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Murray Rothbard Endorses Norman Mailer: When Left Meets Right

April 30, 2014

Silverwolf had taken a vow of silence, until the silence of the voters will have silenced his nascent candidacy in the upcoming primaries.

But the network of interstices that link various thinkers sent us on a refresher quest of the key political, economic and issue positions of two of our favorite philosophers; they were thinkers, and very perceptive.

First, we rewatched Norman Mailer’s 77 min documentary, “Oh My America”. Really good. Chocked full of insights, like most of Mailer’s non-fiction writing. And deep insights, like Sartre, one after another until your exhausted from the mental pleasure. Mailer gives a lot of very valid observations of the times, which no one born after 1977 can ever really grasp, just like those born in the 1940s and 50s can’t existentially grasp what it was really like to live in the 1920s and 30s. In ancient times, men didn’t change very much from one generation to another. Now, it’s a completely different culture every 20 or 30 years.

At the same time, we began to reread Professor Murray Rothbard’s “For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto”. Like the Communist Manifesto, it lays down, in simple detail, the basic Libertarian principles, and the moral basis of many Libertarian viewpoints. It is a book that will really make you think, and even if you don’t agree with Libertarianism, you will know what it means after reading this work.

In the midst of all this, we began to rummage around for that book we knew we had on Norman Mailer’s campaign for the Mayoralty of New York City, but rummage though we might, we couldn’t find it. So we hurried to the internet and searched for Mailer’s 1977 campaign. There were several articles, but none that talked in great detail about the campaign and its strategy.

However, in one written by John Buffalo Mailer, his son, he mentions Murray Rothbard. And suddenly we thought, what would Rothbard have thought about this campaign? Did he have any contact with it?

With baited mind we googled Mailer and Rothbard, and there it was. An article written by Murray Rothbard, not only praising Mailer’s run, calling him the Libertarian alternative, but, for the first time ever in “Libertarian Forum”, formally endorsing anyone for public office. This was truly a marriage of Left and Right, and it was very heartening to hear this supposed Rightwing Fanatic endorsing a staunch Leftist.

Norman Mailer defined himself as a “Left Conservative”. He once said his views on birth control were to the Right of the Catholic Church. He contrasted the two types of Republican or Rightwing Conservatives as the “Principle Conservatives” and the “Flag Conservatives” Robert Taft would have fallen into the first class; just about every major Republican politician in the last 40 years has fallen into the latter class McCain, Palin, Boehner, Gingrich, Bachmann, McConnell, Christie, Perry (ha!ha!),
Schwartznegger, Guliani, the Bushes, the list goes on and on.

Mailer and Rothbard were a thousand miles above these people, although they obviously didn’t agree on many issues. It’s interesting too that while many are assaulting “Seccession” as a Rightwing nut issue (and personally, we think a Federal America would be stronger than 50 independent states, or having some secceed. Who’d want to exchange their currency and pay a bank 5% for the privilege every time you crossed a state line? And what about Federal Enforcement of Civil Rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights?), Norman Mailer was advocating in his campaign, not only that New York City should succeed from New York State and become the 51st State, but also that all the neighborhoods that make up New York should have their own autonomy, elections, run their own schools, etc. A devolution of power to local control.

Mailer quips in his documentary that the sad thing was that, up until a week before the election, he actually thought he was going to win, along with his co-campaigner and candidate, Jimmy Breslin, the newspaper journalist, who was running along with Mailer, for the head of the city council. Mailer ended up with 4% of the vote.

If you want to read Murray Rothbards paean of praise for Mailer’s candidacy, here it is:http://www.lewrockwell.com/1970/01/murray-n-rothbard/mailer-for-mayor/.

The Left and Right contra Fascismus.

Hooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

Libertarianism and the Dumbing-Down of Harvard

May 10, 2013

Silverwolf was actually astonished and flabbergasted today when he stumbled across a youtube video entitled “Harvard Lecture on Libertarianism”. Astonished and flabbergasted, not because of any especial brilliance of the lecture, although it was interesting and touched on many relevent Libertarian principles, but because of the virtually-complete inanity and inarticulateness of the students when asked to argue first the con- and then the pro- sides of Libertarianism. Though these were Harvard students, supposedly amongst the brightest in the nation, virtually every student who spoke could not speak in complete sentences, seemed to wander vaguely in their answers, and could not help polluting their rhetoric with a constant dribble of “you know”s, “I mean”s, verbal pauses, and unconnected phrases.

What first astonished Silverwolf was the fact that the uploader completely failed to mention the lecturer’s name, which seems like an incredible oversight. And even more incredibly, not one of the commenters mentioned his name, nor asked who he was. That’s unbelievably negligent.

The lecturer did, however, speak in complete, holistic sentences, since he had obviously come of age before the computer, and still spoke like a Human Being. His lecture was very good, but it too was amazing and astonishing in that no where in the lecture did he mention the founder of the American Libertarian Party, Professor Murray Rothbard, nor any of the prominent Free-Market Capitalist Economists on which modern Libertarianism is based: Bohm-Bawerk, Mises, and Hayek. Neither did his lecture forcefully stress the intimate and necessary connection between Libertarianism and free-markets, though free-markets were mentioned numerous times.

The lecturer also simplistically defined Libertarianism as “self-possession” or “self-ownership”, but he never once articulated the core Libertarian axiom, which states that “no man or group of men may aggress against the person or property of any individual man.”

Finally he slipped the traditional piece of mainstream propaganda into the lecture by mentioning the “Libertarian economist”, Milton Friedman. As we demonstrated in our blog post “Ron Paul and Murray Rothbard vs. Milton Friedman and the Collectivists”, Murray Rothbard, in a 1971 interview with The Banner, clearly argues and proves that Friedman was no Libertarian, but actually a Statist, although on certain points he took a Libertarian position. And certainly, in comparison to the prevailing philosophy of big government of his time, Friedman was much more Libertarian and pro-free markets than virtually all well-known economists. He was a comparative Libertarian in a Statist age, but not a real one.

And the fact that “The Austrian School of Economics”, the backbone of modern Libertarianism, was not mentioned even once in the lecture, despite Hayek having been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics, is scandalous. But it shows how even Harvard tries to mold the brains of the young.

In listening to the inarticulate students trying to explain why overthrowing property rights was OK if it “helped the poor”, and to the girl who was an outright collectivist who said that we didn’t have self-ownership, that we belonged to the society and so have to “give up” our rights, and so government could tell us what to do and extract labor from us, Silverwolf could see how Socialist propaganda has been fed to these students throughout their earlier school days, where they were probably told that “it takes a village”.

And in one sense, it does: A village of Libertarians.

For example, anti-Libertarian Raoul spouted that “we get our rights from the government”, evidently disagreeing with Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence of the United States, that we are endowed by our creator with certain “unalienable” rights, which means they can never be taken away. Raoul seemed to think though that the government gave us our rights, and so if the democratic majority makes a rule, even if it violates our rights, then everyone must obey, and if you don’t like it, you’re free to emigrate.

Neither the Prof, nor the three students arguing the pro-Libertarian position, seemed to catch Raoul’s initial falsehood that “we get our rights from the government”. And later, when students brought up the old Liberal illusion that “society has given you these things and so you owe back to society the taxes you pay”, the pro-Libertarians never called into question whether this fictional “society” even exists.

Notice how easily so many people accept the fictions of “society”, ” the People”, “the Nation”, when in reality there are only Individuals, with Individual Rights. This is one of the key insights of Libertarianism, and one of the reasons why the anti-Libertarian ideologues get so confused. “Society” does not exist; only you and the other individuals exists, each one, simultaneously, and it is the interactions and relationships between all these individuals that make up society. The Democrats and Republicans who believe in the income tax, or other taxes to fund programs other than the defense of persons and property (i.e. the police and courts, and the military), have had to invent this fictional idea of “society” or the Nation. But Society does not exist; only Individual lives exist.

So, the defenses of the Libertarians to these attacks seemed to constantly miss the key philosophical reason which would have clearly defended their position. That such shoddy thinking could emerge from so many students. who are supposedly top-notch intellectually, was indeed chilling. If these are the best and the brightest of this country, America is in big trouble.

These inarticulate students also seemed to conform to many of the characteristics that we read of recently on a website which responded to our discussion of the computer, and its effect on the degeneration of the Human Mind. We posited in that post that computers were subtly reconditioning the way the Human Mind functioned, and that the young who were growing up with computers were completely conditioned by this upbringing in a way which those who grew up in the pre-computer days were free of. (A computer glitch having wiped out that week’s browsing history, we are unfortunately unable to give the name of that website. which was in both English and German.)

That website discussed an article which listed 10 characteristics of these new cyber-conditioned children. For example, they pressed buttons with their thumbs instead of their index fingers. They had trouble concentrating. They couldn’t talk in complete sentences. They showed a lack of consideration of the consequences of their actions on others. It was a drearily accurate picture of the youth Silverwolf has observed being completely taken over by the computer during the past decade, so that silence, and silent meditation or long periods of sustained cogitation on one topic, become impossible for such a conditioned brain. The Harvard student’s lack of insight and inability to think in complete sentences seemed universal. Silverwolf used to hear more cogent discussions in High School.

After hearing the unthoughout blatherings of these inarticulate students at Harvard, Silverwolf is more convinced than ever that a new Human Mind is emerging which is so heavily cyber-conditioned that it is completely unaware of the way in which it has been thus conditioned, and so is virtually unable to break out of this syndrome and de-condition itself.

Can Libertarianism, the Philosophy of Natural Rights, overcome this brainwashing of the mass of young people, even the so-called brightest? We doubt it, but it had better do so or we’re doomed.

Hoooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

Libertarians: Capitalists or Free-Marketeers?

April 12, 2013

In re-reading Professor Murray Rothbard’s wonderful essay, “Capitalism vs. Statism”, we were reminded that “capitalism” is a term invented by Marx and used by the Marxists. In contrast to this is the idea of the “free-market”, which arises naturally whenever men are left to their own devices, as in a peasant or jungle society. It needs no central planning, as each man produces or does what he has in abundance or trades his unique skills for the products of other producers, without any coercion. Any contractual disputes between producers and consumers are brought before the wise elders of the community or tribe, and settled.

So, this distinction set us thinking about whether we should use the term “capitalist” at all, and choose rather to employ the term “free-marketeer” in its place. Is not using a term coined by Marxists to describe the free-market  playing into their hands?

Indeed, what image does the term “capitalist” conjure up in the mind? Does it not mean someone whose one drive is to acquire capital, or money? In other words, someone obsessed with money? In getting this term dispersed in wide-spread usage, the Marxists have achieved a popular view that capitalists are money-obsessed individuals.

Now, what does the term “free-marketeer” imply? Much more that someone who is money-obsessed. Firstly, it stresses that one wants freedom not only for oneself, but for the other party in the transaction. And also, one wants freedom for everybody else doing transactions, and making markets. Freedom for all! Not just for me. Secondly, it shifts the emphasis from the money-half of the transaction to the commodity-half of the transaction. In other words, the true free-marketeer is interested in the commodity he is either getting, or getting rid of in the market, much more than the money-half of the transaction. Certainly, the seller is very interested in taking receipt of the asking price in terms of cash, but that cash is almost always as a means to some commodity or service that the seller values. The wealthy seller may find it in the added security of having his cash balance just a little bit larger, and further away from bankruptcy; the hungry seller in the lentil sandwich he just bought with the proceeds of his last sale. But in both cases there is some value, be it the elimination of the physical discomfort of hunger or the psychological gratification of being slightly more financially secure, which makes it worthwhile for the seller or buyer to engage in his action.

