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Bamboozled Amerikans

Yes, some of my posts here can be very sarcastic and cynical, but I think it’s important to tell the truth about things, especially the truths that counter official narratives, which are false narratives most of the time.

But the truth is, a lot of people have been bamboozled by the government, especially when it comes to “public health,” and war. Especially war.

So, Americans are bamboozled by a lot of crap these days, as much as in days past. One of the most recent examples has been the Covid scamdemic. And yes, it is a SCAM, every aspect of it.

Already by mid-2020 it was clearly known that the Covid “virus” had an infection fatality rate of less than .5% – that’s less than half of one percent. The CDC had changed its guidelines to count non-Covid deaths as “Covid deaths,” which means that even if someone had died of heart disease or kidney disease or cancer, as long as that individual tested positive for the “virus” then that death was counted as “Covid.” And the testing was based on high cycle threshold numbers to guarantee false positives, and they’re STILL doing that! The bamboozled sheeple are still needlessly sticking swabs up their nostrils for no good reason!

And the bamboozled Amerikans with the mRNA “vaccine” that’s not a vaccine, that doesn’t prevent infections or transmission and wasn’t intended to do those things, continuing to have their third, fourth, fifth boosters that are gradually destroying their own immune systems and making them sicker. But they are true believers, the bamboozled Americans.

Many Americans still believe that Trump “colluded with Russia” to “hack the 2016 election,” which never happened. The Mueller report thoroughly debunked that conspiracy theory. It was all a lie continually disseminated by the apparatchiks in government and corporate media. Yet, people still believe it. Gullible sheeple don’t want to believe that their “news”casters are lying to them.

And after 9/11 Americans the Bamboozled believed a lot of propaganda that was spoon-fed them by their Washington masters, that “we were attacked, unprovoked!” when, well, we were attacked, that is our civilian population was attacked in New York, and Pennsylvania and the Pentacon was attacked.

But the attacks were provoked, not by us in America but by our criminal government in Washington who had been invading and bombing Iraq and other areas throughout the 1990s. The U.S. military in 1991 bombed Iraq and its civilian water and sewage treatment facilities and caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians by the year 2000. But the bamboozled sheeple believe that the 9/11 attacks were “because they hate us for our freedoms.” Yep. (And that first war in Iraq, by the way, started by President George H.W. Bush in 1991 was given approval by the Amerikans based on lies and propaganda as well.)

And it’s another Memorial Day now. Time to memorialize our “heroes” from foreign wars, that is, Americans who were sent over by Pentagon and media liars to invade foreign countries, bomb homes and businesses, schools and churches, and murder innocent civilians. In Iraq and Afghanistan, and Vietnam and Korea and so on.

Many people who are bamboozled continue to rationalize the immoral crimes against innocent foreigners by our “heroes.” I’ve mentioned this before, but in Iraq some of the U.S. soldiers went door to door to seize firearms from civilians from their homes. (The U.S. soldiers might believe in the 2nd Amendment in America, until they invade other countries, apparently. Just dismiss those trying to defend their home turf from invaders as “militants.” Okay.)

So they were really just criminal marauders stealing weapons and disarming innocent people, just like the people on the left here in Amerika want to do to the Amerikan sheeple. Remember, in Iraq the Americans were the invaders, not the other way around. And the U.S. military actively inflicts psy-ops on the U.S. soldiers to extinguish their sense of conscience. An institution based on moral relativism if there ever was one.

The real heroes were the ones who revealed the war crimes of the U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, such as Bradley Manning, now known as Chelsea Manning. See the Afghanistan war logs and the Iraq war logs.

But many people, probably most people, have been indoctrinated by years and years of propaganda (i.e. lies) in their schools, from their families while growing up, in pop culture and media, made to believe that the U.S. military invading, bombing and shooting up foreign countries and murdering innocent foreigners was justified.

