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Separation of Education and State

Jacob Hornberger: The Critical Race Theory Controversy.

Some excerpts:

Conservatives and progressives are at it again. They are attacking each other big time over whether Critical Race Theory should be taught in secondary schools and colleges and universities. The fundraising appeals are flying, as each side exhorts people to send in their donations to support whichever side is sending out the fundraising appeal.

What’s the freedom response to all this statist silliness? Get government out of education entirely! Separate school and state at the state and local level. No more public (i.e., government) schools. No more licensing of private schools. No more elected school boards. No more school districts. No more compulsory-attendance laws. No more school taxes. In other words, a total free market in education.

By the same token, no more state-supported colleges and universities. No more education grants. No more grants to build college and university buildings and facilities. No more state financial aid to students. No more taxes to fund colleges and universities. A total separation of colleges and universities at both the federal and state government levels. Colleges and universities would be voluntarily funded through donations and tuitions.

A separation of education and the state would depoliticize the CRT controversy. All the hype would disappear. At the secondary level…

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“Juneteenth” Now a Legal Holiday. No, Slavery Has Not Ended in America

The nudniks in the U.S. CONgress have voted to make “Juneteenth” a federal holiday, standing for June 19th of 1865 that was supposedly the “end of slavery” in America.

Well, it was the end of chattel slavery in America, which is when an individual directly owns and keeps another and can sell or buy such enslaved as personal property, and in the absence of a voluntary contract. The slave master can order the enslaved to do this or that involuntarily.

Prior to 1865, this was a legally permissible arrangement and it was enforced by law. Further, if an enslaved individual escaped and fled there were also laws in place called “fugitive slave laws,” in which people had to capture the runaway slaves and bring them back to their “owners.” President “Honest Abe” Lincoln 100% supported and enforced such laws.

But in 1865 it was not the end of “slavery” in America. So, this “Juneteenth” or June 19th is a misnomer.

Believe me, we still have slavery in Amerika, in the truest sense of the word.

For instance, if you allow the bureaucrats in Washington or your state or city government to confiscate money or earnings from your bank account or paycheck without your consent, then you are a “slave.” They own you.

Your labor is then involuntary and in service to government, without a voluntary contract. You have no choice. You are their slave. Some people prefer the word “serf.” But they do own you. People who are owned by others are slaves, in my view.

Your being a free human living by voluntary agreements has been “legally” canceled and replaced by your being a slave to your lobbyist masters, your politician masters, your military/security contractor masters, your Big Pharma masters, and all the other recipients of your earnings that are in return for your labor, earnings that are taken from you involuntarily using coercion and threats to your life.

Some people object to my using the word “slave” to describe what people are in Amerika. “You’re trivializing black people’s slavery,” etc. No, I’m not doing that.

That slavery was specifically chattel slavery as noted above. But in our current society, if you are forced to do labor involuntarily and your justly-acquired property is stolen away from you then you really are a slave.

There are other forms of the people being owned by others. If you consume or ingest any kind of chemical substance that only  bureaucrats and their enforcers approve of, because of threats against you if you disobey, then you are enslaved to their control that they have no moral authority to have.

When the government decides for you what you may or may not put into your own body, then the government is your ultimate owner. The government owns your body, not you. Does that not make you a slave?

In contrast, when you decide what you will put into your own body, with or without anyone else’s permission, then you own you.

And if government like the nazi state of New York orders you to have to have an untested, experimental drug injected into your body against your will or informed consent, then you are a slave to those bureaucrats. They own you and your body.

But back to the black people or other minorities and slavery. We know that the “war on drugs,” the government prohibiting certain drugs and enforcing such prohibition with gestapo force and zeal, is a racist drug war. Government’s drug bureaucrats and their enforcers have been targeting black people for 50 years.

Yet at the same time the government such as FDA and CDC apparatchiks push the worst “legal” pharmaceutical drugs onto the people, and idiot “doctors” worship at the feet of the pharmaceutical companies and will do whatever the corporate dictators want. I guess those dumb “doctors” are slaves as well. And so are the millions of ignorant sheeple who still in the 21st Century have this blind, superstitious faith in pharmaceutical drugs and establishment medicine in general, despite how incompetent and corrupt the typical moron with an “MD” is today, and despite how many people have been further sickened or killed by pharmaceutical drugs.

Another way that government apparatchiks including the union thugs have been targeting black people is through government-mandated minimum wage laws. When the government makes it unlawful for an employer to pay a worker below a government-mandated minimum wage, if employers can’t afford to pay the higher wage, then the employer cuts that job.

That is why unemployment levels go up when higher prices for labor are imposed or raised by the fascists. Price controls cause shortages (or over-supply), in this case a shortage of jobs available for the young or otherwise low-skilled would-be workers.

Not only do jobs get cut by businesses in city after city when minimum wage goes up, but many businesses have to close down because business owners can’t afford the higher costs of labor imposed on them by fascists.

So, because these minimum wage laws greatly affect young black people in the cities, the government essentially is locking out the young black people from getting their foot in the door of opportunity by causing the number of available jobs to shrink.

And what about all those “Black Lives Matter” and Antifa riots, looting, property destruction and arson and burning down hundreds and hundreds of businesses in cities, businesses that were owned by black businesspeople and that employed black workers? What does this say about the power BLM/Antifa marauders have over others who are black and who choose to peacefully make a living in life?

A lot of the “Black Lives Matter” and Antifa marauders and thugs are white, by the way. (White, brainwashed loony-tunes snowflake nazis.)

And have you seen the BLM/Antifa mobs ganging up on restaurant patrons dining outside and the mobsters ordering the diners to have to chant stupid mantras along with them? The fascist mob is really saying, “You shut up, slave, I own you so you better do what I tell you to do and say what I tell you to say!” (Hmmm, should they read “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie? Ya think?)

That reminds me, if you censor yourself to protect a fragile snowflake from being triggered, then that snowflake owns you, you are a slave to the snowflake. Or if you censor yourself out of fear of being “canceled,” or fear of your bank or credit card company closing your account, then you are a slave to them, no? (Now, I am not suggesting that people take the risk of losing finances in the name of speaking your mind, that risk is up to you. But, I am merely describing the situation matter-of-factly.) So, slavery in the general sense of the word has not ended in Amerika.

A lot of those people, by the way, who support government taxation-theft of private wealth and more and more taxation-thefts, who support minimum wage laws, drug prohibition or mandatory drug/vaccine laws, are the same ones who want to transform the U.S. into a society of total socialism/communism. They want slavery, in other words.

In a nutshell, socialism or communism is slavery of the individual by the rulers.

When we have a free society people are free to make use of and benefit from their own abilities and labor however they want, and without a bureaucrat’s permission or intrusion. People own their own lives, their bodies, their labor and the earnings from their labor, and their justly-acquired property. Trades, transactions, associations are all voluntary in a free society. No coercion. That is the non-slavery way of life.

But in socialism/communism, the government tells you what you may or may not do with your own life, your labor and property. That is because under such a system the bureaucrats are the ultimate owners of everything and everyone. Your movements, associations, trades and transactions are not voluntary, they are involuntary. Much if not all of life’s activities are under the control of bureaucrat-parasites. They are the owners, you are the slaves. And that is what the people on the left want, with them being in control of everything and being the ultimate owners of everything and everyone.

Over the many decades we have already seen many examples of how government bureaucrats are our ultimate owners, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Their diktats, regulations and controls, orders, thefts and enslavements are enforced by the “law enforcement” branch of the bureaucracy.

Remembering Robert Wenzel: Group Discussion on Rumble

Last week I did a post on Robert Wenzel, of EconomicPolicyJournal.com and TargetLiberty.com, who died about 2 weeks ago unexpectedly at the age of 63.

Here is a video discussion on Rumble by Joseph Cotto, Walter Block, Michael Edelstein, Murray Sabrin, Chris Rossini, and others, with their remembrances of Robert Wenzel:

https://rumble.com/vi0mp7-remembering-robert-wenzel-with-murray-sabrin-walter-block-michael-r.-edelst.html

Robert Wenzel, R.I.P.

Libertarian economics writer Robert Wenzel has died. His two blogs, EconomicPolicyJournal.com and TargetLiberty.com have for years been among the go-to blogs for libertarian-based economic analysis and libertarian philosophy and commentary. The loss definitely will leave a void, for sure.

Wenzel just put it all out there, his criticisms of the Black Lives Matter movement and Marxism in general, the modern cultural Marxism movement, Keynesian “economics” and socialism, and the present-day Covid scamdemic, as well as his promotion of the libertarian non-aggression principle and the private property society. Such commentary will surely be missed.

And regarding his death, it was apparently unexpected. At least, it was a shock to me, given that he had not mentioned on his blogs any recent illnesses or serious conditions. Tom Woods noted that Wenzel had “died peacefully in his bed.” And then I saw on Murray Sabrin’s blog the same thing, that he had died in his sleep, according to Wenzel’s daughter-in-law. And supposedly he was only 63.

Wenzel didn’t really say much about his personal life. I had the impression that he was either a single bachelor, or divorced. He may have mentioned an ex-wife, but I am not certain about that. So now we know that he had a daughter-in-law, and obviously at least one son. There really is no information about him, no particular obituary (so far), etc. He apparently had died around May 25th, a week ago.

He had been living in San Francisco or the greater SF area, and had given frequent updates on various situations there, such as how Walgreens had to close multiple stores because of government-approved shoplifting, for example. Wenzel had described how security guards or police are only allowed to make shoplifters give back the stolen merchandise at the door, but with no arrests if the merchandise is less than $950.

And he had described over this Year of the Covid Scamdemic how most of the sheeple in SF were masked, even outdoors, on their bike, or walking alone with no one around, or in the car alone. And he described and had video of one confrontation he had with a young male mask-stasi in the elevator yelling at him for not wearing a mask. The elevator stasi guy was hysterical (and I don’t mean “funny” hysterical). I found the post.

Wenzel’s first blog Economic Policy Journal included a lot of informative posts and articles on economics with analysis and commentary. Here is his 2018 book Foundations of Private Property Society Theory. And here is his most recent video from his series “This Week in Economics,” An Introduction to Austrian School Business Cycle Theory.

Also, you might be interested in hearing Wenzel’s 2012 interview with Gary Johnson when Johnson was running for President the first time as a Libertarian (sic) Party candidate.

And I was proud to have my own article, Libertarians for Socialism, on Wenzel’s Economic Policy Journal.

After years of EconomicPolicyJournal.com, Wenzel decided to put the more political, social and philosophical news and commentary on a new, separate blog, Target Liberty. It was there where his thought-provoking commentaries on issues like BLM, criminal justice and government police, the political class, and the insanity of Covid policies are located. He covered many issues.

On the right sidebar toward the top of Wenzel’s Target Liberty, he has a list of links to the “most popular posts in the last 30 days,” including MIT Researchers Infiltrated a Covid-19 Lockdown/Mask Skeptics Community: This is What They Found, and State Department Memo Authorizes and Encourages the Hanging of BLM Flag at All US Diplomatic and Consular Posts. A similar list is at the top right sidebar of his Economic Policy Journal.

Of course, I read Wenzel’s two blogs each day for years, and it’s hard to believe that such blogs will not continue. It is hard to believe that he actually died, without any advance notice. Perhaps someone can let us know what exactly the cause of death was. And if that’s too personal and invasive of me to ask, then never mind. But this really is a shock.

News and Commentary

Jacob Hornberger: Reform versus Freedom.

Megan Redshaw: Pfizer Vaccine May Cause Heart Inflammation in People Under 30, Leaked Study Suggests.

Robert Wenzel: A Final Report: 12-Months of Not Wearing a Mask in San Francisco

Thomas Knapp: Menthol Cigarette Ban: At Least This Time, Biden’s Racism Won’t Put His Victims in Cages

Drug Laws and the Killing of Andrew Brown, Jr.

Doug Casey: The Ascendance of Sociopaths in U.S. Governance

And Jon Rappoport: Vaccine Hustlers Can’t Keep Their Story Straight; Evangelicals, Black People, Trumpers; Who’s “Hesitating?”

More News and Commentary

Life Site: Thousands of Reports of Menstrual Irregularities, Reproductive Dysfunction Following Covid Vaccines.

Gateway Pundit: Stanford Study Results: Facemasks are Ineffective to Block Transmission of COVID-19 and Actually Can Cause Health Deterioration and Premature Death.

Jeffrey Tucker: The Lockdown Paradigm Is Collapsing.

Matt Agorist: Most Police Killings in 2020 Involved Calls That Had No Crime or Over Non-Violent Offenses.

Sheldon Richman: Are Organizations Unlibertarian?

The Last Refuge: U.S. Postal Service Running Covert Surveillance Operation to Monitor Social Media Posts, The Program Sounds Identical to DHS Surveillance Program.

Andrew Napolitano: Big Tech and Free Speech

And Vasko Kohlmayer: Straight From the Horse’s Mouth: The Vaccines Are Ineffective

More News and Commentary

Laurence Vance: There Is Only One Option on Afghanistan

Jacob Hornberger: The Terrorist Haven Fallacy on Afghanistan.

Ron Paul: Why Can’t We ‘Just March Out’ Of Afghanistan?

Rivera Sun: Ditch the Draft, Once and for All.

Chris Hedges: The Unraveling of the American Empire.

Rosanne Lindsay: U.S. Constitution Expired. California Exemptions Revoked. Natural Law Stands.

Robert Wenzel: An Open Letter to American Patrolmen in the Wake of the Guilty Murder Verdict Against Patrolman Derek Chauvin

Joseph Mercola: Vaccine Makers Destroy COVID Vaccine Safety Studies

Martin Armstrong: Public Corporate Political Activism is Fraud & Should Be Delisted from Exchanges.

Richard Ebeling: Armed Self-Defense Is Essential in a Free Society.

Jefferson Morley and Rex Bradford: Federal Agencies Face April Deadline on Secret JFK Files

And Jeffrey Singer: Are Prohibitionists About to Revisit the Law of Unintended Consequences–This Time With Tobacco?

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.

News and Commentary via Totalitarian USSA

Peter Quinones: So, Tell Me, ‘Do You Hate the State?’

Becky Akers: The USSA Captures More Political Prisoners

Martin Armstrong: There are Many Reports from Around the World of People Becoming Seriously Ill After the Covid Vaccine.

Robert Wenzel: Why Big Pharma Beneficiaries are Behind the Transgender Movement

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr: Eagle Scout Sues Merck, Alleges Gardasil HPV Vaccine Destroyed His Life.

Brett Wilkins: Rights Advocates Alarmed by US Spy Agency’s Purchase of Warrantless Phone Location Data.

Vasko Kohlmayer: When Thieves Seek a Lock on Power: The Democrat Election Fraud Act

Paul Craig Roberts: The Media Destroyed America.

James Bovard: Federal Censorship Protects Leviathan’s Crimes.

Charles Burris: CIA Presstitutes and Regime Stenographers in the Mainstream Media

Big League Politics: MeWe Goes Big Tech Authoritarian, Opts for Political Censorship.

Jeffrey Herbener: Small States, Global Economy: Is Empire Necessary?

And Pete Eyre: Remembering Carl Watner.