This emphasis on the commodity and its implimentation by the new owner for some physical or psychological value is the real meaning of the “free-market”, not two parties to a transaction who are only interested in the capital-half of the transaction. Obviously, the buyer is far more interested in the thing or service he is receiving for his money rather than just his money, or he wouldn’t have spent it. Even when one is “forced” to sell or buy, it is always to achieve a desired physical or psychological need, be it bread or selling one thing to pay off the debt on another thing. So “free-market” implies not money, but action, i.e. the action to which the acquired commodity is put.

Now, it seems to us that Mr. Libertarian, Thomas Jefferson, saw this subtle distinction between physical property and the ends to which it is put. Jefferson, in our view, was a Renaissance Man; one of the greatest. In his life’s actions, one can see the intellect of the Renaissance Man constantly at work, whether he was approaching gardening and farming, the construction of Monticello so that the U.S. Mint could put it on the back of the nickel 180 years later, playing the violin, collecting and reading books, arguing for the Abolition of Capital Punishment in Virginia, or putting forth the most lucid case ever for the Natural Law philosophy of Libertarianism in his masterpieces, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

In earlier documents the phrase “Man is endowed with certain inalienable Rights, amongst which are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” had read “Life, Liberty, and Property”. But we believe Jefferson had the amazing insight to make the Libertarian leap from mere “property” to the much larger cause or aim to which it is put, that is “the pursuit of happiness”. This insight directly correlates to Ludwig von Mises subjective valuation principle which is one of the major breakthroughs in economics of the Austrian School — that the value of anything is its subjective value to the owner or purchaser, and that value can never be predicted. No wonder all the other schools of economics could never ever figure out how to measure the value of an object; it cannot be done except subjectively. It can only be measured it terms of its psychological gratification and value to the property owner.

Now, Professor Rothbard in his essay breaks Capitalism down into two breeds: “state Capitalism” and “free-market Capitalism”. State capitalism is what we have in America and the West: the government and associated industries looting wealth from individual Capitalists, a form of Mussolini’s Fascism. “Free-market Capitalism” would be — well, no one really knows exactly what it would be like since it has never really existed except in remote peasant and jungle communities that are probably unknown to modern history. Free-market Capitalism’s days as a world economic system are ahead of it, in the future, and not in the past which has never known it.

Whether we should use the rather longwinded terms “free-market Capitalism” and “free-market Capitalist” every time we want to refer to Capitalism or the Free-Market, or whether we should comply with the Marxists by using a term they coined which, as we have pointed out, has prejudicial connotations, or lastly whether we should always use the term “free-marketeer” instead  of “Capitalist”, is a hard decision which each Libertarian must make for himself. The subtle distinctions are probably beyond the comprehension (or interest) of most Socialists.

Hooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

Enviro-Libertarianism: A New Necessary Political Outlook

December 7, 2012

It seems to Silverwolf that what the world and the West and especially America really needs is a new political movement which he would call “Enviro-Libertarianism”, a combination of the Libertarian maxim that 1) no person or group of persons may aggress against the Property Rights of any other person (including their own body which Libertarianism also regards as a Property Right) and 2) the principle that, as Ron Paul has said, no one has the right to pollute the air you breathe or the water you drink.

Silverwolf thinks that without bringing together the twin outlooks of a Jeffersonian-minarchist, radically free-market, Capitalism, and the environmental safeguards that would protect Individuals and their property, and indeed the whole planet and its animals, against the gross environmental pollution of the earth that has gone on for decades and is now accelerating beyond the Fail-Safe point, — yea, without this critical synthesis, there will be an envionmental chaos that will wipe out the human species. Only a merging of the Libertarian Philosophy of respect for the Individual and the sacredness of his Rights, magnificently codified by Wisechief Jefferson in the Bill of Rights, and the sane responsibility of the Environmental movement, that loves the earth and its animals trees and wants to preserve this miraculous paradise for future humans instead of raping it to benefit those corporations and their stockholders in bed with big government all over the world — only this merger will save both the planet, Capitalism, and Jeffersonian Republicanism.

Murray Rothbard pointed out that when private interests own resources like copper or timber in a truly free-market, they have to ration their annual harvest if they want their business enterprise to be self-sustaining, say for a hundred years, but when government controls huge swathes of resource-rich land and is in bed with major corporations, like the timber industry, and sells those resources to the corporations at below market prices, it encourages those industries they do business with to take as much as they can in as short a time as they can without regard to further sustainability. And so we have gross clearcuts all over the West with so-called Liberal Democrats like Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) calling for even bigger forest rapes or “thinnings”, with the “lumber” going to totalitarian Communist China. The Northwest Forests of America are being decimated by so-called Liberal Democrats like Peter DeFazio, Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and Governor John Kitzhaber, who have increased the cutting of the Forests in the past years under Democrat Obama, and who stand by and permit the dumping of thousands of pounds of toxic herbicides and pesticides on the forests in populated areas full of children. And think of all the innocent critters, birds and lil rascal varmints whose playgrounds and bliss have been wiped out by the collusion of DeFazio, Merkley, Wyden, Obama and Kitzhaber with the timber industry against the sacred Earth. They are destroying your Earth instead of defending it.

And this decimation of the forests is going on at exactly the same time that they and their fellow Democrats bleat their call for a carbon-tax that will come out of the pockets of the little guy, not the big logging interests.

Now tell me, Congressman DeFazio, if it is so important to institute a carbon-tax because the world is so close to the brink of destruction from global warming, then why is is alright to cut even one single tree if, as we have been told countless times, trees are carbon banks that store excess carbon-dioxide as they grow, only releasing it when they die and decay. The glaring contradiction and hypocrisy of these Forest Rapists is very clear.

Gee, Congressman DeFazio, if our environment is that fragile now that we need to be taxed, then why not call for an immediate logging moratorium on Federal lands, say for 30 years? Why is a tax crucial, but destroying even more carbon banks in the form of trees is not crucial? If global warming is real, that logging moratorium might make the whole difference in the planet and its inhabitants surviving. If global warming is not real, and the earth re-cools, and with 30 years of unmolested growth rebuilding some of the desecrated areas of the Forest, then perhaps commercial logging on private lands could be resumed if there were still any demand by then for wood as a construction material.

These fracking Congressional Democrats, in collusion with their blood brothers, the fracking Republicans, are destroying this miraculous planet and its miraculous life with their eternal bleat of “jobs” while they pick up their $150 grand-a-year for moving their lips and showering, these People’s Representatives who make 3.75 times approximately what the Average Adjusted Gross Income is for all Americans. Some “Evermans”, huh, these Senators and Congressmen and Presidents and Governors. Only Congressman Ron Paul had the integrity to pledge that he would only accept the Average AGI as his Presidential salary, in a wonderful gesture that illustrated the point that the President is not above the People but serves at the Will of the People. No more Emperor Nixons, thank you.

Sadly, the Green parties throughout the world seem to always side with the Left, or Liberal Democrat regimes and administrations, not realizing that Socialism and Central Planning is disastrous for a society and will always lead to poverty, as one sees in so many of Obama’s and Cardinal Geithner’s various financial and medical insurance schemes. In Australia the Greens side with that sadist and racist, Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of a country that stole its land from the Aborigines, and now won’t let in a few Tamils fleeing the horrendous human rights record of Sri Lanka, Muslim asylum seekers from Burma, and others fleeing Iran and Iraq, into a vast land the size of America which could easily absorb a few thousand more refugees. In America, the border cities are stuffed with so-called “illegal immigrants” by the hundreds of thousands and millions, but things don’t fall apart and go along pretty smoothly. Haven’t heard of any armed uprisings in L.A. by a “Mexican Liberation Front Army”, have you?. But fragile Australia can’t house a few thousand extremely brave immigrants, or let them go about on conditional release within the community, and instead keeps them in virtual prison camps offshore, living in horrendous conditions (tents in the rain that leak) as was recently reported on Radio Australia. Prime Minister Julia Gillard is a disgrace to Australia, a disgrace to the Libertarian tradition of British Liberalism which was one of the bright spots of the British Commonwealth, at least in theory, and, finally, a disgrace to the Human Race. Western Liberal Governments should step up and criticise this Harridan most harshly. Shame on Australia for its disgraceful and cruel treatment of these brave Human Beings

But I run before my horse to market.

The Green Parties, unfortunately, in Europe, in Australia, and in America invariably side with the Left. And, unfortunately, the Libertarian Party has failed to distinguish between what we would call “Corporate Libertarianism” which attempts to equate the Rights of Corporations with those of Individuals, and “Individual Libertarianism” which was the original concept of Jefferson and was most recently championed by Professor Murray Rothbard when he founded the modern Libertarian Party. Rothbard’s later severe break with the Koch Brothers perfectly illustrates the clear dichotomy between these two views, Individual Libertarianism vs Corporate Libertarianism. Whereas our Constitution speaks of “Individual Rights”, it makes no mention of Corporations whatsoever. Corporations were a cunning, but necessary, later invention, but in today’s political climate it is absolutely essential to distinguish between the Rights of Corporations and the Rights of Individuals, and it is the Rights of Individuals which must be put on top.

The Democrats and Republicans have reversed this natural order, putting the Corporation above the Individual, and this perversion of Jefferson’s intent in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights must be re-reversed.

Indeed, we’d put it to you that “Corporate Libertarianism” is not Libertarianism at all, but actually its opposite if you look at how it works in America and abroad. It’s a form of the old Mercantilism of the British Kings who would give the plum monopolies to their friends, relatives, and fawning minions.

So, the point is that Environmentalism must be linked with the Individual Libertarianism that seemed to animate Rothbard, and not with the Corporate Libertarianism which is the main braying call of the mainstream Republicans. Ron Paul represented such an Individual Rothbardian Libertarianism in our view.

Today’s news of a huge fall of one-third in the sperm count and quality in French males  in the past 30 years is a confirmation of the continuing domination of the corporations as they pollute the Earth and its People, and that sperm count fall in France, of course, mainly took place under the enlightened “progressive Left-wing’ French government in Europe, that stronghold of the Greens. We can see how well the Greens are protecting the Environment and the Earth and its People.

The only thing that will save the World now is a radical Environmentalism, that treats environmental polluters the way you’d treat rapists, married to a radically free-market Libertarianism, that takes the defense of the Individual’s Property Rights, including his body, as the only legitimate function of government.

Without this marriage the world is doomed.

Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! — 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

Eyeless in Benghazi: The Arab Fascists Trembleth

February 18, 2011

The Arab Fascists trembleth, as the proverbial “Brushfires of Liberty”, that Sam Adams talked about 240 years ago, sweep through the accumulated kindling of Fascist dross that has been building up for 40 years in the Arab world. Amnesty International reports that 24 Libyan demonstrators have been murdered by the Qaddafi regime in the last few days, mostly in Benghazi, including a 13-year-old boy shot dead,  but the crowds of thousands of youthful Libertarians will be too much for the Fascist Criminals and their security forces to deal with. You can be sure that when the troops are firing on The People, and then the troops don’t get paid because the Regime runs out of money, then the troops will  soon be turning their guns on the Regime. According to a dissident interviewed by the BBC, Libya has a 31% unemployment rate, and, he added, you need to know someone to get anything done there, even obtain an airline ticket. A typical situation in a failed Collectivist State, right out of Hayek’s “Road to Serfdom”, where government interference in the free-market leads to shortages, and only the privileged government-connected people are able to get necessary commodities, just as under Stalin and his successors. The Youth of the Arab world will no longer tolerate this American-backed Fascist horsescat, and  Tony Blair’s buddy, The Butcher of Lockerbie, the Criminal Qaddafi, is probably defecating in his kaftan right now, as he seen his little Islamo-Commie “Green Revolution” come to a crashing end. The Libertarian Spirit of Thomas Jefferson and Murray Rothbard, of James Madison and Ron Paul, will conquer the putrid Fascism of Moammar Qaddafi, and the Fascism of the Criminal Rulers in Bharain, Iran, Yemen, Algeria, and Saudi, so strongly supported by the  hypocritical Clinton and Obama Administrations, just as that Libertarian Spirit has brought down the government in Egypt and Tunisia. The internet, Ron Paul, the bloggers, and the Rolling Stones have done their work, and the Arab, North African, and Persian worlds will never be the same.

The Ghosts of Lockerbie have their fingers around the throats of the Butchers.

Arab Fascists trembleth!

Hoooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

It’s Too Late, Baby: The Inevitability of Economic Contraction

July 14, 2010

In watching the current enfeebled stock correction from an oversold condition, coinciding beautifully with the week that the big bears and the trading house dynamos started their extended summer vacations, we Silverwolves can almost smell the coming wind of economic contraction. Americans are spent out, they cannot cope with the inflation that the Liberal Democrats and Republicans have vomited onto the public, and they cannot get jobs thanks to the minimum wage laws, and all the bureaucracy surrounding starting a business and just hiring someone. In England, and old New York, people could just get a pushcart and sell off that, or set up a stall in certain market areas, (or rent one reasonably from a private property owner). Men could set up a labor contract with a handshake, or write it out if they were paranoid. There was little unemployment; in fact, most would say there was too much employment, as even children were enlisted to keep the family’s belly full. But most everybody was busy, and managed to scratch out a living thanks to vending, also known as Free Market Capitalism.

But now we have minimum wage laws, business licenses, and a tax code so complex that a business owner must hire an accountant, which in many cases in America would cost more than the entire month’s profit from a small business, and which, of course, means that the business is not even attempted, and the would-be entrepreneur stays unemployed.

Likewise for unemployment, which would be eliminated overnight with the abolition of minimum wage laws. Then, any person who really wanted to work could find some kind of work at some sort of wage. They could accept it or reject the offer, but there would be no shortage of employment offers, just as there is no shortage of used cars in a free market. The excuse of “I couldn’t find a job”, meaning, in modern America, “I couldn’t find a job in my narrow field of specialization, nor at the exorbitant rate I was being paid before, so, therefore, I can stay unemployed and continue to pick up these nice fat government checks every two weeks”, would be gone, and the person would have to face the fact that as a former construction salesman they would now have to cut wood or bag groceries for an income, or admit that they just didn’t really want to work, or need the money that desperately.

But, instead, the slow-witted American public has just let Obama, with the aid of some turncoat Republicans from Maine, release a whole slew of additional bank regulations, whose cost will quickly be passed along to the individual saver in terms of lower interest rates, and higher bank fees, and which will further insure that no maverick banker can afford the onerous new legal demands, added to the onerous old legal requirements, for setting up a bank. Ergo, the big banks will maintain their uncompetitive position thanks to the government, whether the legislation passes or not. And all done under the watch of that so-called “Liberal”, Barack Obama.

Foreclosures are surging across America, and the next down wave in the stock market, which theory says should be a rather violent and drastic one, will leave American’s balance sheets so enfeebled that it may well sicken their whole estates. The money for the mortgage will suddenly not be there, or the only alternative will be to sell those so-called “securities”, that wonderfully perverse euphemism for stocks, to meet the mortgage demands.

And American’s net worth will be plunging just as the new higher tax rates kick in next year, meaning that anyone who continues to have a middle-class paying job, will have another chunk torn out of their gluteus maximus by the Obama tax pitbulls.

Nor to be forgotten is the coming end to the 15% tax on capital gains, set now to jump up to 20%. This, of course, will lead to a flood of selling of everything from stocks to land as we near the end of the year, and a vast drying up of business after the first of the New Year. Just another gift to you from the Liberal Democrat economic theorists, whom Mises and Rothbard dismantled about 40 years ago, if anyone in the mainstream had bothered to read their works.

So, really, all it will take is a renewed downdraft in the stock market, and America will be set for that great Depression that was set up by Bill Clinton when he initiated the Nasdaq bubble with artificially low credit, and which was continued by Bush, and is being brought to its mephitic conclusion under Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the whole gang of them. The Great Contraction, if we smell the wind right, is only months away.

It’s too late, baby.

Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

The A-Bomb of Libertarianism Approaches

April 2, 2010

Forgive them, Lord, for not understanding what they do, for when they sow the winds of Fascism, they will reap the whirlwinds of Liberty.

Thus it is that the Democrat politicians have failed to understand the magnitude of what they have done to the generation below them, and when that generation awakens to the theft of their Freedom, a Freedom that has been relatively unhampered until now, the effect will be an A-Bomb of Libertarianism, spreading as fast as a mushroom cloud, sweeping the last vestiges of Fascism and Communism into the wastebasket of History, where they belong.

Silverwolf predicts that the younger generation will come to understand the magnitude of the oppression that holds them down, and will overthrow that 80-year long Tyranny at the polls in an electoral A-Bomb that will propel so many Libertarians and Ron Paul-Republicans into office, that the lemming effect will take over, and people will be crawling all over each other to be labeled the “Libertarian” Candidate. And Libertarian has little to do with Manchurian; they are the opposites.

Yet there is one difficulty, and that is that Libertarianism is an ideology of ideas and principles, applied to the political sphere, and thus to be a Libertarian requires a certain intellectual effort, a penetration of the mind into the facts of reality to understand them, and thus be able to control them for oneself. But the American public is a profoundly un-intellectual group in general, and so it is rather lazy when confronted with a large, but no means overwhelming, volume of reading and concepts that should be pondered over to legitimately call oneself a Libertarian.

Silverwolf well recalls his reaction when listening to Mike Jingozian, during the candidates presentations for the Presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party in 2008. Jingozian was asked about his views on “The Tragedy of the Commons”, and was not even aware of what the concept was, something that anyone who had read through “Man, Economy, and State” by Murray Rothbard, as well as countless other books before it, would be aware of. It showed that Jingozian was more interested in being a candidate than in doing the necessary groundwork in reading and pondering that would be necessary for such a serious venture as being President of the United States. Jefferson, for example, had a huge knowledge of the preceding theories of political “science” that had come before him, thanks in large part to Puffendorf, who had acted chiefly as a collector of other people’s political ideas, which was exceedingly helpful to Jefferson. In effect,  Puffendorf was Jefferson’s “Google search engine”.  But at least Jingozian was honest enough to admit to a hall full of people that he didn’t know what the concept meant.

Politicians (or is it statesmen we need?) are a bit like rock lead guitarists or singers. They all have their styles, and it may be possible (and usually is necessary) to separate the style of the politician from the immorality of his actions. Take four politicians whom Silverwolf takes an exceedingly dim view of: LBJ, Reagan, Thatcher, and Clinton. Though their morality be that of the sewer, one can yet say that each had his style and charisma as a politician, and each had a certain skill in that whoring art. Like a good technical lead guitarist, you had to admire the dexterity of LBJ, pulling the dog ears of Congress to get them to start the bankruptcy of America with his Democrats’ Warfare-Welfare State. Or Teflon “Dutch” Reagan, whose daily atrocities against the American people, and against true Capitalism, were laughed off as mere peccadilloes and fleabites, as the love of America just kept swelling towards this charlatan. Or Maggie Thatcher, demolishing any man who’d stand up to her, in an avalanche of abuse and argument which made her invariably seem more masculine than  her opponents. Or Bill Clinton, whom the people loved no matter what he did, as long as the economy was good. All of them virtuosos in that horrendous art of politics. But not one of them understanding true Free-Market economics (even if they claimed to), or Libertarian principles, or having the Jeffersonian spirit of Freedom.

So the difficulty of bringing a rather intellectual political and economic set of principles to the American people is formidable. But thanks to Statesmen like Congressman Ron Paul, many of these ideas have finally been put forth before the public, not only here in America, but throughout the Socialist world. And once those ideas are out there, Fascism will start to rust. Lets hope it finally corrodes all the way through.

Yet, notwithstanding these difficulties, Silverwolf thinks that bright, well-grounded, and serious people will come forward, that there will be a mid-term landslide for Libertarianism and Austrian economics, and this mid-term landslide will result in a Capitalist Revolution at the next Presidential election, and a Revolution in the way people think of their responsibilities. With the Capitalist Revolution will come a rapid gain in prosperity for the assiduous and industrious (and lucky) which will further reinforce the validity of the Free-Market. Nothing succeeds like material success when it comes to economics, and in this case, the people will see that the moral choice, Capitalism, which is scrupulous in respecting the Property Rights of the Individual (which includes the Rights over his own body, i.e. no draft and no income tax) is not only the moral choice but also the practical choice for increasing the prosperity of the people, i.e., “promoting the general welfare”.  This Jeffersonian Ideal will replace the Socialist Ideal of Obama, Pelosi, Reid, DeFazio, Schumer, Frank, Blumenauer, Kucinich, Sanders, and all the other Collectivists in Congress who have assaulted the property rights of every American by robbing them through the political system with their unconstitutional healthcare boondoggle. And someone who robs you is a thief.

When those 20-somethings who didn’t vote, or who voted for Obama, never thinking it would cost them $500/month for life to do so, suddenly realize the quicksand the Democrats have stuck their once-free life into, they will react with a rage like a caged bull let into the arena. They will go into those polling booths, or fill in those circles at home with wrath in their wrists and contempt and disdain in their hearts for the Totalitarian Bullies who have enslaved them, so the Insurance Corporations might grow yet richer— Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Romney’s dream. And when the count is over, it will be like Yeltsin and the Movement behind him, or Havel in Czecho, sweeping the greying Reids and Pelosis before them in a great cleansing tsunami of Liberty.

The A-Bomb of Libertarianism is being assembled in the minds and souls of America’s once indifferent, as they feel, for the first time, the cold fingers of Communism creeping round their hearts, compressing their cardiac function into the angina of anguish always caused by the Communists, and their miserable, immoral, bureaucratic system, which denies the sanctity of Human Freedom, the Natural Rights Laws of Jefferson which he incorporated into the Bill of Rights, and the religious passion that owes all allegiance to “That Which is Holy”, and not the State, or some ugly, blasphemous piece of cloth known as a flag.

The American Public does not understand that all Rights, including the Bill of Rights, derive from Property Rights (and we all have a Property Right in ourselves, which means we cannot be enslaved, or assaulted, or have our property robbed by anyone, either an Individual, or a gang of Individuals, or a gang of Individuals known as the State). Professor Murray Rothbard masterfully points this out in his critique of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ famous “Shouting fire in a crowded theatre” ruling. Holmes’ failed to reason the real reason you can’t shout fire in a crowded theatre, which is that somebody’s Property Rights have been violated, either the theatre owner’s, or the other ticket holders. The person falsely shouting “Fire” has violated the Property Rights of one or the other by defrauding them, and it is on this basis that they should be prosecuted, not the vague Statist argument used by Holmes to abridge the Right to Freedom of Speech. Same with Freedom of the Press. It’s a violation of the Property Right of someone to buy a press, buy newsprint, hire reporters, etc. It is either fraud or the violation of our Right to acquire property in both cases, and fraud is a crime against Capitalism (or a specific Capitalist).

No, the brain-deadened Communists have no inkling of the reaction of Liberty they have provoked with their Fascist Healthcare Bill. But when that A-Bomb of Libertarianism hits next November, the mushroom cloud will spread so fast, and jettison so much flotsam and jetsam in its wake, that the political landscape of the Western World will never be the same again.

Come November at the polls,  the A-Bomb of Human Freedom will explode in these United States, and the Mushroom Cloud of Liberty will rise again in America.

Chocks away!

Hoooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww!— Silverwolf

There Is a Free Lunch at The Mises Diner

February 3, 2010

One of the most common dictums thrown at one in America when one is growing from pupdom to wolfdom is “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” You hear this not only from cynical socialists, who feel that no Capitalist would ever give away anything for free unless he expected a higher return by the action, but also from hardboiled business types, who think that if a deal sounds too good, there’s always a catch in it, and who think that all other businessmen think exactly as they do.

But this duo of sceptics would be contradicted not by any swindling capitalist or even greater swindling socialist, but by the most pro-Capitalist, pro-free-market outfit in America: the Mises Institute; for what the Institute has done is not only made available copies of many of the classics of the Libertarian-Austrian School of Economics philosophical-economic outlook for free, but now, in the last few weeks, added a whole new raft of recordings to be inspected with a circumspect ear (to mix metaphors). These latest jewels of scholarship include two series of lectures delivered by Professor Murray N. Rothbard at the NY Polytechnic Institute in 1986, an excellent reading of A. J. Nock’s “Our Enemy, the State” by Jock Coats of Oxford, essays of Herbie Spencer, as well as readings by Jeff Riggenbach, who is also an excellent reader with a rich, resonant voice. (Herbie Spencer, known as Herbert to his friends, was a late 19th century British Libertarian-leaning essayist, who, according to Rothbard, became more statist as he aged. You can see this in the upper half of his face, which became like a human being later in life, while the lower half retained its wolf-like hirsuteness.) And the cherry is a brief, crisp recording of a short lecture Mises gave during an interlude in the US Steel corporation’s program in 1962, in which he explains why the free-market is so different from the old monarchies and church-dominated societies. (The reason is, if you’re curious to know, because instead of expropriating wealth by looting or taxation, which the king or church-priesthood had done is olden times, the free-market requires that a man serve his fellow men in some useful capacity by expending energy, and he will only be able to garner a living if he can fulfill some useful need. Therefore, his wealth is dependent on the consumer, not on legalized looting, and each consumer must, in turn, find something to turn his hand to so that he may procure the wherewithal to secure those commodities he needs for survival, or wants as fripperies. Thus the consumers, and not the kings, priesthood, or even the businessmen, are the real kings in a true free-market economy.Like Rothbard, Mises could make pellucid murky economic problems with a comparatively short, understandable explanation.)

The two Rothbard series of lectures feature one on a history of America from 1870 through King Roosevelt II from an Austrian School economic perspective, and several on the basics of economics like Value, and the Determination of Prices. These constitute the brown rice and beans (bread and butter for you junkfooders) of economic understanding, which can then be applied to the gallimaufry of American political history. Rothbard’s technique of historical analysis, which always asks “Qui bono?”, who benefits from a specific piece of legislation?, is one that logically explains not only the vast giveaways of the public’s wealth that were doled out to corporations during the 19th and 20th centuries, but the current massive giveaways by Obama, Geithner, Pelosi, Reid, Schumer, Frank, and that whole gang of “experts”, well paid at the public university’s feeding troughs, who said that the sky would fall if we didn’t bail out the megabanks, AIG, and Detroit. The same lies, the same “sky is falling” arguments, and it’s a hundred and forty years later. The same liers; the same gullible public quickly gulled, like the flocks at the seashore, with a few crumbs of bread that will be piled on the backs of the unborn. Socialists don’t give a damn about the unborn slaves that will have to slog for years to pay off the debt that they are building up right now so that those corporations they say are too big to fail can continue to give their enormous bonuses. They are the sadistic torturers of the unborn.

But the new items on the menu should not blind one to the solid, staple fare that Mises has in the pantry of its archives. There, for example, is Rothbard’s “For a New Liberty”, perhaps the first book any would-be neophyte Libertarian should read, perused aloud in excellent rendition by Jeff Riggenbach. No need to strain the eyes now, you can listen to it while taking the (subsidized) public transport, or while waiting to have your genitalia examined by a lusty Brunehilde at the airport. Thank goodness we Americans still have a “Right to Privacy”, eh what?

Anyway, there is plenty of “free lunch” for us Capitalists to stuff our brains with until bursting at the Mises Diner. Fortunately, unlike the fare at many other Brain Diners, there are no brain-clogging cholesterols of lies, no mind-hardening triglycerides of Leftist propaganda, no simplistic schemes like the money crank’s idea of printing up money and handing it out as a solution to shortages, or the Georgeist’s taxing land only. There is only economic truth, amazing in its simplicity after baffling economist theoreticians for over 2000 years, explained in the Woody Allenesque, quickfire, pace of Professor Rothbard, and always sprinkled with lots of humourous quips which usually are pretty good.

So don’t let the cynics give you any of their guff. At the Mises Diner, there is such a thing as a free lunch.

Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

The Health Care Bill: The Lowest Chop

December 25, 2009

“I’ll chop you so low, you’ll have to look up to look down!” This was one of the lowest “chops” of all, that art of crafting an insult which was quite an intellectual skill amongst the wolfcubs when Silverwolf was in the fifth grade, at the Collectivist brainwashing center. The above “chop” was Silverwolf’s favorite, and would endlessly puzzle his mind, as he tried to imagine looking up to indeed look down. It seemed a daunting task, intellectually, to grasp this notion, just as it was equally to grasp the idea of “what is on the edge of the universe” or “is there anything beyond the universe?”

Fast forward a few score years to December 24, 2009, a day that will live in Libertarian infamy, as Silverwolf finally discovered what the meaning of “I’ll chop you so low, you’ll have to look up to look down!” was.

It’s the Healthcare Bill, for it is this piece of legislation that has extinguished the last spark of Libertarian Freedom residing on the face of the earth. Singapore may have lower income tax rates, but that is one of the few positives to say about that sewer of Human Values, a “country” that has executed a young Australian man by hanging for possessing a few pounds of cannabis. But from the standpoint of Freedom, it was almost certainly in America that there was still some glimmer of Libertarian Freedom, some still-flaming embers, as the income tax rate was lowered a score of years back from the usuriously immoral rates perpetrated by the Democrats during the dark days from Truman up to Kennedy (including Eisenhower, who, like Churchill, became a milktoast Socialist after defeating the National Socialism of Hitler and his numerous German fans).

But these embers of a dying Capitalism and Human Freedom have been extinguished by this immoral Health Care Bill, which gives the corporate Socialists everything they want, and destroys the last vestige of that Bill of Rights which Jefferson and the Founding Fathers so passionately saw the necessity of. America has been castrated by the feminized Socialism of Roosevelt through Clinton-Bush, and this Bill is the last nail in the coffin, for now, no longer is a Man Free in America, but he must now pay a corporate tithe every month just to exist as a Man, thus overthrowing the Creator-given Rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, which the Men who wrote the Constitution had the vast intelligence to appreciate. Mental pygmies like Pelosi and Senator Reid have not one iota of that hyper-intelligence which reeks through the writings of Jefferson, Madison, and Paine, or the slightest love of Human Freedom. They are working for that Corporate-Socialist agenda which completely subjugates the Individual to the Collective, just as was done by the Criminals, Hitler, Stalin, and Mao, and they have virtually succeeded. The “reconciliation” of the Senate and House versions will be used to imply that real debate and give and take have gone on, but the real damage, the destruction of the Individual’s Self-Ownership, one of the axiomatic foundations of Libertarian insight, has already been achieved by the Moral Castrates of the Democratic Majority in the Senate.

However, Goliath was sure that he would slay David, and the punters of the day were laying the odds that way, but things didn’t turn out as expected. Judging from the anger of callers to Liberal- and Moderate-Democratic talk-show hosts last week in San Francisco, a very Liberal town, Silverwolf would say that the Democrats, in their self-righteous blindness which they invariably display towards the morality of what they are doing, especially when it is deeply immoral (witness Sen. Feinstein’s staunch support for Legalized Murder — oh, I mean, Capital Punishment),  — these Democrats have finally slit their own wrists, metaphorically speaking, for they have not awoken to the fact that they are going to drive millions of Americans who either did not vote, or voted for them, believing the propaganda machine of Herr Obama, into a state of utter destitution when they suddenly have to use their food money to send off hundreds of dollars a month to a corporation that makes billions of dollars a year. This was the Clinton  plan; this was the plan that Obama said he staunchly opposed when he lied during his campaign against Her Highness in Iowa, as he let go another trial-balloon lie. By now a dozen have rolled off his back, as effortlessly as they rolled off a teflon Reagan-duck. Birds of a feather study evasion together.

And as for lukewarm Republicans amongst that 31 million who will now be forced under threat of robbery — I mean, tax penalty, to make their monthly contributions to the insurance mafias, well, you can be sure they will be transformed in strident Republicans. With all those millions now forced to pay monthly tribute to the insurance companies, it’s small wonder that insurance execs with tons of their own stocks made a mint the other day, when final passage was in sight.  No wonder insurance industry fan Buffett was so gungho on Barack. Qui bono? Who does it benefit? was the question that Professor Rothbard taught us to always pose when looking for the reasons for anti-Libertarian legislation. On this one, the answer is not difficult to determine.

When the half-of-Americans who are too indifferent to vote and the Obama-fans-no-longer who must now pay through the nose, without their beloved “public option”, are joined by angry Republicans, there will be a Libertarian coalition formed that will rival anything seen since the Founding Fathers wrested the Colonies from Georgy-Porgy Puddinghead-Pie the Third, or J. Bracken Lee ran for President in the 50s as a Libertarian. Impinging on the Freedom of Individuals can have a tonic effect on those who take the comparative Freedom of America and the Western European Democracies as a social given which has existed since time immemorial, instead of a brief respite in the long history of Totalitarianism, which is one group of gangsters trying to ride herd over a vast number of Human Freedoms. The requirement to pay out hundreds a month just to exist will produce a bile so galling that it will be tastable in the American political mouth, and the only way to spit that taste out will be for the public to vote out the Democrats, and vote in Libertarians and Ron Paul economic-Republicans. And they will.

“Heat not a fire for thy adversary so hot that it do singe yourself” advised Shakespeare, but that is a lesson the Democrats never learned.

Arise America, retake your Freedom at the polls, and vote the Collectivist Scoundrels out forever!

And that will be the best chop of all.

Hoooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf