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Prohibitionist China, defeated in the Opium Wars, ruined financially by the silver drain, wrecked by weaponized Tae-ping christianity, then humiliated anew in the Boxer Rebellion, finally ditched Manchu rule in 1911, as Jackie Chan so visually demonstrated. Opium and morphine from India, France and Scotland sat in the rain, for dock workers were not permitted to touch it. Prices fell, product backed up and warfare, rapine and looting ramped up in the Balkan States as the Taft-Roosevelt coalition sought a Hague agreement to regulate the international dumping of opiates.

Prohibitionism–as fanatical in Methodist America as dry Mohammedanism in the Ottoman Empire–was scaring the bejeesus out of the opium-farming Balkans, Raj, Cochin-china and Afghanistan. Everyone involved in converting that opium into acetylated morphine was also in a cold sweat–only without the cold-turkey prickling. England, France, Austro-Hungary, Germany-Prussia, The Netherlands, Switzerland and (less than before 1907) These United States were becoming anxious about the future. So why not pit one brand of prohibitionism against another in a sort of “Only Cure” economic jiu-jitsu?

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It was widely known, thanks to the philosophical outpourings of Mr Dooley of Arrchy Road, that morphine was added to liquor as prices fell. Mystical pseudoscience already regarded alcohol as an addictive narcotic, so the cloak of camouflage was ready-made. The added inducement, now that Mrs Winslow’s Soothing Syrup no longer put crying babies in dreamland had palpable economic and religious benefits. The richest woman in America, addicted since childhood, used ethanol to lessen the discomfort of withdrawal sickness.

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Hong Kong Statehood

Can Hong Kong apply to become an American State? Back when the Libertarian Defense Caucus, the Soviet Union and SDI were things, the folks with the most useful and realistic understanding of nuclear weapons were working physicists and engineers. Physics Today, the magazine of the American Physical Society, opened its letters section to debate on suggestions ranging from abject surrender to taking out practically all aggressive missiles enroute and demanding the aggressor surrender.

Of note was a proposal that Poland be admitted to the Union of These United States under Article IV, Section 3, as an alternative to Soviet communist domination. After all, Alaska was admitted as a State despite its closeness to Canada and Russia. Hawaii became a State, albeit following occupation by coercion, and Puerto Ricans have both Spanish and English as official languages. American Samoa is U.S. territory. What’s to stop the citizens of Hong Kong, where English is as official as in Puerto Rico, from applying for statehood?

Hong Kong was not prime real estate back when England was setting fire to Chinese coastal cities to force acceptance of opium exported from India. In fact, George Orwell’s father later worked in India as a government dope inspector. China made the mistakes of prohibiting native cultivation and banning the export of its assayed silver. The result was drug importation via smuggling paid for with money that could not re-enter the country under existing meddlesome laws. A Great Depression gripped the land as specie disappeared into hoarding and abroad–much like what befell America after its own version of Tae-ping christianity declared beer a felony narcotic.

To this process of economic collapse was added American promulgation of translated Bibles and mystical hagiographies from missions in Hong Kong. These were no more absurd than the State mysticism under the Manchus, and burgeoning masses of religious converts hastened to attack the Quing dynasty from within. The protracted opium and civil war–complete with North vs. South, cannibalism, and some 20 million dead–further impoverished and destabilized the Celestial Empire to the point where even communism seemed a lesser of evils. The sole attraction of communist altruism historically has been its removal of Revealed Mystical Faith from the wires and pulleys of armed compulsion.

The result is what Hong Kong seeks to escape, now that it has been involuntarily Brexited by the very British Empire that began the aggression. An application for U.S. Statehood is an alternative to assimilation into as mindless a hereditary collectivist dictatorship as anything the invading Manchus ever prepared for failure. Such an application might take the form of a circulated petition absent any alternative mechanism for manifestation of the consent of the governed. The fellow who suggested the idea for Poland in Physics Today letters had a detailed template all worked out back in the Solidarity era.

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Critical Mass–the unbook

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Another example of deliberate mutilation of language to disguise awkward facts is the title of the book Critical Mass by Jacque Srouji It originally sold for $11.95, cloth, 409pp., Aurora Publishers, 118 16th Ave. So., Nashville, TN 37203) and used copies may be found through Bookfinder.com online.

