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Public Opinion polls – %80 say gov’t acts without consent.

Posted by Jesse on February 17, 2009

Found this piece at Little Alex in Wonderland

– Rest of the video found here and here.

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Book for the times – The Death of Politics

Posted by Jesse on February 8, 2009

From Liberty, as it is

This is not a time of radical, revolutionary politics. Not yet. Unrest, riot, dissent and chaos notwithstanding, today’s politics is reactionary. Both left and right are reactionary and authoritarian. That is to say: Both are political. They seek only to revise current methods of acquiring and wielding political power. Radical and revolutionary movements seek not to revise but to revoke. The target of revocation should be obvious. The target is politics itself.

Radicals and revolutionaries have had their sights trained on politics for some time. As governments fail around the world, as more millions become aware that government never has and never can humanely and effectively manage men’s affairs, government’s own inadequacy will emerge, at last, as the basis for a truly radical and revolutionary movement. In the meantime, the radical-revolutionary position is a lonely one. It is feared and hated, by both right and left — although both right and left must borrow from it to survive. The radical-revolutionary position is libertarianism, and its socioeconomic form is Laissez-faire capitalism.

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Ideology – Washington scared, radicals prohibited.

Posted by Jesse on February 1, 2009

*Mainstream politics is empowered and promotes its own stimulus while the radicals remain on the fringe and marginalized more than ever. (Mainstream is not sustainable, by definition it is a trend. Radicals are principled.)

Here is a partial list of the definition of ideology:

  • political orientation: an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
  • An ideology is an organized collection of ideas. An ideology can be thought of as a comprehensive vision, as a way of looking at things (compare Weltanschauung), as in common sense (see Ideology in everyday society below) and several philosophical tendencies (see Political ideologies), or a set …
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideology
  • Doctrine, philosophy, body of beliefs or principles belonging to an individual or group; The study of the origin and nature of ideas
    en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ideology
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Propaganda from the Middle of the Road [Fair.org]

When mainstream journalists tell me during debates that “our news doesn’t reflect bias of the left or the right,” I ask them if they therefore admit to reflecting bias of the center. Journalists react as if I’ve uttered an absurdity: “Bias of the center! What’s that?”

Washington is afraid of being framed.

In order to gain the publics favor, a populist message has to be presented, and with it, an image. That image, Obama tells the people, is “us”. “We” are the ones we have been waiting for. He is framing the issue, and that frame contains a mirror.

“We” know that the government is not representing “we” the people. The public wants change. Why else did Obama win?

While people ma interpret Obama’s message as empowering it is crucial to note the fallacy.

Audacity of Ideology (found at OpenLeft.com)

For the past two years, Barack Obama has made it hard for anyone to pin him down philosophically.

most of his references to ideology are disdainful and dismissive.

This idea of fostering a political agenda without ideology is confusing and dangerous. The impression becomes that law has the potential to change at will.  A law that can change in such ways is not law, but folly. Given that government has a monopoly on enforcement, it is imperative that ideology be known.

[Audacity of Ideology]:

Obama regularly offers three telltale notions that will define his presidency — if events allow him to define it himself: “sacrifice,” “grand bargain” and “sustainability.”


And there you have it. The selling points. These are Obama’s investments, banking on the intellect of the American people. Sacrifice is inevitable, so give it up. The grand bargain is what he is selling, and you have no choice but to buy it (sacrifice). And sustainability is the alleged final outcome. Of course, there is no contract and hence no guarantee. The only guarantee is that the people will pay.

When I turn on the news, or read articles, it seems obvious that people don’t even know what to expect from this administration or congress. They don’t even know what they are paying for!

No wonder so much time and money is being spent in the alleged attempt to induce confidence!

Washington is bankrupt financially and intellectually. So they throw around fake money to buy time to come up with an idea.

Meanwhile ….the people fight, and government gets fat n happy.



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A Powerful perspective on “Illegal” Immigration

Posted by Jesse on January 30, 2009

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Cspan w/Paul Singer covers “New Ethics Rules”

Posted by Jesse on January 26, 2009

Good interview. I didn’t see the whole segment. Singer seemed reasonable, answered well, and had a good take on lobbying: It is protected by the first amendment; and this isn’t the first time standards have been issued in the realm of ethics.

Bringing Sunlight to Congress Ron Paul

New Rules, Same Game Ron Paul

Good and Bad Lobby Groups Michael Rozeff

pillars150

This book contains so many great statements. I am familiar with a decent amount of Paul’s work, but his insight, forethought, and principled positions on the various matters that confront this nation still amaze me. Thank you for dedicating your life to such important work Dr Paul.

(My local newspaper ran an editorial and put Paul and Greenspan in the same sentence together when commenting on free markets vs. keynesianism! No mention of Mises. They obviously don’t know their economic schools of thought, libertarianism, or Ron Paul’s history.“She [Ayn Rand] attracted many government and industrial leaders including former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul” What?! One would think a newspaper would know something about black & white. J.M. Keynes & Ayn Rand – Bangor Daily New)

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PS- Obama continues his assault on rigid ideology. Yeah right. Who and what is he referring to? I doubt he will ever find the time to explain his position. He’s just too important and has no time to talk about it. Just trust him (and his non-ideology).

Obama, your “approach” just doesn’t cut it for me.

“Let me be clear.” – I promise to work with people who are inspired by your message of hope, toward a better future for all, but I do not trust you, your administration, or your “global coalition”.

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