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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.

The “Social Justice” Mob in Amerika

You probably remember the case of Michelle Carter, the young high school student who through phone calls and texts urged her boyfriend to kill himself, which he did. She was convicted of involuntary manslaughter based on her words alone. She was a mean, nasty girl, and for that she was convicted of manslaughter. Carter then appealed to the Massachusetts Supreme Court, which upheld the conviction! So now she appealing to the U.S. Supremes.

Hmm. As I pointed out in this post, if someone’s meanness and verbal “bullying” can be made criminally responsible for someone else’s suicidal death, then how about other forms of speech? Such as a  bitter campaign speech by a candidate who calls others terrible names, or a “hateful rant” on a blog or Facebook, something a possibly “vulnerable” person reacted to by then committing suicide?

But now there is a new case, and in Massachusetts no less, of a terrible, nasty b*tch girlfriend urging her boyfriend to commit suicide, which he did. They were both Boston College students. Like the Michelle Carter case, this young “girlfriend” sent the boyfriend tens of thousands of texts, such as “go kill yourself,” etc. After he killed himself by jumping off a parking garage just hours before he was to graduate last May, the girlfriend then fled to her home country of South Korea.

In the Michelle Carter case, the two were taking antidepressants. Dr. Peter Breggin had testified during the trial regarding the effects of antidepressants. He has a whole resource page on just that case with several links to his articles on that. And I have written about the psychiatric drugs and their being contributors to worsening depression, suicide, aggression and violence, more recently on the Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade suicides.

So far we haven’t heard whether the two Boston College students in this new case had been taking any psychiatric drugs. But he had severe depression, supposedly. It wouldn’t surprise me if he was taking antidepressants and, if so, that the drugs worsened his depression, as Dr. Peter Breggin has testified and written about extensively. But it may not be the case, so we’ll see.

In any event, the subject of psychiatric drugs is not what I’m writing about here. This post is more about speech, and freedom of speech.

In the case of the two Boston College students, the girlfriend in the new case, Inyoung You, is being charged with involuntary manslaughter. Just for being a verbally mean b*tch. But being a verbally mean b*tch isn’t a crime. So I think there is something else going here with the Suffolk County, Massachusetts DA Rachael Rollins.

DA Rachael Rollins is one of those “social justice” prosecutors who will selectively prosecute or not prosecute someone by taking the suspect’s socioeconomic background (or race) into account. She states: “If the person presents with mental health issues, substance use disorder, homelessness, or poverty, we’re going to pause just for a moment to see who is this person in front of us … Before branding someone with a criminal record, we just want to pause if they have some of those characteristics.”

Among the suspects she has chosen not to prosecute so far: 11 assault or assault and battery charges. One suspect was accused of punching his wife in the face. In another case, a lady jogger was assaulted and suffered a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury.

And so I’m wondering if the charging of a verbally mean girlfriend with involuntary manslaughter, but not charging physically violent criminals, is a part of a subtle, longer-range scheme to go after speech, not as much “mean, bullying texts” but as a stepping stone to eventually criminalize so-called “hate speech.” We already know the activists want to do this. They already have been doing this.

Of course, “hate speech” is subjective. The leftist mob will not want to go after me if I criticize nationalism, flag-worship, organized religion and the military. (But I’m sure the Archie Bunkers out there would go after me for such “hate speech,” no?)

No, the “hate speech” will be determined by the “social justice” crowd, and by law, anything considered to be “racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic,” anti-LGBTQ+++, but not anti-Christian, or anti-conservative, or hatefulness toward non-irrational leftists. Do you know what I mean?

So, will we be more like Germany, in which the modern “hate speech” gestapo invades people’s homes and steals their property, accusing them of making “threats” and “inciting violence” merely for expressing unpopular views such as about LGBT people?

And now, in a recent survey of millennials, according to Reason, most of the young people support censorship of “hate speech” that is “hurtful or offensive,” and support censorship “in universities or on social media” as well as legal crackdowns on news outlets who publish or broadcast “biased, inflammatory, or false” information.

But thanks to the moonstream media now, actual evidence-backed truthful information is now considered to be “false” information or, as the brainwashed sheeple like to say, “debunked conspiracy theories,” simply because its sources are from alternative media, such as about Ukrainians meddling in the 2016 election.

If the millennials had their way, they would censor that Red State article, and the Politico and New York Times articles linked there, so that the general public would still not know the truth about Ukraine. The ignorant activists would censor former CIA official Ray McGovern and former NSA official William Binney’s articles that went into their own forensic work regarding the DNC computers and McGovern and Binney’s debunking the “Russian hacking” conspiracy theory promulgated by the entire moonstream media and all the little twitterbots and Fakebook snowflakes on the Internet.

So are we looking at a future in which the truth is labeled “false” and censored while the real fake news is presented as “truth” when it’s really just a bunch of propaganda?

First there were the crazies including Marxine Waters telling people to stalk conservatives at restaurants and malls and harass them. And now, the obsession by the Trump haters to remove him from the White House has gone from bad to worse, from the Russia-Mueller crusade to the current impeachment craze.

We have a lying, Soviet apparatchik-wannabe Adam Schiffty who lies and makes up stuff, he runs committee hearing by not allowing the Republicans to ask witnesses questions and he is literally coaching the witness in testimony!

“Witness tampering” much, Shiffty?

Outside of politics in Warshington, on the “social justice” front, we now have speech codes, college campus diversity conferences and implicit bias training, requirements on college campuses to know “emotional risks” of events.

So while the “social justice” activists have been promoting silencing those with a point of view that’s different from theirs or not accepting of transgender activism, at the same time the “social justice” activists are promoting actual physical violence against innocent people as long as the violence is committed by allegedly members of “oppressed” or discriminated-against groups and against anyone who is targeted as “racist,” “nazi,” “white supremacist,” etc., sans any due process, even if the angry mob knows nothing about their victim.

Gee, let’s elect more “social justice” activists to District Attorney or state attorneys general, and to other legally powerful offices to create such an Orwellian dystopian society. You bet.

This is truly a mob-rule society now.

Ron Paul on Trump’s Dangerous Pre-Crime Plans

Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams discuss the authoritarian Trump and AG Barr’s proposals to implement pre-crime policies, in which the gubmint and police will determine who MIGHT be committing crimes in the future, based on, what, an angry Twitter rant? Someone who might have “anti-government” views?

The “Fourth Estate” Are Now Slaves of Crazed U.S. Government Psychopaths

Paul Craig Roberts says the end of accountable government is close at hand. And he’s right. Roberts observes that the CIA has so much control over the “news” media and government-approved explanations of events that most of the mainstream news media is a farce.

And,

What is astonishing about the CIA’s destruction of Julian Assange is the silence of American law schools and bar associations, the silence of universities, the absence of student and labor union protests, the absence of any protection of Assange’s rights from courts as the last news organization willing and capable of holding governments accountable for their crimes is destroyed openly in full view of the law schools, intellectuals, bar associations, courts, and print and TV media.

The CIA’s control over explanations is as complete as the control Big Brother has in George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984.And this doesn’t bother the citizens of the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Europe.Only a few individuals speak out for Assange, and they, too, are demonized in turn.

In fact, I was listening to a talk radio show today, and the two co-hosts are still referring to that dreaded phone call between Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president as “Trump looking to dig up dirt on a political opponent,” Joe Biden, which is not what that phone call in question was. That was what Congressman Adam Schiffty said it was, when he read his made-up version of the phone call. The White House released a transcript of the actual phone call, and it did not show that Trump was looking for “dirt” on political opponents.

The moonstream media is a puppet of the national security state, the CIA and the military. They are not the “liberal media.” What a joke that is.

Also today Gary Barnett writes that the real news is what is not in the news. He points out that we have not been hearing anything about the Jeffrey Epstein case, or about what the U.S. government is doing to Julian Assange. He also notes the silence of non-government-approved news regarding 9/11 for the past 18 years.

I don’t know if it’s the news editors and news radio and TV producers who take direct orders from the Pentacon and the CIA, or they are so well trained by the time they get their high-up news-control jobs those editors and producers just censor based on what they have been conditioned to believe the government would approve. The control the U.S. government has over “news” (i.e. propaganda) media is amazing.

When it comes to events and issues in which people contradict the official government narrative, such as 9/11, they are called “conspiracy theorists” and so on. The same thing goes for the climate issue, in which people are labeled “deniers” by the obedient closed-minded crusaders who believe that science is “settled.” In fact, those aforementioned liberal talk radio people I heard today also frequently use the phrase, “debunked conspiracy theory” when it comes to the Russiagate or now the Ukrainegate issues. Are they that dumb? Or are they just extremely dishonest anti-truth propagandists?

And finally, Ben Norton writes about about journalist Max Blumenthal being arrested by Warshington’s anti-freedom of the press gestapo, as relates to his political reporting on Venezuela. (Kevin Gosztola has an article on that too.) Blumenthal had been exposing the Venezuelan opposition crackpots who are supported by regime-change fanatics in Warshington.

I think the “national security” (sic) state in Warshington, the moonstream media, those statists and parasites inside the beltway, they are very sick and deranged people. Liars, propagandists, and apparatchiks. They are sick.