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The Latest Covid/Vaccine/Medical Freedom-Related News and Commentary

Jordan Schachtel ( 3 Years to Slow The Spread: Covid Hysteria and the Creation of a Never-Ending Crisis

Joseph Mercola ( Epidemic of Sudden Adult Deaths Finally Made News, and The Biggest Covid Question: What Will Happen in 10 years?

Steve Kirsch ( UCSF Orders Their Doctors to Ignore Covid Vaccine Injuries

John Leake ( Young Pilot’s Heart Damaged Right After Vax

Michael Kane ( Accusations of Psychosis for Freedom, and NY Red Alert: Recently Passed Bill Clears the Way for a Mandatory Adult Vaccine Database

Bobbie Anne Flower Cox ( Governor Hochul Files Appeal in Quarantine Camp Lawsuit

20 Years of Iraq War, and Other War, Military and “National Security” Related News and Commentary

Responsible Statecraft ( Symposium: Aside from Bush & Cheney who is at fault for the Iraq War?

Ray McGovern ( Iraq 20 Years: The Uses and Abuses of National Intelligence Estimates

Thomas Knapp ( Iraq War Anniversary: Never Back Down on the Only Important Fact

Jeremy Earp ( 20 Years After the Invasion of Iraq, Will the Media’s Complicity Be Flushed Down the Memory Hole?

Chris Hedges ( The Lord of Chaos

Caitlin Johnstone ( Stop Calling The Iraq War A ‘Mistake’: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix, and Empire-Funded Think Tanks Are Not Valid Sources: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Scott Horton ( Iraq War II – 20 Years Later

Laurence Vance ( Oversight of Billions for Ukraine Is Not What Is Needed

David Knox ( Major U.S. Outlets Found Hersh’s Nord Stream Scoop Too Hot to Handle

Ryan McMaken ( No, We Don’t Need More Nuclear Weapons

Charles Burris ( Operation Mockingbird 2023: The CIA and the Media, and The 1980 October Surprise Scandal Proven True

New Article: Are There Any Candidates for President Who Want a Free Society?

Here is my latest article on Activist Post, Are There Any Candidates for President Who Want a Free Society?

March 20, 2023

There do not seem to be any candidates for President, or politicians in general, quite frankly, who are promoting freedom and an actual free society.

Besides Marianne Williamson (and potentially Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.) on the Democrat side, joining The Donald and Nikki Haley on the Republican side is the young hotshot entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy who has announced his run for the dreaded 2024 Republican Presidential nomination. Ramaswamy is the other one with the high forehead, like Matt Gaetz. (Are they related?)

Ramaswamy is a conservative anti-woke America Firster. Therefore, I oppose his candidacy, and here’s why.

I agree with the anti-woke stuff, but Ramaswamy is just another American nationalist and militarist. In some of his interviews he seems to want to tell us what America is and what being American should be all about. But like most other politicians and nationalists he doesn’t really get what America is all about.

I am not an America Firster, I am a freedom firster. America was supposed to be about freedom, not about “Making America Great Again” (sic).

Freedom is based on the principles of self-ownership, the non-aggression principle, private property rights, freedom of association and freedom of non-association, freedom of thought and conscience.

Freedom before “America,” in my view.

This America First nationalism is just another form of collectivism, which is what nationalism is. It is group think.

In contrast, the American Revolutionary founders were not nationalists — the nationalists at that time were loyal to the British regime. That was their nation.

No, the Revolutionaries at that time were by and large individualists. They were secessionists.

And even among those Revolutionaries, the ones who wanted federalism and a central government were the ones who wanted a power structure over the states. The Anti-Federalists were the ones who believed much more in the individualist philosophy, private property and voluntary exchange.

So, in an interview with Axios, the young whippersnapper Ramaswamy promoted “a vision of American national identity that runs so deep that it dilutes these other religions, from wokism to Islamism.”

Yech. Are you sure you’re promoting nationalism and not fascism? This stuff sounds very authoritarian to me, getting into how people should think and view the world.

“American national identity” that is to “run deep”? As though the population needs to be brainwashed to believe in one particular “national identity”?

In the old days, pre-woke,  the government schools indoctrinated the kids to have this sense of nationalism, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, i.e. Pledge of Obedience to the State is really what that is. In fact, the government school kids were made to have their arm stretched out toward the flag in the same way the Heil Hitlers were doing in Nazi Germany. But Americans were offended that “fascists” were copying them, so the American school bureaucrats got rid of that.

