This week the AMS (American Meteorological Society) sent a letter chastising Scott Pruitt for keeping an open mind on the question of man-made global warming/climate change. The letter (here) referred to the AMS institutional statement on the matter, and summarized their position in this paragraph: In reality, the world’s seven billion people are causing climate […]
Google Paddypower and you’ll find that Irish bookies are betting 2 to 1 that the pro-choice party wins and the pro-life-after-death prohibitionist party loses. Naturally the losers are screaming to the libertarians for help as their hulk flounders. The same thing happened in 1844.
The high-tariff Whigs claimed to be against slavery in speeches to abolitionists. But nobody believed anything a tax-and-spend looter politician swore. Back then, before teevee, any fool knew that the dishonest–them that believed in thievery and robbery–had no problem with lying either. Here is one such rebuke from the Hartford Times in October of 1844:
The Liberty Party and Cassius M Clay–Since the speech of the Pilgrim nephew of the great embodiment in the city, the Liberty Party has held three public meetings to take into consideration his proposal to them to abandon their separate organization and go over in a body to the support of Henry Clay; and they have met this proposition in just the manner that every rational man supposed they would. The consummate folly and impudence of the Whigs in trying to make it appear that their candidate is worthy of the votes of the abolitionists, is the best of evidence that they consider that the success of their causes depends upon those votes. But they cannot get one of them. Abolitionists know, as well as the Whigs themselves, that the system of slavery never had a bolder and more uncompromising advocate than Henry Clay. They know that he declared in his place in the Senate, not six years ago, that he should continue to oppose “Any scheme whatever of the emancipation, gradual or immediate;” and that the liberty of the black man could only be established by “subverting the union,” thus echoing back the unholy sentiment of a distinguished southerner, that “slavery is the corner-stone of our republic.”
So the Republicans completely destroyed the economy in 2007, yet vow to continue to support civil asset-forfeiture looting. Their platform vows never to repeal such looting, or the kidnapping of military conscription, or the communist manifesto income tax plank of 1848. But they have the gall to whine to libertarians that as comrades-in-arms “we” ought to support their murderous and destructive policies because Creation Science prophesies that the other looters will, in the future, do worse than send federal killers after us for prohibition and cause crashes as in 1929, 1998, 2007, with a flash crash in 2010.
With friends like God’s Own Prohibitionists, who needs enemies?
The Wikipedia has been a focus for infiltration by cranks with axes to grind, socialist orators, pseudoscientific panic-mongers, prohibitionists, looters, thieves and wannabee dictators. Donate money if you must, but please donate to a worthy cause. The Wikipedia is NOT that worthy cause.
I personally consider the Libertarian Party a worthy cause. For similar reasons I have thought of giving to the NRA, LEAP (policemen against Prohibition), Naral (pro-choice) and other causes to which I am sympathetic. But I conclude that none of them can possibly succeed if LP.org fails. I do on occasion turn a tiny contribution over to Project Gutenberg the way I’d pay library dues, but this has a lot to do with a linguist’s profession and need for research material.
Resumo: não dê dinheiro para a Wikipédia. Foram infiltrados por hostes contrárias à liberdade humana e à honestidade (que chegam a ser a mesma coisa).