Herbert Hoover’s hashish hookah

So was Herbert Hoover stoned on hashish just before losing the election? This pre-elections Letter-to-the-Editor says:

Listened last night to President Hoover’s Speech at Madison Square Garden. I was so dumbfounded by his tirade against the Democrats that I read his entire speech once more this morning to make sure that I heard the things I thought I was hearing. After reading it I can come to only one conclusion, and that is: Hoover must have written that speech after smoking an unusually strong pipe of hashish. And he must have been under the influence of the drug when he delivered it.
By no stretch of the imagination (undrugged imagination, that is) can he or anybody else accuse the Democratic Party (either by what they have been saying or doing in the past 20 years) of all the things Hoover accuses them of intending to do. As a matter of record, the most constructive piece of legislation passed during the last 50 years–The Federal Reserve Act–originated with and was enacted by the Democratic Party.
If this Madison Square Garden tirade had come from a Ward-heeler, we would consider the source and let it go at that. But coming as it did from the President of the United States, it only adds one more reason to the many already existing why he should be retired next week. DISGUSTED REPUBLICAN, November 1, 1932

Back then there was no Libertarian Party for which to cast a law-changing spoiler vote.  Like today, Republicans were sending men with guns to shoot people in their homes for suspicion of enjoyable plant leaf products and grain products. They seized cars, shipping, and bank accounts using tax laws to batter past the 4th and 5th Amendments. Banks folded as money was removed before looters-by-law could confiscate it–just like in 1987 and 2008.

In 1932 you either voted for dry killers and asset confiscators or crooked machine politicians of another stripe, piggybacked by socialist orators, union goons, and till-tapping brain trusts. In Hoover’s NY speech  he admitted that “many of our citizens sought flight for their capital to other countries; that many of them attempted to hoard gold in large amounts.” Why? “We have more nearly met with a full hand the most sacred obligation of man, that is, the responsibility of a man to his neighbor,” confessed Hoover, letting his altruist ideology as jailer of men shine forth for all to see.

Mimicking fiscal parsimony, Hoover groaned that the average citizen “works for the support of all forms of Government sixty-one days out of the year.”** Nowhere does Hoover mention prohibition, beer becoming a felony, or admit that his party’s policies made a train wreck of the economy. 

Today you may invest your law-changing vote in a competent alternative to both geriatric parties: LP.org

** Nowadays that’s 106 days a year of involuntary servitude to those same political parties.

For a close-up of how legislating religious fanaticism destroyed the economy, see Prohibition and The Crash: live in 2 languages on Amazon Kindle, each for the cost of a pint.

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Ayn Rand v. Spoiler Votes

Luckily the LP is not a religion, and has no doctrine of infallibility. What it does is put into practice a suggestion made by Ayn Rand in 1947:

For a practical definition, if men merely agree that no man or number of men have the right to initiate the use of force against any human being (and that includes the forcible seizure of his property), that they have no such right for any purpose whatsoever, at any time whatsoever—that would be all we need, that would achieve a perfect Utopia on earth, that would include all the moral code we need. (LOAR 366)

Did Ayn Rand understand how spoiler votes change laws? Apparently not. Never has she explained how the income tax moved from the Communist Manifesto to the 16th Amendment. In The Fountainhead Dominique clearly opposes Prohibition, but how did it move from the Prohibition Party platform to the 18th Amendment? When asked in 1972 about the Libertarian Party she replied:

I’d rather vote for Bob Hope, the Marx Brothers, or Jerry Lewis—they’re not as funny as John Hospers and the Libertarian Party. If Hospers takes ten votes away from Nixon (which I doubt he’ll do), it would be a moral crime. … (George Wallace is no great thinker—he’s a demagogue, though with some courage—but even he had the sense to stay home this time.) If you want to spread your ideas, do it through education. But don’t run for president—or even dogcatcher—if you’re going to help McGovern. [FHF 72]

Rand’s vote-count error is reminiscent of the socialist “fixed pie” error Peikoff pointed out in a debate. Looters imagine there is only so much wealth, and that if you gain some, it is taken from someone else. Hospers and Nathan’s LP took nearly 4000 votes from parasitical competitors. The result was that the LP platform’s plank on overpopulation was copied almost verbatim into the Roe v Wade decision by the Supreme Court. This stopped Texas and Wallace Dixiecrat states from reviving Comstock laws to again ban all birth control, including abortion. This individual right Ayn Rand defended in keeping with the 14th Amendment.

Nixon’s party, on the other hand, got the “message” that George Wallace’s racial collectivist supporters sent to Washington with their 1968 votes (46 of them electoral votes). The Republicans imported some of Wallace’s planks and rhetoric and again scooped up the Klan vote–as they had in 1928. At 67, Ayn can’t be blamed for not realizing on October 22 that Wallace–in 1972 the leading Democratic contender–“had the sense to stay home” because he was shot May 15. Ayn hardly noticed that Bobby Kennedy (whom she doubtless saw as another heir of the Nazi Papacy) was fatally shot June 6th. When the GOP allowed Goldwater to lose to LBJ, that was NOT the republican endorsement of Jewish values or repudiation of christian naziism the author of “The Fascist New Frontier” had struggled to imagine.

Ayn Rand, born in an autocratic empire turned communist dictatorship, lacked experience with democracy. Like teevee personalities, she saw votes as vectors for hiring politicians, NOT as policy instruments with which individuals directly change laws. The idea of spoiler votes moving policy–as the U.S. Liberal Party votes did when she was 25, or as communist votes changed the U.S. Constitution when she was 8, never occurred to her then, or to most libertarians today.  But the religious Prohibition Amendment and communist Income Tax Amendment were championed by parties that averaged under 3% of the vote.

So when a brilliant ethicist opines that “taking ten votes away” from a lying, superstitious, girl-bullying fascist looter the likes of Richard Nixon is “a moral crime”, one has to wonder if philosophy, like science, “advances one funeral at a time.”

Words you can dance to

Clarity isn’t oversimplification

Ayn Rand’s description of the Crash and Depression in Atlas Shrugged more closely resembles the historical record than prior theories. Republicans have managed to efface Clark Warburton’s “The Economic Results of Prohibition”.  Prohibition and the Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929, takes Warburton’s work one step further. Live on Amazon Kindle for the price of a pint.

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Violent Shooter Manifestos

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Result of the Nixon anti-libertarian law

Like the Unabomber, Patrick the El Paso shooter wrote a manifesto. The Unabomber manifesto helped identify and arrest the violent anarchist. The El Paso amok’s confession includes Ecological National Socialist declarations of altruistic (not personal) motives in defense of the environment, and against being assimilated by foreigners. The thing even drips Dixiecrat eugenicist preaching agin’ shameless race mixers, oozes altruism, racial collectivism, and appeals to the initiation of force. Why? Because “we” need welfare, universal health care, and because racial mixing is SELFISH!

 

Republican President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1903 letter against “race suicide” (women practicing birth control) set the stage on paranoid racial collectivism when Adolf Hitler was an impressionable 14-year-old. Roosevelt 5 years earlier fired live ammo at Hispanics in Cuba, where he was resented as an invading foreigner. Hitler’s 1920 platform is a rich source of material for G.O.P. planks.

Democratic politicians and media groupies quote Patrick’s immigration rants with whoops of joy, but their silence on his econazi manifestations is as deafening as the vacuum of space. Quoting Al Gore for his title, under ECONOMIC REASONS the berserker praises “The Lorax“, claims “Water sheds… are being depleted. Fresh water is being polluted from farming and oil drilling operations” and bemoans “unnecessary plastic waste and electronic waste” and a shortage of “recycling”(!)

Under POLITICAL REASONS, this troubled son of a coddling psychologist mimics the Unabomber’s “centrist” stance as if channel surfing between Fox News and CNN. “The Inconvenient Truth is that… Democrat AND Republican, have been failing us…”  Patrick expressly fears “the Democrat party will own America,” ignoring the fact that the Dems LOSE every election by promising to tax the air we breathe and ban electric power the way Republicans try to ban plant leaves and birth control. Dems win after God’s Own Prohibitionists shatter the economy. This was so in 1932, 1992, and 2008.

Bill Clinton won because Reagan and Bush wrecked the economy, invaded other countries with impoverishing asset-forfeiture prohibitionism, and caused the Exodus Northward. Obama’s election was a remake.  Bush Junior packed DC with faith-based prohibitionist fanatics whose orgy of asset-forfeiture looting, like Herbert Hoover’s, wrecked the economy. Absorbing Dixiecrat racial collectivism after the 1968 election mongrelized the GOP.

I’d lay odds this initiation-of-force manifester has never heard of the Libertarian party, much less knows how libertarian spoiler votes have efficiently repealed bad laws since 1972. Thanks to Richard Nixon’s use of the IRS as a mechanism paying the media to ignore the LP, teevee-inculcated youngsters haven’t a clue there exists an effective mechanism for peaceful change that begins by choosing the new party on the ballot or by signing:

I certify that I oppose the initiation of force to achieve political or social goals.

Find out how Temperance Pledge prohibitionists wrecked the U.S. economy in Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929. Live on Amazon Kindle for the price of a pint.

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Legal and immigration documents translated

Legal and Financial document translations

Violent Anarchism in 1894

Here’s another article from the peak of anarchist communist popularity in 1894. A communist youth fires a gun at a politician and transubstantiates into the “anarchist” version of looter ideology. Hundreds of such acts reported in tens of thousands of daily newspapers have taught voters that people who call themselves anarchists fire guns and hurl bombs in crowded places. The article reports that the Anarchist Lega,

fired two shots from a revolver at Signor Crispi, Premier of Italy, while the latter was being driven in his carriage to the Chamber of Deputies.
Lega, who, failing to wound Signor Crispi, was promptly disarmed and captured by the latter, was convicted of attempt to murder, and was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment with frequent intervals of solitary confinement.
The prisoner received his sentence with a smile of bravado, and exclaimed “Long live Anarchy! Avenge me, bretheren!

Ask yourself if this sounds like a vote-getting label to stick on a candidate of a political party. Yet such useless liabilities flock to join the Libertarian Party NOT out of shared ideological values or goals. If they were sincerely interested in creating their chimeric and fallaciously conceived “anarchist” society, a libertarian society might not be such a bad starting point.

Contrariwise, all exponents of “anarchy” I’ve questioned convinced me they are dissembling infiltrators bent on sabotaging the political ideology most dangerous to the communist faith. Their entire purpose, like that of “pro-life” fascist infiltrators, is to make the LP stink in the nostrils of voters who would otherwise give us a hearing, and maybe some spoiler votes with which to force the kleptocracy parties to lower taxes and repeal cruel laws.

Law-changing LP spoiler votes are what looters of all stripes fear.

Find out how American Liberal Party spoiler votes gave the Dems the wherewithal to win five consecutive elections and undo comunist and prohibition spoiler vote damage. Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929 is live on Amazon Kindle for the cost of a pint.

economic power requires individual rights

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Wonder Warthog’s Snout

Americans grow up with superheroes ‘n such. Sgt. Rock, Superman, Spiderman, Mr. A, Dr. Atomic and best of all, The Hog of Steel! Wonder Warthog turned up in mid-60s Drag Cartoons as technologist of scattershields and mechanical engineering, then resurfaced in the refined and sophisticated literature bristling up and down Haight Street all the way down to Market and to the Fillmore at Van Ness. Comics were the market currency with which kids learned to bargain, haggle and barter back in the day–skills that settled the Cold War on the side of Do Your Own Thing.

Skepticism struggled against the suspension of disbelief as Sgt. Rock’s deltoid looked the same after being shot dozens of times. How did Superman’s X-ray vision simultaneously project and receive? And howcum Wonder Warthog’s snout looked unlike those of pigs in the wilds of Texas and Mato Grosso? What was his other secret (besides identity)?

Research on the Opium Wars, Panic of 1907 and Balkan Wars required research in mail order catalogs of the sort Pearl S. Buck’s missionary father ordered stuff sent to China from at right about the time of the Boxer Rebellion, and lo! The secret of that most prurient of snouts was laid bare. As anarchist Leon Frank Czolgosz fired a bullet into President McKinley, patent lawyers sweated over the:

No wonder he was pissed off!

Extry, extry! Wonder Warthog victim of cruelty!

Thumbscrews! Is it any wonder Wonder Warthog became THE libertarian champion of freedom alongside Mr. A and Spidey? This Austintatious champion of laissez-faire was not only mutilated, but was also (SPOILER ALERT) Continue reading

The Panic of 1857

Looter historians explain away financial panics, crashes, collapses and depressions the way their government sponsors expect them to. After all, who who pays the piper, calls the tune. Governments also pay for the public notices sections in the newspapers, and it pays a pauper paper to please petty politicians. Continue reading

South Carolina Libertarian Platform

I was led to the South Carolina Libertarian Party website by an irate mystical conservative. Everything that angered the conservative delighted me. Especially impressive are their platform planks.

The headers drop down into terse, yet clearly-worded summaries of the type of Libertarian Party principles on which John Hospers and Toni Nathan ran, beginning with 1 – Our Constitutional Republic:

Our Constitutional Republic was established to protect our rights to life, liberty, and property. The only legitimate purpose of Government is to preserve and protect our individual rights.

See the entire platform (here).

Up at the top-right of every page is a bright yellow DONATE link that accepts Paypal. This allows you to donate to the party even while vacationing in the Bahamas. Other state LPs use “services” that simply turn down credit card contributions over ISP providers outside These Sovereign States and Possessions, and do not allow Paypal accountholders to donate at all…

Luckily, there is healthy competition among State LPs

The Texas LP platform by comparison is as ragged a patchwork quilt as the State Constitution. Someone injected “LPTexas” into every available paragraph, much like a teenager with a can of spray paint. Readers are expected to puzzle out a jumbled maze of nitpicking pettifoggery over obscure regulations. Paypal contributors like myself are invited to drop dead or go look for a U.S. government post office. The future prospects of an LP taken over by folks who turn away supporters with money to donate is about the same as for those who spit on registered voters.

Live on Amazon Kindle in 2 languages

Speaking of economic disasters, Prohibition and The Crash shows what happens when mystical prohibitionists infiltrate a government. It’s available in Kindle format from Amazon for about the price of a pint of legal beer. If your LP has a publication, I’m looking to advertise!