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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.

Merely Unhinged? Nope. Literally CRAZY? Yup.

The conservatives and nationalists are bad enough, with their anti-immigration and anti-free market ignorance and idiocy, and their mystical “American Exceptionalism” religion. But the people on the left are beyond “unhinged.” Many of the people on the left are literally crazy people now. It’s not just “irrational” and “hysterical,” but demented, deranged, loony-tunes.

Paul Craig Roberts says that the “presstitutes” have abandoned journalism for political activism. But that’s nothing new. Way back in 2009, I wrote, “today’s journalism schools are no longer teaching the students and future news writers and editors and anchors, reporters and producers to seek answers to who, what, why, when, where and how. Now, a career in journalism means being an activist, and a do-gooder. Use your role as a reporter to show what a good thing it is to have everything done by the government, and smear and crush anyone who criticizes that agenda.”

As Roberts made reference to, the “liberal” media are actually getting their fans and fellow Trump-haters to protest the firing of attorney general Jeff Sessions! Rachel Maddcow is leading the charge. They are organizing protests all over the country to defend the racist, fascist drug warrior Sessions, the anti-immigration police statist Sessions, and the thieving corrupt “civil asset forfeiture” crook Jeff Sessions! And they’re doing all this because they HATE Donald Trump! So, they’re beyond “unhinged,” “irrational” and “hysterical” now, these people are just plain NUTS! They are literally crazy people.

At least the anti-immigration idiots on the other side are just ignorant, but not particularly crazy. But the people on the left? And this is thanks in large part to their dumb teachers in the public schools, a.k.a. government schools, and their college professors who, without government tax-thefts and government hand-outs to the colleges, would not be working at colleges and universities. Can you image if the schools and higher education were all run on the free market? We would not have the beyond stupidity we have now. We have a society of psychologically unstable people, thanks to government-controlled education.

The schools and universities are literally brainwashing the young with utter nonsense, made-up mythologies and fanatical dogmas, such as “transgender” in which if someone who is a male but thinks he’s a female is a female and others must be compelled to agree with it. And now someone who is age 69 wants to be legally viewed as 49 because that’s how old he feels.

And the youngins are being brainwashed to obediently follow the acceptable, politically correct ideologies of race-obsession, gender-obsession, sexual perversions and the necessity of intolerance and silencing those who are not on the race-obsessed, gender-obsessed, sexual perversions bandwagon.

Not just intolerance, but the young now seem to be trained to act violently against others. On the college campuses these same people are silencing and shouting down and in some cases physically assaulting those with whom they disagree.

The antifa-like mob who charged Tucker Carlson’s home this week are another example of the craziness. Not only do they want Carlson and other conservatives censored, as has already been the case via Twitter, Facebook and Google, but the deranged lunatics are going to the victims’ homes, harassing their spouses and children, posting their addresses online, and those of the victims’ siblings as well.

As Thomas DiLorenzo wrote on LRC blog,

This of course is just the latest episode in the Bolshevik Left’s attack on free speech, taking their cue from the late German Marxist Herbert Marcuse (a “celebrated” academic after coming to America, naturally), who popularized the notion in commie/Leftist circles back in the ’60s that only “the oppressed” (i.e., fellow Marxists) deserve tolerance and free speech, and “the oppressors” (people like the evil Tucker Carlson, or Yours Truly) do not.

The tactic of appearing at peoples’ homes to terrorize their families is right out of the Obama “community organizing” handbook, inspired by Obama/Hillary Clinton idol and inspiration Saul Alinsky and originally used by the union goon movement, but now part and parcel of Democrat Party strategy in general.

So, going to people’s homes. Carlson’s wife was there and called 911. One of the deranged mobsters was actually attempting to ram the front door and did cause it to crack. Do you think that if “protesters” go to someone’s home and criminally threaten the people inside with an attempted break-in that maybe the ones inside should assume that their lives are really in danger, and should shoot at the marauding invaders? It may have to come to that.

George Wallace was of a similar mentality to those anti-freedom mobs, but in some ways Wallace had the “fighting back” attitude backwards. Wallace said, “when we get to be the president and some anarchist lies down in front of our car, it will be the last car he’ll ever lie down in front of,” and he probably was serious. Except he was the thug who was being protested. He wasn’t someone who just spoke his ignorant mind (like Carlson), but was a public official who wanted to impose his anti-freedom ideas onto others. In those times, protesters really were protesting government thuggery.

