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Good conspiracy, bad theory, and the DC complex.

Posted by Jesse on February 24, 2008

The Conspiracy Theory of History Revisited
by Murray N. Rothbard
This article originally appeared in Reason, April 1977, pp. 39–40.
An excerpt.
“There are, of course, good conspiracy analysts and bad conspiracy analysts, just as there are good and bad historians or practitioners of any discipline. The bad conspiracy analyst tends to make two kinds of mistakes, which indeed leave him open to the Establishment charge of “paranoia.” First, he stops with the cui bono; if measure A benefits X and Y, he simply concludes that therefore X and Y were responsible. He fails to realize that this is just a hypothesis, and must be verified by finding out whether or not X and Y really did so. (Perhaps the wackiest example of this was the British journalist Douglas Reed who, seeing that the result of Hitler’s policies was the destruction of Germany, concluded, without further evidence, that therefore Hitler was a conscious agent of external forces who deliberately set out to ruin Germany.) Secondly, the bad conspiracy analyst seems to have a compulsion to wrap up all the conspiracies, all the bad guy power blocs, into one giant conspiracy. Instead of seeing that there are several power blocs trying to gain control of government, sometimes in conflict and sometimes in alliance, he has to assume – again without evidence – that a small group of men controls them all, and only seems to send them into conflict.”

The State of Conspiracy
by Andrew Ward [February 23, 2008]

So I’ve been living and working in Mordor for about half a year. The experience has been quite illuminating. I realized right off the subsidized-bat that I wasn’t in Kansas anymore when I saw the King’s crime of Taxation Without Representation printed on local license plates. Now that’s supposedly a protest slogan, but it seems more like a slave’s sick, self-deprecating joke. The highways are congested with cars and cameras, but the overpasses aren’t mounted by gun turrets, so the workers don’t complain much. For those who don’t or won’t drive, there’s a neat metro system where the trains run on time some of the time to all kinds of “free” museums espousing the progressive history of government. The parks are there for the people to roam, play frisbee toss, lick ice cream, and read the daily spin under the shadow of various pagan monuments. Meanwhile, the instructed Decider instructs the young armies to invade faraway lands full of sand. There are few worries over war among the diverse populace, for our fair and balanced press has confirmed that the best defense is a blitzkrieg offense. Civilizing these countries through a barrel of a gun with American Democracy is not just for the common good of our infallible nation, but for the world good as well.

I have front row seats to the madness of post-9-11 Washington D.C. The overtly fascist overdrive of the U.S. government has twisted an already backwards nation into a Homeland of Terror. Most of the happy people say the loss of freedom is justified because we obviously “need to be safe from the gang of cavemen.” However, there are those brazen individuals who are more concerned with domestic black helicopters than “the gang of cavemen.” Unanswered questions in the 9-11 Commission Report have led to the creation of quite a few theories revolving around September 11th. But mainstream inputs have already debunked all that Conspiracy Theory rubbish… haven’t they? Hologram planes aside, one or more of the following is true about that tragic day: the government’s past actions provoked the attack; the government was grossly unable (or unwilling?) to protect the country; or it was all just a huge, high-tech deadly magic show put on by very secret, compartmentalized elements of the U.S. (and/or foreign) government. Remember the Maine? Hitler’s Reichstag? The Gulf of Tonkin non-event? Is it really unreasonable for one to suspect the beneficiaries of war and government growth to have had a hand in 9-11? Could a twin tower-sized inside job actually be pulled off? Many folks were outraged with the New York Post’s April 12, 2002 headline: “Bush Knew!” (as if Dubya knows anything). But even the notion that September 11th was an inside job orchestrated solely by the Bush administration ignores the Oligarchy, which has dominated the United States for over a century, regardless of which puppet is in office.

For multiple reasons, I’ve had the opportunity to listen to all kinds of so-called “Conspiracy Theorists” over the phone. Many of them inform me that we’re being listened-in on by They. So goons from NSA or DHS put food on the table by monitoring… me?! I’m flattered! But I’m hearing deep anti-Establishment stuff here, so are They really dumb enough to let this conversation go unmonitored? Anyway, I’m lectured about fluorinated water and the vaccinations with mercury. This troubles me, because I like water and my mom made sure I received every vaccination. Others say I must watch Zeitgeist and Loose Change, for both these online flicks have all the Answers. I’m also told about the founders being Free Masons and then I see the map of the Executive Mansion resting at the top of a city street pentagram. Well… I always suspected that Satan’s power flows through the White House. And what’s this about the U.S. still being under the Martial Law enacted by President Lincoln? No wonder that neo-Confederate Tom DiLorenzo hates Honest Abe so much! These conversations warp me into a dimension where my birth certificate legally handed me over to the “State” of D.C.’s jurisdiction. The task is now to reclaim my legal sovereignty from the U.S. Corporation and to escape the Uniform Commercial Code, the Elite’s shadow legal system that redundantly enslaves us all through a web of buried technicalities. But even as I reach as high as I can for the pyramid’s peak, it is, much to the delight of the owl-worshipping aristocracy, always out of reach.

Have you heard the conspiratorial view of the first through third national banks, where the good ol’ U.S. of A is little more than a sovereign-in-name-only satellite for the British Empire? In this story, Andrew Jackson is hailed as the greatest American ever. Five months after the expiration of the first U.S. Bank’s charter in 1811, Americans would find the British burning down the White House (hallelujah!). However, a miraculous post-war stand by General Jackson in New Orleans sent those Red Coats reeling. Two years after the war’s end in 1814, the privately owned Second Bank’s charter is authorized by then president James Madison, so in 1832 it’s up to president Jackson to veto the rebirth of the dragon-demon from hell. Perhaps Jackson was aware that Mayer Amschel Rothschild once said, “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.”? Unfortunately for you and me, “Old Hickory” was not around to stop the banker’s secret 1910 Jekyll Island meeting where legislation to cartelize the banking industry was crafted. These bankers, out of the goodness of their hearts, had their men in Congress push for the “much-needed” Federal Reserve Act, which eventually passed in December of 1913 during the administration of their pet president, Woodrow Wilson.

Let’s now take a friendly visit to the generally subversive Council on Foreign Relations, a globalist policy club for the elites founded in 1919 by president Wilson’s right hand man and soul mate, Colonel Edward Mandel House. For almost a 100 years now, CFR members have included the heads of academia, law, media, insurance and especially finance; and every presidential administration since the 1920s has been dominated by CFR members. According to Alex Jones, the mission of the Council on Foreign Relations is to destroy the United States. While I’m not a fan of fronts for the House of Morgan and Rockefeller, does anyone really believe CFR members like Dan Rather are aware of, say, Cecil Rhodes’ American Round Table group? That aside, only 0.001% of the U.S. population can claim membership to the Council on Foreign Relations. With one exception, every media anointed presidential front-runner in this election is a proud, card-carrying member of the highly exclusive CFR. The Huckster is that exception, but the Establishment needed a relative outsider to don the robes of conservative savior. They’d take anybody but that kooky, crackpot Ron Paul. You should all know the media’s song:

Long shot, 9-11 Truther, Ron Paul. Crackpot, Libertarian, Ron Paul. Long shot, Neo-Nazi, Ron Paul!

*End Transmission*

It has long been the dream of powerful men to possess Earth. Throughout history rulers of many a great empire have tried to conquer what they figured was the whole thing. These mad dogs were not raised to be content with the power that they merely inherited. No, the father to son line is always, “There are always more sheep to shepherd.” And thanks to technology, this ant world of ours is becoming a much more manageable ant farm. The State, their corporate beneficiaries and financial masters have managed to sell mercantilism and paper money to the whole world with the goal of obtaining total control. These powers use the United States as the military engine for their New World Order; and a militaristic Empire that the world despises is easily disposable down the road, along with all those silly notions of sovereignty. One hears this and replies “Oh, so you believe in the Illuminati!” Not knowing much about Adam Weishaupt, I explain the long history of the international banking cartel, the socialist tax-exempt foundations and all about the State-media, but their programming responds snidely with “Conspiracy Theorist.”

So while I may never acquire the all-seeing Eye’s view of the Puzzle, I think it’s pretty clear that Conspiracy is a dirty word for a reason: the Establishment engages in conspiratorial acts on a daily basis. It would be foolish for They not to publish loads of worthless historical facts, promote stereotypes along with skin-deep diversity, teach dismal sciences, and report misinformation in order to divide, distract, and mislead the serfs. Think of the armies of dumbed-down children ushered into their local brainwashing center for at least eight mind-numbing hours. Fortunately for Liberty, most don’t finish their homework on so-called market failure. But for “adults” there’s that old, Banker-financed Marxist child’s fable of the Proletariat vs. Bourgeoisie which has crowded out the more accurate, generalized depiction of our situation: the ruling class vs. We, the People. It should be of no surprise that libertarians are widely seen by their fellow peons as poor-hating, ego-worshipping children who just want more of Society’s money.

Maybe this is just the chemtrails talking, but “Conspiracy Theorists” are not crazy for wanting to expose the men behind the curtain. The real crazies are the statists blinded by the curtain of red, white, and blue.

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Barack Obama vs Ron Paul, a few major differences

Posted by Jesse on February 24, 2008

Of interest:

Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelt’s America, Mussolini’s Italy, and Hitler’s Germany

They Loved Each Other’s Politics

Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelt’s America, Mussolini’s Italy, and Hitler’s Germany, 1933-1939. By Wolfgang Schivelbusch. Metropolitan Books, 2006. 242 pgs.

Critics of Roosevelt’s New Deal often liken it to fascism. Roosevelt’s numerous defenders dismiss this charge as reactionary propaganda; but as Wolfgang Schivelbusch makes clear, it is perfectly true. Moreover, it was recognized to be true during the 1930s, by the New Deal’s supporters as well as its opponents.

When Roosevelt took office in March 1933, he received from Congress an extraordinary delegation of powers to cope with the Depression. “The broad-ranging powers granted to Roosevelt by Congress, before that body went into recess, were unprecedented in times of peace. Through this ‘delegation of powers,’ Congress had, in effect, temporarily done away with itself as the legislative branch of government. The only remaining check on the executive was the Supreme Court. In Germany, a similar process allowed Hitler to assume legislative power after the Reichstag burned down in a suspected case of arson on February 28, 1933.”(p.18)

The Nazi press enthusiastically hailed the early New Deal measures: America, like the Reich, had decisively broken with the “uninhibited frenzy of market speculation.” The Nazi Party newspaper, the Völkischer Beobachter, “stressed ‘Roosevelt’s adoption of National Socialist strains of thought in his economic and social policies,’ praising the president’s style of leadership as being compatible Hitler’s own dictatorial Führerprinzip.” (p.190)

Nor was Hitler himself lacking in praise for his American counterpart. He “told American ambassador William Dodd that he was ‘in accord with the President in the view that the virtue of duty, readiness for sacrifice, and discipline should dominate the entire people. These moral demands which the President places before every individual citizen of the United States are also the quintessence of the German state philosophy, which finds its expression in the slogan “The Public Weal Transcends the Interest of the Individual.” (pp.19-20) A New Order in both countries had replaced an antiquated emphasis on rights.

Mussolini, who did not allow his work as dictator to interrupt his prolific journalism, wrote a glowing review of Roosevelt’s Looking Forward. He found “reminiscent of fascism. . .the principle that the state no longer leaves the economy to its own devices”; and, in another review, this time of Henry Wallace’s New Frontiers, Il Duce found the Secretary of Agriculture’s program similar to his own corporativism. (pp.23-24)

Roosevelt never had much use for Hitler, but Mussolini was another matter. “‘I don’t mind telling you in confidence,’ FDR remarked to a White House correspondent, ‘that I am keeping in fairly close touch with that admirable Italian gentleman.'”(p.31). Rexford Tugwell, a leading adviser to the president, had difficulty containing his enthusiasm for Mussolini’s program to modernize Italy: “It’s the cleanest. . .most efficiently operating piece of social machinery I’ve ever seen. It makes me envious.”(p.32, quoting Tugwell)

Why did these contemporaries sees an affinity between Roosevelt and the two leading European dictators, while most people today view them as polar opposites? People read history backwards: they project the fierce antagonisms of World War II, when America battled the Axis, to an earlier period. At the time, what impressed many observers, including as we have seen the principal actors themselves, was a new style of leadership common to America, Germany, and Italy.

Once more we must avoid a common misconception. Because of the ruthless crimes of Hitler and his Italian ally, it is mistakenly assumed that the dictators were for the most part hated and feared by the people they ruled. Quite the contrary, they were in those pre-war years the objects of considerable adulation. A Leader who embodied the spirit of the people had superseded the old bureaucratic apparatus of government. “While Hitler’s and Roosevelt’s nearly simultaneous ascension to power highlighted fundamental differences. . . contemporary observers noted that they shared an extraordinary ability to touch the soul of the people. Their speeches were personal, almost intimate. Both in their own way gave their audiences the impression that they were addressing not the crowd, but each listener as an individual.” (p.54)

But does not Schivelbusch’s thesis fall before an obvious objection? No doubt Roosevelt, Hitler, and Mussolini were charismatic leaders; and all of them rejected laissez-faire in favor of the new gospel of a state-managed economy. But Roosevelt preserved civil liberties, while the dictators did not.

Schivelbusch does not deny the manifest differences between Roosevelt and the other Leaders; but even if the New Deal was a “soft fascism”, the elements of compulsion were not lacking. The “Blue Eagle” campaign of the National Recovery Administration serves as his principal example. Businessmen who complied with the standards of the NRA received a poster that they could display prominently in their businesses. Though compliance was supposed to be voluntary, the head of the program, General Hugh Johnson, did not shrink from appealing to illegal mass boycotts to ensure the desired results. “‘The public,’ he [Johnson] added, ‘simply cannot tolerate non-compliance with their plan.’ In a fine example of doublespeak, the argument maintained that cooperation with the president was completely voluntary but that exceptions would not be tolerated because the will of the people was behind FDR. As one historian [Andrew Wolvin] put it, the Blue Eagle campaign was ‘based on voluntary cooperation, but those who did not comply were to be forced into participation.'”(p.92) Schivelbusch compares this use of mass psychology to the heavy psychological pressure used in Germany to force contributions to the Winter Relief Fund.

Both the New Deal and European fascism were marked by what Wilhelm Röpke aptly termed the “cult of the colossal.” The Tennessee Valley Authority was far more than a measure to bring electrical power to rural areas. It symbolized the power of government planning and the war on private business: “The TVA was the concrete-and-steel realization of the regulatory authority at the heart of the New Deal. In this sense, the massive dams in the Tennessee Valley were monuments to the New Deal, just as the New Cities in the Pontine Marshes were monuments to Fascism. . .But beyond that, TVA propaganda was also directed against an internal enemy: the capitalist excesses that had led to the Depression. . .”(pp.160, 162)

This outstanding study is all the more remarkable in that Schivelbusch displays little acquaintance with economics. Mises and Hayek are absent from his pages, and he grasps the significance of architecture much more than the errors of Keynes. Nevertheless, he has an instinct for the essential. He concludes the book by recalling John T. Flynn’s great pamphlet of 1944, As We Go Marching.

Flynn, comparing the New Deal with fascism, foresaw a problem that still faces us today. “But willingly or unwillingly, Flynn argued, the New Deal had put itself into the position of needing a state of permanent crisis or, indeed, permanent war to justify its social interventions. ‘It is born in crisis, lives on crises, and cannot survive the era of crisis’. . .Hitler’s story is the same.’. . .Flynn’s prognosis for the regime of his enemy Roosevelt sounds more apt today than when he made it in 1944. . .’We must have enemies, ‘ he wrote in As We Go Marching, “They will become an economic necessity for us.'” (pp.186, 191)

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libertystickers.com

Posted by Jesse on February 14, 2008

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Tell ’em Ostrowski. please and thank you

Posted by Jesse on February 8, 2008

From lewrockwell.com

Dead man still walking
Posted by James Ostrowski at February 8, 2008 08:47 AM

I wake up and find that the stand-up comic has decided that the best way to help his good friend John McCain and hurt Ron Paul (and help Hillary) is to stay in the race.

Huckabee has received far fewer votes and delegates than Romney and, unlike Ron Paul, has received heavy and lavish media coverage. He had his chance and blew it.

Oddly enough, though McCain was in the lead, Huckabee spent most of his time attacking–Romney!

Hmmmmmm.

This man not only knows how to tell a joke, he is a joke!

A vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain and a vote for McCain is a vote for Hillary.

vote for mccain is a vote for hillary

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Here! Here!

Posted by Jesse on February 8, 2008

 David Bardallis writesThe Conscience of a Curmudgeonhttp://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/bardallis10.html “…………..In 2000, I was convinced that Bush, Jr. vs. Gore might very well be the most awful presidential election ever conceived. In 2004, I thought Bush vs. Kerry was the worst “choice” ever. And now here we are in 2008, and the terrible prospect of Hillary Clinton vs. John McCain exceeds the capacity of the English language to describe its truly monumental dreadfulness.No, I don’t believe in electoral politics, and I’d rather spend my time and money on more personally gratifying endeavors, like any normal fellow would, but I think that, after the last eight years of misrule under the scion of a family of mediocrities, Dr. Paul might be the last hope for America to recover some sense of itself as something other than a retarded, belligerent, imperial suicide.On the day when I present my papers to the heel-clicking goon in a ski mask demanding to know why I am leaving the land of the allegedly free and the home of the selectively brave in favor of some tropical island that does not have soldiers in more than 130 countries, I at least want to have the peace of mind knowing that I tried. I tried as much and as often as my circumstances and temperament allowed.Ron Paul won’t win the Republican nomination, but I don’t care about that. I care about the message the existence of his candidacy powerfully perpetuates. And that message is, “Dear Corporate Politico-Media Complex: I will not be told what to think or who to support, nor will I ever again appear to approve of your vast criminal enterprise. Kindly kiss my rear end, now that you’ve been exposed to the entire world for the evil phonies that you are.”If for nothing else, I thank you now for this, Dr. Paul.”

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