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“Green New Deal”: Rule by Crazed, Brainwashed Fanatics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey have presented their hysterically irrational plan of nearly-total government takeovers of the energy sector or of the entire economy, in the name of “saving the planet.”

But it is really in the name of giving more elitists in Washington more control over the lives of others, in the name of slowing down and reversing society’s growth and progress it has experienced over the past 100 years, and reversing the rise in our standard of living.

It is in the name of punishing those who are successful and wealthy and taking away from them the justly acquired fruits of their successes in order to “equalize the wealth.” In other words, rather than strive to make more people wealthy and prosperous, let’s strive to make the masses poor and impoverished. And we’ll implement our fanatical mythological beliefs as part of the process.

Ed Marxey has a history of this kind of insanity as part of the Massachusetts moonbat tradition. And no, Alexandria Ocasio-Loonytunes, the world is not going to “end in 12 years” if we don’t do the progress-reversing, mass poverty-causing things you think are necessary.

“Climate change” fanatics: the climate has been changing for hundreds of millions of years. There have been ice ages, and there have been warming periods. Nothing you can do about it. The effects of human industrial activity and fossil fuels could only be so infinitesimal as to not have any real effect whatsoever. Climate change is a natural occurrence of the Earth, regardless of human behavior.

The climate change hysteria is mainly based on computer models that don’t pan out, and fraudulent, junk science. But people believe what they want to believe. The hysterical fanatics refer to skeptics of the global warming/climate change fanaticism as “deniers,” explicitly referring to Holocaust deniers to insult and denigrate those who are not a part of the hysterical, irrational chicken littlers. The fanatical climate change crusaders have also called for jailing skeptics. These fanatics are literally crazy, brainwashed people.

I heard Glenn Beck this morning lambasting Boston University, where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got her degree in economics. But ALL the colleges are like that. The colleges are turning out brainwashed robots who think thoroughly irrational things. And those young people already begin by being products of the government schools, who make the kids dumber and dumber as they go from K through 12. Sad.

Unprofessional News Media, Hysterical Social Media, and False Narratives

You’ve probably heard about the viral video of the MAGA-hat-wearing Catholic school students supposedly taunting a Native American person at an event in Washington. The media, celebrities and social media were all condemning of the students, and their own school administrators also condemned them.

But it turned out, thanks to the posting of the full almost 2-hour video of the whole thing, that it was other people there who were taunting the students. The students had not done anything wrong. In fact, given that they in fact were the real targets of racist remarks and threats, they handled themselves well.

Tom Woods, who details the entire episode on his blog (so you don’t have to watch the video for nearly two hours), suggests that any parent whose kids find themselves in such a situation should get a lawyer, etc. I totally agree.

But we have the mainstream media who merely repeat propaganda based on a brief video excerpt and make accusations without any checking, without any further investigating.

Besides this episode and the viral nature of false accusations against and smearing of students merely wearing “MAGA” hats, more recently also was the BuzzFeed false accusation of Donald Trump allegedly directing Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.

Apparently the Mueller people publicly disputed BuzzFeed’s claim. But the media were all over the story, without any verification whatsoever.

And of course the recent New York Times story on the FBI’s viewing Trump as a “national security threat,” with the news media and social media eating all that up as well.

In the Times article, as Glenn Greenwald points out, it wasn’t until the ninth paragraph that it states, “No evidence has emerged publicly that Mr. Trump was secretly in contact with or took direction from Russian government officials. An F.B.I. spokeswoman and a spokesman for the special counsel’s office both declined to comment.”

No evidence has emerged…”! Hmmm.

But apparently we can’t expect the news media to read that far into an article, so it seems. We really need alternative media now, for “All the News That’s Fit to Print.”

And regarding the Russia-collusions story and the Mueller investigation, I have tried to get the whole story out there, or, the story behind the story, as Larry Glick used to say.

Nationalists Love America So Much, They Want to Turn It into a Soviet Police State

So, Donald Trump is insisting on fulfilling his big campaign promise of putting up a government wall on the southern border. He wants to keep the government shut down or else.

Well, such a socialist government obstruction and police state on the border is a very short-sighted solution and, quite frankly, un-American.

Police state and government walls are not what America is all about. No, America is about freedom. It is also about private property and private property rights. Is is also supposed to be about free markets and voluntary exchange. Not so, say the nationalists, the national socialists Trump and his followers.

The nationalists and conservatives’ hysteria is telling, in which I am hearing on talk radio, “How many more Kate Steinles do there have to be?” Oh, how many more?! They are like the hysterical anti-gun activists, with “How many more kids have to die, how many more school shootings do there have to be…(until we finally disarm peaceful, law-abiding citizens)?” and so on.

And we can know that these hysterical nationalists are really just anti-foreigner and anti-immigration (and not just anti-“illegal” immigration), because every day it’s the same thing with the Limbaughs and the Hannitys and their caller ditto-heads, they are obsessed with “illegal” immigrants killing or assaulting Americans, even though many more Americans are getting killed or assaulted by their own fellow American citizens. The hystericals don’t seem to care about those victims. It has to do with shutting out foreigners. The talk radio crowd is just as irrational, ignorant and short-sighted as the college campus snowflakes, in my view.

And there’s a mysticism about these nationalist fanatics. They are mystical about this “America” thing, and really believe the myths, too. Like many long-indoctrinated people who believe in myths, the nationalists have this mythical belief that there is some kind of joint ownership of the territory as a whole. That “citizens” (or, as Hans-Hermann Hoppe would say, the “taxpayers”) are the owners of the territory and have a right to block outsiders from getting in.

But they don’t seem to understand that America, this territory, is a place of many, many parcels of private property, and the property owners have a right to invite whomever they want onto their own property (whether it’s their homes, churches or businesses, etc.). Employers have a right to hire anyone they want. And no one, morally, would be obligated to have to have a government bureaucrat’s permission to employ, to work, move about, whatever. As long a someone is peaceful, and isn’t suspected of violating the person or property of another, then you leave him alone. That’s the American way.

But no, no, no, say the hysterical nationalists. You MUST get a bureaucrat’s permission and authorization to do this or that. Nationalists love and worship the government and the ruling bureaucrats. Don’t believe otherwise.

So the border wall, or barrier, or whatever, is short-sighted. Why don’t the hysterical ones try to find out exactly what’s causing people to be fleeing from those Central American countries, or what’s causing the drug trafficking, and so on?

First, there is the drug war, which has been futile from the very beginning, going on for 50 years and people still get their drugs. The war on drugs causes an underground market in drugs, it incentivizes the more low-lifes of society to profit from people’s vices by pushing the drugs to get people addicted. The drug war motivates the exploiters to traffic in drugs. Even the CIA is getting into it. So not only is the drug war itself a socialist policy that is wreaking havoc on society but it is involving the “national security” state as well.

And, speaking of the national security state, another reason why refugees are fleeing those countries is that the interventionist imbeciles in the U.S. government have been wreaking havoc in those countries. Besides ending the drug war, why not tell the U.S. government to get itself out of those countries?

But regarding Donald Trump’s sudden obsession with insisting on the government wall on the border, I don’t really believe his sincerity in that. He had two years with a Republican Congress to begin the Great Trump Wall, but he did nothing. But now right after the 2018 elections when Democrats take over the House Trump is sounding the alarm of how “urgent” a crisis this “national emergency” is. He is even threatening to get the military down there, that he knows he can’t do. So not just the un-American police state that’s already there, but military martial law on the border. So he’s full of you-know-what. Trump is a “New York liberal,” with “New York values,” as Ted Scruz would say. Trump has donated mostly to Democrats, not Rethuglicans. So, I don’t really believe his sincerity.

And by the way, a government shutdown is what America needs. Almost all of what the U.S. government does is not authorized by the U.S. Constitution, and it should all be shut down. People who are employed by the government should find honest work in the private sector. And all those in law enforcement and “security” who are enforcing unjust laws: it is the enforcers who are the criminals when they criminally violate the lives, liberty and property of innocent, peaceful people. The armed and badged uniformed goons are the ones who should be dismissed. (And then everyone else!)

Hysterical Nationalists and Collectivists on Immigration

Alex Nowrasteh addresses Donald Trump’s hysterical assertion that his government wall on the border will protect us from terrorists, who apparently are sneaking through the border into the U.S.

Nowrasteh points out that there is no evidence to verify that assertion, and says the Trump Wall is “the anti-terrorist version of the Alaska bridge to nowhere. It’s big, expensive, and a waste of resources.” And Nowrasteh also says, “All of the people murdered by foreign-born terrorists on U.S. soil since 1975 have been killed by those who entered legally.”

On the terrorism issue, this phenomenon of Islamic terrorism has mainly been sparked by the U.S. government’s invasions, occupations, and bombings of mostly-Muslim countries overseas, especially since 1991 when George H.W. Bush started the first war of aggression on Iraq and imposed sanctions and caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians by the year 2000. As I wrote in my post on the recent passing of the dearly departed George H.W. Bush, there wouldn’t have been a 9/11 had he not started that war of aggression.

Nowrasteh also made reference to the recent terrorist murders in France, which probably were also blowback for western governments’ including France’s aggressions in the Middle East. “When will we learn?” Hmm.

But why exactly are the pro-Trump Wall people so short-sighted and simple-minded? Are they just ignorant of the fact that most of the undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are here because they violated their visas or some kind of bureaucratic restriction, and not because they snuck through the border? How will a government wall on the border prevent those people from being here?

As I have written quite a bit here, the collectivist-minded anti-immigration crowd believe in this myth that the territory as a whole is commonly owned by U.S. citizens. This is a most anti-private property, anti-free market view. They might as well be communists. Being collectivists, they see the American people as “One Big Family,” and this whole territory is “our home,” and “outsiders are breaking in.” They just don’t get what America is all about, quite frankly.

Thomas Jefferson et al. were individualists and they believed in private property and voluntary exchange, not collectivism and government controls over private economic and social activity. They wanted immigrants to come here and spend their money at the locals’ businesses, provide labor services for businesses, and even open new businesses and employ people here.

In fact, in one of their complaints against the King in their Declaration of Independence, Jefferson wrote:

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

But now, the anti-market nationalists like Donald Trump are using terrorism fears to put up this government wall that won’t protect us, and in fact could then be used by future administrations as another Berlin Wall. Very short-sighted, these people.

The National Security State’s Useful Idiots in the Media

It really is sad to see professional journalists acting as government propagandists, i.e. de facto bureaucrats themselves, on behalf of an agenda at the expense of the truth. And we see that a lot now in Amerika especially to do with pathological Trump hatred. And I am not a Trump supporter, as many people here know.

Quite a few writers have now channeled Paul Craig Roberts with the moniker he has assigned to the mainstream Press as “presstitutes,” referring to mainstream news media chumps letting themselves be used by “anonymous intelligence sources” or “unnamed government officials” (or by people who are named) to advance an agenda at the expense of actual investigative reporting or being the “adversarial” Fourth Estate they are expected to be. That is, challenging assertions of bureaucrats and corporate flunkies, demanding answers, investigating the issues.

Instead, the news media have been plagued with activist do-gooders who have been brainwashed into believing that suppressing the truth about stories and merely repeating what bureaucrats tell them without question is “good journalism.”

But sadly, while some of the news media really are dishonest and intentionally promoting “fake news,” as I wrote about in my article on that a few months ago, I think that many of them are also just plain dumb, ignorant and/or gullible sheeple. It just never occurs to them to check what an “important source” in the bureaucracy tells them and that he might be lying to them. And as far as ignorance is concerned, like the population in general, many of them are just ignorant of history, science, economics, and did not have effective training in or encouragement of having critical thinking skills. And now with the “snowflake” generation, emotion is everything and thinking is suppressed.

Regarding the world-wide hatred for Donald Trump and the drooling drive to get rid of him, former CIA analyst and political activist Ray McGovern notes how investigative journalist Robert Parry may have had strokes and died because the “prostitution of the profession he loved so much” (journalism) may have been “too much; it’s just too much, too much.”

McGovern quotes Parry from a late article prior to Parry’s death:

More and more I would encounter policymakers, activists and, yes, journalists who cared less about a careful evaluation of the facts and logic and more about achieving a pre-ordained geopolitical result –and this loss of objective standards reached deeply into the most prestigious halls of American media. This perversion of principles –twisting information to fit a desired conclusion – became the modus vivendi of American politics and journalism. And those of us who insisted on defending the journalistic principles of skepticism and evenhandedness were increasingly shunned by our colleagues … Everything became ‘information warfare.’ …

Ironically, many ‘liberals’ who cut their teeth on skepticism about the Cold War and the bogus justifications for the Vietnam War now insist that we must all accept whatever the U.S. intelligence community feeds us, even if we’re told to accept the assertions on faith.

Sad. And Parry said that Trump hatred “had become like some invasion of the body snatchers,” a great analogy, in my view. However, in some cases there has been intentional dishonesty. But in other cases, there are members of the Press who are extremely infatuated with governmental powers, probably because they were raised to worship the government like a god, or like their mommy and daddy.

