aspects of life, such as the “importance” of their skin color or race (on both the left and the right), or the resurgence on the right in nationalism, which is a form of evil collectivism, or this obsession on the left with their own form of group identity politics, as well as the moronic PC censorship stuff.

A Military Coup at the White House?

Robert Wenzel asserts that Donald Trump’s installing of military generals in the White House including the new chief of staff John Kelly and national security advisor H.R. McMaster is a “military coup in front of our eyes.”

Gen. McMaster is ousting Trump loyalists who are not in line with the generals’ military-control agenda, as I wrote in my previous post. And, as Wenzel points out, McMaster is however giving Susan Rice, Obama’s national security advisor, access to classified info even though she is out of office and is currently under investigation for her “unmasking” of Trump transition team personnel while they were under surveillance by the Obama regime.

And it appears that Gen. Kelly attends private meetings between Trump and cabinet members including while on the phone, and is acting like a true control freak.

Now, I know that Trump is fascinated with the military people and is turned on by their swagger and all that. But throughout the campaign Trump was very critical of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he recognized just how much our military destroyed those countries. It is these very generals who took part in the destruction of those countries, in which the U.S. military invaded two countries that were of no threat to us, that didn’t attack us, had nothing to do with 9/11, and in which the U.S. military have turned both countries into Islamic, Sharia law theocracies. Both U.S.-formed governments, in Iraq and Afghanistan, state in their new constitutions just that. And thanks to these generals and their cohorts in the U.S. military, they have engendered the creation of ISIS.

And Gen. McMaster took part in the first Iraq war in 1991, in which then-President George H.W. Bush sent the U.S. military to invade and bomb the crap out of Iraq, even though Iraq was of no threat to us and hadn’t attacked us at that time as well. Besides destroying Iraqi civilian water and sewage treatment facilities during the 1991 war on Iraq, forcing the Iraqis to have to use untreated water thus causing skyrocketing rates of diseases including cholera, the U.S. government then imposed sanctions and no-fly zones which prevented the importation of medical supplies and construction materials to repair the civilian water and sewage treatment centers the U.S. military destroyed for no good reason. As Leslie Stahl pointed out on 60 Minutes in 1996, by that point 500,000 innocents had died. Many more died because of the sanctions up to the year 2000. In my view, there wouldn’t have been a 9/11 had there never been a criminal invasion by the U.S. military in 1991. Everything the national security state, the “intelligence” community, and the generals and their cohorts have been doing since 9/11 has made things worse and worse, and made us less safe and more vulnerable.

And Donald Trump wants these guys to be in charge of the U.S. government now? Given the references that Wenzel cites in his post asserting that a military coup* is happening right now, Gen. Kelly is a complete control freak, and it isn’t just that he as WH chief of staff is “running the White House,” it is that he and his fellow incompetent psychopath generals are running the country, with The Donald being the Puppet-in-Chief.

But Trump can go back to his old self by firing all these generals and bringing back his personal staff but also bringing in actual advisors who can guide him on a non-interventionist foreign policy that he campaigned on. (I know, he also said things like “bomb the sh*t out of ISIS,” etc., because he doesn’t understand that our own government created ISIS and continues to support it, but whatever.)

*(However, the actual coup occurred on November 22, 1963. If you believe otherwise, I have a bridge to sell you.)

The “Deep State” Works with the Left to Take Down a Potential Anti-Establishment Threat

Donald Trump is his own worst enemy, but he doesn’t realize it. He has appointed H.R. McMaster as national security advisor, and John Kelly as chief of staff, among all the other generals of the Pentacon and the national security state apparatus. They along with the Left and the mainstream media are working feverishly to take down Donald Trump as President.

The latest news is that Trump’s national security advisor H.R. McMaster has fired Ezra Cohen-Watnick from the National Security Council. Cohen-Watnick had briefed U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes on the intelligence (sic) community’s “incidental surveillance” of Donald Trump’s transition team, according to the New York Times. McMaster seems to be acting on behalf of the national security state (a.k.a. “Deep State”) as he is purging those who along with Trump himself (at least candidate Donald Trump) have been not particularly obedient to the Establishment and its national security state wing.

According to the Times and WND, McMaster also fired Rich Higgins, a director of strategic planning, and Derek Harvey, a National Security Council Middle-East advisor. McMaster fired Higgins because Higgins had written a memo critical of the Left and the “globalists” and “Islamists” as “Maoist insurgencies” within the so-called deep state who are trying to remove Trump based on Trump’s own criticism of Establishment globalist activists within the federal government. Higgins also brought up the collusions among the Left, political activists, and the mainstream media, which he is exactly right about.

Cohen-Watnick, Harvey and Higgins all seem to be associates of Steve Bannon, Trump’s closest advisor and self-described “economic nationalist” (i.e. national socialist) who is sometimes derogatorily referred to as a member of the “alt-right.” The WND article mentions that McMaster’s real goal may very well be Bannon to oust.

The WND article also mentions that Harvey had kept a list of Obama “holdovers,” federal employees still working under the Trump administration who may not be favorable to Trump or Trump’s agenda and who may be among the saboteurs and/or leakers who are working to get Trump out of the White House. One big indication that McMaster is a part of the Establishment or “deep state,” along with the Obama holdovers is that McMaster was quoted as stating that “there is no such thing as a holdover.” Not good.

