Long time no blog. My effort has diminished of late, mainly due to the fact that much that I have to say is coming out in the open as it is, because of the recent vast overreaching of government being exposed. Hate to say I told you so…
Let’s get to it. Here are a few things that you shouldn’t have missed coming out in the past few weeks I have been away.
- The NSA scandal means that when efficient computers and software allow for it, the democratic process will be subverted entirely. Totalitarianism means a very different thing today than it has in the early 20th century – but you can bet that it will mean something far more ominous in the future. When all is digital (money, votes, identities, legal documents), he with the most to spend on computing power will control the world. You can bet that won’t be a private entity. Fingers crossed that the leviathan cannot support its own weight and it suffocates before getting upgrades needed to be deadly and nefarious. Because the quiet coup has already occurred, and many companies are now making a killing on it. More
crony capitalismfascism coming right up.
- Big Sis resigned today, so she can take a position indoctrinizing students to the ways of statism.
- The militarization of police is creating a quasi-armed force within our borders that thrives on money stolen from the taxpayer and ends up harming many more people than it aids. A long but incredibly poignant article on the trend can be found here.
- What would you do with $630,000? The State Department spent that amount on Facebook “Likes.” Remember when I posted the 2011 article about government agents doing more than merely listening and feeding disinformation to the interwebs? Here is the concrete proof.
- Whenever you hear about a “trade agreement” being signed by two or more governments, you can safely assume it is a bad thing. I do not need the U.S. and Japan to sign off on me buying a TV from Mitsubishi, and any extraneous legal barriers or variables they put on the product will only increase its cost and the likelihood that I buy elsewhere for more money. A huge secret trade agreement was signed last week. Bad, bad, bad…
- 101,000,000 US citizens are on food aid at this time – more than are in the full time private workforce. How long can this continue until we cannot support it with the productive sector? Let me add, I think the number is higher. All food subsidies, whether sugar, corn, tobacco, wheat, probably push the number of people who receive some sort of financial assistance for food purchases to 99%.
- Peak oil is bunk. Sorry Chris Martenson.
- I should be able to associate or not associate with whoever I wish. That includes gays, or the bigots who fear them. It is my right, and though me being exclusionary can be immoral, it should not be illegal. But it is. Issues of freedom of association and freedom of religion aside, this is a problem with the Civil Rights Act, which never should have been passed in its current form to begin with…
- Obama is the most recent and banal iteration of the imperial presidency – imperial, over both lands and aspects of society and humanity that he should have no domain. Here is a partial list of how he is violating your civil liberties.
- Nonconformity is frowned upon across the board, even when done in the spirit of selflessness. But doesn’t that make sense? Look at all historical leaders who changed the intellectual direction of the planet, or those who want to live alone in peace. Look at anyone not a part of the two major US political parties. This fact is one that should cause despair, if we don’t have our sights on Eternity…
- The problem with centralizing power is that it seems the most sociopathic and power-hungry are at the top. Giving them power will always result in tragedy of some sort. However, even altruists are screwing up the world when they are given coercive power. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and our politicians have good intentions a’plenty such that they might be able to pave the road to hell all by themselves. Lord knows they are trying…
- Habeus corpus, often thought to be a restraint on government power, was historically an exercise thereof.
- “Our estimates suggest that less than $1 out of a $100 the government spends is backed by any solid evidence that it actually achieves its objectives” – Article.
- Reminder: The Federal Reserve is an institution of charlatanism, swindlers, and fraud.
- The US is the only country whose income tax applies to citizens living abroad.
- Terrorism is becoming NewSpeak for “anyone the statist disagrees with.” Complaining about tap water may be an act of terrorism, says a low-level bureaucrat.
That should be enough for today…