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Mainstream Media Whitewashing and Fawning Over War Criminal George H.W. Bush

Just as I had been predicting rather recently, the praises and whitewashing of George H.W. Bush are flowing from the mainstream media, and once again, the truth is to be swept under the rug. This is just like the Richard Nixon funeral in 1994, with the newscasters including Baba Wawa then not uttering a word of the Nixon war crimes in Vietnam or his other terrible criminal policies and impositions.

Later yesterday I heard Michel Martin on supposedly “liberal” NPR’s All Things Considered and this morning Lulu Garcia-Navarro was talking to Mara Liasson. And on other stations the news coverage with interviews of people talking about what a “decent” “gentleman” Bush Sr. was. No objective, thorough discussions, just cringe-worthy praise and fawning.

And I don’t expect to hear the truth from the conservative talk radio crowd. Certainly not Bush pal Rush Limbaugh, or Mr. Authoritarian Dennis Prager, who still defends the U.S. military’s bombings of Vietnam.

And I’m not even talking about “Read my lips — no new taxes” and then raising taxes stuff. It’s the Bush war crimes and the police state thanks to George H.W. Bush. We’re not hearing about any of that.

In the newscasts and on the discussion shows not a word about Bush’s starting a war of aggression against Iraq in 1991 that included the bombing and destruction of civilian water and sewage treatment centers which caused the Iraqi civilian population to have to use untreated water which led to skyrocketing disease and infant mortality rates. The U.S.-led sanctions and no-fly zones, which I wrote about recently, that were imposed on Iraq and enforced sadistically, prevented the Iraqi people from being able to rebuild those water and sewage treatment centers and the electrical service as well. And the sickness, deaths and suffering of the civilian population was intentionally caused by the U.S. military, as James Bovard and others have noted.

By the mid-1990s hundreds of thousands of deaths of innocent civilians because of the sanctions and no-fly zones imposed by George H.W. Bush that were continued by Bill Clinton, “liberal” Bill Clinton. Then hundreds of thousands more deaths by the year 2000. Bush Sr. also established more U.S. military bases in the Middle East, bases and military personnel that don’t belong in those areas! So such an invasion, bombings, and occupations were provocations of those Middle Easterners, those mainly Muslim people living over there.

The Nuremberg Tribunal determined that starting a war of aggression was in and of itself a war crime.

The Bush war in Iraq in the early 1990s brought on heavy blowback. There probably would not have been terrorist bombings at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, or the bombing of the USS Cole in the year 2000, and, very likely wouldn’t have been a 9/11 had George H.W. Bush not started that war, destroyed civilian infrastructure and imposed sanctions and no-fly zones. The 9/11 terrorists had stated as part of their motivations that war and those sanctions.

And then there’s the police state that had already been building up since well before 9/11, but hugely escalated after 9/11. Much of the post-9/11 police state was planned since before 9/11. During the 1990s a Patriot Act-like major piece of legislation had been continuously voted down in Congress. The national security state needed some kind of excuse to finally get that passed, and they got their excuse.

So now, in addition to NSA, CIA, FBI, we have DHS, TSA, and a huge increase in Constitution-free zones on the borders, as well as the roads and highways.

Now as an aside, here’s something a bit of a “conspiratorial” nature. A possible Bush association with the JFK assassination. To most people that would sound really far-fetched. But I’m not too sure about that.

Russ Baker, author of Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years, had this 10-part article, on the possible Bush-JFK assassination connection. Baker gives a lot of detailed information to show that Bush may have been with the CIA (either formally or informally) long before he was its Director under Gerald R. Ford, and may have played a role in the JFK assassination. If Bush was involved with the CIA since the 1950s, could he have been involved in Operation Ajax, CIA’s coup that took down Iranian leader Mossadagh?

Regarding the JFK assassination, most people want to believe the Lone Nut conspiracy theory, which makes no sense. Given that Kennedy was starting to have peace talks with Khrushchev, something the national security state did not want, then why would an alleged communist and Soviet sympathizer Lee Harvey Oswald want to kill Kennedy?

