Watching Nick Sarwark get bushwhacked by the debating tactics of a libertarian-impersonating anarchist made for a sense of foreboding over Jacob Sullum debating a prohibitionist. The opening argument–that violent narcs murder and maim people–could have been copied from the 46-year-old news clipping above. (link) Sullum recited almost identical stories of brutal mayhem against bystanders and even brought up the deliberate mass-poisoning of populations by adding wood alcohol to ethanol–of which practice God’s Own Prohibitionist (a novelist and pseudoscience hack) feigned ignorance, even surprise. Continue reading
The U.S. stock market began following the fall of the German and French stock markets during the first few days of September, 1929. Above is a typical story about a small still–the large, continuous stills producing thousands of gallons a day never made it into the papers. The story (link) hints that the agent on vacation was turning a blind eye to liquor production, and that his officious replacement was cracking down with faith-based determination and lusty asset forfeiture, but that the coast will again be clear next Wednesday.
RAIDERS SEIZE MOONSHINE STILL—Mash and Finished Product Found at Pawtucket. A Pawtucket raid in which federal prohibition agents attached to the Providence office, under direction of Chief Raiding Officer Michael A O’Brien, today seized a 100 gallon moonshine still and large quantities of mash and finished product is the 22nd seizure whih the office has effected since John W Morill, administrator in charge of the office, left on his vacation two weeks ago.
As a result of the raids, a report of which is being tabulated by Carl A Nelson, drug store inspector, acting as administrator in the absence of Mr Morrill, 21 Rhode Island men have been taken into custody and arraigned before United States Commissioners on charges of violating the prohibition act.
The number of stills and beer plants uncovered during the raids had not been tabulated by Mr Nelson to-day, but the acting administrator indicated that they would far exceed the number seized by the local office over a similar period a year ago, when, he said to-day, seizures totalled six.
No defendant was found on the raid conducted today, on a two-story dwelling house at the junction of Yale and Notre Dame avenues, Pawtucket, where the agents claim to have seized 47 barrels of moonshine mash and a large quantity of alleged moonshine whiskey.
Four stills uncovered last night by the agents in cellars of two houses on Division Street, Central Falls, were about the filthiest in the experience of agents attached to the local force, it was indicated to-day, the report stating that quarters where the stills were uncovered were infested with rats and other vermin.
Mr Morrill, who is spending his vacation with members of his family in Maine, is expected to resume his duties in this city next Tuesday. Mr Nelson will leave on his annual leave of two weeks the following day. (Providence, RI Evening Tribune 31 AUG1929 1)
On the same page (link) is a report on the difficulties experienced in collecting war reparations payments from Germany. After Austria and Germany attacked other narcotics-producing nations in 1914 then lost in 1918, every country invaded was counting on German reparations payments provided under the Treaty of Versailles. With that money they then paid a little toward the loans gotten from Uncle Sam while being throttled by the Accursed Hun. Throttler replaced throttlee in the Versailles treaty, yet Germany, now fanatically inspired by christian National Socialism, spent its drug income on political parades and armaments, while demanding everyone else disarm.
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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.
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Milton Friedman made it impossible ignore that there are two ways of dealing with people: voluntarily, or by force.
Tax collectors and the parties that send them out to collect more and higher taxes invariably choose the second option. Of course they paper it over with sanctimonious doublespeak. At every turn they liken their men with guns to acceptors of voluntary contributions. Media outlets are all tax-subsidized since 1971 (thanks to Nixon). This anti-libertarian subsidy doles out influence to entrenched gerontocracy election campaigns and helps sell an image of eleemosynary voluntarism through the initiation of force.
But what of the people at whom their guns are pointed? Thanks to the Nixon anti-libertarian law, many voters are completely unaware of the existence of a political party whose members seek to gradually replace coercion with voluntary cooperation wherever possible. Here’s what happens when media subsidies–designed to favor entrenched parties–interfere to produce uninformed voters.
Is taxing people at gunpoint worth it? As a Libertarian voter I just say “no” every time I cast a ballot. No, I do not expect all taxation to disappear by the time I unchain my bicycle to return home after voting. But I know for a fact that my LP vote will pack the clout of at least six votes in favor of reversing the trend toward increased taxation. In the case of individual rights for women, fewer than 4000 libertarian votes handed the Supreme Court the language they used in the Roe v. Wade decision, a relative vote clout of 10,000 for 1 if you believe it takes 50% of the total to get anything done. That’s winning!
Forcible expropriation leads to situations like the Bay District standoff. People follow good or bad examples, depending on what they can see. This guy observed the use of force and imagined two could play.
Richard Nixon and Congress changed the tax code in 1971 to keep you from finding out about the no-guns alternative. Like the snake tossed into baby Hercules’ crib, it was an attempt to kill off the Libertarian Party.
But here it is, 46 years later, and we’re still here. What’s more, four million voters–as many as voted in the entire State of Virginia–stood with us this last presidential election. Our vote share is up 328%, and we got way more of the popular vote than the difference between the two looter parties dedicated to the initiation of deadly force. Here’s the sigmoid political party substitution curve, the hockey stick Republican Dixiecrat fascists and Democrat communists do not want you to see:
So, which will it be? If you like what you see, by all means listen to what the Republicans and Democrats say about each other. If you would rather take a positive step to increase freedom by reversing the growth of coercion, read the Libertarian Party platform and vote with us.
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Remember this argument? “We can’t stop arresting people for plant leaves; the country would lose its membership in the World Health Organization!” Yet when you visit the WHO website, there is no FAQ, paragraph or line in evidence about how wonderful it is for taxation to send men with guns to shoot and arrest teenagers and minority citizens as an example to would-be plant leaf aficionados. Portugal, Uruguay and Mexico–now joined by Canada, have decriminalized plant leaves. Women just recently achieved individual rights in Ireland! Yet there is little mention of these facts in the looter press or soi disant “World” organizations.
But the disinformation is still there in Animal Farm format: plant leaves baaad! The altruistic reader, however, is now expected to independently conclude: therefore weaponized prohibition goood! The conditioning method more closely resembles what Aldous Huxley wrote while living in Fascist Italy than the methods his student Eric Arthur Blair included in Nineteen Eighty-Four. To induce politicians to order police to “regrettably” shoot our children, these tax-subsidized bureaucrats publish the following propaganda:
Chronic health effects of cannabis use (propaganda alert!)
- selective impairment of cognitive functioning which include the organization and integration of complex information involving various mechanisms of attention and memory processes;
- prolonged use may lead to greater impairment, which may not recover with cessation of use, and which could affect daily life functions;
- development of a cannabis dependence syndrome characterized by a loss of control over cannabis use is likely in chronic users;
- cannabis use can exacerbate schizophrenia in affected individuals;
- epithetial injury of the trachea and major bronchi is caused by long-term cannabis smoking;
- airway injury, lung inflammation, and impaired pulmonary defence against infection from persistent cannabis consumption over prolonged periods;
- heavy cannabis consumption is associated with a higher prevalence of symptoms of chronic bronchitis and a higher incidence of acute bronchitis than in the non-smoking cohort;
- cannabis used during pregnancy is associated with impairment in fetal development leading to a reduction in birth weight;
- cannabis use during pregnancy may lead to postnatal risk of rare forms of cancer although more research is needed in this area.
The health consequences of cannabis use in developing countries are largely unknown beacuse (their spelling) of limited and non-systematic research, but there is no reason a priori to expect that biological effects on individuals in these populations would be substantially different to what has been observed in developed countries. However, other consequences might be different given the cultural and social differences between countries. (end propaganda alert)
Do the brainwashers apologize for the thousands of persons zealously shot to death? for the tens of thousands of man-years of prison sentences imposed? for the economic collapse brought about when prohibitionist asset-forfeiture raids on banks, brokerages, homes and automobiles cause money to flee into hiding, thereby contracting the money supply into liquidity crises? Not a word about that. The formula is the cowardly smear-by-association exemplified in Atlas Shrugged:
She saw at a glance what they (the State Science Institute) had done. She saw the sentences: “It may be possible that after a period of heavy usage, a sudden fissure may appear, though the length of this period cannot be predicted. . . . The possibility of a molecular reaction, at present unknown, cannot be entirely discounted. . . . Although the tensile strength of the metal is obviously demonstrable, certain questions in regard to its behavior under unusual stress are not to be ruled out.
The same sort of superstitious innuendo serves as pretext for the initiation of deadly force against anything suspected of bringing a smile to someone’s face or being of some utility to the living of their own lives. The World Health Organization–like all products of National or International Socialist coercion–is haunted by the fear that someone, somewhere, might be happy.
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Before 1972, everybody on the planet understood clearly that anarchism is a communist theory embraced by persons to whom the world owes a living. Anarchists naturally rely on the same deception, coercion and deadly violence that is used in the collection of taxes–and even legitimate debts.
With fewer than 4000 votes the Libertarian Party prompted secular looters to change their definition of “anarchism” and extended to pregnant women in These United States and Dominions the protection of individual rights against mystical Dixiecrat depredations. To George Wallace supporters the LP was clearly a nest of cleverly disguised commie atheists pressing for the racial suicide of white folks and obstructing the Comstock Laws. Why? Because Ayn Rand–whose writings inspired the formation of the party–was completely non-superstitious–therefore a communist. After all, she even sounded Russian!
The problem was how to keep the Libertarian Party option out of the sight of voters. Republican and Democratic soft machines had dealt with competition from communist anarchists back before socialism was associated with gulags, Siberia, mass starvation, censorship, concentration camps, firing squads, Auschwitz, Treblinka, Sobibór, Nowogrodek… Back in 1936 socialism and anarchism were associated with the fictional writings of the likes of London, Bellamy, Steinbeck, Howells, Goldman, Goebbels and Hitler–none of them Republicans or Democrats. To guard against spoiler votes that might confuse the voters, the 1936 party faithful used the violence of local election laws to neutralize their socialist-anarchist competitors.
Richard Nixon’s 1971 tweaking of the tax code had made tax money available for suppression of libertarian candidates. The media understood there was money on the table for anyone equating the libertarian and communist parties. Satisfying results appeared in print media before the next general election.
Conscripts flowing into Southeast Asia meant coffins stuffed with young men who might otherwise have voted against the draft, religious sumptuary laws and foreign entanglements. Voter suppression was already a hardball racket back then, and rigged elections are still the norm. The suppression continues, of course, with millions kept from voting by grinding court cases and lengthy parole or probation terms over victimless plant leaves, stems, seeds and even roots! For 46 years Republicans have called libertarians anarchist liberals while Democrats struggled to lump the LP in with Republicans, Dixiecrats, religious Juntas and nationalsocialists in general without once referring to the party platform or pledge endorsing non-aggression. So how is this working out?
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Word clouds are popular in the sound-byte blogosphere. After all, nobody who hasn’t read all 70,000-odd words of both looter kleptocracy platforms has a clue what those parties want. On the telescreen one sees only blurbs. The difference is like comparing a commercial selling a health insurance policy and the actual text of that same written policy. Here’s the Libertarian platform word cloud.
The Libertarian Party platform is typically seven pages long and takes a half-hour to read or listen to. That’s twice the size of the Declaration of Independence. Still, apathy runs deep, so word clouds can provide the injudicious more info about two parties than, say, political cartoons. At least word clouds are based on what the parties actually propose in writing. Free–as opposed to coerced–is visible, and there is clearly concern for freedom, liberty, individual rights. Peace is also there, as you’d expect from a party that is against aggression and seeks to legalize non-violence.
For comparison here is the word cloud for the lengthy platform published by Richard Nixon’s party.
The Republican platform is of course wordier and repeats must, will and state a lot. Public, by which they mean government, is there, along with support, which to them usually involves men with service pistols. Women are there, but mainly as targets for the service pistols. Amendment is something the Republicans have asked for ever since the Supreme Court used the first Libertarian platform as a draft for freeing women from forced labor. But I do not see it. The Amendment they want would reimpose the forced labor and put doctors in jail along with hippies, latinos, blacks and as many foreigners as can be arrested.
Here is the cloud for Bernie Sanders’ Democratic party. For some reason it came out bluish–in the Yellow Submarine sense of the word. This is my first time to use this software so I have no explanation.
The Dems are clearly into making you believe stuff, but I detect no global warming or carbon dioxide. They make it clear you MUST work to support their health-insurance-at-gunpoint policies. Women are also here–as a pressure group for handouts rather than as free individuals or moving targets. At any rate, here you may compare image blurbs of platforms for the three leading parties–two old and shriveling and one young and growing.
Here’s hoping you will vote for your own freedom rather than to destroy someone else’s. By voting for freedom you are casting a leveraged lure that will cause looter politicians to repeal bad laws–kind of like the Invisible Hand that makes nations wealthy, and different from the Unproductive Hands that weaken and impoverish nations like so many parasites, weeds or bacteria.
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