Banana Republic of Texas

Future Texas Ballot?

“Which button tells them to go to hell?” “Dunno, but if you press that green one, the voter goes to hell.” (No Libertarian Party is allowed in Brazil, Bolivia or Venezuela. NOTA beats the 32 subsidized parties in Brazil’s big cities.)

Texas was part of Mexico until just before the Opium Wars. Given today’s Landover Baptist Republicans and People’s Party Democrats, it might as well rejoin the Latin American Papal States. Come to think of it, that might not be so bad.

Old hippies’ pension checks stretch farther in Mexico, where small amounts of enjoyable plant leaf products are no longer framed up as some sort of victimless crime. And if the Libertarian Party is kept off the ballot, ku-klux Dixiecrats and Nixon Moral Pejoratives will again be empowered to dictate how Texas females must labor against race suicide.

In point of fact, It was Nixon’s Anti-Libertarian Law that opened the floodgates to voter suppression. That 1971 enactment shakes down workers to fund the soft machines used by political parasites to facilitate further extortions. Then, embarrassed at having gone for Johnson instead of following the anti-choice Dixiecrat stampede for George Wallace, Texas repented. By the time Arthur Bremer closed off that pathway to Positive Christianity in power, Nixon’s party had incorporated much of the Dixiecrat platform and Texas voted Republican.

Now, guess which State recently arrested and is trying to send a young black lady to the penitentiary for five years for voting while on probation? Guess which State sentenced a schoolteacher of latina extraction to eight years in the slammer (with deportation to follow) for daring to imagine a green card meant she could cast a ballot? Finally, guess which State has Republican politicians pressing to force the LP off of the ballot?

Reverting to Mexican statehood would appear to offer no net loss of individual rights. You can take Texas out of the juntas, but you can’t take the caudillos out of Texas!

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Libertarian Platform Sabotage Results

scuttling the ship

Note the negative slope of the trendline

The 2016 Libertarian party platform increased our vote share 328%.

True, recent platforms cave to Dixiecrat and Republican race-suicide screaming compared to the pro-choice 1972 platform. But LP delegates in 2016 at least rejected the obnoxious anti-choice, force-initiating infiltrator and got us decent candidates. Nationwide, voters were pleased that the LP platform committee was finally understanding the definition of government, and rewarded us with four million votes. This was WAY more votes than the difference between God’s Own Prohibitionists and the Econazi-influenced, carbon-tax Democrats. The 2016 election earned the LP national spoiler vote status, making platforms contrary to ours likely to tip their candidates into the losers’ dustbin. The looter kleptocracy was desperate, until a single fifth-column infiltrator acted to save their jobs, pelf and boodle by turning donors, supporters and voters against the LP.

The trick was to side with Democrats eager to import additional Saracen terrorists and People’s State looters into These Sovereign States and Dominions by calling such uninspected entry “open borders.” District court judges deem it a felony as of the second offense. My guess–judging from the graph above–is that this error probably became known in August of 2018. Sure enough, as of August, active donors, myself included, recoiled in horror and stopped pouring money and effort into an organization so easily duped into political suicide.  What else happened?

passengers swimming away from wreckage

Note the increasing slope of the bad trendline

Libertarian Party donors swam away from the scuttled ship in droves. The saddest part is that staff members, who had nothing to do with the (pick one) treachery or idiocy, now see their future endangered as a result. The absurd part is that the whole job of the LP is to endanger the jobs of partisans, politicians and candidates whose platforms and bills run counter to our original principles and (unsullied) platform. Looter party staff (not our people) need to be quaking at the thought of 6 million voters plunking for our proposals in 2020. But noooo…

Donors are grasping for other floating planks

Observe the sharp drop in regular donors

Libertarian Party donor renewals, which had been zigzagging upward–as you’d expect given the hockey-stick growth in our voters–began falling consistently as of August of 2018. Leaving aside the irrelevance and non-sequiturs rallied in support of amending the perfectly good 2016 border security plank into today’s counterproductive seppuko plank 3.4, the financial results couldn’t be clearer. The no-borders platform modification, intentionally or by error of judgment, has been as foolish a disaster as was ever injected into an LP platform since the child molestation planks planted in the 1980s. Entryism is a thing and security clearance forms make it clear that infiltation of government agencies is unwelcome. Indeed, political primaries are carefully organized to curtail infiltration by competing partisans eager to nominate the town drunk.