Unfortunately, the book is the work of a professional journalist of the same caliber as Eric Zuesse, author of “Love Canal, The Truth Leaks Out.” But search for it and Google filters out everything except bike clubs, pseudoscientific prohibitionism, shrieking hate groups and jihadists for “settled” pseudoscience.

The author, a professional journalist, started out as an anti-nuclear crusader. “One point I learned immediately: anti-nuke copy makes great reading and is a writer’s dream to shape and color. There are so many scary possibilities. . .” Her investigations soon uncovered the truth about nuclear power and its critics, as must have been the case for hundreds of other journalists who lack Mrs. Srouji’s integrity. The same thing happened to this writer. I was swayed by cant, propaganda and lying into picking an argument with nuclear advocate Jerry Pournelle. Pournelle set me straight, and the Travis County Libertarian Party informed me of Petr Beckmann’s “The Health Hazards of NOT Going Nuclear.

Beckmann’s book, like Strouji’s is never disputed or denied. Both are unmentioned down a memory hole by the liars they debunk, and their sponsors and abettors. But the fact remains that Energy translates into Work, as in work for a living. The freedom to harness energy naturally results in work done, wealth produced, life expectancy increased and totalitarian slavery embarrassed. The “energy slaves” R. Buckminster Fuller used to describe megawatts are what replace the chattel slavery that existed under Christian and Mohammedan mercantilism, Nationalsocialism and Soviet socialism. Every reduction in nuclear output capacity is a health hazard because a health hazard is that which reduced the life expectancy of a given population. Antinuclear activism is therefore mass murder.

So how did humanity repay Mrs. Srouji for publishing the meticulously documented truth? The publisher reveals in a foreword that she was fired from her job as a copy editor of the Nashville Tennessean, suffered a miscarriage, was sued by a host of anti-nukes, accused of being an FBI informer by some (a Soviet spy by others), and harassed in every conceivable way.

Thanks to the same liars who libeled nuclear energy into suspended animation and invented a nonexistent ozone crisis, fools shiver and sweat lest the Holy Inquisition of State Science Institute brainwashers cast them down into the fiery pit of Misanthropic Global Warming. Lost is their opportunity to have cheap and abundant energy, economic growth and increased life expectancy. 

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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. 

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

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Violent Shooter Manifestos

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Like the Unabomber, Patrick the El Paso shooter wrote a manifesto. The Unabomber manifesto helped identify and arrest the violent anarchist. The El Paso amok’s confession includes Ecological National Socialist declarations of altruistic (not personal) motives in defense of the environment, and against being assimilated by foreigners. The thing even drips Dixiecrat eugenicist preaching agin’ shameless race mixers, oozes altruism, racial collectivism, and appeals to the initiation of force. Why? Because “we” need welfare, universal health care, and because racial mixing is SELFISH!

 

Republican President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1903 letter against “race suicide” (women practicing birth control) set the stage on paranoid racial collectivism when Adolf Hitler was an impressionable 14-year-old. Roosevelt 5 years earlier fired live ammo at Hispanics in Cuba, where he was resented as an invading foreigner. Hitler’s 1920 platform is a rich source of material for G.O.P. planks.

Democratic politicians and media groupies quote Patrick’s immigration rants with whoops of joy, but their silence on his econazi manifestations is as deafening as the vacuum of space. Quoting Al Gore for his title, under ECONOMIC REASONS the berserker praises “The Lorax“, claims “Water sheds… are being depleted. Fresh water is being polluted from farming and oil drilling operations” and bemoans “unnecessary plastic waste and electronic waste” and a shortage of “recycling”(!)

Under POLITICAL REASONS, this troubled son of a coddling psychologist mimics the Unabomber’s “centrist” stance as if channel surfing between Fox News and CNN. “The Inconvenient Truth is that… Democrat AND Republican, have been failing us…”  Patrick expressly fears “the Democrat party will own America,” ignoring the fact that the Dems LOSE every election by promising to tax the air we breathe and ban electric power the way Republicans try to ban plant leaves and birth control. Dems win after God’s Own Prohibitionists shatter the economy. This was so in 1932, 1992, and 2008.

Bill Clinton won because Reagan and Bush wrecked the economy, invaded other countries with impoverishing asset-forfeiture prohibitionism, and caused the Exodus Northward. Obama’s election was a remake.  Bush Junior packed DC with faith-based prohibitionist fanatics whose orgy of asset-forfeiture looting, like Herbert Hoover’s, wrecked the economy. Absorbing Dixiecrat racial collectivism after the 1968 election mongrelized the GOP.

I’d lay odds this initiation-of-force manifester has never heard of the Libertarian party, much less knows how libertarian spoiler votes have efficiently repealed bad laws since 1972. Thanks to Richard Nixon’s use of the IRS as a mechanism paying the media to ignore the LP, teevee-inculcated youngsters haven’t a clue there exists an effective mechanism for peaceful change that begins by choosing the new party on the ballot or by signing:

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

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ERA 2… A New Hope

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After the Libertarian Party’s role in drafting Roe v. Wade euchred George Wallace Dixiecrats out of effective participation in the movement to restore the Comstock Laws, The Empire Struck Back.

That seminal 1972 election showing–with fewer than 4000 popular votes and one rational electoral vote– enabled the LP to protect pregnant women and doctors from fanatics by providing the language that framed the Roe v. Wade decision. Just as irritating to girl-bulliers was congressional approval of the 1972 version of the Equal Rights Amendment, to wit:

Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 3. This article shall take effect 2 years after the date of ratification.

True, Phyllis Schlafly’s cuckoo-infiltration remake of the Wizened Christian Temperance Union began an outpouring similar in content and shrillness to the original reaction to the Women’s Organization for National Prohibition Repeal 43 years earlier. To them the idea of women making their own reproductive choices was as odious an affront to Allah as the thought of beer NOT being a shoot-first felony. After all, had not the Methodist Board of Temperance and Other People’s Morals determined that proper temperance was the deadly force exerted by dry killers, often led by vigilante Men of God?

But a campaign of murdering doctors coupled with incessant dinning for eight different Constitutional Amendments to compel women into involuntary biological labor was put onto effect by activists of the American Party, Prohibition Party and Republican Party–the latter under prohibitionist control since 1928. The hysteria spread like Nationalsocialism and the ensuing remake of racial purity rallies staged at Klanbakes and Nuremberg outdid southern celebrations exulting in the Kennedy assassination, and even louder Burn-The-Beatles demonstrations put over as outpourings of “Our” Savior’s opinions.

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What is liberalism?

Nigel Ashford would have us believe he has literally asked individual registered voters what they understand by liberalism. He did append the modifier which–if applied to music–might have elicited The Beatles and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir as answers from kleptocracy voters asked to explain classical music. But don’t believe me. Check out the original literary fantasy.

Ashford’s whole-cloth analysis reveals only that he has not put the question to a single registered American Republican or Democrat. The word “liberal” underwent classical transubstantiation in the eyes of religious republicans in November of 1932. A month earlier the republican pronunciation of the term had denoted beer-swilling low-tariff perverts disrespectful of the Revealed Word.

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That Revealed Word was transcribed as Settled Science into the Prohibition Amendment and the Comstock Laws prohibiting so much as mentioning birth control or French postcards in a letter to a friend or relative. The penalty was a decade on a chain gang and a fine worth enough gold to crush your toes were you to drop it on your foot. Republicans refer to this as “ordered liberty.”

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How the Liberal repeal plank came to defeat Republicans in 5 consecutive elections

To Democratic voters organized by Pauline Sabin and the Women’s Organization for the Repeal of Prohibition, “Liberal Party” meant the political organization assembled by educated men in 1930 to bleed off enough spoiler votes to defeat the Democratic Party unless it adopted the Liberal Party plank on alcohol prohibition. This the Liberal Party made clear:

they will make no effort toward the repeal of all this legislation until we can show them that their political extinction is going to be the penalty of their cowardice.

Throughout this showdown, communist, socialist, farmer-labor, socialist labor–indeed, ALL parasitical looter parties waffled like so many fleas and roundworms pondering which of two elderly dogs might make a less sickly host. Rebuffed, deported and jailed by Christian republicans at every turn, carriers of communist ideology had a lot invested in People’s Party Democrats since 1892. But looters can’t be choosers, so Altrurian idealists wavered, said not a word on the subject, then proceeded to infiltrate the Democratic Party as soon as FDR was elected.

This they accomplished this by calling themselves liberals.


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