Skip to content

Category: Racism

Rush Limbaugh, Dead at 70

The long-time “Doctor of Democracy,” the MahaRushdi, the one with “formerly nicotine-stained fingers,” the “harmless little fuzzball,” El Rushbo, Rush Limbaugh has died of a year-long battle with lung cancer at age 70. He was the most-listened-to radio personality of our time, hosting his mid-day radio talk show since 1988.

I would say that I agreed with Limbaugh on many cultural and social issues, but had many disagreements with him on foreign policy, immigration and the idea of “American Exceptionalism.” More on those below.

But before I get into those things, let me get this out of the way. Some people on the radio have been describing Rush Limbaugh as the “King” or even the “Dean” of talk radio. Nuh-uh. Jerry Williams was the “Dean” of talk radio, from 1957 to 1998 when he retired. So there.

But Rush Limbaugh certainly was one of the great radio broadcasters of all time, right up there with Paul Harvey, Larry King (who also died just recently), Gene Burns, and, dare I say, Bob Steele.

Regarding talk radio, I have been listening to talk radio for decades, since the 1970s when I would listen to the Fitzgeralds on WOR, as well as Arlene Francis and Dr. Meltzer on that station, and Larry Glick on WBZ. During the 1980s Boston’s talk radio WRKO was #1 in the ratings, with the aforementioned Jerry Williams, and his fellow great talk radio personalities Gene Burns, David Brudnoy, and Janet Jeghelian. But getting into the 1990s Jerry was getting reduced air time, that station WRKO stupidly got rid of Janet Jeghelian, and also Gene Burns moved away to another city. WRKO went downhill at that time, in my view. The station then replaced Gene Burns with syndicated  Rush Limbaugh.

So around 1992 was when I first heard Rush Limbaugh. I didn’t really like him then, because his show seemed like mainly just juvenile name-calling and typical conservative-statist stuff. So, I didn’t listen very much then. I did start listening more during the 2000s. At that time Limbaugh seemed to cut down on the name-calling, and the vitriolic rhetoric.

I certainly appreciated hearing Rush Limbaugh more in these past 5-10 years, especially with the information he gave daily on the revelations of RussiaGate, the “Trump-Russia collusions” conspiracy theory, and the illegal FISA spying that FBI and DOJ apparatchiks did in their treasonously going after the 2016 Trump campaign and attempting to frame Trump and some of his associates including Carter Page who is now trying to sue those FBI and DOJ parasites for their crimes. And I appreciated Limbaugh in the early months of the Covid scamdemic in his exposing some of the inconsistencies and irrational fear-mongering that government bureaucrats and fake news media have been giving us.

I certainly did disagree with him on some things. Limbaugh was a nationalist, a True Believer in “American Exceptionalism,” whatever that is, an America Firster. And he was a warmonger, in his support of George H.W. Bush’s Gulf War a.k.a. Iraq War I in 1990-91, as well as Bush’s son George W. Bush’s Iraq War II in 2003 and the junior Bush’s war in Afghanistan. Both wars seem to be never ending, the 30-year-long Iraq War and the Afghanistan War going on 20 years now.

Well, supposedly Limbaugh supported conservative Pat Buchanan’s candidacy for president in 1992, but then went with the warmonger Bush when Bush beat Buchanan in the primaries. Buchanan was very critical of Bush’s war, but apparently supported the bombing and destruction once it got started.

On the immigration issue, Limbaugh was very strongly opposed to “illegal” immigration, and spent many hours of his show ranting and raving on the issue. Limbaugh was typical of many conservatives and nationalists, in which they seem to believe in some kind of collective ownership of the territory as a whole, with “citizens” as the co-owners. But as I have written a lot before, such a system negates the concepts of private property, free markets and voluntary exchange. It’s a very socialistic system we have regarding immigration, involving government central planning, and involving making employers have to get government bureaucrats’ permission to hire someone, or workers having to get government bureaucrats’ permission to work somewhere. That’s socialism. (But don’t tell Rush Limbaugh I said that.)

Limbaugh was good at going against the Establishment in some ways. At first during the 2020 Covid scamdemic he was very critical of “public health” bureaucrats and moonstream media exaggerating the disease, which they were doing. This Guardian article from February of last year quotes Limbaugh:

“It looks like the coronavirus is being weaponised as yet another element to bring down Donald Trump,” Limbaugh said on his Monday show. “Now, I want to tell you the truth about the coronavirus. I’m dead right on this. The coronavirus is the common cold, folks.

