Two Emancipation Proclamations

You no doubt recall the unfortunate Lord Dunmore, bullied by Patrick Henry then surprised by outright revolt of colonists. Dunmore issued the first Emancipation proclamation as a contingent quid-pro-quo. All a slave had to do was bear arms against the insurgents and for King and Country to become a freedman for life under British rule. Now, would you argue from that precedent that the Revolutionary war was fought by abolitionists the like of Benjamin Franklin, solely in order to strike off the come-alongs fastened as man’cles to limbs by th’ crool hand iv England? 

Yet the recycling of a tailored version of Dunmore’s proclamation was issued by Lincoln, after which the Union gained not a square inch of ground until Westerners eager for a slice of Protective Tariff windfalls to finance Improvements sailed down the Mississippi and Marched to The Sea. Lincoln’s post-deadline emancipation eliminated the colony part of the Metropole-Colony mechanism of Mercantilism, causing Yankee traders to lose all interest in prosecuting the war. Why invest in war if there’s no more brass ring?

The key to the mystery is the Nullification Crisis. A protective tariff enacted by promising Western States money for internal improvements was promptly dubbed the Tariff of Abominations by southerners. The Southern plantations were all that remained of the rump economic engine of mercantilism after the Revolutionary war. Before the revolt, England bought from and sold to the American colonies at prices that pleased His Majesty. The Acts of Navigation, which promised violent retaliation against foreign interlopers, were replaced by a for-revenue tariff to pay for a small navy and federal government expenses. As far as the Southern colonial-style States were concerned, the protective tariff amounted to bringing back the Acts of Navigation, handing yankee manufacturers a similar monopoly on farm implements sold to plantation owners. They reacted by passing laws prohibiting collection of the tariff, an President Jackson was obliged to explain how that left him no choice but to hang as many legislators as it took to repeal those ordinances.

Slavery was what made colonial cotton and tobacco plantations such a profitable possession. After Lincoln was elected, the heavily protective Morrill Tariff introduced by Morrill of Vermont amounted to another Tariff of Abominations, was replaced by another, similar bill by John Sherman of Ohio, brother of William Tecumseh Sherman, which was voted in on May 10, 1860–six days before Lincoln was even nominated. Texans seized federal armories, forts and a revenue vessel even before Lincoln’s inauguration, and the War between The States soon raged.

Interestingly enough, British and French opium sellers were at that time bombarding China to overcome residual prohibition of such imports. Declarations of sovereign immunity in the Civil War precluded a repeat of the British liquidation of American State bonds to expatriate the money and finance another opium war. That second Opium War was complicated by an ongoing religious civil war within China–with a chemically-induced form of slavery one of the issues at stake. Some Americans participated as mercenaries in that Chinese war. In fact, both Congressmen pushing the divisive tariff represented States bordering British Canada.

Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, like Lord Dunmore’s, came in two parts. But since no confederate States were willing to surrender by the deadline in order to keep slavery on their plantations, Lincoln declared all slaves freed after 01JAN1863. Southerners reacted just as they had to Dunsmore’s proclamation, and refused to surrender until John Sherman’s brother William’s army destroyed and devoured practically everything on its march to Savannah, where the tariff was collected in gold as it always had been since before the Nullification crisis.

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Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)

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One law for me…

Eric Arthur Blair of the Burmese Imperial Police

 In colonial India, China under the East India Company and in other militarily defeated regions of the Ottoman Empire, there were two kinds of law after the Capitulations.(link) Foreign occupiers decreed their own sovereign, qualified or even unqualified immunity from the primitive laws of the unwashed subject races. The King of England, once he’d been declared as infallible as the Pope of Rome, could not be sued for cruelty, injustice, expropriations, murder, rape, torture or unmentionable affronts. After all, the premise itself made it logically silly to allow the courts to waste time prosecuting lawsuits already frivolous by definition

Another, no less logical consequence of this was that British imperial policeman Eric Arthur Blair considered it a perfectly natural thing to raise and lay about himself a stick expressly designed for the purpose of beating human beings into submission–casually and routinely clearing his path through crowded railway stations and street markets. These were the heady Burmese Days of the 1920s.(link

Officials less sensitive, concerned and aware than the future George Orwell doubtless delighted in even more brutal methods of clearing a path through the riffraff. In fact, it was probably Orwell’s ironic reference to Acting Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, the “Hero of Amritsar”–who in those days was as infamous as American Lieutenant William Calley of My Lai Massacre fame–that got one of Orwell’s books banned during WW2.(link) Dyer ordered his troop to fire on unarmed “colored” civilians as if at an Atlanta Wendy’s, causing some 1600 casualties, a third of whom died. Unequal treaties eased the White Man’s Burden in that their extraterritoriality clauses protected them from liability for crimes in “native” courts. It was One Law for Thee, Another for Me. (link)

But that was long ago, before Socialist progress brought us the Ukraine famines, Siberian gulags, National Socialist death camps and Cambodian killing fields. Civilized America now grants Imperial style immunity to militarized police forces packed with violent, unionized, racial collectivists. Giving them free reign to shoot people in the back or break down doors to shoot us in our sleep over suspicion of plant leaves has brought results surprising only to the Imperial Kleptocracy. 

Recent riots wouldn’t even be surprising if the Kleptocracy could manage to censor the information out of existence the way the British Empire did George Orwell’s book “Burmese Days.” Instead of the memory hole or a gentleman’s agreement that the news “wouldn’t serve any real purpose,” we are instead subjected to jamming by noise in the form of fake news and propaganda, most of it unverifiable. Yet the principle hasn’t changed: One Law for Thee, Another for Me. All men are equal, but Kleptocracy minions with service pistols are more equal than others.(link

The difference in America, however, is that the Bill of Rights ensures individuals (and state/national militia) the right to keep and bear arms–up to and including nuclear-tipped antimissile defenses. Flailing your way with a stick through a crowd of Americans is an altogether different proposition from doing that to natives legally disarmed by His Majesty’s or Kristallnacht gun laws. If police union masterminds understood this distinction clearly, they would lobby less for asset forfeiture and more for repeal of prohibition laws–lest the little people they exploit for bribes and protection money find a way to replace them… with unexpected suddenness. 

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Republican Election Fraud 1864

WE WUZ ROBBED!

Articles on same page of Hartford Weekly Times 19NOV1864 (link)

America was at war over the same tariff policies that brought her to the brink during the Nullification Crisis. The Morrill tariff enacted after Lincoln’s election was no less abominable and prompted Texas militias to seize federal armories. This second Tariff of Abominations was signed by President Buchanan on March 2, 1861, two days before Lincoln’s Inauguration. Did none of your “educators” mention this detail?

A similar bomb was planted on Herbert Hoover 58 years later. The “Increased Penalties Act” of 1929 demanded five years in prison and a fine equivalent to 14 pounds of gold for Beelzebub’s Beer and The Demon Rum. Its enforcement using the new Manifesto capitation tax wrecked the stock markets and fractional-reserve banking system and put an end to Republican Administrations for 20 years. (see book below)

But politics continued and Civil War Democrats split into Peace Democrats, who wanted to sue for peace, and War Democrats, who believed in fighting it out to enforce “the” laws, but not for the object of abolishing slavery. This faction also voted for McClellan. Both DEM factions supported McClellan, but “the” laws meant the Fugitive Slave law to one faction and the protective tariff to the other. Here is another snapshot of that election: 

WE WUZ ROBBED!

Same page as above, along with other letters…

There were two types of oaths, one was administered to voters. The other was the pauper’s oath–a formal declaration by a person that he is destitute and incapable of self-support. This was required in certain states to be eligible for public relief. Such an oath normally operated to deprive someone of the vote.

Today’s government school system harps on slavery, yet primly elides mention of the antebellum sexual abuse to which the women were subjected. Harriet Beecher Stowe dared bring this up–instead of mentioning the protective tariff. Similar strategy prevents today’s Kleptocracy historians from mentioning the causal connections between Prohibition and The Crash, but inducing ignorance in no way changes the facts. Orwell warned that lying about such things eventually backfires when the truth leaks out.(link)

Then, as now, both entrenched parties were soft machines in a kleptocracy dedicated to the initiation of force, rather than the defense of individual rights. Campaigns, as now, featured all the dignity and seemliness of two looters fighting over a bottle of gin snatched from a smashed liquor store window. A hand in the till and another confiscating your assets over plant leaves are high priorities to both doting factions. Both legacy looter parties want to continue “penetrating” weaker neighbors urging shoot-first repression of recreational plant leaf derivative markets. Nevermind that exporting prohibitionist policies PREVENTS those countries from developing functional economies. 

The other priority shared by both entrenched parties is meddlesome invasion and bombing of distant primitive villages in some sort of religious war designed to bring terrorist retaliation. The only leveraged way to clearly say NO to all these dishonest and murderous policies is to vote for libertarian candidates in November–especially State and County LP candidates. 

But let’s be fair. Listen to what our adversaries say about each other before you choose LIBertarian on the ballot. 

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Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)

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The Visible Hand

The visible hand is the one that’s invisible to Socialist congregants… it holds a deadly weapon. 

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Adam Smith’s formulation of the forgotten, unproductive and withering hand of parasitism

Every socialist, communist and miscellaneous looter is fond of reciting Smith’s mention of the visible “invisible hand” of freedom, for it gives the impression of mystical superstition and life-after-death as the basis for valuing freedom as opposed to coercion. When was the last time you saw THIS tidbit of Adam Smith’s writings?

But if we consider the matter more closely, we shall find that this interested diligence of the clergy is what every wise legislator will study to prevent; because, in every religion except the true, it is highly pernicious, and it has even a natural tendency to pervert the truth, by infusing into it a strong mixture of superstition, folly, and delusion. Each ghostly practitioner, in order to render himself more precious and sacred in the eyes of his retainers, will inspire them with the most violent abhorrence of all other sects, and continually endeavour, by some novelty, to excite the languid devotion of his audience.

William Graham Sumner’s original formulation of The Forgotten Man included a cast of four characters: A and B, who put their heads together to decide what C shall be forced to do for D. “C” is the Forgotten Man, the robbery victim, the slave. The Forgotten Hand is an appendage of which of these characters?

The Forgotten Hand, the one holding the gun, belongs to B–the man A sends to rob C in order to pay the both of them for pretending to be doing something benevolent for D. “B” is a gang of government agents, paid to believe that whatever “A” decides is good enough to kill for, nothing more. “A” is the real culprit. “A” is the Congress that assures the crowd that freedom is selfish, that only the terrified, fearing for their lives, can be generous (or else!).

“A” is also the voter who elected to send men with guns out to take someone else’s money by force. Why? So that A and B can preen and strut as beacons of selfless nobility and disinterested altruism. In the Republican version “A” is the Congress, “B” is the IRS and DEA, CIA, FATF, AML, TF, CFT, DNFBP, IRS-CID, INL, ICRG, GIABA, GAFISUD, FSRB, FIU, FinCEN, EAG. In the Democratic Party version, “B” is the IRS and FDA, HEW and an alphabet soup of other, equally unproductive parasites.

These are the armed and infatuated ruffians who arrogate the power to destroy wealth in furtherance of some scheme of  expropriation. A “protective” tariff, such as caused the Rebellion of 1776, the Nullification Crisis, then the Civil War, is promptly countered by speculation in smuggling. Smith described the economic results of an entrenched kleptocracy’s resort to asset forfeiture:

By the ruin of the smuggler, his capital, which had before been employed in maintaining productive labour, is absorbed either in the revenue of the state, or in that of the revenue officer; and is employed in maintaining unproductive, to the diminution of the general capital of the society, and of the useful industry which it might otherwise have maintained.

The domino effect of confiscation, withdrawal of deposits, collapse of credit, liquidity crises and widespread bankruptcies brought about by Presidents HarrisonHoover, Reagan, Bush and Bush Jr is simply the reaffirmation of what Adam Smith wrote in 1775, and Ayn Rand improved and set on an ethical footing in 1957. There, too, was The Forgotten Hand:

I mean that I hold the upper hand!”
“With a gun in it?”
“Oh, forget about guns! I—” 

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