George Wallace actually was a “racist.” As governor and Presidential candidate he wanted to have a governmentally-imposed segregated society, at the expense of private property and freedom of association, and including not allowing black students to enroll in public, taxpayer-funded schools and universities. But in the 1960s and ’70s did the protesters go to George Wallace’s home and try to break into his front door? Nope. Although he was shot and paralyzed by a wacko loony-tunes, not particularly by someone who expressed opinions about racism or politics.

But now, the “anti-racists” are just brainwashed with race-obsession ideology. Their protests are now irrational and fanatical. They are going to the home of a TV news host and threatening violence? He’s not even a government official.

And while “protesters” accuse Tucker Carlson of being a “Nazi,” a “racist” and a “hater,” he is the one who actually has political opponents, minorities and controversial figures on his TV show and interviews them to hear what they have to say. But the fanatical crazies on the left only want to SILENCE! their opponents. (Who’s the real “Nazi” now, hmmm?)

And many of these crazy, unhinged hysterical fanatics really believe that Donald Trump is also a “racist,” and a “Nazi,” because they don’t even know what those words really mean, or what Donald Trump’s actual views are, because they don’t read, or pay attention to the news. They are just hysterical.

The hysterical loony-tunes don’t know that Trump supports transgender bathroom laws, affirmative action laws, and favors single payer healthcare and “taxing the rich”  because he himself is an ignoramus just as they are. And you would think that these people on the left would support Trump and his love of eminent domain (government theft of private property), given how much they love the government being empowered to steal private property from others. But I digress.

Anyway, so these people on the left are not only very ignorant and irrational now, but also very dangerous and threatening. They do not seem to understand that their right to free speech (but not violence) is protected, but they also have to respect other people’s right to free speech.

Violence should never be tolerated. Can you imagine all the marches and protests that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. had during the 1960s, if all those people went to the homes of “racists” (who actually were racists at the time, like George Wallace) and threatened them, such as the politicians who were passing Jim Crow-type of laws, and so on?

But now with so many of the young people being trained to act hysterically and violently by irrational high school teachers, college professors, news media activists and social justice warriors, they go after TV news people like Tucker Carlson, but they don’t criticize or protest the CIA, Pentacon, the DEA and IRS (i.e. actual criminals working within government violence), and they are protesting the firing of Jeff Sessions, the very racist government thug they should WANT to be fired! Nutsos!

The Hysterical Obsession With Futile Elections

On Sundays I have on the radio the TV news shows that are rebroadcast on Bloomberg Radio, including Meet the Oppressed, Fox’s Fake News Sunday, CBS’s Fake the Nation, and ABC News’ Not This Week. These people seem to be obsessed with politics, elections, and government. Upchuck Todd and George Snuffleupagus are the worst. I think Margaret Brennan has been terrific for the past few weeks, particularly because she hasn’t been on for the past few weeks. And everybody seems to praise Chris Wallace as “fair and balanced,” particularly because of all the non-statists and libertarians he has on every week. (Just kidding — we know Chris Wallace would never have anyone on who would truly “rock the boat,” being the gutless wonder that he is, just as are most of the others on mainstream news media.)

But these people are obsessed with elections, and after Tuesday they will immediately be discussing the 2020 Presidential race, because this stuff is their reality. It’s like they know nothing else, or care about nothing else. When they discuss other non-election related news, such as the ongoing Saudi Arabia crisis or dealing with Iran, it’s always in the context of “What will government do about it?” Yet the real answers to those issues are outside of government, and outside of politics. (Don’t tell them I said that.)

On Tuesday’s elections, predictions are that Republicans will lose the House to Democrats but keep the Senate. People think that Democrats will take back the House based on recent polling. But I think a lot of people lie to pollsters, which is what they should do. I’m sick of polls and pollsters. As Marxine Waters might say, “They can all go straight to hell!” and all that.

But listen to all the activists on talk radio, and the aforementioned shows, they are hysterical with these elections. It’s the end of the world if their guy loses, and every single vote counts, and all that crap. No, every single vote does NOT count, sorry about that. And, “If we can just get the right people in those offices, then everything will be better, you’ll see.” People really believe that. And that’s because propaganda influences the masses constantly. The masters run their propaganda pieces on mainstream news media and pop culture to make sure that the sheeple don’t catch on that the system as a whole is inherently flawed and can’t be fixed. (Shh, don’t tell them that, the rulers want them to stay enslaved…)

And a lot of the people who associate their “thinking” with the left, like the college snowflakes and political activists who never had any genuinely significant and meaningful real-life experiences, will be acting worse than hysterically when they hear that Republicans keep control of both houses of Congress. They will be more than hysterical than they were in 2016 when Trump was elected. Many of them may join the violent faction of the SJW crowd, the gender- and race-obsessed, the class-warfare commies. At least, that is what I fear about these irrational and loathsome fanatics on the left.

