Herbert Hoover’s hashish hookah

So was Herbert Hoover stoned on hashish just before losing the election? This pre-elections Letter-to-the-Editor says:

Listened last night to President Hoover’s Speech at Madison Square Garden. I was so dumbfounded by his tirade against the Democrats that I read his entire speech once more this morning to make sure that I heard the things I thought I was hearing. After reading it I can come to only one conclusion, and that is: Hoover must have written that speech after smoking an unusually strong pipe of hashish. And he must have been under the influence of the drug when he delivered it.
By no stretch of the imagination (undrugged imagination, that is) can he or anybody else accuse the Democratic Party (either by what they have been saying or doing in the past 20 years) of all the things Hoover accuses them of intending to do. As a matter of record, the most constructive piece of legislation passed during the last 50 years–The Federal Reserve Act–originated with and was enacted by the Democratic Party.
If this Madison Square Garden tirade had come from a Ward-heeler, we would consider the source and let it go at that. But coming as it did from the President of the United States, it only adds one more reason to the many already existing why he should be retired next week. DISGUSTED REPUBLICAN, November 1, 1932

Back then there was no Libertarian Party for which to cast a law-changing spoiler vote.  Like today, Republicans were sending men with guns to shoot people in their homes for suspicion of enjoyable plant leaf products and grain products. They seized cars, shipping, and bank accounts using tax laws to batter past the 4th and 5th Amendments. Banks folded as money was removed before looters-by-law could confiscate it–just like in 1987 and 2008.

In 1932 you either voted for dry killers and asset confiscators or crooked machine politicians of another stripe, piggybacked by socialist orators, union goons, and till-tapping brain trusts. In Hoover’s NY speech  he admitted that “many of our citizens sought flight for their capital to other countries; that many of them attempted to hoard gold in large amounts.” Why? “We have more nearly met with a full hand the most sacred obligation of man, that is, the responsibility of a man to his neighbor,” confessed Hoover, letting his altruist ideology as jailer of men shine forth for all to see.

Mimicking fiscal parsimony, Hoover groaned that the average citizen “works for the support of all forms of Government sixty-one days out of the year.”** Nowhere does Hoover mention prohibition, beer becoming a felony, or admit that his party’s policies made a train wreck of the economy. 

Today you may invest your law-changing vote in a competent alternative to both geriatric parties: LP.org

** Nowadays that’s 106 days a year of involuntary servitude to those same political parties.

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The Anarchy Fallacy

division by zero is wrong

Approaching 0 is different from putting 0 in the denominator.

A theory popular among folks who never cracked a logic or math book was that anarchism is “the logical end-product” of communism. That changed in 1972 when under 4000 Libertarian votes for John Hospers and Toni Nathan generated one consistent and uncorrupted electoral vote and changed important laws. Nowadays, intellectuals of the looter persuasion din everyone within earshot with the amended revealed truth that anarchism is “the logical end-product” of liberalism or libertarianism. Orwell commented on this sort of flip-flop when he explained how English socialists abhorred nationalsocialism until the Hitler-Stalin pact–AFTER which they promptly granted that fascism was, after all, a form of socialism, hence not all that bad.

Before trying to axiomatize a thing, it pays to examine what the thing does and doesn’t mean to begin with. There were communist anarchists all over the map, firing shots and exploding bombs in crowded places, when Max Weber spun off an objective and useful definition of government as “a human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory”.

The typically Germanic purpose Weber attributed to this “community,” however, was “the use of physical force as a means of domination”–the opposite of what libertarians want. To be legitimate, our use of force ought to be retaliatory–the response to aggression, to menacing–rather than initiated. The idea is to defend the rights of individuals, their moral claims to freedom of action, and nothing else. Weber also took pains to remind his students: “Note that ‘territory’ is one of the characteristics of the state.” Looters are apt to grasp this precisely because they are the ones bent on domination by force. Weber also makes clear that “expropriation” is part and parcel of the domination by force he described in 1919.

The Libertarian Party was founded by admirers of Ayn Rand’s ideas, in particular, her ethical approach to the use of force within the context of limited constitutional democracy. In April of 1942 she wrote the non-aggression principle, which in 1971 was distilled into a pledge required for membership in the Libertarian Party. Every libertarian partisan has signed this Non-Aggression Pledge:

I certify that I oppose the initiation of force to achieve political or social goals.

The objective definition of government, including its territoriality feature, survived, but the purpose Weber wrote down–which Hitler exploited to form the NSDAP a year later–is today discarded. After all, most German voters were convinced National Socialism was successful after 18 years, but that theory did not survive past 25 years of age.

America’s lasting success comes from the word “free.” In the First and Second Amendments, free means free from aggressive coercion in a literal sense. This also symbolizes right (as opposed to wrong) in an ethical sense. In These States, an individual life worth living is the objective standard of value. Hence, the forcible defense (enforcement) of individual rights–thwarting their forcible violation–is the sole purpose of legitimate government. The LP’s growing success stems from this demonstrably desirable standard of ethical value.

