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Month: September 2019

Doh! Another. Democrat. Debate.

Apparently the Democrats had another debate. It was a long “three-hour tour,” and their 4th debate will be four hours and so on.

So, whether it’s their “Medicare for All” or “Climate Change” programs they want to impose, the main point of the Democrats’ programs is their greedy and envious wealth confiscation desires. Everything they want to do includes raising taxes on the productive and the workers i.e. stealing from the people.

And that’s the main point: like Thomas Piketty‘s best-seller, “Rather Than Helping People at the Bottom, Instead Let’s Pull People Down from the Top,” these greedy politicians just want to steal from the productive. And that’s it.

Their environmentalism and health care demagoguery is just a facade covering their real lust for stealing from others, their giving themselves and their cronies power over others and their enjoying the extravagances of all the wealth they use government apparatus to steal from the people. As Larken Rose would put it, these politician parasites don’t care about you, they don’t care if you have health care, and they don’t care if you suffer from climate change.

And with these fascists’ prohibitions, regulations and mandates they love control over others and another goal besides stealing from the people is their suppressing productivity. The motivation for their obsession with and lust for interfering with the lives, inventions, innovations, and progress of others is the same as why they want to steal from the wealthy, the successful and the productive: envy. It is a brainwashed ideology and fanaticism of envy, resentment and hatred of others that directs their thoughts, feelings and all their energy.

They are not that much different from their Rethuglican opponent Donald Trump who wants to interfere with the lives and productivity of foreigners that’s supposedly in the name of “protecting America’s interests,” via his anti-immigration fascism/socialism, which itself is based on myths and fairy tales. But we can leave the immigration issue for a different discussion.

And besides the government central-planning policies of the Envycrats, they also live in a world of ignorance and denial when it comes to the gun rights issue. “Beto” O’Rourke says he wants to take away people’s guns that are shooting people in Walmarts and other areas. So he agrees with Walmart and other stores who are asking customers to not carry guns into their stores. The reason for this request is that Walmart and the other stores want to disarm law-abiding people and make them defenseless sitting ducks when the next shooting occurs.

What? They don’t want that? So they’re just ignorant and in denial? They don’t understand that gun control laws and gun-free zones only disarm people who obey the law.

Sorry for sounding like a broken record on this. Criminals who want to go shoot up a place don’t care if it’s illegal to go shoot up a place. They don’t care if murder, assault, rape and robbery are illegal, so obviously they won’t care if guns are illegal. They’re criminals. Criminals don’t obey the law.

Criminals will get their guns illegally, on the black market, just as the drug laws for the past 60 years have not prevented people from getting their drugs.

And regarding the gun-free zones, 98% of the mass shooters have gone to do their shooting in gun-free zones. Sorry for sounding like a broken record on this. Too bad “Beto” and all the other hysterical people out there do not seem to have that much of an attention span. These selfish hypocritical politicians benefit from arming themselves or having armed security guards, but they want to disarm the commoners.

Anyway, it sounds like some of the sheeple are now favoring Elizabeth Warren, never mind her shrill lecturing, her pandering to every special interest group she could think of. Go away, Liawatha. Please.

Then there was Kamala Harris — Is she on some kind of tranquilizer? Her poking fun at people on the Wizard of Oz was very unbecoming. That was one of my favorite movies. And Harris has this evil-sounding laugh. The anti-Oz remark was especially unladylike.

These horrible people all seem to be in agreement to steal more earnings away from the people and disarm them. Can you imagine having a bodyguard and walking down the street when a robber approaches you and demands your money, your bodyguard helps the robber, not you. That is what government in Washington is.

And Joe Biden? I think he has Alzheimer’s, and I don’t mean that in a derogatory or ageist kind of way like the annoying Julian Castro seemed to do at the debate. Biden has clearly lost some of his cognitive functioning, including his brain-to-mouth motor coordination when he talks. At times he has sounded just like my father (without the socialist claptrap) during his last year or two. And the latest thing I heard was that Biden will release his medical records, and the news mentioned that he takes statin drugs. (Uh-oh, says Bill Sardi and this Reuters article, on statins.)