Worse, the Trump supporters, nationalists and conservatives who will be pleased with Rethuglican gains will be more aggressive themselves. They will support the congressional Rethugs’ continuation and escalation of the surveillance state and the police state, especially with their anti-immigration idiocy and paranoia at the southern border and the drug war. The people on the “right” (who oftentimes are “wrong”) will also be hysterical as they are now with their beloved statism. If these people and their talk radio conservatards were so obediently approving of Brett Kavanaugh regardless of his being a major-league swamp creature, a constitutionally-ignorant moron and a rubber-stamper of the very police state that has empowered the Mueller fishing expedition, then said conservatards will eat anything up, and approve of the worst of the worst. You see, many people go into denial and set principles aside, and they hope for the best, like in a Twilight Zonish, Orwellian kind of way.

I could be wrong, of course, and Democrats really will take over the House. That will mean Speaker Nancy Lugosi again, an end to Republicans’ ability to indict Clinton, Strzok, McCabe, Comey, Brennan, and get the truth out about who really attempted to steal the 2016 election, and an impeachment of Trump for the wrong reasons. (The real reasons would be war crimes. Like that would ever happen.)

I Really Agree With This

Butler Shaffer writes on the LewRockwell.com blog:

I don’t know when watching the outcome of elections has been as entertaining as they have become since 2016. Donald Trump’s victory and efforts to get even more Republicans into the House and Senate have driven the hard-core establishment types – particularly those members of the Democratic Party bird of prey – into the ever-escalating expressions of madness that have finally provided good entertainment for television. It’s enough to recall H.L. Mencken, Murray Rothbard, and George Carlin from the after-life for more of the level of commentary that helped keep the rest of us sane.

I am not a Trump supporter; his policies only occasionally bump up against my libertarian principles. But I am finding so much delight in watching him convert the Democrats into a collective of zombies that I can only hope for more to follow. I will remain at home on next week’s election day – continuing my string of 54 straight years of not voting – while, at the same time, hoping that every Republican and other voters with a sense of humor will hot-foot it to the polls to vote for ever greater numbers of GOPers to get elected to the House and Senate to keep this wonderful bit of entertainment going! What lunacy awaits us from the CNN, MSNBC, and other statist “news” outlets should the Zombie Party slide deeper into the memory-hole of irrelevance?

The Irrational vs. the Rational of Libertarians

Who knows why some so-called libertarians or conservative libertarians are so hysterical and irrational when it comes to the immigration issue. This one by Bionic Mosquito on LewRockwell.com is another one of those.

It’s like this is an “either-or” kind of thing. We either have an all-private property society, or we have complete government control over borders and immigration into the territory. And because we don’t have an all-private property society, we MUST accept the police state and central planning in immigration, and not complain (so it seems).

Bionic says that, well, “Until there are no state borders, it will be the state that makes the decision on who crosses the borders.  In a world of state borders, every decision regarding immigration is a centrally-planned, state-enforced-at-the-end-of-the-barrel-of-a-gun decision; even a position of open borders.” And that’s that.

So, implied here as well as on many of these kinds of articles is a support for the central planners’ control that they have legally, and a support for the police state.

The libertarian conservatives seem to be frightened by the thousands of migrants from Central America “walking” up to the U.S. southern border. There’s a lot of propaganda out there, though. And I don’t believe that this is all “Soros-funded” and left-wing activist-directed. If you ask me, the “caravan” might very well be another psy-op being caused by the “national security” apparatus in Washington, who wants to fear-monger the people (including anti-“national security” libertarians) into supporting an even further intensified police state at the border and inside the border (and further increased budgets for all the police state agencies “protecting” us from all those bad people). Let’s put the military on the border so we can justify even larger budget increases for the military (in addition to Trump’s new “Space Force”). Yay.

Still, it’s immoral to violate the lives and liberty of innocent people because others have been violent or have been criminals. America used to be about individualism. But the libertarian conservatives seem to have become collectivists now. It is very disappointing to see libertarians engaging in group identity politics, but that is what we have here, in my view. Sad.

I wonder if Bionic supports arresting and caging businessmen for hiring unauthorized foreigners at their businesses, or raids on innocent people’s property, arresting those who have not harmed anyone, and on and on.

