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Month: March 2018

Education and Child Care: Get the Government Out

Here is my article today at American Thinker, Education and Child Care: Get the Government Out:

March 19, 2018

Maryland lawmakers are following the lead of hysterical California kooks and are proposing new guidelines for Maryland homeschoolers. Proposals include intrusive monitoring requirements, compelling homeschoolers to submit to in-home visits by school bureaucrats, according to the Free Thought Project.

The anti-homeschooler legislators’ rationale is the recent case of child abuse and torture allegedly inflicted by a California couple on their 13 kids. Did you hear about that case? The one in which the parents kept the kids chained to beds, kept them malnourished and so on. So just because those parents happen to homeschool their kids, the apparatchiks are slamming their iron fists down on all homeschoolers.

The rulers are hard-core control freaks, and education is an important means to control the people. So is the “child protection” racket.

The State compels kids to attend unsafe government schools, and creates draconian restrictions if parents want an alternative. There are the State’s abusive “child welfare” agencies. And the schools are not safe because they are either an Orwellian police state or teachers and staff are disarmed by law and unable to protect kids from intruders.

There are now many examples of the various government child care agencies such as CPS (Child Protection Services) and DCF (Department of Children and Families) which have demonstrated the viciousness and indecency of the State.

To begin, according to Jenifer McKim of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, between 2001 and 2011, at least “95 Massachusetts children whose cases were overseen by state social workers have died directly or indirectly because of abuse or neglect.”

In 2014, this Boston Globe article disclosed that “hundreds of children in the Massachusetts welfare system” had gone missing.

More recently, as reported by Masslive.com, “there were 76 deaths of children under state care or supervision” in fiscal 2017.

And this is happening not only in Massachusetts. As of December of 2017, more than 70 foster care children were missing in Kansas.

This 2013 article discussed the Oklahoma state Department of Human Services and the 78 missing children from its CPS who may very well have been taken into sex-trafficking. The late Georgia state senator Nancy Schaefer worked to expose (.pdf) CPS and its alleged child sex-trafficking connection.

Why would government child “protection” involve sexual misconduct of any kind?

The Boston Herald has covered several disturbing cases in Massachusetts, including an 11-year-old foster boy who alleged that he was sexually assaulted in that foster home. The DCF dismissed it as ‘consensual sex’. There are many other cases, including one in Worcester, as reported by the Herald, in which DCF degenerates worked feverishly to get 3 kids in foster care back to their parents, even though the kids made “allegations against the parents of rape, molestation and being ‘taught’ sexual acts they performed on each other and the parents, physical beatings, and a lack of food in the home…”

According to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, a policy known as ‘viewing bodies’ involved strip searching the foster children on each visit, without probable cause. They continued the strip searches even though that procedure was determined to be illegal.

Why is child “protection” becoming so sexualized and invasive? One conclusion by the American Dream Blog was that the government schools seem to be playing a major role in that.

I think that intrusiveness toward others in a most private way is something that now pervades the left, from government child “welfare” to the radical LGBT extremists. When the activists infiltrate the schools with sexual-related matters that little boys and girls are too young to be exposed to, then I view that as extreme intrusiveness and it becomes “abuse,” in my view. It is just immoral to treat a child in that kind of invasive way, or to invasively expose a child to “alternative” adult lifestyles.

And the State is intimately enmeshed into these intrusions because the State controls the education of most kids.

Even further, the Massachusetts child “welfare” departments openly promote sickos to be foster parents. In 2014 the Boston Herald reported that a Massachusetts DCF handbook stated that people with criminal records and who have been convicted of “inducing sex from a minor … violent offenses, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, armed burglary and involuntary manslaughter” are suitable to be foster parents.

In 2013, a 5-year-old foster child, Jeremiah Oliver, had been missing and was later found dead in a suitcase. Apparently, the children in that foster home had been abused by the mother and her gang-member boyfriend.

