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Anniversary of Assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is the 53rd year of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. His activism and persistence led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act and desegregation efforts.

One of King’s important quotes: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Yep.

Back then, most people agreed with that, and I believe that most black and other minorities agreed with that enthusiastically.

But today? Hardly. Today many people in academia, media and Hollywood are brainwashed with identity politics. Race and gender especially. They now believe that it matters what your skin color or race is, and you must act accordingly. They are mainly anti-individualists and identitarians. They don’t care about the content of one’s character. Sad.

Another issue with “liberals” is that, while during the 1960s and ’70s they were mainly anti-war, especially in their protests of the American involvement in the Vietnam War, now they are the warmongers of today.

The Clintons during the 1990s with their continuation of bombing and sanctions on Iraq, and bombing Serbia, Obama with his escalation of George W. Bush’s drone strikes over the Middle East and other bombing and war crimes and murders of innocent civilians, and now Harris-Biden the same. “Liberals” support them.

During the 2000s the people on the left protested Bush for his wars of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq, they called him “Bushitler” and so on. But as soon as Obama became President and continued and escalated the bombing, drone strikes, warmongering and murderous rampages across the Middle East, it was crickets from the “liberals” of Hollywood, academia and media.

And now besides the Harris-Biden bombing such as in Syria, another abandonment of actual defense by the U.S. military is its new obsession with the LGBT agenda. The “defense” secretary Lloyd Austin endorses their priorities of transgender surgeries rather than concentrating on defending America. And further, they are cracking down on “domestic terrorism,” i.e. conservatives or “MAGA” advocates or those who want to “drain the swamp.” (Perhaps Steve Austin would be a better defense secretary than Lloyd Austin, although given current budgets it would probably cost $6 billion rather than $6 million. But I digress.)

Back to Martin Luther King, Jr. He was an outspoken anti-war activist, and he gave a passionate speech against the Vietnam War on April 4th, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York, Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence. (Video)

As Norman Solomon and Jeff Cohen write in this column, King was condemned by the “liberal” Establishment and media for such a “demagogic slander” and treasonous speech against what were really illegitimate and criminal actions by the U.S. military in Vietnam.

King also gave a different version of that speech later that month, at Ebenezer Baptist Church (video here and here).

Like the current U.S. government’s war on freedom of speech and diversity in thought and opinion that current apparatchiks falsely label as a “war on domestic terrorism,” even in the 1960s they didn’t like criticism of their policies and they cracked down. The FBI and NSA spied on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the FBI kept a dossier on him and harassed him.

King was assassinated exactly one year after his anti-Vietnam War speech on April 4th, 1968, and probably with FBI involvement. As with the JFK assassination, the national security state didn’t like King’s message of peace and non-violence and his outspoken opposition to their war crimes and murders of hundreds of thousands in Vietnam and unnecessary sacrifice of tens of thousands of Americans there as well. And all for nothing.

News and Commentary

Jacob Hornberger: Redistributing Wealth.

Barry Brownstein: How to Be an Anti-Authoritarian.

Brian Shilhavy: FDA Whistleblower Claims FDA Not Properly Inspecting Plants where Vaccines are Manufactured, Mainly Merck Who Will Begin Producing COVID Experimental Vaccines

Megan Redshaw: ‘Breaking Through’ — States Report Growing Number of COVID Cases Among Fully Vaccinated.

MassPrivateI: Feds Plan To Broadcast Government Propaganda To Streaming Platforms.

Michelle Malkin: The Global Covid Trace-and-Track Regime.

Billy Binion: Cops Tried To Force a Man To Delete a Video of Them Beating a Suspect. They Got Qualified Immunity.

Matthew Ehret: How Conspiracy Theorizing May Soon Get You Labelled a ‘Domestic Terrorist’

John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead: Stand Up to Tyranny: How to Respond to the Evils of Our Age.

David Stockman: Impending Doom, Indeed!

Arjun Walia: The Top Four Reasons Why Many People, Doctors & Scientists Refuse To Take The COVID Vaccine.

Richard Ebeling: Wars and “Following the Science” are Sure Paths to Tyranny.

And Pam Long: Wristbands and Dining Cards: New Army Policies Exclude, Isolate Unvaccinated.

News and Commentary

Bill Sardi: The True Effectiveness of Covid Vaccines, and, Could the Vaccines Be Exacerbating Covid Cases?

Ron Paul: Want a Job? Get a Shot!

Wendy McElroy: Victim-Centered Justice Throws Black Men under the Bus.

M.K. Bhadrakumar: Ten Years On, Syria Is Almost Destroyed. Who’s to Blame?

Jacob Hornberger: Terminate NATO.

