Sunday, March 29, 2020

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"While Governor Greg Abbott is issuing executive orders at an unprecedented pace, he has an opportunity to stand with the people of Texas, consumers and business owners, and remind the world that Texas is a 'free and independent State by issuing one more executive order.
Abbott should immediately issue an executive order stating that all federal tax payments will be remitted to the State of Texas and be immediately rebated. The effect of this is that the money that would normally flow to the overbloated and inefficient bureaucracy in Washington, would stay in the pockets of those who need it the most right now. It could be the difference in keeping Texans employed and in their homes or out-of-work and in the streets. This would let Texans keep their money out of the hands of federal bureaucrats that are hell-bent on taking their cut, playing games with the money, and then tossing crumbs back to us at a snail’s pace.
Some will say that he doesn’t have the power to do this. But as we have seen with his executive orders, he is willing to color outside the lines if it suits him during this declared emergency. Sure the federal government will complain. So what? Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton have made their political careers on standing up to Washington. Here is their chance to prove that their defense of Texans against the federal government is legitimate and not simply political rhetoric."
Daniel Miller

"Fear is the number one tool of those who seek power over others.  Create a crisis and then offer the 'solution'.  If an unplanned crisis erupts, then don’t waste it!
The authoritarians cannot lose.  If they keep Covid 19 from wreaking too much havoc, then it’s, 'See, we had to impose martial law, in order to keep you safe.'  (Get used to it.)  And if causes deaths in excess of say, swine flu or the regular flu, then it’s, 'They didn’t do enough!'  (Get used to more authoritarianism.)
Covid 19 will provide the excuse for expansions of Federal power that were unimaginable a generation ago.  We’ve been headed there, but now the floodgates are open.  The real threat is the final collapse of the Idea of America, of liberty."

"Our founders were intimately familiar with pandemics, viruses and plagues, yet they did not allow any to suspend our Constitutional liberties. Not one word in the Constitution about plagues or pandemics to exempt the government from any of our Bill of Rights. Why do our current courts allow it? Because the public is asleep at the wheel. Think the pandemic threatens to kill us all? A review of the data shows the pandemic is more panic than plague.
Time to wake up. Maybe it is time in the motto of V for Vendetta, to 'Remember, remember the fifth of November, the gunpowder treason and plot.' As that film's lead character well said: 'People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.' Only when an awake public asserts their human liberties to protest the loss of their liberties will, then, governments quit using public health crises to seize power that does not belong to them. The answer to 1984 is still 1776."
Robert Barnes

"The main underlying message being shoved continuously at the public is not only that you can’t trust your neighbor, community, church, etc. but that all those should be viewed with suspicion and avoided. We now have the new phrase 'social distancing' completely embedded in our conscience. As if electronic devices and 'social' media wasn’t bad enough in that regard. In past crises the idea was to come together as a community to work together, side by side to help each other. Now in this situation we are being told the way to come together as a community is to avoid all engagement with each other. Instead of coming together as neighbors we are to avoid each other and look to the media experts and the state apparatus for our salvation. What better way could they have found to drive the final stake in the heart not only of the economy but of civil society itself?"
Greg Privette

"There is a major movement toward authoritarianism. Perhaps because they know the system is collapsing and they are using this as the excuse. I had an exchange with a doctor who said they need the quarantine and I am spreading dangerous information. I asked him to look at his pension funds. Are any left? He went silent. There is something wrong here. You do not destroy the world economy on this magnitude to even save 25,000 lives. Even if 40% of the population got this, with a death rate which is less than 3% (8% among the elderly), it does not warrant this economic destruction. They are wiping out small businesses, countless people have lost their jobs, others their entire pension fund, and there is no putting this back together again as nothing happened. This is a intentional economic destruction that is being carried out for an undisclosed purpose."
Martin Armstrong

"Anyone who has eyes to see can clearly make out that America is an addled empire in steep decline that is firmly entrenched in its bread-and-circuses stage. This has been brought into clear focus due to Covid-19. Since there is now a shortage of bread, as supermarket shelves are bare, and the distraction of the circus of sports has been indefinitely removed from the culture, Americans are left with little to distract them from cold, hard reality.
With no brawls or ballgames to watch, and the fear of potential hunger gnawing at their bloated bellies and brains, and with social distancing leaving them isolated with little but their thoughts as company, Americans will now find it harder and harder to ignore the truth about their country and its deplorably corrupt media, financial, government, education and health care systems, that is staring them in the face."
Michael MaCaffrey

"The CDC says that 23,000 Americans have died from the flu since last September.  Yawn.  Ho hum.
Around 6 PM today the TV news cited another CDC statistic that 400 Americans have died from the coronavirus.  Emergency!  Suspend the Constitution — Permanently!  Declare Martial Law!  Stop the economy — Now!!  Stay in the house — or else!  Shut up and take your Masters’ orders!  Rev up the printing presses!  Call out the National Guard!  Imprison all dissenters!!"
Tom DiLorenzo

"I’m going out to run for five or six miles in the hills around my home to clear out the funk and fear from my head. 
Let’s all of us get up and out of our lidded platonic caves, where we hunch and hunker down in the lambent shadows, taking our view of the world from television and other screens. 
Some sunlight on our bodies and souls could improve our vitamin 'D' and immune systems with some delight, delectation, dance, and even divinity.
To overcome the prevailing dystopian 'D’s' of disease, disaster, decadence, depression, and social distance."
George Gilder

"If this virus only affected white males, nothing would be shut down or closed!"
Gary D. Barnett

"The drive to find biological weapons that will sicken and kill millions at a time is not only a travesty, but is beyond evil. This power is held by the few, but the potential victims of this madness include everyone on earth. How can such insanity at this level be allowed to continue? If any issue could ever unite the masses, governments participating in biological and germ warfare, race-specific killing, and creating viruses with the potential to affect disease and death worldwide, should cause many to stand together against it. The first step is to expose that governments, the most likely culprit being the U.S. government, are planting these viruses purposely to cause great harm. Once that is proven, the unbelievable risk to all will be known, and then people everywhere should put their divisiveness aside, stand together, and stop this assault on mankind."
Gary D. Barnett

"Watch closely what is hidden from view. While there is an enormous amount of speculation and studied hypotheses concerning this coronavirus, do not allow the virus hype to cause blindness to the government’s hidden agendas and methods of achieving dominance over the populace. Things are moving very quickly, and every single piece of new legislation, every executive order, and all mandated tyrannical measures instituted at any level of government could have very dangerous underlying consequences, and these will most likely not see the light of day in any mainstream media. That is why it is so important to seek out those that are researching these documents and tyrannical measures, and reporting on them outside the mainstream. In addition, the asinine social changes are not going away anytime soon, so get prepared for normal life in this new surveillance state of America to be one giant TSA center intent on inspecting and controlling all movement and action of the public. In other words, life in this country could become one big airport security line, and pat downs and the metaphorical equivalent (or not) of body cavity searches could become the norm."
Gary D. Barnett

"Allow existing bankruptcy and insolvency processes to run their course. Bailouts are not the answer, new owners who can turn companies around are. Corporate assets, contracts and products don’t disappear in bankruptcy. Yes, there will be pain as many (not all) existing employees lose their jobs. But executives and boards of failing companies should lose their jobs first and foremost, and new shareholders should seek clawbacks of ill-deserved bonuses and stock compensation.
Again, this will not be pretty — but shareholders, not taxpayers, must bear the economic burden when companies fail."
Jeff Deist

"The 24 hour media coverage; declarations of States of Emergency; the government-ordered shutdowns of private businesses; the cancellations and closings of events, institutions, organizations; the quarantining, 'social distancing,' and 'self-isolation'—the stage has been seamlessly set for what I’m convinced will go down as perhaps the Greatest Story Ever Sold within the recent memory of the contemporary Western political world.
Even 9/11, for all of the abuses of power to which it led, didn’t result in anything like this abrupt and pervasive an exertion of political power or the mental conformity among the masses to which the sensationalism over COVID-19 has given rise."
Jack Kerwick

"This unfolding death of a nation, the world’s greatest country, is high anxiety.  I have three choices how to handle this: 1) duck my head and ignore reality (irresponsibility); 2) fret, worry and fear and lose sleep (anxiety); or 3) be concerned and deal with reality, and value what really counts most, our freedom and liberty."
Bill Sardi

"This escalation in the power of government, reaching the point where they can order us not to leave our homes, and enforce the order at the point of a gun, will prove to irreversible. We won’t be able to un-remember what they did to us. It will be indelibly recorded in history. Governments will point to this instance to justify future, worse instances."
We must start to resist.
Hunter Hastings

"Strategic analysts agree that the necessary prelude to ramped up US-vs.-China warfare would be a decoupling of the US and Chinese economies. That decoupling is happening now, thanks to coronavirus. Once it has passed the point of no return, war becomes far more likely.
Hunkering down for a serious war on China and its allies would also require a momentous psychological and cultural shift on the part of the American people. Until now, they have been lazy, undisciplined, addicted to consumption without much production, and unwilling to sacrifice themselves (though quite willing to murder foreigners from the safe distance of a drone base). Only a profound psychic shock, and some serious deprivation, could retool them as potential soldiers and total war participants in a deadly and dangerous struggle to maintain their rulers’ global dominance privileges. Or so the neocons might imagine."
Ron Unz

"The system itself needs to be rebuilt from the ground up and principles of liberty need to return to the forefront of our society.  Centralization and globalization have caused untold grief and terror to humanity; this collapse only reinforces the argument that we need to try something different. They will say that the world was 'not centralized enough' and that a more totalitarian framework is the solution. But of course, who really benefits from that in the end? The common man, or the elites?
They can offer any rationalization they want in the name of public safety, but we know what the real play is here. I plan to fight. Not just for me, but for the next generation. Because if I do not, those children may grow up in the world never knowing what freedom truly is. There are fates worse than death, and a life of tyranny and slavery is one of them."
Brandon Smith

"If the individual has a right to govern himself, all external government is tyranny. Hence the necessity of abolishing the State."
Benjamin Ricketson Tucker

"The weak-minded cattle called the general population accept government as their god, observe all of its bogus laws, support its worldwide murders, use it to steal from their neighbors, worship its hired killers even while in so-called religious houses on Sunday, vote in fraudulent elections meant to give power to those who rule over them, and call these elected criminals representatives while ignoring their nefarious deeds; never taking responsibility for the evil they commit in the name of that same population. This is today’s America, and this is the result of a national religion that worships the State."
Gary D. Barnett

"I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war."
Albert Einstein

"Day by day, spokespersons of both parties, justify this destruction in their meaningless, impotent, rhetoric on diversionary issues such as cultural Marxism and transgenderism, or the draconian 'war on drugs.' They are now but factions in the one true political party in America — the Incumbent Party. Despite all posturing and pretense, their only real dispute concerns whose clients will get the loot. . . and whose the bill.
Trump, in his arrogantly and hubristic fashion, has revealed this truth. And they hate him for it.
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 and societal ill plaguing the country — Wall Street bailouts, massive foreign and domestic debt, the infrastructure scam of cronyism and elite special interests, Pentagon plunder and the military-security-industrial complex— the list could go on and on."
Charles Burris

"My long-crushed spirit rose, cowardice departed, bold defiance took its place; and I now resolved that, however long I might remain a slave in form, the day had passed forever when I could be a slave in fact."
Frederick Douglass

"The socialist program is sold under the heading of justice or social justice. The socialist enterprise has a charitable ring to it, a do-good ring to it. How can anyone be against helping others, the less fortunate, as Christian morality asks? Socialism sounds Christian and it feeds off of the charitable impulse and Christian teaching, or parts of it.
Yet socialism is godless. It pretends to aim for the dignity of every person, through supplying a minimum standard of living for everyone. But where is the bounty to come from that’s being distributed to all? It must come from those who produce it. Socialism forces producers to give up goods. Socialism is not a voluntary endeavor, and that alone makes it the antithesis of a Christian charity."
Michael Rozeff

"The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and the military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy… If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government—and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws."
Edward Abbey

"Here’s an idea. Your body is your primary possession. But it’s like a car—try to keep it in good condition. If it breaks, you pay for it—it’s not up to the government or the taxpayer to fix it. The idea of free medical care—like free education, free housing, free food, and the rest of it—is both destructive and degrading. The fact these things are discussed as practical possibilities shows that the society as a whole is irresponsible and apparently no longer capable of thinking in economic, ethical, or philosophical terms."
Doug Casey

"Celebrities feed society’s predilection to live on the surface -- to identify with the persona, or the social mask -- and never venture any deeper than what we want others to see.
This is why celebrities (and, for that matter, many public-facing people) have a tough time wrestling with issues more complex than catchphrases, slogans, and jingles.
Ultimately, the celebrity organizes his behavior around the need for social approval -- that, after all, is his job.
As Ted Danson put it, the entire job is to 'Pretend, while pretending that we are not pretending.'
As a result, the celebrity can only think of appearance and current fashion. And for that, he tends to lose any sense of individuality and an ability to stand up against the crowd.
This is why you hardly ever see any celebrities dare share any opinions that contradict the Hollyweird mold -- especially not if they hold any conservative-leaning views.
Hollywood is full of virtual personas… assuming the role they (arrogantly) believe every individual should aspire to be.
And, indeed, it’s entirely oblivious to its own blatant arrogance, hypocrisy, and condescension.
(Now, for fun, replace the word 'celebrity' with 'politician' and notice that everything still applies.)"
Chris Campbell

"When I look at public education today compared to the one I got, there is no resemblance.  We were taught to think for ourselves and that a free country required free minds.  Today a free mind is the last thing a public school permits."
Paul Craig Roberts

"The entire question of socialism is political; socialists can speak about their utopian visions, be elected on those platforms, but really don’t have to explain how they actually will make a socialist economy perform in a way that will even begin to match the output of a private enterprise–based economy. Yet, when confronted with the reality of the actual performance of a socialist economy, all the writer can do is to appeal to the election of socialists, which should not be surprising, since the end of socialism is political power and nothing else."
William L. Anderson

"Like all government 'Wars on Something (whether drugs, poverty, terror, etc.)' no amount of money and no amount of effort and no amount of liberty-stealing new laws in support of them are ever enough to bring the wars to a successful conclusion.
The war on drugs is not a war by public officials against criminals at all, but a war for drugs. It is the way public officials profit from criminality, expand their kingdoms and overturn the rule of law and the Constitution. In my unending research into this conspiracy, I have learned that this kind of tyrannical control is possible only by mass deception. It is a total control over governmental and political processes to the detriment of the people in every category of the nation's and local interests. It is raw power exercised by today's single-party-dressed-as-two."
Bob Livingston

"All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man: its one permanent object is to oppress him and cripple him. If it be aristocratic in organization, then it seeks to protect the man who is superior only in law against the man who is superior in fact; if it be democratic, then it seeks to protect the man who is inferior in every way against both. One of its primary functions is to regiment men by force, to make them as much alike as possible and as dependent upon one another as possible, to search out and combat originality among them. All it can see in an original idea is potential change, and hence an invasion of its prerogatives. The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are."
H.L. Mencken

"Weapons regulation is deep and wide in the USSA: The 2A is worth the paper it’s printed on. The 2A is a sham to protect weapons ownership. It has no teeth whatsoever. If it did, how could the 1934 NFA, 1938 FFA, the decision in US v. Miller in 1939, 1968 GCA, Nixon’s pogrom against handguns, the 1986 FOPA, Bushevik I’s ban on foreign cosmetically offensive weapons in 1989, the NICs, the AWB all the way to the conservative zombie Scalia’s Leninist bromide about 'dangerous and unusual weapons' be protection of private weapons ownership? On and on and on."
Bill Buppert

"Reality is that which when you stop believing in it, it doesn’t go away."
Philip K. Dick

Friday, March 27, 2020

Seeds of Resistance Sprout in the Spring

I set out on my regular “Warrior Walk” where I speed walk for an hour through several
neighborhoods. My route includes a street that dead ends at a power substation. I noticed a couple cars parked in the shade and found an elderly gentleman working out on some portable gym equipment while coached by a younger man. As it turns out, the younger man owns a gym that was forcibly closed by the powers-that-shouldn’t-be to save us all from The Virus. His innovative response was to serve his customers individually and remotely any way he could- including working at the end of a dead-end street! 

"You do what you gotta do," he told me.

Not far down my route, I find where someone had chalked on the sidewalk:
"Comfort and growth cannot coexist."

What a perfect sentiment to inspire others to get through the panic and craziness of the past couple weeks. For the body and spirit to strengthen, you need to experience some stress. Use it to make you stronger, don’t allow it to weaken you.

Not far around the corner, I see a man raking leaves in his front yard. He had on a t-shirt that said, "Freedom grows when government is smaller."

By all means, folks- get outside and strengthen your immune system, your bodies and your spirit.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

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:

DC Regime Eager for Martial Law

Look for a DC enforced quarantine (planned years ago) and medical martial law.

Apparently, The Emperor’s plan is to starve the disease by starving you.

But US loyalists will be pleased because their DC Daddy “did something.”

Prediction: The hysteria will ultimately be proven as a bigger scam than the laughable 911 Commission Report's already starting.

DC Regime Eager to Track Your Every Move

They want to make you are obediently obeying that newest edict called, “mandatory social distancing."

They want to indefinitely detain you for whatever reason they can come up with.

Since they’ll have to find somewhere to put all of you, expect more confiscation of private property or the creation of tent cities to house their quarantine gulags.

They’ll be forcibly taking over your property. You’ll probably be shot dead if you object.

But reporting such an event is only for “conspiracy theorists,” correct?

For future reference when Texas independence occurs, I need to ask this question- Are Texas prisons constructed to accommodate the disabled? You know, can someone in a wheel chair get around okay?......

It looks like there is someone close by more qualified to do his job.

They’re terrified they’ll come back to The Homeland and get the flu. Better to keep them sheltered in place in their third world shithole where the only risk is being shot to death.

Mass murder is what they’re good at, even if they don’t achieve their deranged goal.

And, as is common among barbarians, still more prick waving is necessary, virus be damned.

Their war against unapproved information intensifies.

And he calls us racists!

All the upcoming time imprisoned in "shelter in place" will be worth it if I can watch this wretched creature die of the virus.

And I want to see video of her convulsing and gasping for breath as she enters the gates of hell!

They decapitated a 13-year-old boy so you would feel safer as you await martial law in your own town.

If this doesn’t clue you in on who your true “masser” is, what will?

It’s generously published by the Masters of De-Population

I hope you understand this information will immediately be transferred to authorities. Expect a ride offered at your door to the nearest quarantine gulag.

Get ready for higher prices.

If printing $2 trillion out of thin air is without consequence, why not just give everyone $1 million instead of just a lousy $1200?

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

Secession, anyone?

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"America is said to be facing a coronavirus that is not as virulent or deadly than the seasonal influenza virus this flu season, yet the nation is being placed in quarantine and the national guard is said to be readying for 'urban lockdown.' All this onerous social and economic control over a worst-case scenario that predicts millions of coronavirus deaths in the U.S., which is not likely to ever happen, that is, unless the sun doesn’t shine come spring.
Placement of sun lamps in elder-care facilities would remedy a lot of excess disease in winter months, not just coronavirus.  The idea of allowing disease to infectious disease to occur, albeit only to result in mortal consequences in a small segment of the population, and then enforce quarantines to halt the spread of what amounts to 'sun deprivation disease' is a total misdirection in health care.
At the moment political leaders around the world are willing to destroy whole economies to prolong the life of 80-year-olds by a few months."
Bill Sardi

"It’s extraordinary that the Fed cut rates to zero... and the recession hasn't actually even started yet. 
How low will we see rates go in the coming months once the real economic damage surfaces? How much money are they going to print? 
But nothing the Fed does is going to matter. There is no interest rate cut, no amount of money they can print, which will defeat a global pandemic.
It would be just as silly if the headline had read: Federal Reserve cuts rates to zero to fight California wildfire
Printing money won’t put out a fire, and printing money won’t stop a viral pandemic."
Simon Black

"It is ironic to see the same Democrats who tried to impeach President Trump last month for abuse of power demanding that the administration grab more power and authority in the name of fighting a virus that thus far has killed less than 100 Americans."
Ron Paul

"The pandemic is not an excuse for tyranny, and I for one will not comply. I and many I know will self-quarantine for a time with the expectation that we will eventually contract the virus, and hopefully our immune systems are strong enough to fight it. In the meantime, I will not be allowing any government officials to confiscate my supplies or my firearms. I will not sit idle while checkpoints are set up in my county to enforce travel restrictions or demand people test for symptoms. I will not be signing up for government rations in exchange for my biometric data. I will not be visiting the local FEMA center for government aid. And I will fight anyone that tries to assert martial law tactics in my area.
A message to the government: I know you won't, but I suggest you leave people alone and let them self-isolate in peace. Most of us don't need your help. You and the financial elites that reside over you created this mess, and we do not trust you to clean it up. At bottom, this disaster should result in your removal from power. You should be fired and replaced."
Brandon Smith

"We now see Trump’s mug on the television every day telling people it will be okay and if we just stick to the fifteen day play, the world will be better.
This is the natural result of executive government, and Americans have clearly decided they want more president and less Congress and the States. 
But it hasn’t always been that way, and the framers and ratifiers of the Constitution certainly didn’t think it should be that way.
The president takes an oath to 'preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.'
Shelling out $2000 checks and running the economy into the ground is not one of his delegated powers.
We’ve went into this black hole in 1933 and have never returned."
Brion McClanahan

"Economic rationale is not what is driving policy; apocalyptic doom-mongering is. Provoked by the media, governments have been forced into a macabre competition of being seen to be acting. The 'do something… anything' approach has resulted in new performative displays aimed at placating the doom mongers, rather than address the health problem rationally. Many governments have been driven less by a reasoned, evidence-based strategy of limiting both the spread of the disease and the disorganisation of economic life, than by an urge to be seen to be taking action.
The real problem is that governments have politicised a health crisis and transformed it into a social and economic crisis. A more measured approach, especially after understanding China’s experience, would have been to treat this as a medical emergency for the people most vulnerable, and to have taken appropriate measures to isolate and protect these groups. This would have disrupted things, for sure. But it would not have caused the global market meltdown and disastrous recession we now face."
Norman Lewis

"I continue to believe that this virus has blown to diabolical proportion in order to cover for the financial system that was going to collapse in any case: the system isn’t collapsing because of the virus; the virus is the pretext invented to deflect blame for the collapse.
Events daily only reinforce this view.  Will people die?  Of course, just as they do from the flu.  Will the numbers be accurate, with an accurate analysis of the factors causing death?  No chance, as this will destroy the narrative.
Whatever happens, the state will use it for its aggrandizement.  If relatively few deaths are attributed to this virus, it will be because the state took draconian measures – and these measures must be permanent and permanently available.  If many deaths are attributed to the virus, it will be because the state did not have enough power, and evermore power will be stolen from us.
Almost hourly, more cities, counties and states are suggesting, advising, or requiring us to shelter in place.  In a land that had some understanding of the world, we would know this as martial law."
Bionic Mosquito

"The newest pandemic to strike America, and the rest of the world as well, is a disease with many strains of the gene called 'stupidity.' I have not in my lifetime seen this much ignorance displayed by so many all at the same time. Something so normal as a minor flu has stilled the earth, and has caused almost all of humanity to be consumed by fear and a total lack of logical thought. It is even worse than I present here, as people are going against each other, monitoring their neighbors for the state, hiding in their homes as ordered, closing their businesses, voluntarily leaving their jobs, and cowering to the false authority of a government that is pretending to be God on high."
Gary D. Barnett

"In 1845 Texans decided that they wanted to live under the American form of government as it existed at the time. The United States government has now admitted that they are no longer following the documents which Texas agreed to follow upon joining. Texas needs to be free to pursue those American, in fact now Texan ideals. We should be permitted to live the American system and the only way to do that is to once again be a free and independent Republic of Texas."
Daniel Rice

"The State's criminality is nothing new and nothing to be wondered at. It began when the first predatory group of men clustered together and formed the State, and it will continue as long as the State exists in the world, because the State is fundamentally an anti-social institution, fundamentally criminal. The idea that the State originated to serve any kind of social purpose is completely unhistorical. It originated in conquest and confiscation—that is to say, in crime….No State known to history originated in any other manner, or for any other purpose. Like all predatory or parasitic institutions, its first instinct is that of self-preservation. All its enterprises are directed first towards preserving its own life, and, second, towards increasing its own power and enlarging the scope of its own activity. For the sake of this it will, and regularly does, commit any crime which circumstances make expedient."
Albert Jay Nock

"Freedom is an open-ended concept. It’s dynamic. There’s no telling what comes of it. It opens out to an infinity of possibilities that cannot be predicted. Striving never ceases. Man is a finite being who moves toward the infinity of God unceasingly and freely. Man answers the call of God freely, and that is what the myth of the Garden tells us. The answer can be for good or evil. Freedom can entail movement away from the divine or toward it. Each of us decides freely and that’s the way God wants it, we are told. Otherwise, without such a freedom, we are automatons and our creation lacks meaning and drama.
In contrast, the communist idea is closed-ended. It’s static. It hopes to achieve a perfect society and that’s the end of history. It’s a heaven-on-earth orientation. It aims to make goodness happen unfreely. However, using force to make goodness and good people is not what God asks of us in a biblical orientation. That’s the direction of evil. This is one reason why communism is a godless philosophy."
Michael Rozeff

"In times past, the disposition was to look upon the State as something one had to reckon with, but as a complete outsider. One got along with the State as best one could, feared or admired it, hoped to be taken in by it and to enjoy its perquisites, or held it at arm's length as an untouchable thing; one hardly thought of the State as the integral of Society. One had to support the State—there was no way of avoiding taxes—and one tolerated its interventions as interventions, not as the warp and woof of life. And the State itself was proud of its position apart from, and above, Society. The present disposition is to liquidate any distinction between State and Society, conceptually or institutionally….The idea that this power apparatus is indeed the enemy of Society, that the interests of these institutions are in opposition, is simply unthinkable….[U]ntil the modern era, it was an axiom that the State bears constant watching, that pernicious proclivities are built into it."
Frank Chodorov

"The Constitution in general has been interpreted out of existence—except for meaningless administrative niceties like who gets to cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate or the order of succession if the president dies. The Bill of Rights is basically a dead letter.
When talking about guns, however, it’s a mistake to reference the Constitution. It means nothing to the 96% of the world outside the US. And it is just a document, which can be—and probably will be—changed or abandoned entirely. The essential issue here about guns is that it differentiates a free man from a slave. Historically a free man has the right to be armed and defend himself. A slave does not.
Sam Colt made it possible for a 90-pound woman to be equal to a 200-pound man who was attacking her. Sam Colt did more to protect the rights of the weak than every legislature since Day One."
Doug Casey

"The reason people never use the power of their superior numbers to force real change, even though they’re being exploited and oppressed in myriad ways by the ruling class, is because they’ve been propagandized into accepting the status quo as desirable (or at least normal). The propaganda of the political/media class is therefore the establishment’s front line of defense. Its most powerful, and essential, weapon."
Caitlin Johnstone

"In order to face betrayal in life, acceptance of the truth of that betrayal is necessary. Until the general population accepts the truth, and decides to fight back against the ruling class and its government pawns, the risk of losing everything will remain in place. None should ever accept the ridiculous notion that a few chosen from a crowd of fools should rule over the rest under the guise of 'representative' government. The mere idea of this is one that can only marginalize the individual in favor of the collective, and therefore destroy all sovereignty of the people at large."
Gary D. Barnett

"A military draft violates the principle that individuals have inalienable rights that no government should violate. A draft also puts all of our rights at risk. If we accept that the government has the legitimate authority to force individuals to fight, kill and die in a war, then how can we argue that the government cannot force citizens to pay high taxes, purchase health insurance or submit to TSA screenings? How can we argue against the government forbidding people from smoking marijuana or owning 'assault' weapons'?"
Ron Paul

"It’s a universal truth that governmental power always expands during periods of perceived crisis. It also is a universal truth that politicians and bureaucrats seize opportunities to expand their missions and power. We must keep those dynamics in mind when evaluating government actions with respect to the coronavirus threat…
It’s not too soon for sober reflection and debate about such matters. Unfortunately, the current atmosphere increasingly exhibits the characteristics of a collective panic — and that is always a poor basis for intelligent policy decisions. Americans must not passively accept government edicts and restrictions without raising pertinent questions, and, when necessary, voicing objections."
Ted Galen Carpenter

"We the people are the natural enemy of the empire.  The intellectual murder of Julian Assange and his physical murder to come, by our government, is a public message to all of us, direct from the soulless powers that be, our criminal Congress and the perfect parasite of the IC and the military industrial complex that we are owned, we are enslaved, we are worth only what the state says we are worth, and we must comply."
Karen Kwiatkowski

"A certain type of person strives to become a master over all, and to extend his force, his will to power, and to subdue all that resists it. But he encounters the power of others, and comes to an arrangement, a union, with those that are like him: thus they work together to serve the will to power. And the process goes on."
Friedrich Nietzsche

"In the American South relations between whites and blacks were put on the wrong foot by Reconstruction (1865-1877).  For Northern fanatics who hated the South, Reconstruction was not about restoring infrastructure and food production. It was about reconstructing white people who had been demonized and reconstructing their demonized society. The history of Reconstruction was written by the victors and hides the abuse of Southern people that led to the rise of the KKK as a resistance movement. The North was so intent on punishing the South that the North neglected the harm Reconstruction did to race relations in the South. The Jim Crow laws that segregated the races were passed in the immediate aftermath of Reconstruction and reflected the South’s bitterness from Reconstruction.  For 12 years southerners had experienced life under black rule supported by the Union Army and had experienced humiliations encouraged by vindictive Union officers.  Jim Crow laws were the unintended consequences of Reconstruction.
As time passed, whites and blacks began building workable relationships, white bitterness had faded, and the races were more or less getting along until the holier-than-thou northern liberals arrived preaching hatred in the 1950s and early 1960s and bringing another Reconstruction."
Paul Craig Roberts

"The biggest myth in politics is that political parties are in business simply to win elections. These criminal cartels are in business to maintain their networks of crony corruption, patronage, and payoff which are their reasons for being. The National Security State, driven by the imperial presidency, an acquiescent congress and a complacent federal judiciary, has destroyed the American Republic. Their egregious welfare-warfare state, enabled by the Fed, fosters and promotes the profligacy and dependency which is at the root of this destructive process.
One of the great lies about American politics is that Republicans genuinely subscribe to a set of core convictions that make Republicans different from Democrats while America’s cities are devolving into open sewers of disease, squalor, criminality, and despair.
Banal empty cliches fail to address the perpetually underclass homeless and illegal immigrants fostering a parasitic lumpenproletariat and the destruction of bourgeois middle class society."
Charles Burris

"Now you'd think secession would be a question we could discuss rationally, the way we discuss anything else. The American Union is obviously just a utilitarian arrangement, to be judged by how well it works, rather than sacred and unchangeable. (Why on Earth would it be? Does the Union exist for the people, or the people for the Union?)
Of course, we're not allowed to have this conversation. Why, neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama thinks it's a reasonable question, so that does it, citizen!
You should instead discuss whether the top marginal income tax rate should be cut by three-tenths of a percentage point, or which strategy is best to export feminism to Afghanistan.
But wondering if perhaps the American body politic has grown so large as to become dysfunctional and unmanageable -- an empirical question that isn't obviously insane? Why, it's heretical even to utter such a thought, citizen!"
Tom Woods

"The people who caused the great world wars and all wars that have brought death and suffering to millions of people were the central bankers in other countries and the Federal Reserve Bank in the United States.
Central banks create paper money and credit for government and politicians to spend for war and their socialist agenda. All of the money and credit now crushing the American people was created by the U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve (which is neither Federal, nor does it hold reserves). It is owned, as it has been since its beginning, by a few bankster families in the United States and Europe."
Bob Livingston

"Assault-weapons laws resemble hate-speech laws. Hate-speech laws usually begin by targeting a few words that almost no one approves of. Once the system for controlling and punishing 'hate speech' is put into place, there is little or nothing to stop it from expanding to punish more and more types of everyday speech. Similarly, once an assault-weapons law is on the books, there is little to prevent politicians from vastly increasing the number of weapons banned under the law."
James Bovard

"It’s not MAGA.
It’s MAGGOT: Make American Government Obese Again Taxpayer."
Bill Buppert

Thursday, March 19, 2020

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:

DC says they were “terrorists,” yet they have no idea what their names are…

“The crippling and excessive monetary punishment is just another way the US government is refusing to let her be truly free.”

Since there is absolutely, no good reason, legal or otherwise, for them to still be there, this killing is just apparently, for fun

If I come down with the virus, my first response will be to travel to DC and cough on as many of these people that I can.

This will be my version of “never let a good crisis go to waste.”

The evil Keynesians want to use more of their black magic called “economic stimulus.”

Wait until ISIS get some of these!

Senile Pedophile/Emperor Wannabe Wants Government Hacks to Tell You How to Raise Your Kids

He calls them ‘child development specialists.”

Killing without accountability has been a wet dream shared by all DC Demons.

This is what happens when you become dependent on a slow, inefficient, criminal mafia to solve a local problem.

By all means- let's honor those who willingly participated in illegal, unconstitutional wars to encourage the young people to make the same mistake!

The “US” honors nothing but war. Why not honor the men of peace?

“Of course, death is permanent.”

Of course, anti-Iran sanctions make things even worse

Of course, now cowardly Americans get a taste of their own medicine.

Your life may be snuffed out to appease the God of Open Borders Bitches.

The Demons never expected the accused to demand evidence.
The Demons didn’t have any evidence.
The Demons dismissed the charges.

You’re supposed to be stupid enough to believe they dropped the charges in the interest of “justice” and “national security.”

Lots of industry bailouts on the way, as well.

I thought only socialist kooks proposed this kind of nonsense.

It’s their “patriotic duty” to stay home.

And don’t forget their annual beauty pageant for mentally ill circus freaks.

And the broke Boeing War Whores are right behind them with their hands out.

All sorts of bribes and fraud will follow…

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

Secession, anyone?

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Quotes of the Week

Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"There are many unanswered questions, and much uncertainty about this virus, so what is the real danger? The real danger to America is the U.S. government and its dictatorial response to what appears to be an orchestrated hysteria. The solutions offered by Trump and this government, regardless of who is pulling the strings of these puppets, are far more dangerous than any manufactured pandemic. Fear and panic allow for control, and those in power understand this truth, and use it to their advantage. Panic is worthless, and can only lead to the acceptance of authoritative rule. This is the real risk; this is the real danger. If the people allow a takeover of their lives due to this panic, they will not only have lost their liberty and all they own, they will have also lost their sanity."
Gary D. Barnett

"A Harvard professor says up 70% of the global population will be infected with coronavirus within the next year.  That is actually a positive because most will naturally develop antibodies.  If one were to say 70% of the world just got vaccinated against coronavirus that would be considered a major achievement but if 70% were naturally immunized against coronavirus without a needle and syringe that would be considered a dire problem.  Why?"
Bill Sardi

"War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it."
Martin Luther

"Blacks in the United States should be happy their ancestors were stolen from Africa. As bad as things were for slaves in this country, they would have been even worse off in Africa—where they would also have been slaves. Africa is full of de facto slavery even today, even though it was legally—cosmetically—abolished in 1982 in the last country to have it, Mauritania. And their descendants would have been much, much worse off. They would have had none of the myriad advantages of being in a Western country."
Doug Casey

"Political demagoguery is a valuable and effective weapon in the arsenal of the establishment elites. As long as there is a wide ideological division between groups in society, biases and desires can be tapped and manipulated.  This allows those in power to direct vast portions of the public down one path or another. When fear of an enemy and the drive to 'win' become more important than truth and evidence, the population has tied its own puppet strings and handed them over to the spin doctors.
This is why the false Left/Right paradigm has been so useful to the establishment for so long. Anytime the public starts to wake up to the web of control, all the elites have to do is push one or both sides of the political spectrum towards extremism and let the people rage at each other instead of picking up their torches and pitchforks and tearing down the oligarchy. This method of division and diversion keeps the masses occupied and feeling as though they are accomplishing something while actually accomplishing nothing."
Brandon Smith