And because the schools are run by the government, the cultural Marxists have gotten in and turned the indoctrinated authoritarianism of nationalism into other forms of collectivist authoritarianism promoted by the wokesters.

And while Vivek Ramaswamy is for abolishing the federal Department of Education (sic), how about abolishing ALL local and state government Departments of Education, all government school committees and bureaus and all the involuntary tax-thefts that are used to run them?

Conservatives oppose privatizing all the government-run schools, because, deep down they are authoritarians, and they like the idea of government having authority over kids’ education. It’s just a matter of “electing the right people” to try to control the curriculum.

There should be NO government involvement in kids’ education whatsoever!

What this society was really meant to be is a free society, as mentioned above.

So, besides promoting freedom in education, the kind of candidate I can see supporting for President would promote the following:

Abolishing the IRS, income tax, and all other forms of involuntary income and wealth confiscation and redistribution.

I have already written how the involuntary income tax-thefts are the enablers of all the government criminality that exists today.

Such a new President would by Executive Order abolish such criminal thefts on Day One, and/or not enforce it, and pardon anyone who is harassed or arrested by any federal agent attempting to steal one’s own wealth or property.

You see, if a serious, popular candidate proposes such a moral correction from the federal regime in Washington, you will see parasite Congresscriminals whining, “But without the income tax-thefts, how will we be able to fund all the horrible programs and intrusions that we inflict on the American people on a daily basis? Obviously American workers will not voluntarily give us the money because no one in his right mind would voluntarily pay to fund such crap! We MUST keep the income tax in place!!”

Sans involuntary tax-thefts, Americans would go back to paying for all of what they want or need voluntarily, trade among the people would all be voluntary, and charity would also all be voluntary. Like it used to be prior to the early 20th Century, which had been a time of the greatest increase in standard of living of all time up to that point.

If trades and transactions were made to be all voluntary, and all forms of stealing was made illegal, then illicit wealth accumulation (illicit because of being the receiver of stolen loot, i.e. from taxation) would also not exist. Except for outright robbers stealing from others, which would also be reduced because in a free society the people would not be disarmed and made defenseless by the government.

And when I refer to the illicit wealth accumulation i.e. from the stolen loot from taxation, I am more specifically referring to the “national defense” contractors and the pharmaceutical companies. Those two industries are the most troubling welfare recipients, in my view.

Abolish the immigration police state.

Like most “conservatives,” Ramaswamy supports the current police state socialist controls over the border, in which the central planners in Washington attempt to control the movements of millions of people, which is impossible!

And on the immigration issue, as I noted, Ramaswamy is like Trump and the other nationalist conservatives. They believe that the territory is all one big private club for which people have to pay their dues. “Citizens” own the territory and you can’t come in unless you have everybody’s (i.e. government bureaucrats) permission.

And you have to get the bureaucrats’ permission if you want to employ someone at “your” business. And I’m putting that in quotes because the businessman in America is not the ultimate owner of one’s business, the government is. If you have to get the government’s permission to hire someone, then that is an example of a socialist society. It certainly isn’t capitalism, or the free market.

In a free society that consists of a free market, the business owner is the ultimate decider of whom to hire at one’s own business. If you want to hire someone from Mexico, then you hire him (and take responsibility for the consequences, of course). If others disapprove of that, they don’t have to do business with you. That’s the American way.

And the anti-immigration crusaders say immigrants are coming into the country to “get on welfare” — but that’s a case for abolishing the welfare state, not imposing a police state on the border.

End the “War on Drugs.”

The anti-immigration crusaders also support the “War on Drugs,” which is for them a related issue. They are concerned about fentanyl being smuggled into the U.S. and killing people. As I have said before, drug prohibition is the main contributor to the fentanyl crisis.

The “War on Drugs” has resulted in more dead and miserable people than there has ever been from drugs themselves.

But authoritarians like the “War on Drugs,” a nanny state/police state, because they probably think that they are self-righteous and morally superior to those who want chemical enhancements to their lives, even though the anti-drug moralists need to have their BOOZE!!! But I digress.

Like Trump, Ramaswamy wants to militarize the War on Drugs. Take out those drug cartels, with “air strikes and drone strikes.” The prohibitionist authoritarians have been wanting to send the U.S. military into Mexico for years now. I’m sure using the military for non-defensive reasons will work in Mexico, just as that has worked in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and on and on.

