“Porta dos Fundos” is itself a play on words worthy of the Firesign Theater. Indeed, Fire Exit works as one of the myriad translations for the name of Brazil’s premier comedy troupe. In a country plagued by Richard Nixon’s campaign subsidy laws–where folks are forced to vote for some 16 fascist and another 16 communist parties–all of them campaigning at the pleasure of a politically-appointed panel of legal geezers–comedy becomes a dangerous profession. Continue reading
A 2014 movie Das Attentat, americanized in translation as Sarajevo, tells a fictionalized version of the routine murder of a government big-shot by youthful dupes enthralled with communist anarchism. Why routine? Hardly a week went by without some collectivist or other trying to murder a mercantilist, politician or royalty. The German-language movie on Netflix and Youtube seeks to convince the viewer that The Accursed Hun plotted and paid for the assassination for the payoff in railroad stocks for a rail line through Serbia/Servia.
Omitted from mention were the two time bombs hidden under the table at which the Archduke and Duchess Sophia were to have lunch–had not an anarchist bomb and gunshots intervened. Bombs in the chimney at another nearby eatery were also left out, along with the seven being smuggled by a woman in the neighborhood.(link) But the entire region had seen nothing but violence for the past four years.
Political violence was unremarkable for the opium-farming region of Bosnia at the time, and socialists and mercantilists routinely killed each other. But the important detail was that the Chinese revolt of 1911 had blocked dumping of morphine there. This meant that unshipped opium grown in the Balkans and refined in Austro-Hungary, Germany, Prussia, France, Italy and Holland began to accumulate in a heroin and morphine glut. The Balkan States promptly attacked their competitor, Turkey, then flew at each other’s throats with 240,000 killed amid looting, rapine, arson, starvation, disease, mutilation and religious genocide until August 10, 1913.
Another unmentioned detail was the Hague Opium Convention. This had been building since 1909 in a U.S.-led effort to stop the dumping of morphine in China and other Asian and African nations formalized . The Final Protocol of the Third International Opium Conference was signed at the Hague June 25, 1914 by former U.S. Minister to China, former Philippine commissioner and then-current Consul General at Vienna, Austria, Mr. Charles Denby, and also by M.A.A. de Jongh, former inspector general, head of the opium monopoly in the Dutch Indies (at the time also a major source of cocaine).
This June signing began the ninth inning of years of signature-gathering. At a series of meetings beginning June 15, Conference attendees resolved that the Convention would come into force between all the signatory powers as soon as existing signatory powers and enough others had ratified it. Enforcement was expected to begin by December 31st, 1914. Instead, the Austrian Archduke and consort were assassinated three days after the preliminary signings, on June 28th, 1914.
Opium producers and refiners were thus saved by the bell when “former” anarchist Gabrinovic and his buddies carried out the assassinations. Sir Edward Gray proposed a convention on problems in the Balkans, and on Black Saturday, July 25, all European securities markets crashed. Three days later President Woodrow Wilson decreed that under the newly-enacted income tax, returns filed by corporations would be public records open to inspection by State revenue agents of States with an income tax. U.S. stock markets immediately crashed and were shut down. They did not reopen for a long time because Austria also chose that very day to attack Serbia/Servia.
Word War I is also on the list of reasons voters are not attracted by anarchists. It is among the myriad reasons adding anarcho- to libertarian or capitalist (a 1972 smear tactic) does nothing but convince voters we are a band of bomb-hurling communists, just like every other anarchist that has ever made the news in any language.
Why not delve into the failure of Prohibitionism that caused the 1929 Crash? Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929 does exactly that, matching newspaper accounts against stock market reactions and competing theories. It is live on Amazon Kindle for the price of a pint.
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The U.S. Constitution is the shortest on the American continents. All of the people’s states, caudillo juntas and banana republics have constitutions up to ten times as wordy as the U.S. Constitution. People face danger and expense in order to flee those countries and try to enter These United States, not each other’s countries. Is this coincidence? Is the number of words or pages in a country’s Constitution a negative indicator for individual freedom and prosperity? Continue reading
Before the pill, on the eve of the Panic of 1873, Comstock laws gave one zealous fanatic the power to stop American women from having access to any and all birth control drugs, devices, literature, calendars or even motherly advice to a daughter–by robbing their property and putting them on a chain gang for ten years. (link) These and fanatical blue laws became less popular after the Liberal Party repeal plank tossed Herbert Hoover out of office, repealed the 18th Amendment.(link) A 20th Amendment was immediately added to stop defeated partisan zealots from wrecking the economy before leaving DC.(link)
Condoms were legalized stateside only after they were found to have been issued to German solders–but not for contraception, and in 1938 a sort of diaphragm could finally be sold without fear of felony indictment. After that, basically nothing changed outside of Russia. Pregnancies could be terminated there from 1920 until 1936, when Christian National Socialism sprayed itself across Europe and the Americas.
By 1955 women had again regained as few rights as anyone else in the USSR.(link) Then came The Pill, and the second derivative of the global population growth curve changed sign. This movement away from Malthusian disaster brought shrieks of hatred from ku-klux race-suicide mystics who went on a Comstockian rampage. Agitation by American women to again press for the 1923 Equal Rights Amendment was reinforced by the 1972 Libertarian Party Plank.(link)
We support an end to all subsidies for childbearing built into our present laws, including all welfare plans and the provision of tax-supported services for children. We further support the repeal of all laws restricting voluntary birth control or voluntary termination of pregnancies during their first hundred days. We shall oppose all coercive measures to control population growth.
The plank was folded into Roe v Wade by the Supreme Court shortly after the votes were counted. Women suddenly had some reproductive rights.(link) The Prohibition Party and its sheepskin, the Republican Party, in 1976 began concerted screaming for constitutional amendments to send men with guns to coerce pregnant women and their physicians. As you’d expect, subsidized religious fanatics began a campaign of stalking, intimidation, threats, arson and other violence that spread as far as New Zealand.(link)
This sort of gratuitous aggression quickly drew pushback as Patti Hearst defected from socialite to socialist circles carrying automatic rifles. Two separate female assassins targeted unelected Nixon replacement Gerald Ford in September of 1975, and girl-bullying became a riskier proposition. Religious Army of God jihadists, with no regard for even their own lives escalated the violence.(link) The papers were soon full of firebombing arsonists attacking clinics, shooting receptionists, bystanders and unarmed doctors in the back, bushwhacking them through the windows of their homes, and other such acts of Jesus-like heroism.(link)
George Holy War Bush didn’t help by attacking Ottoman trouble spots while calling for the death penalty for plant leaves, amendments to ban burning cloth and to bully girls. Soon Americans were attacked by mohammedan fanatics every bit as berserk as nativist Warriors for the Babies. These latter, perhaps out of admiration, began putting fake anthrax spores in threat mail. After Bush Jr’s prohibitionist brigandage wrecked the economy in 2008, faith-based mental illness, amplified by racial resentment against Obama’s party, ramped up.
Now, with God’s Trump displaying consummate skill in pleasing the yokels with race-suicide hobgoblins, religious terror is again on the march. Communist and socialist agitators gleefully exploit the resultant fear to enlist women voters in stocking Congress with parasitical looters. Since the Nixon subsidy law of 1971, voters for entrenched major parties can ONLY choose between hate candidates pushing religious fascism versus communist socialism.(link)
So where is the Libertarian Party while the fair sex is under siege? With Stephanie Slade turning Reason Magazine into a minor offshoot of L’Osservatore Romano, female readership is down to one in ten, and the magazine’s Commentariat is entirely overrun with Warriors for the Babies and Army of God Trumpistas–so no help there.(link) But what about the Libertarian Party of Roe v Wade fame? Since 2012, Libertarians–cowed by Peter Schwartz sycophants,(link) Tea Party infiltrators, the Army of God and the usual ku-kluxers appalled at Obama–have adopted a birth control straddle plank to bolster GOP televangelism and throw women’s rights under the bus.
Out of evident sympathy for clinic bombers, doctor-killers and cop-killers such as Pro-Life poster boy Robert Dear–not to mention faith-based government funding for OBRIA, the LP has also modified its once-successful migration plank to now invite mohammedan and papist zealots to invade These States by uninspected entry–then added a plank to free terrorists and physician-killers from the death sentence while assigning executions to vigilantes and junta-style death squads. From the 2018 “Libertarian” platform:
1.8 Death Penalty
We oppose the administration of the death penalty by the state.
Just in case Reason magazine and Fox News didn’t let you in on it, Robert Dear was just indicted on 68 counts by a federal grand jury and faces a well-deserved death penalty.(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.
Jon Roland is Austin’s premier expert on the Constitution. Here’s a sample from constitutionalism (link)
I recommend the following planks in the platform of any 2020 presidential candidate:
- Strict construction of the Constitution, more strict than is likely from any of the Trump-nominated judges
- Disclosure — Anyone who does not understand what this means is not likely to benefit from an explanation. It is critical to solving the problem of the “shadow government”.
- Monetary Reform Act. To be proposed to Congress. Necessary to avoid economic collapse.
To this I would add the Atlas Shrugged Amendment: Congress shall make no laws restricting or abridging the freedom of production and trade.
Much of the political strife of the prohibition era, and the economic consequences of the two rights-destroying force amendments, are covered in Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929. Live on Amazon Kindle in two languages
While Reason magazine struggles to platform foreigners eager to import the entire population of Pakistan and the banana republics via uninspected entry, Tarl Warwick is not troubled by the wall or inspection. Neither am I. I never vote for communist or fascist kleptocrats now that I have the option of voting against coercion and aggression as policy, in exchange for more than 20 times the law-changing clout. (link)
The guy is wise beyond his years, educated, speaks well and thinks on his feet. Here is someone who lives in the real world as opposed to the looter parties’ Altruria or Fourth Reich. Check it out.
Here is the lowdown on why not one LP vote is ever wasted, and they ALL repeal bad laws.(link)
Much of the political strife of that era, and its economic consequences repeated today, are covered in Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929. Live on Amazon Kindle in two languages
The only thing holding back the Libertarian party is a pack of communist anarchists claiming Ayn Rand’s 1947 non-aggression principle requires the abolition of a State that protects individual rights by enforcing objectively-defined laws against theft, fraud and violence. (link) For full context, understand that a free laissez-faire government with no individual income tax that protects individual rights from theft, fraud and violence is what no-borders anarchists do NOT want. (link) It therefore follows that all anarcho-communist infiltrators laying siege to the LP since 1973 act to stop the LP from accomplishing what we set out to do in 1972.
So they infiltrate our party, drive away voters, and invite the looter media to depict THEM as champions of libertarianism. Big Tent straddlers are left scratching their heads wondering why the voters are running away. By sabotaging laissez-faire democracy these cuckoos prevent the only sort of government that would hesitate to deport or guillotine the lot of them.
To flush out the sources of this pollution, the Libertarian party set up a donations/votes auction to democratically see how popular the legalization of murder and importation of hoof-and-mouth disease is among libertarians who join, pay dues, volunteer and vote. One communist plus some sockpuppets evidently voted ANCAPISTAN as the amok berserker image of libertarians they wanted to project to the public. And why not? Look at how effectively portraying Charles Manson as representative of sixties hippie culture worked to popularize Dick Nixon and George Wallace.
That initiative was badly beaten by TANSTAAFL, from the Robert Heinlein novel published shortly before the founding of the LP (link) and endorsed by Milton Friedman–the man who pointed out to us how small party spoiler votes change the laws and amend the Constitution. This result convinced me the LP is still healthy and worth working for, even if we have to send a few undesirables back to CPUSA.
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