The pattern is much like brood parasitism, in which cowbirds or cuckoos infiltrate their eggs into a nest. The eggs hatch and the parasites kill off the invaded species’ young, leaving the bereft to raise parasite fledgelings to maturity. Only about 10% of parasitized bird species are able to defend themselves by puncturing and/or ejecting the infiltrating parasite eggs. The Libertarian Party–torn between hawkers of “big tent” dilution and law-changing spoiler vote strategists–would do well to learn to identify nest parasitism and eject infiltrators and saboteurs. Governments do this routinely. The U.S. Government indicted Scientologist infiltrators and does infiltrating of its own. Awareness of this sort of thing is ordinary due diligence and vigilance.

To outsiders contemplating the wreckage, the current LP platform committee looks a bit like a gaggle of intestines-for-brains parasite hosts. 

Weak-minded fools

Jabba the Hutt made the call…

Thoughtful spoiler-vote libertarians can nevertheless rescue the party from ruin. For that you need only shift your support to your state and county Libertarian Parties. Donations to battleground state parties (New Mexico, Minnesota, Maine, Michigan, Colorado, nevada, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, Georgia) will economically gird us for battle during the shakeout of the national LP’s delinquency. Those Libertarian-friendly States manage 127 electoal votes. That strategy will put the Kleptocracy fifth column on notice that protagonists of individual rights have more sense than 9 out of 10 parasitized bird species. 


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Who defeated Hillary Clinton?

In a Reason article by Cathy Young, American women are depicted as angry because “the expected victory of America’s first woman president was ignominiously thwarted by a man who casually discussed grabbing women’s genitals.” This, I’ll wager, is absolutely wrong. Hillary was defeated by her own platform committee–to the joy and delight of Antichoice televangelists, Dixiecrats and mystical fanatics in general.

Pedants and mystics have since 1945 bemoaned their impression that “our moral progress” hasn’t kept up with our technological progress. And through and beyond 1948 many nations busily captured, tried, shot, hanged and imprisoned the Christian National Socialists responsible for the World War and their government’s genocidal efforts to exterminate all persons even somewhat Jewish. Mendelian genetics at the time caused Germans to presume there is a gene for selfishness. Their industrialized murdering was their effort to make the world safe for altruism. Only Ayn Rand realized during the Nuremberg Trials that altruism is the problem–the ethical error that breeds self-deception and undermines rationality. That error was adopted within and amplified by These United States.

True, Communists were horrified at Ayn Rand’s depiction of their ideal, but National Socialists in These Sovereign States and dominions were just as shocked, appalled and resentful as the communists, for theirs is the same ideal. After all, both parties to the Hitler-Stalin Pact regarded themselves as the real altruists, and the other as the impostor. Since 1957 considerable resources of nazified American political parties and the now-defunct Soviet Union have poured into the problem of trying to make “that woman’s” ethical framework go away. Moral progress is what the Kleptocracy is against!

Christian altruism and communist altruism, one and the same

William Shatner and Spencer Tracy in Judgment At Nuremberg, 1961

It’s working. Hostile infiltrators have caused the Libertarian Party–the party whose 1972 platform is the key verbiage in the Roe v. Wade decision–to impale itself on suicidal planks since its 2016 victory. But similar infiltration by nationalsocialist fanatics first led the Democratic Party to adopt suicidal planks. The party that once elected JFK is now reduced to attacking and weakening America’s economy, defensive capacity and energy infrastructure in preparation for attack by a communist dictatorship that has already collapsed. Pseudoscience elevated to superstitious hysteria wrote those planks, defeated Hillary Clinton, and now endangers the individual rights Libertarians managed to secure for women since that 1972-73 court case.

Men have no business voting on birth control

 

Republicans are no less guilty. Their party created the Comstock Laws, then copied communist taxation and mystical prohibitionism until it was able to completely destroy the economy from 1929 through 1933, then repeated the process in 1987, and again with gusto in 2008. So OF COURSE the Democrats won, and began pushing a Soviet socialist agenda as avidly as the GOP pushed a Nationalsocialist, Comstock Law, prohibitionism and asset-forfeiture agenda until the collapse resulted.

In 2016 the GOP had to hire a former Democrat to defend its platform eschewing a Carbon Tax and de-industrialization, and heartily defending electric power generation and transmission. The prohibitionist mystical bigots they ran in 2008 and 2012 were rejected by voters just as prohibition-weary voters rejected Hoover, Landon, Willkie and Dewey. The Dems–already compromised by lay looter altruism–were induced to promise to strangle electrical generation and impose a carbon tax on the air we breathe. Whoever wrote those planks defeated the Dems, not Donald Trump. Trump (who I do not support) has turned out way less fanatical a prohibitionist, and far less inclined to coerce women and doctors in order to ban birth control than any Republican in recent memory. This is due in part to the millions of libertarian spoiler votes cast in support of individual rights for women.

Women have met the enemy, and that enemy sits on the Republican, Democratic, and sometimes (it hurts to admit this) Libertarian platform committees.

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New Zealand and Italy–Antipathies!

From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

(Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say.)

Presently she began again. ‘I wonder if I shall fall right through the earth! How funny it’ll seem to come out among the people that walk with their heads downward! The Antipathies, I think—’ (she was rather glad there was no one listening, this time, as it didn’t sound at all the right word) ‘—but I shall have to ask them what the name of the country is, you know. Please, Ma’am, is this New Zealand or Australia?’

Rome v. Christchurch soccer match?

Italy and New Zealand, amputated at birth

These two quasi-antipodal countries bear a most startling resemblance to one another in both shape and size. Christchurch decorates the Kiwi version roughly the corresponding position of Rome on the Lateran version. New Zealanders are not forced to vote against their will, and have thus escaped the coercive cancer that is destroying Australia and Brazil.

This is the last of these images I’ll be posting. Google has changed its sign-or-swim hold-harmless agreement in such a way as to make it impossible for the antipodes-tunneling website to allow comparison of relative sizes undistorted by the Mercator projection. But to put these in perspective, I offer another shoe shape in a map of those portions of Antarctica that were 30ºC below zero in Southern Hemisphere Summer at Christmastime. That’s 22ºF below zero.

This brings to mind a translator’s temperature conversion mnemonic. You’ve seen that -22ºF is -30ºC. What is the Farenheit equivalent of a comfortable 22ºC?

It is summer in the Southern Hemisphere where the Moon is upside-down

That’s New Zealand in the upper corner, about even with Tasmania. The purple shoe is coldest Antarctica

Tasmania is the same Southern latitude as Omaha, Nebraska is Northern, about 41º.

The answer to the temperature question is: 72ºF. The mnemonic for this is that 72ºF is 22.22222ºC (seven twos, and add a decimal point). Interpreters figure that an ice cube and a boiling kettle are 100ºC apart but 180ºF apart, so the difference ratio is 5 to 9 or 9/5. Knowing that 16ºC is 61ºF, you can go up and down by nines and fives. Sixteen +5 is 21ºC, while 61+9 is 70ºF. This extrapolation agrees pretty closely with the equivalence at 72ºF=22.22222ºF we just saw. We could never do this in real time using that goofy formula they teach in school so we calculate and memorize a few easy examples and find the other temperatures by going up or down by nines and fives while interpreting.

The temperature in Tasmania in the Christmas to New Years’ timeframe is typically 72ºF. Imagine how difficult it is to convince Tasmanians that they’ve been broiling under steep Global Warming for the past 100 summers, all of them at 72ºF.  Here’s a news clipping from Melbourne on usual (70-75ºF) and unusual temperatures in January 1857:

You can use a similar trick to work out square roots. By memorizing the roots of 2, 3 and 5, you can find roots for many non-prime numbers like, say, 12. Twelve divided by 2 is 6, and 6 divided by 2 is 3. Long story short, you factor a number into primes, and repeated ones yield themselves while leftover singles are square roots. In the case of 12, the square root is √2 times √2 times √3, which is 2√3. If you forget that √16 is 4, by this same trick you divide it by 2 four times which yields two paired multiples of 2, which is two fours. There is also a trick for using the square root of 5 for converting kilometers to miles and vice-versa, but that’s another story.

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