Sunday, January 13, 2019

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"Collectivist systems, whether they are called democracy, socialism, communism or fascism, are philosophies of envy. When one sees something another has and decides he wants it,  rather than earn it on his own merits he wants the power of government to take it and either give it to him or redistribute it to the masses. Often the collectivist doesn’t want that something for himself as much as he doesn’t want someone else to have it.
Collectivism is also a philosophy of racism, weakness, ineptitude and collectivism in that it assumes one gained what he has by way of special privilege not afforded everyone if they are of a different race or creed or social standing; and that one cannot obtain a thing or advance economically without the assistance of government or the collective."
Bob Livingston

"Remember that career politicians care about votes and campaign donations. Career bureaucrats care about their power, incomes, benefits, privileges and guaranteed retirements. They will forever claim to 'care' about you only to the point that it benefits them to do so. If their jobs and positions are protected by laws or unions they won’t 'care' so much about you even while they’re saying they care about you."
Garry Reed

"Neoconservatives constantly harp on the danger of vacuums. Without a U.S. presence, the logic goes, more sinister forces will take over. What happens when American troops must be evacuated from all over the world because we can’t afford to keep them there anymore? There’s no debate, no weighing of options, and no choice. If the money isn’t there, the money isn’t there. Nothing could tie the hands of America’s military more than a debt crisis. And if one happens, it will be in part because those same neoconservative intellectuals preached a multi-trillion-dollar global war to remake humanity in our image. Hubris leads to downfall."
Hunter DeRensis

"Production and economic activity, by their very nature, serve to improve man's environment.This is because from the point of view of physics and chemistry, all that production and economic activity consist of is the rearrangement of the same nature-given chemical elements in different combinations and their movement to different geographical locations. The guiding purpose of this rearrangement and movement is essentially nothing other than to make the chemical elements stand in an improved relationship to human life and well-being. It puts the chemical elements in combinations and locations where they provide greater utility, greater benefit to human beings.
The totality of the chemical elements in their relationship to man, constitutes man's external, material environment, and precisely this is what production and economic activity serve to improve, by their very nature."
George Reisman

"The U.S. government is a huge prize for those who run it, bringing money, power and prestige. Immigrant votes favor the Democratic party, and this is why Democrats favor high levels of legal immigration and want illegal immigrants to gain the vote. Both Abolish ICE and Open Borders movements are leftist. Both favor the Democratic party. Both favor increasing leftist control of the U.S. government.
The many appeals that surround the central battle over immigration are window-dressing. They divert attention from the fight over votes and power. The immigration political fighting in America is not centrally about breaking up families, asylum, poor people needing jobs, rapists, gang members, rights of migrants, wage rate competition, disease, culture, racism, xenophobia and welfare burdens. It’s about votes and power."
Michael Rozeff

"All States are governed by a ruling class that is a minority of the population, and which subsists as a parasitic and exploitative burden upon the rest of society. Since its rule is exploitative and parasitic, the State must purchase the alliance of a group of 'Court Intellectuals,' whose task is to bamboozle the public into accepting and celebrating the rule of its particular State. The Court Intellectuals have their work cut out for them. In exchange for their continuing work of apologetics and bamboozlement, the Court Intellectuals win their place as junior partners in the power, prestige, and loot extracted by the State apparatus from the deluded public. The noble task of Revisionism is to de-bamboozle: to penetrate the fog of lies and deception of the State and its Court Intellectuals, and to present to the public the true history of the motivation, the nature, and the consequences of State activity. By working past the fog of State deception to penetrate to the truth, to the reality behind the false appearances, the Revisionist works to delegitimize, to desanctify, the State in the eyes of the previously deceived public."
Murray Rothbard

"It is not the job of the president of the United States to be a negotiator or agent for U.S. businesses. It is not his job to rectify any trade injustices in foreign countries. If American businessmen don’t like the trade conditions in some foreign country, there is a simple remedy: Negotiate better terms or just stay out of that country. No American businessman needs for Trump to be his daddy and to wage trade wars on his behalf."
Jacob Hornberger