At the end of World War II, President Harry Truman authorized the atom bombing of civilian populations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki (after bombing and killing civilians in Tokyo as well as Germany and elsewhere), killing tens of thousands. “Oh, ‘we’ had to do that to save a million U.S. soldiers” is the repeated mantra, even though government soldiers’ role unfortunately includes having to die at war. Targeting civilians is a war crime. And by the way, the war was coming to an end prior to the atom bombing crimes of the U.S. regime, and Truman knew that.

The U.S. murdered over a million civilians in Korea, too. And our government lied us into war in Vietnam, supposedly to “prevent the spread of communism.” After the war officially ended, Vietnam was then a reunited North-and-South communist Vietnam. 58,000 U.S. slaves were brought to their early deaths for no good reason. After the Pentagon Papers were published in 1971, it was clearly known that the U.S. military officials knew as early as 1967 that the war could not be won. Yet the war criminals in Washington continued right through 1975. The real hero here was Daniel Ellsberg, who gave the documents to the New York Times and the Washington Post, who published them.

To this day, even though Vietnam then became a communist, united Vietnam, many Americans still believe the U.S. military bombing Vietnam was justified. (Did the Vietnamese come over here and bomb us? Now, there’s a rhetorical question.) So, bamboozled Amerikans believe that it was worth sacrificing the lives of 58,000 Americans and a million Vietnamese and Cambodians. That is because they are bamboozled Americans.

And finally, another group of bamboozled Americans, the “climate change” True Believers. We’re going to have millions of cars and trucks on the road, powered only by batteries juiced by wind and solar sources. Riiiight. We even have auto makers who are going to discontinue the manufacturing of fossil-fueled vehicles by such-and-such a year, 2030? 2050? Now that’s a True Believer! And look at the havoc that the current U.S. President has caused by removing the energy independence that we briefly had! Talk about “bamboozled.”

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Grandstanding Ignorant Senators Grilled Another Future Supreme Bureaucrat: Ketanji Brown Jackson

The new Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has been grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee and mainly by Republicans, and here are some of my comments on that. And if readers don’t like my making fun of ignorant senators, sorry about that.

First of all, the “Supreme” Court shouldn’t even exist and issues and conflicts should be resolved at the state level, at the very least.

The sheeple are pathetically dependent on this group of 9 bureaucrats to decide their fate, which is ridiculous. The 9 robed fascists rubber-stamp the police state, the war on drugs, the national security state, the CIA, FBI, NSA, and all the evil institutions of government. They are no good.

We have something called the 10th Amendment, which protects the right of the people to ignore “Supreme” Court decisions, in my view.

So anyway, I’m going to write this based on my memory of what I heard on the radio that several “news” outlets and talk show personalities have repeated several times. I didn’t exactly take notes.

To begin, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (a.k.a. “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!”) asked Judge Jackson to define “woman,” to which Jackson replied that she couldn’t define “woman” because she’s “not a biologist.”

Oh, Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

What a stupid question. I’m assuming Sen. Blackburn is referring to the LGBT stuff. Perhaps she should ask if the judge thinks there are more than two genders. You either do or you don’t, Judge.

Maybe Sen. Blackburn is referring to the transgenderism craze going on these days. Recently a male college competitive swimmer who was not very good in competing against other males decided to “identify” as a female and allowed by idiots to compete along with females and against females, so he can cheat and win the competitions (and possibly receive financial rewards).

Perhaps Sen. Blackburn should have asked the judge if she thinks that male athletes should be allowed to compete in women’s teams?

Sen. Ted Cruz grilled and roasted Judge Jackson on cases in which she gave convicted child porn viewers overly light sentences. A little too zealous in his questioning, Sen. Cruz (R-McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, etc.) sounded like a Perry Mason wannabe, and even went over his allotted time while the chairman was yelling at him and cutting him off.

