Prohibition, murder and poisoning

Religious bigotry has been declining for decades, but with lobbyists distorting the mixed economy, legalized coercion is harder to eradicate, and directed verdicts put murderers right back on the streets.

Thousands of Americans–and a few Canadians and Mexicans–were murdered during prohibition, most by religious fanatics not very different from the ones now banning beer in the Medieval Middle East. Government bureaucrats ordered alcohol poisoned with methanol, which causes permanent blindness in those not killed outright. Methodist Board of Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals spokesmen invariably came forward to praise these killings as justified. The law, after all, is “the” law.

"...building a new race"

Meeting of Christian Altruists

The Jamaica Ginger remedy contained alcohol, but also tricresyl phosphate, which caused permanent paralysis of legs and feet. This too was viewed as a sort of Divine Retribution. Hunter’s Civic Biology–the 1914 textbook banned in Tennessee for explaining the Evolution of the Species in 1925–was steeped in prohibitionist pseudoscience.  Racial eugenics by compulsion to the extent possible was its primary message. The alternative? A degenerate race, and race suicide of the white Caucasians, the crown of Creation.  This may be what President Herbert Hoover meant when in his inaugural speech he bragged that “We are building a new race…” After all, Hoover was a great fan of Theodore Roosevelt, who in 1902 urged American women to reproduce against their will. Teddy was concerned about:

fundamental virtues, for the practice of the strong, racial qualities without which there can be no strong races—the qualities of courage and resolution in both men and women, of scorn of what is mean, base and selfish, of eager desire to work or fight or suffer as the case may be provided the end to be gained is great enough, and the contemptuous putting aside of mere ease, mere vapid pleasure, mere avoidance of toil and worry.

German National Socialists, whom President Hoover’s Moratorium on Brains helped rearm (by sparing them from repayment of war reparations), were also keen on coercive eugenics and the altruistic trappings of race suicide theories. Yet here we are in the 21st Century, caught in shouting matches between Christian National Socialists eager to ban birth control and other socialists less pious but no less coercive in their vision of the proper role of government. Both of these communo-fascist variants of Socialism share a deep desire to resort to the initiation of deadly force in their efforts to make the world a “better” place.

The Libertarian Party is fielding some 800 candidates this election, all of them committed to voting for alternatives that do NOT rely on the initiation of deadly force in order to make the world a better place.  Every libertarian vote helps repeal laws that coerce women and other individuals. We are growing, and both of the 19th Century Left&Right parties dedicated to European religious autocracies and concentration-camp dictatorships are shrinking.

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Orwell and no Libertarian Party

There are ominous parallels between “The Last Man in Europe” (published as “1984”) and “Homage to Catalonia,” which recounted Orwell’s struggles as a militiaman in the Marxist Unification Workers’ Party militia fighting christian fascism (El caudillo de Dios) in Spain. Back before there was any such thing as an aggression-rejecting Libertarian Party, intellectuals had to side with either International or National Socialism. There was no way out of that universe-of-discourse dilemma. Writer Henry Miller was one of the rare famous libertarians rejecting the entire false dichotomy, to Orwell’s shock and dismay. Ayn Rand’s “We the Living and “Anthem” and were published in 1936 and 1938, but Orwell managed to ignore her somehow.

Richard Gere look-alike

Henry Miller

Orwell contrasts Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer with a book by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, which was a “protest against the horror and meaninglessness of modern life–actually, indeed, of LIFE.” But Miller’s book “is the book of a man who is happy.” In 1936 Miller “felt no interest in the Spanish war whatever. He merely told me [Orwell] in forcible terms that to go to Spain at that moment was the act of an idiot.”

So what is fascism? Trotsky’s pamphlet offers nothing resembling a definition. Orwell, faced with the same question, likewise produced no definition. Instead, Orwell in 1944 also spouted gibberish to justify evading an objective definition certain to enrage religious fanatics:

“To say why would take too long, but basically it is because it is impossible to define Fascism satisfactorily without making admissions which neither the Fascists themselves, nor the Conservatives, nor Socialists of any colour, are willing to make.” –Orwell, What is Fascism? 1944

Yet the closer one looks at German National Socialism and Spanish, Vichy & Italian fascism, the more their definition converges on simplicity itself:

Fascism, (n.) Religious socialism.

Mussolini signed a treaty with the Pope to bring religious indoctrination into government school classrooms. Franco’s own posters described him as el “Caudillo de Dios,” saluted by the kiddies, and Adolf Hitler–painter of churches, Jesus and Madonnas–passed up no opportunity to exploit Christian altruism as a vehicle for demonizing “selfishness,” meaning all things Jewish and/or laissez-faire (meaning liberal).

Death to godless commies!

God’s Own Dictator!

During the Spanish revolution, Orwell reported, a sign of anti-religious “leftist” sentiment was the chiseling of religious symbols off of gravestones at the local graveyard. Yet Orwell shied from openly mentioning religiosity as the crucial difference in the late thirties or early forties.

By the 1970s, fans of Robert Heinlein and Ayn Rand were forming the Libertarian Party as an alternative to linear, anti-life ideologies so popular among Europeans. The first Libertarian platform included a plank the Supreme Court copied as its Roe v Wade decision striking down ku klux Comstock laws. Soon politics changed from a one-dementional line to a two-dimensional plane representing the four states available where there are two separate binary switches.

To those who, like King Solomon, recognize freedom from coercion as an indivisible whole, there is no real left or right. Both labels are the result of an assumption that freedom can safely be divided by having the right people commit just enough violence to make things better, provided their motives are altruistic. Whether such credulity is prompted by fear or hatred is irrelevant, for wherever it exists a skilled bipartisan persuader can convince both kinds of altruists that they AND their adversaries are both right, and then increase how much violent coercion is “just enough.”

This has happened in Germany, Austria, Italy, Rumania, Russia and its satellites, Japan, China, Burma, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela and Ecuador, all mohammedan countries and most African nations at one time or another. All of them started by assuming freedom could be “cut” with just the right amount of coercive aggression, then increased that amount until totalitarian rule became established. Observe that ALL totalitarians criticize as “anarchic” anything that offers more freedom than their armed goons have orders to tolerate. The best hedge against the abyss of totalitarianism is a functioning Libertarian Party.

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Legalize Peyote, LP.org

Peyote was banned by H.R. 13645 legislation passed by the U.S. 70th Congressional session and enacted into law by 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, on Saturday, January 19, 1929.

For fuller context on those trying times, Coolidge signed the Jones Five and Ten law the day before Herbert Hoover was sworn in. This law made light beer a federal felony.  That meant as many as five years in the penitentiary and a $10,000 fine, an amount that would buy 15 pounds of gold worth $297,000 at today’s prices.  A week before the law passed, Representative Emanuel Celler [Dem. NY] sarcastically offered to “satisfy the fanatical cruelty of the professional prohibitionists, who are apparently drunk with power,” and offered to propose that violators should be punished by “hanging, the body to be cut down while still alive, and the accused, to be disemboweled, his head cut off and his body quartered.” (Chicago Tribune  2/23/29 6) Here’s what resulted (besides the collapse of the economy):

Nixon, also a Quaker, made this worse...

This does not include people on State chain gangs or held in foreign dictatorships

The Libertarian Party has since 1972 demanded the repeal of victimless crime laws prohibiting peyote, mescalin, psilocybin, LSD, birth control pills and other relatively harmless (compared to beer) drugs. Your vote can frighten looter party politicians whose paychecks hang in the balance between legalization and continued cruel robbery. Every spoiler vote for the libertarian party carries on average the law-changing clout of 21 votes wasted on the nearly identical kleptocracy parties. This is because what kleptocracy parties care about is getting their gang on the payroll with a snout in the trough. As long as sending your kids to prison gets them votes, they will keep sending your kids to prison. Remember attorneys fees and bail bonds when you see LIB on the ballot!

The Libertarian Party just won nearly 4 million votes–way more than the 3 million the Democrats claim to have “won” by in 2016. The changed the outcome of 127 electoral vote counts in 13 states. There we got more than the difference between the winning and losing looter politicians. Those politicians remember this and will change their platforms and many laws before the next general election.

Voters remember that thousands are rotting in prison or living in fear–stripped of rights–because of cruel bipartisan prohibition laws. You must choose whether to betray these innocents branded as criminals into continued suffering or to make known you want America to be free. Losing is what happens when cowards endorse the two prohibitionist soft machines instead of loudly and unequivocally casting a multiply-leveraged vote for individual rights and freedom. Repealing bad laws, THAT’s winning!

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The Antichoice, then and now…

Romanian Communist Dictator via unanimous single-party “election”, tried and executed December 25th 1989:

NICOLAE CEAUȘESCU: I repeat: I am the president of Romania and the commander in chief of the Romanian army. I am the president of the people. I will not speak with you provocateurs anymore, and I will not speak with the organizers of the putsch and with the mercenaries. I have nothing to do with them.

Republican U.S. President, via campaign subsidized by Nixon Anti-Libertarian Law of 1971, quoted August 2018:

“I view it as an illegal investigation…There should never have been a special counsel.” —Trump on Mueller inquiry

Both politicians suppressed individual rights, especially of women, but were deified by fanatical cliques.

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Romanian Comstock laws

Gemeinnutz vor Eigennutz!

National and international socialism united!

Romania struck down its Comstock laws and legalized female individual rights back in the 1950s, before there were birth-control pills. Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1966 decreed American-style Comstock coercion of the sort President Grant had signed in 1873. Both laws banned pregnancy termination, contraceptives, publications or even private speech about such subjects and provided fines and imprisonment. The Romanian birth rate doubled in 1967, and the maternal mortality rate tripled under Ceausescu’s use of national State coercion to ward off the “race suicide” danger Republican Theodore Roosevelt penned, opening the gates for collectivist eugenics with forced labor replacing the individual rights of women.

As alike as peas in a pod

Ford, Nixon and Ceausescu, before defeat, impeachment and execution

Ceausescu immediately became the fair-haired boy of the Republican party. Nixon in 1972 made a point of aping Ceausescu’s visit to China the previous year. Dixiecrats sought to emulate Ceausescu’s Lebensborn policy of stripping women of rights and sending them into forced labor. This they accomplished by threatening (and occasionally shooting) physicians. As late as 1983, Republican Vice President George H. W. Bush referred to Ceausescu as “the good communist”.

But disaster struck in 1972 when nearly 4000 voters (and one elector) cast ballots for the Libertarian Party platform, which said:

“We further support the repeal of all laws restricting voluntary birth control or voluntary termination of pregnancies during their first hundred days.”

After the votes were counted the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v Wade:

“(a) For the stage prior to approximately the end of the first trimester, the abortion decision and its effectuation must be left to the medical judgment of the pregnant woman’s attending physician. …”

The Republicans and their mentors, the Prohibition Party, had by next election composed another Force Amendment to undo the Supreme Court’s repudiation of the Comstock laws they’d managed to get past the Reconstruction Congress in 1873. This demand for a force Amendment has been parroted for 45 years, since the first election following the Roe v. Wade decision. The 2016 version recites:

“We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to children before birth.”

The Prohibition party has dropped this plank and opted to instead support the Gospel of Global Warming. But like Rumanian communism or an Orwellian Inner Party, the Republican party faithful look at the Fourteenth Amendment’s “All persons born” and see instead “All ova fertilized…”. No clearer example of the self-deception that forms the basis of totalitarian altruism has ever been presented.

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Brazilian illiteracy and prohibition

A shipment of Brazilian marijuana was forfeited to the Highway Patrol there because of a spelling error.

Chicken backs are spelt “dorso de frango.” Illiterates filling out the bill of lading labeled the cargo “dorço de frango,” arousing police suspicions. Sure enough, packages of hempen plant leaves had also been placed aboard the truck carrying frozen poultry from Cascavel in the interior of Paraná. Here’s a video showing what went down.

The driver, 31 years old, was seeking to make ends meet in a nation’s virtual economic collapse caused largely by prohibitionist U.S. meddling overseas. I’ll explain:

The communist income tax amendment was enacted to overturn the Supreme Court decision in Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan and Trust Company, (1895). Readers of this blog will recall that the Panic of 1893 had several components (sudden ramp-up of customs seizures enforcing the tariff on opium imports, subsidized coinage of silver mined in Western States recently admitted to the Union, Chinese reaction to renewal of Geary Exclusion law, collapse of French investment in Panama Canal construction, People’s Party communists obtaining almost 9% of the popular vote, scooping 5% of the electoral votes from 3 states and installing three socialist politicians in Congress).  As soon as the insurgent looters were seated, they and others began agitating for the income tax. The prospect was enough to cause capital to flee banks and brokerages and the economy collapsed entirely. The Supreme Court had to be called upon to reverse Congressional dereliction, and ruled that the tax law violated the Constitution since it imposed taxes on personal income derived from real estate investments and personal property such as stocks and bonds.

The Supreme Court decision was a correct interpretation of the Constitution’s grant of powers. However, that court’s Dred Scott decision was also correct regarding the text which had to do with fugitive slaves. In reaction, the 13th and 14th Amendments were imposed to nullify verbiage abetting slavery at a time when votes from unreconstructed Confederate States did not count. Just so did suddenly-entrenched Altrurian communists react to the Court’s rescue of the economy-on-strike from the 1894 income tax. The Democratic party–eager to procure populist spoiler votes–promptly committed itself to championing the incorporation of Communist Manifesto Plank 2 (progressive income tax) into the Constitution of These United States.

But the reason the Dems won in 1892 in the first place goes back to the Comstock laws. These religious blue laws defined mothers’ breasts as indecent pornography, ordered postal inspectors to seize all birth control devices and drugs (including condoms) and provided lengthy prison terms for even telling someone about such things. Encouraged, temperance prohibitionists such as Benjamin Harrison ran for office and doubled down on legislating mystical deontology. Dems resisted by condemning “sumptuary laws which vex the citizen and interfere with individual liberty.” But the Cleveland Administration was soon swept up by enthusiasts for the sort of wholesale looting of the populace which had already caused the Whiskey Rebellion, the Nullification Crisis and the Civil War.  People nurse a grievance when coerced at gunpoint.

Pressed by the Libertarian Party platform since 1972 and awakened by the George Wehrmacht Bush “good-faith” asset-prohibition Crash of 2007, American voters are now defecting to the Libertarian Party just as the Supreme Court did in 1973.

Malthusian disaster averted!

Time derivative of world population growth

But neighboring countries–former colonies of Spain and Portugal–are still jailing, robbing and murdering their citizens using laws the U.S. imported from Italy and Germany and reexported to Latin America since before the Eisenhower Administration. Brazilians are forced at gunpoint to vote for some 33 communist and fascist parties subsidized by campaign subsidy laws similar to the one signed by Nixon in 1971. Bolivia elects communists because papist puppets favored by Washington seek to shoot and jail people over plant leaves. Same thing in Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela. They are trapped in a unifilar political rut from which Libertarian spoiler votes have gradually freed the U.S. and Canada over the past 46 years.

So while young men in Colorado can have jobs and cannabis without fear, their South American counterparts smuggle to overcome starvation under economic régimes already stale when Hoover, Ike, Nixon and Stalin regulated economic activity at gunpoint.

You can correct this injustice by setting an example: vote Libertarian. Fewer than 4000 LP votes toppled Dixiecrat coercion of women. Four million such votes just ended much discrimination left over from the Comstock and Jim Crow eras. If our fellow Americans are prevented from voting Libertarian by the puppets our parents and grandparents propped up, the least we can do is cast law-changing spoiler votes to stop this wholesale exportation of prohibitionist fascism and predatory socialism.

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Republicans Fear LP Spoiler votes

Lose the looter planks or lose the election

Law-changing spoiler votes

Nixon’s Republican Party changed the tax code to pay the media to ignore the Libertarian Party in 1971, the year we were founded. Yet with its first published platform the LP parlayed fewer than 4000 votes into a win for women in the US and Canada.

The LP platform language:

“We further support the repeal of all laws restricting voluntary birth control or voluntary termination of pregnancies during their first hundred days.”

was translated by Austin attorney Libby Linebarger into the Roe v. Wade decision

“(a) For the stage prior to approximately the end of the first trimester, the abortion decision and its effectuation must be left to the medical judgment of the pregnant woman’s attending physician. …”

The next election, 1972, both the Republican Party and its spoiler vote controllers demanded a Constitutional Amendment to overturn that Libertarian Party platform plank copied by the Supreme Court. The Prohibitionists have finally given up and are pushing the Global Warming Apocalypso. But Republican partisans are still in a rut as of their 2016 platform:

We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to children before birth.

The 14th Amendment, by the way, starts by protecting “All persons born”, not all ova fertilized.

God’s Own Prohibitionists have since 2013 had mystical shills penning tear-jerker insinuations at Forbes. After carpetbiting for an Amendment to undo the Libertarian Party’s 1972 plank for 46 years, Republicans now understand that the collectivism of race suicide paranoia is the anvil that is drowning their party. Global Warmunism is the even bigger anvil drowning the Democratic and Econazi parties. Good riddance!

Yet in our battleground states, where Libertarian vote counts are larger than the difference between the Nationalsocialist warriors-for-the-babies and the Soviet socialist energy slave abolitionists, we handed the election to the least coercive candidate, and the looter parties lost those about evenly. Our pro-choice candidate may win the NM senate race, and not just in the usual sense of WINNING by forcing the looters to repeal bad laws (or getting the Supreme Court to strike them down).

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