Posts Tagged ‘Communism’

Arizona’s SB 1062: Here Come the Racists

February 25, 2014

Arizona’s SB 1062 is an unlawful, and probably unConstitutional, Racist attempt to overthrow the laws of the United States, which forbid discriminating in business based on race, color, creed, etc. and now so-called sexual orientation.

Now, Silverwolf discussed in detail in his blog, “Is It Constitutional in America to Discriminate in a Business?: An Internal Debate”, https://lobobreed.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/is-it-legal-in-america-to-discriminate-in-a-business-an-internal-debate/, whether it was Consitutional and/or legal to discriminate in business, and he went through an entire series of arguments and counter=arguments with himself, finally arriving at the conclusion that it was indeed illegal. Why?

It is illegal simply because businesses advertise their products priced in U.S. dollars, that is, Federal Reserve Notes. Now, it says on those notes that they are legal tender for all debts, public and private, and thus, if someone operates a business, and offers a good or service priced in U.S. dollars, then they must accept your legal tender note, since the government has promised you already that such a note is legal tender for any private debt, which is the price of the goods or service. Thus, the seller would be forced to accept these notes if he has offered goods or services to the public, either by being open for business, placing his prices in his windows or attached to the items in the store, or advertising them in the media. They are publicly offered debts, and in a real sense, that person has offered a contract to all comers that he will trade his good or service for their Federal Reserve Notes. To refuse to serve them would be to Violate a Contract, which is a Crime in both theoretical Libertarian doctrine and actual U.S. Law. This would be true even if the note was an old Silver or Gold Certificate note, backed by precious metal. (However, if the person paid in Silver or Gold Coinage, then they might well be able to discriminate, but that is another legal discussion, and here we are dealing solely with Federal Reserve Notes. But we’re certain, given the “dedication” and religous purity of these people who don’t want to do business with Gays, that if they were running a Restaurant that served $300 dinners, and a Gay wanted to purchase a dinner and pay his bill in $20 Gold pieces or Silver Dollars, that they would steadfastly refuse them service — that’s how religiously dedicated and pure they are.And we’re sure that if they suddenly needed emergency medical assistance and were rushed to a doctor, and the doctor was a Muslim, and refused on religious grounds to treat, or even touch, the sinful flesh of any non-Muslim, that they would understand, and respect his Religious Liberties, and die quickly.)

Now the so-called Conservative Group that is advocating this anti-Capitalist Law, the Center for Arizona Policy, states “SB 1062 seeks to ensure that state laws that violate the religious liberties of private persons cannot be enforced simply because the government is not technically a party to the case.”

But that “the government is not technically a party to the case” is precisely a big whopping Lie, as we have illustrated above. The Federal goverment is a party to the case, because it says on the Federal Reserve Note that the Federal government says this is a legal tender note that can be used to service any private debt anywhere in America, regardless of in what State, and the seller of the goods or service is refusing to accept what the Federal government has ordered him to accept if he is going to price his goods and services in U.S. Dollars. So the government is right in the midst of the trade, and is thus very clearly a party to the case. The contract they promised to the bearer was violated by the seller, and thus the seller must be punished under Law.

Now, if the seller could price his goods or services in, say, Swiss Francs or conch shells or ounces of tea, then perhaps the seller might be able to legally discriminate in his business, but this again is a different political theory question, and alternate currencies are viewed with askance by the U.S. Treasury and the government, although in a Libertarian Free-Market Society we should be able to price or purchase items in whatever currencies we, the buyer and seller, can agree on. If we think the Zimbabwean Shilling is sounder than the U.S. Dollar, then we should, in a Libertarian Society, be able to conduct our Free Market in whatever currency we choose. That would be a truly Free Market, and will come in the Future. But, here and now in America, if you price something in U.S. Dollars, and publicly advertise it, the buyer should be able to settle the debt in U.S. Dollars, whomever they are, and the government must guarantee that reality.

And finally, if your religous liberties make it impossible for you to conduct your business in America in Federal Reserve Notes, as under current law, then you’re always free to not start a business that will violate those liberties, and your always free to seek your living in some other manner, or starve to death. (Oh, we forgot, there are food stamps even for Racists, paid for by some poor Black working stiff.)

This Bill is nothing but a Communist-Racist attempt to instill that Ol’ Southern Segregation in the midst of Arizona.The Governor of Arizona should lob a big lunger of Libertarian Free Market Spit on this unAmerican Bill, and veto it.

If the Governor signs the Bill, all Free Market non-Racist Americans should use that grand old Irish Free-Market weapon: the Boycott, and Boycott Arizona. Don’t go there, and don’t buy their products.

If the Governor signs the Bill, then, as they used to say in the ghetto, “Boycott, Baby, Boycott!”

Hooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww — Silverwolf

Libertarianism and Socialism: Shared Concepts of Two Antagonistic Philosophies

July 21, 2013

One has talked (and is not writing, talking?) long and hard contra the Socialistic Philosophy of government, and taken it to task many times in our essays, but we cannot overlook the affinities, and, yeah, even the agreements of Libertarians and Socialists.

Firstly, Libertarians and virtually all Socialists agree, though they may not even be conscious of the fact, that they both accept the Industrial System as necessary to a viable modern society. There still may be a few Socialists who would like to smash the weaving looms of modern society, and return to a primitive society, where everything was handmade, where we gave up the automobile and returned to the horse, with its concomitant huge increase in futures trading in oat contracts, and crushed all the farm equipment, sending Bucyrus-Erie stock eerily lower, and where we reverted from the computer and the iphone to the letter and the smoke-signal. A return to the pre-Industrial Age would certainly solve the unemployment problem.

