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Month: November 2019

More News and Commentary

Jacob Hornberger: America’s soldiers did not fight or die for freedom.

John Whitehead: Casualties of war: military veterans have become America’s walking wounded.

James Bovard: As the deep state attacks Trump to rave media reviews, don’t forget its dark side.

Ray McGovern: Ukraine for dummies.

Becky Akers: Mr. Bill and the Marxists.

Robert Wenzel reviews Rand Paul’s book, The Case Against Socialism.

NY Post: 10 reasons why this impeachment “inquiry” is really a coup.

Aaron Maté: The Brennan Dossier: all about a prime mover of Russiagate.

Lew Rockwell: Ron Paul, hero.

Elizabeth Nolan Brown and Paul Detrick: Politicians want to destroy Section 230, the Internet’s First Amendment.

John Solomon: The real Ukraine controversy: an activist U.S. embassy and its adherence to the Geneva Convention

Robert Levering: How anti-Vietnam War protests thwarted Nixon’s plans and saved lives

Paul Craig Roberts: The latest false news on the Trump impeachment.

And Moon of Alabama: Trump and Zelensky want peace with Russia. The fascists oppose that.

The Vaccine Issue Will Not Go Away

As Jon Rappoport writes in his post on the vaccine scandals the press is ignoring, “Some lies are so big, many people can’t accept the fact that they’re lies. Their minds are boggled. ‘No,’ they say, ‘that couldn’t be.’ But yes, that could be, and is.”

Many people, unfortunately, are continuously bamboozled and duped by establishment medicine and Big Pharma propaganda from the moonstream media. “That’s been debunked,” goes the hysterical True Believers, even though there hasn’t been any debunking. “The science is settled,” and “There’s no more discussion.” Have you heard these cries of ignorance?

And, in this post on the flu and the pushing of the flu vaccine, Jon Rappoport writes:

Not every mainstream medical professional is trying to lie about the flu.

Most of these people, as a result of their indoctrination, simply assume conventional wisdom is true.

But as you move toward the top of the ladder—for example, public health agencies like the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)—there are definitely some first-class liars on board.

The information I’m about to spring on you—and I’ve posted this before—is in the category of: HOW CAN THAT BE TRUE? IF THAT WERE TRUE, THEN EVERYTHING I’VE BEEN TOLD AND EVERYTHING I’VE BELIEVED IS INCREDIBLY FALSE.

And that’s a problem for many people. They would rather hold on to a falsehood than shift allegiance to the truth, when the truth makes them view authority figures in a whole new light.

And he continues with a lot of information on the CDC’s propaganda campaign.

For more information, Children’s Health Defense has this Science Library page with links to a large list to click on in its research database. For example, links to the Autism page, detailing several studies on the matter, as well as on SIDS and MMR.

And today children’s health advocates gathered to mark the 33rd anniversary of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which excuses vaccine makers from injury lawsuits. The feds i.e. taxpayers foot the bill. So far, it’s past $4 billion. There is no incentive for vaccine safety by Big Pharma cronies such as Merck, Glaxo, Pfizer, etc. Shame on them.

The Democrat and Republican Parties Are a Criminal Racket

Jacob Hornberger may or may not agree with me that the two major political parties are a criminal racket. And I’ll explain further down why I think they are.

But he sure writes terrific columns. In this one Jacob comments on Elizabeth Warren’s socialist soak-the-rich plan. He notes that the U.S. had no income tax for over 100 years, in which Americans were free to do whatever they wanted with their own wealth and earnings. It was not stolen from them by the government.

But in 1913 the gubmint convinced i.e. bamboozled the American people to accept a compulsory income tax, sans any kind of voluntary contract. It was an involuntary contract, the same kind of involuntary contract that a robber has with his victim on the street. “Your money or your life,” and so on. Yep, that gubmint.

Hornberger writes:

So, what happened? Both Democrats and Republicans began spending government money like it was going out of style on both domestic welfare-state programs and foreign warfare-state escapades. The result was that the middle class ended up getting fleeced to pay for all that welfare-warfare junk.