And I have covered the case of now-19-year-old Justina Pelletier, who had been treated for Mitochondrial Disease. At one point when she was taken to see a doctor at Boston Children’s Hospital, her case was seized by psychiatrists who changed her diagnosis to “somatoform disorder,” and immediately withdrew her from her treatment. Custody of her was seized by the state of Massachusetts, and she was then involuntarily placed into a mental health facility for troubled teens, even though she was clearly not “troubled.” Her physical condition deteriorated and she then had to use a wheelchair.

Justina then found herself in captivity and under the constraints of “behavior-modification” ideology-driven and research-driven psychiatrists, according to her father, Lou Pelletier. The Pelletier family is suing Boston Children’s Hospital and the doctors, and the lawsuit trial is still pending.

And that hospital and the doctors are clearly private-sector workers. However, in this case doctors relied on the state’s DCF seizing custody of Justina. And the doctors’ receiving government research grants also plays a large role here. Some people refer to this case as one of “medical kidnapping” by the doctors and their government partners.

Now, this is not to suggest that all these problems occur solely because “child protection” has been monopolized by the State. There actually are some decent government social workers who had rebuked their agencies.

In the private sector, however, workers are made to be accountable under the law, while the agents of government-monopolized services have shown themselves time and again to be above the law.

The invasive sexual deviancy and the “child welfare” racket and CPS abuses are bad enough. But add to that the crazy police state in the schools, as discussed by John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute, and terrifying terrorism drills in the schools. And now Donald Trump wants to impose an escalated police state in the government schools?

In my view, the police state inflicted on kids for no good reason is a form of child abuse — along with its imposing gun-free zones, mandating that no one may be armed in the schools, and therefore no one may be able to defend the kids from a psychopathic shooter. With civilian disarmament and mandated gun-free zones, the government schools turn kids into sitting ducks.

No wonder people want to homeschool their kids. Imagine the government’s local homeschool “supervisors,” as threatened by Maryland and California bureaucrats. Could they be just as bad as the government “child protective” social workers?

So it is time to finally take control over education away from the government, as well as remove its monopoly over “child protection.”

“National Intelligence” (sic)

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern has some comments to make on the recent House Intelligence Committee Republicans finding no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.

The committee’s “Initial Findings” released on Monday specifically reject the assumption that Putin favored Trump.

This puts the committee directly at odds with handpicked analysts from only the FBI, CIA, and NSA, who assessed that Putin favored Trump – using this as their major premise and then straining to prove it by cobbling together unconvincing facts and theories.

Those of us with experience in intelligence analysis strongly criticized the evidence-impoverished ICA as soon as it was released, but it went on to achieve Gospel-like respect, with penance assigned to anyone who might claim it was not divinely inspired.

Until now.

Rep. K. Michael Conway (R-Texas), who led the House Committee investigation, has told the media that the committee is preparing a separate, in-depth analysis of the ICA itself. Good.

The committee should also take names – not only of the handpicked analysts, but the hand-pickers. There is ample precedent for this.

I recall reading the ICA as soon as it was published. I concluded that no special expertise in intelligence analysis was needed to see how the assessment had been cobbled together around the “given” that Putin had a distinct preference for Trump. That was a premise with which I always had serious trouble, since it assumed that a Russian President would prefer to have an unpredictable, mercurial, lash-out-at-any-grievance-real-or-perceived President with his fingers on the nuclear codes. This – not name-calling – is precisely what Russian leaders fear the most.

Read the rest…

Just Say NO – to “Hardening” the Schools

John Whitehead has a terrific column rejecting Donald Trump’s idea of “hardening” the schools with even more police state, with more armed officers of the State, metal detectors, etc. This is what I hear from the conservative talk radio people, such as Sean Hannity. It is as though they have a one-track mind. More armed police. More government police, in other words.

No, how about just sticking with repealing gun-free zone laws and other gun control laws, and let teachers and other school staff members be armed if they want to be. Better yet, abolish the government schools! Hooray!