Contrasting the hysteria and irrationality with the so-called libertarians who now love the police state and central planning, we have the rational Jacob Hornberger, who writes about Donald Trump’s brilliant political strategy with the caravan “invading” our southern border:

Notwithstanding the fact that none of these refugees is armed and that the group includes lots of women and children, you would think that the United States is about to be invaded by the North Vietnamese, North Korean, Red Chinese, or Soviet armies (which was the official bugaboo throughout the Cold War). Trump has his supporters in a total tizzy. His dramatic decision to send (more) U.S. troops to the border to protect us from the coming “invasion” is nothing less than sheer political genius.

The result of Trump’s strategy? Countless Trumpistas are now quivering and quaking over the fact that the “illegals” are coming to get us. “Please, please, Mr. President, do whatever is necessary to keep us safe. Take away our freedoms and spend whatever you need to spend

The only thing that works and the only thing that is consistent with moral principles is freedom and free markets, which necessarily means free trade, open immigration, freedom of association, freedom of travel, economic liberty, private property, liberty of contract, and privacy. What could be more rational than steadfastly continuing to stand for freedom and free markets and against a police state?

Do the anti-immigration libertarians ever spend as much time criticizing the police state as they do criticizing “open borders”? They don’t seem to spend much time in articles or blogs doing that. Why don’t they spend more time advocating eliminating the welfare state and the drug war as well? I rarely see, “Get rid of DHS, ICE, BTF, FBI, CIA, DEA, Etc., Etc.,” anymore.

So, to me, the libertarians on the right have become quite irrational and have lost touch with libertarian principles, maybe just as much as the libertarians on the left who have lost touch in their obsession with “social justice” and race and gender, and all that crap.

The Package Bombs Sent to Democrats: Not a False Flag?

Regarding the package bombs apparently being mailed to the Clintons and the Obamas’ homes, to George Soros and CNN, Thomas DiLorenzo wrote yesterday on the LewRockwell.com blog:

Another Non-Bomb “Bomb” Discovered . . .

. . . near a business owned by yet another unhinged, hysterically Trump-hating Democrat, this time Robert DeNiro in NYC. I note that the LMS (Lying Media Scum) are now calling these things “suspicious packages.” Surely the people who fabricated the lie that a Supreme Court nominee once ran a drug/gang-rape ring when he was 16 would not stoop to a stunt this low, would they?

UPDATE: This Just In: LMS now reporting another “suspicious package” near the residence of Joe Biden. The Trump-hating FBI is on the scene to investigate and get to the bottom of this. (Unless of course it was the same Trump-hating FBI, the people who concocted the “Russia investigation,” who planted the “suspicious packages” in the first place). Will the FBI shoot and kill a “loner” who they claim to be the culprit with no witnesses in another alleged “confrontation”? Will they then tell us that his computer showed that he frequented “right-wing Web sites”? Will they immediately bury him at sea, bin Laden style?

And now this morning, CNBC reports that a 56-year-old suspect has been arrested.

Investigators were examining a white van plastered with stickers carrying Trump’s name and the presidential seal, according to MSNBC. The network said authorities were looking at “right-wing paraphernalia” found at the scene.

But as I was writing yesterday, who would actually benefit from fake bomb-packages being sent to Democrats just weeks before a big election? WHY would a Trump supporter send those kinds of things to Democrats just weeks or days before a big election? Would Trump and the Republicans actually benefit from such a dumb act? And anyway, we already know that Trump-hating bureaucrats and former bureaucrats with the FBI, DOJ, and CIA have provided enough evidence to show that not only did Trump not “collude with Russians,” and that no Russians (or anyone) “hacked the election,” but that those bureaucrats criminally abused their spying authorities to spy on the Trump campaign to try to dig up dirt on Trump as well as to try to frame Trump in a non-existent “collusions with Russia” or “hacking the election” scheme.

So as I was writing yesterday, false flag much? So, a lunatic apparently loves Trump and is intelligent enough to put some kind of devices together to make it look like they could explode, but is so dumb as to not see that Trump or Republicans could not possibly benefit from such a stunt? Sorry, this one doesn’t pass the smell test, if you ask me.

Speaking of false flags, Washington’s Blog had this great article with example after example of governments implementing false flag ops, especially our beloved U.S. government in Washington, and really for the sake of justifying ever-increasing tax-funded military budgets, national security budgets and bureaucracies, and so forth. The parasites in Washington will always grow in their power and their fiefdoms, and the police state they love to tyrannize their own people with. Sick.

