Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A stunning quote from a financial villain

You sometimes hear Keynesian economics mentioned in tones of disgust and imprecation -- and rightly so. He was as I understand it the father of today's insane tax-and-spend economics.

Politicians love to spend money with wild (indeed crazy) abandon and John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) is their presiding spirit in it today. He posited that a country in economic trouble could spend itself to prosperity. How do you think it's working? Like most crazies he did have moments of coherence. At some point in his career he uttered this very sound statement:

Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security but [also] at confidence in the equity of the existing distribution of wealth.

Those to whom the system brings windfalls, beyond their deserts and even beyond their expectations or desires, become "profiteers," who are the object of the hatred of the bourgeoisie [once successful upper middle class entrepreneurs], whom the inflationism has impoverished, not less than of the proletariat [working people]. As the inflation proceeds and the real value of the currency fluctuates wildly from month to month, all permanent relations between debtors and creditors, which form the ultimate foundation of capitalism, become so utterly disordered as to be almost meaningless; and the process of wealth-getting degenerates into a gamble and a lottery.

Lenin was certainly right.  There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.

Keynes' antithesis was the "Austrian school" of economists, free-market advocates led in effect by Friedrich Hayek and Ludwig von Mises. It overlapped with the modern Libertarian movement, featuring great minds like the late Murray Rothbard. Rothbard loved the Confederate flag and its meaning in the fight for freedom in the face of statist tyranny, despite having zero personal connections with our region. (He was born in New York the son of a Russian and a Polish Jew.) When he died in 1995 it was said that at his request the flag would always bedeck his grave -- something or other like that.

Scan this article with a skeptical eye

......but check out these organizations in its right margin sometime:


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Chomsky gently, benignly smashes all illusions

Which is good. Desperately needed. The poor interviewer! He wants to return home with some shred of what he arrived with, but..... there's nothing left:
Propaganda Inc.: 
"Truth seeking media is a sham"

As you listen to the parts about COINTELPRO, remember that your Patriot Network was deemed important and scary enough for the government to attempt to shut it down -- not only once under that name but more recently in the guise of "dismantlement." For a while there Big Brother was convinced that our Asheville club (actually an unrelated study group some of our ex-participants had started) was the devil incarnate,

Your government hates freedom and people that know and demand their rights. It seems to hate everything decent and want to kill it.

The good news is your PN is still here, and plans to be for a long time.


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Coulter: "Every Pro-Immigration Claim is a Lie"

I just love sweeping statements when they're true. This one is. Notice the apt reference to a parody of blustering Bill O'Reilly!

To this stellar presentation I'd add a note about the supposed need to reunite families by letting more invaders in. Whose idea was it to separate them?

Do you see how liberals are just con artists that slink and sneak from one effort to another to throw up barriers to the truth? Are you happy being told you're evil because you want ameriKa to be America once again, or that you have to clear out to make room for these colonists?

THIS just in TOO:
The Endgame - Full White Genocide documentary

It's only 21 minutes long, a bit eccentric and repetetive, but essential! Statements from major celebrities. DON'T JUST WATCH IT, SHARE IT WITH ALL YOU KNOW.



We regret to inform you..... the communists running everything rig everything
The Washington Teacher: Teachers Say No Freaking Way to AFT Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

Think I exaggerate in always calling the left establishment communist? Note how this scam was attempted -- they tried to announce poll results with no poll!

"Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything" -- attributed to Stalin.


Sunday, July 12, 2015

More good insights from Stefan Molyneux

I'm a libertarian (lower case), not a Libertarian (capital L). And I'm frankly rather jaded on the subject of Libertarianism (capital L). But when a thoughtful Libertarian comes along and starts expostulating, it can be very exciting..... and it sometimes boils down to paleo-conservatism, a.k.a. libertarianism.

Youtube has Autoplay now -- upper right of screen. Start Stefan talking and don't stop him for a good long while! Extreme vulgarity warning......

Who Will Pay? Austerity vs. Bailouts | Greece, Europe and The Euro!

Sure, he has some ideas I don't like, but that's par for the course with most any guru. (When did I last turn you off in this space? Wish you'd tell me.) He's racially illiterate and as big a yankee coward on diversity "issues" as you'll find. But within the worldview he has, I think he has the ability to blow away cobwebs long-overdue for it. He does stand up against the anti-Confederate flag cult in a longer presentation!

Anybody who can identify his accent, there's a special reward waiting for them.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

The IRS and other federales really care a lot

........about themselves and their own deranged obsessions.
IRS Makes It Illegal For Small Businesses to Help Employees Pay Healthcare Premiums

We live in a very caring society today. Health care is a topmost priority for the intelligentsia. They work on night and day ow to finagle things just right. More from the invaluable sender of the above item:

Like ancient Israel in Palestine, America was supposed to be a land of unwalled villages. And it was, for centuries -- until, in the late 20th century, numerous suburban neighborhoods realized they had to wall and gate themselves to ward off the results of socialism from their midst. Our country was supposed to be truly the latest, greatest thing anywhere -- and it was, until the late 20th century, when police routinely started wearing body and face armor.

That is a sign you're headed straight back to the middle ages, and with a lot of the gliberal (?) thinking and emoting heard in this state lately, life feels positively feels positively pre-literate anymore.


Friday, July 10, 2015

"Portugal's Experiment in Drug Decriminalization Has Been a Success"

What is the solution in the drug "war"? We've talked about this at PN meetings. An expatriation personality in Uruguay says recreational drugs have been legalized in his native UK, but it's hard getting any documentation on that. 

In my favorite discussion forum, two stories just in:
Cartel Land Trailer (2015) Documentary Movie HD

and that of today's post title:  
This month, Portugal celebrates fourteen years of drug decriminalization. The grand experiment is now considered a happy success considering it was adopted out of desperation and in the face of dire warnings from proponents of the global drug war. 

What Led to Decriminalization 

During the mid-twentieth century, Portugal experienced fifty years of military dictatorship, and when leftist democratic control was reestablished in 1974, many expatriate Portuguese returned to Portugal from its colonies. Of course, many of these people were dissidents, outsiders, and outcasts, and many of them used illegal drugs. 

Over the next twenty-five years, there was a surge in drug use, drug abuse, addiction, overdoses, and eventually a very substantial prevalence of HIV/AIDS and other dirty-needle-related diseases. At the peak of this drug epidemic the rate of drug addiction and HIV/AIDS infection was "considerably higher" than the rest of Europe according to Dr. João Goulão, the longtime drug czar of Portugal. 

Goulão was on the eleven member anti-drug commission that formulated law 30/2000 which decriminalized all drugs starting July 1, 2001. 

The "grand experiment" seems to be the result of two factors. The first is that Portugal is a relatively poor European country and was unable to fight the war on drugs on every front. 

The second factor is that the commission was relatively non-partisan and simply adopted the common sense notion that drug abuse and addiction are not criminal problems for the police to solve. Drug abuse and addiction are medical and psychological problems that are better solved by the individual with the help of professionals and social pressures..........

The film linked first is high drama and no doubt great cinema, but how much of the cartel trouble ameriKa and Mexico have shared is actually in any way necessary? I think countries (us in this case, not them) create drama because it superficially seems to give them validity. Governments definitely go to war, any kind of war, in order to look macho to the citizens. 

IMHO, the ONLY reason ameriKa has ANY drug problems is because politicians and their cronies in business are making fantastic profits off them and it's easier to push around a doped population. 

It should matter to the powers that be that their policies and neuroses bring great, totally needless harm to millions of innocent people, but their consciences are clearly seared with a hot iron. 


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

National Infrastructure Week -- the ironies

I certainly appreciate anybody who wants to draw public attention to the deplorable state of public infrastructure in this country. But I also pity them as long as this "100-year war on terror" garbage is holding sway!
May 11-15 is national Infrastructure Week in the U.S., but don’t get out the party hats. It’s not a celebration. It’s more like a cry for help. Bridges are crumbling, buses are past their prime, roads badly need repair, airports look shabby, trains can’t reach high speeds, and traffic congestion plagues every city. How could an advanced country, once the model for the world’s most modern transportation innovations, slip so badly?.........

Takes me back to a protest against this "war" that we held some years ago. A guy on a motorcycle paused at the light and smirked at me. "I was just over in Iraq building bridges and schools,"
he said, obviously trying to cancel all pro-peace argument with this revelation. I managed not to say "I guess we don't need those things here, huh?" but only because I'm trying to be good in these latter years.