Subsidized Classroom Elisions

opium06jan1857When the First Opium War became inevitable in 1837, the good ship Orwell was plying the routes between China and Australia. British capital invested was drained out of the United States and poured into the preparations for the Opium War which overrode China’s prohibition against the dumping of narcotics at her ports.

Unequal treaties, signed at gunpoint, banned local cultivation and left China at the mercy of dope exports from India managed by FDR’s grandpa Warren Delano, among others. Converts to Christianity were meanwhile waging a civil war against China from within. Missionaries, admitted under the Treaty of Nanking, provided a handy pretext for military action against Chinese passive resistance. One French Catholic missionary was killed in 1856 for telling the Chinese their religion was heathen superstition, and Catholics and Protestants from opium-peddling countries took time out from killing each other to gang up on the Chinese–even as US Minister Townsend Harris was negotiating treaties with the terrified Japanese. News of renewed aggression against China reached United States newspapers on January 6, 1857. Richard Walmesley Blair, whose son Eric would adopt the pen name George Orwell, was born the following day.

The opium wars not only drained capital from These States, but the resulting glut wreaked financial havoc in India, where by May 1857, Europeans and Christian converts were being hacked to bits in those manifestations of popular displeasure referred to as the “mutiny.” By August, financial panic shuddered across America. By September there were runs on New York banks and government revenues were greatly decreased. No mention of the opium wars sparking the mutiny–or the two developments affecting American finances–appear anywhere in British or American accounts masquerading as history. Yet George Orwell’s father’s job title in India was Assistant Sub-Deputy Opium Agent, third grade. He was part of an organization that oversaw a sixth of the revenue needed to subjugate, dominate, control and overpower all of India and Pakistan at the time.

It is simply assumed that the three three things coexisted by the sheerest coincidence. In much the same manner, the Roosevelt Administration’s Pure Food and Drug Law of 1906, which affected whiskey, glucose and drugs beginning in 1907, simply coincided with the wave of prohibitionism shutting down saloons and ice houses that served beer. Likewise the Hoover Administration’s enforcement of prohibition with light beer a felony and tax liens and bank account seizures as the mechanism simply happened–according to what the historians have published these past 87 years–to coincide with the collapse of the banking system and the Great Depression.

That the Roosevelt family fortune arose out of this transportation of opium into China was probably known to TR and to Herbert Hoover. Hoover was present and under fire in China during the Boxer Rebellion, but kept quiet about his political adversary’s grandpa’s misdeeds while pretending to struggle against the morphine trade that had led to World War I. Yet his Moratorium and fanatical persecution of beer as the Avatar of Satanic Possession did more to promote Adolf Hitler to Chancellor than anything else in the world.

Only after the Republican Party’s prohibitionism, crash and depression had kept them out of the White House for two full decades, did Republican propagandists dare to leak the stories of Warren Delano’s involvement in the opium traffic. Eisenhower was elected, the United States declared a Christian nation, and the word “God” inserted into the Pledge of Allegiance, printed on coins and currency and chiseled into the walls of government buildings in Washington DC. Fear of “atheistic” communist congregants nurtured the flourishing of a powerful military industrial complex whose lobbyists–to Ike’s discomfiture–quickly dominated the United States government and ordered us into Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, Brazil, Columbia, Grenada and Panama, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Finally the remake Bush Administration created the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (White House OFBCI) within the Executive Office of the President. The asset-forfeiture fanaticism inevitably resulting from such a move, again crushed the economy into rubble.

With any luck the Libertarian Party will replace God’s Own Prohibitionists, and These States and a Post-Brexit Pepperland will resume their colorful careers.

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Hyperinflation, 1923, 1989

Germany was saddled with making reparations payments for damage she caused in WWI. The cause of that war and the method of raising money with which to pay were intimately intertwined. How?

