So The Don’s poledancer babe copied verbatim the Kenyan’s old lady’s speech? Welcome to reality, where entrenched political machines try “whutevah woiks” in an effort to secure “jobs for the boys.”
The standard of value in machine politics–jobs for parasites–is like that gold standard of perfection food industry corporations seal in nitrogen and store at liquid nitrogen temperatures: snacks for teevee vidiots. Perfect snacks are what food factories preserve for periodic quality control testing, to tweak their production lines. We’re talking the cream-of-the-crop Superbowl-watching snacks representing absolute perfection. But those junk food snacks go straight in the trash and are replaced by the competition’s convenience store packages as soon as the competition tops your corporate sales. Buyers determine what is perfect, independent-minded voters determine what platforms and laws appeal to them. Political soft machines look at those votes, calculate the paychecks their boys could be getting, and decide that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
That’s competition. Junk food and junk politics work the same way. Neither entrenched party has any principles other than government jobs for its own unproductive hands (parasites, to biologists). Taxed voters want something for themselves, not more mooching politicians. Each entrenched looter party therefore operates pragmatically on an inductive feedback loop guided by spoiler votes, just as snack food companies scramble to produce whatever customers are rushing out to buy. Nowadays it’s freedom, thanks to the crash and depression created by asset-forfeiture prohibitionism under Republican rule. The connection between individual rights and a healthy economy is finally sinking in in a way it did not after November of 1932.
Spoiler means defeating. To the Democrats it meant CPUSA votes after 1968, National Socialist Envirobeiterpartei votes after 2000. To the GO Pee it means Libertarian Party votes as of 1972. The communist party was THE rising tide in 1860, when Red Republicanism sought to tax and spend our way out of the depression resulting from Britain’s Opium Wars. But today we know about mass starvation, murderous purges, fleeing refugees shot in cold blood, censorship and brainwashing never once mentioned in “A Traveler From Altruria” or “Looking Backward.” Now that the looter mystique is punctured, with adherents abandoning the wreck , a vote for the CPUSA is truly a wasted vote as the communists themselves admit. Today we seek the unknown ideal, something never tried: individual rights. I vote libertarian because that is the best and fastest way to change the laws and maximize freedom. Anything else is a wasted vote that will help to get us killed. Remember that in November…
Elections are contests between political parties using platforms as vote bait. The candidates are typically clowns and chimpanzees added to attract the rubes and provide a circus atmosphere. Looter party platforms propose the sort of laws men with guns and impunity will be turned out to enforce, even if it means making regrettable examples of a few individuals now and then.
At a police auction for confiscated vehicles, unusually high bids on, say, Chevy SUVs, are a signal to officers that more Chevy SUVs need to be confiscated via asset-forfeiture on grounds of suspicion. Auction bids thus generate price information to guide government employees’ actions, almost like an ethical standard of value.
Votes work the same way. As soon as one entrenched party begins to abscond with lots of government jobs, the other refuses to look at the small party the winning party is getting its ideas from. None of that. They third-hand imitate the second-hand ideas the first lot plagiarized from some small group of dedicated looter altruists. This causes much shouting and gnashing of teeth among activists for the small party from which the imitating losers USUALLY get their ideas. The ideas boil down to either Stalinist communism or the sort of Christian National Socialism popular in Hitler’s Germany, nothing newer than these one-dimensional looter systems. But votes in elections do carry information–the same way prices transmit information about what consumers want.
In “our democracy” the Dems copy their planks from the communists at CPUSA.org, and the GO Pee prohibitionists copy their planks from… you guessed it! The Prohibition Party–oldest third party, third oldest party and its other imitators, the Tea and Constatoo-shun parties. All of these intellectual providers and spoiler vote threateners of “both” beast-of-burden parties think of men with guns as the obvious solution to every real or imagined problem. The Libertarian Party, on the other hand, actively seeks solutions that do not require the coercion of citizens by jackbooted minions with guns. When you vote libertarian, you are eliminating the middleman and transmitting your preferences directly. This places spoiler vote pressure on the entrenched party politicians so that they have to change their platforms–change the laws–or lose their government jobs. Farfetched? Make your own choice and change ten times the laws with your vote. See the platform in two languages at LP.org.
Sarasota Herald Tribune
That same Senator Edwards of New York who was alarmed by the 159 persons killed by federal agents alone during 8 years of the War on Drinks disclosed other numbers. By the start of 1926 a quarter of all federal prohibition agents had already been fired for–besides shooting people “in the back, in cold blood”–intoxication, misconduct, extortion, bribery and soliciting money.
Of course to anyone determined to disbelieve the factual record, these disclosures in 1927 all had to be lies and misrepresentation in some sort of War on Police. And here we are today, with yesterday’s felons–Anheuser Busch, Miller, Coors, Schlitz, Seagrams–all now owning congress and the senate. Congress and the senate proceed to ban plants, mushrooms, harmless gases and enjoyable drugs. Even drugs that, like LSD, have never caused a single fatality (let alone hundreds of people a year killed by prohibitionist coercion), are banned so that their effects on users cannot even be demonstrated in tests so that witnesses can judge for themselves. Lobbyists paying for the bans have a pretty good idea of how customer choices would affect their sales.
Today we are flooded with smartphone videos of men with guns on government payrolls ganging up and murdering citizens on orders from “bipartisan” politicians, often shooting them in the back, in cold blood, but released by no-bills, dropped charges or mock trial. How can all of these also be lies and misrepresentation in some sort of War on Police? Could the financial collapse in both prohibitionism cases also be imaginary?
It is amazing how history rhymes and repeats every time and everywhere entrenched political parties declare violent warfare against the harmless exercise of individual rights. If you are looking for an alternative political party, you might take a look at the libertarian platform over at LP.org How many other parties want you to read their platform?
Correio da Manhã RJ
No Brasil não era segredo que a lei seca americana existia para aumentar o consumo de glucose e levedo. Ambas indústrias tomaram vulto econômico durante a Grande guerra travada entre a Alemanha e Turquia versus a França e o Reino Unido–isso por causa dos submarinos alemães. Ninguém entendia disso melhor do que os brasileiros–que exportavam o açúcar–e Herbert Hoover que transportava alimentos para a Europa durante a Grande Guerra.
Mas a crendice do misticismo também corria solto entre os exportadores de açúcar–no Brasil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti–que temiam um arrocho na sobretaxa de importação americana. O governo americano envenenava o álcool com metanol de modo a cegar ou matar quem bebesse sem pagar propina ou impostos. A mídia brasileira fingia acreditar que teria sido a má qualidade da bebida artesanal que matava e cegava os americanos. Sem dúvida com o açúcar brasileiro o resultado seria diferente. Mas seria?
Na verdade, a fé cega abolia os direitos individuais, e quem não possui direitos ou é escravo ou senão presunto. Naquela época não havia partido libertário nem liberal no país. Os democratas eram dominados pelo ku-klux klã, fanáticos proibicionistas que acendiam cruzes em nome de Deus e linchavam os negros. Já os republicanos obedeciam a um fanatismo de crentes que nutria ódio pelos estrangeiros e judeus, mas que faturava com os confiscos, a propina, e os dividendos–sobre os quais não incidia imposto de renda–e o aumento de consumo da glucose e açúcar de milho, do levedo–e da morfina.
Correio da Manhã, RJ
O congresso e senado ouvem médicos mentirosos, padres pecaminosos, evangelistas ébrios, policiais pilantras e e altruístas assassinos jurando que um copo de cerveja seria entorpecente que transforma o jovem em avatar do Satanás. Se o jovem é negro, se transformaria em gorila estuprador de mocinhas brancas. É claro que o congresso não está ali para discutir. Mandam homens armados fazer exemplos para que os sobreviventes fiquem aterrorizados pela força da lei e as armas dos policiais religiosos.
Mas antes desse passo, tudo era sorriso em 1924. Com seus pares de outros congressos assinaram tratados para que não houvesse mídia desgarrada. Assinaram tratados anti-contrabando com os americanos a quem deviam empréstimos de guerra.
Nisso ninguém esperava que dois canhoeiros da guarda costa americana afundariam uma escuna canadense no centro do Golfo do México em março de 1929. Foi… uma surpresa. Surpresa também que dos preços proibicionistas surgiriam organizações delinquentes.
Igualmente surpreendente em 2009 foi o colapso econômico na Europa e América do Sul. Afinal, apenas trataram com os americanos para serem ocupados pelo FATF, AML, TF, CFT, DNFBP, IRS-CID, INL, ICRG, GIABA, GAFISUD, FSRB, FIU, FinCEN e EAG, e toda essa sopa de letrinhas e metralhadoras para proteger os impostos copiados do manifesto comunista de 1848. Quem esperava que a crise americana causada pelos mesmos confiscos se espalharia assim, a canetaços dados pelos políticos de mais de 30 partidos saqueadores?
Senator Edwards of New York was by November of 1927 already alarmed by the murders committed in pursuance of pseudoscience and superstition as manifested by the violence of law and popular reaction against same.
By his count there were then 175 fatalities, 49 of which were prohibition agents. This meant a scoreboard with dry killers beating productive citizens by nearly 4 to 1. Bureaucrats in the government, meaning the Republican, Democratic and Prohibition parties, denied this and produced less embarrassing tallies of “justifiable” homicides.
Back then the glucose trust had funded dry agitation and a high tariff on sugar to profit from monopolising artisanal production, and the casualties were to glucose manufacturers mere collateral damage worth the outlay for political pull in a mixed economy. What we see today is similar. Whole new categories of safe, non-addictive enjoyable drugs are replacing deadly but revenue-generating tobacco and alcohol, but those entrenched industries’ lobbyists are doing all they can to use the looter government to prevent a competitive market in which the customer is king.
The “bipartisan” government is itself the captive prisoner of two powerful and corrupt factions–the Republican and Democratic parties. They are abetted in their machinations by lesser parasites, namely the Prohibition, Tea and “Constitution” parties representing mohammedan-style mystical terrorism and eternal war, and the Communist and Green parties representing the intellectual vestiges of the Stalin and Hitler-led collectivists. None of these parties will discuss the nature and purpose of government or the definition and function of individual rights.
You can make a difference by voting libertarian. No such choice was available in 1927. Read the platform at LP.org
This has been a volunteer message from www.jhenryphillips.com, translator and simultaneous interpreter.
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