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Washington Is Filled with Morons, Psychopaths, and Ignoramuses

What is wrong with Donald Trump? And all his followers. Why are they so much against freedom?

Trump wants to close the border. That’s ridiculous. America is supposed to be about freedom, free markets, free trade, not government restrictions on everybody’s freedom.

The Authoritarian-In-Chief now wants to impose a “Border Czar,” or “Immigration Czar,” apparently in the same way that Ronald Reagan appointed a “Drug Czar.” That sure worked out well. The “Drug Czar” put a stop to all those druggies and potheads out there, for sure.

The police state dingbats will do the same with immigration, you betcha.

And why all the short-sightedness from Trump and others? They are hysterical regarding the problems at the border. The “crisis.”

Hysterical loony-tunes panic and call for closing the border altogether, as well as escalating their police state.

“Oh, all the drugs coming through the border.”

Actually, it’s the war on drugs that’s mainly to blame for that “crisis.” Your nanny state dictating to the people what chemicals they may or may not put into their own bodies.

You’re not going to stop people from getting their goddamn drugs.

It’s 50+ years of the drug war now, people including teens are still getting all the drugs they want. It’s your prohibition that’s causing the black market that incentivizes the low-lifes to want to profit from the weaknesses and vices of others, as the black market in drugs creates the drug pushers who get people addicted and the drug traffickers who profit from the black market, the drug lords and drug cartels.

Another cause of the immigration crisis is the U.S. government’s foreign interventionism in Central and South America. Cut it out.

And America’s welfare state. Are there immigrants coming to the U.S. and getting on welfare? Welfare is a truly immoral policy, because it is not funded voluntarily. Welfare is funded involuntarily by the government’s stealing earnings from the workers and producers of society. Stealing is immoral, and criminal. Please Donald shut up about crime coming from “illegal” immigrants, when you preside over the largest crime syndicate ever in the history of man, the U.S. government. Stop stealing from the people.

But he wants to close down the border, rather than end the criminality, corruption, stealing, and the police state coming right out of Washington.

What else is The Donald doing that’s stupid, criminal or evil? He is now saying that Republicans will be the “party of healthcare.” What? Are they doctors? How will Republicans do anything in healthcare? They’re politicians (i.e. morons).

And now he’s saying that he will wait until after the 2020 election to do something with healthcare. “We’ll pass the bill and then we’ll find out what’s in it.”

In other words, he’s doing a Nixon: I have a secret plan to end the war. But really Trump has a secret plan to end our healthcare completely, by caving and giving in to the socialists who want total government-run healthcare. But isn’t that what Trump has been calling for all this time?

And the idiots are so concerned about people with pre-existing conditions, they really want to force insurers to go out of business. The Rethugs are either just dishonest or they actually don’t understand that forcing insurers to cover pre-existing conditions will cause such coverage to get progressively worse for those with pre-existing conditions.

I hove no doubt that Trump does not understand that, as well as many other things in healthcare, government, and life.

And yesterday on the Sean Hannity radio show, Rep. Steve Scalise was pushing his born-alive abortion bill. There are people, mainly Democrats, who want to allow people to murder a newly born baby, because the mother has changed her mind. How sick is that? But Scalise and other Rethugs in CONgress love the wars and sanctions and detaining peaceful people traveling to find a better life for themselves and their families. The Rs are just as bad as the Ds, quite frankly.

And then we have women complaining about Joe Biden. He likes to be “affectionate.” No, he likes to touch and feel and grope and be intrusive on others, just as any other pathological narcissist likes to do. Which is to say, most politicians. They love to have the powers of government, and the apparatus of spying and intruding, making the people have to report to the bureaucrats the details of their private personal and financial lives, involuntarily. And the Rulers love siccing the government police on people who don’t comply.

Some Misc. Items

So this is quite a not good day for me and I will just post some comments and some links. The New Zealand mosque mass shooting. I heard the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand, former Sen. Scott Brown on various radio shows and I didn’t hear him make the point that if someone in the mosque had been armed he or she could have saved many lives by disabling the shooter. I didn’t hear Brown point out that criminals don’t obey laws against murder, assault, rape and robbery, then why would they obey gun laws? New Zealand’s current gun laws have NO respect for the right of the people to possess weapons to protect themselves and their families. People want even stricter gun laws? To protect the rights of criminals and “racist extremists” to shoot and kill people, apparently. Oh, well.

Scott Brown’s reelection opponent, his replacement Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Fake Indian, wants to break up Big Tech companies. Hey Lizzie, how about breaking up Big Government agencies and bureaucracies? How about abolishing FBI, NSA, CIA, DHS, TSA, ICE, DEA, ATF, and the whole national security state apparatus? She won’t do that because she loves the national security state, just like all the other statists in Washington.

Speaking of the national security state, Zero Hedge with an article on whistleblowers saying that NSA still spies on Amerikan phones in hidden program.