Washington’s Blog notes how the mainstream media (i.e. government media) will not report on any of these false flag matters. They are mostly mouthpieces for the Bureaucracy. Many of them are extremely gullible and naive and they will believe anything that bureaucrats tell them, without any questioning or investigating.

Many of the media are also brainwashed with the political correctness nonsense of today that they are as obsessed with race and gender as the college professors and snowflake students. With today’s news media, it’s not nearly the case in getting actual thorough news reporting out to their readers and viewers.

In fact, race-obsession political correctness is so important at the aforementioned NBC, they are fine with Megyn Kelly leaving NBC with the remainder of her $69 million contract rather than allowing her to “get away with” making some innocent comment about wearing blackface on Halloween. But reporting on false flags or government corruption? (Only if they’re Republicans, of course. And the dishonest media report on “right-wing” violence but rarely left-wing violence. Did you see this huge list of violent attacks or threats against Republicans just in the past few months?)

Anyway, regarding the lack of reporting on false flags, ABC News did report on Operations Northwoods and Mongooose, after those false flag ops or proposals were de-classified.

As Bradley Manning has stated, and he’s correct about this, everything should be de-classified. The government doesn’t “own” any of the information it keeps. ALL government information belongs to the public, and is in the “public domain.”

As Judge Andrew Napolitano wrote, “In the clash between government secrecy and public transparency, the Framers placed a value judgment in the First Amendment . . . An informed public is more likely to make better decisions than an ignorant one…In a free society, knowledge is superior to ignorance. Politicians who would criminalize publishing the truth should be voted out of office.”

Those who say, “Well releasing ‘classified’ information to the public compromises the security of military personnel overseas” are ignorant, authoritarian sheeple who believe the propaganda that gubmint tells them, as repeated word-for-word by the stenographers in the mainstream media (i.e. government media). The actual truth that was revealed at Manning’s kangaroo trial was that not one person was killed, harmed or threatened by Manning’s release of documents to WikiLeaks.

The government intentionally over-classifies information anyway, to hide its own criminality, its incompetence, and its corruption.

Anyway, even if it might be the case that an actual deranged moron in Florida who loves Trump and hates Democrats sent those fake bombs to Democrats, the case is still hard to figure out. It’s just not believable to me, with all the facts of the case thus far.

Loyola University Professor Walter Block Boycotted by Hysterical Snowflakes

Target Liberty informs us that Loyola University, New Orleans economics professor Walter Block is being boycotted by students, based on their erroneous view that he is “racist” and “sexist,” and based on his being smeared by the New York Times as “pro-slavery.” Walter Block is really anti-slavery, because he is against involuntary labor.

And Dr. Block responds to those hysterical students in this article, responding to their accusation of being “pro-slavery”:

What about slavery? My reputation in this regard is based on an interview with the New York Times. I was trying to explain libertarianism to them. I emphasized that voluntarism was crucially important to the NAP. Rape and ordinary sexual intercourse may look alike, but one is voluntary, the other is not. The same with a punch in the nose. It is legitimate in the boxing ring since both parties consented, but not otherwise. It is the same with slavery. If someone (an adult) assents to it, slavery is legitimate. Actual slavery, of course, was not voluntary, since the victim did not agree to any such thing. It was therefore evil and pernicious. Why might a person volunteer to become a slave? One possibility, extreme masochism (don’t knock this; our Jesuit tradition recommends toleration). Another, to save his child’s life. My son, God forbid, has an illness the cure of which would cost $5 million. I’m poor. If someone offers me that amount of money to become his slave, I’d willingly sell myself to him, since I value my son’s life more than my own freedom.

And in response to the students who want to boycott Walter Block and his classes at Loyola University, Robert Wenzel at the aforementioned Target Liberty writes:

The students boycotting Dr. Block will never do anything impressive on the intellectual front. They will be moved by the intellectual fads of the day. They will be anti-plastic straw today, and who knows, maybe pro-butt tattoos tomorrow. They are in an important way insignificant. The student that takes Dr, Block’s class to challenge him or learn from him is taking the first step toward deep thought, independent thought and maybe original thought. This will be the type of person that may make an intellectual contribution down the road.

Walter Block is considered by some to be a radical libertarian. He believes in the non-aggression principle. So, he’s not really radical. In my view, violence is radical. I’m sure that those who actually do have an open mind will check out some of Walter Block’s publications, which include these:

Defending the Undefendable

The Case for Discrimination

Building Blocks for Liberty

The Privatization of Roads and Highways

Elizabeth Warren’s Unwarranted Wage

Labor Relations, Unions and Collective Bargaining: A Political Economic Analysis

Is There a Human Right to Medical Insurance?