Besides my article in August on “fake news,” I also pointed out how what we have in the media is not the “liberal media” (although yes in the social agenda of many of them), but the government media. Not just journalism media but others in the academia and “intelligentsia” who promote and glorify the State and its god-like powers.

For example, Glenn Greenwald pointed to court historian Douglas Brinkley’s fawning interview of Barack Obama, and that “journalists joyously dance with top officials, swing on their tires, are creepily grateful when they’re sprayed in the face by their squirt guns, and play fun beach games with the very campaign officials they’re ostensibly covering.”

Yech. And as I further wrote in that earlier post, some examples provided by Greenwald have included Bob Schieffer kissing up to former NSA directer Michael Hayden, and Bob Shieffer hatchet-jobbing Ron Paul on foreign policy. And Scott Pelley’s “13 uninterrupted minutes of drooling propaganda” interview of Obama defense secretary Leon Panetta, how Wired manipulated chat logs to aid and abet the government’s persecution of Army whistleblower Bradley Manning, and Diane Sawyer and Brian Ross’s anti-Iran fear-mongering (things haven’t changed much).

Back to Trump. So besides Trump’s being rude and oftentimes insulting people like Rosie O’Donnell and Megyn Kelly, he has also criticized the national security state and elitists in Washington, especially during the 2016 campaign. And those apparatchiks there didn’t like that.

The real news has been that elements within the FBI and DOJ and their media sycophants including the Washington Post made up this “Trump-Russia collusions” and Trump-Russia “hacking and manipulating the 2016 election” in order to frame Donald Trump and to get rid of him. The same elements in the FBI and DOJ also falsely exonerated Hillary Clinton in her corruption with her email scandal and Clinton Foundation. And there is plenty of evidence to back that up, while there is no evidence to this day that proves “Trump-Russia collusions” in changing election results.

But the news media have been reporting otherwise, haven’t they? That is because they shill for the national security state, the same national security state that reads their emails, listens to their phone calls, S.W.A.T.-raids their homes or hacks their computers if their reporting goes against the grain of the apparatchiks of the national security state. Why do the media shill and propagandize? Because they are True Believers? Or because they are extremely gullible and naive and believe what FBI or CIA agents tell them?

But also because they are agenda driven. For example, the gun control agenda, in which they will only play sound bites of quotes by Elizabeth Warren or Nancy Pelosi (“How many more people have to die until we finally wake up?” “We need stricter gun legislation,” etc., etc.), but never or rarely quotes by people pointing out “Well, if someone there had been armed he or she could have taken out the shooter before those remaining 54 people could be killed,” “Gun-free zones attract the shooters because they know no one is armed who could shoot back,” “Criminals don’t obey laws against assault, murder or rape, why would they obey gun laws?” etc. You know, those rational points that the mainstream media don’t want people to hear because such points refute the irrationality of emotion-based anti-self-defense arguments.

And this anti-Trump obsession is not new. So far, the media in collusion with the national security state have still not taken down Donald Trump. There just is no evidence against Trump to prove what he has been accused of. And now people are pointing to Michael Cohen, a proven liar and sleazebag, as though his testimony is actually reliable or respectable.

But the national security state with the aid of news media colluders did take down a sitting President, and an awful statist at that, just as Trump is. It is very possible that what the mainstream media had been reporting on Watergate and the burglary is not the true story behind the story, and in fact it might very well be that Richard Nixon was set up by the national security state with that Watergate burglary and cover-up. CIA goons such as E. Howard Hunt participated in the burglary. Nixon had been trying to thaw relations with Russia and China, and the national security state didn’t like that one bit. And they had media helping to take down Nixon, including Bob Woodward.

And we see it now how Trump is trying to thaw relations with Russia, and the sycophants of the mainstream media huff and puff in their devotion to the national security state and its dependence on conflict, belligerence, and living high off the hog on taxpayer dollars.

Although, this mainstream media pathological hatred of Trump is like never before, apparently. It seems like mostly a personal thing. They just don’t like him. Well I don’t like him either, but I still think the truth is important.

On Questioning the Official 9/11 Narrative

One reason why many people dismiss skeptics of the official 9/11 narrative is because many people get their news mostly from mainstream news media, who mostly repeat what government officials tell them, i.e. the news media act as stenographers for the rulers.

Most people tend to not look into these matters further. If the Congress had a commission and “investigated” 9/11, then their conclusions are good enough for me, most people say. And then when others question or challenge the mainstream media and congressional committee’s conclusions, and even bring forth evidence which refutes such conclusions, then those challengers and skeptics are to be dismissed as “conspiracy theorists,” tinfoil hat wearers, and crackpots. That is the extent to which many people have obedient faith in their rulers and in government investigations of catastrophes that are mainly caused by government’s own actions especially abroad, and by government’s failures.

And that brings me to this extensive article by Elias Davidsson, in which he critiques a HuffPo article aiming to discredit a professor and others’ legitimate questioning of the official 9/11 narrative. The Davidsson article is quite extensive and gives quite a bit detailed information on the “investigation” following 9/11.

Davidsson is also the author of Hijacking America’s Mind on 9/11: Counterfeiting Evidence. People with open minds should check these things out.

Trump Administration Joins the Climate Change Bandwagon

It looks like WND is now allowing lefty columnists on, either out of fear that a “Fairness Doctrine” for political websites might be implemented, or perhaps just out of kindness. They have a column by Ellen Ratner who comments on the most recent climate change alarmism, and from the Trump administration, of all places.

Like her hysterical fellows in the climate change crowd, Ratner says that the fires in California are the result of climate change, and that global temperatures are rising and that “we are heating up the oceans and the snow on the mountains to a place from which we can’t turn back. We need action now.”

And by that she probably means we need more government interventionism (i.e. more police state), more bureaucracies and new carbon taxes and raising other taxes. Because really the main intention of the climate activists in their propaganda and making the masses hysterical is to further empower the government to suppress progress and innovation and to steal more from the people so that bureaucrats and those tied to government powers can enrich themselves, and that’s basically it.

But a lot of people are brainwashed to believe the “global warming” and climate change hysteria and that it’s “settled science,” and the “97% of climate scientists believe…” and so on.

Many among the masses believe the hysterical propaganda for government expansion in climate change in the same way that many people believed the post-9/11 propaganda.

After 9/11, the vision of planes crashing into buildings and the buildings collapsing was repeated over and over and over and the people believe the mantra that “We were here minding our own business and then Muslim extremists have committed an act of war against us, they hate us for our freedom and they want to kill us all,” etc., etc., etc. Whereas prior to 9/11 there were those who pointed out that in the preceding decades the U.S. government was sending its military over to the Middle East and invading, bombing, occupying foreign lands and murdering hundreds of thousands of innocents especially Muslims and provoking foreigners to retaliate, and so on. Prior to 9/11 those truth tellers were ignored, and after 9/11 they were called “traitors” and “unpatriotic.”

And now when the non-brainwashed climate skeptics bring up actual scientific facts, empirical evidence and common sense, they are called “deniers,” which is an intentional reference to Holocaust denial. But the True Believers — and there are many of them — don’t want to hear facts and truth. And we know that it becomes a fanaticism when the alarmists call for jailing “deniers.”

The hysterical climate change True Believers will probably not want to hear that if the sea levels really are rising and that might cause disasters down the road, there is nothing we humans can do about it. Well, you can build barriers along the coasts, I suppose. But even if we completely stop all industry, close down all manufacturing plants and have no more cars and planes, it still won’t stop the climate from changing or the sea levels from rising, because the main cause of climate change is nature. Climate change has been occurring since the Earth began. There have been ice ages, and times of warming. After an ice age and things warmed up, it was not because humans were affecting things with their industrial smokestacks, SUVs and fossil fuels, because obviously those didn’t exist during those times.

And as I mentioned previously, the “settled science” that the climate change True Believers refer to has mainly been computer models which make very bad predictions for future events or conditions. And if they do use actual scientific data, they have to resort to fraudulent and skewed testing.

But True Believers will believe what they want to believe, based on their blind faith in the powers of governments to fix things, based on emotionalizing issues by seeing poor little polar bears stranded on melting icebergs, really based on years of indoctrination and hysteria now. Actually, these people are the “deniers” of our time. When people say that the “science is settled,” they mean that it is settled by consensus. But there is never a legitimate consensus when scientific inquiry and testing and retesting of data are resisted. Actual science is important.

There probably will be global warming in the long term mainly because the sun is getting hotter and by about 1 billion years from now everything on Earth will be dried up and no life will exist. But for now we should look at global warming as a good thing. There are colder areas of the Earth in which agriculture and vegetation would benefit from more warming. That means an increase in food production. And isn’t that a good thing?

Related: See Murray Rothbard’s Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution.