Saturday, January 29, 2011

They harder they push, the harder we push back

"The surveillance state is now entrenched," writes Michael Edwards. "Free speech is set to be eradicated; and the Internet kill switch has been placed in the White House, while it has been calmly announced that world is indeed run by 'Globocrats,'  but not a conspiracy.  And yet we are aware of it en masse.  The alternative media, talk radio, lone activists, card-carrying organization members, and Facebook virtual activists are all something new for the managers of society to deal with.  This certainly has not been present in past closed totalitarian systems. 

"The dialogue is becoming heated to a point where the elite controllers seem to be worried about what they might have overlooked in their desire to predict and control mass populations.  So much so that they have engaged us, seemingly looking for a truce . . . or perhaps a bait and switch.  They have been pushed to the limit of revealing their structure and many of their actions because of free humanity's mass awakening.  They now want to have a role within our human world; a place where they feel that they very well could be excluded.  The new world being born through climatic and technological change is one that very well could be total chaos.  In such a world, the all-encompassing State has no role; the individual regains control over their own actions and solutions to the problems which lie ahead.  The worldwide protests taking place are a clear sign that individuals are feeling powerful even in the face of increasing threats.  Each form of resistance is communicated on a global scale, and serves as an example to others, building into a powerful force of solidarity.  The more oppressive the response by governments, the nearer to victory we are." (emphasis added)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lew Rockwell on state aggression

Lew's post is so good I repost it here completely. The only point I question is the apparent understatement of the murders committed by governments in the 20th century.  In his review of Death by Government by R. J. Rummel (1994), Richard Ebeling writes:
How many people, in fact, have been killed by government violence in the 20th century? Not deaths in wars and civil wars among military combatants, but mass murder of civilians and innocent victims with either the approval or planning of governments — the intentional killings of their own subjects and citizens or people under their political control? The answer is: 169,198,000. If the deaths of military combatants are added to this figure, governments have killed 203,000,000 in the 20th century.
Even these figures are probably low.  The point is the state is the bloodiest institution in human history.

Questioning the Legitimacy of the State
Posted by Lew Rockwell on January 11, 2011 12:34 PM

Jacob Weisberg of Slate knows who’s really to blame for the attempted murder of a congresswoman:
At the core of the far right’s culpability is its ongoing attack on the legitimacy of U.S. government—a venomous campaign not so different from the backdrop to the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. Then it was focused on “government bureaucrats” and the ATF. This time it has been more about Obama’s birth certificate and health care reform. In either case, it expresses the dangerous idea that the federal government lacks valid authority. It is this, rather than violent rhetoric per se, that is the most dangerous aspect of right-wing extremism.
So, if you do not accept the asserted right of a socially parastic group of officials, tax collectors, money-printers, redistributors, spies, regulators, planners, soldiers, jailers, capital punishers, and police–the US government–to rule and spy on every aspect of your life, to seize whatever amount of your property it deems proper, to send you and your children to kill in foreign lands, to read your emails and listen to your phone calls, to run your family, your business, your community: you foment murder. Does this mean, by the way, that those who promoted the recent aggressive wars of the US government, which have built a mountain of Muslim skulls under the Bushes, Clinton, and Obama, are accessories to murder? Of course not. Anyone killed by the US government deserves it. Anyone seized in secret, renditioned to a federal torture facility, abused and and held in secret or even killed in secret, deserves it. To doubt the validity of such actions by the US government makes you no better than a government-trained bomber who bombed a government building.

In other words, we are to believe that what Murray Rothbard correctly called “a gang of thieves writ large,” the State, owns us. We refuse to be owned. And all over America and the world, more and more people, young people, especially, are coming to understand the anatomy of the State, and its filthiest activity, mass murder. It is the job of anarcho-capitalists and our allies precisely to delegitmatize that locus of aggressive violence, the State. Even our Austrian economics seeks peace and social cooperation above all else. We understand that government harms both, and prosperity, too.

Everyone knows that private criminality is wrong. The far-vaster public criminality, which gave the world more than 100 million murders in just the last century, remains enshrined in too many minds.  Of course, the delegitmization process is, of necessity, non-violent, and not only for religious and other ethical reasons. It is the US government that has the atom bombs, the chemical and biological weapons, the armies, the spies, the secret police, the black ops, the CIA assassins, the mercenaries–a million and one instruments of horror. Even if we wanted to, and we do not, we could not possibly compete on those grounds. However, we have the truth, and when that truth is known and understood, the edifice of aggression can topple over, without violence. Freedom and peace: that is our hope, that is our prayer, that is our goal.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Good news for the FBI

It what can only be regarded as a yawner in terms of its newsworthiness, Fox News claims the suspect in the Tucson shooting, Jared L. Loughner, passed an FBI background check before purchasing his firearm legally from the Tucson Sportsman's Warehouse.

Good news, though, because the FBI will almost certainly find its budget fattened for letting a nut gain access to a firearm.  They'll need a massive boost in funding to conduct extensive psychiatric exams on all gun applicants to ensure something like this never happens again.

The Men Who Killed Kennedy

Here are the YouTube links to the nine-part History Channel documentary.  In the wake of the establishment's hysteria over the Wikileaks exposure, it's surprising these links are still on the internet.  Who knows how long they will be?

The Men Who Killed Kennedy - [1/9] - The Coup d'Etat

The Men Who Killed Kennedy - [2/9] - The Forces of Darkness

The Men Who Killed Kennedy - [3/9] - The Cover-Up

The Men Who Killed Kennedy - [4/9] - The Patsy

The Men Who Killed Kennedy - [5/9] - The Witnesses

The Men Who Killed Kennedy - [6/9] - The Truth Shall Set You Free

The Men Who Killed Kennedy - [7/9] - Smoking Guns

The Men Who Killed Kennedy - [8/9] - The Love Affair

The Men Who Killed Kennedy - [9/9] - The Guilty Men