In fact, given how entrenched the national security state was in Amerikan life by the 1980s and ’90s, one can see how the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War would motivate the bureaucrats of the national security state, a.k.a. “deep state,” to try to find or create some new “enemy” to go after. The “Islamic threat” coming from the more primitive societies of Middle Eastern and Asian Muslim countries had already been built up by that time. In Iran following the CIA’s Operation Ajax, the CIA supported the Shah’s new Iranian SAVAK police state from the rest of the 1950s up to the Islamic Revolution of 1979. So, there was an ulterior motive in Bush Sr.’s starting his war on Iraq in 1991 and imposing sanctions as mentioned above. A whole new program of provoking Muslims to elicit retaliation against the Western regimes to justify further expanding national security state bureaucracies and their budgets, and so on. The Bureaucracy is the bottom line on that.

And George H.W. Bush was a True Believer in the national security state and the Bureaucracy. He was Mr. Bureaucrat, in my view.

And to those who are saying that being critical of someone on the occasion of his death is “dancing on his grave,” well, no, someone needs to point out the truth of who Bush was and what he actually did. The mainstream news media commentariat and pundit class will not do that, because the mainstream news media are an entrenched wing of the bureaucracy in Washington, including the national security state!

The truth is, rather than abolish the agencies of the national security state following the end of the Cold War because they were no longer needed, Bush criminally started a whole new scheme of conflicts and provocations and expanded the police state in Amerika.

George H.W. Bush Has Died

Charles Burris discusses the entrenched, “deep state” background of George H.W. Bush, his role in the savings and loan scandal, the 1980 “October Surprise” with Bush negotiating for Iran to keep the American hostages held hostage until after Reagan was elected, and the shooting of Reagan.

Robert Wenzel on Bush Sr.’s death, including Gary Johnson’s reaction.

And, here is my article from 2013 on the beginning of the Iraq War that George H.W. Bush started in 1991 and continuing.

Why Hasn’t the Libertarian Party Been Successful?

In a tweet linking to Ben Shapiro, Justin Raimondo says that the reasons why the Libertarian Party isn’t more successful have more to do with Gary Johnson and Bill Weld than John McAfee. Shapiro asked why the LP isn’t more successful, after he linked to a vulgar tweet by former LP Presidential candidate John McAfee.

The truth is that the Libertarian Party just has not been successful (except for little pockets here and there with some LP elected state officials) since it began as an official political party in 1971, because generations of Americans have been brainwashed to believe that statism and government are supreme, freedom not so much.

According to Wikipedia, the 1972 LP Presidential nominee John Hospers received only 3,674 votes, but he did receive one Electoral vote. By 1980, Ed Clark received almost 1 million votes. But it went downhill from there, and then up again. In 1988 Ron Paul received a little more than 400,000 and it remained roughly around that number until Gary Johnson in 2012 with 1.2 million and Johnson in 2016 with 4.4 million. I’m not sure I believe that last number. Bob Barr and Gary Johnson de-libertarianized the Libertarian Party more than anyone could ever dream of doing.

So, the real reason for the LP’s lack of success since it began is the fact that, when there has been an opportunity to bring the principles of the so-called Founding Fathers, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights into the federal government in Washington, most people among the masses reject such principles.

Accepting those principles of those founding documents requires dismantling the empire and the warfare state by closing down ALL foreign U.S. military bases overseas and bringing all the U.S. troops back to the U.S. (and ultimately putting them to honest work in the private sector), end all U.S. tax-funded foreign aid and let private Americans and groups donate to foreigners if they want to, and end all U.S. government collusions with foreign regimes (a.k.a. foreign entanglements). Most Americans are ignorant, gullible sheeple and they believe the propaganda of the Washington warmongers. In the early 1970s, despite the truth telling of the Pentagon Papers, the American people still voted for war criminal Nixon by a landslide. Most Americans would not have been able to tell you what the Pentagon Papers actually revealed. They would not have even believed that their own government officials in Washington knew during the 1960s that the Vietnam War could not be won but continued to send troops there to die for no good reason anyway. And in 1990-91 the American people again believed all the propaganda of George H.W. Bush and approved his starting a new war of aggression, now against Iraq, for no good reason.

And accepting the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and Bill of Rights also requires dismantling the welfare state, including Social Security, Medicare, and all private property-trespassing laws and policies that the Founders would never have approved of. It would mean repealing all income tax laws, because those involve transactions that are involuntary and intrusions into the privacy and personal lives of the people. It would also means repealing the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and ending that bureaucracy, ending the federal money monopoly and declaring separation of money and State and separation of economy and State. But the sheeple would never stand for all those things, which the Libertarian Party platform has endorsed since the beginning of the Party.

The sheeple are brainwashed to believe that dependence on government and the police state is a given, a fact of life that is inherent in society. No, it is not. And I am sorry if some people are offended by my use of the words, “sheeple” and “brainwashed.” I calls it like I sees it. If the shoe fits….

So that is mostly why the Libertarian Party hasn’t been successful. One other minor reason is the elitists of the mainstream media who look upon libertarians as “tinfoil hat-wearers,” and refuse to cover them as they cover the total clowns of the two major parties, Republicrat and Demopublican. Clowns, corrupt criminals, morons and misfits. THOSE are the ones who get free coverage by the mainstream media elitists. And look who they helped get elected President with such free coverage.

The Iraq War Was Itself a War Crime

Laurence Vance writes:

A decorated Navy Seal has been accused of war crimes. You can read the details here. I don’t know whether he is guilty of what the government says he did, but if he is, he was trained mentally and physically by the government to do it. Something more important that is never discussed is the nature of the Iraq War itself. The Iraq War itself was a crime of epic proportions, as I maintained for years. All Navy Seals who went to Iraq are war criminals.

“National Security”? Riiiiight…

Dave Lindorff has this exclusive at The Nation of the Pentacon’s massive accounting fraud.

George Neumayr with this article from the American Spectator on why British spooks don’t want Donald Trump to declassify documents pertaining to illicit FBI FISA Spying on Carter Page, et al.

Zero Hedge with an article on Jerome Corsi rejecting Mueller plea deal and planning to sue. (Not sure what to believe anymore regarding Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi, because now there’s conflicting information on this angle.)

And Gareth Porter says that the U.K. and Ecuador conspire to deliver Julian Assange to U.S. authorities. (Talk radio ditto-head conservatives side with Assange now because of DNC-gate, but when they see that Washington fascists want Assange because of the 2010 Bradley Manning Iraq War revelations, the ignorant talk radio ditto-heads will then go back to hating Assange.)

Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia

Thomas Knapp has an article on why Donald Trump won’t sanction Saudi Arabia. Knapp comments on the alleged Saudi assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and refers to 9/11, the mainly Saudi hijackers and the redacted 28 pages from “Congress’s official 9/11 report were finally released to the public – and still ‘friendly’ relations between Washington and Riyadh continued without interruption.” It’s all about oil, weapons sales for the greedy merchants of death, and that all-important U.S. foreign policy.

My view is that, like all Presidents since the JFK assassination, Trump is totally a puppet of the military and CIA who are in complete control of the government (as Jacob Hornberger wrote in this recent post — and note Hornberger’s article on the national security state’s assassination of JFK, today being the 55th year of that terrible time).

On the Wars, the Government Military, More Reasons Against Central Planning

Gareth Porter writes about America’s permanent-war complex.

Murray Rothbard on World War I as fulfillment: power and the intellectuals.

David Stockman discusses how Woodrow Wilson ruined everything.

Joe Jarvis writes about why the most expensive military ever still can’t win a war.

Aaron Merat with the story on the wild wild story of the MEK: terrorists, cultists, or champions of Iranian democracy?

And Health Impact News asks, Did a military experimental vaccine in 1918 kill 50-100 million people blamed as “Spanish Flu”?

Do We Need More Warmongers in the U.S. Congress?

Nearly a week after the 2018 elections, a winner has been decided in Arizona to replace the retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. It appears that the people of Arizona have narrowly selected Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema over Congresswoman Martha McSally. Arizona is turning from a solidly red state to a purple one now.

In the 2018 elections, nutty far-leftist loony-tunes Kyrsten Sinema had some serious issues, supports government-controlled health care and is a known feminazi. But warmonger Martha McSally also had some issues.

McSally ousted Kelli Ward, the genuine Tea Party candidate, in the Republican primary. My conclusion is that Martha McSally is a not a Tea Party conservative, but a Big Government warmonger militarist.

Warmonger McSally promotes sanctions on Russia for no good reason. Sanctions imposed by a government onto another entire country mainly affect the other country’s civilian population and should be considered a war crime. Targeting civilians is a war crime. McSally also supports totalitarian policies of NDAA and believes that the welfare queens of the military/security contractors need to be fed more taxpayer dollars than they already get! McSally is a True Believer.

But we probably haven’t seen the last of war criminal Martha McSally just yet, as there’s a chance that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey might appoint her to replace Jon Kyl who was appointed to fill the rest of John McCain‘s Senate seat. Kyl has stated that he might only serve until the end of 2018.

Now, I referred to Martha McSally as a war criminal, not just a warmonger, and I believe that is correct. She took part in enforcing no-fly zones in Iraq during the mid-1990s. Sadly, many people including oldsters are not aware of the U.S. government’s aggressions in the Middle East during the 1990s. Many have been made to believe that everything began after 9/11/2001. Nope.

In 1991, President George H.W. Bush started a war of aggression on Iraq for no good reason. It was for oil, although in my view given that Bush was a longtime CIA flunky he probably had even more sinister intentions. Knowing that the Cold War was coming to an end with the collapse of the Soviet Union, and needing a new “enemy” to replace the Soviet commies and to justify the national security state’s always increasing budgets, boondoggles and extravagances, that was the right time to start a new war, and a new campaign of provoking foreigners, particularly in the Middle East and particularly Muslim-majority countries.

One thing that the U.S. military did in that 1991 war that George H.W. Bush started was that they bombed and destroyed civilian Iraqi water and sewage treatment centers, which forced the Iraqi civilians to have to use untreated water.

James Bovard reported in this article:

A Harvard School of Public Health team visited Iraq in the months after the war and found epidemic levels of typhoid and cholera as well as pervasive acute malnutrition. The Post noted,

In an estimate not substantively disputed by the Pentagon, the [Harvard] team projected that ‘at least 170,000 children under five years of age will die in the coming year from the delayed effects’ of the bombing.”

The U.S. military understood the havoc the 1991 bombing unleashed. A 1995 article entitled ‘The Enemy as a System’ by John Warden, published in the Air Force’s Airpower Journal, discussed the benefits of bombing ‘dual-use targets’ and noted,

A key example of such dual-use targeting was the destruction of Iraqi electrical power facilities in Desert Storm…. [Destruction] of these facilities shut down water purification and sewage treatment plants. As a result, epidemics of gastroenteritis, cholera, and typhoid broke out, leading to perhaps as many as 100,000 civilian deaths and a doubling of the infant mortality rate.”

The article concluded that the U.S. Air Force has a “vested interest in attacking dual-use targets” that undermine “civilian morale.”

According to Kelley Vlahos at The American Conservative, “The U.S. left an estimated 320 metric tons of DU (depleted uranium) on the battlefield after the first Gulf War.” Which they then added to in their constant bombing of Iraq in the 2nd war against Iraq starting in 2003 that Bush Sr.’s son, George W. Bush started also for no good reason.

Under Bush Sr. and President Bill Clinton the U.S. government continued the sanctions and no-fly zones throughout the 1990s, in which hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians, many of them children, died from disease and infant mortality. The no-fly zones, enforced by the U.S. military including Martha McSally, prevented Iraq from receiving medical supplies and construction materials to repair the destroyed water and sewage treatment centers. The U.S. government even made it a crime for people to bring medical supplies into Iraq. The bureaucrats of the U.S. regime were paranoid that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein would use the supplies to make chemical weapons. And this after all the bombing that U.S. military and other UN forces inflicted on Iraq!

This Wayback Machine article from a .mil page writes:

McSally was selected for fighter pilot school in 1993, but it was another year before she actually arrived. After completion of her training, she was deployed to Kuwait in January 1995.

“I was a young and new fighter pilot and here I was in Kuwait,” she said. “On my first flight over Iraq, we were enforcing the no-fly zone, and as I crossed the Kuwait/Iraq border, I’ll never forget the feeling I had that I had asked for this and now I was here.”

In 1996 Lesley Stahl did a story on 60 Minutes on the sanctions and interviewed then-U.S. Ambassador to the UN Madeleine Albright, who said the price of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians’ deaths was “worth it” in ousting Saddam Hussein from Iraqi leadership.

Even though the sanctions didn’t effect in ousting Saddam Hussein, the U.S. government did accomplish in committing war crimes, by Bush Sr.’s starting the war in the first place, destroying civilian water and sewer treatment centers and imposing sadistic sanctions and no-fly zones, which caused the deaths of up to a million people by the year 2000, before 9/11.

Last week I heard Martha McSally on Sean Hannity’s radio show and she seemed emotional in her describing her pride in flying over Iraq and enforcing no-fly zones. True Believer, for sure.

And I don’t mean to pick on just Martha McSally, because she probably really believes that she was doing good, because like many Americans she was probably very well indoctrinated to believe that U.S. foreign policy is above being questioned, as are the moral scruples of the bureaucrats who start the wars against foreigners. But there is a culture within the U.S. of militarism, authoritarianism and primitivism. “We were just following orders,” and all that. Obediently and unthinkingly, just go over and invade other countries and bomb them, kill innocent civilians and be a brainwashed sheeple in rationalizing the evil.

So seeing that Americans would accept any lies from their government, especially following the Pentagon Papers, U.S. government bureaucrats knew they could get away with anything, as long as they rationalized it with the necessary propaganda, such as the propaganda for the war of aggression on Iraq in 1991 that George H.W. Bush started for no good reason, and all the mainstream news media stenographers and enablers who helped them.

The new Congress beginning in January, 2019 will have several new military vets from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as well as CIA or former CIA apparatchiks. And add McSally to that list, either when or if she replaces Jon Kyl in the next year, or if she runs again for the U.S. Senate in 2020, which would be likely.

We need another Ron Paul!

Let’s Celebrate the 100th Year of the End of World War I

Both Jacob Hornberger and Laurence Vance have provocative articles today. People who were raised to not question the government’s schemes (that is, most people in America) will probably not appreciate either article. Sometimes I refer to such people as “sheeple,” or “brainwashed sheeple,” but I mean no offense or insult.

For example, Jacob Hornberger says that the U.S. soldiers who died in World War I died for nothing, for no good reason. In my view, most people have been conditioned to believe otherwise. They don’t want to consider the possibility that the President sent Americans off to die for no good reason. In fact, many people who might be reading this are already clicking their bookmarks to go to the next blog or website. They’re True Believers, in my view.

But, as Hornberger stated, the U.S. soldiers who died in World War I did die for nothing. He notes:

Ironically, in other to wage his war Wilson had to resort to conscription. When one has to force men to fight in a war, that’s a pretty good sign that that is not a good war. Moreover, forcing men to serve the state, especially by killing and dying in a foreign war, obviously destroyed the freedom of those who were conscripted. What could be worse than dying for “freedom” when you’ve been forced to die for “freedom.”

Hornberger says that Woodrow Wilson’s legacy with World War I includes World War II, which may very well have not occurred had Wilson not entered the U.S. into World War I. And results of the second World War included the national security state and the government’s war on liberty and privacy, as well as the sacrificed non-interventionist foreign policy of America’s founders.

And Laurence Vance comments on the “Thank you for your service” catchphrase associated with the slaves sacrificial animals U.S. military personnel who made themselves useful to serve the egos and financial interests of government bureaucrats and their cronies in Washington.

Vance begins his article by listing many people who should be thanked for their service, including

To those who work on holidays: Thank you for your service.

To those who work on weekends: Thank you for your service.

To those who drive cabs or UBER in the middle of the night: Thank you for your service.

To those who take care of the elderly living in nursing homes who suffer with dementia: Thank you for your service.

The list continues and seems almost endless. And then he continues by stating, “Sorry veterans. There is nothing about your service that is worthy of thanks.”

And he lists reason why, including:

We don’t thank you for following immoral orders.

We don’t thank you for fighting unjust wars.

We don’t thank you for serving Uncle Sam instead of the country.

We don’t thank you for going to countries where you had no business going.

We don’t thank you for fighting senseless wars.

We don’t thank you for acting as the world’s policeman.

We don’t thank you for bombing, maiming, and killing for the state.

We don’t thank you for engaging in offense instead of defense.

We don’t thank you for making widows and orphans.

We don’t thank you for invading and occupying countries.

There are several more reasons as well.

But as we hear constantly from the talk radio ditto-heads, at sporting events, and all over Amerika, most people are gullible and have been believing the lies of the regime in Washington the past century. They don’t see our soldiers as “invading and occupying countries” and “making widows and orphans” and all the rest. Or, if U.S. soldiers were sent to invade other countries, it was probably for a good reason. Americans have convinced themselves of that, because they just can’t fathom the thought that U.S. bureaucrats in Washington would send American boys off to die for no good reason, or for specious reasons. Sad.

Government Apparatchiks Should Be Shamed into Quitting Their Evil Government “Work”

As a follow-up to my rant yesterday on the protesters who have been harassing government officials at restaurants, I am going to reiterate my support. And reiterate my condemnation of criminal thugs terrorizing Tucker Carlson’s family at his home, as well. Carlson is not a government official.

However, many of the protesters’ motivations are not in favor of dismantling the powers of the government that sics government enforcers onto innocent people, unfortunately. Many of the “protesters” and harassers are in favor of their own “liberal police state,” in which they want to sic the enforcers onto innocent people who disobey the left’s fascist mandates, intrusive regulations, and so forth. Liberals and progressives are as much police statists as the conservatives, warmongers and drug warriors.

But as I wrote yesterday, of course the citizens should bother, annoy, harass, make fun of, taunt, humiliate, and shame those government bureaucrats at public places, such as Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell. Those apparatchiks have been supporting and voting for terrible, totalitarian anti-liberty legislation such as NDAA that empowers government agents to arrest and detain indefinitely citizens without charges or suspicion, voting for the various laws involving the drug war in which innocent people’s homes are criminally broken into by enforcers who terrorize and ransack the homes of innocent people who supposedly disobeyed government prohibitions of having a plant, or other Soviet-like diktats. These bureaucrats should be harassed, taunted, and shamed into deciding to repeal all that totalitarian crap!

And yesterday I wrote that most of these bureaucrats are “life-long parasites, and/or apologists for the State’s evil,” including Sarah Huckabee Sanders, that I described as the White House propagandist, which is what she is. If you look at Sanders’s Wikipedia bio, it states that at age 10 she was already working on one of her father Gomer’s political campaigns.

So Gomer already had his daughter Sarah indoctrinated to worship the false god of the State early on, in my view, which is the case with many people in America, in and out of government. In college Sanders majored in political science and mass communications (i.e. government propaganda). In all her bios online I can’t find any evidence that she ever worked in the private sector. Just political campaigns and government. Yech.

And yes, many of today’s American Christians worship their false god, the government in Washington, as well as government rulers in general and their enforcers. And I think that includes the Huckabees, Sarah and her father Mike, a.k.a. Gomer.

Many are True Believers in this nationalistic “American Exceptionalism” theology that excuses U.S. government criminality in the name of trying to prevent people from getting drugs, and in the name of “spreading democracy” (another false god), i.e. warmongering.

Laurence Vance, who in my view is certainly more of an expert on the Bible and Christianity than Mike Huckabee, has written many articles and blog posts on Christians’ false worship of government as a god.

In his review of Mike Huckabee’s book, A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington, Vance wrote:

Huckabee disparages redistribution of wealth, public assistance, abortion, Obamacare, out-of-wedlock births, public employee unions, government debt and deficits, tax increases, the estate tax, and government stimulus programs….On Social Security, Huckabee even calls for raising the retirement age, cutting benefits, delaying payments to the elderly by giving them tax incentives to keep working, and offering those who don’t need Social Security the option of a tax-free, lump-sum benefit payable at their death to their chosen beneficiary in lieu of collecting Social Security benefits. On Medicare, he calls for raising the age of eligibility. Yet, Huckabee falls short of labeling Social Security and Medicare what they really are – redistribution of wealth schemes that he condemns – and calling for their elimination. This is the problem with Huckabee and most Republicans and conservatives – they fall short, too short and too often. So, out of one side of his mouth Huckabee can disparage the things he does, but out of the other side he can support government-funded school breakfasts, “the right of every citizen to a free public education,” vouchers for Medicare recipients, elimination of the home mortgage interest deduction, the FairTax with its public-assistance, wealth-redistributing prebate, the Race to the Top federal program, a “reasonable deficit” of no more than 3 percent of GDP, and “hefty fines and prison time” for employers who choose to hire whom they wish.

With Huckabee being a Baptist preacher, one would think that he might call for missionaries to go to Iraq and Afghanistan and convert Muslims to Christianity instead of calling for U.S. soldiers to go and kill them: “We’ve had too many of our troops spending too much of their time painting schools and digging wells. They should be allowed to focus on killing Islamic extremists who want us all to die.”

In other words, today’s Christians and conservatives are like most True Believers in American Exceptionalism, blindly and obediently believing the government’s propaganda in the name of justifying wars of aggression and rationalizing murdering innocents overseas, and justifying the Amerikan police state. The collectivism of the 20th century continues to this day.

And also, why do the Exceptionalists never or rarely question the income tax? We never hear them criticize the government in its theft of private wealth and property, because most people are brainwashed to believe that their worshiped government authorities are entitled to the people’s earnings and wealth. And that includes conservatives and Christians who believe that crap.

And then there’s the drug war. While many Christians happily consume their own drug of choice, their beer and booze, they have no problem with siccing government police on peaceful people who happen to have some drug or plant that a bureaucrat doesn’t want them to have. On the drug war, Mike Huckabee is a True Believer in the Police State.

In Laurence Vance’s speech on Christianity, Libertarianism, and the Drug War, Vance wrote:

The burden of proof is on Christian drug warriors. Where did the Apostle Paul, in his travels throughout the Roman Empire, ever express support for any type of legislation or state action against vice, immorality, or sin? He certainly told Christians how they should live their life, and even provided lists of vices, immoral actions, and sins that Christians should avoid. Things like: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, covetousness, anger, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication, effeminacy, idolatry, hatred, strife, reveling, witchcraft, evil speaking, lying, and bitterness. But Paul never expressed a desire for the civil authorities to arrest, fine, or imprison anyone for engaging in these things. And neither do modern Christians. Just like they don’t call for the government to prosecute people for committing one of the seven deadly sins of pride, envy, wrath, sloth, avarice, gluttony, and lust. So what is so special, so egregious, about someone using drugs?

Christian(s) should only use persuasion. Persuasion, not coercion. Persuasion, not legislation. Persuasion, not legal action. Persuasion, not threats. Persuasion, not compulsion. Persuasion, not violence. Persuasion, not incarceration. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal” (2 Corinthians 10:4). There are, unfortunately, too many people in the United States—including too many Christians—who want to remake society in their own image and compel others to live only in ways that they approve of. Did you ever notice that there is no shortage of Americans—including no shortage of American Christians—willing to kill for the military, torture for the CIA, wiretap for the FBI, grope for the TSA, and destroy property for the DEA? It is not just libertarians who can appeal to the wisdom of Ludwig von Mises: “He who wants to reform his countrymen must take resource to persuasion. This alone is the democratic way of bringing about changes. If a man fails in his endeavors to convince other people of the soundness of his ideas, he should blame his own disabilities. He should not ask for a law, that is, for compulsion and coercion by the police.” That is the spirit of New Testament Christianity. And Mises was a nonreligious Jew, not a Christian.

The problem with many of these people is that they worship the government in Washington, the high-and-mighty rulers, and their enforcers and the military. False gods. But what bureaucrats and their enforcers have been doing to innocent, peaceful people have been evil criminal acts in the name of “enforcement” of bureaucratic edicts.

All this totalitarianism is exactly why the Founding Fathers created America, to protect the people from government violence!

So it is good that the people (aware of the risks of possible false arrest and false imprisonment, of course) harass, taunt, and shame Ted Baxter Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell et al. into rethinking their positions and votes and make them decide to vote and pass legislation to repeal and dismantle the Nazi-like police state, including DHS, TSA, ICE, DEA, NDAA, and so on. Congressional bureaucrats also need to be pressured to pass legislation to close down those U.S. military bases in all parts of the world that are not U.S. territories. They don’t belong there! Those are occupations, the wars our government has been starting against other countries have been criminal wars of aggression. But the Amerikan warvangelicals believe otherwise, sadly.

However, obviously it is not realistic to get power-grabbers to willfully let go of their unjust and undeserved powers over the people. As Jim Davies wrote, regarding the unrealistic possibility of a libertarian President,

…the change has to come bottom-up, not top-down. It must not – it cannot – be imposed from above, it must be demanded from beneath. Government will vanish not when a President announces it will cease to exist at year’s end, or whenever, but when it is universally seen to be so destructive that nobody will work for it. When all its employees walk out, there will be no need for an election, nobody will be over-ruled and nobody will riot.

Reasons to leave government employ are offered in TinyURL.com/QuitGov – pass that simple URL around – but that short site will not suffice on its own, to provide the in-depth education needed. For that, TOLFA or an equivalent must be offered to everyone – not just those now in “government service” but to all who might replace them when they quit.

Perhaps the protesters can harass, bother, taunt and humiliate the government employees, the apparatchiks of the vicious criminal regime (such as Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell and Sarah Huckabee Sanders) that they will decide to quit government “work” and instead go into the private sector, and others will follow.

On Harassing Government Parasites Who Destroy Liberty

It appears that elections in Florida from Tuesday are still undecided and there will be more counting, more recounting, and more making up new votes out of thin air in the name of cheating. And I thought that this new phenomenon of “early voting,” a.k.a. “early cheating,” was bad enough.

Florida’s incumbent U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is winning/losing razor-thin against current Gov. Rick Scott. Now, I hope this undecidedness continues for months and months, I want to see lawsuits, “hanging chads,” “butterfly chads,” etc., and I want to see it be so stressful a situation for both Nelson and Scott that they have medical issues because of it. They both deserve it, in my view. Their actions, both of them, have been resulting in either voting for new bad “laws” or signing bills into law in which terrible orders, mandates, tax-thefts, or otherwise intrusions are imposed onto innocent people.

You see, through their actions as government “authorities,” they are literally siccing government enforcers on innocent people, people who hadn’t harmed anyone but may have disobeyed an unjust government order or prohibition.

And this thing with protesters harassing government workers such as Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell, I think that’s just fine in public places like along a sidewalk or at the Capitol parking lot or outside the White House. It is also just fine at private property location such as restaurants or malls as long as the owners allow it. These government officials such as Ted Scruz and Mitch McConjob vote on legislation that mainly results in the violation of the lives and liberty of innocent people. And Ms. Sanders is the chief White House propagandist who promotes the evil actions of these bureaucrats. If they don’t like being harassed, get out of doing evil government “work” and try the private sector for a change. Most of the people in Washington are life-long parasites, and/or apologists for the State’s evil, including Ms. Sanders!

This is in total contrast to the communist thugs harassing and terrorizing Tucker Carlson’s family at his home, as I referred to yesterday. In some ways Carlson is a propagandist for the State, but he is merely a TV news host, and working in the private sector. He is not on the government payroll. So, there is still a big difference between the two.

Yes, government is evil. The State is evil. Robert Wenzel had a good post on what the State is really doing in the immigration issue, for example. It’s a matter of the free market versus central planners, The Donald being the evil and ignorant central planner. Anti-immigration screamers don’t seem to understand that.

Wenzel also posts about the isolation torture being inflicted on Ross Ulbricht, who had not violated the persons or property of anyone, but was sentenced to life by an evil judge and is now in solitary confinement because he refused to get involved in a fight. These are the things the State and its agents do to innocent people. Those who want to risk the State’s punishments by harassing and protesting the bureaucrats and enforcers should do so, at their own risk.

And conservatives, of all people, who shout the loudest about “moral values,” who support things like the drug war, and all those other bureaucratic schemes they support, shame on conservatives for supporting evil. And please shut up about “moral values,” given their own moral relativism. Jacob Hornberger writes about those conservatives, listing the evil government programs and schemes they support. (I’m not saying that conservatives in general should be harassed, only the government-employed ones, who should know better, as well as the liberal-communist ones.)

In this old video, protesters follow and harass former CIA director and Gen. David Petraeus calling him a war criminal, which is true, given his participation in all the criminal wars the U.S. government started against various places and peoples overseas, for no good reason, as well as his role as CIA director and the war crimes the CIA commits daily. I think there are other videos like this online with protesters harassing other criminal government bureaucrats (sorry for the redundancy). But I think this is acceptable, in a society in which the sheeple allow themselves to be ruled by a monopoly apparatus in Washington that shouldn’t exist. Remember, the First Amendment protects the right of the people to petition the government for a redress of grievances.