Sen. Jock Hawkey quoted Judge Jackson’s expressing sympathy toward the convicted child porn perv in court, but I didn’t hear her being quoted as having expressed sympathy toward child victims of molestation and abuse. Did she do that?

And by the way, regarding that bill in Florida that Gov. Ron DeSantis will sign into law banning the discussion of sexual issues in schools in kindergarten through 3rd grade, it’s not a “Don’t Say Gay” bill. All it says is that discussions of sexual matters are NOT APPROPRIATE for little kids up to age 8.

I know, there are a lot of “liberal” people who are brainwashed to believe that such matters are appropriate to discuss with little kids, but NO, they are NOT, you morons.

What is it with the people on the left pushing sexuality onto little kids? See the American Dream Blog with this article from a few years ago: 21 Signs That U.S. Public Schools Have Become Training Centers for Sexual Deviancy.

Our society has been allowing the sexualization of childhood which messes up the kids emotionally. See my post on the cult of the State and the sexualization of everything.

Hmm, I wonder if Senators Ted Scruz, Jock Howley, or Marsha, Marsha, Marsha have ever gone after the CPS child sex trafficking racket, or are they too aware of what happened to Nancy Schaefer?

Or how about going after their beloved FBI or CIA goons looking at child porn? See: The Federalist on CIA employees sexually molesting very young children but not prosecuting them, and the Boston Globe reporting on the hundreds of federal and military employees viewing child porn in which “only a handful resulted in prosecutions.”

Speaking of the child porn cases, many people including these senators and conservative talk radio personalities can’t seem to distinguish between people possessing child porn, in print or on a computer, versus actual child abusers.

So, it’s really the people who are actually exploiting the children to make the images who are the criminals. I think that anyone who actually harms a child or acts invasively against any child is a real criminal and should be thrown in jail, possibly for life.

I searched the Internet and wasn’t able to determine if Judge Jackson sentenced any people who actually, directly abused a child. So I have a feeling that Senators Ted Scruz, Jock Hawkey, and Tom Polyester concentrated on “child porn” cases to appeal to their “Moral Majority” base. Has Jackson given light sentences to actual child abusers?

Now, on the senators’ questioning of Jackson in her work as a public defender, Sen. Limpy Graham was frothing over her defending Gitmo detainees. Sen. Graham (R-Warmonger) displayed his ignorance of the rights of the accused. He believes apparently that the accused have no rights. He believes that a “war” changes things and if there’s a “war,” we all lose our right to due process. He also reiterated his support of indefinite detention. (See my article on the senators who love the government but hate America on this “War on Terrorism” thing and due process.)

But Graham like many others just doesn’t seem to understand that everyone has a right to due process, the right of the accused to require that the accuser present evidence against the accused, and that there be an actual public trial which provides the accused the opportunity to present his own evidence and witness testimony or to refute the prosecutors’ case.

That is because anyone can accuse anyone else of anything. Doesn’t Graham see that?

Has the indefinite detention and solitary confinement of January 6th “suspects” without evidence or charges not convinced Graham otherwise? Apparently not. Sadly, he’s still a fascist through and through.

“But those are just Trump supporters, conservatives, MAGA hat wearers and deplorables. In contrast, the Gitmo detainees are TERRORISTS! That’s different!”

Well, no, actually they are not “terrorists,” because they are accused terrorists. Just as the January 6th detainees are accused … “insurrectionists,” or whatever it is the Democrat-FBI goons are making up about them.

As I wrote here,

According to these numbers, the number of Gitmo prisoners since 2002 is 779, the number of those released is 670. They were released because there was no evidence against them, because they were innocent. But here are some more interesting numbers: The percentage of Gitmo prisoners captured by U.S. troops: 5%, and the percentage of prisoners who were paid bounties by CIA and coalition forces: 86%. Our government paid Afghan villagers and others to hand people over to our military and CIA, without charges, without suspicion. No wonder most who were taken to Gitmo were innocent, weren’t involved in any terrorism or criminality. They were tortured by criminals at Gitmo for no good reason, however. But the neanderthals who are fed propaganda day after day by the government and its media lapdogs believe that the detainees at Gitmo are “terrorists.”