So Trump’s initial efforts to criticize, expose and “drain the swamp” of the Establishment are being sabotaged not only from the national security state apparatus, the intelligence (sic) community, the Pentacon, CIA, etc., but from the Left and the Obama-Clinton activists. This is why McMaster is firing Trump associates but no one from the Establishment national security state and no one from the Obama holdovers.

Sadly, regarding those Obama holdovers and those on the Left who have been critical of Trump and his supporters, the Obama-Clinton leftists are mainly concerned about words and rhetoric specifically based on race, sex, LGBT, and ethnicity, i.e. superficial matters that really don’t matter in the real world. They couldn’t care less about Trump’s CIA drone bombings and murders of innocent civilians overseas on a daily basis, or his love of police brutality and lack of understanding of due process. And in fact, some of Trump’s economic central planning are policies that many on the Left agree with!

Regarding Donald Trump and Steve Bannon’s “economic nationalism” (i.e. national socialism), such collectivist policies go against just about every principle America was founded on, such as private property, private property rights, freedom of association, free markets, individualism and self-determination. In other words, freedom. Trump’s economic central planning violates those principles, and is thus “un-American.”

I wish that the conservatives and nationalists understood that immigration controls imposed by the centralized government are socialist controls, as Jacob Hornberger pointed out recently. And that’s why they don’t work. Socialism really doesn’t work, and it never has worked. Just let people have their freedom — immigrants, workers, businessmen, and employers. It is the control freaks in government and their supporters who are the real “intruders,” not the immigrants. Just don’t let the immigrants get any government welfare. Ya think?

Anyway, I really wish that Trump had more balls and would stick to his guns on the anti-war rhetoric he gave during the campaign, and the anti-Establishment stuff as well. Obviously, the so-called deep state didn’t even have to threaten to give him the JFK treatment or even blackmail him. While Trump has a super ability to play the media like a violin, which is quite enjoyable, the national security state has that same ability to play Trump like a violin, because he is so simple-minded and has a maturity level of a 7th grader and a low IQ. All the national security state needed was their psy-ops, which all those generals surrounding Trump are very good at. So while I find Trump’s policies and his agenda of Big Government central planning socialism quite loathsome and un-American, I have to nevertheless come to his defense when it comes to the daily attacks, the lies and made-up “fake news,” the sabotages coming from both the national security state and “intelligence” community, and the Left and mainstream media.

Several Developments This Past Week

So only a week after being hired as White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci has been fired, apparently by the new White House chief of staff John Kelly who replaced Reince Priebus who Scaramucci accused as a WH leaker, which I also believed was the case. And Sean Spicer has been shown the door as WH spokesman.

Besides Rancid Reince Priebus, I also believe that Mike Pence is another WH leaker. Priebus and Pence are Establishment hacks and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if I heard that they as well as other WH staff members were leaking stuff against Trump. What a bunch of clowns.

And now Trump has appointed former DHS paranoid police statist Gen. John Kelly to be chief of staff. You see, former Marine Kelly is going to run a tight ship and any WH staff members who get out of line will be given their pink slips. However, Ivanka Trump tweeted that she is “looking forward to serving alongside John Kelly…” My interpretation of that “alongside” is that the meddling Ivanka, who apparently has input in just about every policy discussion at the White House, may think that Gen. Kelly will welcome her input. I see possible conflict between Ivanka and Kelly, and guess who will survive that conflict? (Heh.)

Anyway, can someone please tell me why Donald Trump is surrounding himself with Establishment flunkies in his administration? He promised to be the bull in the china shop, he promised to rock the boat, and all that stuff. But he is just replicating all the bad parts of past administrations who continued the escalation of America’s decline and the growth of the police state in Amerika. Something must be really wrong with him, or perhaps the “Deep State” a.k.a. national security state have threatened him that he had better be an obedient puppet or else he’ll get the JFK treatment. Something “happened” between November 8th and January 20th, that’s for sure.

And by the way, was it really a good idea to appoint as chief of staff someone like Gen. Kelly who was very upset that Trump fired former FBI director James Comey? Not good. And then there’s Trump’s decision to hire former FBI director Robert Mueller as the special counsel to investigate made-up fake news about non-existent ethics violations or non-existent crimes associated with Russia. Didn’t Trump know that Mueller and Comey are close friends? (Biased much?) And all the staff and investigators that Mueller hired for his fishing expedition are either Democrats or donated money to Democrat candidates such as Hillary Clinton. Not good. (Is there a reason why Mueller and AG Sessions aren’t investigating Clinton and her corrupt Foundation?)

And also this past week, Trump announced that the military will ban transgenders from joining. Good. Then I want them to ban cisgenders from the military. I also hope they ban homosexuals, as well as heterosexuals and all points between. As Laurence Vance frequently asks, why would anyone join the military? After the wars Washington has started against other countries and for no good reason, murdering and injuring millions of innocents overseas and sacrificing young Americans. Don’t be another dupe. Don’t join.

And finally, speaking of someone who did so well in the military, Sen. John McCain returned to Washington to vote against repealing some of the really bad parts of ObamaCare that he promised he would vote yes to repealing. So another betrayal by McCain. And the repeal’s defeat really was all based on his vote. What a schmuck. The Establishment knows that crony corporatist ObamaCare was meant to fail and what they really want is “single payer” or nationalized health care, or “universal health care,” or a government-run medical and insurance system. Naturally, everything else the government runs it runs into the ground. So why would this be any better? Have the hacks in Washington ever actually read Hayek’s “Fatal Conceit“? The statists want the government to have access into the private medical matters of every American because for bureaucrats that means control.