Gareth Porter: Trump Administration Insider Reveals How the US Military Sabotaged a Peace Agreement To Prolong War in Afghanistan.

Zero Hedge: Defiant US Soldiers Openly Questioning Why BLM Riots Weren’t Treated Like Capitol ‘Insurrection’

James Bovard: H.R. 1 and Herd Count Democracy

And Antony Davies: The Right of Exit Is What Keeps Society Prosperous and Peaceful.

Dr. Rand Paul vs. Lying, Corrupt BureaucRAT

Rand Paul cites studies and evidence regarding Covid, immunity, infection and reinfection, and points out the lack of evidence given by the lying, corrupt bureaucRAT Dr. Farce, who wants people to continue wearing masks (for no good reason), his reasons mainly being just more government propaganda. Dr. Farce says the identity-concealing, oxygen-deprivation face masks are not “theater,” and are “protective.”

Don’t listen to him. He’s full of it. The whole purpose of the masks is for mass submission and government control. This whole scamdemic is for reinforcing government control over the sheeple.

Libertarian, Bitcoin Enthusiasts Indicted by FBI in the “Live Free or Die” State

Several mostly libertarian activist bitcoin enthusiasts were arrested and indicted by FBI in Keene, NH for “wire fraud and participating in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud,” according to Robert Wenzel. Those people indicted include Ian Freeman of the Free Talk Live radio show, Colleen Fordham, Renee Spinella, Andrew Spinella, Nobody (who had changed his name from Rich Paul to “Nobody”), and Aria DiMezzo (a transgender former candidate for Cheshire County sheriff). Freeman is charged with “money laundering and operating a continuing financial crimes enterprise. Freeman and DiMezzo also are charged with operating an unlicensed money transmitting business,” according to Wenzel.

Now, I’m sure that FBI, one of the most corrupt and dishonest government agencies in Amerika, is aware of many, many people, maybe hundreds or even thousands of people, all across the country who could theoretically be charged with some sort of financial disobedience, bitcoin-related or otherwise. As Harvey Silverglate would refer to, most people unknowingly commit “Three Felonies a Day,” and all that. But clearly in my view FBI are targeting these activists for solely political reasons.

I think they are getting Freeman for his Free State Project involvement as well as otherwise in-your-face protests and demonstrations against the State. For example, Freeman’s and Nobody’s protests in front of Governor Chris Sununu’s house and the state attorney general’s house regarding Covid restrictions. They have had demonstrations or protests several times in recent months outside those horrible bureaucrats’ homes. And also, Nobody had a run for governor challenging Sununu, along with Karen Testerman. And Aria DiMezzo ran a losing campaign against the Cheshire County sheriff. I’m not familiar with the other names. So, I’m seeing some connection here. Did Sununu in some way contact crony pals associated with FBI to instigate this action? I’m not accusing Sununu of anything, only asking.

But since when do Swamp-entrenched politicians use the State apparatus, especially the national security apparatus, to go after their political opponents? I’m being sarcastic, of course. We know why the FBI went after Mike Flynn and especially Roger Stone, yet actual criminals like James Comey and John Brennan get away with their crimes.

But, sadly, that’s life here in USSA, Amerika.

OMG, I’ve been very critical of Chris Sununu, especially here and here. Does that mean that he or FBI will go after me now? No, I’m not saying that Sununu is responsible for the FBI’s bogus indictments of some local anti-State activists. I’m just saying that we know Sununu has a lot of clout, especially given his father’s connections with the Bush family and so on. I hope I’m wrong, of course.

The Sununus and the Bushes are a couple of terrible Swamp families, in my view, in addition to the Kennedys and the Clintons. Yech.

News and Commentary

Glenn Greenwald: Criticizing Public Figures, Including Influential Journalists, is Not Harassment or Abuse, and Journalists Start Demanding Substack Censor its Writers: to Bar Critiques of Journalists.

Jeffrey Tucker: The Entrenchment of Lockdown Denialism.

Zachary Yost: Why the State Won’t Tolerate Independence for Christianity

Robert Wenzel: The Remarkable Smashing of Dissent by the U.S. Government.

Edward Welsch: Leave Dr. Seuss for Dead.

Laurence Vance: The U.S. War Industry

James Bovard: One Year Later: The Police Still Won’t Come Clean on Duncan Lemp’s Death

Joseph Mercola: The Biggest Casualty of COVID-19 Is Your Individual Rights

And Doug Bandow: In the World’s Most Militarized Power, Conscription Is a Tool of War.

Negative Effects of Nationalism

Some whining here. I’m still working on several different posts, but lately some things have been difficult to do. Lack of sleep has not been helpful, and an issue with one of my dietary supplements, and the cold weather. I’m in my late 50s and obviously getting old. Another problem I have is that there have been soooo many issues going on now, from the ongoing Covid scamdemic to the growing fascist censorship and cultural lunacy. It’s too much.

So, I will repost an article from 2017 that has been viewed a few times recently in my blog stats. New readers may find this of interest.

The Negative Effects of Nationalism, which is an article I had on Activist Post at the time. Here is the article:

June 1, 2017

Thanks to the post-9/11 resurgence in nationalism in America, we have the “national security” apparatus turning against the very people who obediently support it, and we have escalating conflicts caused by the immigration debate.

Nationalism is a very bad thing, in my view. It is a form of collectivism, and in America it has destroyed the very basis of what America was founded on: freedom.

In immigration, for example, we have two sides of anti-freedom statists competing against one another.

On the one side are the leftist immigration extremists who want government-controlled (i.e. taxpayer-funded and approved) “sanctuary cities” and so on.

Sadly, many of these people oppose free and voluntary exchange, and they unfortunately believe in government theft of private wealth and property, who believe in wealth and income redistributionism and want to force workers and producers to have to fund the lives and activities of others involuntarily.

Why not let private charities, churches, business owners, and residents provide for and fund to help immigrants voluntarily?

On the other side are the anti-immigration collectivists and nationalists who don’t want foreigners coming to America, who want to continue the socialist, central-planning scheme of government controlling the movements of millions of people. These socialists or fascists (or social fascists) such as the awful attorney general are siccing the government police (including the federal anti-immigration police, “ICE” etc.) on the immigrants, an extremely anti-freedom way of trying to “protect” the American citizen-slaves from foreigners.

But now it seems the debate is becoming overly contentious. The leftist immigration extremists are beginning to react to the violent police state by themselves committing or threatening to commit acts of physical violence against the anti-immigration True Believer government officials, such as with the confrontations or altercations between Texas state reps Matt Rinaldi (R), Ramon Romero (D), and Poncho Nevarez (D).

Now, Rep. Rinaldi (R) claims on his Twitter profile to be “devoted to the cause of liberty,” but apparently he is one of many, many Americans who believe that only “citizens” have a right to their liberty, but not foreigners.

Like many nationalists, Rinaldi seems confused about the concept of unalienable rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness that all human beings have inherently, rights which preexist the formation of any government, and which thus preexist the formation of the concept of “citizenship.” These anti-freedom types believe in government borders far more than they believe in private property and private property rights which apply to one’s labor, business and capital as well as one’s home or wealth. These people want state governments to impose top-down authority on cities, as much as they want the feds to impose their top-down authority on the states, cities, and all the people.

And I heard Dennis Prager recently on the radio criticizing those who consider themselves “citizens of the world,” rather than citizens of their country. He said that an identity with your country should be first and foremost at the top of the list of people’s self identities. For example, as some people would say, “I am an American first. Then I am Italian, then I am a Democrat, then I am a Catholic,” etc.

Well, I am not an “American” first. I am an individual first. So, I am “me” first. And then I am a member of my family, and then I am a member of my local community. Those are the immediate priorities, in my view.

I don’t understand why people are so anti-internationalist and anti-globalist but then are such faithful and loyal nationalists, like there’s a difference as far as being a faithful member of any large political unit viewed as “important.”

But why stop there? Why is it more important that you identify with the nation in which you live, and not more with your state, town or neighborhood? So I find some inconsistency there. If we reject collectivist, top-down identities, then there isn’t much difference between saying you’re a “citizen of the world,” an “American citizen,” or a “citizen of the European Union.”

In fact, there really isn’t any difference between the European Union and the United States. Both are crumbling and collapsing before our very eyes. Both are centralized collections of nations under the rule of a top-down central-planning authority. In the beginning of the United States of America, or, between the Revolution and the ratification of a Constitution and formation of the U.S. government, the colonies were individual “nations,” or nation-states, without any connecting “national” government ruling over them after they separated from British rule.

In a society in which those unalienable rights to life and liberty, voluntary exchange and free markets, and private property rights exist, any property owner (home or business) can invite anyone else onto one’s own property. Employers would hire whomever they want, with no government permission. Workers can find a job wherever they want. As long as people are peaceful and don’t violate the persons and property of others.

Can you imagine the freedom of living one’s life without having to get a bureaucrat’s permission to do this or that?

Unfortunately, statists, centralists, nationalists, and otherwise authoritarians and collectivists don’t think that way.

And that’s just with the immigration issue.

Another example of why this nationalism and central planning stuff is really bad and very dangerous is the dependence that the masses have on the feds for “national security.”

We now have people such as the “Homeland Security” secretary himself engaging in what I would call a true act of terrorism by saying that if we knew what he knows about terrorists we’d “never leave the house.” What a schmuck, in my view. Talk about a fear-monger. And he’s so full of it, too.

The truth is actually the opposite of what these government propagandists and their media stenographers have been saying, and what most people in America believe about that whole apparatus in Washington. The truth is, U.S. Presidents have been starting wars of aggression overseas, murdering millions of innocents for decades and provoking foreigners to act against innocents in America and the West. “Intelligence” agencies especially in the U.S. and U.K. intentionally radicalize those from an already primitive and barbaric culture in the Middle East. There is plenty of proof of that most recently regarding the Manchester, England bombing. And investigative and spy bureaus have been motivating those hapless patsies within America to commit terrorist acts.

And these government bureaucrats are doing it all on purpose to “create new monsters to destroy,” to justify their government monopolies, their little fiefdoms and power trips, and especially their tax-funded paychecks, benefits and pensions. But after all these decades, they have become careless and so narcissistic in such an extreme that they are now really exposing themselves. That kind of pulling the curtain away is a breath of fresh air, isn’t it? In the end, the truth will set us free, I believe. (I hope.)

Washington bureaucrats and their enforcers are acting more and more treasonously and dangerously. So I find these recent headlines very disturbing:

Is Trump deliberately having ISIS relatives killed? (on Antiwar.com). If so, does this mean that in prosecuting other unjust laws and policies such as the drug war, will Trump have the family members of any suspects killed (as well as having suspects themselves killed, sans due process)?

The reason I’m asking can be understood by another headline: Leaked documents reveal counterterrorism tactics used at Standing Rock to defeat “pipeline insurgencies” (on the Intercept).

The feds, state and local police goons are militarizing local “law enforcement” like they are fixated in another one of their wars that the U.S. government started in the Middle East, apparently.

Besides the anti-immigration fascists and the dangerous leftist college campus purges, the “national security” apparatus has become treasonous as it has used its energies to foment terrorism against its own people. So it is time that more Americans consider a total decentralization, and it is time to stop supporting the ruling criminal racket in Washington. It is time to restore a society of peace and freedom, a society respectful of the individual’s self-ownership, private property and voluntary exchange.

The problem is that so many millions of people are indoctrinated in this nationalism thing that it might have to take an economic collapse to force them to finally let go of their dependence on and obedience to Washington. I wish there were some way to deprogram them.

Activist Post | Creative Commons 2017

Naomi Wolf on the Escalation of Covidiocy Police State

I obviously don’t agree with Tucker Carlson on everything, but here he discusses the lockdown fascism with Naomi Wolf who has been writing on the police state in USSA for many years now, whether it’s the “war on terror,” FBI harassment of Occupy Wall Street, and now the Covid totalitarianism that “liberals” are imposing. The book Carlson mentioned by Naomi Wolf is The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot (2007).

News and Commentary

Jim Davies: Things Trump Didn’t Do.

Ron Paul: Trump Acquitted (Again), But Trump Hatred Continues

Chris Menahan: Republicans Backed Impeachment to Keep Trump from Pardoning Julian Assange.

Jeffrey Tucker: Minimum Wages Had a Eugenic Intent.

Adam Dick: While State Governments are Ending Their Mask Mandates, President Biden Is Going Full Mask Tyrant

James Bovard: Sovereignty Still Rests with the People, Not Congress.

Martin Armstrong: No Scientific Evidence that Masks do Anything! Sweden Banning Masks.

Jonathan Turley: New Comey Email Raises Additional Questions About His Use and Defense of The Steele Dossier.

Life Site: 46 Residents in Spanish Nursing Home Die after Receiving Covid Vaccine.

Veronique de Rugy: The Trouble With Mitt Romney’s Family Security Act.

Richard Ebeling: The Bankruptcy of Conservative Political Paternalism.

Becky Akers: Nullifying Nullification

Edward Curtin: Opening the CIA’s Can of Worms.

And Steve Watson: GOOD NEWS: ‘Woke’ Universities To Be Fined For Limiting Free Speech.

Ron Paul: Government Unhinged, No Constitutional Restraints, Just Executive Orders!

Ron Paul and Chris Rossini discuss the Cheater-in-Thief Joe Biden’s illegal and unconstitutional executive orders.

From the YouTube page:

In just 9 days, President Biden has signed a record 40 executive orders, actions and directives. This is a far cry from the schoolbook instructions on “How a bill becomes a law.” Is this what “our democracy” has come to mean? The stroke of a pen? Where’s the U.S. Constitution?

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.