And another Zero Hedge article on DOJ and Clinton lawyers wheeling and dealing to block FBI access to Clinton Foundation emails.

Jacob Hornberger asks, Should libertarians support a police state?

Thomas Knapp asks, Would social media have censored video of 9/11 or the Kennedy assassination? The Kn@ppster also posts tweets by The Donald, Obama, and Hillary, and says they’ve got a lot of nerve.

And Yvonne Lorenzo says connect the cord and cut the Wi-Fi.

Immigration, Welfare, and the Nincompoop Republicans

What a week. With the snowstorm and now the deep freeze, and then an Internet outage (it’s back), and everything else that’s going on. And all these annoying things in the news. There’s that new Congresswoman from Minnesota who has sparked a hysterical “We Condemn Anti-Semitism and Hate Language” bill in Congress, and Nancy Pelosi has to scold her. But the former head of Greenpeace has called another new Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “pompous little twit” and criticized her “Green New Deal” as “eco-fascist.” Good.

Anyway, speaking of Ocasio-Cortez, in my post on the socialism of both Ocasio-Cortez and Trump vs. freedom, I mentioned some of the causes of the immigration problem at the southern border. One thing I didn’t mention is that the U.S. has a welfare state, a huge system of welfare handouts that includes Social Security and Medicare. This welfare state is unfortunately one aspect of America that attracts the “undesirables.”

There shouldn’t be handouts to immigrants (or to anyone, quite frankly) that are redistributed from money or earnings stolen from others. The whole system of forcibly taking something from others to give to the “needy,” the elderly, or anyone whose contributors did not give the loot voluntarily, is an immoral system. That is because the ends can’t morally justify the means of taking by force, by coercion, involuntarily. That’s just theft.

But why do conservatives continue to accept this immoral system? I listen to these hypocrites on the radio, the talk radio ditto-heads, and they say nothing about this immoral system of theft and plunder.

Therefore the conservatives love welfare and wealth redistributionism. They love the income tax, Social Security, and Medicare and Medicaid. I know they love it all, because they never say a thing about it or how immoral, dishonest and criminal it is.

Conservatives and Republicans caved when Democrat Wilson pushed the income tax-theft-enslavement on the people. They caved when FDR pushed the socialist/fascist New Deal, and they caved when LBJ pushed the “Great Society,” that turned out to not be so great. (And see Jacob Hornberger’s recent post on the idolization of Nazism.)

And see Laurence Vance on what the Republicans could have done when they had majorities, the Republicans making America socialist again, and, Who are the efficiency experts for the welfare state? Republicans and conservatives.

If Republicans and conservatives are worried about “illegal” immigrants coming into the U.S. and getting on welfare, they have had their chance again and again and again to pass bills to prevent immigrants from receiving welfare. But they dare not do that, because they are devoted welfare statists. (And as I wrote in my earlier post, ending the drug war will solve much of the immigration problem, the gangs and the violence. But dumb Republicans love the drug war and worship the police state.)

Republicans and conservatives are not serious about the immigration problem. They are not serious in their criticism of “socialism,” because they ARE socialists! And Donald Trump isn’t serious, either, in my view. Their neanderthal authoritarianism drives their conservatard mentality, as well as their strong belief in the welfare state and the empowerment of the centralized bureaucracy in Washington.

Trump’s Socialism and Cortez’s Socialism vs. a Free Society

There is little difference between Donald Trump and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Both have very limited intellectual abilities, but are talented demagogues who can capture the attention of millions, like a pied piper leading them all into their blissful nirvana. They are both hysterical, and the policies they support are those of hysteria and irrationality.

Sadly, Ocasio-Cortez is the poster child for the leftists’ socialist utopia, in her rhetoric anyway. And The Donald represents today’s collectivist nationalists who do not believe in private property, free markets or individual freedom, despite their rhetoric.

Ocasio-Cortez’s hysteria is regarding climate change. She seems to be one of many, many government-school-brainwashed robots who really believe that the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t impose a completely government-controlled society on the entire population.

The main goal of the climate change fanatics and those on the left in general is huge expansion of the size and power of government and the police state to enforce the will of the fanatics.

And control is also why the leftists want “single payer,” i.e. government-run health care. They not only want to steal all the wealth and property and make people have to report all their earnings and just about every aspect of their financial matters, but with socialized medicine you must report every aspect of your health and medical matters. Every aspect of your private life is not private, and you must report to and be accountable to a bureaucrat. Yay!

So the power-grabbers, intruders and gangsters on the left want to impose higher taxes i.e. thefts and impose new taxes on top of the regular taxes. There’s never enough of the people’s wealth and earnings for government power-grabbers to steal.

Actually, you won’t actually own your own earnings. That is how many people feel already. You do a certain amount of labor and whatever earnings the labor produced is actually owned by the government. The authorities will decide how much of the earnings you are deserving of, and they will keep the rest.

So really, the government owns the labor and production of the people. That is what socialism is, government ownership of the means of production, industry and property.