Defending the Undefendable II

Other Walter Block Publications

More recently, on the LewRockwell.com blog David Gordon of the Mises Institute congratulates Walter Block on his 100th peer-reviewed journal article he has co-authored with students (not including all the ones he has done alone or with other authors). And Tom Woods does a podcast with Dr. Block on his recent milestone, and lists those 100 papers.

The Modern Irrational “Women’s Rights” Movement That Has Nothing to Do with Women’s Rights

And everything to do with seizing control over the lives of others, and silencing and tormenting innocent people.

Paul Craig Roberts has a column about the modern irrational feminist movement, that goes against common sense and decency. The grammatically correct use of the word “rape” has caused a football coach to be disciplined, while a female college professor wants all males to be tortured and killed but her “freedom of speech” is protected by her university’s diversity commissars. And Roberts gets into the phenomenon of false accusation in Amerika now, and refers to the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.

I have written quite a bit about all this irrationality and injustice being inflicted by “social justice (sic) warriors” against innocent white people, males and white males. It is especially the hysterical feminazis that are very worrisome. So Roberts’s column reminded me of some of my own past pieces on these subjects.

For instance, in ‘Libertarianism and Privilege,’ Harvard Hypocrites, and the Supreme Court, I wrote:

And just how valid is this “male privilege” stuff now anyway, given the anti-male discrimination, oppression and feminization of America, especially in the schools?

The female-dominated government schools have been banning dodge ball, omitting recess play time, and suspending or arresting little boys who draw pictures of a gun, as well as putting the kids on psychiatric drugs to repress their independence. By college the helicopter moms call their boys every night and argue with the professors over the boys’ grades.

And then there’s the college dorm and classroom “Two Minutes Hate” against males (and white people), the initiation ritual called “Tunnel of Oppression.” Here, the white students are indoctrinated to believe how privileged they are and what “racists” they are because they are white. And the male students are told about the “rape culture,” in which they inherently have the guilt of a rapist, simply because they are male.

Yes, this is the mentality today in what is considered “academics.” The more serious offenses perpetrated by these asinine academic activists include attempts to expel or convict young men of “rape” that actually isn’t rape according to the traditional legal definition, and in fact when, as libertarian feminists have noted, there is no such thing as a “rape culture” in the first place.

And in On the Neurotically Fragile Always-Offended Nudniks, I wrote:

On college campuses, conservative speakers are either shouted down or just banned from campus entirely. That’s nothing new, of course. But more recently, some college campuses are issuing letters urging “civility.” To them, unfortunately, being “civil” means being politically correct. Frankly, the new “civility” really is the stifling of diversity and free expression.

Some colleges are banning the utterances of certain words or phrases, such as the word “freshman” at Elon University. As the College Fix notes, the reason Elon is replacing the word “freshman” with “first year” is because, according to the university’s director of “Inclusive Community Well-Being,” the word “freshman” may imply a hierarchy and may refer to some students as younger and less experienced, and could cause the younger students to be targeted for sexual violence. (I am Not. Making. This. Up.)

So “freshman” implies the younger students, but that word’s replacement, “first year,” does not?

Apparently, if someone uses the word “rape” in such a nonchalant or insensitive manner, such an utterance trivializes that act of sexual violence, and for those who happened to have been victims they feel re-traumatized when hearing certain words and phrases. Such language “triggers” terrible, painful emotions and fear. This has been happening to non-victims as well. But many people are just neurotically over-sensitive now, in my view.

Just what is it with the thin-skinned people now that their merely hearing someone happening to say certain words or phrases — not directed at them, mind you, just happening to be spoken — causes someone to be re-traumatized? If that’s the case, then it is they who may need some further counseling to resolve some issues that they may have, rather than censoring, silencing and stifling someone else’s mere verbal expression, regardless how silly, immature or rude such an expression might be.

I’m sorry if I sound extremely insensitive here, but, seriously, we really have to pussyfoot around and censor ourselves verbally these days, just to protect the overly-sensitive feelings of someone whose fragile being may be harmed emotionally in some way.

In fact, that situation has become so absurd that a male college student, who happened to resemble a rape victim’s assailant, was actually banned from campus and prevented from getting to his classes, and so on. Need I add any further comment to that? (I think not.)

But I wonder how many people who have not been the victims of sexual assault are nevertheless joining in and saying that they, too, feel traumatized by others’ utterances of certain words or phrases? Or are the younger generations now being so indoctrinated to believe that they feel traumatized because that’s the “correct” or socially acceptable reaction that they should be having? Just asking.

And in A Society Perverted by Orwellian Newspeak, Hypersensitivity, and Lack of Clarity, I wrote:

And then there was the young lady who testified before a congressional panel on the issue of mandatory insurance coverage for contraception. That was to show the rest of the world that “feminism” now means women being dependent on others to subsidize their lifestyles rather than standing on their own two feet and budgeting their own priorities.

a recent survey asked 1,058 teens and young adults various questions under the subject of sexual violence, and, according to UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, the results showed that 10% of the youths admitted to committing an act of sexual violence, and 5% had “attempted or completed rape.”

However, as Prof. Volokh explained, because of the misleading wording and inaccurate definitions of “rape” and “sexual violence” in the survey,  “… 80% of the reported ‘rape[s]’ involved neither force nor the threat of force, and 59% involved only ‘guilt’ or ‘arguing and pressuring victim,’ with no use of force, threat of force, or even alcohol.”

So the results of this survey claiming that more teens are violent now are not examples of America’s decline, given the wildly exaggerated numbers. What is an example of America’s decline is the lack of communication and reading comprehension amongst the teens, and the survey researchers as well.

So there are two problems here, in my view: one, that more recent laws may be reflecting the confused public on what actual acts are and what they are not; and two, that as the culture and literacy have declined in America, so has the idea of personal responsibility. Innocent people may be getting arrested and in some cases convicted for “crimes” which aren’t crimes, and there are false “victims” who don’t want to take responsibility for their decisions or their inability to say “no.”

I want to know what is it with parents these days who are raising such irrational, dependent and irresponsible people? What happened in my generation, or has it really been a gradual thing over time? A century of progressivism has culminated in all this? Can it be reversed?

Amerikan Loony-Tunes

Well, we now have another authoritarian neanderthal on the U.S. Supreme Parasites, Brett Kavanaugh, who loves the Patriot Act, Gitmo, NSA spying on innocent people, TSA groping and molesting, warrantless and thus illegal police searches, and who is a drug warrior and militarist who will do what he can to help to strengthen the police state and the criminal national security state.

The people who hate Kavanaugh actually don’t care about the police state, illegal searches and seizures, and about the use of surveillance against political opponents. Many of them are aware that their fellow travelers from the Obama administration abused such powers and they actually endorse that. Left-wing activists are NOT a friend of civil liberties.

No, what the anti-Kavanaugh screechers care most about is abortion, gender and race, and the LGBT agenda. They want the federal government to have a lot of power including rubber-stampers on the Supreme Court to impose the social activists’ ways of life onto the rest of us or impose an acceptance of their deviancy and indecency. Imposing onto others is the activists’ main agenda. By the force of law.

So the leftists are going to try to impeach Kavanaugh, based on perjury or whatever they can do, just as they will try to impeach Donald Trump if the Democrats take control of Congress. They will continue following their opponents in elevators, restaurants, malls and offices and harassing them.

Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee is seriously looking at possible perjury charges against Kavanaugh’s high school-years accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

Now, there are those who don’t believe the “conspiracy theories” about Blasey Ford’s possible involvement with the CIA. But given her years and years of extensive psychological research into mind control and hypnosis, as well as her allegedly helping people to beat a polygraph test based on such research and experience, I don’t doubt it. Or she could be a useful idiot for the CIA as well as a useful idiot for the “MeToo” movement.

The skeptical Jacob Hornberger asks, “Why in the world would the CIA want to block the appointment of someone who, based on his conservative background and ideology, could reasonably be relied upon to rubber-stamp anything and everything the CIA and the rest of the national-security establishment do?

Well, we know that the CIA in general is not rational. They have been fixated Cold Warriors who can’t let go of the “Soviet threat,” who have been involved in Gitmo torture to get false confessions from innocent and uninvolved detainees even though the outcome is that such tortured detainees then join the militant forces against the U.S. for the first time. And we know that many apparatchiks in CIA, NSA, FBI, etc. didn’t like Donald Trump’s criticizing them and their wars abroad during the campaign and they have been trying feverishly to get him out of the White House. They are very irrational parasites who will do anything to keep their grasp on government powers and the public trough. So, they would try to prevent Trump from getting more Justices (sic) on the “High” Court, just in the name of being obsessively anti-Trump, even if it goes against their agenda.

I hope the activists do impeach Brett Kavanaugh, and then they can get Ruth Buzzi Ginsburg, John “Comrade” Roberts, and all the rest of them.

Orwellian: Dr. Blasey Ford vs. Judge Kavanaugh

I heard quite a bit of the hysterical circus otherwise known as the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings yesterday on the radio. I’m sure that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford really did experience a sexual assault during high school, maybe more than once, and maybe during college or after as well. I don’t think she’s making it up.

Jacob Hornberger says he believes Ford and that Judge Kavanaugh’s demeanor was shocking and that he seemed engaged in bluster. Meanwhile Robert Wenzel reluctantly thinks Kavanaugh should still be approved to the Supreme Court, as a way to expose the hysteria and true colors on the Left, even though Kavanaugh is an Establishment elitist and authoritarian Patriot Act supporter.

And Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Shady Pines) withholding the initial Ford complaint letter for over a month until after all the hearings, and after her own interviewing of Kavanaugh, was a disgrace. Feinstein needs to be censured by the Senate, and maybe even brought up on charges of obstruction of justice. And Sen. Tricky Dick Durbin and Sen. Kamala Harris telling Kavanaugh that he himself ask for an FBI investigation, when they themselves can very well do that, like, he should want the same FBI to investigate him who illicitly cleared Hillary Clinton for political reasons and who fabricated a whole “Russia collusions” case to frame up a candidate or President.

Anyway, there are a lot of discrepancies in this whole case. It wouldn’t surprise me if Kavanaugh really did do what he is accused of doing. Through his opinions as a judge he shows someone who believes in dominance and authoritarian government power, not liberty, not in a check on government power. And also, given all the drinking he apparently did as a youngin and supposedly still loves beer, and given that alcohol kills brain cells, I can see how his thinking has been affected over the years. Is that fair of me to bring up that point? I think so.

But regardless of all that, I really don’t care any more if Kavanaugh becomes another member of the Supreme Parasites. Even the “liberals” on the High court rubber stamp the hysterical post-9/11 police state. One violation of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments after another. And they approve of police power, as does Kavanaugh. In one 8-1 decision by the Supremes, with at least 3 “liberals” among the 8, they approved of police criminally breaking into a home because they smelled marijuana, and/or they heard a toilet flushing inside, indicating that “evidence” was being flushed down the toilet. Evidence of WHAT, you morons? A NON-CRIME! And where in the U.S. Constitution does it authorize the U.S. government to get involved with DRUGS?

The Supreme Bureaucrats merely reflect the statists who appoint them, who reflect the authoritarian sheeple who elect the statists who appoint such judges. So Judge Kavanaugh can join the other ignoramuses on the High Court. In one opinion, he wrote,

The Fourth Amendment allows governmental searches and seizures without individualized suspicion when the Government demonstrates a sufficient “special need” – that is, a need beyond the normal need for law enforcement – that outweighs the intrusion on individual liberty. Examples include drug testing of students, roadblocks to detect drunk drivers, border checkpoints, and security screening at airports. […] The Government’s program for bulk collection of telephony metadata serves a critically important special need – preventing terrorist attacks on the United States.

Huh? The Fourth Amendment mentions that exceptions are allowed when the government can demonstrate a “special need”? Where does it say that in the Fourth Amendment? And NSA spying on Americans “prevents terrorist attacks”? How so, Judge Beerbelly?

I know, I know. I shouldn’t call him, “Judge Beerbelly.” But we might as well.

And I am not at all surprised that Kavanaugh has the authoritarian statist mentality that he has, given that he grew up in the center of elitist privilege, in the Washington, D.C. area, with a judge mother. He might as well be a Kennedy.

And I disagree with Wenzel regarding Kavanaugh’s presence on the Supreme Court helping to further expose the irrational zombies on the Left as is going on now. ANY conservative now will do that. Perhaps Judge Amy Coney Barrett would be more acceptable. At least she’s more attractive. (What? I’m not supposed to say that?) Isn’t she the one that DiFi attacked in her religious beliefs? Let’s see that again, DiFi.

And yes, Roe v. Wade should be overturned, because it’s a bad decision. Kavanaugh knows this, but he is a coward who is afraid to tell the truth, like most politicians. Nine robed parasites drawing a line on the life span of an unborn human being and saying, “Prior to this stage of growth and development it’s okay to kill the baby,” but after this stage of growth and development it’s not okay.” (So we can use that as “precedent” to later on draw a line at, say, age 75, and say the same thing.) THAT is the mentality of the abortion cult/death cult fanatics on the Left.