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German heroin glut

Knowledge of the Opium Wars invariably comes as a surprise to most victims of pre-Internet government schooling. But just before Victoria was crowned Queen of England, China banned opium trading and ordered the traders to leave. Lord Palmerston soon oversaw military operations to force China to repeal its opium prohibition. The war preparations sucked British investment capital out of These States and a depression set in shortly after 1837, when prohibitionist policies in China first affected British commerce.** Modern weapons crushed all resistance and the Chinese were forced not only to legalize the only really addictive drug warranting the nomenclature, but also to pay for the losses suffered by their attackers. This rankled. The Boxer Rebellion was a failed rematch, but the Revolution of 1911 finally restored control of their ports to the Chinese, and the ban produced a huge opium glut affecting the economies of the producing nations–The Balkans.

That almost all the opium containing 12 to 14% morphine is produced between Italy and Turkey is an inconvenient fact handily omitted from government school curricula. Serbia, Montenegro–the entire mountainous area from Slovenia to Bulgaria down to Greece was shot through with opium plots feeding chemical plants in Austria-Hungary and Germany. There, the morphine was extracted and acetylated into patented German Heroin™. Immediately after it became clear Chinese customs agents could no longer be bribed or bullied, price-cutting and competition for dope markets exploded into war in the Balkans, and escalated smoothly into World War I. This too is a surprise to people educated in government-subsidized classrooms, but the mechanism was obvious in the year 1923, when a heroin epidemic in United States called into question the wisdom of the government’s classification of light beer as a felony narcotic per the 18th Amendment. But alcohol prohibition in America was a windfall for the German drug industry. According to The Norwalk Hour:

This country has been a dumping ground for the large quantity of drugs manufactured abroad since the end of the war. And it is against this production of drugs abroad for illicit sale in this country that a movement has now been launched.
Germany, previous to the outbreak of the war, was the chief alkaloid manufacturing country in the world. The supply of morphine, heroin and other alkaloids of opium for the Occident came largely from her factories. In 1915 and thereafter the Allied countries found themselves short of opiates, the medical treatment of hundreds of thousands of wounded having drained surplus stocks the world over. Manufacturing laboratories sprang up. At this time poppy growing in India, Persia and China increased tremendously, and in India it receives governmental encouragement.

There you have a historical recitation of These States suddenly discovering how the Chinese had felt since long before the Civil War.  The parallels with the situation endured by the Celestial Empire continue, for Britain, after losing America, transformed India into an opium farm with an annual output worth $19 million in gold. That entrenched drug market brought England and France (which ran opium regies in Cochin-China) into war with Germany. The war necessitated loan-taking in the USA, whose President Coolidge insisted on October 5 that the loans be repaid. Hence, again, the transfer of British liability to the vanquished, this time Germany. Germany’s reaction was to evade reparations payment by inflating its currency into worthlessness.

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Brazil’s inflation during George CIA Bush regime

Why is this relevant? The prohibitionist infiltrators that caused the GO-Pee to try and fail to keep light beer a felony in 1932 never relinquished their hold on the party. During the Reagan-Bush years, when South America was exporting relatively harmless and nonaddictive cocaine to These States and Europe, a flurry of drug testing laws and the exhuming of Herbert Hoover Administration asset-forfeiture legislation triggered a major crash once traders perceived the Depression was inevitable. Like Germany in 1923, Brazil went into hyperinflation, and its president was deposed by impeachment (much like the September, 2016). George Waffen Bush repeated this Herbert Hoover in his second term. Bush’s Executive Orders packed the government with religious fanatics. Together they pushed prohibitionist asset forfeiture of billions, again causing damage to the US and global economies in the trillions of dollars.  Today’s Republican platform reads like Mein Kampf, only with “drug” search-and-replacing “jew” and “America” replacing “Germany” throughout. Both the Republican and Democratic parties disguise the fact that prohibitionist fanaticism by banning beer attracted opiates during prohibition. Prohibition enforcement, caused the Crash and Depression, and Herb Hoover’s policies supported the rise of National Socialism. This led to more war, and finally major Crashes in 1987, and just recently in 2007.

I vote Libertarian secure in the knowledge that there is nothing the other looter party could do that is worse than Republican economic disasters. Furthermore, my LP spoiler vote has 6 to 36 times the law-repealing clout of a vote wasted on the Kleptocracy.

** The Sydney Morning Herald of May 15, 1837 p. 3 contains the unlinkable article labeled CHINA. Click HERE to go to that page and see the Edict expelling all the foreign opium traders from Canton at the lower right. There is no date, but it is likely the thing was issued December, 1836, when the US economy was already in free fall and covetous of Mexican gold in California. The first news in English took six months to find publication in the newspapers. We’ll be blogging on that shortly.

Prohibition, Crash, Repeal, repeat

Depression drives repeal

Black indicates Dry Counties banning Drink in a 1913 newspaper

A lot of misdirection goes into keeping voters from noticing recurrent patterns. No Republican wants to hear awkward questions like “Why did the economy collapse during alcohol prohibition in 1907 and 1929?” It took the GOP twenty years to erase connection between Prohibition and The Crash and again put religious zealots in the saddle–with Richard Nixon as Vice-President. “Under God” was added to the Bellamy Pledge of Allegiance and graven images were added to our currency.

Yet the record of history won’t go away. The internet has made it possible for people to look up unrevised history and see “politics as she is.” Take the Panic of 1907, when the labeling requirements of the Pure Food and Drug Law of 1906, brought on by a Chinese boycott of US exports, became enforceable. Sears and Montgomery Wards could no longer quietly ship heroin-spiked alcoholism cures and syringes to China. Distillers were brought under scrutiny as the US Pharmacopeia became a legal standard for defining words such as “whiskey.”

Surely similar events had nothing to do with the asset-forfeiture Crash the George Bush Jr. Administration oversaw in 2007–that by 2008 had completely collapsed the United States economy. Or could it? The one word you never see in connection with the Panic of 1907, Crash of 1929 or Depressions of 1932, 1988, or 2007-12 is PROHIBITION.

During TR and Taft’s Republican “noughts,” only Mr Dooley had the courage to mention the spiking of whiskey with cheap morphine in the South. There was a morphine glut because the Chinese were again (as in 1837, 1840, 1856, 1900 and 1907) upset enough to again forcibly exclude the dumping of genuinely addictive narcotics over there. Such dumping was indeed permitted by a punitive treaty the US had ratified after the Boxer Rebellion.

The dumping of opiates in the Philippine Islands and Hawaii at about this time led to a frightening surge in addiction. Pretty soon, Americans enforcing sudden “cold turkey” prohibition in the Philippine Islands (while also banning the relatively less harmful alternative, beer) were picked off by snipers and hacked to bits in insurgent raids.

The US economy felt a depression in 1903-04 as another haughty treaty (defining Christians as good) heaped humiliation upon the Celestial Empire. Domestically, the excesses of crony mercantilism clashed with fanatical prohibitionism, this time under Republican Theodore Roosevelt. It was Teddy who, as Police Commissioner, had closed down so many saloons in New York City. Beer was banned from all US military canteens and Post Exchanges.

The 47th Annual Brewers’ Convention in 1907 reported that “Legislation of an unfavorable character has been undertaken in the legislatures of many states.” Ice was what made beer cold. Then as now “ice house” was usually a name for places cold beer was served. Dry Christianity, fresh from legislating Chinese Exclusion laws and labeling of narcotics as such, now declared Total War on The Ice Trust, including Knickerbocker, and Gambrinus Kingdom of Beer.  This struggle, assisted by Attorney-General Bonaparte, stretched and tore at the fabric of the US economy in the year 1907.

The Panic of 1907 was driven mainly by unintended consequences of prohibitionism, mostly in the Deep South. Alabama, for instance, made beer and the Demon Rum hideous crimes, with most of the state bone-dry in early 1907. A year later, after the economic collapse, the picture was completely reversed, yet no one admitted that prohibition had caused the Crash and Panic or that repeal was the logical response.

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When the stock market began its collapse in March of 1907, the President loudly denied government action had been the cause. Likewise with both George Bush asset-forfeiture Crusades–especially once the government had been packed with “faith-based” organizations and activists for Bush Jr’s second term. Sure enough, there were recessions in 1988, 1992 and 2007. Here is George Bush acting like the government had nothing to do with the debacle.

Sure enough, not a word is said about the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) his Administration unleashed. But New Mexico, Vermont, Michigan, New Jersey, Arizona, Massachussetts, Washington, Maryland, Alaska and Oregon all legalized marijuana within seven years of George Bush’s asset-forfeiture crash. States had reacted to collapse in much the same way after President Hoover’s use of asset forfeiture to enforce laws that made light beer a felony.

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The Flash Crash of May 6, 2010 coincided with DEA seizures of bank accounts belonging to Colombian nationals, and the Flash Crash of March 18, 2015 coincided down to the minute with international reaction to the release of the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, Volume II, Money Laundering and Financial Crimes on that date.

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None of these things are mentioned in the financial press or platforms of the entrenched political parties.  But the 2016 Republican Party Platform says nothing about the financial hazards of coercive prohibitionism, but rather:

The progress made over the last three decades against drug abuse is eroding, whether for cultural reasons or for lack of national leadership. In many jurisdictions, marijuana is virtually legalized despite its illegality under federal law.

Compare that with the 2016 Libertarian Party Platform:

Therefore, we favor the repeal of all laws creating “crimes” without victims, such as the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes.

Spare a thought for these myriad shocks to the US (and world) economies. Consider the safety and financial future of the younger generation as you prepare to vote.

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Mimesis in Politics

Liberal Party Wet Plank

Liberal Party Wet Plank

Politician impersonators are an industry today, but what about political party impersonators? The Liberal Party of America, organized in 1930 to repeal prohibition and blue laws, scared the bejeezus out of the ku-klux and methodist White Terrors. Sure enough, as soon as its 1931 platform hit the stands, impersonator parties sprouted like toadstools. None of their platforms mentioned repeal. Here’s a sample of the Liberal Party Platform:

Hypocrisy is in the saddle. Mercenary religion is throttling the nation’s life. Paid preachers, quartered in magnificent offices, and working for large salaries, are stifling the life of the people. Some of them are laughing in derision when the poor and the weak are convicted and sent to prison. Some of them are advocating the poisoning of alcohol, so that those who are tempted may die—the sooner the wretches are out of the way, say they, the better for Prohibition. And the Sunday laws—these mercenary preachers are spying around corners to trap the unwary and to fill the jails.

And in both parties there were wets and drys who would exact a shameful straddle upon the paramount question of the day—the paramount question not only in politics, but in life—Prohibition–while the abortive enforcement of an unenforceable law would continue. The Government would keep on with its tragic tyranny of sending twelve hundred men and women to jail every week in the year. The President of the United States would call for more and bigger prisons. The Attorney General would carry out his essential practice of paroling hundreds of victims from their cells—and yet other hundreds—in order to provide space for new prisoners, until he finds himself with six offenders in each cell that was built for one.

The Liberal Party aims at the dissolution of the Ku Klux Klan, because that society, suppressing the social and political rights of Jews, Catholics, and Negroes, is a foul vulture that is eating the heart out of the body politic; and when it was in its greatest power it continued to enroll new thousands in its membership through the encouragement which Mr. Ford gave to its propaganda with his senseless campaign of libel against the Jews.”

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Libertarian impersonators 1932

Looters wasted no time in organizing “Liberty Party” rallies at which the vilest totalitarian collectivists held forth on coercive measures they imagined “freedom” ought certainly to entail. The Kleptocracy could hardly have organized such a slap in the face of the anti-slavery party that toppled the Whigs–not with jobless veterans marching on Washington to cash in Bonus bonds prior to maturity. This was the reaction of parasitical socialism to the emergence of the first approximation to a proto-Libertarian party. This 1932 reaction against libertarians dedicated to the defense of individual rights is by now a familiar sight. It is the exact same thing we are seeing today.

The Democratic and Republican party platforms want your kids in jail, your home and assets forfeited–though the economy be again destroyed to achieve this–and men with guns collecting income taxes. Your vote can endorse or forever go on record as opposing this gangland violence. Which will it be?

Supreme court job safety valve

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Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert!

Whose job safety does the Supreme Court look out for? Why… that of both of the entrenched parties that nominate, confirm and pay them–who else?

The US Constitution establishes a Supreme Court, but says nothing about political parties. Only the ratification of the communist manifesto income tax plank made it possible for Richard Nixon’s Kleptocracy–from “both sides” of the aisle–to add federal subsidies for entrenched parties to the IRS Code. This he did within 24 hours of the Libertarian Party’s organization. Both Kleptocracy parties are loose agglomerations of mystical and racial collectivists.  Each bunch is hypnotized in the belief that they themselves benefit from the hiring of “our” rotten cur of a politician instead of “that other” lying bastard. The multiplier effect that imparts law-changing clout to smaller third parties is thus completely eclipsed by the stereophonic frenzied rage whipped up by media outlets on the IRS payroll since 1971.

But what happens when a third party emerges, its candidates seeking a clear mandate to vote for freedom as opposed to coercion if elected? The Richard Nixon solution–using the Internal Revenue Service code make transfer payments from your earnings to subsidize the Republican and Democratic soft machines–is not enough. The major parties, like the dupes that elect them, need to be protected from themselves.

The Republican Party, rebuked by wet voters in Great Depression 1932, converted to the Positive Christianity of German National Socialism even as the Dems succumbed once more to the seduction of a slightly different brand of populist collectivism. These are the political ideologies that populate the Supreme Court today. The Supreme Court protects both of the hands that feed it. Even when it appears to be biting one hand or the other, is it in fact preventing some insane faction from again capsizing half of the Kleptocracy from within and opening the door to regime change. There are plenty of examples of this.

When formation of the Libertarian Party with an anti-draft plank threatened the looter entente, the military draft–which the Supreme Court had exempted from the Thirteenth Amendment–was temporarily shifted to a back burner with no further help from the court. But when pro-choice libertarian partisans frightened mystical prohibitionists with possible voter defection, the Supreme Court legalized women’s rights, its vorpal sword striking down State laws that bullied pregnant women. Thus the balance of power within the Kleptocracy was preserved snicker-snack by Court intervention preventing the suicide of its more mystical wing. That mystical wing promptly proceeded toward similar avenues of self-defenestration.

A similar Machiavellian calculus led to the court decision banning the judicial baiting of same-sex couples by those same mystical zealots. The Court’s decision enabled a much-relieved GOP to spread its arms and assure the faithful that its “hands are tied” in time for the 2016 election campaign. The rolling of queers (except where justifiable for asset forfeiture), alas, had to be tearfully deleted from the GOP agenda, and with it (they hope) any incentive for voting for the Libertarian party–whose platform made the decision inevitable.

The important thing to observe here is that the Supreme Court leapt in to force “both” parties to abide by its decision rather than stand at loggerheads and allow non-Kleptocracy candidates pull away spoiler votes.  The last time a genuine third party managed to get some of its own into Congress, in 1892, those infiltrators transformed their entire agenda–Communist Manifesto Plank Two–into federal law and secured absolute control over the Democratic Party for decades.

Another judicial rescue mission occurred in the 1960s. The Court forced ku-klux southerners to stop intimidating and barring black and tan voters, cafeteria customers and schoolchildren. Those decisions allowed the southern Democratic party to assure Grand Goblins of its sympathy, but spread its arms in helplessness because its “hands are tied.”

The jobs-getting success of the Democratic party relies on simultaneously convincing women and gays that it (and not the LP.org) was instrumental in protecting their individual rights from the National Socialists who still write the platform for God’s Own Prohibitionists. The Libertarian Party is running on the record of political change brought about by the spoiler votes cast in support of its platform.

If this helped you better understand Court decisions against the background of realpolitik as she is, think of how much clearer your depositions can sound, or your contracts can read in translation.