One of the most important means of production is the people. The government owns the people. That means that you are owned by the  government. You are a slave in socialism.

But the Donald Trump robots are not that different. Their big thing now is “illegal immigration,” i.e. “non-citizens” “invading our country.” The nativist anti-foreigner crowd are just as brainwashed in this idea of “citizenship” as the people on the left are brainwashed in their particular form of collectivism.

But what citizenship really means is that you are a government-authorized member of society. If you don’t have government authorization, then you are an outsider. An “invader.” That is how the government-loving sheeple on the nationalism side think.

So, really this idea of “citizenship” is a form of socialism, in which the government really has ownership of the people.

And no, there is no “crisis” or “national emergency” at the border. The nationalists especially the conservatives are responding to news accounts exaggerated by propagandists to justify even further police state at the border. And not just at the border but further bureaucratic police state like “e-verify” and “real ID.”

Like those on the left, the Trump-following nationalists are short-sighted in their totalitarian solutions. The Trump crowd and conservatives are worried about drugs coming through the border. Well, it’s the drug war that causes a black market in drugs that financially incentivizes scum lowlifes to become drug pushers and who want to get people hooked, and so the drug war causes drug traffickers, drug lords, gangs, MS-13, turf wars, and if you just end the drug war (as 1920s Prohibition was ended) then those problems will disappear immediately.

And the U.S. government’s interventions in Central America and supporting evil regimes causes people to flee those areas.

The drug war, the authoritarian bureaucrats in Washington imposing prohibitions on peaceful behaviors and possessions of plants and siccing government police on those who disobey, is a socialist policy, by the way. Socialism is government ownership of the means of production, industry, property, the usurpation of the use of one’s labor, earnings, and trades, and involves government central planning.

One of the most important of means of production is the people, which includes their bodies. When government central planners impose restrictions on what you may or may not put into “your” own body, then it is not your body. You no longer own your body or your life, just as in socialism you no longer own your labor or your earnings or your property. The government is the ultimate owner.

And why are the U.S. government’s violent intrusions in Central and South America (and the Middle East and everywhere else) socialist policies? Because government central planners (State Department, CIA, etc.) in Washington are directing those intrusions and the invaders, coup marauders and otherwise criminals are being paid via tax dollars that are stolen from the workers and producers of America.

Another socialist aspect of such policies is that those imposing them, the government criminals, are in positions of legal authority. They are above the law, because the government is the law.

So Donald Trump loves these authoritarian police state, militarist policies. And like millions of his statist followers, he wants to build a government wall on the border. But a government wall is not what free-market capitalists build. That’s what socialists build.

People who believe in free markets and free trade and the free movements of labor, goods and services not only don’t build government walls, they tear down government walls. They may build private property walls. But that is to keep intruders off privately owned property.

Some people argue that protecting public property borders is the same thing. But no one owns such property. No one owns the territory as a whole. No one owns a country. Not if we believe that the territory contains many parcels of privately owned property. (But Trump is not a big fan of private property rights either. Sorry, I digress.) If you want to believe that the population shares in some kind of ownership of the territory as a whole, then that kind of sounds like communism if you ask me, quite frankly.

But my main point is, neither Donald Trump and all his supporters nor the leftists believe in a free society.

In a free society, you own your own life. You can establish private contracts with anyone, as long as everything is voluntary and mutually consensual. No initiation of aggression against anyone, no coercion. Anything that’s peaceful, as Leonard Read would say.

In a free society, you own your labor until you sell it to a customer, employer or client. And those trades are no one else’s business. No one (such as a government bureaucrat) may demand some kind of tribute or portion of your earnings or profits from you, no one may demand any information from you. No having to report anything to anyone.

In a free society you keep everything you earn and do with it whatever you want, even if you honestly acquire billions of dollars each year. No matter how much or how little you make, it is always yours and no one may steal it from you.

And in a free society, your medical matters are your own private business! And that includes the price of medical care being agreed to between the people and their providers or practitioners.

And in a free society, people can come and go as they please. No reporting to government goons at the border. No passports. No IDs. Presumption of innocence is the rule.

No police state. No totalitarian socialist bureaucrats like Donald Trump and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez intruding themselves into the lives of the people, and stealing their livelihoods away.

Sounds good to me.

Leftists and Conservatives All Agree: Against Freedom!

We’re getting it from both sides, the leftists and the conservatives. And frankly, I’m really fed up and sick and tired of all this.

Both sides want to control the lives of others, throw people in jail who disagree or who dissent, or who do business in a way that’s not in accordance with the control freaks, or who eat or consume chemicals not approved by the gubmint, or who come from outside the territory and are not approved by the immigration commissars.

People on both sides just don’t want to leave others alone.

The “Green New Dealers” say they want to eliminate airplane travel, as well as all fossil fuels and cars. They want just electric cars? How will you juice up the cars? What will power up the electric cars? So they just want to outlaw travel, basically.