"Whatever the U.S. regime's imperial ambitions may be, they have precisely zero to do with protecting you and me. It astonishes me that we have conservatives who (quite rightly) won't believe a word the government tells them about milk subsidies, but who on far more momentous matters swallow every propaganda line they're fed."
Tom Woods

"All root causes have many cause vectors but I stand by my analysis that one of the reasons that informs the present hysterical fear-mongering on military-pattern rifles by the usual suspects is a utilitarian view that armed peasants make for uncooperative serfs. Whatever fairy tales you learned about politicians in the government education complexes or the 24-hour marathon of non-stop government supremacist propaganda on the glass teat, politicians do three things and from these emanate their every action: they ban, regulate and tax. They serve no other purpose and the full violence of the state is behind every one of these levies and edicts. Dirt simple: plantation overlords loathe armed Helots.
In the back of the mind of every communist aspirant on the campaign trail, in the liberal intelligentsia, in the academic gulags and the countless useful idiots across the fruited plain, private rifle ownership gives them the night sweats.
It’s that simple…
Do not comply.
Do it for the children."
Bill Buppert

"If people wrest money and power from successful business owners, why is this ethical? What entitles 'the people' to take away the power and money of Bezos? The creditors have been paid their due. The workers have been paid their due. The government has taken its cut in taxes. The owners (stockholders) have received their due, be they profits or losses. The customers have received their goods. Where is the ethical black mark against Amazon or Bezos? And if there is such a black mark that his power and money represent, why does it change into a virtuous mark if 'the people' take (steal) his power and money?"
Michael Rozeff

"What’s astonishing is not that the Deep State lives only for its own ends, but that the populace recognize that it exists and still imagine that change from the status quo is possible.
Voting is not intended to count. It’s meant to be the pacifier that’s inserted into the public mouth periodically, when the public become grumpy that they must submit to kings."
Jeff Thomas

"The reverence for this military machine, a machine responsible for the total destruction of many entire countries, for the maiming, displacement, and deaths of tens of millions of innocent men, women, and children across the planet, is almost universal. This alone is reason for absolute contempt for this governing system created not for liberty, but for tyranny.
The betrayal of the American public has been relentless and ever present. This betrayal while seemingly obvious, has continued to strengthen throughout our history, and today continues with such arrogance and force that the final destruction of liberty seems close at hand. This is happening currently at an accelerated pace, and with little resistance. Continued blind obedience by the masses to a nation state based on lies is a most pathetic state of affairs, and one that can only lead to despair."
Gary D. Barnett

"The prime object of totalitarian government thus becomes the incessant destruction of all evidences of spontaneous, autonomous association. For, with this social atomization, must go also a diminution of intensity and a final flickering out of political values that interpose themselves between freedom and despotism."
Robert Nisbet

"White supremacy is a hoax.  Why was the hoax created if not to be used to demonize white people?  If people, including many whites, were not believers in this hoax, how could Carranza, the Mexican-American who heads the New York City school system, use the public school system to conduct a campaign against 'toxic white supremacy culture.' Here we have the use of public money to cleanse America of 'white toxic culture.'  So how are whites supreme when 'white values' are being cleansed out of the culture?"
Paul Craig Roberts

"In contrast to political democracy, free market capitalism, which reflects democratic self-government, represents a far better ideal.
Its system of exclusively voluntary cooperation based on self-ownership requires that property rights be respected; no majority can violate owners' rights. Individuals' dollar votes change their outcomes, even when their preferences are not the majority’s preferences, making them far better informed than they are about politics. There also are more mechanisms providing honesty and accountability.
Holding democracy out as an ideal overlooks the question of whether market democracy or political democracy better serves citizens. And if that is the end in view, a superior form of democracy is to remove virtually all decisions and policies that we need not share in common (almost all of them, beyond the mutual protection of our property rights) from government dictation, even if they are 'democratic,' and let people exercise self-government through their own voluntary arrangements, protected by their inalienable rights."
Gary Galles

"In the public's mind, the war trials following World War II demonstrated that evil must be vanquished and punished. But the Nuremberg Trials were simply a propaganda showcase. In reality, the only difference between the 'good guys' and the 'bad guys' was that the 'good guys' had more guns.
What the people of the world did not see and still do not understand is that the real issues of World War II were never allowed to come up for public debate — certainly not at the Nuremberg Trials. The issue was that both sides prosecuted the war with paper money."
Bob Livingston

"Do you believe that it is moral and just for one person to be forcibly used to serve the purposes of another? And, if that person does not peaceably submit to such use, do you believe that there should be the initiation of force against him? Neither question is complex and can be answered by either a yes or no. For me the answer is no to both questions. I bet that nearly every college professor, politician or even minister could not give a simple yes or no response. 
A no answer, translated to public policy, would slash the federal budget by no less than two-thirds to three-quarters. After all most federal spending consist of taking the earnings of one American to give to another American in the form of farm subsidies, business bailouts, aid to higher education, welfare and food stamps. Keep in mind that Congress has no resources of its own. Plus there’s no Santa Claus or tooth fairy that gives Congress resources. Thus, the only way that Congress can give one American a dollar is to first, through intimidation and coercion, confiscate that dollar from some other American."
Walter Williams

"'For the greater good': the phrase that always precedes the greatest evil."
Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski