Banana Republic of Texas

Future Texas Ballot?

“Which button tells them to go to hell?” “Dunno, but if you press that green one, the voter goes to hell.” (No Libertarian Party is allowed in Brazil, Bolivia or Venezuela. NOTA beats the 32 subsidized parties in Brazil’s big cities.)

Texas was part of Mexico until just before the Opium Wars. Given today’s Landover Baptist Republicans and People’s Party Democrats, it might as well rejoin the Latin American Papal States. Come to think of it, that might not be so bad.

Old hippies’ pension checks stretch farther in Mexico, where small amounts of enjoyable plant leaf products are no longer framed up as some sort of victimless crime. And if the Libertarian Party is kept off the ballot, ku-klux Dixiecrats and Nixon Moral Pejoratives will again be free to dictate how Texas females must labor against race suicide.

In point of fact, It was Nixon’s Anti-Libertarian Law that opened the floodgates to voter suppression. That 1971 enactment shakes down workers to fund the soft machines used by political parasites to facilitate further extortions. Then, embarrassed at having gone for Johnson instead of following the anti-choice Dixiecrat stampede for George Wallace, Texas repented. By the time Arthur Bremer closed off that pathway to Positive Christianity in power, Nixon’s party had incorporated much of the Dixiecrat platform and Texas voted Republican.

Now, guess which State recently arrested and is trying to send a young black lady to the penitentiary for five years for voting while on probation? Guess which State sentenced a schoolteacher of latina extraction to eight years in the slammer (with deportation to follow) for daring to imagine a green card meant she could cast a ballot? Finally, guess which State has Republican politicians pressing to force the LP off of the ballot?

Reverting to Mexican statehood would appear to offer no net loss of individual rights. You can take Texas out of the juntas, but you can’t take the caudillos out of Texas!

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Hatred, Aggression, War

DON'T MENTION OPIUM

Read the original news stories…

Any perusal of Republican media (Fox News, Pamela Geller…) quickly turns up instances of Saracen berserkers raping, torturing and beheading legally disarmed Christians, never the reverse. The overall impression transmitted is that no True Christian™ ever raised a hand in anger, but rather in sorrow, for purposes of turn-the-other-cheek crucifixion. Is there another, economic, side to this story?

Wearily familiar are the tough love christianization of poor uncovered wretches from Africa and the deliberate extermination of autochthonous Americans before and after the Second Nullification Crisis–the one government historians refer to as the “Civil” War. Yet when was the last time you saw reports from the Balkan Wars? These were genocidal wars that broke out in the opium-producing Balkan States between Italy and Turkey, extending northward from Greece to what was the Austrian Empire back when the Balkans were called the Ottoman Empire.

Never mention the opium!

Read the original newspaper…

These conflicts began during the collapse of narcotic prices after the 1911 revolution in China, after which the Celestials firmly halted the dumping of opiates on their shores. The Balkan wars segued seamlessly into WW1, in which all original belligerents were major participants in the production and marketing of morphine. All parties were enamored of and committed to the initiation of force to achieve their ends.

Only in the late ’80s and 1990s, when Mercantile America and Soviet Russia were exploiting black markets in drugs to finance the Cold War, did the Balkans, once happily forgotten, again obtrude to where they could no longer be ignored. Yet the atrocity reports from both eras are nearly indistinguishable. Indeed, the book in reference is a 1993 annotated reprint!

After China reinstated specific drug prohibitions, Balkan wars surged as a raging turmoil of christians exterminating and “converting” mohammedans and vice-versa. The violence ramped up into what government historians call World War 1. A truce was made by the Versailles Treaty whereby defeated morphine exporters paid tribute–explicitly including “chemical drugs” and cash–to victorious morphine exporters. The 1990s version were a replay nearly identical in all aspects, including the skillful elision of all mention of poppies, opium and morphine. Religious fanaticism, on the other hand, appears on practically every page, though lately euphemized into “ethnic cleansing.”

The 1912-1914 outbreaks were reviewed in 1993 by The Carnegie Endowment–from the folks who in 1930 assembled The Liberal Party that drafted the platform plank calling for repeal of the Prohibition Amendment so intimately bound up with the Crash and Great Depression.  The foreword was by George Kennan, the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Moscow who in 1946 sent “The Long Telegram” explaining Soviet politics to U.S. diplomats. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Division of Intercourse and Education Report of the International Commission to Inquire into the Causes and Conduct of the Balkan Wars is, of course, a cover-up. The word “opium” is even excised from medical lists in the appendices. Yet this is also true of WW1 and WW2 documendacities. Treaties of armistice and surrender and the League of nations Charter could perforce not avoid mentioning this largest causal component of a great many wars, so they are themselves studiously ignored and hardly ever quoted at all except in laundered form.

Hide the opium!

Read this original newspaper…

Serbian movies feature heroin the way American movies depict marijuana as a component of everyday life. The Peking Daily News recorded in flawless English the progressing escalation of conflicts in Europe. The Balkan wars intensified as British politicians realized no amount of whining would soften Chinese determination. Yesterday’s news has been rectified and elided from the record with Orwellian precision, but can still be exhumed from research libraries and newspaper morgues.  Bank statements, not battles, are where one looks to find the roots of war.

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Selfishness before Ayn Rand

Egoism does not aggress or rob

See 1940 original

In 1940 France and Britain were having expensive regrets about welshing on the loans they’d begged from the United States during WWI.

These United States were again selling them victuals and materiel they could not obtain from National Socialist Europe or Soviet Socialist Asia. But enslaving American youth to again intercede in bloody squabbles among European opiate peddlers was asking a bit much. To European socialists of both national and international persuasions, this refusal to sacrifice was the height of egotistical selfishness.  But is that the same as greed?

Selfishness is not predatory

Tatsuya Ishida’s SINFEST–The webcomic to end all webcomics

Ayn Rand had published Anthem in an England that was rapidly being transformed into the exact setting in which the novella had unfolded. Yet British intellectual-impersonators still echoed Hitler’s calls for “The Common Good Before the Individual Good.” Fifth-column agitators meanwhile harkened back to to the very Jesus der Fuehrer so often quoted, exhorting Parliament to surrender:

“Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” –Matthew 5:39

But Americans were learning by watching the “peace” coercive altruism had forged in Europe since the Molotov-Ribbentrop Agreement divvying Poland. Slavery, starvation, war and pestilence sprouted wherever predatory altruism lifted its outstretched arm in salute. The purpose of applied altruistic socialism (whether Christian fascism or lay communism) is to seize by force and threat of violence that which someone else has labored to produce. Ask yourself if this does not sound just a bit like greed, like coveting–then seizing–your neighbor’s goods?

Is this not Christian Socialism?

FAITH, OBEDIENCE, FIGHTING SPIRIT–The Catechisms of Fascism

Karl Marx did not use the wordcapitalism” in his Altrurian Bible.  But his disciples wasted no time in re-coining the term to describe the Christian monarchic mercantilism built upon coercive monopoly, slave labor and opium wars viewed as sublimely utopian by Adam Smith. Yet here we are in the 21st Century, while superstitious fanatics raid households and vehicles while looting bank and brokerage accounts under the aegis of “asset forfeiture.” If you rob a judge at gunpoint, that is your act of robbery. If the judge sends goons to rob you, that is your forfeiture of assets in the language of looter kleptocracy. Make sense? Libertarian, on the other hand, makes it clear that robbery and extortion are double-plus ungood.

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People who talk about other people

same old same old

Before Women Got the Vote

A republican infiltrator at the Reasonoids meetup in Austin could only talk about who the LP should listen to and support. The bait? More people would like us (as opposed to vote for our platform and candidates).

There is nothing new about this particular dodge. The purpose, as always, is to get us to dilute our message by wasting votes on candidates fielded by looter parties.

This is the same as it was over a century ago. Men still thought in terms of personalities rather than principles, issues or freedom. Every election was a flinging match over what adjectives to apply to wannabee politicians. Fools get caught up in the excitement rather than leverage a vote so as to shape the votes and mindfully direct the policies and actions of those selfsame politicians. They don’t have to like us or agree with us. They need only fear that our spoiler votes will cause them to lose to some other, less objectionable looter candidate.

This is how the communists and prohibitionists used their tiny percentage of the vote share to rewrite the constitution, saddle us with an income tax and make beer a felony.

Le plus ça change…

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The Three-Party Problem

Courtesy, Wikipedia commune

The Kleptocracy divides into two factions based mainly on who gets the pelf and the paychecks. Because they strive to finagle votes from the same voting population, they are as alike in platforms and positions as teevee stations in a regulated oligopsony. A rogue party is as disrupting as a pirate station.

This is old hat to looter gerontocracies. The Prohibition party, fueled by Dodge, Rockefeller, Morgan and Vanderbilt donations, sought the violence of sumptuary law. The proto-libertarian Personal Liberty League formed to resist in 1883 but was outgunned. Lobbies are no match for parties when it comes to determining the direction in which government service pistols are to be pointed.

Republicans became painfully aware of Prohibition party spoiler vote clout once the Democrats (the slave of the liquor party) began declaring against “sumptuary laws which vex the citizen and interfere with individual liberty” and elected Grover Cleveland. For similar reasons most voters twice elected Barak Obama after George Bush’s faith-based asset-forfeiture prohibitionism wrecked the economy.

John Sherman, whose brother had Marched Across Georgia, warned mystical fanatics “not to throw their votes away.” But communist Greenbackers carefully avoided mention of temperance-at-gunpoint, and looter parties generally dismissed prohibition as something they’d support IF… (there followed a list of qualifiers that cheerfully enraged the Methodist White Terror). Soon communists were writing tax planks for the Democrats just as mystical prohibitionists began dictating dry planks to Republican platform committees.

The Sixteenth Amendment embodies plank 2 of the Communist Manifesto while the 18th and 21st presume to empower men with guns to shoot people over sugar, yeast, grapes, plant leaves and anything mildly enjoyable or likely to reduce human suffering.

Both of these constitutional Amendments–AND the victimless crime laws that imprison far and away more people than all combined crimes violative of rights–were passed at the behest of two tiny, fanatical, but consistent and dedicated political parties. Together they elected practically nobody and between them hardly ever garnered 3% of the popular vote. But they were a thorn in the side of the Janus-faced communism of pelf that cares about nothing other than its snout in the trough and hand in the till. THAT changed the laws and Constitution!

The irresponsible cupidity of the entrenched kleptocracy was what allowed this despoiling of freedom. But today’s prevailing rule of terror is being reversed by the 3% of votes earned (and proud candidates elected) by the Libertarian Party–to the extent that its platform is not deliberately sullied with counterproductive nonsense.

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Koerner fallacy v. Winning

Same smear tactics the kleptocracy used on the LP.org

Small Human Rights Party ad placed before the LP plank legalized women’s rights. See Original

Surrounding every small party dedicated to change–for better or worse–is a fog of panhandlers eager to bleed off donations. Those donations would otherwise go to the gatherers of leveraged, law-changing spoiler votes. FEE, the Foundation for Economic Education fits the profile for one of these panhandlers.

Robin Koerner is a British-born recent convert to the USA. Like McAfee, a likable noob to whom the LP “owed” the nomination the same year he joined, Koerner has “answers.” But Koerner’s pitch is based on appallingly false, misleading and irrelevant suppositions. Foremost among these is Koerner’s view that ethics, law, history, economics and politics don’t matter, but pop psychologizing by an altruist from fascist Spain does. For guidance Koerner looks to a Franco-era mystical looter to whom life “is cosmic realization of altruism” (Ortega y Gasset, 2012:73). The Libertarian Party, on the other hand, asks us to sign a disavowal of fascist-style aggression. The disavowal was written by Ayn Rand in February of 1947. (Letters of Ayn Rand p. 366) That was back when altruistic fascist and nazi collaborators in Europe were kind of scarce because so many had been hanged by their former victims!

Koerner’s is the thinking of marketing people in Dilbert cartoons. Koerner also believes grinning candidates matter–not platforms, that you should emulate whiners and that the medium is the message. Sound familiar?
The premise–at least the part dense enough to identify–confuses a likable and successful single-issue lobby like UKIP with a political party. The conclusion is Koerner’s assertion that “…psychology must be the focus of any political party that is serious about doing what it is formed to do—which is win elections.”  UKIP won because Brits finally understood that Brexit is the antonym of Anschluss! Having felt the familiar sensation of losing on their hides, Europeans now grasp the meaning of winning! Winning is ditching coercion and gaining freedom.

It takes one to know one?

Like any huckster, this one is attracted to marks, suckers, losers “despondent because 47 years says that your guy never gets elected.” The error is that the LP is not in business to support pop-psych cheerleaders or manufacture paycheck politicians. For 47 years the LP has changed hundreds of laws and policies so as to reduce the initiation of force. We WIN this progress with the law-changing clout of principled spoiler votes. We win because the looters that ignore us get beaten by looters less coercive.

In its first campaign year the LP wrote the content the Supreme Court used in Roe v Wade to kill coathanger abortion laws. Does Koerner mention this? Democrats sure as hell don’t, but Republicans and Prohibition Party hucksters immediately drew up Constitutional Amendments to overturn Roe v Wade. To them the good old days were when a mail order diaphragm was cause for ten years in prison. They are STILL writing and pushing amendments to force women into involuntary labor.

Remember the draft? Napalming children in ‘Nam? Dixiecrats bombing prayer meetings? Middle East invasions and Bush bawling for the death sentence for marijuana? All of those things felt the chill from fewer than 4000 spoiler votes and one electoral vote counted in December of 1972. Today we cast 4 MILLION such votes. Here’s what the logistics substitution curve fit looks like:

The LP is on track to earn 50% of the vote by 2075.

Fisher-Pry curves show democracy replacing monarchy as coal & oil replaced wood

Prohibitionists with 1.4% of the vote (assisted by venal and cowardly looter politicians) passed the 18th Amendment and Marxist income tax which wrecked the economy and brought the Great Depression. This is the power of spoiler votes cast in support of a principled (albeit idiotic) stand. All we need do is let voters know that the button next to the ones they’ve been pushing will speed up the rate at which violent laws are repealed so that freedom replaces coercion and prosperity replaces debt. We are not despondent. We are winning every election. All four looter parties are shrivelling. The growing LP record of vote share fits a logistical substitution curve that indicates the LP (or its policies) should have half the total votes by 2075.

Koerner’s whole message is designed to obfuscate that crucial point and lead confused customers down a blind alley. That the alley is full of muggers, pickpockets and predators is not news. The Human Rights Party–organized shortly before the LP (see top of this page)–found out the hard way. Its organizers knew nothing of the meaning of government or freedom, the nature of rights or the language of money! They are extinct, but the Libertarian Party is thriving despite the “help” of “friends” like Koerners and FEEs.

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Spoilers and bolters

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See Original The National Republican 24 NOV 1872

During Reconstruction–a euphemism for military occupation of conquered low-tariff states–a bolter was a voter who a left one duopoly party to vote for “the” other party. Continue reading