I guess they are like the conservatives who want to prevent people from traveling into the U.S., as well as harass Americans who want to travel outside the U.S. and return without harassment. Good luck with that.

The “Green New Dealers” also want to retrofit all buildings in the U.S., including houses, apartment buildings, office buildings, schools, churches.

To make it easier for them to make sure that all the buildings in America are getting rebuilt, what they really want is to eliminate all privately owned property in America. They want the government to seize the property, the homes and businesses. The government and its bureaucrat overlords will be the owners of the property.

In our homes the government overlords will be our landlords and we their obedient tenants. They must also take over all the buildings of churches or any houses of worship to make sure that they, too, will be rebuilt to the satisfaction of the “Green” dictators. And naturally that will give them more power to control religion (i.e. abolish it, like in the Soviet Union).

And their real intention is to nationalize the industries, just like in the Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela.The people on the left want to take over all industries and will try to impose bureaus with commissars who will attempt to run the industries, as though they can do better than the actual people who currently own and operate their businesses.

So in the process of their taking over industries, they will be stealing businesses that many people worked long and hard to build, all the labor and effort they put into it, now to be enslaved by those who will take it over.

For example regarding the “Green Wheeling and Dealing” “Green New Deal” “democratic socialists” real intention of government takeovers of private industries, here is Marxine Waters letting the cat out of the bag:

Because of their narcissism and arrogance many of them really believe they have the ability to run industries better than those currently doing so. As Thomas DiLorenzo referenced F.A. Hayek in today’s article, the leftist activists have a “fatal conceit.”

But really it’s a control freak issue that these people have. They just like to have a lot of power and order others around. All these bossy little “green” dictators.

Here is Congressman John Dingell, the one who just died, on how we need ObamaCare (or, later on, single payer, “Medicare for All,” etc.) to “control the people”:

So, how will the “Green New Dealers” or “democratic socialists” administer over the forcible taking of all that property in the United States? Many sheeple will swallow the propaganda in which bureaucrats and their minions will convince them it’s for their own good, and that Mr. and Ms. Government Agent or Enforcer knows what’s best for them. Anyone who resists will be arrested or shot. That is how they did things in past socialist societies.

And here is the late Larry Grathwohl who as an FBI agent had infiltrated the Bill Ayers group Weather Underground in the 1970s, detailing how his interactions with those commie wackjobs and college professors (sorry for the redundancy) went, in this interview excerpt:

But the conservatives are no better. There are millions of them all over America who really believe that a government Wall on the border will solve the immigration problem. Like the leftists, the conservatives are also afflicted with short-sightedness. I think that their motivation is mainly out of hatred of foreigners. They are obsessed with discussing the victims of crimes committed by “illegals,” but do not seem to care about the many more victims of crimes committed by their own fellow Americans.

It’s all about foreigners, and keeping out foreigners. But it isn’t just keeping out foreigners, and this is where there is a connection between these nationalist conservatives and the leftists. With the conservatives, they believe that people who are not “citizens” should have restrictions imposed on their lives if they dare to set foot in America, or the non-citizens should be kept out, and with a Wall if necessary. What matters here is this “citizenship” thing, which really means government authorization.

The conservatives are really just as authoritarian and socialistic as the leftists, in which for an individual to have legitimacy one must have government authorization or approval (“citizenship”).

And regarding this obsession that Donald Trump and his sheeple followers have with a government Wall like that will cure any problems society might have, I have a feeling that Trump is acting on behalf of the people on the left, like helping them to set up the closed-in society for them in advance. But I could be wrong.

Like the commie thugs on the left, the conservatives and ditto-heads just don’t want to leave people alone. The conservatives want to harass, molest, kidnap and throw into a cage any travelers who are not authorized by government bureaucrats in Washington, regardless of whether the travelers are peaceful. The conservative thugs want to arrest businessmen who hire non-government-authorized workers. And again, it has nothing to do with being “concerned” that immigrants are committing crimes against Americans, because if so then they would be expressing equal concern about Americans committing crimes against other Americans. But no, the conservatives are not doing that. It has to do with hating foreigners, quite frankly. It has to do with their brainwashed nationalism and tribalism.

And also, the real causes of the immigration problem have to do with the drug war and U.S. government interventionism and funding in Central and South American countries, such as Honduras. But the conservatives are too short-sighted to see that. Which they don’t WANT to see, by the way, because they support the drug war. The conservatives support government goons harassing and throwing in a cage those who might have ingested or might be in possession of some government-disapproved chemical or plant.

Honestly, between the power-hungry leftists and the conservatives and nationalists, FREEDOM is under attack from all sides!

What we really need is a free society. Just leave people alone, and liberate them, and let them have their freedom, for crying out loud.

A free society in which everyone comes and goes as they please, no showing ID or papers, no being stopped by goons. And America is supposed to be a society of individualism, in which each individual is left alone by gubmint unless one is actually suspected of violating the person or property of others.

And people come and go as they please as long as they don’t use aggression or coercion against others, as long as they don’t steal or defraud, as long as they are peaceful. And don’t trespass on private property, or else they could get hurt by a private property owner exercising one’s right to keep and bear arms (that no one would be interfering with because it’s a free society).

And no, traveling along “public” property (i.e. unowned) is not “trespassing,” because there’s no such thing as some sort of common ownership of “public property” by the “citizens” that conservatives try to promote. That would be very communistic or socialistic. Any common ownership of the territory as a whole would really negate the concept of private property within the territory. But sadly, conservatives have as much a hard time understanding private property as do the leftists.

In a free society all trades, transactions, contracts are voluntary, and would be only the business of those who are parties to such contracts, trades and transactions. The trades of labor and employment and goods and services would not be interfered with by third parties. And no one is allowed to steal anyone’s earnings or wealth away, including the government! And people consume whatever they want, healthy or harmful.

But we have these people on the left and the conservatives who obediently love and worship their government overlords to decide for them what’s best for them, and to protect them from “bad guys.” And both sides want to usurp control over private property and contracts using armed powers of government to do it. Both sides want to control the lives of others, but they shouldn’t be allowed to do these things.

Freedom Is Assaulted from the Left, from Nationalists, Ignoramuses, Morons

So here is another rather disorganized post (maybe another “rant”?) expressing some of the thoughts I have been having, regarding the lovers of the police state on both left and “right” (who are often “wrong” so put it in quotes), those opponents of freedom.

We have an immigration battle between the Trump nationalists who want a damn un-American Wall, and the Democrats and socialists. And Democrats announcing a run for President who have no chance of winning. They aren’t Democrats but far-left ideologues who really want a Soviet Union 2.0. (However, Donald Trump with his love for government central planning! I think he would LOVE a U.S. Soviet Union!)

And we have a continuation of a kangaroo Mueller “investigation” that should embarrass any honest people anywhere in the legal or law enforcement communities. How disgusting, all of this.

I just wanted to get this in here. Glenn Greenwald writes about NBC news with a sham report on Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard being supported by the Russian regime and Putin, based on info from a firm the New York Times recently caught fabricating Russian data for the Democrat party. I never thought I would see the day when Glenn Greenwald would write about the “playbook used by the axis of the Democratic Party, NBC/MSNBC, neocons and the intelligence community” that would be “to smear any adversary of the establishment wing of the Democratic Party – whether on the left or the right – as a stooge or asset of the Kremlin.”

Now, I am not a supporter of Tulsi Gabbard, regardless of her non-interventionist views in foreign policy, because of her way-out leftist views on everything else.

And speaking of way-out leftists, I heard someone on one of those Sunday news shows, maybe ABC This Week, not sure, on Bloomberg Radio, with a very distorted view of freedom. (Bloomberg Radio airs This Week, Meet the Press, Fox News Sunday and Fake the Nation on Sundays.) I think the guy I heard being interviewed was Sen. Cory Shnooker, who has announced a run for President in 2020, nearly two years before the actual election, just like Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris. Three ignorant and dangerous shnooks (like Trump).

Anyway, the guy was saying that people talk about “freedom” like “freedom from government regulation” and so on. And he wanted to clarify that freedom is really (and I’ll paraphrase because I’m not sure who said it, probably Cory Shnooker, or which show it was on, and can’t find a video or transcript of this), that freedom is really “freedom to not have to worry about being able to pay the bills, freedom to not worry about losing your health care,” and so on, you know, an irrational and incorrect meaning of “freedom.” (And if I’m wrong and it wasn’t Cory Shnooker I heard saying these things, then sorry about that. But I’m pretty sure of it.)

Many people on the Left believe that freedom means the freedom from contractual obligations or the freedom from risk with one’s financial decisions. They want the nanny government to take care of them so that everything is taken care of, health care, and so on. Freedom from responsibility.

And many of them believe that freedom includes the freedom to not be offended, the freedom to not hear words or expressions that might make one uncomfortable.

So they believe that censoring and silencing others by law or policy is an acceptable way of protecting themselves from having to hear uncomfortable things. But in doing so, they are using, in the case of legally doing so, armed force of government to silence others. In the case of college campuses with speech codes, using the power to have other students thrown off campus for “offensive” speech. So, that is how many people define “freedom” now.

And when they use the armed government to act as a nanny state to take care of the people, what if some of the people don’t want to participate in the scheme? What would happen if you don’t pay your Social Security taxes (that you have not voluntarily contracted to participate in)? And more recently with ObamaCare if you didn’t buy health insurance? The armed goons of the IRS gestapo would come after you.

So, many people, not just those on the Left, want to force everyone into these collectivist government-run schemes, whether they like it or not! For them, the IRS-FBI-ETC Police State is a part of “freedom.”