You cannot divide by zero instead of using the definition of a limit to find a derivative for the slope of a curve. On these sigmoid curves the derivative exists and changes sign at the halfway mark. Nor can you reduce to zero the territorial jurisdiction or definition of government and still enforce the rights of individuals. Rand said to ask yourself what competition in the forcible restraint of men has to mean. The answer, the monstrous answer which all communist infiltrators pretending to advocate for freedom struggle to evade, is war. War and death are what every anarchist seeks. So why else, other than hostile mimesis, would they infiltrate the LP?

If sabotage weren’t the motive, anarchists could be expected to organize the Anarchist Party of America, offer to legalize murder, robbery extortion, rape, slavery and disfigurement. Members could be encouraged to burn their voter registration cards. The party could field candidates who declare themselves opposed to the Constitution of the United States and eager to overthrow it by force rather than uphold it per an oath of office. I seriously wish more anarchists would clearly state their purpose. Their comrades could no longer infiltrate gullible parties, point to their own 5th-column provocateurs embedded within the the LP, and hiss “anarchists!”

When not infiltrating the LP, looter intellectuals wriggle to infiltrate pacifist movements. These are populated by folks who promise not to forcibly resist “domination”, nor to capture, try and punish those who aggress against them. In theory this leads to Aldous Huxley’s Island of Pala being invaded and dominated. In practice you observe it in the streets of India, Pakistan and Portland.

Our spoiler vote method of bringing pressure to bear paid off when the LP platform stopped Dixiecrats from restoring laws banning all birth control. Still, the momentum behind the population curve, though decelerating since that time, was huge. Hence the delay in reversing population growth, even though the derivative of the population curve has been negative since the late sixties.

Since 1972, socialism–especially in its communo-fascist variants–is reversing in these States because of Libertarian candidates supporting our platform and offering to support (but repair) the Constitution. Spoiler votes entrusted to these candidates cause entrenched “vocational” politicians of the kleptocracy to repeal brutal laws and lower parasitic taxes–that or be unseated by other looters quicker on the uptake. Our candidates don’t even need to be elected in order to change the laws. The Nixon law bribing the media to ignore us has slowed the process, but the replacement is going on with mathematical inexorability as the libertarian vote share increases.

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Violent Anarchism in 1894

Here’s another article from the peak of anarchist communist popularity in 1894. A communist youth fires a gun at a politician and transubstantiates into the “anarchist” version of looter ideology. Hundreds of such acts reported in tens of thousands of daily newspapers have taught voters that people who call themselves anarchists fire guns and hurl bombs in crowded places. The article reports that the Anarchist Lega,

fired two shots from a revolver at Signor Crispi, Premier of Italy, while the latter was being driven in his carriage to the Chamber of Deputies.
Lega, who, failing to wound Signor Crispi, was promptly disarmed and captured by the latter, was convicted of attempt to murder, and was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment with frequent intervals of solitary confinement.
The prisoner received his sentence with a smile of bravado, and exclaimed “Long live Anarchy! Avenge me, bretheren!

Ask yourself if this sounds like a vote-getting label to stick on a candidate of a political party. Yet such useless liabilities flock to join the Libertarian Party NOT out of shared ideological values or goals. If they were sincerely interested in creating their chimeric and fallaciously conceived “anarchist” society, a libertarian society might not be such a bad starting point.

Contrariwise, all exponents of “anarchy” I’ve questioned convinced me they are dissembling infiltrators bent on sabotaging the political ideology most dangerous to the communist faith. Their entire purpose, like that of “pro-life” fascist infiltrators, is to make the LP stink in the nostrils of voters who would otherwise give us a hearing, and maybe some spoiler votes with which to force the kleptocracy parties to lower taxes and repeal cruel laws.

Law-changing LP spoiler votes are what looters of all stripes fear.

Find out how American Liberal Party spoiler votes gave the Dems the wherewithal to win five consecutive elections and undo comunist and prohibition spoiler vote damage. Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929 is live on Amazon Kindle for the cost of a pint.

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Wonder Warthog’s Snout

Americans grow up with superheroes ‘n such. Sgt. Rock, Superman, Spiderman, Mr. A, Dr. Atomic and best of all, The Hog of Steel! Wonder Warthog turned up in mid-60s Drag Cartoons as technologist of scattershields and mechanical engineering, then resurfaced in the refined and sophisticated literature bristling up and down Haight Street all the way down to Market and to the Fillmore at Van Ness. Comics were the market currency with which kids learned to bargain, haggle and barter back in the day–skills that settled the Cold War on the side of Do Your Own Thing.

Skepticism struggled against the suspension of disbelief as Sgt. Rock’s deltoid looked the same after being shot dozens of times. How did Superman’s X-ray vision simultaneously project and receive? And howcum Wonder Warthog’s snout looked unlike those of pigs in the wilds of Texas and Mato Grosso? What was his other secret (besides identity)?

Research on the Opium Wars, Panic of 1907 and Balkan Wars required research in mail order catalogs of the sort Pearl S. Buck’s missionary father ordered stuff sent to China from at right about the time of the Boxer Rebellion, and lo! The secret of that most prurient of snouts was laid bare. As anarchist Leon Frank Czolgosz fired a bullet into President McKinley, patent lawyers sweated over the:

No wonder he was pissed off!

Extry, extry! Wonder Warthog victim of cruelty!

Thumbscrews! Is it any wonder Wonder Warthog became THE libertarian champion of freedom alongside Mr. A and Spidey? This Austintatious champion of laissez-faire was not only mutilated, but was also (SPOILER ALERT) Continue reading

Before the Libertarian Party

My green porcupine!

Playing with matches before Lenore Skenazy

Before the Libertarian party we had military conscription to bomb civilians in French Cochin-China, race riots, racial collectivism carrying five Southern states and 22 electoral votes, the Human Rights Party (impostors alert), the Buffalo Party and Reason Magazine… even candidates like George “Coyote” Chalfa ran ads next to the lemons-into-porcupines instructions.

Robert Heinlein wrote about curing a sick society, Robert Rimmer chimed in on free love and Timothy Leary and Ayn Rand both made the case for non-aggression and doing your own thing without bothering others. Leary thought the enemy was the Republican Party. Rand meanwhile struggled to believe that throwing Goldwater under the steamroller of Lyndon’s Soft Machine meant that God’s Own Prohibitionists had abandoned religious fascism for laissez-faire. What really mattered were the 9,906,473 message-sending spoiler votes saying “coloreds” weren’t welcome. Those 46 electoral votes gave the American Independent Klan control of the GOP for the first time since 1928, and the Solid South seceded.

The Jefferson Airplane’s Volunteers of America, Doors fans and citizens of Woodstock Nation recoiled in horror as the military-industrial complex Ike warned against rolled into power on tank treads. Small hepcat parties sprouted peace and legalization planks, only to be crushed, voter-suppressed and gerrymandered out of existence. The Buffalo party felt the poniard…

And the Human Rights Party went like lambs to the slaughter…

Only the Libertarian Party had a clue as to the definition, function and machinery of government. This non-aggressing, legalizing rights-enforcer straight out of an Eric Frank Russel novel blindsided the gerontocracy nearly as thoroughly as Wallace’s Dixiecrats and Wallace was taken out less thoroughly than JFK or Bobby, but as decisively. Women got Roe v. Wade from the LP but were gulled into an Equal Rights Amendment with too short a fuse.

Forty-six years later nobody is drafted, fewer kleptocracy bombs are dropped, communist/anarchist looters are history and Legalized Psilocybin is finally a thing! How bright is the future? Can you say hockey stick?

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South Carolina Libertarian Platform

I was led to the South Carolina Libertarian Party website by an irate mystical conservative. Everything that angered the conservative delighted me. Especially impressive are their platform planks.

The headers drop down into terse, yet clearly-worded summaries of the type of Libertarian Party principles on which John Hospers and Toni Nathan ran, beginning with 1 – Our Constitutional Republic:

Our Constitutional Republic was established to protect our rights to life, liberty, and property. The only legitimate purpose of Government is to preserve and protect our individual rights.

See the entire platform (here).

Up at the top-right of every page is a bright yellow DONATE link that accepts Paypal. This allows you to donate to the party even while vacationing in the Bahamas. Other state LPs use “services” that simply turn down credit card contributions over ISP providers outside These Sovereign States and Possessions, and do not allow Paypal accountholders to donate at all…

Luckily, there is healthy competition among State LPs

The Texas LP platform by comparison is as ragged a patchwork quilt as the State Constitution. Someone injected “LPTexas” into every available paragraph, much like a teenager with a can of spray paint. Readers are expected to puzzle out a jumbled maze of nitpicking pettifoggery over obscure regulations. Paypal contributors like myself are invited to drop dead or go look for a U.S. government post office. The future prospects of an LP taken over by folks who turn away supporters with money to donate is about the same as for those who spit on registered voters.

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Independence under Prohibitionists, July 4

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Chicago Tribune, 5 July 1931. The top step says Less Graft

1931 was the year the Liberal Party published its platform rejecting socialism, welfare and the dole and calling for repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment and all Blue Laws. This pre-libertarian party’s platform provided the framework for the repeal plank that got Democrats elected five times running. 

The cartoon was published 86 make that 88 years ago, but only 41 years before the libertarian party formed. Because they themselves lacked the courage to stand up to the Klan and other empires of murderous mysticsm, Republicans in 1932 began pronouncing “liberal” the way German National Socialists pronounced it–expectorated with a hiss, the way they pronounced “Jew.” Conservatives do this today. Democrats were beset by the pro-choice, antiwar Human Rights Party and Buffalo Party, and treacherously crushed both before the Libertarian Party was organized in 1971.

It’s a pity the Democratic Party platform committee has been entirely taken over by ecological national socialists. Those worthies are far more preoccupied with an Aryan model of purity; not Aryan purity, mind you, but environmental purity with transfer payments from producers to non-producers. The Liberal Party was not collectivist and eschewed coercive solutions. They also helped lead America out of the Republican-induced Depression.

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