However, these primitive Socialists are few in number compared to all the Socialists in the world who just love all the comforts and distractions provided them by the Industrial System. And certainly the Democrats and Republicans—those milquetoast individuals who lack the clear or clouded passionate vision of the Libertarians and Socialists and fall somewhere ‘tween the two, — certainly those Lost Soles wandering away from Truth also accept the modern Industrial System as a given of modern society and their own individual enjoyment.

So virtually everybody agrees on the necessity of the modern Industrial System, and you can see this truth now throughout the world. The psyche of the Indian and the Chinese will soon be identical to the Wyoming Wyomian or the Battersea Londoner. We want our commodities, and we’re not going back to the “good ol’ days” of great-great-grandpa.

The key insight that Libertarians have over Socialists in this area is the necessity for the Libertarian, or Classical Liberal, for the Free-Market to exist in order for this industrial system to exist and thrive. Whenever government intervention or diktat interferes with the Free-Market, the Industrial System suffers because it needs that free-market to thrive. There has been so much wealth built up in America due to the relative freedom of its industrial sector heretofore, especially before the introduction of the income tax, that it has built up a huge capital reserve of this wealth, and government has been able to parasitically suck off that wealth for almost eighty years now, and even before. But as you can see, and as Mises predicted, middle-of-the-road Socialism eventually breaks down the entire economic order, and we can see that in America today very clearly, where things are far worse than thirty years ago, although we could see the emerging problem clearly even then. But the general public of Democrats and Republicans never or rarely see the connection between this middle-Socialism and the final economic breakdown of society, as we’re seeing in Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy, because of the huge lag-time between Cause and Effect in the economic sphere.

A second affinity between Libertarianism and Socialism is their common view that there is a Ruling Class in society; they just differ on who that ruling class is.

To Libertarians, the Ruling Class are those people who have seized control of the State Apparatus, the Government, and are ruling the rest of Society. In the old days it was the King and the Nobles. Under the Czar, for example, it was the Czar, his family and relations, the other Russian nobles, the military men, the contractors who got the government purchase orders, and the vast bureaucracy, including all the retired bureaucrats drawing lucrative pensions. In North Korea, it is obviously the Illwind Kim family and the top military brass who are the Ruling Class.

In modern America, the Ruling Class are the people in government, both the politicians and the bureaucratic heads, the administrators, and generally the workers, who receive much higher pay and retirement benefits than those in the Free-Market sector. In addition to these, the ruling class includes the government contractors and consultants who do business with the State, as well as the corporations who get farm subsidies, the scientists and specialists working for government scientific departments, the university administrators and professors who draw huge salaries thanks to government subsidies to many favored universities, and of course the thousands of major corporations who benefit from government loans, subsidies, or craftily crafted tax breaks specific to their situations.

Finally, in America, the Ruling Class also includes the millions receiving welfare benefits or checks from the government every month who will go out and religiously vote for those parties or politicians who will guarantee that those benefits and checks will continue to flow. Thus, even many poor people are in the Ruling Class in America, although they might not see themselves that way, or may still complain about how they have been victimized by society, which in one sense is true since that has been a Socialist society essentially since FDR, and such a society crushes the Individual by dissipating his energy in a thousand useless activities that would not exist under a Libertarian government.

To the Socialists, however, the Ruling Class are the Capitalists, the people who pay the wages to the factory workers, even though these workers may have, for the first time in their lives, more money than they ever had before, and can experience the freedom to choose from many consumer products that they obviously feel make their lives more commodious. Few Americans would now use an old Sears Catalog or old newspapers for toilet paper, but in the 1930s and before, it was probably fairly common.

Moreover, these workers make possible the consumer products that the Socialist uses and likes just as much as the Libertarian. It seems contradictory for them to say, “Yes, we like all these products that the exploitative, wicked, industrial factory system makes possible, but we also want to “liberate” these workers from there drudgery.” And if they “liberated” them to the extent that nobody had any incentive to work at dull jobs, then their “bourgeois comforts” would quickly disappear. Did you notice how the Communist in “Reds” had to have her Chase&Sanborn coffee, and how Stalin and Castro were addicted to tobacco? Food could have been grown in place of all the coffee and tobacco Communists and Socialists have consumed since the start of their movement, and saved many from starvation. Masses of grain and potatoes could have gone into food feeding masses of Human Beings, instead of going into all the beer and vodka that German and Russian Socialists have drunk since the start of the Communist-Socialist project.

So Libertarians and Communists or Socialists agree that there is a Ruling Class in Society, they just differ radically as to who that Ruling Class is.

Another aspect of Socialism that is also embraced by Libertarianism is the essentially Libertarian quality of Democracy as a revolt against Monarchy or one-man rule or Totalitarianism. That everybody should get to decide equally on major decisions that affect large chucks of society is obviously much fairer than that one lunatic should get to make the decisions and all are forced at gunpoint to obey him.

However, despite its Libertarian quality, Democracy was soon seen to quickly decay into Mob Rule through Government, with Tyranny in the name of “the People” replacing Tyranny in the name of the King. This could only be corrected by a Bill of Rights for all Individuals, which would protect the minority and the Individual against the depredations of Society at large.

That struggle for the Bill of Rights is still being fought in America, 237 years after Jefferson wrote it down, and encapsulated in that document the essence of his studies of the Classical Liberals, or Libertarians, who came before him.

And so, both Libertarians and Socialists look favorably on Democracy as a reaction to Authoritarian Dictatorship or Monarchy, and as a process for electing people to public office. The Libertarians just also insists on a Bill of Rights, and say that Democracy without a Bill of Rights can and most probably will be just as tyrannical, if not more so, than Monarchy.

Finally, besides Libertarians, Socialists seem to be the only political group that has a passionate desire to radically change the world and society. Most Democrats and Republicans want things to roll on pretty much as they are now, with a little tinkering or reform to smooth out the thousand-and-one-insults to the psyche that psychic flesh is heir to in America. And Socialists have changed the societies they have taken over radically, though almost invariably to the worsement of their peoples, save for perhaps Yugoslavia under Tito when he backtracked and started his program of de-stateification, or a move back towards Free-Markets.

So while Libertarians and Socialists differ fundamentally over principles of political and economic theory, and individual rights, they do agree on a whole list of issues, and that should not be forgotten while they are ripping each other apart, politically speaking.

Hooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww—Silverwolf

Euro-Socialism Unravels: The Cyprus Rip-Off

March 27, 2013

If you needed any additional proof that State Socialists are thieves, all you have to do is look to the example of Cyprus. The EU Commissioners, in their gall, have basically decreed that it is quite alright to rob outright “large depositors” of a huge percentage of their savings, although their earlier attempt to rob all depositors was so vociferously met by the Cypriot people that the Socialists had to back down. Then they “democratically” decided amongst themselves that they could pull the rip-off off if they only hit the “large depositors”, appealing to class hatreds which almost always work on Western Democratic electorates. Since they are only hitting the “rich”, those with just enough to buy a barely habitable home in Euroland, they knew that popular dissent would now not be harsh enough to be able to stop their pulling off the theft. And they have pulled it off.

As with most Socialist Bureaucrats, who have never worked in the real world where their income depended on themselves alone, or their business or employer’s business, but have had their Socialist wages paid out of the public coffers which are almost endless, they do not have any psychological conception of what their holy decisions have on those in the Free-Market economy, who have probably slaved for decades to build up their savings.

Socialist “solutions” always create additional problems which the Socialists never forsee because their thinking is mired in an economic ideology built on false and deeply immoral principles. Economic thinking needs to be based on sound principles, or it will always fail, and since Socialism is based on coercion, violence, the gun and the jail cell (try not paying your taxes and see what happens), it can never match the respect for Individual Rights, based on Natural Law, and non-aggression against Persons and Property, that Libertarianism champions.

What the EU Socialist Commissioners have done is to put every thinking Capitalist in the Western World on notice that if they live in a Socialist Economy (and who doesn’t now? Even Switzerland has vowed to inflate the CHF Franc if it gets too “strong”.), — if they live in such an economy, their savings in any bank are no longer safe, no matter what verbal “guarantees” the government officials gave the public yesterday. From Eastern Poland to Portland Oregon, all Capitalists in between now know that if their country’s banking system collapses, as all these Socialist banking systems eventually will, then their savings are subject to confiscation by the Communists, calling themselves “Social Technocrats” or EU Commissioners, or “The Democrats”.

In America, it is unfortunately comparatively common for a bank robber to be shot to death in the course of robbing a bank. But when the EU Commissioners rob thousands of people of billions of dollars of their savings, they can walk away scott free. Why aren’t they shot as bank robbers, or at least arrested, tried, and jailed for extremely long periods of time, as being a clear menace to Civil Society?

The EU Commissioners are nothing but a bunch of Socialist Looters engaged in full-scale cozenage, and the EU is nothing but a giant Socialist forced-labour, zwang-arbeit, camp, where any individual initiative and excellence is punished to curry to the self-indulgent masses and the government-allied corporations. How outrageous that vegetarians and vegans are forced to pay the medical bills for millions upon millions of meat-eating, booze-guzzling, tobacco-addicts. An outrage!

Let the Cyprus Crime be a warning to all Libertarian Free-Marketeers in the Western World: Either brake the Socialists at the polls by electing radically Free-Market Austrian-School-of-Economics Capitalist Libertarians, who will put the Individual above the State and the Corporations, or face further lifetimes of drudgery under the State Socialists in their alliance with the Corporations, not only for yourself, but also for your families and the generations to come.

So let Cyprus be a warning to all Free-Market Capitalists. And to all Socialists too, for you have forever destroyed the myth of a safe banking-system, under any Socialist Central Bank economy, like the EU, the USA, Canada and Australia.

Just try restoring “investor confidence” now by flapping your lips some more.

Hooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

America’s Latest Great Tragedy: The Reelection of President Obama

November 7, 2012

The reelection of President Obama is a great tragedy for millions and millions of working and middle class Americans, whose lives will be further ravaged by the Obama Inflation in consumer goods, while many assets will continue to depress: the old Stagflation of the Carter years only greater in magnitude. The poor President has no idea of Economics, and approaches everything from a Collectivist ideology, instead of the Classical Liberalism that was the best of Olde England, and which was transplanted to America by Jefferson and a few of his cohorts. Economics must be approached from the standpoint of Human Rights or Natural Rights, and Jefferson said we have a Inalienable Right to Pursue Happiness, which, in all previous documents of its kind, had read “Right to Property” (i.e. ‘ a Right to Life, Liberty, and Property”). So, when the President engages in his wealth extortion from Individual Citizens, which he transfers to three groups: the welfare recipients,  the corporate wealthy who back him (i.e. Solyndra and Obama’s Senate vote for the bank bailout bill), and the government workers and bureaucrats who now average $100k a year plus healthcare plus pension all sucked out of the private sector, — when he caters to these three groups, he is violating those very Rights to which Jefferson said we have an inalienable Right. This is Communism in action, though it may be called Socialism, Social Democracy, National Socialism (Nazism), or Liberal American Democracy. They’re all at heart Communism, which might have seemed justifiable in the pre-Industrial age, prior to the Industrial Revolution, or even at the end of that Revolution, when wealth disparity appeared so large. But now we are in an age when technology and robots could, with a free power source like solar, produce huge amounts of consumer goods for very little labor or imput from the final recipients of those commodities. What keeps the mass of men poor is Socialism of the Democrat’s Obama kind with its associated constant inflation, as well as the Bush Republican-spendthrift kind. Contrarywise, if we had a radically free-market Capitalism with very low taxes and no income or estate taxes to kill initiative, then that Capitalism would produce enough wealth to satisfy anyone who could find a useful and interesting niche in a society that would constantly evolve new demands for labor services and physical products. With no income tax to dampen donations, effective charities staffed by dedicated workers could care for the completely disabled instead of the callous and horrendous government welfare bureaucracies.

It’s the ignorance and stupidity of most of the population on Economics and Political Science that is the real tragedy in America, and this last election shows that it will be only after yet another economic catastrophe that an ignorant populace will wake up and sober and there can be any hope of change in America. The fact that women and young people overwhelmingly voted for Obama shows that Democracy is out of control in America, and no matter how logically the economic arguments are presented to the people, those key Socialist groups who keep persistently voting in a “Liberal”, and will continue to immorally overlook his drone murders of children in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the NDAA overthrow of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, because Obama fulfills their own particular “Liberal” group’s demands on one particular issue. Liberalism used to be associated with deep Morality. No longer.

The only silver lining in this is that Governor Romney didn’t win. In many ways he might have been a far worse Fascist than Obama will be, but economically for most Americans he probably would have been less harmful. Judging which of two fatal diseases will kill you first is hard.

The great tragedy of this election is that Gary Johnson, and/or Ron Paul did not get elected. They had the Philosophy that this country desperately needs, like a dying man in the Mojave needs a jigger of water. They were the apostles of free-market Capitalism, Ron Paul more pure in his Libertarian Philosophy, Gary Johnson more sane on foreign policy. Both would have made superlative Presidents, instead of the two Mediocrities that were picked for the public to fight over. What a waste of time and money these two Politicians have engendered, never dealing with one real issue, while Paul’s and Johnson’s speeches would usually touch on a dozen.

The American Public will learn in the next four years that Stagflation is not just a dead buck that has been lying in the hot forest for three days, and that the stink is far worse. They voted for Middle Class Poverty and they will get it.

And perhaps the putrid Republican Party, that treated its most forward looking apostle, Ron Paul, like a pariah, will learn the lesson that it cannot win the Presidency without the Libertarians. Governor Gary Johnson received over 1 million votes, and though we haven’t seen the final totals on the Presidentical race, we’d bet his votes would have put George Romney’s son over the top in at least the popular vote, further showing what a joke is the claim that America is a “democratic” state. Indeed, Obama was put in power once again by about one-quarter of the American eligible voters. That’s what they call “Democracy” and name their party after.

Silverwolf is sorry America will experience such dire economic straits during the next four years, thanks to the re-election of Obama and the Senate Democrats, but there are consequences to actions. Perhaps the reaction to the suffering that the voters who didn’t vote for Ron Paul or Gary Johnson, or who didn’t even bother to vote at all, letting the Fascists just dance into office unmolested, — perhaps that reaction in four years time will finally propel a Libertarian, Bill of Rights, Free-Market, Individual Laissez-Faire Capitalist into the White House, and America can finally, after 250 years, start to be the Free, prosperous society it could be under Individualist Capitalism and the U.S. Constitution. Until the next election, the people will have to rot and putrify in the cesspool of the Democrats instead of the cesspool of the Republicans.

The once-great America — R.I.P.

Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww — Silverwolf

The Gulag East and West: Two Libertarian Jokes

June 5, 2012

There were three prisoners sitting in their cell in Stalin’s Communist Gulag. To pass the time, they asked each other why they were there.

“I always got to work late”, the first prisoner said, “so they accused me of parasitism.”

The second prisoner explained, “I always got to work early, so they accused me of brownnosing to gain favors.”

The third prisoner went on, “I always got to work exactly on time, so they accused me of owning a Western watch.”

While this was going on, there were three prisoners sitting in the Obama Gulag for Anti-trust Capitalists in Northern Maine. They got talking and asked each other what they’d been accused of.

The first said, “I charged above the average market price, so the Feds accused me of price-gouging.”

The second prisoner explained, “I charged below the market price, so they charged me with cut-throat competition and unfair trade practices.

The last prisoner went on, “I charged exactly the same as everybody else, so they charged me with collusion and price-fixing.”

Under Communism, anyone they want to make guilty, they can make guilty.

Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

Obama and Assad: Blood on Their Hands

April 22, 2011

Well, it looks as if, in 24 hours, both Presidents Obama and Assad of America and Syria have managed to murder innocent civilians, in an equal display of the Ultimate Immorality. Presidents Obama and Assad are murderers of the innocent, but there’s hardly a squeak of protest from the so-called “International Community”, or from the Left, who are usually out with their Israel-equals-a-swastika demonstrations. I guess, when Americans murder innocent Pakistani women and children during their drone strikes, and when Syrian Arabs gun down demonstrators by the scores, it’s time for silence.  Let Israel require checkpoints and build a wall to deter terrorist attacks when she has been attacked tens of thousands of times and her civilians are murdered by the thousands for trying to live on their ancestral homelands, the demonstrators are out in the thousands, and they are attacked as Fascists, but when the Fascist Liberal Democrats murder scores of Pakistani women and children, it’s time to stay home and watch TV. And then, when someone points out his numerous hypocrisies, Obama is defended by the Democrat on the street; hypocrisies  like selling 60 billion dollars worth of military hardware to the Saudi Fascists, or welcoming the Criminal Dictator of China, a man who should be in the dock at Nuremberg, waiting for the noose of Justice (though as Libertarians we should never carry out a death sentence, the Miscreant’s sentences should all be commuted to “life in jail in a box, fed intravenously”). How quickly do Democrats forget the crimes of their leaders! And how unrelenting are they in remembering the crimes of George Dubbyah, since, according to them, he is still responsible for all the things that are going wrong now. But if you are in power, why don’t you correct them in, say, 72 hours? Why was there a mining disaster well into the Administration of Barack Obama, when he was in charge of OSHA, and when it was shown that the mine in question had hundreds of violations against it since he took over the government? And then the Gulf blowout, another example of efficient government environmental regulation. No death penalties followed for the administrators in charge.

President Obama morally taints every American with his immoral drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan, since the murder of innocent civilians in order to kill a few guilty terrorists is no justification under international law. So President Obama makes every American an accomplice in immoral murder of women and children, and thus forces on us the moral responsibility of diverting our energies from our own lives, and having, morally, to protest these actions of his, and his Administration. And, of course, this is the foreign policy of Bill and Hilary Clinton, being carried out by their dummy mouthpiece, Barack Obama.

But not only does Obama make all Americans accomplices in murder; he is a peabrain in terms of practical politics. An interview on the BBC had a retired Pakistani general describe the tremendous anger and anti-American resentment that these attacks are arousing in the Pakistani People. Silverwolf wonders how Americans would feel in Pakistani drones were coming in and wiping out little villages in Utah or Nebraska or Texas, and every time one landed, perhaps 10 “American terrorists”, or Americans who objected to the basing of Pakistani troops on American soil, were killed along with 15 women and children. The press would then give you in-depth profiles of some of the women and children killed. Perhaps there would be pictures of heavily bandaged children groaning in hospital beds. How would the stay-at-home moms and the unemployed men and the army veterans react to that? Then you would switch to a shot of the haggard-eyed hag, Mrs. Clinton, now a Pakistani in Islamabad, giving her dry, glib assessment of the situation in that gravely voice that, fortunately for America, lost her the election, though the results were hardly less disastrous. The horrendous price of not electing Ron Paul!

Anyway, the Pakistani general pointed out that, strategically, the US gained very minimally from the militants it killed, but lost far more in public resentment at the loss of civilian life, and the insult to Pakistani nationalist feelings. Of course. Silverwolf thinks this general is dead right. America is losing far more than she gains strategically by loosing her drones. And if America can use drones, well why not China, or Saudi, or Australia, or anybody? Good question. Obama has flushed the International Rule of War down the toilet: Civyys are fair game if you bag a few deer. Disgusting.

Yet this is a minor impediment, compared to the major immorality President Obama has committed by accepting the morality of the Communists and the Nazis: the end justifies the means.

The Libertarian believes just the opposite: the means to social revolution must be moral, and as you probably know by now if you regularly read this blog, the basic moral principle of the Libertarian is this: no man or group of men man aggress against the property rights of any other man. Of course, women are included. ‘Cause we like a pretty face.

As Professor Murray Rothbard, a major theoretician of Libertarianism, pointed out, all “human rights” are ultimately property rights. Libertarians believe you have a property right in your body, so unlawful detention, or slavery, are violations of property rights. And since you have a right to your body, all drug laws, pertaining to the use of drugs that affect no other person, are such violations. (Though, for example, one finds Libertarians on both sides of the DUI-laws issue. Is it a crime only when you have a crash, or is it a crime the moment your vehicle hits the public street, under the justification of reckless endangerment, or is it a crime the moment you start the engine on your own property with the intention of going out on the public street? Food for Libertarian debate.)

 So Obama and Assad have “violated the property rights” of the women and children they have blasted to smithereens in Pakistan and gunned down in Syria, a country that, for some reason, never sees a demonstration against its leaders by those lovers of Freedom and Democracy, the Left and the Liberals in America and Europe. And the same is ditto for Yemen, Bahrain, and on and on… We doubt Professor Rothbard’s keen intellectual insight into Libertarian Theory made much difference to the innocent kids murdered, or the demonstrators gunned down, who will never reach Mrs. Clinton’s advanced age.

The world is full of hypocrites, is it not?

Hooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

Libertarianism is Bustin’ Out Al-Egypt

January 29, 2011

It looks like the “happy disease” of Libertarianism is busting out in Egypt, and all over the Arab and North African world, as the youth of these countries finally get sick and tired of the corporatism and governmental corruption than has kept them down and impoverished for decades. The governments and Islamists can continue to blame Jews and Zionism for every single problem in the Arab and Islamic world, but the secular youth of these countries, and many of the educated middle class, know that the problem is corporatism or state socialism mixed and allied with the big private corporations and local wealthy magnates, and the perennial problems of government corruption and the arbitrary power of the “state”.

Over and against these tyrannies stands the old Jeffersonian Liberalism that motivated the writing of the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the beautiful Bill of Rights, one of the great documents of Mankind. These instinctively known values about the Rights of Man are surging up in the youth of North Africa, and they will overwhelm all resistance before them, whether the governmental Leviathan State, or the religious fanaticism and Jew-hatred of the Muslim Brotherhood, a group with long ties to the Nazi ideology since its inception.