“The drive-by media hype of this thing as a pandemic, as the Andromeda strain, as, ‘Oh, my God, if you get it, you’re dead’ … I think the survival rate is 98%. Ninety-eight per cent of people get the coronavirus survive. It’s a respiratory system virus.”

He was criticized for telling the truth. The “fact-checkers” had to “debunk” his truths with their lies and propaganda.  But Limbaugh was exactly right about that on every point there. As I wrote here and here, the Covid survival rate is roughly 99.9%. And the Establishment really did bring down Trump, and they did it by terrorizing the population to beg for mail-in voting, to enable the mail-in fraudsters and cheaters to exploit it for their election steal, which they did.

But sadly Limbaugh seemed to get less and less vocal about exposing the Covid fraud. I’m glad his substitutes over the past few months, Todd Herman and Ken Matthews, have not been afraid to honestly communicate the reality of this Covid scamdemic.

On Limbaugh’s cancer, I think he may have had more of a chance of survival through alternative, non-Establishment medicine treatments and nutritional therapy. In my view it was the drugs that killed him, not the cancer. Sadly, many people have a blind, superstitious faith in Establishment medicine and pharmaceutical drugs, oh, well.

Anyway, Limbaugh was very conservative on cultural and social issues. He believed in traditional marriage, obviously, because he had four of them.

And he often fused his views with his sarcastic sense of humor. Unfortunately, some people took it the wrong way. When a law student named Sandra Fluke was testifying before Congress to promote insurance coverage of birth control, Limbaugh called her a “slut” and a “prostitute,” causing many of his show’s advertisers to jump ship. So, this young “lady” wants to have a promiscuous lifestyle and she wants others to pay for it, was essentially her argument. No, I think that if women want “equality,” they can pay for their own damn birth control, just as they pay for other items in the drug store. That’s reasonable.

So if people didn’t like Limbaugh’s sarcastic sense of humor, they could just turn the dial. Sandra should know that when she appears before a congressional committee for public testimony, she risks being made fun of and called names, just as were Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Zuckerberg, and many others.

Many commentators now have been referring to Limbaugh as a “hate-monger” and a “racist,” which he wasn’t. Obviously those people hadn’t listened to Limbaugh’s show. He wasn’t a “hater.” As far as “racist,” his longtime producer and call-screener, “Mr. Snerdley,” is black. Would a racist hire a black man to be the show’s producer and call-screener? I think not. So please shut up, you idiots out there.

And regarding the racism issue, Limbaugh had been like many other conservatives, critical of what we now have in our society this phenomenon of reverse racism, anti-white racism, and so on. The race-obsessed fanatics have been installing something called “Critical Race Theory” in the government schools, many colleges and universities, and in government agencies and many corporations now. People, and kids in the schools, are being trained i.e. indoctrinated to have to believe and state that white people are inherently racist and are “white supremacists,” which is totally absurd. The indoctrinators are telling white people they are racists because of being white, an assertion which is itself racist!

The obsession of the people on the left with race and skin color is literally like a brainwashed cult. Add this race cultishness to the obsession the same kinds of people have with sex and sexual perversions. Yech.

Many of the same people, you see them on CNN, MSNBC, the White House Press corps, they call anyone who disagrees with them on any issue, “racists,” even if the issue has nothing to do with race. They do not seem to argue facts, in the “racism” accusation, or in “climate change,” and other hot-button issues.

So it is those people on the left who are the name-callers and haters, certainly much more than Rush Limbaugh was. Limbaugh supported traditional marriage and family values. And THAT is why they call him a “racist” and a “hater,” which is quite irrational, given that favoring traditional family values has nothing to do with racism or “hating” others. If you want your non-traditional lifestyles (and perversions, etc.) you can have them, but how about leaving others alone who don’t agree with you?

Many of the cultists on the left have said that they want to jail the haters, and the “deniers,” that they are now referring to as “domestic terrorists,” and jailing people without due process of course, and they want to put people in concentration camps a.k.a. “re-education camps.” They have been using very dangerous rhetoric and we can hear them and how brainwashed and ignorant the cultists are. These are very frightening times. Can you imagine conservatives saying we should “jail progressives,” calling them “domestic terrorists” to justify such policies? No, I have never heard conservatives suggest any such thing in all my years.

Too bad so many people are calling Rush Limbaugh a “hater” or a “racist,” in the critics’ news items and articles about him and his death. If only they had listened to his show.

And finally, I think the suggestion that Donald Trump replace Limbaugh on that mid-day show is a great idea. That would really bother the real haters out there, those little pricks, and guarantee continued high ratings for that show.

More News and Commentary

Jacob Hornberger: Needed: A New System. (I’m verklempt.)

Ron Paul: The Trump Political Show Trial

Vasko Kohlmayer: Coming Soon: State-Mandated Abuse of Children

James Bovard: The TSA’s New Mask Mandate.

Dave DeCamp: Biden to Continue Seeking Extradition of Julian Assange. (Bush, Obama, Trump, Obiden — they’re all the same.)

Thomas DiLorenzo: The Crime Against Black People Perpetrated by the Public School Teachers Unions, and A Little Superbowl Math

Robert Wenzel: How to Choke the Woke

Brad Polumbo: The Democrats Just Reintroduced a Labor Law that Would Destroy Uber—And It Could Actually Pass This Time.

Lew Rockwell: A Penchant for Controlling Others

Lewis Andrews: The Public School Monopoly is Immoral.

And Dex Bahr: Tom Brady Is the Left’s Worst Nightmare.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday: Celebrate an Example of Non-Violence

This week would have been the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 92nd birthday. He was assassinated in 1968.

King was very much opposed to violence and believed strongly in the importance and effectiveness of non-violent, peaceful protest. (Today’s Antifa and BLM, who took part in extremely violent riots, property destruction, looting and arson, burning hundreds if not thousands of businesses to the ground in several different cities, could learn a thing or two from Dr. King’s philosophy and example of non-violence.)

The below video (that’s really all audio) is his great speech from 1967 on why he was opposed to the Vietnam War.

Too bad the people on the left are not as opposed to war as they used to be. I guess Democrat Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama softened all that, with the aid of such political apparatchiks as Joe Biden (Who knows how many wars he’s going to start as President…), Al Gore, Joe Lieberman, Madeleine Albright, and many others now, as they rationalized, voted for or perpetrated more wars and more violence against foreigners who were of no threat to Americans.

The FBI harassed and spied on King, and kept a dossier on him, for political reasons and not because they legitimately suspected him of criminality. I wonder what King would have said today regarding the Democrats’ and Obama regime’s spying on the Trump campaign and administration and attempting to frame Trump with a dirty dossier.

This Martin Luther King, Jr. speech on why he opposed the Vietnam War was given in April, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York. Antiwar.com has the full transcript.

Is There Still Hope?

Brandon Smith: Conservatives and Others Should Not Support Martial Law — Instead Support Localism and Unite Against The Globalist Reset.

Brian Shilhavy: Moderna Experimental mRNA Vaccine Issued Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA Illegally.

The Healthy American: Science Says Healthy People Should Not Wear Masks.

Mac Slavo: Just In Time For The Vaccine: A New COVID Strain Has Been Found.

Ludwig von Mises: Individualism and the Industrial Revolution.

Newsmax: Outspoken Georgia Poll Workers Barred From Senate Runoffs.

Gateway Pundit: Georgia Supreme Court Slow Walks President Trump’s Lawsuit Claiming Election Fraud – Case Yet to Be Assigned a Judge.

And New York Post: Uproar at NYC Posh Dalton School after Faculty Issues 8-Page Anti-Racism Manifesto.

More News and Commentary

Arjun Walia: COVID-19 Has A 99.95% Survival Rate For People Under 70 – Stanford Professor of Medicine.

Jeremy Loffredo and Whitney Webb: The Johns Hopkins, CDC Plan to Mask Medical Experimentation on Minorities as “Racial Justice”

Glenn Greenwald: Biden Appointee Neera Tanden Spread the Conspiracy That Russian Hackers Changed Hillary’s 2016 Votes to Trump.

Max Parry: US Election: A Color Revolution ‘Comes Home to Roost’

And The Federalist: Carter Page Sues DOJ, FBI, James Comey, And Others Behind Crossfire Hurricane FISA Abuse

News and Commentary in 21st Century USSA

Hans-Hermann Hoppe: On the Impossibility of Limited Government and the Prospects for a Second American Revolution (by Means of Secession). (2001, 2008)

Caitlin Johnstone: Don’t Fool Yourself: Your Biden Vote Was Not A “Vote Against Fascism”

Thomas Knapp: November 3: D-Day in the War to End the War on Drugs.

Aaron Kesel: Information War? Internet Archive To Rewrite History With Alerts for Sites That Have Been Fact Checked. (That’s the Wayback Machine. But one purpose of the Wayback Machine is for a journalist or researcher to be able to go back to an archive of how a particular web page originally appeared. The content need not be “accurate.” The is turning what was a great historical Internet source into a government propaganda outlet. Shame.)

Charles Burris: Glenn Greenwald: No Matter the Liberal Metric Chosen, the Bush/Cheney Administration Was Far Worse Than Trump

George La Noue: Critical Race Training or Civil Rights Law: We Can’t Have Both.

Shane Coules: The Absurdity of Lockdown 2.0.

Daniel Larison: Why the U.S. Must Not Support Azerbaijan’s War.

Brandon Smith: A Biden Presidency Will Mean a Faster US Collapse.

Breitbart: Rod Blagojevich: Democrats Stealing Elections a “Time-Honored Tradition”.

Tom Blanton: Clowns That Voted.

Tim Cushing:  Appeals Court Denies Immunity To Cop Who Broke A Truck Driver’s Jaw During A ‘Routine Accident Investigation’

Gateway Pundit: “This Felt Like a Drug Deal!” – Asian-American Ballot Observer in Detroit Describes Mysterious Van Dropping Off 61 Boxes of Ballots at 4 AM (VIDEO).

Town Hall: Paper Warned About the Software Company at Center of Ballot Glitches in Swing States; UPDATE: MI SOS Responds.

And Newsmax: Fox News Cancels ‘Justice With Judge Jeanine’ This Weekend Over Trump.

End the Lockdowns, End the Wars, Etc.

Ryan McMaken: The Evidence Keeps Piling up: Lockdowns Don’t Work.

Wendy McElroy: The Welfare State Did What Slavery Couldn’t Do.

Walter Williams: Today and Yesterday for Black People

Brandon Smith: The Global Police State Is Swiftly Rising.

Kevin Gosztola: Trump’s “War on Journalism” Takes Center Stage at Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing.

Moon of Alabama: DHS: Russia Will Interfere With U.S. Elections By Promoting Alleged Russian Interference With U.S. Elections.

Patrick Eddington: The FBI’s “Civil Liberties Training” Is a Farce.

Ariel Gold: Peace Through Weapons Sales to the UAE.

Arjun Walia: Landmark FDA Paper On Aluminum Safety In Vaccines Found To Have A Critical Math Error.

Jonathan Latham: Engineered COVID-19-Infected Mouse Bites Researcher Amid ‘Explosion’ of Risky Coronavirus Research

Jason Morgan: MKULTRA and the CIA’s War on the Human Mind

David Vine: Millions Displaced by U.S. Combat Since 9/11.

And Jeff Groom: The Atlantic Hit Piece Makes No Sense.

Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Organized Crime Racket

In the Marxists and communists’ crusade to end capitalism and freedom as we know it in America, we can see the pretexts of Trump hatred and “systemic racism” as excuses for the brainwashed masses to destroy the cities and harass innocent people toward the goal of enslaving the workers and producers of society.

We are seeing angry mobs, rioting, violence, arson and looting that are being referred to by dishonest people as “protests.”

No sense of respect for the rights and dignity of others, no sense of civility or decency, just extreme narcissism and a craving to be viewed as ugly pigs by others who do have a sense of civility.

In the ongoing movement to end capitalism and freedom we saw an angry mob breaking into and invading a St. Louis couple’s property and threatening them. The couple were arrested for showing weapons to defend themselves.

This is Amerika now. You have a right to threaten, harass, bully and assault others, but people don’t have a right to defend themselves from threats and wanton acts of aggression and violence by marauders and thugs.

And we saw the mob of many angry (mostly white) people right up close to restaurant patrons eating or drinking outside at a restaurant and harassers ordering the customers to raise their clenched fists and show support for “Black Lives Matter,” which is an organization that mainly promotes Marxism and communism.

Again, race is a just a pretext, the real goal is a communist society, the end of private property and the end of freedom.

And then there was the angry mob chasing and threatening Rand Paul, reminding him of the police killing Breonna Taylor and telling Paul to “say her name,” not knowing that he actually introduced the legislation called the “Justice for Breonna Taylor Act” that ends police no-knock raids. Duh, mobsters.

Brainwashed useful dupes in the facade of the race crusade. But we can see that they have no sense of decency or civility, like barbarians.

The race activists are exploiting isolated police incidents in cities to commit violence against innocents and burn down businesses. But many of the businesses being destroyed in the cities are black-owned or minority-owned. So as the rioters and arsonists ruin those business owners’ livelihoods, that tells us that “black lives” do not really matter to them.

Kamala Harris tweeted for people to donate to a fund devoted to bailing out accused violent thugs that she refers to as “protesters.” Harris tweeted, “If you’re able to, chip in now to the @MNFreedomFund to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.”

Among those bailed out with that fund include someone “charged with second degree murder for stabbing a friend to death,” a twice-convicted rapist who was accused of “kidnapping, assault, and sexual assault in two separate cases,” someone accused of attacking a bus passenger and then after being bailed out by the fund was then arrested for an assault that caused “traumatic brain injury, a fractured skull and a brain bleed.”

Harris told Stephen Colbert that the riots, looting and violence that she refers to as “protests” are “not going to stop after Election Day,” and “they’re not going to let up and they should not and we should not.”

Harris knows damn well that what’s been taking place in the destroyed cities are riots, not “protests.” Just look at the devastation in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Minneapolis, and other cities.

Is Harris one of those brainwashed zombies who believes that burning down the businesses and the livelihoods of others is “not violence” and is therefore justified?

We saw a Trump-hating antifa/”Black Lives Matter” fanatic allegedly murder a Trump supporter in Portland. The alleged murderer is now deceased, shot by police who were trying to apprehend him. But we do not see protests over this police killing because that particular wacko was white. Only “Black Lives Matter,” not white lives.

But that’s all just a side issue. The main issue is to destroy the society economically, socially, culturally and politically, to build a new even more authoritarian top-down government-controlled prison society, called “socialism,” which is really the same thing as communism or Marxism.

Call it what you want. It is a criminal racket society run by criminals.

And the criminal rulers-wannabe have described how they will steal the 2020 election, through mail-in balloting. Trump will win many more Electoral College votes on election day, but the cheaters will use mail-in ballots to create new made-up ballots to add to the Democrat’s tallies to steal the election.

Not just making up Democrat ballots but there are other ways, such as throwing out Trump ballots by checking other candidates’ names and saying this person voted for two people so it’s not valid so we have to throw it out, etc., etc.

As I was saying before, if you’re a Trump voter, you don’t want to vote by mail. First you obviously want your vote counted.

But also, Trump voters will not want the ones who actually open the mailings to see their name and how they voted and their address! Are you kidding me? Vote in person. (And I’m not a Trump supporter or voter, as if you didn’t already know here.)

That kind of intimidation is like “card check” with the unions. When a union is having an election, card check makes the vote public, no longer secret. It’s all about intimidation. So of course you will not dissent, because after all you don’t want to have your tires slashed, your home’s windows smashed, or yourself beat up. That is how the thugs of communist politics operate.

And by the way, the Tea Party activists were having their Town Halls in 2009-2010 in response to the ObamaCare intrusion, but they seemed to have disappeared after that. Hmm, I wonder what happened to them. Well, at some point I did hear Michael Savage or his callers saying that there were guys out in the parking lots of those Town Halls taking down license numbers.

At one of those healthcare Town Halls in 2009, a black guy selling “Don’t Tread on Me” flags was called the “N-word” and punched and beaten by several white and black S.E.I.U. members. (So not all “Black Lives Matter,” not conservative ones, anyway.)

So the people who are supporting all the anti-peace anti-civility rioting, looting and violence believe in intimidation tactics and coercion. And they believe in suppressing dissent, they believe in conformity and they oppose diversity of thought and ideas. The intimidators and violence initiators are the authoritarians, dictators and tyrants.

But now it’s not just intimidation of others but Marxists and communists harming and even killing those with a different point of view, or anyone perceived as being a Trump supporter or a conservative or Christian, etc.

And what exactly are Marxism, communism and socialism? They’re all basically the same thing, in my view, but with minor technical differences.

“From each according to his means to each according to his needs” (via coercion, compulsion, violence, and the enslavement of the workers and producers — NOT by way of voluntary contract, by way of peaceful trade and consent!).

Under socialism/communism/Marxism (or just “socialism”) your labor is inherently owned by the State. You have no choice. You do what the government tells you. You obey orders. You can’t leave. You do not have the freedom to leave your employment i.e. enslavement and find a better job in the free market, because there is no free market.

A key word in “free market” is “free.” You have freedom. Not so under socialism.

Socialism is government ownership of the means of production, industry and all property. “You didn’t build that.” You don’t own that. It belongs to “us,” not you, i.e. your labor, earnings, creativity, product or service belong to the State.

With government ownership of the means of production, what is the most important means of production? The people! The government owns the people, the government owns you!

And who exactly is the government? Donald Trump. The Bushes and the Clintons. Lindsey Graham and Mike Pompeo. Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff. Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsom. And all your local bureaucrats and apparatchiks. Yay!

And under socialism there is no political freedom, which was a big reason why the writers of the Bill of Rights included that First Amendment.

Under socialism you can’t criticize the government. You can’t say what a miserable fascist creep Donald Trump is, or what a slimy groping sleazebag Joe Biden is, or you’ll be arrested and thrown into the gulag.

Under socialism you can’t advocate for freedom or freedom of choice or a free market and criticize the central planning system, or you’ll be called “traitor” or “racist” and thrown into the gulag. Openly criticizing the government planners would show disobedience and disloyalty to the State. Off to the hoosegow with you!

And even further, in that kind of society, as we are seeing now with mobs ordering people to show solidarity, you must openly show loyalty to the government, to the Regime, to the ruling apparatchiks, and to the trending slogan of the day.

In that kind of society, you must report on coworkers, neighbors, family members who show any inclination toward not conforming to the government-approved, government-mandated reciting of mantras and pledges, such as “Black Lives Matter” or the “Pledge of Allegiance.”

Today, the corporations funding “Black Lives Matter” are unwittingly funding their own demise, as they fund the rioting, violence and burning down of their own businesses and getting boarded up in the various cities. And so the idiot “social justice warrior” morons of the corporate world are donating to eventually their own bankruptcies and the end of their high salaries and bonuses and causing themselves to have to sell their multi-million dollar mansions and move into small apartments. Yay!

So as America falls, it’s really going to take a lot of decent people who want peace and freedom to fight back.

Earlier Post on Mob Violence, Riots and Decentralization

I posted this in March of 2011 and thought it might have some relevance today in the difficult times we are having in Amerika.

March 1, 2011

Our Choice: More Government Intrusions and Mob Violence, Riots and Looting; or Decentralization and Freedom.

I don’t know how much more I can stand all this doom and gloom regarding the future, and the economic outlook. Americans’ foolish continued dependence on the centralized federal Leviathan is what’s going to cause actual economic collapse, rioting and looting, social unrest and violence. The answer as far as preventing all that is staring us right in the face, and that is freedom, particularly just getting rid of the federal government.

The Anti-Federalists were right in that not only does having a centralized bureaucracy not help the society in any way, but inevitably, it can and will lead to (and is leading to) totalitarianism. That is what we already have now, but there are too many people, most of whom spend too much time sitting in front of the TV continuing their hypnosis or playing with their little texting/gaming gadgets, who just have this blind faith in the State no matter how bad it is, no matter how criminal it is, regardless of the State’s increasingly severe abuse of the people’s liberty and property. But why must we in the minority, who recognize the true inherently evil destructive behaviors and history of the State, suffer and be abused and enslaved because so many in the majority amongst the population are masochists?

The Economic Collapse Blog had a post on the various incidents recently of “mob robberies” and rioting and looting, as well as brawls in restaurants and retail areas during the holiday season. It doesn’t even appear that these examples have anything to do with the economic recession/depression or unemployment, just that they are examples of the general moral decline and reduced respect for the rights of others in America. In my opinion, that is all thanks to the growth of government, the criminality of the government and how so many people have enriched themselves via the powers of the State, from the big banksters, the defense contractors of the military-industrial-complex, to the professional politicians and bureaucrats (such as Barney Frank, Dick Cheney, etc.) who have never produced anything of actual value to others and who could never actually survive in a world based on totally voluntary contracts and without being parasites of the State.

The Economic Collapse Blog notes that “Frustration and anger are rising from coast to coast and millions of Americans are losing faith in the system.  The thin veneer of civilization which we all take for granted is already starting to disappear.  So what is going to happen when the economy collapses?  As our economic system fails, mob robberies and rampant looting are only going to become more common.”

“Losing faith in the system”? What system? Do you mean faith in a system of freedom, private property and individual liberty? Well, we haven’t had that in America. We have had State control of everything. People have had faith in the government — the State — to do this, that, and the other thing. But because of its compulsory and monopolistic nature, government has done nothing but screw up this, that and the other thing, actually everything it gets its grubby paws on, everything! Especially the federal government. How stupid the Founders were to cave to those who wanted a centralized bureaucracy with actual power!

One of the videos the Economic Collapse Blog included on that post was from the Rodney King riots, nearly 20 years ago. And that wasn’t really even to do with economic troubles, only racial troubles, in which the racist white police department got away with beating a black man. That in and of itself is disgusting, but nothing justifies going and destroying other people’s property, robbing people and looting stores and injuring and murdering people.

Of course, if neighborhood policing were not an activity monopolized by the State, and there were competing policing firms all held accountable under the Rule of Law, then none of that kind of crap would happen, and security agents would not get away with beating presumably innocent people. Only under a system of monopoly can that happen, because monopoly is inherently corrupting.

Now, regarding the economic collapse that the doom-and-gloomers are predicting, the Activist Post blog has this post on how the economic collapse is deliberately designed and is so designed in order to “reduce the population.” I think that’s a bit much, and that the current economic recession/depression is not designed by any one individual, group or organization, but, like the Great Depression, it is occurring through various situations including mostly the incompetence and the “fatal conceit” of government officials. Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke are control freaks, and they have been given huge compulsory powers as agents of a State-run bureaucracy, the Federal Reserve. But as with the usual results of other compulsory State bureaucracies, everything they do results in the opposite of what they intend. They and their fellow statist nincompoops in Washington live in a total fantasy world. “They’re out there,” as Jerry Williams used to say.

The real answer, and how to prevent further economic collapse and to reverse what is happening, is freedom. Even just decentralizing America by abolishing the federal government completely, abolishing all its monopolies especially in territorial protection and the production and issuance of currency, will free up the country a great deal. If each state had its individual independence and sovereignty as is the inherent right of any people within any given territory (the right to not be compelled to be dependent on any centralized federal bureaucracy), then, if the people of any given state did not like the intrusions of their own individual state government, then they can abolish the state government as well, and let each city and town have its own independence and sovereignty as well.

The more decentralized a territory, the more free and independent the people are.

Hans-Hermann Hoppe addressed these ideas in his great book, Democracy: The God That Failed. Prof. Hoppe noted in that book that, given the choice (not that we have the choice right now), a society with many smaller states is preferable — and certainly freer and more prosperous — than a society of one centralized State, i.e. the federal authoritarian government dictatorship that we have now. Prof. Hoppe made this point in this interview.

It is said, for example by the bureaucrats of the European Union in Brussels, that economic prosperity has increased dramatically with increased political unification. In reality, however, political integration (centralisation) and economic (market) integration are two completely different phenomena. Political integration involves the territorial expansion of a state’s powers of taxation and property regulation. Economic integration is the extension of the interpersonal and interregional division of labour and market participation. In general, the smaller a country and its internal markets the more likely it is that it will opt for free trade.

I think that a world consisting of tens of thousands of distinct countries, regions and cantons, and hundreds of thousands of independent free cities such as the present-day “oddities” of Monaco, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Hong Kong, and Singapore, would be a world of unprecedented prosperity, economic growth, and cultural advancement.

One of the economically most prosperous nations however is the United States, which is a big country.

Yes, in fact there is no direct relationship between territorial size and economic prosperity. Switzerland and Albania are both small countries, while the U.S. and the former Soviet Union are large. However, there is a highly important indirect relationship. Smallness contributes to moderation. In principle, all governments are counterproductive in taxing and regulating private property owners and market income earners. A small government, however, has many close neighbours. If it taxes and regulates its own subjects visibly more than its neighbours it is bound to suffer because people will “vote with their feet”: they will leave to live and work elsewhere. And they need not go far to do so….

It is assumed that larger political units – and ultimately a single world government – imply wider markets and hence increased wealth. However, this is untrue. The larger the territories the lower a government’s incentive to continue its domestic liberalism will be because people will lose the possibility of voting with their feet. Throughout the entire period of European and, indeed, global unification we have witnessed a steady and dramatic growth of government power, taxation and regulatory expropriation. In the light of social and economic theory and history a very strong case can be made for secession…

Here is a link to the introduction to Hans Hoppe’s Democracy: The God That Failed.

In a decentralized U.S. sans federal government, if some people of a particular state don’t like the intrusions and rules of that state, they can vote with their feet, certainly much more easily than Americans can do presently if we don’t like the way our federal totalitarian regime is ruining our whole country. For most people, it is difficult or impossible to vote with our feet and leave America.

But why should anyone have to leave America because they don’t like State violence and trespassing into their private lives and property, and because they don’t like their labor being enslaved by parasitic, professional politicians and their flunkies who don’t want to make their own way in life? Why should anyone have to leave America because the federal government is destroying the country?

And why must we endure the abuse and tyranny that the federal government has been causing us, either directly by its intrusive and invasive policies, or by the increasing violence that its policies have wrought in America? That shouldn’t be the case, so, let’s get rid of the federal government before its intrusions kill us all.

More News and Commentary in USSA

Jim Davies: Did Lockdowns Help?

Caitlin Johnstone: Dem Convention Made No Mention Of Russiagate Or Impeachment, Because Those Were Fake Things.

Karen Kwiatkowski: Students Discovering the Idiocy of the State.

Jon Miltimore: Why Kyle Rittenhouse’s Crowdfunded Legal Defense Shouldn’t Be Controversial.

Allan Stevo: The Feds Want to Snoop on Your Encrypted Data. It’s “for the Children.”

Jon Rappoport: The Whole COVID Scam Just Fell Apart: COVID Test, Overwhelming Number of False Positives

David D’Amato: Toxic Partisanship: A Gateway Towards Authoritarianism

Arjun Walia: Media Blackout: Massive Gathering In Germany As RFK Jr. Exposes Bill Gates & Big Pharma.

Jacob Hornberger: The Politicization of Education.

Ron Paul: Trump Must Back Iraq Withdrawal Promise With Action

John Whitehead: Since 9/11, the Government’s Answer to Every Problem Has Been More Government.

Doug Bandow: America Was Supposed To Be a City on a Hill, Not Model Its Foreign Policy After Nazi Germany.

Edward Hasbrouck: TSA Tries Out Another (Illegal) Biometric “ID Verification” System.

Walter Williams: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Nonsense

Laurence Vance: A Catastrophic Misconception and Omission on the Marijuana Legalization Issue.

Ryan McMaken: America’s Private Militias of the Nineteenth Century

Richard Ebeling: Trump’s “American Greatness” Also Political Paternalism.

And Theodore Claypoole: Dystopic Population Control System Supported by China’s AI Development Program.

What the Government Schools Brainwashing Has Wrought

Zero Hedge: Kenosha Or Kosovo? Shocking Images Reveal Destruction After Race Riots Leave Buildings In Ruins.

Josh Glancy of the Sunday Times in London is quoted as spending 36 hours walking though Kenosha, “indistinguishable from a war zone” because of the rioting, burning down of businesses, torching of cars in parking lots, and looting, by the “peaceful protesters.” The worst hit is the main part of the so-called “black community,” showing how much “Black Lives Matter” to these criminal thugs and barbarians who have taken away the livelihoods of many black and other minority businesspeople.

Democrats including Joe Biden still will not condemn this violence and destruction.

Time for Decentralization, Localism, Return to Freedom, Etc.

Caitlin Johnstone: Reminder: The US Empire Tortures Journalists And Whistleblowers.

Walter Williams: Institutional Racism

Jacob Hornberger: FDR’s Two Biggest Lies.

Arjun Walia: Jeffrey Epstein, False Flags, Elites and Pedophelia.

Patrick Martin: The CIA Democrats in the 2020 Elections.

Matt Agorist: Cops Strip Search 6 Kids, Including a Toddler, After Mom Took Too Long to Buy Muffins

Robert Bridge: White Flight or Fight? Either Way, the American Dream Is Turning Into a Nightmare

Brandon Smith: The Totalitarian Future Globalists Want For The Entire World Is Being Revealed

James Bovard: Roosevelt’s Fraud at Yalta and the Mirage of the “Good War”

Doug Bandow: Washington Should Remember the Past and Avoid a World War I Redux

Thomas DiLorenzo: How Lincoln Won the Republican Nomination

And Andrew Bacevich: The U.S. Army Discovers A New Mission: China