For starters, this relatively new variation on the Argument from Intimidation actually works.(link) California voters had the opportunity to strike down a dishonest and incompetent looter politician, yet were defeated by a combination of chaff and binary collectivism. The chaff, like tinfoil dropped from bombers to confuse the enemy radar came in the form of a couple-dozen granola aspirants added to the ballot to disperse and scatter any opposition to the soft machine. But the more important strategy was a variation on The Forgotten Man.
The Forgotten Man you will recall, is that unremarkable individual to whom William Graham Sumner first called attention in an essay by that same name.(link) It is the man who is neither communist nor National Socialist, who minds his own business rather than meddle forcibly in the lives of others–and keeps his promises. This early reference to the libertarian personality was written by one of America’s most signal defenders of individual rights. Sumner was actually attacked and beaten with a stick by a Dixie Democrat for daring to suggest that black people also had individual rights.(link) FDR went to special lengths to pollute and obfuscate The Forgotten Man by equivocation with unemployable collectivist rabble whose votes he sought to divert from the communist parties.(link)
Nowadays, the Forgotten Man or Woman is invariably the Libertarian party candidate. In the California case, this was Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Hewitt, already working as an elected official in the state of California. Hewitt’s name was carefully elided from all public mention–even by Reason magazine–until just before the election, when it was too late to make any difference. Attention focused on a carbon copy of the Long Dong Silver candidate, an African-American Republican–a species nowadays about as common as an African-American running mate for George Wallace in the 1960s. That Dog Bites Man play was startling enough to actually work when it came time to confirm another girl-bullying prohibitionist to the Supreme Court in 1991.
Fake Hints that Clarence Thomas was an Ayn Rand fan disarmed opposition from defenders of individual rights for women. Thomas’ wig and nose were powdered and confirmed despite Anita Hill’s warnings. So another girl-bullier set to work helping Nixon appointees reinstate Comstock laws stripping women of individuality; essentially condemning them to involuntary labor like Sumner’s pitiable “harlot of slavery.”(link) Suddenly it was as if the 9th, 13th and 14th Amendments had never existed. The Libertarian Party promptly resumed its growth and hardly anyone but televangelical drug agents voted Republican.
God’s Own Prohibitionists, now at a loss to describe their boy in objectively positive terms after the California recall campaign, have–in desperation–taken to referring to the loser as “anti-leftist.” “Republican” has had more vote-getting appeal than “Christian National Socialist” in US elections after
1928 er… 1952. Today “anti-leftist” is a tarbrush wide enough to soil libertarians into presumptive association with Republicans, Nazis, and Spanish, Italian and Romanian fascists. To anyone who does not expect the truth from 2D looter politicians, this “winning by elimination” makes sense. Nixon understood perfectly that the Libertarian Party was the greatest threat ever to his force-initiating soft machine and struggled to have us ignored.(link)
Within 24 hours Nixon had the IRS subsidize non-libertarian parties to freeze out any growth of political freedom.(link) A way was then found to delete the Libertarian Roe v Wade plank–so attractive to women in the 1972 and 1976 libertarian platforms–and replace it with lame verbiage encouraging child molesters and openly inviting foreign terrorists to disregard national borders. Nixon subsidies, plus GOP and anarcho-communist infiltration, retarded but did not reverse, the growth of the Libertarian party–until the looters were driven to desperate measures by 4 million Libertarian spoiler votes in the 2016 election. After that, Fifth Column sleepers were activated and vote-repellent planks and candidates injected at all hazards. THAT got results:
Libertarian voters are outnumbered 32 to 1, but a single libertarian vote suffices to nullify 75% of the mass hypnotic effect of social pressure that causes folks to waste their votes on force-initiating authoritarians. One supporting partner in the Solomon Asch experiment caused test subjects to err 75% less often. Your libertarian vote can give 24 of those 32 benighted voters the gumption it takes to vote for freedom.(link)
Find out the juicy details behind the mother of all economic collapses. Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929 is available in two languages on Amazon Kindle, each at the cost of a pint of craft beer.
Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)
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