Silverwolf finds it both singularly interesting and seminal that this whole revolt was sparked by one young man in Tunisia protesting against a Communist regulation: having to have a business license to sell vegetables. This  is a gross violation of the Capitalist Rights of the Individual to earn a living without the government interfering by either requiring a license to vend, or by looting part of the fruits of one’s labor through an individual income tax (a corporate income tax may or may not be allowable because a corporation is not an individual, but a notional, fictional entity and thus not subject to the Rights of Man).

And so this whole “revolution” began as one man’s capitalist protest against a communist system of regulation in Tunisia, and the extreme levels of unemployment which socialism, corporatism, and minimum-wage laws bring about,  and while Silverwolf does not approve of self-immolation as a form of protest, that extreme act of anti-Communist protest has sparked a revolution so furious and of such magnitude, of which that dead young man could never have dreamed a few weeks ago, that it shows us Libertarians the power and ability of One Individual to change the course of history.

Such is the Power of Freedom and the Thirst for Liberty in all sane men.

Of course, the battle will rage between this new secular, anti-government Libertarianism which unfortunately probably has little more than anger behind it (how many in the streets of Cairo have read their Jefferson, Madison and Murray Rothbard?), and the religious fanatics who would like to see a repeat of Carter’s Folly in Iran of backing a brutal torturing dictator. Already we hear bleatings from Ms. Rodham that Hosni Baby should be given just a little more time. I guess thirty years ain’t enough, is it, Madame Secretary of State, as long as you’re not the one being tortured or unemployed all through the years of your youth? Maybe when you have $70 million, it’s easy to wait? But believe me, Ms. Rodham, those young Capitalists in the Streets ain’t gonna wait.

Rolling the dice like this of course roils a readily rabid world. The excitement and uncertainty of seeing the cornerblock piece of land between Africa and the Middle East wracked by mayhem may seem like a one-off event, but it really fits in with a world pattern, from the American  Tea Party anger and reaction to the Obama extension of the Federal mandate by forcing Americans to pay a corporate insurance toll just to exist in America, and having themselves strip-searched if they must travel, to the growing unrest and malcontent manifest in Europe, and expressing itself in the Greek protests, the Paris and London Student protests,  and the whinings of the unions and the French pensioners who may have to wait to 62 instead of 60 for their lifetime dole.

And perhaps forshadowing this wave of Libertarianism, though not linked by any observers except Silverwolf here, was the unheard of reaction of a group of London protesters to the appearance of a Royal motorcade. The press reported that they chanted “Off with their heads”, and threw paint on the car, although when Silverwolf listened to the tape, it sounded like they what they were actually saying  was “Offer them beads”, and the paint on the car may have been an attempt to spruce up the appearance of the Royal conveyance, since the financial crisis has brought budgetary embarrassments to even the finest of British families. Knowing the British people’s love for their monarchy, it’s hard to imagine any other possible explanations.

However, he is willing to accept the official portrayal of the event, and, if it is true, it is a telling description of the disgust which youth, whether in Tunisia, London, Paris or Cairo, hold for the Establishment.

Yes, indeed. Libertarianism is bustin’ out all over the Arab world, and it ain’t even June.

Hoooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

The FED Violates Vegan Rights, and Everybody Elses Too

December 2, 2010

Thanks to Congressman Ron Paul’s persistent calls for auditing the FED, and FED transparency, the Federal Reserve today reluctantly disclosed the roster of names of institutions it had made loans to. It was not a pretty picture.

For not only had the FED loaned money to U.S. banks, as one would have imagined the FED should be limited to by common sense and by law, but it had also loaned money to McDonalds, hedge funds, and even foreign Swiss banks, as well as a massive loan to Pimco, which obviously undermines the validity in the minds of investors of any pronunciamentos coming from the famous names at that company. Bloomberg News even mentions a loan to an individual, Michael Dell.

Quite apart from the unfairness of this process, and the massive danger this precedent creates for the future of Capitalism in America, since now any Socialist government in America can merely call on its FED to restore “order to the markets” by massively intervening to produce profits for those companies given the blessing of any future Communistic or Fascist regime, this proposal is also a slap in the face to American Vegetarians and Vegans, as well as the Hindu-American Community,  who are being forced, through the FED, to support a company which they feel great moral revulsion towards, and which they ardently hope will go belly-up. They may even intentionally boycott all the non-meat products of this company, in order not to give it any profits whatsoever, and thus hasten its demise.  But here comes the Federal Reserve, bailing out one of the cruelest and most ecologically-destructive companies in America (in Silverwolf’s opinion) against the moral values of those who are forced, through their taxes, to supply the money the FED throws at these companies. This is all deeply immoral, and totally contrary to the concept of Government which Thomas Jefferson held. Just as we need a complete separation of Church and State, so we also need a complete separation of Economy and State, with the one exception of when people are actually starving in the streets.

Those who thought that Congressman Ron Paul’s warnings against Federal Reserve shenanigans were a little extreme, are finding out that they were not extreme at all, but highly accurate, once again showing that Congressman Paul is probably the wisest Congressman in the Congress, in terms of his grasp of economics, American history, and political theory. Virtually all the politicians in Congress are just that: brainwashed and lazy politicians who are working for their lobbyists and their own bank accounts and retirement funds; very few have the energy to study and come to understand the three subjects which a great American statesman must master: economics (and not the Keynesian kind), American history, and Jeffersonian political theory. Virtually everything Congressman Paul had predicted for the Obama years has come true, with the exception of the collapse of the dollar. And that may still occur.