However, the drug cartels wouldn’t exist were it not for the U.S. government’s 60-year-long failed “War on Drugs.” Prohibition causes the black market to occur which causes higher profits which incentivizes low-lifes to exploit people’s need to get high so the low-lifes can profit from their addictions.

This kind of authoritarian prohibitionism is NOT the kind of society America was meant to be.

End the military worship and support the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

And then there’s the military worship. Conservatives tend to like men in uniforms, especially with an officialdom and authority with their positions, like government police and government military. Especially “our” military. Most conservatives and Republicans (and liberals and Democrats as well) support the criminal invasions overseas by the U.S. military sent over there by lying, corrupt Presidents in the name of this, that and the other thing.

But as Jacob Hornberger of the Future of Freedom Foundation has pointed out, the American founders were wary of having a standing army. The founders knew that past governments had used their standing armies to impose tyranny on their own people, and that is why the Anti-Federalists insisted on writing the 2nd Amendment into the Bill of Rights.

We know the people on the left don’t like the idea of individuals and the general population exercising their 2nd Amendment right to be armed. But I am not sure that most conservatives really understand that right.

Because most conservatives are authoritarians, if given the choice between an armed civilian population and disarmed government, or a disarmed civilian population and an armed government, when push comes to shove most of them would feel compelled to choose the armed government and disarmed civilian population, in my view.

But if society is to ban any weapons, the only form of weaponry that should be banned is nuclear weapons, which can only be used in an indiscriminate way. See Murray Rothbard on that.

Decentralize, eventually abolish the U.S. government, start with 50 independent states and further decentralize from there.

We saw from the “Civil” War that Lincoln’s goal was not “freeing the slaves,” but preserving a union and centralized power structure, whether the population wanted it or not. Most conservatives and nationalists agree with this priority, and that is why many of them worship Lincoln.

So, like most Democrats and liberals, I don’t see most conservatives and Republicans as being particularly concerned about living in a truly free society. As long as we are living under the rule of a powerful government in Washington, that is what authoritarians care about.

Activist Post – ALTERNATIVE INDEPENDENT NEWS – Creative Commons 2023

What Must Be Done?

What should we do with the Federal Reserve, and monetary policy?

Taibbi with Twitter Files #19: Covid Lie Machine, Virality Project, Censorship of “True Stories”

Matt Taibbi on Twitter has another Twitter Files release, #19. In this thread, Taibbi shows how TPTB on social media platforms were coordinating their censorship of those who contradicted the official narrative on Covid.

Even if what people were saying was TRUE, regarding the mRNA drug injection erroneously labeled “vaccines,” detailing instances of people sickened by them and dying soon after being injected, the Twitter et al. “fact checkers” were instructed to nevertheless suppress those stories as “misinformation,” “disinformation,” etc. The same Orwellian treatments for other Covid related issues, natural immunity, “breakthrough infections,” etc.

Hypocrisy of U.S. Government Warmongers in Criticizing Russia

As we approach the 20th anniversary of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney’s U.S. military invasion and war of aggression on Iraq (but really, the 32rd year of Bush’s father, George H.W. Bush’s war on Iraq that continued in March, 2003), Jacob Hornberger writes about the hypocrisy of U.S. government bureaucrats and their media stenographers criticizing Russia for its invasion and war of aggression on Ukraine.

Obviously, “American Exceptionalism” means that U.S. government criminals can get away with their crimes, but foreign regime officials shouldn’t get away with their crimes.

Important News and Commentary (Not from Corporate Regime Media)

John Whitehead ( Geofence Surveillance: First, They Spied on Protesters. Then Churches. You’re Next

Andrew Napolitano ( What Happens When the Government Breaks Its Own Laws?

Jacob Hornberger ( Why Not Let Banks Fail?

The Last Refuge ( The Parliamentary Motive Behind the J6 Fedsurrection

Joe Hoft ( “They Lied about Everything” – 96-Page DC Police Report Uncovered – Shows Govt Knew MAGA Was Coming on Jan 6 and Entrapped Them ALL

James Bovard ( Pro-Censorship Democrats Whitewash the Federal Government’s Iron Fist

Lawrence Wilkerson ( The Tragic Reality of Rachel Corrie’s Death

Alexandra Bruce ( Silicon Valley Bank – Trump and The Cartel Drug Money Bank

Brenda Baletti ( Exclusive: Mother Sues D.C. Doctor Who Gave Kids COVID Vaccines Without Consent

Jim Hoft ( Japanese Officials Urge Government to Tell the Truth About Excess Deaths Following Vaccine Mandates – Reporting Shows 210,000 Excess Deaths, the Highest Number Since World War II

Gary Barnett ( The Homily of Obedience: A Curse on America

Matt Taibbi ( In FBI Case, the First Amendment Takes Another Bizarre Hit

Seymour Hersh, Ray McGovern, and Michael Welch ( “Deconstructing the Obvious” – From My Lai to Nord Stream

Fiona Harrigan ( No, the U.S. Shouldn’t Wage War Against Mexican Cartels

Douglas Macgregor ( The Gathering Storm

Simon Elmer ( “One Health”, ESG & “Sustainable Development”: Inside the WHO’s “Pandemic Treaty”

And Joseph Mercola ( Fake Meat Dangers

Another Socialist Redistribution Scheme from the Workers to the Already Wealthy: Bankster Bailout

So now the feds are going to bail out the wealthy Silicon Valley Bank account holders of more than $250,000, at taxpayer expense and certainly at the price of even higher inflation as a result. President Bidenflation and Jamit Yellen are just lying about what it really is, that’s all. It’s a bailout.

What this really is is very similar to the 2008 socialist Wall Street Bailout, in which everyday Americans, middle class and workers are bailing out the wealthy pigs feeding at the public trough. Then it was the bankster fat cats, and now it’s High Tech wokesters (and loony-tunes) who couldn’t bother to manage their wealth and income responsibly by diversifying their finances. God forbid. They are too busy counting the number of black people on their staffs, and tweeting out their support for whatever trans activists and child predators are in trouble this time.

So this is like the college loan bailout, in which the college students or graduates who are unable or don’t want to pay up their loans get bailed out by the taxpayers, but not the ones who have paid up or who are paying back their loans and being responsible. The gubmint is discouraging personal responsibility.

And also, is this new banksters bailout just another Democrat money laundering scheme? The Ukraine welfare payments are money laundering for Democrats with the help of FTX (allegedly), as well as a further enrichment for the parasite “defense” contractors. Elizabeth Warren’s pet Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is also a money laundering scheme for Democrats. But now taxpayer bailouts are for the 99%-Democrat supporting Big Tech people so they can donate more to their Democrat candidates.

And I am just a small bank account holder with a teeny tiny income and no investments. But at least I know that if I did have more than $250,000 in finances that need to be kept in banks I would use separate bank accounts to keep each account under that $250,000 limit so that it stays “insured.” Duh. So while those Big Techies may be very well versed in computer software, coding and all that crap, they seem to be extremely retarded in most other areas of life, finances, common sense and critical thinking, “basic life management,” etc.

And retarded in economics as well, as many of them are brainwashed communists who don’t understand that it was the system of free markets and private property rights in which society grew dramatically and the standard of living of everyone skyrocketed, especially from the 1870s to the 1910s. But it was the criminal income tax and Federal Reserve that came in, in unlucky 1913, to ruin all that and cause a century of turmoil and wars (.pdf) (which are encouraged by those two horrible institutions, the involuntary income tax and the Fed).

By the way, in my post yesterday with links to several books for further reading, I forgot Murray Rothbard’s Mystery of Banking which is important. Also, this great article by Rothbard on Fractional Reserve Banking and FDIC is very informative.

Informative News and Opinion

Hans-Hermann Hoppe ( Why the State Demands Control of Money (classic article)

Ron Paul ( House Democrats Attack Messengers in ‘Politicization of Government’ Hearing

Tho Bishop ( A Bank Crisis Was Predictable. Was the Fed Lying or Blind?

Jacob Hornberger ( A Cruddy and Dangerous Monetary System

Chris Hedges ( Ukraine’s Death by Proxy

David Swanson ( How U.S. Military Spending Works

Joseph Mercola ( Health Officials Caught Deploying Fear and Staging Coverup

Joe Wolverton ( Pentagon Developing Deepfakes to Deceive the Public

Dave DeCamp ( Former Trump Official Says U.S. Would Destroy Taiwan’s Semiconductor Factories if China Invades

And Caleb Fuller ( Our Economic Illiteracy

Speaker McCarthy: Release All January 6th Video to the Public

House speaker Kevin McCarthy has given supposedly over 40,000 hours of surveillance video from the January 6th Capitol chaos psy-op to Tucker Carlson, who showed some of the video on his Fox TV show.

The True Believers on the Left, like the ignoramuses of “The View,” the ones who believe all the lies and distortions of the January 6th Committee, are saying that Tucker Carlson is the one who is distorting and “lying.” All he did was show the parts of the unedited video that refutes the lies of the Committee from their editing, splicing and dicing.

So, since there are people who believe one side and not the other, and others who believe the other side, I think it would be a good idea for McCarthy to put the entire 40-45,000 hours of surveillance video from that horrible day online for all members of the public to see. Put it on YouTube, Rumble, all the platforms. That is the only way that people can really see for themselves what really happened on January 6th, 2021.

Important Recent Articles

Jonathan Turley ( Post-Decency Politics: House Democrats Use Hearing to Attack Both Free Speech and a Free Press

Joseph Mercola ( Criminal Investigation for Excess Deaths Due to Remdesivir

Daniel Horowitz ( Why Are GOP Governors Continuing to Push the Destructive Green Energy Scam?

Dave Lindorff ( Biden’s 2024 Funding Proposal Is a War Budget and He Is Leading Us to War

Craig Pirrong ( Where Is Occupy Silicon Valley?

Joseph Salerno ( GMU Faculty Statement on Academic Freedom

The Fed Has Got to Go

Silicon Valley Bank is collapsing, and Treasury Sec. Janet Yellen says don’t worry. People fear that this will cause a domino effect and other banks will follow, especially local banks who tend to be the ones lending to small businesses. It’s the high interest rates that can be blamed for contributing to the local banks collapsing, if they do collapse, because of their dependence on small businesses.

So really I think we can blame Fed chair Jay Powell who keeps raising the interest rates. But why does this one central bank control interest rates? We should decentralize the setting of interest rates and let local banks and lenders set their own interest rates.

We should get rid of the Federal Reserve, which has wreaked havoc ever since it was created. Central banking controls and government regulatory interferences such as Herbert Hoover’s intrusions are what contributed a great deal to the stock market crash and Great Depression. In fact, if there weren’t Fed intrusions and bureaucratic interferences would the stock market have crashed as severely in 1929?

And worse now, we have banksters and corporations CEOs and management who are more concerned about “diversity,” “equity” and climate change than they are concerned about serving their clients and customers’ needs. Many of these banking and business big cheeses are brainwashed with that cultural Marxist crapola and the climate stuff. They need to be deprogrammed.

To get a good idea of what might be going on, read America’s Great Depression by Murray Rothbard. Here is Chapter 7 on the Mises Institute: Herbert Hoover’s attack on Laissez-Faire i.e. the free market.

Also, Rothbard’s The Origins of the Federal Reserve, his The Case Against the Fed (.pdf), and What Has Government Done to Our Money? (.pdf)

Ron Paul’s End the Fed is also helpful.

And Ludwig von Mises’s The Theory of Money and Credit (.pdf) as well.

More Non-MSM News and Commentary

Jonathan Turley ( Steve Forbes Assaulted at Book Signing Event

Peter McCullough ( America’s Long, Expensive, and Deadly Love Affair with mRNA

Ron Paul ( The Federal Reserve’s Magic Trick: Big Tech

Aaron Maté ( In Nord Stream Attack, U.S. Officials Use Proxy Media to Blame Proxy Ukraine

Jim Hoft ( Here Are Five Horrific and Unforgettable Videos of January 6 Police Violence That Were Not Yet Picked Up in Tucker Carlson’s January 6 Capitol Hill Coverage This Week

Michael Shellenberger and Leighton Woodhouse ( Three Dots: Well, That Was Weird…

Murray Rothbard ( Marx’s Terrifying Vision of “Raw Communism”

Barry Brownstein ( What Thomas Jefferson Meant by ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’

Brandon Smith ( Transgender Activists Are a Lot Like Pennywise the Clown

Norman Solomon ( Israel’s Liberal Supporters Are Taking Their Denial to a New Level

Joseph Mercola ( How Pfizer’s Trials Were Fraudulent

Kurt Nimmo ( Short List of USAID Subversion Operations

And Jeremy Scahill ( Conflicting Reports Thicken Nord Stream Bombing Plot