Atlas Shrugged, 1943

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Young Francisco D’Anconias

Surely you’re thinking “The Fountainhead,” I hear you wonder… but neither book was written in a day. The Fountainhead was indeed part of the war effort against National Socialist collectivism–including its religious component. Safely ensconced within These States, Ayn Rand, age 38, read in the newspapers about how in the Europe she’d fled, Germans and Russians fought, starved, bled and died–whether enslaved to sacrifice for Communism or enslaved to save German NSDAP Christianity from “stock market jewry.” (Does this sound familiar? Occupy Wall Street?)

As usual, These States got sucked into the vortex of that foreign war after the attack on Hawaii. Newspapers and radio were the internet of the 1930s and 1940s. In their pages young Ayn Rand read about Sweden’s fantastic new Harden metal alloy, shadowy Match Kings and Beer Barons. She read about young men whose ambition led them to hire on with railroad maintenance crews in 1943 nazimayors1946before maturing into Copper Barons able to rattle stock markets into a panic with a gesture.  This latter news item was framed in exhortations to buy war bonds, with air raid signals and instructions on the facing page. She also read of the Allied Military Government putting some Nazis back in power while hanging others for genocide as she was writing Atlas Shrugged.

The same thing is happening today. Christian National Socialism, motivated by altruism, now targets a different semitic people and religion–all the while angling to monopolize and control drug markets through the only mechanism it understands… war, coercion, murder.  Totalitarian communist territory has dwindled to Cuba, China, North Korea, Venezuela and a tiny scattering of pestilent dictatorships likewise limited to war, coercion, murder as ways of getting things done in the name of altruism. The ku-klux fascists‘ competition? Lay or Gaian socialists claiming to be democrats, likewise motivated by altruism–and guided by pseudoscience to rule by violence.

Christians and Gaians alike are terrified of imaginary hobgoblins. LSD-possessed Manson clan communists plot with Saracen terrorists to lead Christian youth away from Jesus and confiscate their money and guns, worry the former–with some justification as to the money. The Gaians’ nightmares are animated by Ku-klux mercantilist plutocrats advised by mad scientists and Hell-bent on turning the planet into a rotisserie,–with urine testing with licensing regulations so that only their toadies have jobs. Again, their fears as to urine-test blacklisting are not at all unfounded.

This is the Cold War all over again, with different actors–but always and on both sides the same altruism and reliance on faith as opposed to reliable evidence. The one constant is the belief that altruism is a good enough reason to have someone else pick up deadly weapons and coerce some third party. But… by what standard is altruism or the initiation of force good?

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Flag-burning

POLAND, 1939, Ten people executed for tearing down the German flag. Radios confiscated, censorship imposed. But that was then and over there. Besides, even though under the National Socialist Program Germany was a Christian nation, it couldn’t happen here, right?

Not so fast… In Nixon’s America it was patriotic to burn women, kids, houses and villages the Political State had listed as infested with commie atheists. But all hell broke loose when Christian America’s equivalent of “Jews”–pot-smoking hippies who thought only of themselves–dared to desecrate the symbol of the monopoly on the use of coercive and deadly force as a protest against the exact same involuntary servitude listed in the Declaration of Independence as cause for its overthrow and replacement. This was the part that says:

“[The King] constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the Executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.”

To facilitate comprehension this passage was translated by HL Mencken:

“He grabbed our own people when he found them in ships on the ocean, and shoved guns into their hands, and made them fight against us, no matter how much they didn’t want to.”

Granted, conscripts are usually ordered to kill foreigners, but even to this day involuntary servitude as executioners of individuals in other jurisdictions is legal because the Supreme Court declared it so based on the laws of such exemplary icons of freedom as China, Bulgaria, Greece, Germany, Nicaragua, Peru, Russia, Serbia, and Turkey. In practically the same breath the elderly and exempt Bench-sitters declared it a felony to hand out pamphlets on which were written the Thirteenth Amendment. That decision from a century ago, unlike the prior Dred Scott decision upholding the sanctity of slavery, is the Law of the Land today. But surely the maniacal frenzy of collectivism that spawned it is gone, right?

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1917 Socialist pamphlet, complete with swastikas

Here is a quote from the President–not of National Socialist Germany–but of These United States, after failing to obtain a Constitutional Amendment to make burning a flag a felony:

The President: “I don’t view that as partisanship. I think respect for the flag transcends political party. And I think what I’ve said here is American. It isn’t Republican or Democrat; it isn’t liberal or conservative; and I just feel very, very strongly about it. And perhaps I haven’t been quite as emotional as I feel about it, but I want to take this opportunity to say protest should not extend to desecration of the unique symbol of America, and that is our flag.” This same father of another U.S. President then said: “It is an emotional issue, and I am firmly positioned in favor of overturn of Roe V Wade. And that’s my position, and I’m not going to change that position. But I don’t want to see the divisiveness that whole issue causes split this country. And yet the decision is going to be – I don’t know what they’re going to decide, but my position on it is very clear.” (GHW Bush Papers 1989 Vol. I  808)

The Republican Party, always an enemy of individual rights, wrecked the US economy through prohibitionist asset-forfeiture looting that turned its militarized police forces into roving gangs of predators. That is not fiscal conservatism, but rather, mystical vandalism of the nation’s economy and economies in all foreign countries to which such policies are exported.

The Libertarian Party platform calls for freeing the USA from the 1848 Manifesto income tax, from military conscription in violation of the Thirteenth Amendment and abolition of the venal and selective prohibitionism now crowding our prisons with individuals who have harmed no one. Every libertarian vote makes part of that platform a reality. 

Kristallnacht gun laws

One of the more worthwhile translation projects I’ve seen recently has been the translation from German, French and Dutch to English of Nationalsocialist gun laws and regulations. Here is a sampling:
http://www.stephenhalbrook.com/registration_article/registration.html

No Brasil as pessoas nem conseguem imaginar a importância dada pelas ditaduras à possibilidade de o cidadão ter condições de dar o troco. A maior diferença entre os EUA e o resto do mundo é essa garantia do direito de ter e possuir armas de fogo. Se tão horrível, por que tanta gente foge dos paraísos socialistas para ser ameaçada no meio do capitalismo selvagem texano? Cadê voluntários para traduzir essa informação?