Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mises on indifference when society is sweeping toward destruction

No one can find a safe way out for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interests of everyone hang on the result.
Ludwig Von Mises

The Definition of a Tyrant: Barack Obama

Barack Obama is the very definition of a tyrant:
  • He ignored over 300 economists advising against the stimulus package
  • he ignored congressional concerns over Libya
  • he just said yesterday that the Constitution doesn't matter
  • he ignores people within his own administration
  • he goes to war at will
  • he thinks he can just assassinate people for "humanitarian reasons"
  • his administration arms the very people they are against
  • he changes the definition of "war" to whatever he sees fit
... which pretty much makes him a law unto himself.

And this guy was a constitutional lawyer? And his re-election campaign is having record donations?

It's like the worse life gets, the more people support him, which is really warped.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Being Pro-Life is Necessary to Defend Liberty

Ron Paul in 1981:
Pro-life libertarians have a vital task to perform: to persuade the many abortion-supporting libertarians of the contradiction between abortion and individual liberty; and, to sever the mistaken connection in many minds between individual freedom and the "right" to extinguish individual life.
Libertarians have a moral vision of a society that is just, because individuals are free. This vision is the only reason for libertarianism to exist. It offers an alternative to the forms of political thought that uphold the power of the State, or of persons within a society, to violate the freedom of others. If it loses that vision, then libertarianism becomes merely another ideology whose policies are oppressive, rather than liberating.
Read the rest here.

The Chicago School versus the Austrian School - Robert P. Murphy - Mises Daily

The Austrians are oddballs among professional economists for their focus on methodological issues in the first place. Indeed, Mises's magnum opus, Human Action, devotes the entire second chapter (41 pages) to "The Epistemological Problems of the Sciences of Human Action." There was no such treatment in the last Freakonomics book.

Although most economists in the 20th century and our time would disagree strongly, Mises insisted that economic theory itself was an a priori discipline.

The Chicago School versus the Austrian School - Robert P. Murphy - Mises Daily

The Hill Poll: Majority says military involved in too many places -

So Americans are shifting closer to Ron Paul's views.

The Hill Poll: Majority says military involved in too many places -

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Video: Top 3 Myths About the Great Depression and the New Deal

Vox Day on Marriage and the State

I have always suspected that marriage wasn't always controlled by the state. Vox Day confirms my suspicions with historical evidence:
I further note that it was not until the 24th session of the Council of Trent, in 1563, that any church or state authority even seriously concerned itself with the question of overseeing marriage, the Codex Justinianus and Lex Papia Poppaea notwithstanding. For most of human history, men and women have successfully married, bred and raised families without the involvement or the permission of the state. Given the plunge in Western birth rates of the last 50 years, the more relevant argument is if the institution of marriage can survive the interference of the state, not if it requires i
Vox Day, In Defense of Libertarians

Schiff: Market corrections "guarantees major short-term pain"

In a very important opinion piece, Peter Schiff argues that the economy must shift from a service-based economy to a manufacturing-based economy:
Just like a Hollywood movie, each QE sequel gets progressively more ridiculous (my apologies to Johnny Depp). The government needs to admit its mistakes and write a completely different script. This time the story line must allow for a real restructuring. Real estate prices must fall further, and many financial institutions holding bad mortgages must fail. This means investors, creditors, and depositors will lose money. Labor and capital must be re-allocated away from services into goods production. That means jobs must be lost in government, retail sales, finance, health care, and education; and jobs must be created in technology, manufacturing, textiles, mining, energy, and agriculture. This guarantees major short-term pain. But breaking an addiction is not easy. Those who say it is are living in a fool's paradise.   
Peter Sciff, End Game

Video: Ron Paul says cutting food stamps wrong priority

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ron Paul Was Right (1983-2008)

Ex-police chief: After 40 years, "drug war" still a failure

After 40 years, "drug war" still a failure
The reason we have lost the drug war is that we have defined it in a way that ensures failure. The main effect of prohibition, which frames drug trafficking and use fundamentally as law enforcement issues, has been to create obscenely profitable global markets managed by thugs. The alarming violence that prohibition engenders - in the U.S. and Mexico - is a result of turf battles for dominance in these markets.
Bonus Video: America's Long War: LEAP

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lupe Fiasco recommends progressive books on Twitter

( - Apparently, Lupe Fiasco is a progressive - or at least deeply influenced by some - and not a free-market anarchist as the had known but hoped anyway.

A day after publicly calling President Obama a terrorist in a CBS News interview, the Chicago rapper tweeted to some of his followers book recommendations. Among them were "Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation" by Walter Mosley, "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" by Paulo Friere, and "Gun, Germs, and Steel" by Jared Diamond.

As a starting point, he recommended the late left-leaning historian Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States of America." He also recommended getting a subscription to National Geographic.

Clearly, there was no mention of Walter Block's "Defending the Undefendable," Henry Hazlitt's classic "Economics in One Lesson" or Thomas Woods's new hit "Rollback."

The conversation on books began when a Twitter follower of Lupe's asked a simple question: "the question is how? how do you step out and stand up?" The question was asked in response to a series of Tweets that Lupe sent out inviting his followers "to step out of line and look @ what's really going on and not just @ the back of somebody else's head! Step out and stand up," he Tweeted.

On June 15, the rapper checked in with his followers asking "Who managed to get/read/skim thru "Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation" By Walter Mosley?"

Several of his followers did, as evidenced by his re-tweets that day.

The relevant tweets are below.

June 10:
Damn right I'm out of line! Out of the line of the lost and the inactive. Out of the line of war and cowardice. U line up to be lied to. #FF

But please put your two cents in...agree or disagree. Welcome To Democracy not that fascist cancerous capitalism they call American politics

I invite u all to step out of line and look @ what's really going on and not just @ the back of somebody else's head! Step out and stand up

"@momaleek: the question is how? how do you step out and stand up?"<-- Education. Learn who u are FIRST and what the world IS then ACT!!!

An HONEST education of the past, current affairs (and not just CNN) and an honest education about YOU and your connection with mankind.

And here is where u can start: For the PAST read "A Peoples History Of The United States Of America" by Howard Zinn

For an alternative view of current affairs: Visit And WATCH!!! and Both sites are regulary updated

And if those ain't gangsta enough for you hood niggaz get it fresh from a LIFER: Broadcasts from Mumia Abu Jamal

For a basic knowledge of this world read: Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond and Get a National Geographic subscription


Then read: Pedagogy Of The Oppressed by Paulo Freire and Twelve Steps Toward Revelation by Walter Mosley (I'm reading them right now!)

That's my advice and ACTIONS to help get things started in a positive wholesome and meaningful way...what are YOU doing???

June 15:
#TheReaders Check-In! Who managed to get/read/skim thru "Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation" By Walter Mosley?

You can follow LupeFiasco on Twitter by clicking here.

[Editor's Note: Not all books mentioned are considered "progressive"]

‘Nothing More Impeachable' Than War Without Authorization, Says Constitutional Scholar |

‘Nothing More Impeachable' Than War Without Authorization, Says Constitutional Scholar |

“I am not going to recommend that the House Judiciary Committee hold impeachment hearings, but I would like members of Congress and the public to say that nothing would be more impeachable than a President who takes the country to war without coming to Congress, who does it unilaterally,” Fisher told’s Online With Terry Jeffrey.

Criticizing Obama, Kucinich credits Bush for asking Congress to go to war

Criticizing Obama, Kucinich credits Bush for asking Congress to go to war - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Kucinich said U.S. drone attacks in foreign lands are akin to war. Citing the attack in Pearl Harbor, Kucinich said that if a bomb dropped on the U.S., it would be labeled a war. He added the U.S. needs to significantly change its foreign policy, saying, "We can't be global cop."

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Do NOT VOTE for Herman Cain. (Watch Video)

Ron Paul "We Don't Have Democracy In Our Country! The Parties Aren't Different They're ALL The Same"

And the best comment ever below:
Ron Paul doesn't cut taxes. He kills them with his bare hands.

Ron Paul could lead a horse to the water and convince it to drink, but he doesn't think that's the government's right.

Ron Paul is the leading cause of freedom in the United States according to WHO.

Ron Paul didn't even have to touch the 4000 babies he delivered. He read them the bill of rights and they came out in anticipation of freedom.

Ron Paul is the only man Chuck Norris comes to when he's scared.

Ron Paul is AWESOME.

WCF Chapter One "Of Holy Scripture" Sunday School (Sept.-Oct. 2021)

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