Whether you feel the FED should be abolished, like the Austrian School of Economics and the Mises Institute do, or whether you are a Keynesian who things the FED just needs to be “reformed”, you must acknowledge the outrageousness and danger of what the FED did with these loans. After looking at the roster, we can all commiserate much more fully with Congressman Paul’s repeated warnings.

And the Federal Reserve owes Hindu-Americans an apology.

Hoooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwww! — Silverwolf

Glenn Beck: The Last Refuge of a Scoundrel

August 31, 2010

Silverwolf doesn’t forget. He hasn’t forgotten that Glenn Beck, as part of his and Fox News’ attempt to tarnish Congressman Ron Paul during the presidential campaign of 2008, had Glenn Greenwald on his television show labelling the Mises Institute, and by name and implication Congressman Ron Paul who is a member of it,  as a terrorist organization. Beck didn’t mind working for Fox when it excluded Dr. Paul from its “Candidates Debates”, although that certainly abridged  his Property Right to his freedom of speech as a major Republican candidate for the Presidency. Those Property Rights, which Beck is now always braying about in their sacredness, didn’t mean a pissant’s spitball to Beck when the company he works for, and he himself, were blackballing the good Congressman. And he actually promoted the Corporate-Communist line, which he now rants against, prior to seeing Ron Paul get over 25% of the vote in the west, when he publicly supported the Bush-Democrat-rammed-through Bank Bailout Bill. So the guy’s a stinking big-government-socialist whore himself when it’s to his convenience.

But like all political whores, once he saw how popular Ron Paul’s Libertarian “Return to Jeffersonian Principles and the Free Market” message was with a large swathe of the voting public, he jumped on the anti-Collectivist bandwagon.

Now, of course, he’s a “Libertarian”, although he talks of Patriotism, glorification of the military, overthrowing the separation of Mosque and State that Jefferson so ardently championed and defended, and saw so clearly was vital to this Republic and its Constitution, and “national honor”, terms used by the War Criminals on both sides in World War One, who butchered so many millions of young men from England, France and Germany. Now, once again, Beck is spreading that poison.

However, that is not the main thrust of this essay, but rather with the fact that back in June, Glenn Beck promoted the works of a notorious Nazi-lover and Jew-hater, Elizabeth Dilling. Beck told people to read Dilling’s book, The Red Network, and promoted her on his radio show, which is heard by millions of Americans, and claimed her as some kind of hero for supposedly exposing Communists during the 30’s. He amazingly overlooked the fact that she was a member of the  Nazi front organization, the German-American Bund prior to the war, wrote in favor of the Nazis, and was tried for Sedition in 1944 for trying to aid the Nazis by undermining the Allied effort. Her writings are filled with hatred for Jews; she was a propagandist for the Nazis in the vein of Jules Streicher. Yet, this is the Nazi Racist whom Glenn Beck goes on radio and television and promotes to the public, as “someone with a lot of good things to say”.

When Beck was called on this, he said he hadn’t actually read the book, or gone into Elizabeth Dilling’s background as a Nazi, someone who had succeeded in helping to murder 40 million innocent people on the continent of Europe, and ruin and disrupt the lives and hundreds of millions of other people.

Glenn Beck has praised and told his listeners to read someone who was a Nazi, and the Nazis, Beck may remember, were not only Racists and War Criminals, but  also Collectivists and Socialists. They also murdered several million children. These are facts.

The fact that Beck can go on national television and radio and shill for the Racist Miscreant Dilling, a Nazi who helped murder millions and promote racism and violence, and then say he was not aware of her background, shows that he is either a racist or, if we accept his argument that he didn’t even bother to investigate her background, then someone who is so slapdash and irresponsible in his due diligence and responsibility to the public as a recognized public talk show host, that he should have no credibility left. Like maybe someone who is lazy and only wants a lot of money handed to them for slapping their lips together for ten minutes or so, once a day.  Anyone who would continue to listen to the bullscat coming from such a source after such horrendous actions as Beck’s attempted character-assassination of Dr. Paul and the Mises Institute and his promotion of the writings of  Nazi Miscreant and rabid Jew-hater, Elizabeth Dilling  is either someone of feeble intellect, a racist, or someone who will overlook morally contradictory behaviour in their leaders and spokesmen for the sake of convenience. In effect, they have destroyed the Libertarian concept of the Integrity of Principle in Politics.

The best thing the Free Market could do, would be for the sponsors of Beck’s Fox programs to “disassociate their commercial intercourse” with the company unless Beck’s worthless, racist-promoting garbage show is pulled off the air. Beck is tainting Libertarianism with toleration of racists, and discrediting the anti-Collectivist movement with those cornerstones of Collectivism, those vague, indefinable concepts like faith, religion, patriotism and honor, that have been used since time immemorial to whip up men into war and religious massacres. Beck is continuing to promote this vomit.

Of course, about six months back, Silverwolf started hearing about a new organization coalescing, founded by Glenn Beck, the 9/12 Movement. He glanced at its so-called “principles”, and it was the eternal pablum of all big-government collectivists who are on top of it religio-fascists — the worst of both world. Again, the bullscat terms that have been used throughout history, so vague as to be utterly meaningless, like honor, patriotism, and faith, and which have perpetrated the most cruel horrors on millions and millions of innocent humans through history, were right there in black and white, and religion was right at the top, showed that this was just another American-Taliban scheme of the American Religious Collectivists on the Right wing, like the so-called “Constitution Party”, an oxymoron if we ever heard one, who want to overthrow separation of church and state, and establish America as a “Christian Nation”, instead of a Jeffersonian-Libertarian-Capitalist Nation.

A great Libertarian — a True Libertarian — named Mark Twain once said, “Patriotism is usually the last refuge of the scoundrel.”

When it comes to Glenn Beck, Twain hit the nail on the head.

Hooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

Another Nail in the Right Hand: Destroying the Commodity Futures Markets

July 20, 2010

It looks like the Fascist financial morons that are heading our government have driven another nail through the right hand of Capitalism, the only appendage not nailed down now that they’ve gotten the left one and the two feet pierced and well secured. This is the Fascist Senator Cantwell’s pet project to castrate the futures markets, part of the new so-called “financial reform” bill, by having the government very loosely define what they mean by market manipulation, and have the government decide if you have or have not engaged in this, based on if they think the price is irregular. In other words, if the government doesn’t like you politically, or happens to think that prices have not acted the way that “they would expect them to”, then the bureaucrats can define anything you do in the futures markets as “market manipulation”, instead of actually having to prove there was some kind of conspiracy to “artificially” drive prices up or down.

You’d think that with position-limits reporting (at around 300 contracts in one commodity, unless they’ve changed it recently), and with the exchanges already given the ability to raise margins at a moment’s notice, or to raise broker loan rates by government action, that the government, the CFTC, and the large, regulated exchanges where almost all of the big trading takes place, would currently have all the tools they would need to curb what they would genuinely consider “excessive speculation” if there is such a thing, which of course there is not. In a free market, and a society of free people able to use their money as they wished, as long as it didn’t carry out violence, or the violation of another’s property rights ( the beautiful Libertarian non-coercion principle), then there would be absolutely no limits on what people could or could not buy (except other people — slavery is a complete contradiction of the Libertarian principle, since one always has a property right in one’s body — i.e. Freedom.)

Remember the oil market at $148? Without Fascist Senator Cantwell’s new regulation, the price fell all the way to the $30s level in no time. That is the power of the Free Market to correct prices without all these Nosey Parker new regulations, which will merely dry up the markets the way the animal grazers of Australia dried up their whole country. And it will also mean that the huge trading houses, who can afford the lawyers to weasel out of it, will be the only ones to attempt some so-called “manipulation”. They have eliminated, thanks to the Fascists, all their smaller competition, and the result will be less price transparency, a more irregular market, and much higher prices for the consumer at the wholesale and retail level, due to less competition in the pits. Moreover, any fine levied against one of the major trading houses will not be big enough to really hurt them as they will be in the “too big to fail” club set up by the Prez, Ms. Pelosi, and Congressman Frank et al. If it hurt too bad, it might destabilize our “friends” at that bank or investment fund, and we certainly couldn’t have that. Bankruptcy in modern America is only for the little fish, not the big whales.

What is amazing here is the sheer intellectual stupidity of the Fascists, and their complete lack of understanding of the Free-market mind, or even a basic trust in the Free Market, or Freedom itself. They have no intellectual grasp of the concepts of the Free Market, that what goes up, MUST come down, due to market mechanics, and the eternal waves of investor psychology that have been reoccurring from time immemorial, whether they were the medieval Japanese rice markets, or last July 4th’s sales, as pellucidly explained by Elliott, Prechter and Frost. If these Freedom-hating crackpot politicians really loved Liberty, and understood Capitalism, they would comprehend that it is only a completely unregulated, free market in commodities that keeps prices so comparatively stable in our society. Moreover, as Rothbard well pointed out, there has never been a “Trust” or “Cartel” or market “manipulation” that did not eventually unravel, as one member of the cartel breaks from the pre-ordained plan, and cashes in his chips while prices are ridiculously high, and before the other cartel members know what hit them. (And in the futures markets, huge quantities of a commodity can be sold in a second. Nay, they are sold in a second.) Such “turncoats” amongst the cartel members are known as “trust busters”, and they are the reason that no cartel has ever been able to stay together for very long — except and unless it can get the government to pass regulations, whole slews of them, that make it virtually impossible for anyone new to break into their field of business.

But now that the Fascist Democrat Senator Cantwell has gotten her Commie bill passed, it will have a chilling and predictable effect on the futures markets, for it will mean less participation in a market where the government can arbitrarily label anyone as a market manipulator, and, since the cost of defending themselves against the government from these vague charges would probably bankrupt them, they will be forced to plead “no contest” to a crime they did not commit.

This latest financial Fascisism courtesy of our non-economist, lawyer Prez, the Fascist Pelosi, and anti-Capitalist and enabler of the great housing debacle, Congressman Frank, along with Senator Cantwell, will, by diminishing market volume, actually lead to far more volatility in the futures markets, since trading volume will be thinner, as a certain number of big players decide in the light of the new regulations that the flame is no longer worth the candle, especially with higher tax rates coming next year, and the reinstatement of the heinous and immoral “Death Tax” at a disgusting 55%. Time to drop out until we have a new Prez, and some Financially Sane people in Congress like Congressman Ron Paul and former Senator Bunning.

Like all the plans of the Financial-Fascist morons, this one will backfire, because we are dealing with politicians whose intelligence is so dim and feeble, and whose understanding of the average American’s plight is so non-existent and callous, that they can never understand the interconnection between Freedom, Liberty, Capitalism, and Free-Markets.

The Financial-Fascist Morons, like Obama, Pelosi, Frank, Geithner, Reid and Cantwell have, with this last nail through the right hand of the Commodity Futures Markets, reached their goal and finally crucified Capitalism. Without a Free Market in Commodities, they will see how long their little Socialist-Fascist mini-Mussolini State will last.

Without Free Commodity Futures Markets, not too long.

Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf