Posts Tagged ‘Socialism’

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

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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

From Reagan to Obama: The Degeneration of the Human Mind

October 9, 2010

Silverwolf believes that, over the last 27 years, a great degeneration of the Human Mind, and the Human Being, has been taking place throughout the world. This degeneration has been driven by three main forces: the Socialist-Bureaucratic Collectivist State, the Womanization of Western educational culture and governmental bureaucracies, and the coming of the computer, along with its concurrent cyber-conditioning.

Silverwolf can recall reading “1984” in the early 60s, and wondering if it would really be like that come 1984. In 1984, he can recall looking down at a penny with that date on it, and thinking “we’ve made it, and bad though it be,  it doesn’t seem anywhere near as bad as “1984” depicts it” (i.e. it being society). This was right in the middle of  Reagan’s disasterous, spendthrift, Administrations.

But now Silverwolf thinks that perhaps Orwell hit the date on the nose, not for the kind of society he depicted in “1984”, but rather for the beginning of the process that is leading to that society. The Year 1984 marked the real beginning of the acceleration towards the Big Brother society, for that was the beginning of the decade that saw the computer go from a very primitive, limited, level, to one that was cunningly used to condition and program Human Beings in all kinds of ways.

The Philosophy was simple: human beings can be conditioned, we know, just like Pavlov’s dog, but we, the cyber experts, are going to use this computer to carry conditioning up to it’s most efficient level, well past what Madison Avenue was able to work out in the 30s-70s. They were working at a disadvantage, poor Seersucker saps, with paper and human brains, but now we have a new god, the computer brain, that is far more efficient, and can learn from its own mistakes in a never-ending feedback loop that makes it learn far quicker than any thick-headed human being, even among the brightest of that species. The tricks and ploys that Vance Packard exposed in “The Hidden Persuaders”, detailing the subtle subtrafuges used by the mega-corporations circa 1960 to separate the sleepwalkers from their nickels and dimes, have been supplanted by computer-driven brainwashings; only now they take $5 and $10 instead of nickels and dimes.

Silverwolf has discussed in many blogs the effect of the modern Collectivist State, and the Bureaucrats, on the Individual. In more Libertarian times, before the advent of so many of these government programs, and government bureaucracies, it was possible for a man to live a comparatively free life, if he were both very industrious and fairly lucky. Men could live in America as free Individuals on a far larger scale than in any European country, in the late 19th century. The lack of an income tax, the comparative cheapness and abundance of land, and the late adoption of the minimum wage, meant that for a very long time, from the 1880s to the inception of the income tax and the Federal Reserve, men could easily set up in business running a small store if they only had the Capital, or could hire help with complete Freedom to Contract, one of the basic Human Rights. The unneccesary dissipations of energy so fatal to so many business ventures in modern semi-Socialist America were not present in those more Libertarian times, and happy was the small entrepreneur who saw his dreams realized in a decade or less, versus the lifetime of drudgery for nothing he would have faced in Europe or modern America. It’s no wonder Americans grew patriotic and protective of their Republic, and loved the Libertarian Life, even as they overlooked the fact that its wealth was in part based on the stolen labour of the Southern slaves, and the theft of lands from the Indians, and from Mexico (who themselves had robbed it from the Indians). This was not brought up much, except by such “nuts” as Henry David Thoreau, the great Libertarian, Naturalist, and Abolitionist.

Needless to say, the modern Bureaucracies, whether in America, the U.K, Euroland, or Australia, make the Individual feel like a small cog in a vast machine, and one whose rules he has a “duty” to obey. The Ten Commandments have been replaced by the “proper and correct” way to fill out your 1040, or the paperwork in order to hire someone; reams and reams of regulations that must be memorized and complied with, or else you have a new hurdle to jump over if you don’t comply with them correctly. And so goes so much of the human energy of life that used to go into either making a living, or enjoying life, or just “sitting quietly, doing nothing”, like the cats. Now all that human energy is the property of the Bureaucrat and the Collectivist State.

A beautiful example of this Bureaucratically-induced hell recently occurred in England, a country that is always preening itself on how well it treats its elderly citizens. It was announced that, starting a few years hence, payments would no longer be allowed by check, but only by debit or credit card transactions, and people could verify their balances online; in other words, banking would be de facto online banking.

This proposal caused a storm of controversy in the elderly community, where many people  were used to paying by check as they had for decades, while the fact that in a few years, all these elderly people would not only have to acquire a computer, and pay the exorbitant fees for using an online internet service, but also learn how to operate a computer, or else they might have to impart their most intimate financial details to a virtual stranger if they enlisted the help of a library worker, or a volunteer. We can well imagine the anxiety engendered in an 87-year-old-widow, who has trouble remembering how to operate her VCR and TV controls, let alone learning the jillion and one details necessary to operate a computer, or to operate it in the most efficient manner, when she is told by some young governmental bureaucrat that, three years hence, she had better have darn-well learned how to operate a computer, and have one ready to go, or else she can forget about banking.

So, there is no need to rehash the Passive-ication and de-Individualisation of the Human Spirit by modern Bureaucracies, both governmental and corporate. Or their completely detached callousness as we see in the example above concerning the elderly.

Nor will we deny that there has been a further passive-ication of what once was a masculine-oriented society by the womanization of the West, mostly through the public educational system, where the vast majority of teachers are women, and also due to the large number of newly-minted women bureaucrats that came in with the mandates on quotas, meaning that not the best person necessarily got the job, but, in many cases, the only woman to apply got the job, or there were only a few women applicants to choose from. Federal and State statutes on hiring quotas must be obeyed, you know. A similar phenomenon occurred in private industry, where the hassles of getting labelled as discriminating against women (often enforced by women-harridan government bureaucrats, getting their first taste of Power in their lives) meant that companies would take on less marginally-productive workers if they happened to be women, just to comply with the new quota laws.

But perhaps it was mostly felt in the halls of academia, where women moved into universities in large numbers, not only as professors, but also administrators, graduate students, teaching assistants, and library workers. This overtaking of what had, say under the British school system, been a male-dominated profession had a profound impact on the psychological development of young children, and its specific impact on boys led to a great change in the psychological make-up of society. No longer did the young boy spend the bulk of his days with his father, observing him, or helping him, at his work, or even spend it in the presence of men teachers. Now he spent virtually all day being conditioned by women teachers in the public schools, surrounded by other little women (girls), or with his mother until his father returned from an exhausting day at the office or the factory, in little mood to start playing the paternal role to one or several young boys.

This is not to say that this Womanization had a completely negative effect; far from it. In many ways, it ameliorated many of the horrible abuses and sadistic practices that were prevalent when men ruled academia, as witnessed in the sadistic floggings that used to take place at British boys school, or the sadistic segregation of boys from girls, at an age when their hormones are just starting to flow. It did produce a “kinder, gentler” educational experience for many students, and some children even enjoyed public schools, or large parts of the curriculum. Moreover, in certain administrative roles, women have done a much better job than men, depending solely on the qualities of the woman; for example, in running hospital wards, hotels, libraries, restaurants, etc.  However, the variance between an efficient administrator wielding power to run an bureaucracy, and what Silverwolf would call the largely natural tendencies in women towards families and interpersonal interests, and away from “career” as the primary definer of their role, seems to create a conflict of emotional variation in many women, in Silverwolf’s view. This problem, as was present to the Communists of the Soviet era, is well defined in a film like “Wings”, about a single Russian woman who is the principal of a mixed sex public school under the Soviets in the early 60s.

So we see that both the Collectivist State, and also the womanization of bureaucratic-academic culture, led to profound changes in the human psyche, making it both willing to subject itself to Big Government intrusions into its Liberties, which the Jeffersonian Bill of Rights was meant to prevent, but also to “get along and not show anger” when its Freedom was curtailed and assaulted, the result of womanization, since women tend to be much more socially lubricated than men, more rarely showing the fistacuffs aggression that many men feel towards other men when their Rights are stepped on. (The late, great CongressWoman, Bela Abzug, was a notable exception, despite her Social-Democratic outlook.)

Yet bureaucracies and women are factors in society that have been dealt with since time immemorial, from Babylon to Rome to modern-day USA, but it is the last factor, the computer and its concurrent cyber-conditioning, that is the key factor behind the Degeneration of the Human Being and the Human Brain.

With the computer and the robot came the freeing of man from much drudgery, but also the wiping out of Human Talent as a factor in many professions, trades, and Arts. And more ominously, it led to, and is continuing to lead to, more and more subtle forms of conditioning the Human Brain and the Human Mind, while concurrently the computer made that brain and that mind only duller by doing much of the drudgery work that used to force the brain to stay somewhat sharp. Instead of counting up a column of figures, or even doing it in ones head, one merely pumped it into the calculator, and had the result in a millisecond. It really was something to pump those numbers into that little handheld and behold the answer in a split second. How could it do the square root of that long fraction in a flash? One really had to smile in wonder at it. And recall, this was the first time in history that anyone had had that capacity. Think of the centuries of hundreds of thousands of lives of clerks, whose sole job was to count up numbers correctly, or calculate statistics. Now gone, never to return, thanks to the $3 handheld, with solar battery thrown in. Nowadays the handheld calculator seems a bit passe, when compared to pumping a few terms into google, and having it come up with thousands of valid references in a hundredth of a second.

Silverwolf wonders how many reference librarians have thrown themselves from rooftops annually since 1984?

But the end product of this 27-year-long process has been the complete mechanization of the Human Brain, at least in those unfortunates born under the sign of Reagan, in 1984, and afterwards. And it has affected most of those born before 1984 too. Only a few Amish and Mennonites, and Thoreau-type eremites, have been able to save themselves from the ubiquitous contagion.

And not only that. The Human Psyche is being conditioned by electronic biofeedback, by various subliminal messages that people are completely asleep to, and by the vast number of feel-good psychotropic drugs, supplied by the major pharmaceutical giants at taxpayer expense, that people who throw those who use cannabis in jail like to use. Children are being drugged in the public schools for made up diseases, when what they are expressing is the overwhelming boredom and lack of Freedom any sane child would feel in those monumentally boring and stupid psychological brainwashing centers, and many of the uppity children suffer from nothing except the ignorance of their junk-food-eating parents on what that junk-food is doing to their children’s brains.

All these digital and chemical techniques aim to change the Human Brain from the outside, but never from the inside. And thus, being mechanical and uninspired, they are doomed to failure.

At the same time as this triad of albatrosses, —the Collectivist State, the Womanization of Society, and the Computer Brain and the genetic engineering and biochemical conditioning, —are all deadening the Human Brain and making it completely mechanical, what is Society offering the Individual, whose brain and life have now been freed from many time-consuming busy-work chores of the pre-computer age, resulting in a vast amount of leisure time in comparison, say, to the 19th century worker or farmer?

Nothing but Entertainment.

The consumption of Entertainment has now become the main activity for probably billions of Human Beings on Earth. With the Human Brain deadened by the computer, and conditioned in myriad ways by the cyberconditioning techniques and the man-made psychotropic drugs, it must be filled up with something. And since, thanks to the computer, it has atrophied, and become completely bureaucratic and mechanical, that same Brain is easily satisfied as long as it is given a constant stream of new stimulation on which to mesmerize its attention. Films are the epitome of this mesmerization, completely absorbing the watcher’s attention for hours (if it is described as a “good” film; a “bad” film has come to mean one that does not achieved the requisite degree of viewer-hypnosis.) And one can easily see, from the press and from general conversation, how overwhelmingly important film, as an entertainment escape for modern man, has become.

Other entertainments include the stupid fixation on sports, music, and religious entertainments like attending temples, mosques, churches, and synagogues, performing the same old rituals over and over for thousands of times. (Is this what G-d put you on Earth to spend your time doing, while millions starve or rot in jail for their political views, or for having a small quantity of some drug?) Books, the radio, gambling: anything to fill the empty boredom of a mind dulled by the Computer Brain. Or endless chitchat about nothing on the cellphones and chatrooms.

And so it goes until they keel over, those brain-deadened Human Beings who live outside of the forest.The Degeneration of  Human Beings continues apace.

Silverwolves shun them, to protect their still-feral Brains.

Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwww! — 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

The Uzbek Pogroms: The Socialists Could Care Less

June 16, 2010

One of the most disgusting things about the modern Socialist politicians of the West, be they in America, Europe, or Russia, is their callous indifference to the misery and terror of ordinary people. And evidently that is also the case for their constituents, for when Silverwolf was reading the reports of the bloody massacres of men, women, and children in the Uzbek regions of Kyrgyzstan that have been going on without interruption in recent days, he noticed that this story had not even made the BBC’s top ten stories in terms of popularity, being outpaced by the introduction of some new iphone gadget, a report on the money-wasting, spendthrift, World Cup circus going on in South Africa, and the calls for an inquiry into the “Flotilla” incident. No, the massacre of hundreds of civilians in areas under the control of the major powers (major Russian and American airbases are not far away from the slaughterhouse), which has been continuing uninterrupted for days, has brought the usual, weak-kneed, lily-livered response from the moral castrates of the West like Obama, Valerie Puta, and the mangy mongrel politicians of Western Europe and Scandiasocialista. The Uzbeks have even closed the border, so that thousands of terrorized women and children are up against the barbed wire, but the usual bureaucracy of The Modern State is not letting them through. Uzbekistan says it cannot cope with all the refugees, even though at a word Russia, America, or the EU could easily foot the bill, as they pass out quadrillions to their banks and union socialists. Meanwhile the pogroms continue. The Kyrgyz administration in Bishkek, which at first called for Russian intervention, which Russia very consistently denied so that more women and babies could be raped and murdered thanks to Putin’s inaction, is now saying that they don’t need the help, they can “handle the situation” themselves, and that the official murder toll, which stands at 171, is probably underestimated several times.

Bear witness to what has happened. Israel kills 9 people who were taking cement to a terrorist state which has fired thousands of missiles at women and children, designed to murder them. On this the world spends weeks, discussing the “crime against Islam” and how Israel should be investigated. But when Kyrgyz Muslims murder hundreds and hundreds of Uzbek Muslim women, children, men, old men, babies, there is absolute silence in the Muslim world. No calls for an international investigation. No indictment of the moral criminals Putin, Obama, Merkel, Sarkozy, and Cameron, who could have sent in special forces to start killing the Pogromists, instead of sitting around with their thumbs up their ears, letting the bloodshed and terrorism continue. These Socialist Miscreants are guilty of the crime of Indifference, when they had the power to stop this bloodshed, as is the entire Islamic World, which also has the resources, manpower, and ability to do the exact same thing.

But the Socialist world is all involved with iphones, the World Cup, and Israel’s “crime”, to be too concerned with the fact that a Pogrom is once again taking place on the European landmass, and nothing is being done.

What a disgusting bunch of Miscreants!

Hoooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwww! — Silverwolf

Timothy Leary vs. Barack Obama, Or The Futility of Capitalist Activity in a Socialist Society

May 24, 2010

“Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out”. Sage advice from the Sage, on a sunny San Francisco day, a billion years ago in history.

And now once again, as the final smothering of Freedom completes its devolvement under President Obama, sage advice to the Capitalist, the Lover of Freedom, and the Hippie. For in this new society where once there was Jeffersonian Freedom (though only for a few), one must now pay a corporate tribute to the Mercantilist Insurance Interests of the Democratic Party just to exist. DeFazio, the President, Pelosi, Reid, and dozens of others have put the leg shackles around every American man and woman, and those to come, with their Corporate Welfare Health Care Bill, and have overthrown the Bill of Rights and the Inalienable Rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness that Jefferson so eloquently championed in his Masterpiece. Under this new Draconian Regime of Mussolini-like Corporate Monthly Tribute payments, so reminiscent of the old shake-down schemes of the early Mafia, a Man no longer belongs to himself, but is actually punished for maintaining his health so he can continue to work, while having to pay the enormous medical bills of tobacco addicts, dead animal eaters, addictive drug users, junk food addicts, and the obese.

Under these circumstances it becomes very clear to any perceptive American that he is being cruelly exploited if he continues to be a productive working citizen in America, while if he can fall within the welfare guidelines, or the State Pension guidelines for the obscenely high pensions that State Workers receive in America, so reminiscent of Greece, then he can have a life of Riley, with far more economic security than any Entrepreneur, Capitalist, or Risk-taker in America. Why get up and kill yourself every day, just to have 50% of your income confiscated if you are even modestly successful, and 40% of your estate looted from your children when you die if, in spite of the income tax, you managed to accumulate anything significant? Of course, if you opt to stay poor, the government won’t tax you, so the choice is yours under President Obama and his Democrats: let yourself be exploited if you work hard and are very talented, or stay poor.

America has reached a point where engaging in Capitalist activity, other than to meet ones most basic requirements of food, clothes, and shelter, is to continue to work on the plantation for two bowls of gruel a day, when you could walk into the wild savannah and be free, but only have one bowl of gruel a day. The game is no longer worth the candle.

Therefore, Silverwolf would have to agree with Timothy Leary that one should “Turn on” — turn on to the economic truths of history by studying the Austrian School of Economics’ principles, better known as Free-Market Capitalism or Praxeology,  and debate within yourself whether they make sense or not in the light of the Keynesian disaster that the Democrats and Republicans have brought upon a once Libertarian nation; “Tune in” — continue to watch the political and economic degeneration that is taking place at a faster and faster rate, and try to understand it in the light of what you have learned from Economic Geniuses like Professor Ludwig  Mises, Nobel Prize Winner Frederich Hayek, Professor Murray Rothbard, and Congressman Ron Paul; and “Drop out” — don’t waste your time engaging in economic activity under the Socialists that will bring your income up to a taxable level. Let the Communists and the Socialists of the Democratic Party and their Unions pay the taxes, and the Corporate Socialists of the Republican Party, with their Farm Subsidies, and their Military-Industrial contracts, let them pay the taxes. Any hard work you do that results in tax revenue for the Socialists will merely make them look better, and they will point to a lower budget deficit as a sign that Socialism is being successful. Thus, by working hard, you will be contributing to the final snuffing out of Freedom and Capitalism for all Mankind ( the two are inextricably linked), and helping to insure the final victory of Socialism.

It is doubtful that anything a Wolf could do will now change the inevitable descent of the West into a new, refined form of Socialist Fascism. The brainwashing of the American Public is so extensive, and the educational levels of the general populace so puerile, that having a rational debate with almost anyone is futile. The most basic assumptions, that society could not go on without all these unnecessary government intrusions into every citizen’s life, are now excepted by such a large portion of the uneducated, publicly-educated, masses of voters, that attempting to change opinion through logical discourse is a grand exercise in futility.

And when action is futile, there is no point to it. It is a dissipation of energy.

Therefore, Silverwolf would say to all True Capitalists: If you really want to crush Communism non-violently, and this vast, unfree, Socialist society that America has become, that dissipates so much of the sacred Life Energy and Time of its citizens with rules, regulations, and red tape that only rich corporations can deal with efficiently (that’s why they were put in, to keep out the competition of the little guy), then follow that old Zen Buddhist prescription: “Sitting quietly, doing nothing” until election day in November, and, if the Democrats and their few allies amongst the Republicans still hold dominion over power after that, then until November 2012.

“Turn on, tune in, drop out”.

The Sage’s advice then, and sage advice now.

Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwww — Silverwolf

The Fourth Reich Panics: Germany Bans Short Sales

May 18, 2010

It is both interesting and instructive for the student of Austrian Economics to watch the predictable panic and superimposition of Draconian economic measures that Socialists always display when their economic Ponzi schemes start to unravel.

And so it is that that angel, Angela Merkel, and her German BaFin financial controlling body, have gone berserk in the face of the continued fleeing of investors from their Euro, and banned “naked” short selling of both Euro bonds and 10 large banks and insurers. You can be sure that when major world markets like the Euro-Socialists start imposing ad hoc rules, out of thin air, to try to control their markets, then panic has set in amongst the Socialist politicians. That huge Socialist rip-off, known as the Euro, is being shown for what it was; an attempt to give everything to everybody, without any pain, in the name of that eternal Socialist rallying call, “social justice”. I wonder how those who were not receiving any socialist benefits in Europe must feel as they see the value of all they’ve saved lose several years bank interest every few days, from currency devaluation. The little people of Europe are realizing that not all Socialists live east of the Berlin Wall. Indeed, it was more like no Capitalist ever lived to the West of that wall, until you got to America, and even that is stretching it a bit, given America’s 40% Socialist system.

Of course, things like trading bans are just red flags in front of bulls, (yes, I know they’re colorblind) or rather bears, and tonight’s reaction in Europe, as the rules are suddenly changed by the Germans out of thin air, should be of great interest to the Austrian School of Economics student. Those investors with some knowledge of history know that trading bans are merely Fascist impositions on the free-market, whether carried out by Hitler, Mussolini, Franco and Mugabe, or Merkel, Geithner, Obama, and (now thankfully gone) Mr. Brown. And those impositions are not taken very fondly to heart by millions and millions of investors.

Merkel says she is in a war with the speculators, and she will win. But she is actually at war not only with the “speculators”, as she so disparages Free-Market Capitalists, but also with vast numbers of small investors. And when they hear “trading ban” they know that something is rotten in Denmark (or is it Frankfurt and Brussels?). If she thinks that she is so powerful that she can micturate into the financial winds and not get the gift of blowback, then she is just another Socialist politician, with absolutely no idea of what the Free-market and risk taking means. But politicians all receive their paychecks from the government, not from consumers like real Capitalists must.

The German dreams of their Fourth Reich ruling over all Europe are fast becoming a National Socialist beerhall hallucination from the past. The Draconian financial Putsch announced only a few hours ago put an end to all that.

Capitalism uber alles!

Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

Socialism Crumbleth, Part 2: The Keynesian’s Final Hour

May 8, 2010

The Keynesian’s final hour has begun. The financial carcinoma that was instituted into the world monetary system with the triumphs of Socialism under Roosevelt, Mussolini and Hitler, has finally spread throughout the entire body of Capitalism until it is eating it alive. Just as Nobel Prize Winner Frederic Hayek predicted in his 1946 “The Road to Serfdom” (written in 1943), any amount of Socialism must finally spread and bankrupt the entire system, and those accurate predictions of Hayek’s are being so beautifully played out in Europe, that bastion of Socialist “Social Democracies”. Exactly. “Social Democracies”, without Jefferson’s fierce defense of property Rights, will inevitably descend into chaos, as they spend themselves into bankruptcy. It happened in Rome 2000 years ago, and it’s happening in Greece and Germany right now. The exact same phenomena, since the psychology of people vis-a-vis money never ever changes. The attitudes of a man were exactly the same towards capital two millennia ago as they are today in the worker who takes his money to the supermarket, and tries to shop carefully. And since these  economic attitudes and psychological “laws” are exactly the same on an individual basis for all people, across all ages, it follows that the economic herd behavior of Mankind will likewise be the same irregardless of time. We may have computers and iphones, but psychologically we are no different from the Roman middle-class patrician who wanted to grow wealthier but was afraid of poverty.

So Euro-Socialism is crashing and burning, and that even with the U.S. footing over $100 billion a year in defense costs that Europe doesn’t have to provide for itself. Euro-Socialism evidently also entails ripping off the American taxpayer, for now we hear that the Frog-German Axis wants America to bail out their grand visions of Euro-Socialism by having the IMF give, called loan, them the money, instead of Congress. It sounds more antiseptic if the IMF does it, and the Prez can go on TV and tell us how we have to help stabilize our Euro-brethren with the money we don’t even have for our local police protection.

Yes, let’s bow down and give our all to the Europeans. After all, they deserve it, and we don’t. Even though we’ve micturated away a Trillion dollars (at least 10 times 100 Billion) over the last decade alone (not including the annual interest on that amount) defending them, so they could spend the money on all kinds of sugar-coated subsidies, which the slaving class in America goes without but must pay for. No, we have not sacrificed enough, for we are Capitalists (supposedly) and therefore wicked, while they are Socialists (evidently) and therefore sacrosanct. And therefore deserving. So put a copper 5-Rothbards coin in our collection can for Luxembourg.

It’s interesting how the calmsters were quick to blame yesterday’s biggest drop in 23 years on a trader error,  for what is predicted by Elliott wave theory is precisely a very violent wave down in this phase of the wave pattern. Yesterday’s 1000 drop, the worst in 23 years is right in line with that theory, but those who think that there are simple rational explanations for all economic events, and not mass swings of psychology and mood, had to have a plausible reason for the plunge. Yet, if hitting a wrong button or typing in a wrong number can derail an entire system, the system would probably be crashing dozens of times a day, given how many incorrect orders, or buys where sells were meant, occur by obsessed, harried, and scared traders. And what of the margin mechanisms that supposedly won’t let a trader sell contracts or stock than he has not the margin for. That should have blocked such a mistake from occurring right off. No, another bromide for the twice caught bulls. They’ve forgotten their lesson after only 14 months. Greedus resurgits. (Is that really Latin?)

And Keynesian Socialism may find itself fatally gored this weekend by a Northern Rhino that will bring about the West’s Keynesian failure as the state of North Rhine-Westphalia votes on the Merkel miracle of Greece’s delivery at the cost of depressed Germany. They think they are depressed because of Merkel, or some politician, or even the Greeks, but they are depressed because Socialism by its inherent logic always ends up spending itself into poverty, and like amphetamines, while the addict is high, he’s got his energy and euphoria, but one day his bodily reserves run out, and then he crashes miserably. And Europe has been running on the amphetamine of Socialism for decades. Time to pay the piper, and have your rotten teeth fall out.

Of course, Europe should bite the bullet, even with their gums, and devalue their currency back to the Socialist level it warrants, which we’d wildly guess right now would be about 90 cents, but of course, that is to declare Socialism a failure, and it will take a few more years, or months, (or days?) of suffering for that satori to rain down upon the People’s consciousness.

Tricky Trichet has tricked them again, just as Tricky Dick did in 1973 when he committed the crime of closing the gold window. “Believe and you’ll be disappointed” goes the old saw.

A lot of Europeans, bond holders and stock bulls believed. And the price of believing in Socialism is …

Hooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

Rip-A-Roni: The San Francisco City Workers Treat

April 27, 2010

When people look at their paychecks, and see how they are being robbed blind by government, perhaps they should consider the case of the San Francisco City Workers Rip Scheme. Since San Francisco is often considered the ultra-Liberal city, bar none, in America, perhaps it is a model of what a Liberal-Democratic government thinks it should pays its workers.

It was reported today that 9, 487 San Francisco City workers grossed over $100,000 in salary last year, not including benefits. Over 1,000 grossed over $200,000, and 6 grossed over $300,000.

Have you ever seen 9,000 people massed in one area? Or even a thousand. They’re all living the life of Riley off the sweat of the poor people of San Francisco, and the toil of small, Capitalist Businessmen of that City, the real heroes, along with the minimum wage workers, of that Socialist Hell-on-Earth.

And this in a country where the average American’s gross adjusted income on a tax return usually runs between $35-50,000. Tens of millions of Americans live on far less.

See how the Socialists live off you! See how they suck your tax dollars to live a lifestyle of luxury exactly comparable to the lifestyle of the Communist Apparatchiks in Soviet Russia, with their dachas, Marlboros, bad suits and mistresses, while the “Workers Heroes” were down in the coal mines, slogging for good old Mother Russia and Papa Joe. (And they even got a medal too, if they were good boychiks.) Except now it’s America.

To pay public officials such obscenely high salaries in a country where the unions have made it illegal for a starving man, or a transient hobo, to work for less than the $8 or so that the minimum wage is currently in most states, is deeply immoral. While city Liberal bureaucrats collect over a hundred grand in public funds, not including a feather-bed benefit package, they dare to tell the starving man that he cannot take on light work for $7.50 an hour, even though he is desperate for food. Does the immorality and disgusting arrogance of these Liberals and Republicans never cease!

Gavin Newsom, the mayor of San Francisco, makes $250, 903 in salary a year.Think about that, next time you’re hungry, or five bucks short on your power bill in December and they turn it off, oh praisers of big government, oh lovers of Collectivism.

We need not do anything but watch and wait to see the implosions of Socialism, as it caves in on itself into a black hole. The Socialists, whether they call themselves Democrats or Republicans, will run out of money soon, and the taxpayers will not have the wherewithal to pay the bills. It’s that simple. And San Francisco is the classic example of why it will be brought about, and why Liberal Elitists not only don’t know the value of money, but think the public should keep them in the lap of luxury, just because they are Liberals. As if someone who gets up and flaps his lips for a few minutes in the name of the poorest workers is entitled to an income 100 times greater than that poorest worker, who is carrying heavy boxes, or digging ditches, for $8 an hour, forty hours a week. The average city worker in San Francisco makes in one hour roughly what the minimum wage worker, doing hard physical labor, makes in ten hours. And that should be a crime.

All top public officials in America should be paid only the minimum wage. If they were dedicated public servants, they would gladly accept it. If they don’t like it, they should not be in public service through the government. Let them make a living eating cake!

The passive wimps of the Bay Area will continue to let themselves be financially raped and taxed to death so that public officials can continue their easy cozenage and luxuriant lifestyles. If they’re willing to let themselves be exploited, that’s their problem.

Hooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf