I am often accused of hyperbole when I compare the America of 1917 with the Russian Revolution starting in the same year. While I think all governments are kakocracies, these models tend to be among the worst. Buppert's Corollary to Acton's Axiom is that power attracts the corruptible and that absolute power is even worse. I contend that Lenin and Wilson were in the virtual starting blocks to race to create the perfect Soviet state. Lincoln also shares a great deal of credit for the direction that Wilson steered the course for he wrote the preamble to put us all on the plantation. Both countries flirted with free markets in one fashion or another for the first years of the 1920s. Lenin tried a market liberalization program of in the New Economic Policy in 1921 to make up for the disastrous early consequences of War Communism. The rapid central government planning led to the problems any thinking man assumes will happen when you put the government in charge of anything – shortages skyrocket and quality plummets. Woodrow Wilson was President from 1912-20 and his yen for government control manifested itself in the pursuit of an income tax, anti-trust policy and the entry of America into the other unnecessary war, WWI. In addition to WWI, this Democratic President also ramped up military action in Latin America. Wilson went on to try to strangle the competitor revolution in Russia in the AEF to Siberia but ultimately failed. Force -- Force to the utmost; Force without stint or limit, the righteous and triumphant Force which shall make Right the law of the world and cast every selfish dominion down in the dust. -- Deranged mass murderer Woodrow Wilson explains his philosophy of government, April 6, 1917.
"The principle, on which the war was waged by the North, was simply this: That men may rightfully be compelled to submit to, and support, a government that they do not want; and that resistance, on their part, makes them traitors and criminals. No principle, that is possible to be named, can be more self-evidently false than this; or more self-evidently fatal to all political freedom. Yet it triumphed in the field, and is now assumed to be established. If it really be established, the number of slaves, instead of having been diminished by the war, has been greatly increased; for a man, thus subjected to a government that he does not want, is a slave. And there is no difference, in principle --- but only in degree --- between political and chattel slavery. The former, no less than the latter, denies a man's ownership of himself and the products of his labor; and asserts that other men may own him, and dispose of him and his property, for their uses, and at their pleasure."
– Lysander Spooner
The revelations just won’t stop. The TSA will be pursuing legal action against a gentleman who refused both the Porno-Scan and the sexual groping by the molesters at the TSA. He is being subject to a civil fine and more for leaving the airport and NOT boarding his flight after refusing the aforementioned indignities. In other news, it appears that the TSA will not subject Muslim women to anything more than a head and neck search as it violates their religious rights under sharia law. A fatwa has even been issued by the Figh Council against the scanning technology and follow-on molestation of passengers who opt out. This remains uncorroborated but judging from the nonstop nonsense that comes from the TSA; this would be no surprise whatsoever. It appears also that evidence is emerging that precedents have already been set to store the image data the TSA insists will not be stored. Why would anyone be silly enough to suppose that ANY government agency is capable of recognizing the truth much less abiding by it? What serves their bureaucratic interests more? Secrecy or transparency? The former will win out every time. The TSA is merely a microcosm of the entire sick and Sovietized system of sclerotic and vicious governance that has been the American way since the end of the War of Northern Aggression in 1865. All the states are merely administrative departments of the central government with no sovereignty whatsoever. The law that created the TSA allowed the airport authorities to opt out after two years and use alternative means but no airports have stepped up to initiate that action. Maybe one should. In the end, the terrorists who conducted the 9/11 attacks in 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have succeeded beyong their wildest dreams. The paroxysm of spending, borrowing, tyrannizing the innocents, trashing civil liberties and launching destructive debt-funded wars on hundreds of thousands of Muslim civil populations has created the perfect storm for reducing America to the debt-ridden, prison-police state that the United Kingdom had become after 1945. The economic self-immolation and almost suicidal attempts on the part of the American government to alienate, infuriate and mobilize 1.5 billion Muslim believers is a sight to behold. Much like a man swimming in a pool of gasoline in the dark using a lighter to illuminate his way. The TSA is the poster child for everything that is wrong with government. Hiring the lame, wicked and illiterate (60,000!) to enforce idiotic policies which endanger Americans at every turn in a melodrama of security theater that consumes hundreds of millions of dollars to no good end whatsoever. If you shredded that money and turned it in to Astroturf and gave it away, it would be a better use. And the worst part, they will never go away until the coming currency collapse scours and devours the tyrants in DC off the face of the Earth. The TSA is merely a reflection of the larger tendency on the part of governments (all of them) to use crises to fetter the citizens and rob them of every productive element of wealth they produce. We truly live in a police state that even the most closeted National Socialists in America could not have thought achievable in so short a span of time. From the utter silliness of invading Iraq and Afghanistan and the “peace president” expanding it to what is now a four-front war to the ravaging of civil liberties in the name of national security. The definitional standard for a police state means that every citizen is in danger of fines, jailing, maiming and killing at the hands of the armed tax eaters in their government approved costumes except the blanket immunity granted to the aforementioned praetorians doing the bidding of their masters. In other words, when thugs like Pistole at the head of the TSA hire priggish proxies like Aguilar who hire creatures like this: When he tried to assert his rights, Tyner was told by a TSA supervisor on tape, “By buying your ticket you gave up a lot of rights.” The buck stops with everybody. Aguilar, the TSA supervisor at San Diego is positing a novel concept in law in which a refusal by a citizen to submit to a search and the TSA’s subsequent refusal to allow him to board still does not relieve Tyner of being burdened with their heavy-handedness and increased fines. They are trying to make an example of what should have happened a long time ago – stop cooperating with tyranny. Tyner took a rather Gandhian approach to the TSA madness by simply saying he will not be a part of their passenger terror campaign. How dare a citizen stand up in a non-violent fashion and say enough is enough?
"You, you, and you.... panic. The rest of you, come with me." - U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant
“TSA - Closing the barn door since 2001”I propose that we institute a Dildos for Dummies program. Sort of like Toys for Tots but this one specifically targets all the “grown-ups” and their professional cadre at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans can take a part of whatever is left over after paying taxes and purchase these items and send them as gifts to the address below accompanied by a nice little card wishing them well and hoping that these training aids will enable them to service Americans more effectively at the thousands of TSA outposts that blight the American landscape at every airport. John Pistole, known in some circles as Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistoles, is the current leader of the vaunted TSA. Be sure to make the mailing address below both eh return and mailing address. Here is his mailing address: Transportation Security Administration 601 South 12th Street Arlington, VA 20598 Here are some office symbols to put under John’s name when you send it out. TSA Routing Symbols TSA-1 Administrator TSA-1 Business Transformation & Culture TSA-1 OSC - Executive Secretariat TSA-2 Chief Counsel TSA-4 Strategic Communications and Public Affairs TSA-5 Legislative Affairs TSA-6 OSC Civil Rights and Liberties (OCRL) TSA-9 CFO - Claims Processing TSA-10 Intelligence & Analysis TSA-11 OPT Information Technology/CIO TSA-12 OPT - Operational and Technical Training TSA-13 Inspection TSA-14 CFO Finance TSA-15 Model Workplace TSA-16 OPT Security Technology TSA-17 Administration (CAO) TSA-18 Law Enforcement/FAMS TSA-19 Transportation Threat Assessment & Credentialing TSA-20 OSC Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) TSA-21 Human Capital TSA-22 OSC Ombudsman TSA-24 Risk Management - Annapolis Junction TSA-25 Acquisition TSA-28 Transportation Sector Network Management TSA-29 Security Operations TSA-30 OHC - Administrative Appeals and Review TSA-31 OSC - Sensitive Security Information (SSI) TSA-32 Operational Process and Technology TSA-33 Special Counselor (OSC) TSA-34 OPT - Risk Management and Strategic Planning TSA-35 OPT - Operational and Performance Metrics TSA-36 OSC Privacy TSA-37 OSC Audit Liaison TSA-901 OSC - Transportation Security Redress (OTSR) Don’t bother sending anything to TSA 6, 20 or 36 because they haven’t hired anyone to work those functions yet. The sex toys come in a variety of sizes and the bigger the better. If enough large ones are received, the TSA can use them as office chairs to save money. An alternate delivery option would be to bring them to the airport with you a la Robert Plant and offer them as a gift during the aggressive pat-down for those who wish to opt out of the Porno Scanner. A sheepish and woeful “how did that get there” could always belay an uncomfortable situation.
There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle. - Alexis de TocquevilleI have several predictions for the new Congress just elected in November 2010: 1. The deficit and debt will continue to skyrocket. 2. The US will continue to make war on the world. 3. No government department will be destroyed , dismantled or suffer budget cuts. 4. The Treasury Department and the Fed will continue their collusion to drive the value of the fiat dollar to zero. 5. Liberties and freedoms will continue to diminish. Republicans will continue an historic trend of big budgets and bigger spending. The Tea Party will quite likely be a tempest in a...teapot and then the GOP will get back to business as usual. And yes, the Tea Party has been co-opted by the GOP and not vice versa, Despite the propaganda to the contrary, the Grand Old Politburo has tended to be just as spendthrift as their Democrat doppelgangers. They are not a party of thrift and frugality but a political faction just as wedded to centralized control and spending with the added benefit of being easily seduced by the Democrat siren song for war that they sang during the first 68 years of the twentieth century. The advocacy of war abroad always brings the more unpleasant aspects of exported violence home. Witness the self-immolation of ALL aspects of liberty in the United Kingdom. The two parties are simply the two left-wings on the statist bird of prey that happens to be the Federal government. Slavers of a more sophisticated variety but slaveholders nonetheless. R.W. Bradford, the late and great editor of Liberty magazine, avers: But much more importantly, the correlations between spending and political parties changed radically. Prior to fiscal year 1970, there were very strong correlations between fiscal restraint and Republican control of the White House and Congress, and between spending increases and Democratic control of those institutions. Since then, there has been hardly any correlation, despite the fact that Republican candidates for office generally claim to favor fiscal restraint and Democratic candidates for office generally claim to favor the expansion of government. The Bush II years provide ample evidence that Republican thrift is a myth and the Democrats have followed suit under Obama.
[caption id="attachment_1147" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The American Voter[/caption] The most powerful weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. - Steven Biko Voting is a scam. Voting is the means for tyrants to get a rubber stamp from their subject populations to continue control of wealth production, freedom of movement and aspirations of freedom and liberty. It falls into the same mythos as the tired axiom that we make war on the world to keep us free at home. As if the presence of troops abroad magically steals any notions of world travel from would-be villains confining them to the environs of conflict we create in our neo-imperialist pockets around the Earth. Every few years, the bread and circuses of the sacred franchise begins anew and we are harried by politician and patriot alike to embrace our sacred duty and cast our vote at the designated political “vote counting” depot. One used to use quaint paper products but now electronic balloting is all the rage and the machines are coming under increasing scrutiny as the possibilities of corruption become inevitable…and easier. I remember hearing that if voting could change the system it would be illegal (Mencken). Voting is best exemplified by the notion of having a talent contest for serial killers in whom your choice is to vote or abstain. By voting you have registered a preference for evil, by abstaining you have committed to a moral stance of refusing to acknowledge the choice. You have established that evil deserves...
I am opposed to the government death penalty; I am also pro-life which makes me blessedly consistent. I don’t trust the government to be able to have the responsibility to mete out the severest penalty and to do it either professionally or with no ill intent. In the smaller sense, the evidence is massive of the queue of innocents who have been shot, hanged and poisoned for crimes they did not commit. In the larger sense, government puts us all on death row and it is just a matter of time before the cops kill you in your home or vehicle or we suffer a massive die-off in America from an EMP burst that takes us from zero to 1850 in one second. I use this preamble to frame my severe skepticism of the state doing the right thing…ever. I am not opposed to the death penalty in my house if an intruder comes in to do harm to me or mine. I am a Flinter in temperament and predisposition. Most of the laws on the books are noxious, useless and liberty-draining in their essence. Malum prohibitum is the state saying don’t do that because I told you not to. A monstrous fallacy whose logic only serves to reduce subject populations to assessed rentals on their freedom that can be wrested away at the drop of the constabulary’s hat. I daresay that one could throw every statute book into the bonfires across the nation when Americans finally wake up and throw off their shackles of serfdom from the local to the national level and folks would not find themselves in danger but would stumble into prosperity. Will commerce and everyday living really come to a screeching halt because the cops don’t show up to work or the sloth-like city landscaping crews refuse to shamble from their abodes to dawdle at make-work throughout the burgs of America? All of a sudden, the economic illiterates peopling the municipalities across the nation go on strike for higher wages and more vacation time for weeks, nay months; will the country stagnate and fold onto itself?
“Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.”
1. a state of society without government or law.
2. political and social disorder due to the absence of governmental control: The death of the king was followed by a year of anarchy.
3. a theory that regards the absence of all direct or coercive government as a political ideal and that proposes the cooperative and voluntary association of individuals and groups as the principal mode of organized society.
4. confusion; chaos; disorder: Intellectual and moral anarchy followed his loss of faith.Again and again, people are shocked by even the hint of the elimination of large swaths, wholesale portions and the complete abolition of government at every level. I do not advocate for reduction or cost effectiveness, I advocate for the complete withdrawal of government and its attendant violence out of lives. I have mentioned before that there is no such thing as limited government; that is simply the hothouse for the future prosperity of the expansion of government. I do advocate self-government but that is the only self-limiting government in human affairs. Mind you, this is a dystopian vision in which the individuals, businesses and entities will fail and even perish but is nothing compared to the bureaucratized slaughter that has been the story of man for time immemorial under the illusion that GOVERNMENT COERCION AND VIOLENCE IS THE SOLE ORGANIZING PRINCIPLE OF HUMANITY. I want to take the time today to illustrate why anarchy is no stranger in human affairs and is, in fact, the ordinary everyday principle by which most of us conduct our business. John wakes up in the morning and prepares to go to work in the house he purchased for an extraordinarily inflated price due to the fiat currency, building regulations and property taxes forcibly extracted from him to turn the community’s children into shambling illiterate and innumerate morons who will respond obediently to the beat of the government society they are yoked to. In spite of this, John elects to pursue a career to bring the forty percent of his total earned income home and do the right thing with it. He is a middle class American struggling to make ends meet. John is proud to be a producer and resents mightily the high taxation and regulatory tangle that has become life in America.