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The Paranoia of Absolute Power: From King John to Modern America

June 26, 2013

It seems that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were, unfortunately, dead right. ‘Twould be much better if absolute power made the Chief into a benevolent angel, using his power for moral ends, to better the lives of the people in one way or another, if only to get out of their way.

In the future perfect Capitalist society, where the industrious will happily work at their callings, and be materially rewarded for it, and those who wanted little but the freedom to wander, or write poetry, could go to voluntary welfare societies set up by Capitalists who believed in Socialism, — in that society there will be no coercion. One Capitalist may be greedy, but another Capitalist may be a Socialist who thinks that  everyone is entitled to the basics of food (vegan of course), clothing, and shelter. The Socialist-believing Capitalist could donate, or set up himself,  a charity, and set the rules according to his Moral Views. Such a man might agree with Erich Fromm”s argument for Socialism, once made in an interview with Los Angeles television reporter Jerry Dunphy,: “You don’t expect your dog to work. But you feed him. I think a man should be treated as well as a dog.”

Such an argument carries much weight with Silverwolf. But it presupposes and forgets two facts: Firstly, while I may feel compassionate enough to give a meal to a hungry man, the next fellow on the block may not feel the same way, and I don’t have the right to impose my moral beliefs on my neighbor. As a Libertarian, I am only concerned with his actions; and that those actions do not constitute a violation of the Libertarian non-aggression axiom: No man or group of men may aggress against the Person or Property of another man. Such an aggression is regarded by the Libertarian as “invasion”, and it is. Such an invasion is a Crime against the Property Rights of that Man, and since we own our bodies, an attack on our persons is also technically a violation of Property Rights.

Secondly, the Socialist argument above flounders in the face of the fact that by confiscating, or voting to confiscate from my neighbor, money or “taxes” to fund my own personal Socialistic moral views, I am committing an act of Violence against my neighbor, which in itself, is a form of treating a Man like a dog, the very argument used above to justify Socialism.

So, what are we to do in the face of this inconsistency between Capitalism and Socialism?

To Silverwolf the answer lies in a radically free-Capitalist free-market society, where 95% of all people had voluntarily, through no coercion, found something they loved or liked to do, and so there would be a vast Middle Class. Some people, who for their own personal reasons, wanted to accumulate truly vast amounts of Capital and Wealth, could go ahead and do so, but most people would be satisfied with a type of upper class-Middle Class life, choosing leisure and amusement over passion-driven, fanatical accumulation. Emelda Marcoses could accumulate 700 pairs of shoes if they liked, but most sane people would settle for three to seven. More than that would become encumberences to all but the collector.

In this Free-Market  prosperous Free Society, with Thomas Jefferson’s Bill of Rights rigorously enforced, a certain percentage of people would be inclined to give to charity, which would, in turn, support those who were completely physically disabled, like someone in an iron lung, or those who wanted to live completely outwardly indolent lives, but focus all their energy on the Inner Life. These would be called Philosophers and Poets, but the Philosophers and Poets would know that if the people ever became hardened enough, they might stop giving to charity, and then the Philosophers and Poets would have to deal with a precarious situation.

All these arguments are pretty academic now that we live in a world where, given the capacities of our factories, everyone could easily be given a daily ration of grains and beans, a few Mao Suits to wear during the year, and a tent that could easily be Solar Heated. Mist collectors, as we recently saw reported, can now collect and condense enough water out of the air that people can survive on it in very dry climates or areas without a well. (Just the thing you need next time you break both your ankles hiking in Chemehuevi Valley, and your car battery goes dead when you try to start it.) With such condensers,  many desert areas could become livable again. Composting toilets, and the sanitary advantages of the vegan diet, or even charity built septic systems, could serve individuals or tribes when it came to the unthinkables of these few Philosophical Indigents and Poets. (But who would read them, or join in their philosophical explorations? The rest of Mankind would be busily working away at their Callings, havin’ a great ol’ time.) Some Philosophers and Poets would even be so brilliant and engrossing that their productions of Thought and Word would sell on the open- and Free-market, and they’d grow wealthy. Look at the Stones. Jagger is a Damn Good Poet.

But say we didn’t live in such a world. Say that five or ten men owned all the land in America, that they could charge a grand-a-night rent for every man, woman, and child, and since they owned all the agricultural land, they could charge a $100/lb for cornmeal and oats, those delicacies of a vegan society. Obviously people would starve to death, and there would soon be five or ten men left, and their families, and maybe some favored buddies and their concubines.