Just consider all the middle-class people today who are having trouble making ends meet. Manyof them do not have a nest egg in the event of an emergency. They live paycheck to paycheck. That’s because the federal government has fleeced them of their money to fund its ever-burgeoning welfare-warfare state expenses.

There is something else to consider about Warren’s “soak the rich” philosophy. It ultimately hurts the middle class and the poor. The rich provide valuable services in society. One, many of them own businesses that employ middle class and poor people. Two, the rich accumulate capital, which is a key to rising standards of living for the middle class and the poor. Three, many of the rich become rich by providing goods and services that the middle class and the poor value. And four, the rich buy expensive products when they are first invented, which ultimately leads to mass production that enables the middle class and poor to buy such products.

Soaking the rich leads to impoverishment of the middle class and poor. Just look at Cuba, where Warren’s socialist counterparts seized everything from the rich, including money, businesses, and homes. At first, it was party time with all that money and property. But over time, the socialist system started caving in on itself, leaving everyone in Cuba impoverished.

Of course, Warren would undoubtedly argue that at least everyone in Cuba is equal in the sense that everyone is equally poor. But is that really a good thing? Wouldn’t it be better if everyone in society is prospering, even if some have more than others?

Nope. Liawatha would prefer that everyone be equally poor, and not that people are prospering. Except for herself, her fellow apparatchik commissars in the bureaucracy, and their crony industrialists, of course.

Just like in Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela, the old Soviet Union, and of course, today’s good ol’ USSA.

That is why the whole area surrounding Washington, DC is the wealthiest area of the country.

So “soaking the rich” really just means stealing from everyone as much as possible, and living high off the hog at the expense of the workers and producers of society.

Of course, these criminals are causing, or would cause, a continually diminishing population of workers and producers, that’s for sure. They will put everyone out of work in the current “capitalist” system, and the minimum wage laws are a micro view of all that. Instead, in their world the gubmint is the one “employer” i.e. master, and the rest of the population are the “workers” i.e. slaves.

So Liawatha, Bernie, and the rest of those criminal kooks are “SOAKED” with more envy and covetousness than the more honest and normal people who don’t want to steal from their neighbors.

Additionally, the socialist grabbers and takers want to grab the reins of power and control all the industries, all the property, and make a whole bunch of rules that the rest of the population must follow — Do this, do that … Do things this way and don’t do things that way, and so on. Jawohl, Dear Leader! And with all that crap is that they want to control your thoughts by making you have to openly accept crazy things like transgender nonsense and all the group identity politics that they espouse.

But the Republicans are just as bad as the Democrats. Republicans believe in socialism just as much. They love the income tax, Social Security, Medicare, Prescription Drug Welfare, foreign aid, and all the other forms of compulsory redistributionism that are now in place.

In fact, I would go so far as to suggest that the Republican and Democrat parties are a criminal racket, because throughout the years they have imposed laws, fees and restrictions on third parties or otherwise non-establishment candidates to get their names on the ballots in elections. Any and all of those in power who have imposed such unconstitutional restrictions should be charged with racketeering, extortion, fraud, and whatever other charges that apply.

Also, the people in the U.S. government who have sent fellow Americans off to their deaths for no good reason in Vietnam and Korea, and started wars of aggression against Iraq and Afghanistan and initiated drone bombings and killings of innocent civilians in other countries, and imposed murderous sanctions, have been members of those two establishment parties, Republican and Democrat. They have not been Libertarians or Greens.

And it wasn’t Libertarians or Greens who imposed the aforementioned income tax-thefts, which have enabled those wars of aggression and redistributionism from the workers over to the military contractors the merchants of death. It was Republicans and Democrats. Certainly not Libertarians, Greens or members of the Constitution Party.

Involuntary taxes are acts of theft. Why? Because they are … involuntary. They are not based on a voluntary contract. For any transaction to be legitimate in a free society, it must be voluntary, not involuntary. If it’s involuntary, then it is nothing but stealing, robbery, theft, extortion, fraud, mugging, embezzling, pilfering, shoplifting, you name it. It is not an honest transaction. It is criminal.

So, in addition to the Democrats and Republicans’ restricting the rights of the people to participate in democracy and run for office (and oppose the power-abusers), those other reasons are further evidence that the two major parties are a criminal racket.

Law Prof: Adam Schiffty Now Trying to Reshape the Facts

Law professor Jonathan Turley has a post today on Adam Schiffty now “suddenly injecting the possible use of bribery as a basis for the impeachment of President Donald Trump,” a scheme that is “both constitutionally and historically unsound … would undermine the credibility of the impeachment effort by struggling to reshape the facts into a more compelling criminal image,” and “will only raise questions of the legitimacy of the effort.” (Note: Prof. Turley isn’t referring to the corrupt, lying congressman as “Adam Schiffty,” I’m doing that.)

More on Government the Unnecessary Evil and the Police State in USSA

Laurence Vance discusses inessential government workers. (There are “essential” government workers?)

James Bovard on the “officer friendly” police fantasy.

Jacob Hornberger says the Washington Post exemplifies obtuseness on the U.S. “deep state.”

Gary Barnett on the big picture.

And the College Fix with an article on a Columbia professor who fled communism now saying the university is going communist.

Articles for Armistice Day

Arjun Walia: War propaganda and fake news.

Gary Barnett: Why oppose war?

Barry Brownstein: Without free speech, all speech becomes government speech.

Alex Knight: Greta Thunberg vs. Boyan Slat.

Peter Quinones: Blaming libertarianism for every “societal woe.”

Brandon Smith: There are things worth fighting for, and fates far worse than death.

Jacob Hornberger: The case for open immigration.

Robert Wenzel: New tactic from Trump administration to decrease lawful immigration.

Dr. Mercola: Stark evidence of Google censoring health news.

Mac Slavo: NBC uses propaganda to promote the “benefits” of microchipping.

Patricia Hynes: Novermber 11, remembering the tragedy and legacy of World War I.

Matt Agorist: Entire police department now gone after good cops refused to enforce quota system.

Charles Burris: Jean-Jacques Rousseau as the first leftist, and the anti-individualist, anti-capitalist “conservatives.”

Watts Up With That?: Meet the doomers, depressed climate warriors.

Reason: Michigan counties steal properties based on minor tax payment mistakes.

And Alexander Zubatov: 4 reasons why socialism is becoming more popular.

News and Commentary

John Whitehead comments on a new kind of tyranny: the global state’s war on those who speak truth to power.

Ron Paul analyzes the Trump administration’s proposed pre-crime policy of sentence first, crime later.

Peter Earle on the feds’ totalitarian Real ID.

Richard Enos on all the doctors being paid to be shills for Big Pharma.

Richard Ebeling writes about the history and meaning of the Berlin Wall.

Chris Hedges on the enemy within.

John Solomon reports that Hunter Biden’s Ukraine gas firm pressed the Obama administration to end corruption allegations.

The Last Refuge on why John Brennan, Peter Strzok, and DOJ needed Julian Assange arrested, and why U.K. officials obliged.

Fox News article on “whistleblower” attorney having tweeted that the “coup has started” in early 2017.

Jacob Hornberger comments on the problems with Tulsi Gabbard.

Jon Rappoport says that rising up against the oligarchs does not equal socialism.

Robert Murphy on the bogus “consensus” argument on climate change.

Michael Snyder with 45 population control quotes that show the elite are quite eager to reduce the number of people on the planet.

B.N. Frank discusses government schools mounting electromagnetic devices on kids’ heads to collect brainwave data.

Don Boudreaux doesn’t like Marx’s writing.

Laurence Vance wonders whether the feds should have a war on peanuts.

Peter van Buren has a note to progressives.

Joy Pullmann on the first Common Core graduates being the worst prepared for college in years.

Alan MacLeod on the arrest of Max Blumenthal and the war on alternative media

And L.K. Samuels on the original social justice warriors: Hitler and Mussolini.

Jacob Hornberger Announces Libertarian Party Run for President

It appears that Future of Freedom Foundation President Jacob Hornberger has announced a run for President as a Libertarian. I wrote about that recently, but now he has formally announced. It sure would be a good thing to get someone who articulates the principles of liberty as the Libertarian Party candidate. Not another Gary Johnson or Bob Barr, please. I intend to write more on his candidacy over the coming months, as I did with Ron Paul during the 2011-2012 Presidential campaign.

Jacob Hornberger believes strongly in the non-aggression principle, and supports non-interventionism in foreign affairs and non-interventionism in domestic life. No more militarism and empire overseas. He supports ending the drug war, abolishing the IRS and the income tax and letting the people keep and do whatever they want with their own money.

Without the institutional theft of involuntary taxation, the government can’t carry out all its criminal destruction abroad and at home, because no one in his right mind would voluntarily pay for the evil and criminality the government commits on a daily basis.

I linked to this terrific interview of Hornberger by Ernest Hancock a few weeks ago, and there it is again.

Here are his positions on the issues on his campaign website, Jacob for Liberty.

Here is his latest post on what to do with Medicare. He compares his answer to the answers of other announced Libertarian Party presidential candidates.

Jacob Hornberger’s background, from his website:

1950: born in Laredo, Texas, and raised on a farm on the Rio Grande.

1968-1972: Virginia Military Institute; B.A. in economics; elected class valedictorian: commissioned 2nd Lt., U.S. Army Reserves.

1972-1975: Law school at University of Texas at Austin; J.D. degree.

1973: Infantry school, Fort Benning, Georgia.

1972-1980: U.S. Army Reserves.

1974: Infantry school at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

1975-1983: Trial attorney in Laredo, Texas; licensed to practice in Texas, U.S. District Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court.

1983-1987: Trial attorney in Dallas, Texas; one semester as adjunct professor of law and economics at University of Dallas.

1987-1989: Program director at The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York.

1991-1996: Three terms on Libertarian Party platform committee; keynote speaker at 1996 national party convention; awarded Thomas Paine Award for outstanding communication of libertarian principles.

2002: Independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia.

1989-present: Founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF), a non-profit libertarian educational foundation; author/editor of 12 books, including Jacob’s newest book, My Passion for Liberty.

2019-2020: Libertarian Party candidate for president.

Here is his official announcement:

More News and Commentary

Laurence Vance comments on military habits.

Kerry McDonald in praise of spontaneous order.

Thomas DiLorenzo on the Soviet-style university system in Amerika.

Kurt Nimmo comments on the police state escalating its war on freedom of speech.

Caitlin Johnstone says that mainstream journalists who refuse to defend dissident journalists are worshipers of power.

Ray McGovern on the arrest of Max Blumenthal.

David Stockman says, Yes, Virginia, there is a deep state.

Matt Agorist with an article on Florida police caught creating illegal lists for tracking gun owners.

Donald Boudreaux has some questions for immigration skeptics.

Bryan Caplan on the plight of the worker.

Dagny Taggart on what the idiot central-planner utilities bureaucrats are doing to the people of California with the deliberate power shut-offs.

Steve Penfield discusses in depth the forgotten media purges of the Great Depression.

Jacob Hornberger comments on the never-ending wars on terrorism and drugs.

Ron Paul on Trump flip-flopping on Syria withdrawal.

James Bovard says U.S. aid makes corrupt countries more corrupt.

Aaron Kesel: Trump further militarizing police.

Human Rights Watch with an article on CIA-backed forces committing atrocities in Afghanistan.

Robert Wenzel asks, Should we accept the conclusions of experts?

Richard Ebeling discusses Max Weber on politics as a vocation.

And Tyler O’Neil discusses the new Austin, Texas sex ed curriculum that trains kids to be LGBT activists.