The conservatives and nationalists are just as bad, in my view. They are a narcissistic crowd of “freedom for me but not for thee,” especially in their anti-immigration views, and trade as well. These anti-freedom worshipers of government central planning in the name of the Nation, want a POLICE STATE on the border, within the bureaucracy centered in Washington that includes electronic databases and requirements that Americans must submit their personal information as well as harassing both Americans and foreigners who want to travel, and a government Wall on the border. How “un-American” is all that?!

Sorry, statists. Actual “freedom” is presumably innocent people (not suspected of violating the person or property of others) traveling freely and not being harassed, intruded upon by others, not being stopped and asked to show their identification, not submitting personal information or fingerprints to the gubmint, not being searched, and so on.

A society of freedom in which people come and go as they please. Peaceful people who are non suspected of harming others have a right to be left alone.

But the nationalists and conservatives are paranoid, and believe that “harm” is when someone enters the territory without a government bureaucrat’s permission or without following some bureaucratic rules imposed by central planners, i.e. an act of disobedience, not “harm.”

But whether people are peaceful or not does not matter to the nationalists. Because nationalists are collectivists, if a few people within a group of foreigners have committed crimes, then we must blame all members of the whole group, peaceful or not. Yes, that is the idiocy we have coming from the nationalists and conservatives.

Robert Higgs recently wrote on nationalism,

What is this mystical magnetism that nationalism exerts on so many Americans? It is the wholly superstitious conviction that some special, deep, and overriding solidarity binds them to a particular group of almost 330 million strangers, people they have never met, never will meet, and with whom in many cases they have practically nothing in common. Indeed, in many cases, if any given American were to meet with a great many of his “fellow Americans,” he would find them altogether odious…

In history, nationalism has served as a powerful means whereby ambitious would-be national leaders have forged groups of unrelated and sometimes hostile people into a unitary political entity with the enlarged force that resides in sheer numbers. Nevertheless, the substantive moral irrelevance of nationalism arises from, if nothing else, the mere accident of one’s having been born within the boundaries that contentious rulers happen to have established in their struggles with the rulers of adjacent territories….

Yet, however morally irrelevant nationalism ought to be, it is in practice often of life-and-death importance, and during recent centuries, hundreds of millions of persons have regarded it as so important that they would fight and die in loyalty to the political leaders of “their” nation-state or gladly send their sons to be slaughtered in the same cause…

So today’s “nationalists” are authoritarians and collectivists who are opposed to freedom, and instead love government central planning in immigration and trade. They don’t get the principles of America’s founding.

And as mentioned above, many of those on the Left, like Sen. Cory Shnooker, Pocahantas, Koala Harris, and so on, they HATE actual freedom. And by actual freedom I mean, if you don’t want any involvement in government-run retirement schemes, you don’t get involved with government-run retirement schemes. Or health care schemes, or education, etc.

And when there is freedom, someone who owns a bakery will serve whomever the owner wants, and won’t serve whomever the owner doesn’t want. A Christian who doesn’t want to serve gays won’t do so, and gay bakers who don’t want to serve Christians won’t do so, and won’t be punished by laws and the police. You see, people who believe that the gubmint ought to steal money from the disobedient ones or send the police after them, are police statists. They believe in the police state. They are fascists.

And in freedom, you will educate your children however the hell you want to educate them, you will homeschool them, Christian school, secular school, or NO formal school, and Kamama Harris can’t do ANYTHING about it! That’s freedom. But she wants to send the police after disobedient parents who don’t follow Frau Harris’s orders! She HATES freedom, just like many of her ilk on the left, as well as the ignorant nationalists who believe in “freedom for me but not for thee.” Okay, I’m done.

The State of the Union

Apparently Donald Trump has been permitted by the high queen of botox to give his State of the Union this week. I hope that Rex Reed and Jaye P. Morgan don’t come along and gong him. But here is my take on the “state of the union.”

As I’ve written before, the territory of America is just too big a territory and too big a population to be all one single country or culture, all ruled over by one bureaucracy in Washington. It needs to be decentralized.

On the one side, we have the mystical nationalists who want that single nation and culture, from coast to coast, border to border. And their tribalist mentality, endorsing the police state and government wall to lock out foreigners. Many of these same people who say they are against the killing of unborn babies, couldn’t give a damn about babies in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and so forth.

And on the other side, we have the leftists who want to kill babies, steal money and property away from people and who want the government to be in control of taking in foreigners, mainly to have new voters to help further empower Democrats.

Many on both sides are lacking in moral principles, and are in contempt of freedom, individualism and private property, the very principles upon which America was founded. I’m really getting tired of all this.

The latest controversy is Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam who admits to being in a yearbook photo in which 2 people are shown, one wearing “black face” and the other in a KKK shmata. The news articles aren’t saying which one is Northam. But this is coming up at this time because of further scrutiny of Northam now that he has expressed the sentiments of abortion-promoting Democrats and Planned Parenthood.

In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if it was Democrat strategists who found the yearbook and brought that to people’s attention, just to take attention away from Northam’s quote in an interview on abortion.

The recent abortion controversy has been revived by New York state whose anti-freedom governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a much loosened abortion policy, in which non-doctors may perform abortions, and if the baby is “not viable.” (A lot of born babies and young kids are “not viable,” because they are dependent on their mommies for feeding. Should it be legal to kill them, too?)

And then in Virginia this House delegate Kathy Tran introduces a “partial-birth abortion” bill, to allow the killing of a baby just as it’s being born. Now, some talk radio people have been saying that Tran’s bill would allow the killing of the baby after the baby is born, which would be murder. However, there is not much difference between killing a baby just as it’s being born and killing a baby after it is born.

But Gov. Ralph Northam was asked about the bill in an interview and it is really this quote that Democrats are trying to sweep under the rug. Northam misunderstood what the actual bill would allow, but obviously he gets what the pro-death activists and the abortion industry really intend. Here is the quote, according to the Daily Caller:

“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Like the narcissism of the social activists who want to compel others to have to use certain pronouns that are incorrect or accept as truth that someone is a male even though he is a female just because he says he is a male, narcissism is what abortion activism is all about. “The baby is inconvenient for me, so kill the baby. I can’t be bothered to go through 9 months of pregnancy and childbirth. I can’t be bothered with using birth control, etc., etc.”

Related to all this, Democrats want “Medicare for All” or “single payer,” but most important is that the government has complete control over our medical matters, has complete access into our private medical and personal information. The anti-freedom socialists don’t believe that people have a right to privacy (except when it comes to abortion!). They don’t want a society of private property, so your home is not yours, and your private medical matters are not for just you to know, or just between you and a doctor. The socialists will want to know everything about the people among the population. They especially will want to know who might be a Christian or a conservative, or who homeschools their kids, or who owns firearms.

So with the abortion issue we have had a good idea of how some people really think, such as when we heard that Planned Parenthood was selling body parts of aborted babies. That is how some people think of their fellow humans.

And there is the narcissism and economic covetousness of many of the same people.

Elizabeth Warren says that billionaires should “stop being freeloaders,” even though probably in most cases billionaires became billionaires by way of consumers voluntarily paying their money for products or services those billionaires are offering.

Why does Elizabeth Warren want to steal even more income or wealth from people than the government already steals from them? And yes, when the government orders someone to hand over one’s earnings involuntarily at gunpoint and with the threat of being thrown in a cage, that’s stealing.

Warren stated:

“All I’m asking for is a little slice from the tippy, tippy top. A slice that would raise — and this is the shocking part, Jim — about $2.75 trillion over the next 10 years … That’s money we need so that every kid in this country has a decent child care opportunity, has an opportunity for pre-K, has an opportunity for a decent school.”

Barf. Me. Out.

But the federal, state and local governments have been throwing more and more money into government-run education, and the schools are producing dumber and dumber, and more and more ignorant graduates. What about that, Pocahantas?

And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to tax, i.e. steal, a much higher percentage of people’s earnings as well. Some people have been referring to her as “AOC,” but that reminds me too much of “AOL,” which I had from 2001-2005 and that ruined my then-computer with a terrible virus. So AOL sucks, and I will not refer to “AOC,” and just type out her name.

Steal 70% of someone’s earnings? Will it ever be enough? And for what? What exactly does the government in Washington do that is worth ANY of the money it steals from us? NOTHING!

And now the new congressperson from Detroit Rashida Tlaib wants to seize GM’s closed plants using eminent domain, and use such places for the “Green New Deal.” She’s the degenerate who spewed a most profane and disrespectful tirade at a bar recently.

Nothing about paying GM for the use of the closed plant, or offering to buy the closed plant from GM with funds from the philanthropists who generally seem to agree with these crazy clucks and their environmental fanaticism, such as Bill Gates or George Soros.

Nope. their mentality is “let’s steal property and confiscate wealth,” robbing and thieving, make use of other people’s hard work and labor to serve our own narcissistic agendas, etc. “All these producers and creators of wealth in our society are too ‘rich,’ so because of our own selfish envy and covetousness we must take it all away form them and steal their property.”

And kill babies just before they’re born (or after they’re born), because they are inconvenient.

But the people on the other side, such as conservatives, talk radio ditto-heads, nationalists, are just as bad. They don’t believe in private property and free markets, and they also believe in stealing private wealth, imposing fines on those who trade with non-government-authorized producers or sellers, jailing employers and laborers who do not comply with orders to get government authorization to exist, in their trade idiocy and their anti-foreigner immigration collectivism and tribalism.

I’ve heard plenty of the egalitarian “everybody has to pay their fair share” crapola from the talk radio ditto-heads and so forth. They do not get what America is all about: private property, free markets and voluntary trade, individualism and freedom.

Each person is an individual. If you don’t suspect an individual of violating the person or property of others, then you leave him alone. An employer wants to hire a worker the employer thinks is most qualified, so he hires him, and you leave them alone. No going to Mommy and Daddy government for permission or authorization to work somewhere or employ someone. But the dittio-heads don’t get that. For them, freedom stops at the border, and outsiders may not come into “our home” without a bureaucrat’s authorization.

So, both the leftists and the other side are for the police state, government intruding into people’s private lives, and, most of all, government central planning.

It’s enough already.

More News and Commentary

Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal on the making of Juan Guaidó: U.S. regime change laboratory created Venezuela’s coup leader.

Moon of Alabama says that when “former” spies run wild, bad things happen.

Laurence Vance says that Donald Trump’s Government Wall will not solve America’s systemic problems.

Activist Post with an article on America’s worsening police state: Appeals Court says police do not need a reason to place Americans on a suspicious person list.

Matt Agorist on police insisting on determining who is or is not a legitimate journalist.

And Donald Livingston discusses the Southern critique of centralization.

Walter Block on Immigration

Walter Block, sometimes known as “Mr. Libertarian,” has a post on the LewRockwell.com blog, giving some hypotheticals on how conservatives might take an even more radical view on immigration. Dr. Block lists some suggestions that the more collectivist minded of conservatives might advocate, such as deporting all Pakistanis if a Pakistani individual bombs and kills innocents, or deporting all Libyans if a Libyan person kills, etc. On dealing with immigrants, he states that “there is no way to protect the recipient country that is fully compatible with libertarianism.”

He concludes with links to articles and papers (I have removed some of them whose links were not working, and found working links for others whose links were not working):

For further reading on this claim, see the following:

Block, Walter E. 1983B. “Protect Canadian Jobs From Immigrants?” Dollars and Sense. February 7; reprinted in Block, Walter E. 2008. Labor Economics from a Free Market Perspective: Employing the Unemployable. London, UK: World Scientific Publishing; https://www.amazon.com/Labor-Economics-Free-Market-Perspective/dp/9812705686
Available for free here: https://archive.org/download/labor-economics-from-a-free-market-perspective-walter-block/labor-economics-from-a-free-market-perspective-walter-block.pdf

Block, Walter E. 1988. Dollars and Sense: “Migration patterns tell real story.” January 12;

Block, Walter E. 1990. “Immigration,” Fraser Forum, January, pp. 22-23.

Block, Walter E. 1998. “A Libertarian Case for Free Immigration,” Journal of Libertarian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, summer, pp. 167-186; https://mises-media.s3.amazonaws.com/13_2_4_0.pdf?file=1&type=document

Block, Walter E. 2004. “The State Was a Mistake.” Book review of Hoppe, Han-Hermann, Democracy, The God that Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy and Natural Order, 2001May 25. https://mises.org/library/state-was-mistake

Block, Walter E. 2011A. “Hoppe, Kinsella and Rothbard II on Immigration: A Critique.” Journal of Libertarian Studies; Vol. 22, pp. 593–623; https://mises-media.s3.amazonaws.com/22_1_29.pdf?file=1&type=document

Block, Walter E. 2011B. “Rejoinder to Hoppe on Immigration,” Journal of Libertarian Studies Vol. 22: pp. 771–792; https://mises-media.s3.amazonaws.com/22_1_38.pdf?file=1&type=document

Block, Walter E. 2013. “Rejoinder to Todea on the ‘Open’ Contract of Immigration.” The Scientific Journal of Humanistic Studies, Vol. 8, No. 5, March, pp. 52-55

Block, Walter E. 2015. “On immigration.” December 21;
http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2015/12/walter-block-on-immigration.html

Block, Walter E. 2016A. “Contra Hoppe and Brat on immigration.” Management Education Science Technology journal, Vol 4, No. 1, pp. 1-10; http://mest.meste.org/MEST_1_2016/Sadrzaj_eng.html; http://mest.meste.org/MEST_1_2016/7_01.pdf; (1333)

Block, Walter E. 2016B. “A response to the libertarian critics of open-borders libertarianism,” Lincoln Memorial University Law Review; Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 142-165; http://digitalcommons.lmunet.edu/lmulrev/vol4/iss1/6/;
http://digitalcommons.lmunet.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1071&context=lmulrev

Block, Walter E. 2017. “Immigration and Homesteading.” March. The Journal Jurisprudence. Vol. 35, pp. 9-42; http://www.jurisprudence.com.au/juris35/block.pdf

Block, Walter E. and Gene Callahan. 2003. “Is There a Right to Immigration? A Libertarian Perspective,” Human Rights Review. Vol. 5, No. 1, October-December, pp. 46-71; http://www.walterblock.com/publications/block-callahan_right-immigrate-2003.pdf

Deist, Jeff. 2018. “Block on immigration.” September 4;
https://mises.org/library/immigration-roundtable-walter-block

Gregory, Anthony and Walter E. Block. 2007. “On Immigration: Reply to Hoppe.” Journal of Libertarian Studies, vol. 21, No. 3, Fall, pp. 25-42; https://mises-media.s3.amazonaws.com/21_3_2.pdf?file=1&type=document

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.