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Laurence Vance says that serving in the military can be hazardous to your mental health.

Elizabeth Vos discusses the revelations of WikiLeaks: No. 2, The leak that “exposed the true Afghan War.”

Kelley Vlahos on the new Secretary of Boeing.

Catherine Frompovich discusses how vaccine information censorship works on the Internet.

Doug Bandow says that China isn’t an enemy and hawks shouldn’t turn it into one.

Thomas DiLorenzo on why blockades are weapons of war.

David Stockman on DEFCON Donald.

George F. Smith asks, What will you do on Election Day?

John Whitehead on the deadly perils of traffic stops in the American police state.

Danny Chabino says, Stop stumping for Tulsi.

Richard Ebeling says that all socialisms are antisocial.

Gareth Porter says that John Bolton is spinning Israeli “intelligence” to push for war against Iran.

Jacob Hornberger on immigration tyranny and cruelty.

Caitlin Johnstone says that Silicon Valley giants collaborate with the U.S. government on Venezuela.

Dr. Marilyn Singleton says that Congress should prioritize healing, not hypocrisy.

Yvonne Lorenzo with an article on Prof. Stephen F. Cohen’s discussions on Russia.

Thomas Knapp says that Trump’s trade war is a war on you.

Philip Nelson on how LBJ expropriated control over the Pentacon and CIA soon after the inauguration of the Kennedy-Johnson administration.

And L. Reichard White on war and the paper standard.

Is the Vaccine Issue Triggering WordPress.com to Censor Truth-Telling Blogs Now?

One of the blogs I read frequently is Jon Rappoport’s blog. Sadly, that has been taken down by WordPress.com. Here is his twitter post on that. The blog’s home page now states: “jonrappoport.wordpress.com is no longer available. This blog has been archived or suspended in accordance with our Terms of Service. For more information and to contact us please read this support document.” (I hope it will be back up within a day or two.)

But I can’t understand what he might have written that has offended readers, or offended the people at WordPress.com to cause the censorship. But thanks to the Wayback Machine, we can see what he wrote in his last blog before it was removed.

In “The lure of a stimulus-response world: Shrinking-freedom is a Spiritual covert op,” Rappoport writes about AI. Among other things, he writes:

The individual spirit can be trained to expect and even favor less freedom. It happens. Often, the rationale given is: we need more rules to protect everyone. Protection, protection, protection—vastly overcooked.

Major powers behind the scenes will covertly finance and organize conflict, crime, violence, war, and violation of basic freedoms, in order to “prove” that everyone needs to be protected.

When an individual has freedom and feels it, his view of life and the world CHANGES IMMEDIATELY. He looks around, astonished. His muzzle has fallen away. He feels his voice, his body, and he feels open space. He suddenly has tons of energy, and he’s ready to use that energy.

Therefore, “operators” decide they must turn down the flame and pour water on it. “Can’t have lots of free people walking around. It spells trouble.”

And then he has this paragraph:

Or you’ll get something like this. Sitting with his fellow planners in a secure boardroom, a heavy hitter says, “You know, in XXX Country, there is a remote lake in the mountains. Thirty families have been living there in a community for perhaps a thousand years. They still use the same large dugout canoes. They fish. They embroider and sew. They make colorful pots. They have freedom, and they know what to do with it. We leave them alone. They’re quiet. They have no interest in exporting their way of life. They’re rather quaint. All over the world, there are small groups like this. We don’t care about them. We’re focused on nations and their populations. These are the people we want to control. We want to ‘prove’ they need less freedom in order to be protected. They need more rules and intrusive laws and mandates. And many, many bureaucrats…”

Is that the “offensive” content? Perhaps, although he has been writing on the vaccine controversy. There was one post recently on the vaccine issue that I thought was particularly good, https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2019/02/15/vaccines-cause-brain-damage-mothers-know-that/.

Here it is on the Wayback Machine.

And in that post he has some other links to some of his previous posts on vaccines as well as other articles.

I’ve written several posts now on the vaccines, including this one and this one with links, because that controversy seems to be in the news lately. Liars in the news media and government are blaming measles outbreaks on “anti-vaxxers,” many of whom are really ex-vaxxers because their kids suddenly showed severe signs of cognitive damage shortly after they received vaccines. The propagandists and their sheeple echo-chamber blame “anti-vaxxers” even though the recent measles outbreaks have been among already-vaccinated people.