 Such circumstances of material inequality, Professor Rothbard maintained, only exist where the Crime of Land Theft has taken place in the past, as in Central and South America, and, on a local scale, in parts of the Old American West. In other words, such inequality indicates a massive violation of the Libertarian non-aggression principle, and would have to be rectified.

But in a truly Free-Market Jeffersonian Bill of Rights Society, with a vast Middle Class, no such draconian inequality would be possible. Monopolies and Trusts, though they may exist in certain markets and local economies, soon break down, as happened over and over again to the various “Trusts” in America, because of the phenomenon of the “Price Buster”, the guy in the Monopoly or Trust who starts giving secret kickbacks to favored customers in order to take advantage of the absurd price rise the Trust has created. This happened in Sugar, Kerosene, Train Freight Charges — every kind of Trust. They always went Bust. That is, until they learned to have Government help them restrict competition, from FCC licenses to Teaching Credentials to Barbers Licenses to the Screen Actors Guild, to that crucifier of Youths, the Minimum Wage Law.

So the arguments Socialists always pull out, about how a free-Market would lead back to the poverty of the 19th century and the robber barons, is absurd, and obviously a lie to justify their religion. The Industrial Revolution, as harsh and brutal as it was, had led by the 1920s to the possibility of a comfortable, Middle Class society, although still in the 1920s, 90% of Americans were poor farmers. But the momentum of prosperity was clearly there, and now in 2013 we have an absolutely incredible technological society, so complex that no individual can hope to understand it all, unlike the American Indian and the Kalahari Bushman who could completely understand their environment. They knew Everthing they needed to survive, and were Masters at it. We know nothing, except perhaps our little niche.

For example, in the future, modern  factories could easily manufacture super suits of clothes that were especially perfect for each of the four seasons. Each citizen could buy, or would be given by the Socialist charities, one or four of these suits, and that is all the clothing they would need. The suits would last a few years or decades. But the suits would probably be boring and functional, like Mao suits, as sterile and heartless as the modern bureaucratic services one sees in Great Britain, Australia, and America Northern. Only those who worked would have the capital to obtain their clothing on the free market, where they could satisfy their personal predelictions, like the late Brian Jones, or the connoisseurs of Saville Row.

One thing the anti-Capitalists don’t like to admit is that as people as a whole get wealthier, and the Middle Class grows, the number of goods and services that people want increases, providing more work or jobs, in increasingly more specialized areas, thus creating an even more prosperous society. There would be no end to this in a truly Free-Market society. In a poor society, a hungry arthritic pensioner is not going to hire someone to walk their beloved dog; in an upper-Middle Class society it is possible, and so someone who is unemployed but loves both to walk and to be with dogs, may and probably will be able to earn a wage. In a wealthy Rich society, you might even have those who specialized in walking certain breeds, or had a magical rapport with such breeds, and their wealthy arthritic owners might pay through the nose to hire such people to walk their dogs. Such walkers might become wealthy and noted celebrities, (and then there would be the profits from their book sales when they retire: “Vicious Great Danes I Have Known and Loved”).

But all this wealth, Freedom, and non-coercion is only possible if that Free Society has the Jeffersonian Bill of Rights, and it is here that we see in the Modern World the greatest threat to that great Capitalist Libertarian Society.

Sadly, very sadly for America, the fact that the two most powerful other monolithic Powers in the Modern World. who are completely anti-Libertarian in their attitudes and rule (Russia and the Old Soviet Republics, and Fascist China) and ruled by Paranoid, self-delusional Powermongers, are now in the process of being joined by the one place in the world where there still seemed to be some remaining spark of Libertarian creativity and Freedom left: The United States of America.

That was solely due to the Bill of Rights, and the fact that a large part of her economy was still in the hands of private Capitalists (the Small Businessman and the Investor). But these two Siamese twins, the Bill of Rights and Free-Market Capitalism, were dependent on one clear inalienable Right: the Right of Privacy.

It seems that when the Paranoia of Absolute Power strikes, it strikes first at this sacred, Natural Right, the Right of Privacy, the Right to be left alone if one is not violating the Libertarian Non-Aggression Axiom. This is what that beautiful thinker, Jefferson, as well as Madison and many of the others, could see so clearly, and what the modern politicians are trying to overthrow: that Beautiful Fourth Amendment.

They’ve succeeded in that overthrow of Privacy in the Totalitarian Societies, like Fascist China, and all the dozens of other unspeakable dictatorships that curse this globe, be it North Korea or Zimbabwe.

And they’ve succeeded in the castrated Socialist societies like Australia, where the Australian Board of Statistics can throw you in jail and fine you $170/day if you do not answer questions about your sex life, as we recently saw on a report. And England and the EU, where the individual is tracked and kept track of, from Birth to Death. Never his own Man, but always a cog in the Socialist Machine.

And now, thanks to the Paranoiac in the White House, and the Politicians of both Parties, this violation of the Right of Privacy is coming to America.

Sir Richard Evans, in his brilliant series of lectures on Victorian England, pointed out that it was entirely possible for a man to go through life in Victorian England without ever once having had contact or engagement with Government or the State.

Not so in Modern America, with her dog-sniffing random searches of law-abiding motorists, or Socialist Australia, or Fascist China.

When the Lords put the squeeze on King John, he was forced to cede to them with Magna Carta, and Libertarian Freedom had its first Outbreak.

But when we come to the psycopathic Criminals and Mass Murderers, Hitler and Stalin, we can see what those who achieve absolute power, by absolutely destroying Privacy, are capable of doing. And the more power they have, the more paranoid and bloodthirsty they become. It’s almost like a Law of Nature, a Law that Thomas Jefferson well understood. Go read defecting former-KGB agent Oleg Gordievsky’s great “KGB: the Inside Story”, and you will see what Absolute Power does to the men at the top, as we are now seeing in America, as it becomes more and more a bureaucratic police state, that can harass anyone who criticizes it.

The road from The Lords of England’s victory over King John with Magna Carta, to the Libertarian Jefferson’s victory over King George III with the Bill of Rights, was a long one.

The degeneration from Hitler and Stalin until today is a short one, made all the more sinister by the perversions of modern science and technology. And the Politicians are exploiting that technology to overthrow the Bill of Rights, a Bill that doesn’t talk of “balance” when it comes to Natural Rights, but “Inalienable Rights”, Rights that can never be taken away from any Human Being without violence being perpetrated.

Is Mankind to go forward into a bright upland of Prosperity, non-coercion, and Privacy, or is he to be the plaything of Socialists and Fascists like the head of Fascist China, or the sexually-prying questions of a perverted Hag like Australia’s PM, Julia Gillard?

Strangely enough, Silverwolf believes that Libertarian Man will eventually Prevail over the Fascism and Socialism of the modern Politicians at the top.

Hoooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

The French Fuehrer’s Furore: The Racist Sarkozy Targets the Roma

September 8, 2010

“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” , so went the great revolutionary cry that once put France at the forefront of a Libertarian  movement against human tyranny. But no more. It seems the older the French Republic gets, the worse it gets, and the more and more racist it grows.

But now France has crossed the line from merely a racist, bigoted society, to one that is actively fanning the flames of ethnic hatred, as that Fascist, Racist Miscreant, Nikolas Sarkozy, comes out with one of the most disgusting and xenophobic diktats in the midst of Europe since the days of the Nazi Criminals. Sarkozy has indiscriminately libeled a whole people, the Roma, more commonly but inaccurately known as Gypsies, from a misnomered, mistaken old idea that the Roma originated in Egypt. Sarkozy said that the Roma were engaged in crime, exploitation of children, drug trafficking, and prostitution, and ordered that their squatter camps be dismantled and the inhabitants “evacuated” out of the country. And this, despite the fact that under the EU rules, people are allowed to enter France if they are from a member country, and so it is quite possible that some of these people in these camps are there completely legally ( a person from the EU can stay in France up to three months, unless they are deemed a security threat, although after that they are supposed to get work-permits and long-term residency visas).

But what is so Racist about Sarkozy’s anti-Libertarian diktat is that it singles out a single group of people, and not only singles out that one group, but also demonizes all members of that group by saying “they engage in…” and then listing, coincidentally, the exact same canards and racist stereotypes that Hitler used against these same people, when he and the Nazis and the German Nation murdered between 500,000 and 1.5 million Roma it is estimated (many were buried in unmarked mass graves, perhaps like the one that was dug up yesterday in Slovakia left over from the Nazi murder spree in WW II). Note that Sarkozy didn’t say “We’re going to check the papers of every single person living in France, and anyone, of any ethnic background, who is here illegally will be driven to the border immediately post haste and deported to their country of origin”.

No, only the Roma.

Not only is this one of the most disgusting actions undertaken by a Western leader that Silverwolf can recall, stinking of the old segregationist South and the scat smell of Hitler’s brownshirts, it is rendered even more disgusting by the fact that, according to the BBC, 65% of the French public support these racist expulsions.

“Socialist, leftist, progressive France”. The myth that Leftists leave no odor has been busted. Racism is the fruit of Socialism, whether one calls it the French Left, the Soviet Union, the EU, Nasser’s Egypt, or El Gordo Chavez of Caracas. All a bunch of Racist Scum. France, with its vast “progressive” unions, is always braying about the “solidarity” of the workers, and all of humanity. But when their exorbitant wages, and cushy retirements are threatened by labor competition from nomads like the Roma, the government makes it virtually impossible to get a work permit, while declaring those without work-permits illegal and deportable. This guarantees a supply of cheap, exploitable labor for the French, which can be thrown out of the country at whim, while maintaining the overvalued wage and benefit packages of the union workers and the public sector employees, at the expense usually of the unemployable French youth just graduating from college or high school, and the pay packets of all non-union, non-government, workers holding jobs. A very similar economic mechanism can be seen in the U.S., with immigrant labor from south of the border artificially boosting union wages at the expense of Black and White youth unemployment ( and all made possible by the restrictionist and immoral minimum wage laws).

And what is further disgusting about this Racist worm, Sarkozy, is that he is probably carrying out this vile action because he is currently so low in the polls. He is exploiting the Roma for his own political gain — and Roma remember also means little girls of four and grandmas of eighty-four — forcing these people to the border in a matter of days, even though some of them had lived and worked in France for years, or supported themselves independently by means of, say, scrapping metal. Those individuals who have committed no crime under Libertarian Doctrine, and who have actually contributed to trade and Capitalism within France during their sojourn there, are now to be demonized in the same blanket, stereotypical, racist language that the War Criminal Hitler used against the Jews and the Roma.

Only this is not Hitler, but the leaders of one of the great supposedly Libertarian nations in modern history; a counterpart to the American Revolution, and, in many ways, Cromwell’s Glorious Revolution of 1688. And a “leader”, incidentally, who appeared before the world, at the G-8 meeting in 2009, drunk out of his gourd, after boozing it up with Valery Puta, the brave whale-murderer. (Ain’t it too bad whales don’t have harpoons to fight back against their murderers? For once, the rapist raped would make such a heartwarming world news story.) This drunken racist should look in the mirror before he defames an entire people.

For Sarkozy to do this is a great Moral Crime, and Libertarians, who de rigueur view all  people solely as Individuals, without the racist image, and never as members of some notional group that does not really exist in reality, should oppose it. There is only the Human Race, composed of Individuals, although the Consciousness of Mankind is actually a Collective Consciousness (most of it fixed and fossilized in books), with every new discovery expanding it. But the Racists and the Collectivists must get people to think in terms of groups, or else their entire false ideologies fall apart like dried leaves grasped by the hand of Truth. And that is why and how they have managed to divide us into groups: ethnic, nationalistic, religious. All notional phantoms.

So  the Inebriate Sarkozy brands an entire people or group of Human Beings as criminals, exploiters of children, drug traffickers, prostitutes and thieves, pandering to the lowest forms of prejudice in men, like a Jules Streicher, Lester Maddox, Strom Thurmond, Cur Oswald Moseley, or Theodore Bilbo. And  this despite the fact that there must be many many individuals amongst the Roma who have never broken the law, or what a Libertarian would consider a valid law (a property crime through coercion against another). He’s a Defamer, a Racist Whore.

Libertarians have only three choices for taking direct action against the Racist Sarkozy and the Racist French Nation that backs this action by 65%. We should boycott France, and those who can afford it and understand the markets should short the Euro if advantageous, to make the populace of a Racist country pay the price in terms of getting hit in the wallet with more inflation.

The other thing we can do is to demand that our American government stop paying for the defense of these Racist-Socialist Paris-ites by no longer funding that portion of the defense budget that goes towards protecting France through NATO. These French Socialists whine about how bad the Romas are, calling them thieves and beggars, while simultaneously they steal American taxpayer’s money to sponge their defense needs off us, and while begging money from the IMF to pay for their profligate lifestyle, money provided again by the US Taxpayer. So it is the Racist-French and the Fascist Sarkozy who are the real beggars and thieves, not the poor Roma who are the longterm victims of a Socialism which has been permitted to castrate European prosperity.

One of the marks of a great society is its willingness to tolerate the outsider. What does this action make France? Vichy France.

From the heights of the great anti-Nazi Liberation Fighters and Writers Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, and Simone de Beauvoir, down to the depths of Nikolas Sarkozy: The Great Degeneration.

The ultimate goal of every Racist is the murder of little girls and old women.

Sarkozy, you’re Scum.

Hooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf