Killers with Badges, 1929

First Responder murderers acquitted

Gunfire-riddled auto in which Henry Virkula was murdered by ICE agents in 1929

Henry Virkula was out for a drive with his wife and kids when customs agents leapt out of the bushes and riddled their flivver with buckshot the night of June 8, 1929. This was during Dry Hope Herbert Hoover’s Administration under the Five and Ten law making beer a chain-gang felony 2 days before his Inauguration. Like today, the Methodist Board of Temperance, Prohibition and Other People’s Morals bellowed that the killing was “justified” under the eugenicist tenets of Positive Christianity. Dry Killers was the exact technical term used by citizens and newspapermen alike.

Army of God, just following orders

Christian National Socialists exulted in dry killer antics

First Responders were, as always, justified in murder, according to the experts on what Jesus would have done: 

“The second case was that of the De King killing in Aurora, Illinois.  That seemed perfectly horrible until the facts were ascertained and broadcast.  Now the most intelligent people know what happened and see considerable significance in the fact that the grand jury refused to indict the officer involved.  (…) On the Rouse case, the Board said Officer Rouse “killed a rum-runner in the act of committing two felonies,” adding: “The rum-runner had made an assault upon him by the use of poisonous gases produced by a smoke-screen device.  Officer Rouse was completely exonerated by the grand jury.  (…) (LA Examiner 6/17/1929)

Does this sound like a Minnesota cop union mouthpiece waving an “official” medical examiner’s report?(link

There were no throwdown guns, throwdown beer or throwdown medical examiner documendacities or rumors of active warrants to get overeager ambush murderers off the hook. In fact, the International Falls City Council promptly gave notice to Republican President Herbert Hoover on 18JUN1929: 

Dear Mr. President: The International Falls City Council voted and passed upon the following resolution:
                “Whereas at an open meeting of business men and city officials of this border city last June 14 an informal appeal to the President was drawn up, asking him to end the terrorism inflicted upon our citizens and neighbors by Federal customs patrolmen, engaged in prohibition enforcement;
                “and whereas, our appeal has remained unanswered, even though the vicious and unlawful conduct of said government agents have continued unabated‑‑except that there has been no fresh murder of our innocent neighbors;
                “Therefore, be it resolved that we, the City Council of the City of International Falls, in regular session assembled, do hereby remind the President that the memorialization of the citizens’ appeal was and is the articulate pleading of the community:
                “And be it further resolved that the City Council of the City of International Falls does hereby join its official voice in requesting from our President an urgent response to the pleas for help from our people. (Hoover 1929 1974  195)

Senator Millard Tydings of Maryland was at the time compiling a list of prohibition murders, naming names and giving particulars for publication in “Before and After Prohibition,” so politicians encountered tough sledding trying to ignore over a thousand slaughters.(link)

I thought I smelled beer... BLAM BLAM BLAM!

“Send these murderers to the penitentiary” appeared in Congressional debates.(link)

None of this mattered. It was only late in 1929 that statistician Clark Warburton began pointing out that the black market in banned beverages amounted to 5% of the entire U.S. economy, an amount larger than the entire budget of the federal government tasked by the 18th Amendment with killing, confiscating, libeling, padlocking, jailing and murdering every man woman and child in These States if that’s what it would take to force people to drink what the Prohibition Party ordered them to drink.(link) The Prohibition Party averaged 1.4% of the vote in 11 electoral campaigns. There was no Libertarian Party, but there was a Liberal Party demanding repeal.(link)

Libertarian vote growth

Can you say hockey-stick replacement curve?

By January of 1930, no religious fanatics dared debate the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, armed with Warburton’s exhaustive reports and calculations on consumption of every possible ingredient used in the production of recreational beverages.(link) Women came out for repeal and financial collapse, unemployment, burgeoning prisons, Hoovervilles, riots, blockades, arson, cop-killings, hunger and economic contraction got the voters’ attention.(link)

The Democrats copied the Liberal Party plank demanding repeal of the Prohibition Amendment.(link)  Hoover promptly became a repeal advocate, but Republican National Socialism was into coercive eugenics and helping Hitler to power, and wouldn’t listen.(link) By March 4, 1933, with every bank in the nation already closed down, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn in and the Dems–who had not yet become communists–ruled the roost for 20 years. 

Does any of this sound familiar? like it rhymes? Why not compare the short and simple Libertarian Party Platform? 

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Pure Food Law Recession

Kill the tax-dodgers

1907 amendment: alcohol excise tax dodgers sentenced to death or blindness without a trial (link)

 A Reason Magazine article on the disputed definition of milk brought to mind the facts behind the Panic of 1907. (link)

The Pure Food Law passed in 1906, three years after the Silent Panic brought on by a Chinese boycott of American products. The boycott–three years after the Boxer Rebellion failed to exclude foreign morphine and needles from prohibitionist China–got the attention of U.S. industrialists and bankers and the mixed-economy politicians they owned and controlled. British baby syrup had Poison, Morphine written on the labels, and that made them comparatively honest and straightforward by Chinese standards. The Pure Food law only became enforceable in 1907, the Year of the Panic. This was the year of a Great Awakening in China, as Draconian measures were afoot in a War on Poppies. 

Theodore Roosevelt’s inherited fortune and guilt came from American participation in selling opium in China. Once promoted by assassination to the Presidency, the former Police Commissioner who had served the Comstockers and Anti-Vice societies as muscle to enforce Sunday closing of New York Saloons set out to put the Teeth into Temperance. Industrial alcohol would be excise-tax-free, provided poison were added to sicken, blind and/or kill any who drink it.

Bureau of Chemistry guru Wiley chose a pharmacopoeia definition of whiskey and wrote a Decision to make it binding.  Countering government chemist Wiley, Attorney‑General Bonaparte differed as to the Revealed definition of “whiskey” and offered his own alternatives: 

The following seem to me appropriate specimen brands or labels for (1) “straight” whisky/whiskey, (2) a mixture of two or more “straight” whiskies, (3) a mixture of “straight” whisky/whiskey and ethyl alcohol, and (4) ethyl alcohol flavored and colored so as to taste, smell, and look like whisky/whiskey.
(1) Semper Idem Whisky/whiskey: A pure, straight whisky/whiskey mellowed by age.
(2) E Pluribus Unum Whisky/whiskey: A blend of pure, straight whiskies with all the merits of each.
(3) Modern Improved Whisky/whiskey: A compound of pure grain distillates, mellow and free from harmful impurities.
(4) Something Better than Whisky/whiskey: An imitation under the pure food law, free from fusel oil and other impurities.  (Other suggestions primly censored as politically unwoke.)

The gauntlet was flung, the challenge accepted, and so began one of many parallel legal battles whose first casualty would be the American banking system and economy. 

She's with Us!

She’s with Us!

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 Two Minutes Hate

 

It was nearly eleven hundred, and in the Records Department, where Winston worked, they were dragging the chairs out of the cubicles and grouping them in the centre of the hall opposite the big telescreen, in preparation for the Two Minutes Hate.

Winston was just taking his place in one of the middle rows when someone he knew by sight, but had never spoken to, came unexpectedly into the room. It was a girl whom he often passed in the corridors. He did not know her name, but he knew that she worked in the Fiction Department. She was a bold-looking girl, of about twenty-seven, with straight hair, a tanned face, and swift, athletic movements. A narrow scarlet sash, emblem of the Junior Anti-Sex League, was wound several times round the waist of her overalls, just tightly enough to bring out the shapeliness of her hips.

Winston had disliked her from the very first moment of seeing her. He knew the reason. It was always the women, and above all the young ones, who were the most bigoted adherents of the Party, the swallowers of slogans, the amateur spies and nosers-out of unorthodoxy. But this particular girl gave him the impression of being more dangerous than most. Once when they passed in the corridor she gave him a quick sidelong glance which seemed to pierce right into him and for a moment had filled him with black terror. The idea had even crossed his mind that she might be an agent of the Woke Police.

The next moment a hideous, grinding speech, as of some monstrous machine running without oil, burst from the big telescreen at the end of the room. It was a noise that set one’s teeth on edge and bristled the hair at the back of one’s neck. The Hate had started.

As usual, the face of Donald Trump, the Enemy of the People, had flashed on to the screen. There were hisses here and there among the audience. The little sandy-haired woman gave a squeak of mingled fear and disgust. The programmes of the Two Minutes Hate varied from day to day, but there was none in which Trump was not the principal figure. He was the primal traitor, the earliest defiler of the Party’s purity. All subsequent crimes against the Party, all treacheries, acts of sabotage, heresies, deviations, sprang directly out of his campaigning.

Winston’s diaphragm was constricted. He could never see the face of Trump without a painful mixture of emotions. Trump was delivering his usual venomous attack upon the doctrines of the Party–an attack so exaggerated and perverse that a child should have been able to see through it, and yet just plausible enough to fill one with an alarmed feeling that other people, less level-headed than oneself, might be taken in by it. He was abusing Big Biden, he was denouncing the dictatorship of the Party, he was demanding the withdrawal of protesters from Portland, he was advocating freedom of speech, freedom of the Press, freedom of assembly, license to invade, he was crying hysterically that America had been betrayed–and all this in slow monosyllabic speech which was a sort of parody of the habitual style of the orators of the Party.

Before the Hate had proceeded for thirty seconds, uncontrollable exclamations of rage were breaking out from half the people in the room. The self-satisfied bland face on the screen was too much to be borne: besides, the sight or even the thought of Trump produced fear and anger automatically. But what was strange was that although Trump was hated and despised by everybody, although every day and a thousand times a day, on platforms, on the telescreen, in newspapers, in books, his theories were refuted, smashed, ridiculed, held up to the general gaze for the pitiful rubbish that they were–in spite of all this, his influence never seemed to grow less. Always there were fresh dupes waiting to be seduced by him. A day never passed when racists with green teeth acting under his directions were not unmasked by the Woke Police. He was the commander of a vast shadowy army, an underground network of confederates dedicated to the overthrow of the State. White Supremacy, its name was supposed to be. There were also whispered stories of a terrible book, a compendium of all the heresies, of which Trump was the author and which circulated clandestinely here and there. It was a book without a title.

In its second minute the Hate rose to a frenzy. People were leaping up and down in their places and shouting at the tops of their voices in an effort to drown the maddening mocking voice that came from the screen. In a lucid moment Winston found that he was shouting with the others and kicking his heel violently against the rung of his chair. The dark-haired girl behind Winston had begun crying out ‘Racist! Racist! Racist!’ and suddenly she picked up a heavy Newspeak dictionary and flung it at the screen. The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but, on the contrary, that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge-hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic.

And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp. Thus, at one moment Winston’s hatred was not turned against Trump at all, but, on the contrary, against Big Biden, the Party, and the Woke Police; and at such moments his heart went out to the lonely, derided heretic on the screen, sole guardian of truth and sanity in a world of lies. And yet the very next instant he was at one with the people about him, and all that was said of Trump seemed to him to be true. At those moments his secret loathing of Big Biden changed into adoration, and Big Biden seemed to tower up, an invincible, fearless protector, standing like a rock against the plagues of Asia, and Trump, in spite of his isolation, his helplessness, and the doubt that hung about him, seemed like some sinister enchanter, capable by the mere power of his voice of wrecking the structure of civilization.

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The Hate rose to its climax. But in the same moment, drawing a deep sigh of relief from everybody, the hostile figure melted into the face of Big Biden, white-haired, clean-shaven, full of power and mysterious calm, and so vast that it almost filled up the screen.(link)  Nobody heard what Big Biden was saying. It was merely a few words of encouragement, the sort of words that are uttered in the din of battle, not distinguishable individually but restoring confidence by the fact of being spoken. Then the face of Big Biden faded away again, and instead the three slogans of the Party stood out in bold capitals:

NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE
FUND RED COMMUNITIES
KILL THE 1%

Nobody mentioned the young, educated candidate for the Libertarian Party,. Jo Jorgensen.  Jorgensen, however, was already an UNPERSON. She did not exist: she had never existed, and her party was now in its 49th year of non-existence. It’s vote share was now increasing 80% per year. Before long tripping would be decriminalized and conscription abolished forever. 

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She’s With Us!

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)

Three dollars on Amazon Kindle

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.

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Feeling the Bern?

Poor dissolute uncovered wretches

Bernie proposed to stop shooting blacks

Republicans cannot imagine why young people prefer plants to gin, and prefer not to get robbed and shot by police over plant leaves. The only thing positive about their God’s Own Prohibitionist’ fascist platform is its refusal–so far–to have the police arrest people for generating electric power. When the Bush executive orders resulted in not-really-christianofascist asset forfeiture orgies that wrecked the economy as in 1929-33 and 1987-92, no Republican had the honesty to admit the cause of the collapse in mortgage-backed derivatives. The cause was fanatical prohibitionist asset forfeiture looting.

Here is a video of some of the things that are wrong with Bernie’s not-really-communism…

 

No, it is not reason enough to help religious conservatives again consolidate power and again destroy the economy through prohibitionist asset forfeiture looting. But it is bad. Find out more about why voting Libertarian makes economic sense…

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.

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LSD replaces masturbation

From George Orwell’s reminiscences of boarding school days in 1915 comes this jewel of an aide-memoire:

A feeling of doom descended upon me. So I was guilty too. I too had done the dreadful thing, whatever it was, that wrecked you for life, body and soul, and ended in suicide or the lunatic asylum. Till then I had hoped that I was innocent, and the conviction of sin which now took possession of me was perhaps all the stronger because I did not know what I had done.

Forty-five years later both Kinsey reports had been published, Atlas Shrugged and Stranger in a Strange Land were best-sellers, and every boy had surreptitious access to articles debunking superstition and pseudoscience in Satan’s own Playboy Magazine. Christian National Socialist Truths had–like their predecessors asserting that beer and rum led to murder, insanity, suicide–become the object of braying laughter, and nobody believed that touching oneself would result in blindness, insanity or hair growing on the palms of one’s hands. Enter Aldous Huxley and Timothy Leary as the involuntary Saviors of doomed disciplinarian dogma.

Senator John F Kennedy established a dallying liaison with next-door-neighbor and later acidhead artist Mary Pinchot Meyer back when Huxley and Leary were early adopters. A year before the assassination the name Dr Dana Farnsworth began appearing as attribution in fake news “scientific” articles insinuating that LSD and similar drugs “have the power to damage the individual psyche, indeed cripple it for life.” The “scoutmaster’s stern talk” was again resurrected to save youth from leather-winged Satanism.  Here was Satan’s own drug “abuse” as replacement for the disparaged and discredited self-abuse theories of the previous century!

Sure enough, Congress and the Several States deputed bands of armed thugs authorized to arrest, rob, shoot and kill such LSD users as had not already leapt to their deaths out of skyscraper windows. Abusive fathers whose daughters ran away from home now had The Devil’s Own Temptation as an alibi–until medical examiners disproved the hogwash after the furore had died down.(link) Millions upon millions or youths meanwhile met for Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Hendrix, The Doors, Cream and Mammas and the Papas, etc. concerts to disprove by experiment the rabid disinformation–yet were robbed, jailed and shot just the same for another three decades. Nixon was forced out, the Libertarian party began getting pro-choice votes before there even was such a thing anywhere else, and now earns a thousand times as many votes as in that 1972 election–a share now growing at 80% a year.

So here we are 49 years later. Those pro-choice, anti-war, and pro-rights votes stopped the Prohibition-Dixiecrat-Republican fascist dreikaiserbund from threatening birth control clinics with guns, and have by now removed deadly prohibitions on many plant leaves… Best estimates indicate that Libertarian candidates have drained off over 200 million votes since 1972. Many a fascist kleptocrat has lost to a communist kleptocrat (and vice-versa) after local voters chose instead to cast ballots for THEIR OWN FREEDOM!

Today a new bunch of pseudoscientists assert that “electrical generation has the power to damage the collective environment, indeed cripple it”–unless men with guns are sent out to arrest, rob, shoot and kill such electrical energy providers as have not already been lynched by addled regulators. Since the evident victims of this latest superstitious lynch mob consist predominantly of instigators of the earlier superstitious lynch mobs enacting Comstockism, national prohibition, Blue Laws, military involuntary servitude and additional cruel prohibition laws, it is not at all easy to work up a lot of sympathy while schadenfreude comes quite naturally.

The LP has no prejudice against electrical energy, so elections–to the extent not rigged by Nixon subsidies–now include a sort of Darwinian intelligence test that will determine the survival of the parties most fit to cope with a reality-based environment.

Find out the juicy details behind the mother of all economic collapses, and how its causes changed the laws. 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.

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Smearing Libertarians

bomb-throwing communist anarchist terrorist REPEAT

Constant repetition: anarchists, bomb-hurling anarchists

Republican journalist James Kilpatrick was among the first to gain media subsidies via the Nixon anti-Libertarian law for this piece. Consistent with the Prohibition Party and George Wallace Dixiecrats coalition the GOP was reduced to after the Kennedy assassinations, the kleptocracy’s pet journalist called us anarchists. Meanwhile the GOP platform committee sweated to draft force Amendments to overturn Roe v Wade and change the meaning of the first three words of the 14th Amendment: All persons born…

Here is Kilpatrick with The Gipper, the day after Federal plant leaf prohibitionist policies and H.R. 3226 did for hippies what the Kristallnacht laws did for Jewish shopkeepers. Money “Laundering” as pretext for asset forfeiture was next on Congress’ agenda, as Veterans Administration personnel were being fired in the Just Say No blood purity pogrom.

In less than a month this ramp-up of prohibitionist fanaticism would cause the stock market to drop 108 points in a day, cost investors half a trillion dollars, and usher in another Great Depression.

For more on how the initiation of force wielded by mystical fanaticism wrecked the economy in the Herbert Hoover Administration, order Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929 in Amazon Kindle format. For the cost of a pint you’ll have undistorted history on a cellphone or tablet in your choice of English or Portuguese.

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Words you can dance to

Clarity isn’t oversimplification

Tarbrushing the LP.org

Bottom right corner: party stresses what could be termed… anarchy.

With friends like The Cavalier Daily, who needs the Nixon anti-Libertarian Law? Here is the typical looter media coverage once Nixon’s party began handing out baskets of money for smearing the LP. Abortion (which our platform legalized), and ride-sharing (before Lyft or Uber even existed), and marijuana relegalization–are all there… plus the obligatory tarbrush association with bomb-throwing communist anarchists. Here is a typical communist anarchist–what Republicans want you to think of when you hear “Libertarian”.

Keep repeating it. --Josef Goebbels

Keep repeating it. –Josef Goebbels

Democrats, which now include the CPUSA by its own proclamation, want you to think fascist Republican when you hear the word Libertarian. Both these parties have infiltrated the LP and added idiotic nonsense to our platforms, and by elision made the 2016 Migration plank into a liability.

Observe in the article MacBride’s reference to rideshare services 33 years before Uber or Lyft even existed. Republicans–for whom asset-forfeiture confiscation of cars, coupled with legal fees and fines are a source of income–do not want you thinking about how Libertarians advocated the concept of voluntary rideshare technology as a way for peoples to move past the G.O.Police state. I’m eager to bet money that no republican or democratic candidate will mention that on camera or in writing.

Nor will you find republicans or democrats pressing forth with convincing pitches that Prohibition making beer a black felony on March 2 1929 had nothing to do with the Crash and the Great Depression. Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929 is live on Amazon Kindle for the cost of a pint of craft beer.

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Words you can dance to

Clarity isn’t oversimplification

 

Trump and National Socialism

During the campaign subtle cues suggested that Econazi Germany was not looking forward to God’s Own Prohibitionists’ persuasive candidate winning the election.

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German toilet ad posted on WWW in Brazil

Still, literate and rational persons who read the National Socialist program Hitler penned in 1920, his 1924 Mein Kampf, or the 1933 Enabling Act speech to the Reichstag find religious conservative beliefs on just about every page. Germany was 98% Protestant and Catholic when Hitler took office amid applause. Big Pharma needed a belligerent madman to terrify foreign regulators seeking to curb German morphine exports and collect war reparations payments. If Germany’s political leader also frightened pharmaceutical competitors, so much the better. Hitler just happened to suit the purposes of military contractors and drug companies, and the crowds loved him.

Thanks to government schools, most Americans cannot define energy, much less understand its units of measure. If a communist dictatorship manipulates persuasive opinion, the Democratic party will sugarcoat its destructive policies in “settled” mystical pseudoscience and offer it as “Our” Only Hope for Salvation. Sound familiar?

Hitler was Germany’s Jesus Christ in that country’s government circles in 1932 according to Time Magazine (Time 6/6/32  80-81). The same “Our Only Hope” wrapper was stretched over the Nuclear Freeze, SALT talks and unilateral surrender in the 1980s. Today it is Global Warming that demands political coercion as Our Only Hope.

German Christians in 1933 feared commie atheists would gun down their priests and pastors. This exact propaganda was handed to me in a Catholic school when I was eight years old–complete with ink drawings of KGB agents machine-gunning hapless priests. This is the image Trump’s persuasion seeks to trigger by hollering “Nazi.”

commiechildHitler’s party promised Germans Socialism with Christianity preserved intact, as in the altruistic Sermon on the Mount or Bellamy’s “Equality.” Radiovangelists shouted Hitler’s virtues to the heavens over subsidized Volksempfänger radios. Germans wanted to be controlled by initiation of force, but with a white, Aryan Jesus guiding the procession. Donald Trump is the tool chosen by powerful factions to push a similar agenda. Instead of Big Pharma making and exporting drugs, These States are a Big Police State looting and reselling them domestically. The money is the same, and free of taxes.

Now that anyone can read Nationalsocialist writings and see the ominous parallels with American televangelism AND socialism in general, the Republican Party is hard-pressed to hold together its United Front for government jobs and funding. The anti-choice threat to defect to the Tea Party and enlarge its spoiler vote count is not a bluff, hence the popularity of coathanger abortions for Jezebels as public health policy. Yes the international socialists will exploit these similarities while pretending there is a real difference among communo-fascist variants of socialism. Of course Trump will try to distance his party from Hitler’s.

But both looter parties offer us failure: the GOP sells a prohibitionist fascist dictatorship and economic collapse through asset-forfeiture looting, but with legalized energy. The Dems are also pushing that Olde-Tyme collectivized socialism of the Traveller from Altruria, with confiscations, prohibition, crowded prisons… Dems never offered to repeal abortion laws as in Canada, nor repeal pot prohibition. Both parties guarantee continued US involvement in religious wars and terrorism. Only the Libertarian party upholds freedom as opposed to coercion, and has enough spoiler vote clout to repeal bad laws. Our peaceful platform is 13 times smaller than theirs. Anyone can read it in half an hour. Speaking of reading…

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.

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God’s Own Prohibitionists

Faith and force destroy

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Here is a sample of Prohibition Party rhetoric from 1892, before their complete takeover of the Republican Party 40 years later. Note the resemblance to Mohammedan Sharia Law.
The Youngstown Vindicator, July 5, 1892 1… GRAVE CHARGES–Made by the Prohibs in their Convention–THEY DENOUNCE THE SPOILSMEN–… Following are the resolutions as adopted by the convention: The Prohibitionists of Mahoning county, in convention assembled, acknowledge Almighty God as the source of all true government, and his law as the standard to which all civil laws should conform.

We adopt the principles set forth in the national convention at Cincinatti June 29–recognizing that prohibition of the liquor traffic is the dominant issue before the American people, and we invite to full party fellowship all those who are with us agreed that the Prohibition party can and will destroy the traffic if in power. (more…)

This religious government party achieved a record 2.2% of the popular vote in an election the Democrats won by a mere 3.3%. This made the T-totalitarian Sharia Law vote a force to reckon with in that election. The People’s Party, pressing for the Communist Manifesto income tax, won 8.51% of the vote. That amounts to 2.5 times the difference between winning party and losing party. To give you an idea of the power of these third-party votes, within two years that looter party’s income tax was the law of the land, though no such tax was in the platform of either Kleptocracy party in 1892. In another 27 years Prohibitionist Sharia Law would be enshrined in the US Constitution alongside Communist Manifesto plank 2–much to the detriment of the Bill of Rights. These two usurpations, the communist 16th and the protestant 18th Amendments  directly caused the complete collapse of the national economy into a Great Depression of Hoovervilles.

Compare the 1892 Prohibitionists with this language from the 2016 GOP platform:

Every time we sing, “God Bless America,” we are asking for help. Strong families, depending upon God and one another… A young person’s ability to succeed in school must be based on his or her God-given talent and motivation… the best stewards of our country’s God-given natural resources. The progress made over the last three decades against drug abuse is eroding, whether for cultural reasons or for lack of national leadership. Mandatory minimum sentencing became an important tool for keeping them off the streets. Their (puppet juntas’) sacrifice and suffering must not be betrayed by the accession to power of murderers and drug lords. …our southwestern border at the hands of drug cartels and other gangs

Just as in the 1920s and 30s, when fanatical mystics used the violence of law to make light beer a felony, dry killers murdered children and adults, their impunity guaranteed by mock trial just like today. The glucose and yeast trust funded prohibition to eliminate distillers, vintners and brewers as middlemen. Today the booze trust, organized fanaticism and corrupt political soft machines inflate and recycle confiscated drugs and other assets into campaign coffers. Your Libertarian vote–worth five to forty regular votes in law-changing clout–can stop the berserkers and restore peace and freedom.

Which will it be? Actual change or another wasted vote?  

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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What’s going on in Brazil?

dilminha73Brazil’s two most recent presidents have been anti-American populists of the looter persuasion, both of them chummy with the Bolivian, Cuban and Venezuelan governments. Two things stand out about these three governments. All were targets of massive United States intervention, and none of the three have anything resembling a Libertarian party. In fact, Lula and Dilma’s Workers Party is probably the most honest and (ignoring economic freedom) Libertarian party in the country. Brazil has 32 government-subsidized  political parties and voting is mandatory. All of the parties are communist, socialist or prohibitionist–-if not all of the above, and the people best situated to be able to tell the difference, Brazil’s voters themselves, have elected and reelected Lula and Dilma twice. They were practically national heroes until 2013, when something happened.

The North American colonies were of great strategic importance to England, and quickly mastered the arts of shipbuilding and weapons production. Portugal’s colonies, on the other hand, we’re deliberately kept backward and impoverished by regulation and predatory taxation. Docile Citizen is not a bad description of your average forced-to-vote voter, and Brazilian politics are pretty low key. Mussolini is greatly admired here, and whatever the Vatican utters quickly becomes law.

Right now, for instance, there is an epidemic of mosquito-borne disease that causes women to deliver pinhead babies. When the news broke, religious physicians spoke as one in first denying the reports, then casting aspersions, and finally removing nearly all mention of the public health hazard lest Brazilian women rise up and demand the right to legally terminate pregnancies. None of the 32 parties seeks to legalize abortion, and the illegal practice remains a lucrative source of tax-free cash revenue. Local telescreens likewise avoid all mention of legalization or decriminalization of hemp in Colorado, Washington, Canada, Australia or Portugal. Yet, oddly enough, two of the most loud-mouthed prohibitionist politicians–Maluf and Cunha–have just been politically neutralized by criminal charges/investigations.

bushaecioDilma’s opponent in the last election, a CIA-backed prohibitionist zealot whose name is associated with helicopters full of dope and landing strips–has also fallen glumly silent after incessant squawking since the day he lost. The whole situation reeks of superpower meddling. The Bush Dynasty régimes’ asset-forfeiture orgy destroyed the Brazilian economy–already disrupted before by similar Bush-Reagan policies of 1987-1992.  Bradley Manning’s disclosures revealed the the US was busily exporting asset-forfeiture prohibitionism throughout the world at a time when the United States economy was collapsing–possibly in hopes of shorting the suckers to recoup its losses when their economies predictably collapsed. Furthermore, it is common knowledge that the Workers’ Party is not fanatically bent on shooting youngsters over victimless nonsense like the erstwhile US-backed military junta with its death squads. Edward Snowden’s revelations of NSA spying on boodling politicians’ and magnates’ cellphones raises the question of whether recorded conversations and email intercepts might have been conveniently passed along to local authorities and opposition parties in furtherance of destabilizing indictments.

At this time it is hard to tell what is going on. All appearances indicate that some sort of Taeping Rebellion of Fifth Column infiltrators with a foreign agenda is once more afoot. I clearly remember the US intervention in 1964. That coercive meddling has done more to popularize Communism (and National Socialism) in the Southern Hemisphere than anything else. Now–with no nuclear-tipped communist empire on the map–would be an excellent time for the Republicans and Democrats to leave South America well enough alone.