I would not be surprised if Jon Rappoport’s posts on the vaccines are what have triggered the censors, especially because we’re seeing the vaccine skeptics being censored elsewhere, such as with Facebook censoring them. There’s a lot of propaganda being spread regarding how vaccines’ possible dangers have been allegedly “debunked,” and how safe they are, including multiple vaccines that are given to babies only months old, whose brains are still in the earliest developmental stages.

This propaganda is being disseminated in the same kind of robotic, unthinking way as the “Trump-Russia collusions” narrative has been told over the past 3 years. No surprise there, given how dumb Americans have become and many lacking in critical thinking skills.

I guess the pharmaceutical industry has a LOT of control over the media, as well as government officials, elected and unelected. Many media outlets have as sponsors the pharmaceutical companies, but the non-commercial outlets such as NPR are just as bad. And Merck, the maker of the MMR vaccine, also produces the murderous Gardasil vaccine.

And speaking of outright propaganda, I heard some of Jane Pauley’s Sunday Morning show yesterday on Bloomberg Radio. She featured Dr. Jon LaPook with a story on how “anti-vaxxers” spread “misinformation” about vaccines.

LaPook’s story was dripping, oozing propaganda from beginning to end, with no discussion with any vaccine skeptics or actual scientists or doctors who are wary about giving vaccines to vulnerable little kids whose natural immune systems are compromised by the flood of vaccines at such an early age. God forbid we should hear the view that “herd immunity” is a myth.

Will we hear on these “news” shows how Merck scientists have been suing Merck because of Merck’s alleged data falsification and lying about their vaccine’s efficacy? Nope. Because truthful data destroy the false narrative.

No, Jane Pauley’s feature on vaccines was only a one-sided discussion featuring the propagandists. It reminded me of Chuck Toady on Meet the Press a month or so ago in his one-hour special devoted to the “climate change” crisis, with no scientists to interview who have a different point of view except the mass-hysteria fanatical one.

And this is what mainstream media has become (or maybe always was, I don’t know), and what social media are becoming as well. Allow the propaganda (a.k.a. “fake news“) to spread but censor the truth.

So the censoring of the truth is what we’re seeing in WordPress.com’s removing Jon Rappoport’s blog, as we have been seeing in the removing of many other writers, bloggers, investigative researchers and reporters who are not paid by pharmaceutical companies, by the military contractors, or by Monsanto.

Are We in Soviet Amerika? Or Nazi Amerika? A Little In Between?

I have to write this, but I don’t want to. These kinds of posts are difficult. A lot of people are in denial as far as what our society has become, and what it is turning into. If you point things out, and “connect the dots,” there are many brainwashed sheeple who call you “paranoid,” “conspiracy theorist,” etc. But, because of generations now of the results of government-controlled schooling, we have more of a Nazi Germany and a Soviet Amerika than a free society.

Just look at the way the Soviet-like apparatchiks in Congress suddenly demand Donald Trump’s tax returns as soon as the Mueller report completely exonerated him. “Well, if the nearly two-year Mueller investigation couldn’t find any evidence of wrong-doing, then we have to get him on something! Let’s go through his taxes, and maybe we’ll find something to get him on.” In other words, without any crime that’s been alleged in the first place, without any reason to suspect Trump of any specific tax law violation, the apparatchiks immediately go on a fishing expedition. (After the two-year Mueller fishing expedition.) But yo, dummies in Congress, like Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiffty et al., let’s go through YOUR tax returns as well, without a reason to suspect you of something.

You see, government criminals can do this to anyone they want, not just a President. I’m sure that if Republican Senators want to get Nadler’s tax returns they can do that. Or Bernie’s or Elizabeth Warren’s, etc.

So this is the Soviet Union now. And that is what these people want. They want another Soviet society, in which the elites have a lot of control over the lives of the people. If you dare to criticize the “system” in any way, as Donald Trump has done such as during the 2016 campaign, and “Drain the Swamp!”, watch out. In the Soviet Union they would send people to the gulag merely for uttering such disloyal things.

And Kamala Harris, what is “Kamala”? I wonder if that stands for “Camel-a Harris,” as in the camel’s nose in the tent, and all that. Is she a reincarnated Soviet commissar? Perhaps a reincarnated storm trooper? Because, she wants to arrest and jail parents for not sending their kids into the government schools. In other words, for the kids not going into the indoctrination prisons to get their daily brainwashing of government-worship, which is what generations of Amerikans have gotten now.

And it’s not just those on the Left. I’ve spent plenty of time here criticizing the talk radio ditto-heads and their “conservative” followers, their worship of “America” and worship of a flag, and of centralized government planners in Washington regarding the immigration problem, Socialist Security and Medicare that they don’t want to get rid of, and their love and worship of the government police and military and the police state in Amerika. So they’re just as bad, in my view.

But the Soviet wannabes on the Left, though. In my recent rant against their “Medicare for All” they want to forcibly impose on everyone whether people like it or not and enforced at the point of a government gun, I did make a brief mention that it’s all about control. Political control, and it’s not because these dishonest people care about “the poor” or “the needy” or “people who can’t afford health insurance.” These activists couldn’t care less about them.

It’s about control.

“We need to have everybody’s personal medical information on record and in our files, like the FBI files, so we know who has what illness, who is taking what drugs, and what each person says to his or her doctor. We need to know if there are any indications of people who might have a firearm, who might be hoarding food or other survival supplies, people who have criticized their congressman (‘contempt of Congress,’ etc.), people who might be conservative, who might be a Christian, who might have made negative statements about LGBT people,  and so on. We need to have information on people who might be considering running for their local school committee, especially if they do not support our social agenda, and so on.”

Oh, how paranoid. Really? No, not really. Not paranoid. There are signs everywhere. For instance, Bernie and “AOC” are pushing for so many Soviet-like government takeovers and seizures of private businesses and property, such as in their wanting to nationalize the banking system and credit. So the above made-up quote is realistic, and this is why “Medicare for All,” or “Single Payer,” or Soviet medical care.

They want to know who has what views, who may actually be thinking for themselves, and who is off the reservation. Those who aren’t compliant, well, we can look at the 20th Century and those paradises of collectivism these fanatics worship with intense drooling, and see the skulls piled up by the millions. You think that’s an exaggeration? “Noooo, they wouldn’t be that extreme!” Listen to how they view not just the unborn but babies who have already been born. It’s okay to kill them if they are undesired. So, these people on the Left are just as bad as the conservatives who have been supporting and defending the U.S. wars of aggression overseas, the killing of millions of innocent civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Germany, etc., and dehumanizing their victims.

We’re seeing all over the society of how certain people are getting fired from their jobs, being thrown off various boards for having expressed the “wrong” view. Social media are censoring certain people now. As I had linked to recently, the U.S. is quickly becoming like China in its Orwellian “social credit score” hell.

So, as in Nazi Germany, we have people reporting on others who don’t toe the party line, or businesses being coerced to report on their customers who fit the FBI’s description of “suspicious.”

And look at the FBI now. Their spying on the Trump campaign and making up reasons to do so didn’t just start with the 2016 campaign. They had an informant in the Trump organization since 2003. Probably since well before that, like since Trump’s discussion with Oprah in 1988 about his possibly running for President. Government apparatchiks go after successful private sector businesspeople, as I have mentioned before.

But as long as the apparatus of central planning and control exists in Washington, which was always a bad idea to begin with, we will have people fighting to grasp the controls to wield the power to try to mold and shape an obedient and compliant population. And that is ALL those “democratic socialists” and social activists crave.

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The Mises Institute wants to send Henry Hazlitt’s book, Economics in One Lesson to thousands of young people all across the country and requests some help to do that.

Stefan Kløvning discusses the growth of the Amerikan police state.

Gennie Gebhart on Human Rights Watch reverse engineering mass surveillance app used by police in Xinjiang.

Zero Hedge with an article on a new app in which easily offended sheeple can report anyone who offends them to law enforcement immediately.

Ray McGovern discusses “Turnkey Tyranny” on the streets of Washington.

Jacob Hornberger on the world’s dictatress.

Owen Walsh with an article on corporate media targeting Tulsi Gabbard for her anti-interventionism.

Ryan McMaken says that Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez declare war on the poor with anti-credit card law.

And Craig Murray on the real Muellergate scandal.

Latest Developments on Mueller-Trump-Collusions Narrative

There have been a lot of developments since I wrote my January article on the Mueller investigation fiasco. And I’ve been trying to keep this blog updated on that. If you rely on mainstream news media sources for information on the “Trump-Russia collusions”-Mueller investigation matters, then you have probably been getting a fake narrative that national security and “intelligence” officials just made up and fed to the media in order to derail the Trump presidency. And I’m not a Trump supporter, by the way.

Here are a few of the latest developments:

John Solomon of The Hill on Christopher Steele’s admission in October of 2016 that his dossier on Trump was political and being rushed toward an election day deadline. Thanks to swamp creature Chris Wray, the FBI has retroactively classified that information in which such an admission by Steele to a state Department official was in violation of his agreement with the FBI at the time.

UPDATE: I’m putting this follow-up article by John Solomon here rather than in a new post. FBI’s Steele story falls apart: false intel and media contacts were flagged before FISA.

Larry Johnson details how the U.S. and foreign intel agencies interfered in a U.S. election. “There was a broad, coordinated effort by the Obama Administration, with the help of foreign governments, to target Donald Trump and paint him as a Russian stooge.” Johnson says the Mueller investigation focused on 8 cases: Proposed Trump Tower Project in Moscow, George Papadopolous, Carter Page, Dimitri Simes, Veselnetskya Meeting at Trump Tower (June 16, 2016), Events at Republican Convention, Post-Convention Contacts with Russian Ambassador Kislyak, and Paul Manafort. “Of the eight cases or incidents of alleged Trump Campaign interaction with the Russians investigated by the Mueller team, the proposals to interact with the Russian Government or with Putin originated with FBI informants, MI-6 assets or people paid by Fusion GPS, and not Trump or his people…Simply put, Trump and his campaign were the target of an elaborate, wide ranging covert action designed to entrap him and members of his team as an agent of Russia.”

Also, an article on Zero Hedge on major Mueller report omissions suggesting incompetence or a cover-up.

And Gareth Porter says that Mueller stoked Trump-Russia alarmism, despite finding no evidence of collusion.

Now some of my own further commentary on these matters. I get much of my information on these matters from the Sean Hannity and John Batchelor radio shows. And Rush Limbaugh as well. Now, I’m not a big fan of these people, but I do listen for information that we won’t be getting from the biased and ignorant mainstream news outlets. And while I do appreciate Hannity’s informative updates with John Solomon and Gregg Jarrett, I really don’t believe that Hannity would be on this issue every day for two whole years had, for example, the Bush DOJ and FBI set up and entrapped the Obama campaign people in 2008. In fact, I believe, Hannity and Limbaugh would be cheering on a Mueller investigation of “Obama-Russia collusion” accusations, even with full knowledge of the facts of the case. And that is my view on these extremely partisan people.

As far as the latest developments, it appears that the House Judiciary Committee have voted along party lines to hold AG William Barr “in contempt” on Congress. (Is “Contempt of Congress” a bad thing? They are thoroughly contemptible, these people!) Barr refuses to release the fully unredacted Mueller report to the congressional overlords, even though it’s only 2% of it that remains redacted, and the law states that Barr may not reveal the remaining content supposedly because of grand jury details. So, he’d be violating the law if he were to do that.

And I’m not defending Barr, though. I want the drunken congressjerks to harass Trump administration officials such as Barr. Especially Barr, given what a vicious anti-immigration, drug-warrior police statist he is. Barr is a swamp creature, just like FBI director Fay Wray Chris Wray.

So I want Reps. Jerrold Noodler and Adam Schiffty to harass Barr and Trump, and I want all these people to harass each other and waste their time on these things. And now the Senate Intelligence (sic) Committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump, Jr., a subpoena apparently being imposed by Trump-hater Richard Burr (Rethug-N.C.). So now Burr and, I assume, Dianne Feinstein are harassing the Trump kids, and I don’t particularly care now. They are political operatives, and they’re all about power, not freedom.

News and Commentary

John Whitehead says, Predator cops, guilty of sex crimes against women and children, are a menace to society.

William Hartung and Mandy Smithberger discuss “Boondoggle, Inc.” The national security state’s $1.25 trillion budget.

Ron Paul asks, A nuclear war? Over Venezuela?

Tor Ekeland says that the law being used to prosecute Julian Assange is broken.

Jacob Hornberger asks, Which new war next: Iran or Venezuela?

William Astore on how the Pentacon took ownership of Donald Trump, 6 ways to curb America’s military machine.

Giorgio Cafiero says Baghdadi is alive — and so is the ISIS narrative.

Thomas Knapp has a debate proposition: “Resolved, that there is no difference in principle between sticking a needle in someone’s body without his or her permission and sticking a penis in someone’s body without his or her permission.”

And Richard Ebeling says that the presidential political circus has begun.

“Medicare for All”? Really?

The U.S. House of Representatives is attempting to shove another “Medicare for All” bill down the throats of the people, with extremely unrealistic mandates, and Laurence Vance has 3 big questions that are not being asked about it.

Vance’s questions are:

1) Is it constitutional? 2) Is it the proper role of government? and 3) Who should pay for health care?

Vance notes that the U.S. Constitution doesn’t authorize the federal government to get involved in health care or health insurance, that it’s not a proper role of the government to get involved in those things as well as many other things, and that no American is entitled to receive health care at the expense of another, meaning involuntarily.

But I also have some questions. Many people now are being indoctrinated to believe that we have a “right to health care,” that is, a right to have someone provide us with medical care when we demand it. Does this include, for example, a fat slob who doesn’t exercise and who eats junk food and doesn’t particularly care about his weight, his health, his heart, his arteries? Should he be included in the “All” who have a “right” to health care, or “Medicare for All?” If so, why should this slob’s neighbors be forced at gunpoint (which is what involuntary taxation is, quite frankly) to have to chip in to pay for providing him with the attention of a doctor when he has his heart attack or stroke? Sorry to be blunt here. Bottom line is, if this guy doesn’t care about his own health, then no, he does NOT have a “right” to force his neighbors to care for him. (If neighbors still want to care for him, then they can always do that, voluntarily, if they want to.)

Same thing for smokers. I know, there are far fewer smokers now than there had been in the past. But they’re still out there, and being litterbugs and throwing their cigarettes down on the ground at the bus stop or wherever. Now, these people KNOW that there’s a good chance that they’re giving themselves lung cancer, heart attacks, and other ailments, because of their smoking. Should they, too, have a “right” to force their neighbors to have to chip in to provide them with health care? I say no. And please don’t give me this “Well I’m addicted, and I’ve tried to quit but can’t” crap. The smoker is voluntarily lighting up a cigarette and putting it up to his mouth and inhaling, and repeatedly. No one is forcing you or threatening you to have to do that. It’s all by your own free will. (If you can’t quit, try hypnosis. One of my mother’s friends did that many years ago and it worked, after she tried everything else.) I don’t believe that people who smoke like chimneys or do other hazardous things to themselves should have a “right” to force their neighbors to provide them with a doctor and medical treatment.

What about people who drink like a fish? Okay, I’m sure you get my point.

No one has a “right” to demand his neighbors give him medical care, no matter what ailments one has, no matter what “preexisting conditions” one has.

What we do have a right to is to not be robbed, by criminals on the street or by criminals from the government. We also have a right to keep all our medical matters private and not be required to give any personal information to anyone including government bureaucrats, our medical matters as well as our financial and other personal matters.

We also have a right to be left alone by bureaucrats. If they want us to participate in some scheme that we don’t want to participate in, then we don’t participate in it, and they don’t send armed goons after us and throw us in a cage if we don’t comply. That is exactly the kind of Soviet or fascist society these people in Washington, the real crazy ones in power now, want. They are police statists who want to force these intrusive schemes onto us whether we like it or not, and if we resist, they send the armed thug police after us, kick in our doors and kidnap or shoot us dead. That is the nature of the socialist ignoramus, it has always been that way, and it always will be that way. These people in Washington reject the idea of freedom because when people are free, the crazies in Washington lose the control over others they crave so desperately.

Julian Assange Being Tortured in Captivity

Karen Kwiatkowski has an article on Julian Assange’s kidnapping and false imprisonment at Belmarsh Prison in London, U.K., in which he is being harshly interrogated by both British and U.S. goons.

According to Kwiatkowski’s sources, Assange is being forcibly given 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, which causes psychotic episodes, in which the victim is out of touch with reality, and sometimes is imagining one’s murderers who aren’t there. So, if that is what that drug does, then what is the point of interrogating him if you are trying to get truthful answers?

No, the CIA and MI6 don’t care about truthful answers from their victim. They just want to break him psychologically. Government criminals use torture mainly to coerce or extract false confessions or to falsely implicate others. It has nothing to do with getting the truth. In fact, since the truth is what Assange has been publishing from his WikiLeaks, this is exactly why they are after him.

Government criminals don’t like being outed in their crimes. So they persecute, harass, or jail whistleblowers and leakers to punish them. That is what they did to NSA whistleblowers William Binney and Thomas Drake, and CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou (who exposed the CIA torture program that the criminals of the U.S. government want to hide).

So because Julian Assange operates WikiLeaks that was responsible for exposing the Iraq War crimes, Afghanistan War crimes and the diplomatic cables fiasco, and the Collateral Murder video, he and WikiLeaks were called a “Hostile Intelligence Service” by the now Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the former CIA director. Like past Secretaries of State, Mike Pompeo is really the “Secretary of Belligerence,” quite frankly.

In fact, in an article this week Paul Craig Roberts accurately describes Pompeo as an “ignorant warmonger masquerading as an American Secretary of State,” an “idiot,” “moronic imposter.” All true. Roberts states that Pompeo doesn’t get Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution. But wait a minute, when Pompeo was in Congress, he was a member of the “Congressional Constitution Caucus,” in which those congresspeople were supposedly supporters of the U.S. Constitution! (Most of them voted for indefinite detention of Americans to show off their knowledge and expertise of the U.S. Constitution, just to be clear.)

So, government criminals obviously don’t want their crimes exposed, which is mainly what WikiLeaks and Assange have been doing for the past 10 years now. When bureaucrats’ crimes are exposed, watch the government criminals scamper like cockroaches when you turn the lights on.

Government criminals are even worse than private sector criminals, because government criminals have the law and authority on their side. Government bureaucrats ARE the law! When they act criminally, it is very difficult for those who are ruled over to get justice. This is why, for example, James Comey, John Brennan, James Clapper, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, Peter Strzok, Loretta Lynch and Obama will probably get away with their instigating a false accusation narrative of “Trump-Russia collusions” and abusing their FISA spying authority to spy on their political opponent.

And that is why Hillary Clinton will probably get away with all her corruption and Clinton Foundation quid pro quo collusions with Russia, Saudi Arabia, and her ties to Christopher Steele and the notorious “Steele Dossier.”

Much of that story that we now know about, we know thanks to WikiLeaks.

Instead of going after the criminals in charge such as those mentioned above, “law enforcement” bureaucrats go after successful private sector people such as Martha Stewart and Michael Milken, people who weren’t even criminals!

And also, these so-called “intelligence” agencies like CIA and MI6. They are not so “intelligent.” For instance, CIA’s coup in Iran during the 1950s and support of the Shah’s regime and SAVAK police state led to the further radicalizing of the Islamic ideologues in Iran which led to the 1979 Revolution and the taking of American hostages there, which led to further tensions between Iran and the U.S. for decades since then. They shouldn’t have instigated that coup in 1953 is a reasonable conclusion.

And in England, MI6 is their “CIA,” while MI5 is their “FBI,” I believe. (And GCHQ is the U.K.’s NSA who spies on innocent people for no good reason.) In 2017 the Manchester, England Ariana Grande concert bombings and London Bridge attack were blowback for British government “intelligence” interventions and intrusions, according to Mark Curtis, who even suggested that one of the London attackers was part of a British covert op in Libya, “trained by U.K. and U.S. ‘liaison’ officers.” And Nafeez Ahmed in this article stated that the “terrorists who rampaged across London on the night of 3 June were part of a wider extremist network closely monitored by MI5 for decades.” In other words, MI5’s incompetence let the bombings go on, just like the FBI’s buffoonery leading to the Boston Marathon bombings after being warned in advance by … the Russians!

These bombings are all blowback for the U.S. government and U.K. government and other Western government’s atrocities and aggressions mainly in the Middle East.

If George W. Bush didn’t start the two wars of aggression that he started, for no good reason, then all those subsequent bombings and mass shootings would not have occurred. And there wouldn’t have been the Iraq and Afghanistan War crimes that occurred in which we had whistleblowers to reveal the crimes, and thus WikiLeaks would not have HAD to publish the information for the people to see what their own governments had wrought. And if Bush’s bureaucrat father, George H.W. Bush, now deceased, had not started his first war of aggression against Iraq, there wouldn’t have been a 9/11, and on and on.

But they all did those things, and we have WikiLeaks in order to know the truth about our government criminals, and now the bureaucrat criminals in charge are torturing the messenger, Julian Assange, for telling us the truth.

U.S. Bureaucrats Trump and Pompeo Silent on the Importance of Economic Policy

I heard some of the Sunday news shows on Bloomberg Radio, Fox News Sunday, ABC This Week, Meet the Press with Chuck Toady and Fake the Nation with CBS newsbimbo Margaret Brennan, and Mike Pompeo appeared on at least three of these shows.

The big thing is Venezuela. Like most U.S. bureaucrats, Pompeo is obsessed with “democracy” and installing a favorable regime. He’s constantly saying things like, “This is the Venezuelan people attempting to reestablish their democracy. The United States has joined with them…Our mission is to work with a large coalition, now 50 countries-plus who are determined to restore democracy and then, ultimately, a productive economy to Venezuela.”

Okay, just how will “democracy” lead to a “productive economy”? Why is it that politicians are so obsessed with elections and getting the “right people” in charge? Conservative President Ronald Reagan imposed tax cuts, and then tax hikes and he expanded the bureaucracy. The economic boom of the mid-1980s led to the stock market crash of 1987 and a recession that got even worse thanks to H.W. Bush. But the Democrat Clinton administration saw another economic boom throughout the 1990s.

I know, it’s not exactly Venezuela. But the U.S. wants to install some guy now they see as favorable. The problem is not who is in charge.

The problem in Venezuela has been mass starvation. The government seized the means of production and distribution of food. When government owns the means of production, which is what socialism is, that causes shortages, empty store shelves, long lines and chaos. In the case of food production and distribution, when those means of production are in private ownership and control, as is the case here in the U.S., prices are more stable, shortages are avoided, and we don’t have long lines for food. Just look at the food stores in the U.S.: fully stacked shelves, plenty of choices at affordable prices.

But why don’t our politicians like Pompeo and Trump use their positions as a bully pulpit and state those differences outright? Instead, they are concerned about “democracy.” As Jacob Hornberger pointed out, the U.S. government’s chosen leaders of other regimes have been failures.

I don’t think that U.S. bureaucrats think in terms of free markets any more, if they ever did in the first place. They are bureaucrats. They think in terms of elections and voting. And control.

And Donald Trump with his obsession with tariffs. Tariffs are taxes, but really they are fines. The government is imposing a fine on American producers and consumers for buying stuff that these idiot government bureaucrats don’t want people to buy. Just look at the anti-free market Trump with his typical government bureaucrat control-freak attitude.

And Trump’s tax cuts are also a sham. They probably helped in the short term to stimulate the economy. But they expire in just two or three years, and then there will be a tax hike when they expire. Typical bureaucrat shyster.

These Trump and Pompeo people won’t suggest to the Venezuelan people that a return to free markets will enable them to have access to food, because these U.S. bureaucrats are so against free markets. Instead, they are obsessed with control, with government-controlled economies, and their beloved police state.

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Ann Wright on historic anti-nuke “Golden Rule”

Mike Maharrey can’t relax about socialism.

Robert Wenzel discusses the state of mental health treatment in the People’s Republic of San Francisco.

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And Stephen Moore on what the mainstream media will do to you if you are the “enemy,” including opening up your past divorce records.