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José Niño on why the elites look down on manual labor.

Robert Wenzel discusses Alex Tabarrok’s preferring more government interventionism than less in Venezuela, and Tabarrok’s misunderstanding of what is socialist and what is anarchist.

Jacob Hornberger says, Impeach Trump but only for the right reason.

Per Bylund says that tariffs are attacks on property rights and freedom.

Laurence Vance asks, Who actually pays for tariffs?

Robert Murphy debunks 3 modern arguments for tariffs.

Ron Paul says that the Violence Against Women Act does violence to the Constitution.

And Ammo.com with an article on the corresponding rise of antidepressants and mass shootings.

In Psycho-California the Government Child Abusers Mandate More Intrusions

WND with an article on Psycho-California Senate bill proposed to mandate that pastors turn in parents who don’t provide enough “‘warmth,’ ‘attention,’ or ‘normal living experiences’” to their kids.

“Tragically, the children most at risk of experiencing sexual abuse are those already under California’s supervision as foster children. Instead of addressing its own abject failure to protect those directly under its care, the state is rolling back longstanding legal privileges in a way that could actually make the problem worse…”

And California’s schools (sic) are now pushing “LGBT sex ed,” i.e. regressive sex perversions onto the kids, according to Life Site News.

This “toolkit,” funded in part by the George Soros-connected Tides Center, offers kids tips on using sex toys and anal lubricant. It defines “anal intercourse,” “phone sex,” and more as “common sexual behaviors.” It teaches that “abstinence” and “virginity” can mean engaging in a variety of sexual activities, but stopping short of intercourse.

In a memo dated March 29 to the Orange County Board of Education, Orange County Department of Education general counsel Ronald Wenkart says that the law’s opt-out provision “does not apply to instruction, materials, or programming that discusses gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, relationships, or family and does not discuss human reproductive organs.”

Parents who disagree with the state’s LGBT positions “may not excuse their children from this instruction,” Wenkart continues. He then suggests that parents still having the right to “advise their children that they disagree with” such lessons compensates for this restriction.

He also cites judicial precedent to claim that “parents do not have a constitutional right to excuse their children from portions of the school curriculum that they find objectionable.”

“Liberal” (i.e. “Fascist”) Massachusetts Bans “Conversion Therapy” for Transgenders and Gays

In Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Half-Baker lives up to his name, “Half-Baker,” and has signed the anti-“conversion therapy” bill into law. He follows in the footsteps of the governor of New Hampshire, the “Live Free or Die” state, Gov. Chris Sununu, who signed a similar bill just weeks before his reelection last Fall.

As I wrote in this post, “Conversion therapy isn’t just the ‘electric shock therapy’ that the fear mongering propagandists have been screaming about. Conversion therapy can include someone who is insecure with his or her sexual orientation or gender identity, such as having difficulty identifying with one’s gender that one was born with, and going to a clinical psychotherapist to talk about the issue to try to deal with it better…”

And, “yes, it is a charade with this transgender crap. Someone who is a male but believes he is a female obviously has some psychological issues going on. Maybe he’s been brainwashed by wacko parents or by demented ideologically-guided teachers at school, or there is some high level of dysfunction in the home that is affecting his personality development or his self-identity and gender identity. Whatever the situation, someone who is a male but thinks he’s a female (but clearly isn’t a female because he’s a male) or someone who is a female but thinks she’s a male (but clearly isn’t a male because she’s a female) and who wants to have a normal gender identity that’s based on what actual biological gender the person actually is, has a right to seek guidance in that regard…”

Sorry for my copying and pasting from an earlier post. I wish I had more time.

The whole law is as anti-freedom of speech, thought and conscience as you can get, and I hope someone takes this up to the U.S. Supreme Court (although most of the time, those 9 bureaucrats are totally useless, I know). This whole thing is about free speech, not “gay or transgender civil rights.” It is about compelled speech, banned speech, censorship, and silencing innocent people in the name of promoting unhealthy lifestyles.

And the cognitive dissonance and irrationality of the social activists is getting worse now. The gender and gay activists want to ban such “conversion” treatments by law, but they endorse “doctors” slicing and dicing and cutting off the sex organs of perfectly healthy people including minors, and without their parents’ approval, by the way. Many of these same deranged activist psychos also want to legalize murdering unborn babies up to the point of birth and even after the baby is born.

And another thing: “conversion”? Who is “converting,” and converting to what? This is about young people who have confusion and want to be what they are. It’s the activists who are trying to “convert” someone over to the opposite sex despite one’s actual biological sex.

So, the new law in Massachusetts clearly addresses “licensed” therapists and other practitioners and states that they could be subject to disciplinary action by the licensing boards if they try to help a confused young person deal with his or her gender issues or sexual attraction issues that the person wants to get help in dealing with.

The conclusion: If you are someone who is dealing with the above issues and who wants to be treated with therapy to help you deal with those issues, don’t go to a licensed therapist or practitioner. This whole thing is yet another example of the validity of requiring practitioners to be licensed by the gubmint, especially when many people in that bureaucracy are crackpots.

Finally, Laurence Vance has an article on a related issue, that of a Catholic lady refusing to rent a room at her B&B to a lesbian couple, which is her right to do in a free society. The couple took her to court. Now, there are plenty of places to rent a room. Couldn’t the couple just find another place? It’s just like the activists taking those wedding florists, bakers and photographers to court. You can very well find someone else to bake your damn cake, so why harass the ones who don’t want to do business with you? (Because Amerika is now an extremely narcissistic society, in which people claim to have some kind of a right to other people’s property, and a right to force other people to serve them, involuntarily, that’s why.)

As Laurence Vance says, in an authoritarian society such as ours, your property is not your own, it’s the government’s.

And if you have a psychotherapy practice, it is also not your own, it’s the government’s. The activists on behalf of sexual perversion, dysfunction and deviancy now know how to use the coercive powers of government to impose their ways of life onto others. Sad.

Some Articles Exposing Today’s Brainwashed Doctors

Elaine has an article on how powerless she was to stop doctors from harming her transgender-identifying daughter. Doctors are brainwashed to immediately treat a transgender-identifying child as the opposite sex according to the child’s wishes, even as young as 5. They encourage the parents to be irrational and call their son their “daughter.” And many states now have laws saying you must do this. Many people are brainwashed, that’s for sure. Doctors certainly are.

And Richard Enos asks, Are Western doctors compelled to support the vaccine industry? Many doctors are as brainwashed as the general population to assume that the vaccines are overwhelmingly safe and effective. “This is notwithstanding the publicly available fact that the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act has paid approximately $4 billion to families with vaccine injured children, and that only accounts for 1 percent of vaccine injured children.” He provides an example of a mother talking to a clueless, brainwashed doctor about the autopsy tests he wouldn’t perform on her child who died soon after getting 6 vaccines.

Smollett MAGA-Attack Hoax Charges Dropped

I can’t believe I’m wasting my time writing this. I really don’t have time today anyway. And also I had never even heard of Jussie Smollett prior to this whole story.

It appears that all charges of actor Smollett’s hoax of a hate crime attack have been dropped, and there’s no good explanation as to why that is. Apparently the FBI is investigating the circumstances surrounding the dropping of the charges.

Smollett is the black and gay actor who allegedly falsely claimed that people wearing MAGA hats (i.e. Trump supporters) had attacked him and used racial and anti-gay slurs. But the evidence had surfaced that he was claiming that falsely and he was then charged.

Interestingly, within the same day of the dropping of those criminal charges against Smollett, Russia-collusions probe “special counsel” Robert Mueller delivered his final report to Congress, admitting after a 2+ year investigation that there was no collusion or conspiracy between the Trump 2016 campaign and Putin’s Russia government to interfere with the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

My, what a coincidence of timing there. Is it just a coincidence?

For nearly three years FBI and DOJ apparatchiks, the Democrats and news media flunkies had been promoting the false narrative of Trump-Russia collusions/hacking the election, which those who are actually informed of the facts know was never the case and that it was a deliberate frame-up job against Donald Trump.

And there were no actual attackers with MAGA hats on, assaulting Jussie Smollett. I guess a prolonged case with a trial in the news, with the evidence supporting the allegation against Smollett of a hoax MAGA hat-wearing Trump supporters proving to be false, would even further reinforce the truth that’s being exposed now, all these false narratives mainly by the left are just that: false narratives.

I can see why the Internet intruders want to censor alternative media.

Brexit Delays Annoying? Try Transgender Censorship in the U.K.

As Theresa May and the other anti-Brexit forces continue to delay the inevitable, there are other issues going on in England these days. Such as the criminalization of speech and opinions that go against the irrational consensus.

Law professor Jonathan Turley has written extensively on the criminalization of speech in the U.K., and now has a post on how a columnist for the U.K. Catholic Universe, Caroline Farrow, had apparently online “misgendered” the child of a transgender rights activist named Susie Green. (Actually it’s the obnoxious activist who is “misgendering” her kid!)

The wacko activist Susie Green then had Farrow charged with violating the “Malicious Communications Act,” although, according to WND, Green has already dropped the complaint.

You see, what Caroline Farrow did, Telling the Truth, referring to Green’s son as “male” or as a “boy,” or “he” or “him,” was taken by the moron activist as an offense. (It’s the activist who calls her son a “daughter” who is offensive!)

Meanwhile, Farrow, the alleged “offender,” has been subject to “violent and sexual threats,” and “doxxing” of her kids. But that’s okay as far as England’s police are concerned. Incorrect pronouns, not so much. Ooooh, incorrect pronouns (that aren’t even incorrect!).

Get this. The transgender “rights” activist, Susie Green, lobbies for medical interventions for transgender children. According to WND, “(Green’s) son, Jackie, was born male and known at first as Jack. But he began puberty blockers at 13 and went to Thailand at the age of 16 for surgery, a procedure that now is illegal in the U.K. for those iunder 18.”

“Illegal in the U.K.”?? Hmm. I wonder why THAT is?

Farrow had apparently called Green a “child abuser.” Ya think? Children and teens are still in their very important emotional and physical development stages. Tampering with their hormones and bodies in such a personal and intimate way, in my view, really is “child abuse.”

And, according to Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Paul McHugh, the vast majority of children who experience feelings of or express interests in being the opposite sex are merely going through a phase and generally grow out of it at some point. So, in my view, to engage in the chemical abuse with “puberty blockers” and slicing and dicing really is a form of child abuse, and people who are rational and empathic really have a right to say that and really ought to tell the truth about it.

Unfortunately, Western society now is being run or controlled more and more by the freaks and misfits, the tyrants and totalitarians who want to forcibly silence those who criticize their idiocy and especially their abusiveness against children.

We also have a right to criticize people in other areas who deserve it, such as the fascist ruler of the U.K. Theresa May who has along with her statist cohorts been attempting to sabotage the U.K. voters’ Brexit since two years ago — because those statists and centralists (such as Theresa May) just can’t let go of their goddamn powers and controls!

Is Amazon.com Banning and Censoring Truthful Historical Books?

Paul Craig Roberts says that “whites were slaves in North Africa before blacks were slaves in the New World.” He has a lengthy article in which he cites important facts of history, and exposes how the political correctness fascists are censoring history, such as Amazon.com banning certain books telling actual history that the college campus loony-tunes don’t want their brainwashed inductees to know about. In the name of protecting black people’s and Jewish people’s victimhood identity, the censors don’t want people to know the truth.

Roberts links to another controversial article by Ron Unz, on Amazon’s book censorship and banning black historiography during Black History Month. Unz gets into those issues including the truth about the ADL.

Now, before anyone shouts, “Racist! Anti-Semite!” etc., etc., please actually read the articles.

More Transgender Totalitarians Who Want to Jail More People

I really wanted to call them the “Transgender Nazis,” like there is the “Soup Nazi” on Seinfeld, the “Sugary Drink Nazi” Bloomberg who wanted to ban sugary drinks, and the climate change nazis who want to jail “deniers.”

But I know that the use of the word “Nazi” is offensive to some people, so I won’t do that. (Why is calling someone a “Nazi” more offensive than calling someone a “Commie”? The Soviet and Chinese commies murdered millions and millions more innocent human beings than the Hitler Nazis did. Discuss.)

Instead I will refer to the anti-freedom of thought and conscience, anti-freedom of speech fascists as the “transgender totalitarians.” They are fascists who want to outlaw certain forms of speech, certain forms of discussion, or in the case of transgenders, gays and lesbians, outlaw “conversion therapy.”

Conversion therapy isn’t just the “electric shock therapy” that the fear mongering propagandists have been screaming about. Conversion therapy can include someone who is insecure with his or her sexual orientation or gender identity, such as having difficulty identifying with one’s gender that one was born with, and going to a clinical psychotherapist to talk about the issue to try to deal with it better. The transgender totalitarian censors want to outlaw that and jail such therapists.

As I wrote in this post on the 2018 elections in New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law the “conversion therapy” ban in that state, New Hampshire, the “Live Free or Die” state. He signed the bill into law in October, just weeks before his reelection. Doh! I recently heard Howie Carr interview Gov. Sununu and I have a feeling that Carr probably knows that Sununu signed that bill but won’t criticize him for it because Sununu is a Rethuglican. Were Sununu a Democrat, we wouldn’t have heard the end of it on the Howie Carr Show. Sununu comes from a very corrupt political family, with his father former Gov. John Sununu having been Chief of Staff for the war criminal then-President George H.W. Bush who passed away last year.

And now the Massachusetts House of Representatives has voted to outlaw “conversion therapy.” The vote was 147-8. So much for freedom of speech and freedom of thought and conscience in Massachusetts, the birthplace of freedom in America. Gov. Charlie Baker, a.k.a. Gov. Charlie Half-Baker, has stated that he’s inclined to sign the bill.

In England the authorities (i.e. the crazies, loony-tunes, fascist bureaucrats, etc.) are kidnapping and stealing little kids away from their parents when the parents aren’t willingly and sheepishly going along with the charade when their kids express a desire to be the opposite gender.

And yes, it is a charade with this transgender crap. Someone who is a male but believes he is a female obviously has some psychological issues going on. Maybe he’s been brainwashed by wacko parents or by demented ideologically-guided teachers at school, or there is some high level of dysfunction in the home that is affecting his personality development or his self-identity and gender identity. Whatever the situation, someone who is a male but thinks he’s a female (but clearly isn’t a female because he’s a male) or someone who is a female but thinks she’s a male (but clearly isn’t a male because she’s a female) and who wants to have a normal gender identity that’s based on what actual biological gender the person actually is, has a right to seek guidance in that regard, and the gender Nazis who want to jail therapists are very dangerous people. The gender activists who want to jail innocent people are child abusers and they are the ones who should be jailed, quite frankly.

Social “Justice” (sic) and Political Correctness Run Amok

Michael Rozeff has a humorous post on the LRC blog on gender neutrality and communism. Why do people have a problem with “boys and girls,” and “mother” and “father”? What is WRONG with those people? Some people are actually offended by such gendered language, because they are brainwashed, and need to be deprogrammed.

And Mike Masnick says, beware the rise in censorship under the guise of stopping fake news.

Freedom of Speech, and the Subjective Determination of What Is “Offensive”

There have been quite a few news items regarding freedom of speech and censorship in recent months. So I wanted to repost this post I did in 2015 on those issues.

On Pamela Geller and the Right to Offend Muslims and Everyone Else

May 7, 2015

Thanks to Pamela Geller, once again the talk shows are ablaze in their discussions on freedom of speech and what the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment protects and doesn’t protect. Even NPR talked about Geller’s recent publicity stunt in Garland, Texas, a contest for people to draw the Prophet Mohammad. Knowing how extreme some Muslims are in their intolerance of any criticism or satire of Mohammad or Islam, Geller seemed to want to push the envelope, almost as though she wanted to cause the shooting which occurred after the event, in which two self-radicalized jihadis were shot and killed by security personnel.

Sadly, there are some people who don’t understand the difference between words which are direct threats or provocations (e.g. “I’m going to shoot you,” etc., etc.) and words to criticize, mock, insult, or offend others (e.g. “Fat people should lose weight,” “Dom DeLouise is a fatso,” “Islam is extremely repressive,” “Israel oppresses Arabs,” “Jews are greedy,” “Christians are greedy,” etc., etc.). Those people are saying that Geller’s having such a Mohammad drawing contest, knowing that it would offend Muslims, can be considered a provocation or a “threat,” and so it shouldn’t be protected free speech.

From what I’ve heard so far, such attitudes are coming from the Left. However, during the 1980s many on the Left came to the defense of artist Andres Serrano when his disgusting “Piss Christ” was the controversy back then, and they defended the homoerotic and sadomasochistic artist Robert Mapplethorpe and his offensive works which sparked controversies around the same time. Oooh, the Christians and loud conservatives were up in arms over all that stuff, that’s for sure. But for the “liberals,” who now want to ban “hate speech,” the anti-Christian and sicko-sexual stuff is righto with them.

And there are others who can’t distinguish between mere words and actual physical actions. On one NPR show yesterday, On Point, a guest compared the Mohammad cartoon contest to throwing rocks in someone’s window. I couldn’t believe it. Apparently, some people are so thin-skinned they perceive some manner of speech or expression as being an actual physical action. Do they want to arrest and jail the offender, charged with assault or destruction of property? In Saudi Arabia, their rulers and minions behead those who are “blasphemers” and who “insult Islam” or Mohammad. Of course, Saudi Prince So-and-So obviously has direct communication with the Prophet Mohammad and knows for sure that the Prophet has been “insulted,” and so followers should act accordingly.

Some commenters have argued that Geller’s Mohammad drawing contest amounted to a form of “incitement.” She incited the jihadi fanatics to go over there to shoot up the place. No, not really. She may have provoked them or angered them, but because there is something called “free will,” those two wackos went over to the contest area and acted by their own free will. They deliberately chose to do that. The same goes for those accused of “inciting a riot,” by the way, such as Michael Brown’s stepfather in Ferguson who yelled at the crowd to “Burn this ***** down!” as though his speech had criminal responsibility for others’ subsequent acts of arson. No, only the rioters who set fire to cars or buildings — acting on their own free will — are responsible for their own acts, as Murray Rothbard noted.

Even the conservatives are confused on Geller’s right to hold whatever contest she wanted to have, regardless how offensive. While some conservative commentators such as Jeffrey Kuhner and Megyn Kelly have been defending Geller and Co.’s freedom of speech rights to hold that Mohammad-drawing contest, other conservatives (as well as people on the Left) such as those at National Review have been critical of the whole thing.

But while some conservatives defend the right to criticize Islam and “sharia law,” I wonder how many of them defend the right to criticize Israel. Not many. As I have noted before, criticizing Israel is to many people a blasphemous act, and such critics are immediately viewed as “anti-Semitic,” etc. That is because criticizing Israel is the epitome of “political incorrectness” in our modern, intolerant and ignorant Amerika. For instance, many conservatives protested the Metropolitan Opera’s performances of The Death of Klinghoffer (an opera based on the Palestinian terrorist hijacking of cruise ship Achille Lauro), and demanded that such performances be canceled. They referred to the opera as anti-Semitic or Jew-hating, which it was not, and as “glorifying terrorism,” which it didn’t. Obviously, these critics probably didn’t even see the opera but wanted to proudly show the world their ignorance. Does Pamela Geller defend the right of the Met to put on that opera? Hmmm.

But many of these same people who defend the right to criticize the entire religion of Islam and make fun of the Prophet Mohammad just cannot hear any criticism of Israel (and I mean the state of Israel to be specific, not the religion of Judaism). They probably wouldn’t like my bringing up what a generally racist society Israel is, as shown in poll after poll after poll after poll after poll. But we’re not allowed to say the truth about all that. Let’s all live in a world of myths about Israel, and if someone brings up the truth about it, label him “anti-Semite.” And we can’t talk about Israeli soldiers’ war crimes against Palestinian innocents, so that is why an organization called Breaking the Silence had to be created. Let’s stifle and bury the truth, so that the others won’t know about the sad truths of modern “civilization.”

So, I can’t criticize Israel because the Israel Firsters get all upset over it, and an opera can’t be performed so shut it down and don’t let opera-goers decide for themselves whether it’s “anti-Semitic.” And also — speaking of myths — I can’t express skepticism of so-called human-caused global warming or I’ll be called a “denier” in the same way that Holocaust-deniers are called “deniers,” even though we know the Nazi-perpetrated Jewish Holocaust really did occur, but human-caused global warming? Not so sure about that one. The warmists who rely on junk science and computer models but not actual empirical data want to actually throw in jail skeptics or those who disagree with them. They and the anti-Muslim collectivists seem too much like the witch hunters and Inquisitionists if you ask me. Can you people possibly evolve yourselves into the 21st Century? Ya think?

And of course there are those people who call you a racist if you criticize Obama, his fascist health plan a.k.a. ObamaCare, and all of Obama’s terrible policies that have nothing to do with his race but with his incompetence, corruption and criminality. But, because some people are so obsessed with race they really believe that such criticism of Obama = racism. And freedom of speech also means I can make fun of Obama’s alleged homosexuality (not that there’s anything wrong with that) and that he was an alleged Chicago bathhouse frequenter, just as I can make fun of Michelle Obama the food and nutrition buttinsky.

So I say good for Pamela Geller for in some way stimulating a renewed debate on freedom of speech vs. censorship, mere words vs. actual physical violence, for waking people up to the dangers of Islamic extremism and “sharia law” that’s hiding under our beds like the communists in the 1950s, even though she completely ignores (or supports) our own government’s starting wars of aggression overseas these past 25 years which have done nothing but provoke said Muslims to become jihadi fanatics and killers in the first place.