"The question before us is whether the Western peoples are too brainwashed, too firmly locked in The Matrix, to exhausted to stand up and defend their freedom. Resistance is happening in France and Belgium, but the government that sold out Greece hasn’t been hung off of lamp posts. Americans are so brainwashed that they think Russia, China, Iran, Syria, North Korea, and Venezuela are their enemies when it is perfectly clear that their Enemy is 'their' government in Washington."
Paul Craig Roberts

"Rule Number One of socialism is that SOME PEOPLE ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.  The doctrine of egalitarianism has always been rhetorical fodder for chumps and fools."
Tom DiLorenzo

Thursday, January 10, 2019

US Crimes of the Week

Truthful headlines (and just one week’s worth) offering you more reasons to separate yourselves from The Regime’s madness:

“The Piece of Paper says so!”

Lots of comedy lies ahead with the much anticipated gibberish, brain freezes, and face spasms.

The paranoid Goons genuinely believe that The Evil Persians may just decide to launch a nuke with those rockets, instead.

And no, not about the taxes he pays but the taxes you pay. Tariffs are taxes and businesses don’t pay taxes, their customers pay the taxes.

Only The Hayseed Right believes the Chineeeeeese are paying DC-enforced taxes.

All to appease Gaia and race based parasites.

By taxing away what’s left of America’s wealth, they will miraculously force the climate to behave and correct every injustice ever suffered by any member of their designated victim groups.

So now we’re back to the same failed policy given to us by Lord Obama.

If you are successful, “you should be contributing more.”

Haven’t I heard that somewhere before?

Obedient loyalists are waiting for permission from their DC overlords. Perhaps some of these folks will take a lesson from this- It’s not in your best interest to maintain a relationship (political or financial) with an entity that insists on that much power.

"No community would be safe if it wasn't for the job we do.”


Wait until after US abolition and the much anticipated demise of the DC Mafia. You think it’s painful for you now? You might want to get a head start and look for a real job- you know, the kind where no one is robbed at gun point to pay you!

The military’s new motto- “We keep you ‘safe’ by arming the enemy.”

All sorts of strange and unforeseen  things happen when you foolishly and illegally get involved in other people’s civil wars.

These demons truly believe that they rule the world and there is no limit to their demands and edicts. 
And their slaves will just sit back and obey.
You and I know otherwise.

Never ending war will continue in Afghanistan.

So your son may die to protect unnamed parties in case of “post-election riots.” Not in your hometown, but in….Congo. That’s in Africa.

If you refuse to buy from them, the DC Demons will punish you.

Don’t forget, the “terrorists” hate us for our "freedom."

“Do as I say, not as I do.”

A different set of “moral laws” exist for Regime Gangsters.

Well, at least in this part of the world.....

They claim to lack the “survivable logistics” necessary to haul war machines all over the planet.... before they incinerate it. Predictably, they in part blame the problem on the mythical “budget cuts.”

No mention is made of the trillions they have previously, flat out, lost. Perhaps they didn’t have the proper “logistics” to keep track of it.

And not surprisingly, no mention is made of adopting an alternative policy of MYOFB.

Why remain a suffering subject? Why do you need a “US?”

Secession, anyone?

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"American socialists have always searched for deceptive euphemisms for socialism with which to disguise their totalitarian plans for the rest of us.  'Liberal,' 'progressive,' 'economic democracy,' 'liberation theology,' 'social justice,' and 'industrial policy' are just a few examples.  'Green New Deal' is the latest manifestation of this political con game."
Tom DiLorenzo

"If you are against the international U.S. empire, shouldn’t you also recognize that the U.S. also operates a domestic empire over the states and the people? And shouldn’t you be as strongly against Washington’s domestic abuses and misuses of national power as you are against its international abuses and misuses of power?
Of course, you should, if you are a consistent exponent of non-aggression."
Michael Rozeff

"The left-liberals and neoconservatives alike, who always seem to put aside their pretend differences when an idiotic war is in the offing, and who make saccharine speeches about democracy and openness and peace, are enemies of mankind.
As a reminder of how deranged our cultural elite and political establishment are, how many major political figures of the past hundred years have been dismissed from polite society for urging too much war?
There are lots of things that get you demonized and ostracized in America, but that ain't one of them.
Usually it gets you called a 'statesman.'
This is deranged."
Tom Woods

"A state leader orders the killing of one man and everyone is outraged. But if a state leader orders the killing of thousands in Yemen (Saudi leader) or drone strikes half way around the world (American leader), then most people simply yawn. Why do Americans think we should 'do something' about the Saudi dictator because he had one journalist killed but not 'do something' because he had thousands killed in Yemen? Something is wrong with this kind of thinking."
Laurence Vance

"No matter how ineffective and murderous the regime, the elected psychopaths and their nomenklatura simply point at the masses of duped participants and claim the holy writ of protection by majoritarian tyranny. Sort of like the serial killer standing over the bloody corpse of his latest prey, pointing at him and caterwauling the victim made him do it."
Bill Buppert

"When the insouciant American and Western peoples accept their governments’ lies, they accept their own demise and servitude. The willingness and abandon with which the Western peoples submit makes one conclude that they prefer servitude. They don’t want to be free, because freedom has too many responsibilities, and they don’t want the responsibilities. They won’t go watch a movie, or a TV program, or play video games, or have sex, go shopping, get drunk, have a drug high, or whatever form of amusement that they value far more than they value liberty, or truth, or justice."
Paul Craig Roberts

"The double minded man forever seeks liberty under party labels. There are two illusions here. The first is that political parties appear different simply because they have different names. The second great illusion is that political parties lead to political freedom. The opposite is true. Collective plunder does not lead to human liberty, but to human conformity. When Americans had freedom, there were no political parties."
Bob Livingston

"The US government has constructed at tremendous cost to its taxpayers some of the most impressive structures – both architectural and organizational – of all time. Yet somehow it has failed to build a viable wall on the Mexican border.
How did we Americans arrive at a place where such a fundamental element of nationhood – that is, the ability to control our borders from any and all outside illegal intruders – is considered a radical concept? Since when did the universally accepted idea of a strong national border become an issue for debate and contention among our legislators? Since when have weak, porous borders become a desired state of affairs for a global superpower, and especially one that has a habit of attacking sovereign states? Part of the answer seems to lie within the present atmosphere of political correctness and identity politics that has conflated the need for a strong border with racism and even white supremacist ideology."
Robert Bridge

"From the Nazis to Stalinists to Maoists, tyrants have always started out supporting free speech, just as American leftists did during the 1960s. Their support for free speech is easy to understand. Speech is vital for the realization of their goals of command, control and confiscation. The right to say what they please is their tool for indoctrination, propagandizing and proselytization. Once the leftists gain control, as they have at many universities, free speech becomes a liability and must be suppressed. This is increasingly the case on university campuses. Much of the off-campus incivility we see today is the fruit of what a college education has done to our youth."
Walter Williams

"Licensing: when the government takes away your right to do something and sells it back to you."
Internet meme

"Freedom and responsibility are inseparable concepts. Everyone, having a vested interest in one's own success becomes, ipso facto, responsible for everyone else."
Garry Reed

"Centralization concentrates power in fewer people in smaller spaces, whereas decentralization divides and spreads power among vast networks of people across wider spaces. Under centralized government, good people who enjoy power may, in theory, quickly accomplish good, but evil people who enjoy power may quickly accomplish evil. Because of the inherent, apocryphal dangers of the latter possibility, centralized government must not be preferred. Our tendencies as humans are catastrophic, asserting themselves in the sinful behaviors we both choose and cannot help. There is, moreover, on a considerable range of issues, disagreement about what constitutes the bad and the good, the evil and the virtuous. If questions about badness or goodness, evil and virtuousness are simply or hastily resolved in favor of the central power, then resistant communities—threatened, marginalized, silenced, and coerced—will eventually exercise their political agency, mobilizing into insurrectionary alliances to undermine the central power. Centralized power therefore increases the probability of large-scale violence whereas decentralized government reduces conflicts to local levels where they tend to be minor and offsetting."
Allen Mendenhall

"Egalitarianism under the best circumstances becomes hypocrisy; if sincerely accepted and believed in, its menace is greater. Then all actual inequalities appear without exception to be unjust, immoral, intolerable. Hatred, unhappiness, tension, a general maladjustment is the result. The situation is even worse when brutal efforts are made to establish equality through a process of artificial leveling (‘social engineering’) which can only be done by force, restrictions, or terror, and the outcome is a complete loss of liberty."
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

"The Southern political tradition is finding currency in the age of Obama and Trump because unlike the drones at Think Progress and other 'mainstream' media outlets, thoughtful people across the political spectrum are seeking solutions to modern problems that don’t involve Washington D.C. They are being distinctively American. But according to the SPLC, that makes them 'political extremists'."
Brion McClanahan

"Rather than federal indictment, [Julian] Assange deserves a tweaked version of one of Washington’s hottest honors — a Medal of Freedom with a steam whistle."
James Bovard

Thursday, January 3, 2019

US Crimes of the Week

Truthful headlines (and just one week’s worth) offering you more reasons to separate yourselves from The Regime’s madness:

But hey, protecting the Syrian and Iraqi borders is far more important.

No mention is made of the child’s negligent, abusive, criminal “parents.”

“Hand it over, slave! Jesus would want you to!”

And she’s forming a “committee” of fellow communists that will save us all.

Brain Dead Regime Gangsters Want to Tax You for Being White

“It’s long past time for you crackers to pay up for all the suffering you have caused to colored people!

And they’ll ban whatever technology or speech they can get away with to successfully disarm you.

All necessary to “support their mission” - Which is thievery, of course.

It looks like he’s been listening to “experts” again. Your son’s life must be sacrificed to protect Zionist terrorism.

No mention is made if it will stop Saudi Sand Monkeys armed with box cutters.

Haven’t we been through this before?

He needs more your money to prick wave the evil Chineeeeeese.

Why remain a suffering subject? Why do you need a “US?”

Secession, anyone?

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"It is absolutely bat shit crazy that we feel normal about the most powerful military force in the history of civilization running around the world invading and occupying and bombing and killing, yet are made to feel weird about the possibility of any part of that ending. It is absolutely bat shit crazy that endless war is normalized while the possibility of peace and respecting national sovereignty to any extent is aggressively abnormalized. In a sane world the exact opposite would be true, but in our world this self-evident fact has been obscured. In a sane world anyone who tried to convince you that war is normal would be rejected and shunned, but in our world those people make six million dollars a year reading from a teleprompter on MSNBC."
Caitlin Johnstone

"If congressmen are so upset about leaving Syria, maybe they should have declared war.
If show panelists are so horrified by the market selling off on rising interest rates, maybe they should have said something while the Fed forced rates down.
If Washington is so upset about the government 'shutdown,' wait until we see what happens when nobody wants to fund US debt."
Charles Goyette

"It’s easy to dismiss a problem if its costs seem a distant consequence, like ignoring the fact that the Earth will one day crash into the sun. However, we’re talking about maybe a period of 5-10 years before the U.S. could begin suffering from Arma-debt-on. Everything we know from history and economic analysis says this could be the worst crisis ever faced by the Union. And, since our politicians refuse to do anything about it, the only option for Texas to avoid this doom is to quit the United States. And while saving the U.S. would be great if it could be achieved,  since there is no political will left in D.C. to change things significantly, the only thing remaining is to do it ourselves as our own country, as is our right under the Texas and U.S. constitutions."
Ryan Thorson

"Strip any government of its policing and law enforcement function and no one will comply with the edicts issued by the elected mandarins and in the US, the venal and corrupt executive that lords over the land like an occupying force. Whether it is the land of the free or a Russian gulag or a Chinese labor camp, cops make governments work; they are the sociopathic pointy business end of all collectivist endeavors."
Bill Buppert

"Society does not give in or sanction the crimes of government without impetus. They are constantly pounded with the propaganda of altruism. Altruism is not what you’ve been taught it to be.
Altruism is a selflessness self-denial to the point of literal self-sacrifice for a myth called society. Altruism is the very foundation of statist/socialist propaganda and power that the individual must place his interest including his property beneath the 'need' of the collective (state).
In our time this is called 'in the public interest.' The term 'public interest' always translates into the government interest. Therefore, the army of federal judges and politicians act in the 'public interest'."
Bob Livingston

"The morally grotesque 'social contract' idea is an attempt to erect an altogether new standard of morality, one we would never accept in any other context, in order to validate the state after the fact. It is a twisted effort to show that my actual words and my actual views, all of which indicate my lack of consent, are less important than some mystical 'tacit' consent that nobody can precisely identify."
Tom Woods

"It’s nonsensical to blather about the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave when reality TV and Walmart riots are much closer to the truth. The rot originates with the majority of Americans, of course. Political candidates spend millions to take their pulse in surveys and polls, and then just regurgitate what the public wants to hear. Once a country buys into the idea that a privileged lifestyle is everyone’s minimum due, that country is on the decline. Lobbying and taxation are replacing production and innovation as the national modus vivendi, but parasites can’t sustain prosperity. The wealth that took centuries to produce is not inexhaustible."
Doug Casey

"If the sociopathic establishment can convince us that everything our conscience tells us is wrong, then they can create a world in which their fringe sociopathy becomes the norm. This will obviously lead to catastrophe, but organized evil lives most comfortably in the midst of catastrophe. As long as sociopathic narcissists think they are maintaining their own control over the chaos, they see the end game as justified. The pointlessness of their lives and existence is never considered."
Brandon Smith

"Collectivists believe that what they have is theirs. But they also believe that what you have is theirs and it should be used to fund their pet projects and the leftovers distributed by them to everyone equally, whether they’ve earned it or not. And if you want to keep what you’ve earned for yourself to use as you see fit, then the collectivist believes you’re a thief."
Jay Baker

"As with all government programs, but especially when it comes to military spending, the failure of a program never leads to calls for funding reductions. The Pentagon’s failure to properly account for the trillions of taxpayer dollars shoveled in year after year only means, they say, that we need to send more money! Already they are claiming that with more resources – meaning money – they can fix some of the problems identified by the audit. 
If you subsidize something you get much more of it, and in this case we are subsidizing Pentagon incompetence. Expect much more of it."
Ron Paul

"To say that majorities, as such, have a right to rule minorities, is equivalent to saying that minorities have, and ought to have, no rights, except such as majorities please to allow them."
Lysander Spooner

Thursday, December 27, 2018

US Crimes of the Week

Truthful headlines (and just one week’s worth) offering you more reasons to separate yourselves from The Regime’s madness:

And as usual, they’ll be using outright lies and faulty data to make their demented case.

Even the depraved Lord Obama didn’t have a problem with these.

A mass shooter once used credit cards to buy his weapons. Therefore, these feeble minded Communists believe that YOU (and all other gun owners) will eventually take the same action.

Enjoy reading and listening to the hysterical reactions and comments.

Spending that on border security instead would obviously help reduce the number of parasites… but that just isn’t part of The Regime’s agenda.

The Regime’s war mongers want to be “unpredictable.” They’ve already failed since anyone with half a brain saw this response coming.

Ah, c'mon- Don't be selfish! Send your son to die in Afghanistan so some Muzzie wench can go to school and marry another woman!
Committing human sacrifice to please the DC Regime is worth it, don't you think?..........

Meanwhile, the equally deranged War Wench is still pushing the “fight them over there, so we don’t have to fight them over here” nonsense.

As a matter of fact all sorts of sweet gifts are heading towards The Regime’s Ukrainian Nazi buddies and you pay for it!

Don’t bother looking in your “constitution” for the authorization to do this, because it’s not there.

Displaying bad manners as a guest has been a common Regime trait for some time now.

But I guess it’s not as bad as their standard rude behavior- invasion, followed by raping and pillaging.

These geniuses left them off at a bus station but failed to provide tickets taking them back to their third world shithole!

This has given opportunity to a local, loudmouthed, loyalist, communist to present himself as a Christ figure.

The Emperor has yet to start his much ballyhooed “withdrawal.”

Apparently, there is still more killin’ to be done.

“We” haven’t spent enough until all parasites are fed and the world is full of unicorns and fairy dust.

Exposed- Regime Goons Have Protected War Criminal for Years

It’s amazing to me how her long list of crimes continue to be exposed, yet she walks (or stumbles) free.

Why remain a suffering subject? Why do you need a “US?”

Secession, anyone?

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"Robin Hood’s qualm was with tyranny, not wealth.  
He detested arbitrary power and oppression, not income inequality.  
And, finally, he did it for the thrill, not to be an overinflated, virtue
He was more indignant than he was a soapbox yodeller."
Chris Campbell

"Identity Politics is based on the accusation that the white male is a racist and a misogynist. This is inconsistent with the belief that Washington, totally in the hands of white males, chose to fight a bloody civil war in order to bring human rights to black slaves. If white males are this idealistic and willing to make such a sacrifice for blacks, how is it that the white males are racists?"
Paul Craig Roberts

"Political elites are primarily, and sometimes exclusively, composed of sociopaths. It’s not just that they aren’t normal human beings. They’re barely even human, a separate subspecies, differentiated by their psychological qualities. A normal human can mate with them spiritually and psychologically about as fruitfully as a modern human could mate physically with a Neanderthal; it can be done, but the results will be problematical."
Doug Casey

"The US Secretary of State has demanded that Iran 'act like a normal country' or the US would continue its pressure until Iran’s economy crumbles. How twisted is US foreign policy that Washington considers it 'normal' to impose sanctions specifically designed to make life miserable – or worse – for civilians!
Is it normal to threaten millions of people with starvation if their leaders refuse to bow down to US demands? Is the neoconservative obsession with regime change 'normal' behavior? Is training and arming al-Qaeda in Syria to overthrow Assad 'normal' behavior? If so, then perhaps Washington’s neocons have a point. As Iran is not imposing sanctions, is not invading its neighbors, is not threatening to starve millions of Americans unless Washington is 'regime-changed,' perhaps Iran is not acting 'normal.'
So what is normal?"
Ron Paul

"Whenever we undertake any significant endeavor -- buying a house, for example -- we fill out countless forms spelling out exactly what we are agreeing to and indicating our express consent.
No one buys or sells a car, or offers or accepts employment, on the basis of 'tacit' agreement. Everything is explicit and clearly spelled out.
And yet government, which can seize arbitrary portions of our income and even send us to our deaths in its wars, simply declares our consent to its rule -- on the basis of 'tacit consent,' another way of saying we haven't actually consented at all.
Where did this odd approach -- one we would be horrified by in any other aspect of life -- come from?"
Tom Woods

"Some extraordinary persons will always rekindle the light of freedom. Even if these suppressed should not know freedom as a reality, they can imagine it and feel the spirit of liberty. These human beings, although robbed of their freedom, know that it does exist. Isolated from each other, each of them is lost in his own spiritual world, yet when he or she gets the means to communicate with one another, the end of tyranny has come."
Antony P. Mueller

"Since the basis for this groupthink paradigm begins at an early age, it is imperative that any solution sought to remedy this psychotic collective mentality should begin by abolishing compulsory schooling. A daunting task indeed, but necessary if individual intelligence, common morality, and entrepreneurial spirit are to be restored. There is genius in the free individual but only ignorance in the collective mind.
When individualism is replaced by collectivism, sanity and intelligence are sacrificed for false safety and chaotic ignorance. What remains is emptiness and slavery."
Gary D. Barnett

"Like the 'one ring' in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, many people think that in the right hands, their hands, government can be used for good. But the power of government corrupts, and those with honorable intentions inevitably lose their moral compass. Establishment elites, organized narcissistic sociopaths, pass the one ring from one side of the political spectrum to the other. They then sit back and watch as it putrifies and corrupts the souls of the participants. Whether left or right, each side thinks they have the power to change the world when they control government. The reality is they have no power, and only the elites benefit."
Brandon Smith

"Capitol Hill has become one vast congressional clip-joint, where members 'service' their constituents the way a second-story man 'services' a luxury condo. This lies at the root of every economic ill plaguing the country — Wall Street bailouts, massive foreign and domestic debt, Pentagon plunder — the list could go on and on.
Because of this thievery, your income is 60 percent of what it should be. The other 40 percent is forcibly taken by politicians and given to tax-consuming special interests. The parasitical profiteers return some of the ill-gotten gains to their benefactors in the form of campaign contributions, gifts or fees.
Here is how the ruse works in detail: Politicians allocate (steal) taxpayer funds for programs under the guise of alleviating the plight of the poor, the homeless, the sick, the elderly and the unemployed, and serving the 'public interest” or “national security.' Yet it is not the mother’s milk of human kindness and compassion which lubricates the intricate gears of political machinery. It is the snake oil of expediency."
Charles Burris