A Couple of Thoughts Today

Lew Rockwell linked to an article on a website called “Intellectual Takeout,” and so I thought, “Hmm, I think I’ll have an intellectual for takeout (or perhaps I might stay in and order it to be delivered).”

And today is the day that many, many ignorant students will walk out of class to demand more gun laws. They will observe the “17” people killed at the Florida high school a few weeks ago. The students will honor the “17” killed people by staying outside for “17” minutes. It is in their memory that these brainwashed students will miss their class. I wonder if they’d like to stay out longer, like for hundreds of minutes in honor of all the hundreds of young people killed in Chicago (and other cities) with guns every year. (Or perhaps hundreds of hours? Or days? That would be preferable, because they aren’t actually learning in these government schools. They certainly aren’t learning that the gun laws we have now are very strict, especially in Chicago. But those laws don’t work. The student walk-outers certainly aren’t learning that criminals don’t obey the law, and that is why these mass murderers go into schools and night clubs and kill people anyway, even though those places are gun-free zones, by law. Criminals don’t obey the law, morons. Don’t you know that?)

It’s one of those days.

Tillerson to Be Replaced by Pompeo, New CIA Director to Be Overseer of Criminal Torture and Rendition (Updated)

Well now we hear that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been given the heave-ho, and will be replaced by CIA head goon Mike Pompeo, who used to be a conservative congressman and is now just a national security state hack. I emphasize, he used to be “conservative.”

At CIA, Trump wants Pompeo to be replaced by the CIA’s deputy director Gina Haspel, who has been with the CIA for over 30 years, i.e. a lifelong hack and lifelong parasite. Haspel was in charge of criminal torture and rendition inflicted on suspects by the CIA overseas. She’s also allegedly a cover-upper, according to Edward Snowden, who asserts that Haspel’s “name was on the Top Secret order demanding the destruction of tapes to prevent them being seen by Congress.” Snowden in a tweet links to this article, which states that one suspect “was waterboarded 83 times in a single month, had his head repeatedly slammed into walls and endured other harsh methods before interrogators decided he had no useful information to provide. The sessions were videotaped and the recordings stored in a safe at the C.I.A. station in Thailand until 2005, when they were ordered destroyed. By then, Ms. Haspel was serving at C.I.A. headquarters, and it was her name that was on the cable carrying the destruction orders.”

Interrogators decided he had no useful information to provide.” So the interrogators themselves are criminals. But many government-worshiping sheeple rationalize those criminal agents of the State. Really sick.

I have written enough about the torture stuff and I’m sick of it. I’m sure the idiot in the White House would torture anyone the CIA said should be tortured, without charges and without evidence against the victim. Conservative and nationalist neanderthals like the talk radio ditto-heads and Salem Radio crowd really don’t understand the idea of unalienable rights, and that if you want to accuse someone of something and treat him as a “suspect,” then you need to be required to present evidence against the accused. If no evidence, then leave him alone. And if you’re going to torture someone like as a means of extracting information (which doesn’t even work — the victims will just tell you what they think you want to hear, and give false confessions and falsely implicate others, which is actually the intention of the torturers), then really the torturer himself is the criminal. That includes the superior officers ordering or overseeing the torture as well, in my view — like Haspel. Sick.

Hey, I know: Abolish the CIA! Ya think?

UPDATE: Former CIA counterterrorism officer John Kiriakou has an article in the Washington Post: “I went to prison for disclosing the CIA’s torture. Gina Haspel helped cover it up.”

The Crazed U.S. Government Imposes Censorship and Propaganda Orders for News and Social Media Outlets

Aaron Kesel has this article on Activist Post on the recent YouTube purge of conservatives and libertarians, and those who question the official government narratives of events. It’s part of a censorship of libertarians and conservatives, those who are freedom-minded and who promote freedom of thought and conscience.

Kesel includes this video of activist Naomi Wolf speaking at the 2014 Liberty Forum.

Ms. Wolf mentioned the awful propagandistic film Zero Dark Thirty, which Glenn Greenwald had written about in 2012 as “CIA hagiography, pernicious propaganda.” (Another article in 2012 by Greenwald, by the way, was on the correspondence and collusion between the New York Times and the CIA.)

And the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity posted this video of James Corbett and Daniel McAdams discussing the U.S. State Department’s war on political dissent with its “Global Engagement Center,” which will attempt to get the social media outlets to censor what it thinks is “propaganda.” i.e. those users who are engaged in questioning and criticism of U.S. government foreign policy and its global empire of war and death abroad (and at home?).

James Corbett’s YouTube page with this video links to these Show Notes:

Ron Paul Liberty Report

RonPaulInstitute.org

Behind The State Department’s $40 Million Troll Farm

State Department Committs $40 Million For “Information Wars”

Episode 332 – The Weaponization of Social Media

Here is the New York Times‘ spin on the “Global Engagement Center.” The Times asserts that the Center has not spent any of the money Congress has funded for it. Supposedly, it all has to do with “Russia, Russia, Russia,” and all that. That whole thing has been “fake news,” all made up by USG to cover for its apparatchiks’ attempts to thwart a Trump election and take down Trump after he’s elected — and that’s IT!

Meanwhile, speaking of the New York Times, the organization Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) published an article about the New York Times printing government-funded propaganda about government-funded propaganda. FAIR writes:

An op-ed by the president of the right-wing human rights group Freedom House, published in the New York Times Monday (12/11/17)—later boosted by New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker—warned of the menace of “commentators, trolls, bots, false news sites and propaganda,” and their negative effects on democracy. Missing from its analysis was any account of how the government that funds their organization—86 percent of Freedom House’s budget comes from the US government, primarily the State Department and USAID—uses social media to stir unrest and undermine governments worldwide.

What the reader was left with was a very selective, curated impression that online social media manipulation is something done exclusively by brown and black people and those dastardly Slavs. The column condemns “surreptitious techniques pioneered in Moscow and Beijing to use the internet to drown out dissent and undermine free elections,” going on to cite online skullduggery in the Philippines, Kenya, Turkey, Mexico and Iran.

Missing from the piece by Freedom House’s Michael Abramowitz is any mention—much less discussion—of numerous reports detailing online manipulation by US and allied governments and Western PR firms.

No mention of the Defense Department’s $100 million program Operation Earnest Voice software that “creates fake online identities to spread pro-American propaganda.” No mention of the US Air Force’s 2010 solicitation of “persona management” software designed to create hundreds of sock puppets, “replete with background, history, supporting details and cyber presences that are technically, culturally and geographically consistent.” No mention of USAID (the same government agency, incidentally, that funds Freedom House) secretly creating an entire social media platform to “stir unrest” in Cuba. No mention of the US State Department’s newly-created $160 million Global Engagement Center, targeting English-language audiences with unattributed Facebook videos combating, in part, “Russia propaganda.”

Additionally, Greenwald had also written some articles not favorable to the New York Times, about the “Nixonian henchmen” at the Times, and the NYT‘s journalistic obedience in its withholding information about a CIA goon because the government told it to.

And there actually is a Wikipedia page on “Google censorship,” but it mentions nothing about what’s going on now at Google. Talk radio personality Dennis Prager is suing Google for censoring his “Prager University” videos. I would usually say that because Google is a privately owned company, it has a right, protected by the First Amendment, to organize its searches however it wants, and if we don’t like it we can get another tech company such as “Ixquick” as an alternative. However, if Google is as thoroughly enmeshed with the gubmint as it appears to be, then let everybody sue the crap out of Google. Who cares about them?

Google owns YouTube, by the way.

Finally, political activist Ron Unz now has a section on his website featuring videos and video channels banned by the intolerant comrades of YouTube. Here is Ron Unz’s video page. (I don’t think that all the channels had been banned, however.) Will Herr Schmidt of Google send his censorship gestapo after Ron Unz now? I hope not.

Are the Inmates Running the Asylum Now?

Here is my latest article on Activist Post, Are the Inmates Running the Asylum Now?

March 10, 2018

This whole situation with the young people being brainwashed with leftist-authoritarian claptrap is really quite a thing now. I have no idea how to describe this situation in Amerika. It’s bizarre, to say the least.

The brainwashed college ignoramuses who shout down those who express a disagreement, and who physically threaten or assault those dissenters, remind me of the national security state apparatchiks such as Lindsey Graham who say you can’t question the so-called “war on terror” or we’ll call you a “terrorist sympathizer” and jail you indefinitely.

But the really bizarre thing is that the young robots are shouting down people and calling them “fascists,” showing that these young people have NO idea what “fascism” actually means. Not a clue. Many of them don’t even read, except the abbreviated text crap they are hypnotized with from their electronic gadget baby rattles. These little schmucks don’t seem to know the English language, as many of the teachers have become ideological social activists who themselves don’t seem to know the language, understand concepts or have learned critical thinking skills.

So this past week Yaron Brook from the Ayn Rand Institute was shouted down and attacked by “Antifa” goons as they called him a “fascist.” Reason has this article and video on that. The Antifa reactionaries reminded me of the “burn the witch” crowd from Monty Python.

Really, this modern cultural phenomenon of harassment and thuggery is quite barbaric, very Dark Ages stuff, quite frankly.

So calling the Ayn Rand people “fascists” even though the Ayn Rand people are generally individualists, who tend to be against fascism, as I wrote about here. (However, the Ayn Rand Institute and Yaron Brook’s foreign policy views are very anti-individualist, anti-private property, and very interventionist and collectivist, in my view. But that’s for a different discussion.)

The Antifa thugs acted like fascists, as one common part of fascism is censorship and the silencing of minority or dissenting points of view. But, as I just mentioned, many of these young people now don’t read, and these ones obviously don’t know the definition of “fascism” and its modern cultural variants.

And then the anti-political correctness feminist Christina Hoff Sommers was shouted down by a group of law students at Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. According to Reason, “the Portland National Lawyers Guild, Minority Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Women’s Law Caucus, Immigration Student Group, Jewish Law Society, Latino Law Society, OutLaw, and Lewis & Clark Young Democratic Socialists of America issued a joint-statement condemning the Federalist Society for inviting Sommers.”

Sommers was referred to as a “known fascist.” Again, more illiteracy. Based on what I have read about her, Sommers considers herself having “libertarian leanings,” according to Wikipedia, and is a proponent of “equity feminism” and an opponent of gender feminism.

In other words, Sommers is for thinking about those concepts in rational terms (as opposed to the hysterical, irrational loony-tunes of colleges “women’s studies” departments). And she is against coercive policies. The leftists who shout people down are generally in favor of coercion as a means to an end (i.e. they are “fascists”).

Now, those people opposing even letting Sommers appear at that forum or even tolerating her views being expressed, are law students, mind you. They are our future prosecuting attorneys, future judges. They will comprehend actual law about as much as most “law makers” on Capitol Hill do (i.e. not much). And for U.S. law students to know about law, they must really know about the law of the land of the country in which they reside, that law being the U.S.. Constitution, which, whether they like it or not, is the law of the land.

Unfortunately for the rest of us non-brainwashed rational people, the brainwashed ones are being fed this ideology regarding “oppression,” and they are really being made to believe that a dissenting point of view that doesn’t jibe with theirs is “violence” against them. Yes, they think that certain ideas or words are “violence.” So they are conditioned to respond with actual physical violence and shouting down their verbal “oppressors.”

So, now that I’m in my 50s, I’m in some way afraid of these young people. Some young people live in my building. “Is this one a brainwashed Antifa?” “Is that one getting tips on how to attack an ‘oppressor’?”

An “oppressor” being anyone who is a white male, and so on. These fanatics remind me of the anti-Muslim, anti-immigration crowd on conservative talk radio now. The collectivist mindset that besieged the 20th Century and caused tens of millions of deaths seems to be rearing its ugly head, once again. They are on the left, the right, and sadly, all points between, in Amerika.

As I wrote in July of 2013, “I don’t even talk to people that much anymore, like in the laundromat, out of fear that my opinions could be misinterpreted and thus I’d become the victim of an ‘If you see something, say something’ brownshirt-stasi-parasite.” It seems worse today.

I’m sure there are those who could see all of this coming years ago, even decades ago. In fact, George Orwell could see this 70 years ago, and wrote about such a society in his novel, 1984. We could have seen this coming in the 1960s with the “counter-culture,” the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that enabled anyone to sue anyone else for “discrimination,” and the feminists burning their bras during the 1970s.

And the more education became controlled by the State, more bureaucratized and centralized, the more dumbed down the kids were becoming. Now the young people are being terrorized by the hysterical post-9/11 police state. And many of the kids now are labeled “autistic,” “ADHD,” and being treated for “depression” by giving them psychiatric drugs. The psychiatric drugs of today are doing the same kinds of things to the thinking of today’s young people as the psychedelic drugs, the LSD was doing to the flower children of the 1960s and ’70s. (Similar to what I mentioned above, many of those 1960s and ’70s druggies are today’s lawyers, law professors, judges, “women’s studies” professors, congressmen and senators. Not good.)

Ignoramus Attorney General Sessions and the Talk Radio Ditto-Heads

I’ve been listening to the conservative talk radio ditto-heads, this time in their defense of Donald Trump’s economic freedom-bashing trade tariffs. With Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity repeating Trump’s irrationality in attempting to justify the tariffs, it seems to me they would follow Trump off a cliff.

So now I am skeptical of those talk radio personalities’ objectivity in their criticism of the FBI and DOJ. They have been discussing the case of FISA abuses allegedly committed by Obama flunkies to illegally spy on the Trump campaign, and at the same time Democrats and media attempting a false accusation against Trump of “colluding with Russians” and “Russia hacking the DNC.” But, given how partisan they seem to be now, I doubt very much that Limbaugh and Hannity would be so “objective” if it was the Bush administration’s FBI and DOJ abusing FISA and spying on the Obama campaign. That’s my view on that.

And on this immigration stuff. Rush Limbaugh was repeating the ignorant neanderthal attorney general Jeff Sessions’s diatribe on “sanctuary cities/states,” California, and this denial of nullification and secession, Sessions saying that federal law is “supreme.”

Sessions and the ditto-heads need to re-read the U.S. Constitution and its Tenth Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

They need to read the Tenth Amendment Center every day from now on until they get it. As Michael Boldin wrote: Madison, Parsons, Jefferson: States as a Check on Federal Power.

And as Thomas Woods, author of Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century, has often stated, the people of the various states created the U.S. government as a third party agent, not the other way around. (Authoritarians think otherwise — like ditto-heads.) The people are the feds’ boss, not the other way around. The people of the states are the feds’ employers who pay their salaries. I think Jeff Sessions forgets this tiny detail.

Anyway, Dr. Woods wrote,

If you and I give a third person (call him Person C) a limited power of attorney to help govern our affairs, and that person oversteps the boundaries outlined in the contract we signed, who gets to decide if Person C is in violation of the contract? Is it Person C himself? Or is it you and I, the people who wrote and signed the limited power of attorney in the first place? Likewise, the states, as the principals to the constitutional compact, have a far better logical claim to be the judges of constitutionality than their agent, the federal government.

Jeff Sessions and the talk radio ditto-heads need to read Dr. Woods’s book, Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century.

“Antifa” Act Like Fascists. Criminals and Thugs (Like the State)

Criminal fascist punks, self-identified as “Antifa,” which apparently stands for “anti-fascist” (even though these punks act like fascists), stormed a talk by the Ayn Rand Institute’s Yaron Brook at King’s College in London, shouted the talkers down, interrupted the talk about Ayn Rand and pulled a fire alarm. Ooooh, that sure tells them, you Antifa fascist Nazis. They were actually calling Brook et al. “fascists,” even it is THEY, the “Antifa” thugs, who are “fascists.” (There’s not that much difference between fascists and commies, by the way, they are just two sides of the same statist coin — i.e. anti-liberty.)

There’s a video of it at this article at the Examiner. I don’t want to post it. These fascists, a.k.a. “Antifa,” are for censorship and intolerance, they shout down speakers they disagree with, they physically attack people and destroy property, real criminals, these people. They are not “caring” “socialists.”

Just today there is an article by Andrew Bacevich, American Stalinism Then and Now, comparing the 20th Century Stalin Soviet era to our times now.

one contributing factor was smug American intellectuals who enthusiastically bought into and promoted one of the 20th century’s most grotesque deceptions. American Stalinism represented the abandonment of critical thinking in pursuit of truth—the intellectual’s proper function—in favor of a bizarre, if momentarily fashionable, ideological fetish. Whether directly or indirectly, Stalin’s American acolytes inflicted incalculable damage on the cause of liberty, social justice, and simple decency.

Like the devout Stalinists of yore, they see utopia just around the corner. Their latest version looks to uninhibited sexual expression, compulsory diversity, and infinite choice on all matters pertaining to personal identity to make things right.

The contempt for bourgeoisie values cultivated among American Stalinists back in the 1930s—due process and the presumption of innocence, for example—finds its counterpart today in contempt for the so-called heteronormative order. As was the case during the Moscow Trials, accusation suffices as evidence of guilt, even when it comes to doling out punishment, shunning and public humiliation have today replaced exile and execution.

Now, some of the intrusive and destructive government policies many of these fascist/communist thugs of “Antifa” seem to want — such as government control over the entire health care system — are actually fascist policies.

The fascists of Antifa might learn a thing or two by actually listening to Ayn Rand, who in this 1963 discussion referred to President John F. Kennedy’s economic program (then known as The New Frontier) as the “Fascist New Frontier,” which consisted of the “subordination and sacrifice of the individual to the collective.” You “Antifa” people will not like it when your own individual life is sacrificed to serve your neighbors’ whims and cravings. So you might want to think twice (they “think”?) when calling for this commie/fascism stuff.

Here is Ayn Rand on the “Fascist New Frontier”:

UPDATE: Here is another lecture by Ayn Rand, from 1965 at the Ford Hall Forum, “The New Fascism: Rule by Consensus” (The audio is better in this one):

U.S. Out of Iraq

On the 15th year of George W. Bush’s war of aggression on Iraq, Ron Paul says that we should listen to the Iraqi parliament, who have voted to once again tell the U.S. military to get out of Iraq.

Iraq did not threaten the U.S. and the warmongers exploited 9/11 and lied and fabricated “evidence” to justify a murderous war of aggression (for the 2nd time) against Iraq. Our government and military have no moral right to be anywhere in the Middle East, and certainly no moral justification to attack any of those countries. The U.S. needs to get all U.S. military personnel out of the entire Middle East, close down all those foreign U.S. military bases and stop provoking foreigners and trespassing on their lands and killing their people.

And by the way, Dr. Paul also mentioned Sen. Lindsey Graham’s recent comment that war on North Korea would be worth it, long term. Doh! What a moron. Does he not know that the U.S. military bombed the crap out of North Korea once before and killed a million civilians, and look what we have now in Korea. Was THAT worth it in the long term?

But now, it looks like with Donald Trump’s visit this week with Benjamin Nutty-Yahoo of Israel that the agenda will be, as Sen. John McCain would put it, Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran, Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran, etc., etc. (even though Iran has not threatened us either — warmongers are retarded?)