I think the best ones at the recent debate were Marianne Williamson and Tulsi Gabbard. (Wait, they weren’t at the debate. Sorry. They were still the best ones at that debate.)

Declaring the Wrong People as “Domestic Terrorists”

The City of San Francisco government has declared the National Rifle Association (NRA) to be a “Domestic Terrorist Organization.” And now the NRA is suing the city for violating people’s “free speech rights for political reasons” and for “trying to blacklist anyone associated with the NRA from doing business there.”

And Judge Andrew Napolitano has some important comments on the city’s declaration, and asks if government has freedom of speech rights. And the answer is No.

But exactly what has the NRA organization done that’s of a “domestic terrorist” nature? I’m sure that not one of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors can answer the question, because the answer is … nothing. But if the Board want to declare people as “domestic terrorists,” why don’t they point to the actual individuals who have done things that actually terrorize people or commit acts of violence that result in terrorizing people?

For example, the El Paso shooter. The gun maker or the organization that promotes firearms had no responsibility for what the shooter did. If he had rammed his car into a crowd and killed 22 people, should we declare the auto maker, the car dealership and AAA as a “Domestic Terrorist Organization”? Of course not.

People are hysterical now, and they need to calm down.

Your 9/11 18th Anniversary Primer

Today is the 18th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the New York World Trade Center, the Pentacon, and in Pennsylvania. Where was I on that day? Well, I was here in this same apartment sitting at my table doing some writing and my father (now deceased) called at around 10 am saying that their trip that they were going to go on that day was canceled and he told me why. Hmm.

The government’s propaganda began immediately on that day and after. 99% of the news media were the White House press spokesmen. There was no discussion of the attackers stated motives, or the history of U.S. government and military’s invasions, bombings and occupations of the Middle East in the 10 years prior to that time. Anyone who did mention those things was labeled “Anti-America,” or “blaming America” for the attacks. Sean Hannity has been especially bad in that regard ever since that time. He is the worst of the worst as far as apparatchiks for the national security state are concerned. I just thought I’d mention that.

However, given that Hannity and all the other radio ditto-heads are accepting of the idea that actual U.S. government FBI, CIA etc. abused their powers including FISA spying in the Russiagate fiasco, maybe now some of these obedient worshipers of the national security state can at least consider the possibility that the official 9/11 narrative isn’t what the government has been telling us for 18 years. (But, I am not holding my breath.)

So, I’m sure that a lot of people reading this post will just skim it and not really take it seriously or click on any of the links for further information. This is because they are satisfied with what the government and its spokespeople of the mainstream media have been telling us since September 11, 2001. All these things they haven’t heard about must be merely whack-job “conspiracy theory” and all that. But there are still some people who are open to the truth.

In the years prior to the attacks, Congressman Ron Paul had several times warned that the U.S. government’s interventionist policies and war that it started against Iraq and elsewhere and Iraqi sanctions would cause blowback and retaliation within our shores. (And the response? Crickets.)

Addendum: For information on the U.S. government’s pre-9/11 sanctions on Iraq throughout the 1990s and their effects, see Jacob Hornberger, Sanctions: the cruel and brutal war against the Iraqi people, and James Bovard, Iraqi sanctions and American intentions: blameless carnage?

It’s amazing just how brainwashed so many people can be by daily propaganda, watching the TV news, listening to chickenhawk warmonger conservative talk radio, and so forth. “Al Qaeda.” “Osama bin Laden,” and “Islamic” were words that people heard over and over and over, but they rarely heard about Saudi Arabia and blowback.

I don’t know what else to write so I will post links to some new and old articles on the subject, and maybe some videos.

James Bovard on the 9/11 Commission, a bootlicking national disgrace.

Paul Sperry from the New York Post writes this week how Robert Mueller helped Saudi Arabia cover up its role in 9/11.

Related to that, a year ago “28 Pages,” which documents Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11, had an exclusive article on FBI telling a counterterrorism agent not to help 9/11 victims build their case against Saudi Arabia because that might harm U.S.-Saudi relations. (Doh!)

Prior to 9/11 the FBI were told by the Bush Administration to lay off the bin Laden family and Saudi connections to terrorism.

Paul Craig Roberts writes today:

Over the years I have reported the findings of scientists, engineers, and architects that indicate that the official story is false.I had an open mind for two reasons.One is that having been an engineering student, I could tell the difference from a building falling down from asymmetrical structural damage and a building blowing up.The other is that having been involved in policy issues in Washington for a quarter century I knew that such a humiliating defeat suffered by the world’s only superpower at the hands of a few Muslim terrorists would have brought instant demands from the White House, Congress, and media for investigation into how every aspect of the American national security state failed simultaneously on one morning.Instead the White House resisted the 9/11 families demands for an investigation for one year and never delivered a forensic investigation.Instead, the country was given a 9/11 Commission Report that was merely the government’s official story of what happened.No heads rolled.No one was fired or even reprimanded.To hold no one accountable for such a massive failure and humiliating defeat is not a believable response if the official 9/11 story is true.

Washington’s Blog: Everything we’re doing now was planned before 9/11. And Washington asks, Will the mainstream media ever report on the numerous admitted false flag terror attacks? Many examples given. And another post about U.S. government’s foreknowledge and aiding and abetting the terrorists.

The Guardian: Osama bin Laden had ties to CIA

David Ray Griffin asks, Where is the evidence that Osama bin Laden had responsibility in 9/11? (Remember, Hannity et al. have been complaining ad nauseam, and rightly, that people accusing Trump of “Russia collusions” do not have any evidence, and so on. Evidence is important.) The FBI’s 10 most wanted list included Osama bin Laden because of the African embassy and USS Cole bombings, but NOT because of 9/11 because they had no evidence linking the two. Further info from the Muckraker Report. Read Griffin’s book, Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive?

In 2009 the Daily Mail asked, Has Osama bin Laden been dead for 7 years?

An early 2002 Dan Rather CBS News report on bin Laden’s serious illness:

A December, 2001 Fox News story, still online: Bin Laden already dead.

Of course, how could Osama bin Laden have been killed and thrown out to sea by SEAL Team 6 in 2011 if bin Laden had already died in 2001 or 2002? Paul Craig Roberts again with some questions.

Another question to ask is what caused the helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed several SEAL Team 6 members who were involved in the Osama bin Laden “killing” just a couple months before that.

And Paul Joseph Watson on the Bin Laden fable shortly after he was “killed” in 2011. While Steve Watson explains the U.S. government’s history of fake bin Laden tapes.

Former CIA asset Susan Lindauer, a whistleblower who was railroaded and labeled a psychiatric case by USGov, explains more truth about 9/11, and the missing security tapes for the World Trade Center.

Here is an interview in which Lindauer tells about her experiences:

James Corbett with an hour-long discussion on who was really behind the 9/11 attacks:

And here is a video documentary from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth explaining the evidence that explosions brought down the World Trade Center, and not the fire caused by planes crashing into the buildings:

I admit it. I’m a “truther.” That’s because the truth is important. And as the late Justin Raimondo wrote, the opposite of a “truther” is a “liar.”

USSA Amerika in All Its Glory

It seems that everything in Amerika is politicized. With the social activists and “social justice” warriors wanting to silence and “demonetize” those who have a different point of view, and trying to impose a “social credit” score like in China, every aspect of every day life will be politicized and Amerika will be a Soviet 2.0 (if we’re not already there).

The idiots who run Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Google, and Micro$oft have no clue of history, so they are setting out to aid in the tyrannizing of Amerika.

And this seems to be what all or most of the Democrats running for President want to force on us. Trump is just as bad. And ignorant.

Socialists believe in the empowerment of parasites and bureaucrats and the coercion and the enslavement of others. Democrats fit that mold. (But then, so do the Republicans!)

For example, “Medicare for All,” which isn’t that much different as regular Medicare and Social Security. Workers and producers can’t opt out. Employers and workers must do what bureaucrats order them to do. There is no choice in the matter. No freedom.

And Laurence Vance once again points out that Republicans are just as much socialists as their Democrat opponents in the Republicans’ support for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, SCHIP, “Earned Income Tax Credit,” and Medicare Part D (prescription drug program). All socialist programs.

Even the Libertarian Partly has gone downhill since the Ron Paul-Harry Browne days, with their support in the last two Presidential elections for Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, the pukeworthy “social justice” warriors and interventionists from the Rethug party.

But everything in Amerika now is politics-obsessed and government-obsessed. Only government can solve problems (even though government is mainly the cause of most of the problems!), and the worst of the worst climb up the political ladder to grab that POWER! As soon as the 2016 Presidential election was over, immediately the news media robots were discussing the 2020 election! Doh!

And look at the current bunch of Democrats. Or rather, DON’T look! Yech! Take Elizabeth Warren. Please. She lies on her law school employment applications to fraudulently get work at Harvard, at the expensive of actual minorities who didn’t commit acts of fraud in their applications. Warren lied to the voters of Massachusetts during the last election, promising that if reelected she would stay the full 6-year term as Senator and wouldn’t run for President. The minute she won reelection last November she announces her run for President. We should call her “Liawatha,” no?

And is she a communist who wants the government to run all the industries? Envy, Inc. Warren also gave us the “Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” whose stated purpose is to weed out fraud. (How does a known fraudster weed out fraud?) The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a Democrat money-laundering racket. Did you know that?

And then there’s Kamala Harass, who giggled and replied, “Well said” this week to someone calling Trump “mentally retarded.” And then she tries to lie her way out of it.

Tulsi Gabbard pointed out Harris’s 1,500 marijuana arrests, and that she “blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so,” and that she “kept people in prison beyond their sentences” for cheap labor.

Also as a California prosecutor Harris arrested and jailed the parents of kids who missed too much school, and laughed about that, too. If I were a psychiatrist, I would love to have her in my office and find out, you know, what happened in her early childhood. I think there are probably similarities among all these parasites, shysters and psychopaths.

And, oh yes, here’s a real doozie. “Beto” O’Rourke, who puts baby poop in his wife’s food, and does “Psycho” scenes when she’s in the shower. And fantasized about murdering children. These people are sick degenerates.

“Mayor Pete”? The one who criticized Trump for getting out of the Vietnam War, but didn’t criticize the war itself? And the warmongers in Washington (which he strives to be, if elected) who sent 58,000 Americans to their deaths for no good reason? Nothing to say about that.

Speaking of the warmongering psychopaths in Washington (which all those Democrats strive to be), there was apparently a “secret meeting” planned with Donald Trump and Afghan Taliban officials to be held at Camp David, but because of a suicide car bomb attack that caused the death of an American soldier, Trump and his minions cancelled the meeting. They were to have an agreement with the Taliban but the Taliban were reluctant because they don’t recognize the “stooge government” in Kabul. (What about the “stooge government” in Washington?)

Now, the American soldier who died as a result of the bombing did so for the same reason that all the other American soldiers died in Afghanistan or Iraq (and Vietnam, etc., etc.), because they shouldn’t have been over there in the first place. They have no place being there, and the U.S. government had no good reason to start either of those two wars over there.

As the aforementioned Laurence Vance has stated, the U.S. government can eliminate the risks involved in U.S. troops being in places where they do not belong: just get the hell out of there. It’s not complicated.

But Democrats are just as much warmongers and foreign interventionists as the Republicans. They both suck.

But I don’t know whether the bureaucrats of Washington really want to end that Afghanistan war that they started for no good reason, and, given the U.S. government’s record of false flags, war crimes and shenanigans in other countries, it wouldn’t surprise me if the recent car bombing was really a CIA false flag. Now, I’m not accusing anyone, just saying it wouldn’t surprise me.

If it was a false flag, then it would be because the bureaucrats really don’t want to leave Afghanistan. Just look at all the boondoggles for the American military contractors and construction contractors, and the CIA opium fields and all the profits with the drug trade. I mean, who would want to give that up? (The criminals and gangsters of Washington, that is.)

And then there’s Secretary of Belligerence State Mike Bombpeo on all the Sunday shows, Chinese phone books and all, giving lots of sickening propaganda. When he and John Bolton speak, I just assume they are lying, like the other warmongers of the U.S. government.

Speaking of the Sunday talk shows that I hear on Bloomberg Radio, I couldn’t believe all the propaganda and lies yesterday. Chuck Toady with “Meet the Press” and CBS Fake the Nation were the worst.

If the economy is good by a year from now and Trump hasn’t started any new wars that his awful minions Bombpeo and Bolton seem to want to do, and the Democrat candidate still wins the 2020 election, it would be because of so much propaganda in the news media, probably combined with the shutting down of alternative media that the “SJW”s want to do.

Either way, Republican or Democrat, Trump or Liawatha, it’s Soviet 2.0. Perhaps the Libertarian Partly might actually consider nominating a libertarian this time. Or perhaps not voting is the best solution.

News and Commentary

Aaron Kesel with an article on Google, Facebook, Twitter meeting with government officials to figure out how to weed out “fake news” during the 2020 election. (What could go wrong?)

Dagney Taggart on Trump’s new fave: a new social credit plan with Big Tech and Big Brother and Big Government colluding to further gun control efforts. (See above.)

Jessica Prol Smith and Jeremy Tedesco discuss the SPLC’s dishonest slandering of others with whom they disagree as “hateful.”

Caitlin Johnstone has some meditations on Twitter’s silencing of antiwar/non-interventionist voices.

James Bovard on James Comey as a reckless, untrustworthy FBI director.

Barry Brownstein on the myth that our planet faces an overpopulation crisis.

Mike Adams says that Bernie Sanders has announced support for global eugenics and depopulation, and called on accelerating abortions in countries populated by people of color.

Robert Murphy asks, Do migrants drain wealth from America when they send money home?

Eric Margolis on Trump’s foolish trade war.

David Stockman on Trump’s fake MAGA and fake markets.

And the Daily Mail with an article by former FBI agent Mike German who says that Robert Mueller and James Comey made the FBI a threat to democracy, lost public trust in its agents and clouded Donald Trump’s presidency by going political.

Orwellian: Washington, DC Will Determine Who Has “Mental Illness”

Jon Rappoport has this excellent analysis of calls for a new agency to determine who is mentally ill or mentally unstable and thus may not have a gun. Once diagnosed with “mental illness,” psychiatrists will give these newly diagnosed “mentally ill” people psychiatric drugs, so that they probably WILL become violent! Doh! (Is there anyone more “mentally ill” than our typical Washington bureaucrat? Just askin’.)

More Important Articles

Laurence Vance explains how libertarians are different from liberals and conservatives.

John Shewchuck with a teacher-friendly guide to climate alarmism.

John Whitehead asks, Is the U.S. government the enemy of the people?

Richard Ebeling on the 70th year of Ludvig von Mises’s Human Action.

Bretigne Shaffer asks, Is vaccine safety too dangerous for us to discuss?

And Percy Greaves explains why employers can’t exploit the workers, even if they try.

A Deranged Society in Amerika Has a “Straight Pride” Parade

There was a “Straight Pride” parade, with 36 arrested and 4 police officers injured, in Boston. Many police officers had to act as shields between the “Straight Pride” people and the demonstrators, some of whom were saying that they needed to have a presence there to shout down the “Straight” morons and also accuse the “Straight” people of advocating hate and discrimination against gays and lesbians, and other LGBTQZZZZZ activists.

So, can someone please tell me why heterosexual people must go to this public event to say unequivocally that they are “Straight” Pride? What exactly does “Straight” mean, anyway? And I thought that “gay” meant “happy” or “joyous.” (Apparently not.)

I think that all this is going on, as idiotic as it is, because the LGBT activists have gone way off the deep end, in such an extreme, far removed from advocating “gay rights” or protecting themselves from the violence of anti-homosexual thugs. In the old days in America gays were victims of such violence, just because of being gay. But that doesn’t really happen that much now. It does happen in Saudi Arabia, Iran and other more repressive areas, in which those places’ governments are inflicting such harm against people just for being homosexual.

But sadly in Amerika, in which “social justice” warriors are being brainwashed in the schools from their earliest days to believe in a lot of crap they believe now, the violence is going in the reverse. Whether it’s gays and lesbians or other members of the LGBTQ+++ community, Black Lives Matter or other black or minority activist groups, abortion groups or other leftist organizations, the violence is being perpetrated against conservatives, anyone with a “MAGA” hat, and even police now, regardless of any particular police officer’s record or himself respecting the rights of protesters, etc.

And all over on the college campuses we have speech codes, lists of the many words or phrases that one may not speak, or else, and professors getting fired for using the “n-word” merely in historical context such as describing a ’60s Civil Rights march dialogue, and so on.

During the 1980s a common phrase, including being written as graffiti on buildings and street posts, was “Silence = Death.” This was in reference to the AIDS crisis that was mainly hitting the male homosexual community (if that is a “community”). In the old days if someone was homosexual that meant he had to be hush-hush about it, or risk getting some sort of abuse or even evicted or fired from work. But the AIDS crisis brought about silence that included being silent about ways to protect themselves from getting the HIV and then possibly AIDS, that at the time was a death sentence.

But now, silence is what the people on the left want, not only from those with whom they disagree on political and social issues, but from EVERYONE! Anyone caught uttering certain, specific phrases or words (example) will be disciplined, like it’s the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany.

People are getting censored from Google, Facebook and Twitter. And they are getting “de-platformed,” which in some cases can threaten people’s livelihoods.

Speaking of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, unfortunately many of today’s young people are not educated in the history of those 20th Century, socialist, totalitarian societies. They have NO idea that they are being brainwashed to believe the same kinds of statist ideologies and myths of things that don’t exist in reality. They have no idea that they are acting like little fascists now. I don’t like being around the young people now, quite frankly, because I’m afraid some little innocent thing I might say could elicit the brainwashed twerp to then call the police on me!

And speaking of people to fear, we now have “Antifa,” which stands for “Anti-First Amendment,” gang thugs who actually start fights with, beat up on, put in the hospital those whose views they don’t like or even journalists like Andy Ngo who are merely covering a public event.

And the word “hate” is thrown around like it no longer means anything, because the ones who are accusing others of “hate” are themselves the ones spewing hate, foul language and inflicting violence on others. They do it in public, on Twitter, in restaurants, everywhere.

Now, are you parents out there? In your 30s, 40s or 50s? Are any of those young people your kids? What the hell did my generation (mid-50s) do to the next generation? What the hell is wrong with MY generation?

So, it is those people on the left who are driving a bunch of schmucks to have a moronic “Straight Pride” parade and wasting the very nice holiday weekend weather when they could have done something more worthwhile.

Trump the Egomaniacal Fascist Ignoramus

Like more mass shootings in Texas we have Hurricane Dorian to serve as a distraction away from the real news of Donald Trump continuing to Make America Worse Again with his trade idiocy and other fascist policies.

Trump’s tariff-taxes are really fines because they are Trump’s way of punishing consumers for their purchasing choices, which The Donald doesn’t like. So he’s a fascist, as well as an ignoramus.

When the gubmint imposes fines against consumers and distorts the markets, it then likely becomes more expensive for people to get what they want or need, and thus the people’s standard of living declines. Nevertheless, what’s important to Trump is that he imposes his ignorance on the people. That’s what matters to fascists and dictators. (See Venezuela and Maduro.)

Freedom — i.e. free trade and free markets — is what contributes greatly to the rise in the standard of living of the people. We know that from the facts of history.

And by the way, Trump has been on this trade war stuff for years. He has stated that he wants a trade war, so really Trump is the one who started the trade war now.

(In a 2011 post I had linked to a Fox News article quoting Trump in a 2010 interview, in which he said, “I would love to have a trade war with China.” But that link is no longer working, and I can’t find any other articles online quoting Trump from that interview. Hmmm. So I had to link to the Wayback Machine snapshot of that page. Are TPTB going to delete that page, too? We can’t let the people know that Trump has wanted to start a trade war with China for years!)

So yes, Trump started this trade war, because he wants to have a trade war with a “big” country, to make himself feel big and tough, regardless of how reckless and destructive such actions are. It’s all about Trump and his pathetic, weak little ego. So with his tariff-tax fines he is really punishing Americans for their purchasing choices. “Do what I say, because I’m the boss, or else!” the fascist demands.

Sure, he might really believe the myths and fairy tales about trade deficits, and he might really believe what he’s saying in his ignorant rants and tweets, but even if Mnuchin, Kudlow and others are advising him to knock it off he won’t listen to anything that goes against his long-held fantastical false beliefs.

And as I wrote in an earlier post, “trade deficits” mean nothing. They have nothing to do with anything of a “competitive” nature. As Don Boudreaux pointed out, America as a whole nation, Americans and their businesses are not representing a single entity “America” and competing with businesspeople in any other country as a single entity.

The American economy, though, is not remotely analogous to Caterpillar, Inc. Americans do not work for America, Inc. And there are no goods or services that we Americans are managed as workers to produce for sale to non-Americans. America is not a business that operates according to a shared, unitary plan the success or failure of which is recorded on a meaningful budget. Thus, the American economy – unlike an actual business firm, household, or government – is not an organization that can spend too much or go into debt. In reality, America, Inc., does not exist. Being non-existent, it cannot earn, spend, lend, borrow, or budget.

No, in reality (which is not where Trump is living, for sure), each business is competing with other businesses to earn the purchases of consumers. So this “trade deficit” thing means nothing in the real world.

But the deficits that DO matter are the ones that ignorant Trump DOESN’T care about: the BUDGET deficit! As I wrote in an earlier post, Trump and his fellow Democrats and Rethuglicans are spending like drunken sailors and squandering taxpayer money away, a $4 trillion budget with a deficit of nearly $1 trillion. Jeepers, give a “businessman” government power and other people’s money and he’ll squander it away, just like the rest of the corrupt, short-sighted bureaucrats in Washington.

Read Laurence Vance on how the Repugnicans in CONgress are just as much big-spending crooks as the Democrats.

But Trump loves government power, the power to steal the earnings away from the people. Don’t be fooled by his tax-cutting rhetoric, or even his actual tax cuts. The individual tax cuts are really a sham in the long term because they will expire in a few years, at which time people’s taxes will go UP. And that’s not even taking into account a possible Democrat getting elected President in 2020 and raising taxes even more. The Trump corporate tax cuts were permanent, but there shouldn’t even be a corporate tax because all the people who own or work for corporations are already being taxed (i.e. robbed by gubmint thugs) from their individual earnings.

Besides Don Boudreax’s article (linked above) on trade deficits, see Murray Rothbard, Robert Murphy, and Richard Ebeling as well.

Besides the trade fascism, The Donald also now wants to empower Big Tech including Amazon and Apple to determine who should own a gun and who should not. See The Daily Caller and the Tenth Amendment Center on that issue.

Do we really want these already-ultra-biased tech companies to use their biased pre-programmed software to decide who is theoretically “potentially violent” and could cause trouble, and thus data to be used by gubmint to disarm totally innocent people who have never harmed anyone based on, what, their political views, or being a part of the non-Left? And at the same time the military is developing a program to detect “fake news” to censor “disinformation,” i.e. information questioning or criticizing government bureaucrats’ decisions.

Does Donald Trump understand that these are bad ideas? Does he understand anything?

It seems obvious to me that Trump was never really a “businessman who didn’t really want to be President but is doing so begrudgingly,” but is in fact someone who had been running for President for decades and decades. Fragile ego needs power over others. These narcissistic megalomaniacs are all the same, in business or politics or religion, or whatever. And look at this piece on Brett Kavanaugh, who, like Elena Kagan, had been running for Supreme Court for decades as well. They’re all the same, flocking to Washington to rule over you.