So as I said, everyone who is accused of something has a right to due process, regardless of the government propaganda against them.

But now conservatives et al. are learning that the hard way (but not Sen. Limpy Graham, apparently.) Trump supporters, conservatives, MAGA believers, flag-wavers, are being accused of “domestic terrorism,” for attending a Trump rally and wandering around the Capitol in a daze, or speaking up at a school committee meeting.

(See my post on the honest, well-meaning FBI. We should not be surprised that they are going after Trump supporters, conservatives, MAGA true believers, and parents speaking up at a school committee meeting.)

And Graham was triggered by Judge Jackson, while she was a Gitmo detainee defender, having apparently referred to George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld as “war criminals.” Although, she referred to the torture of her clients as being in the category of war crimes.

But the truth is, of course Bush is a war criminal. He started wars of aggression against Afghanistan and Iraq, neither of which were involved in 9/11 or had attacked or threatened Americans. Many propagandized and bamboozled sheeple believe otherwise, obviously.

The Nuremberg Tribunal after World War II determined that starting a war of aggression is in and of itself a war crime.

A lot of people in America believe the post-9/11 propaganda and fear-mongering, just as many people have believed the more recent Covid propaganda and fear-mongering. So, when those of us who value the truth about the crimes of our government actually do tell the truth about it, the propagandized sheeple don’t like that. But whatever.

And I wonder what any of the senators who are outraged at Judge Jackson’s defending accused terrorists might think of the U.S. soldiers who shot, dropped bombs on and murdered innocents over there in Iraq, or who went door to door to seize firearms from families in direct violation of their right to keep and bear arms. (“Why, they are heroes, of course they are!”)

Such senators probably wouldn’t like it if a foreign military invaded U.S. cities and towns and bombed homes and businesses, schools and churches and shot and murdered innocent Americans and stole their means of self-defense. (Oh wait, that’s right. American militarists and the State-worshiping sheeple are moral relativists who reject the Golden Rule, oh, well.)

I’m sure that Limpy Graham, Ted Scruz, Tom Polyester and Jock Howley would rather hear the government’s lies and propaganda about 9/11 than know the truth about it.

To conclude, as we saw most recently, the “Supreme” Court are useless. Even the liberals rubber-stamp the CIA-torture national security state and the domestic police state, while the “conservatives” rubber-stamp socialized medicine. They really, really suck.

We need to have a free society, and the “Supreme” Bureaucrats are not a part of that.

Talk about the War Criminal Pot Calling the Kettle Black

March 18, 2022

In the propagandized spirit of the sheeple’s faithfulness to the State, many now including Joe Biden and Sen. Limpy Graham, and many Americans in general, are calling Vlad Putin a war criminal in Putin’s invasion and attack on cities and civilians in Ukraine. But what about Americans’ own government’s crimes?

Sadly, many Americans are very much self-centered narcissists in their denial and rationalization of the war crimes their own government and military have been committing for a century. That’s “American Exceptionalism” in a nutshell: When foreigners bomb and murder innocent people they are “war criminals,” but when our government murders innocents that’s perfectly acceptable.

Our government and military attacked and bombed and murdered millions of innocent civilians over the past century, in Germany, Japan, Iraq and Afghanistan, and other areas. In recent years, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden have earned the title, “War Criminal.”

I wish I had more time to write about this now, so here is an article I wrote in 2017 on Activist Post regarding some of the more recent U.S. government/military war crimes, and the blowback they cause.

U.S. Government Interventionism and Wars Provoke More Violence: NYC Bombing

December 12, 2017

Another terrorist bombing, an “amateurish” pipe bombing/attempted suicide bombing, in New York City on Monday morning, in which no deaths occurred but three were injured as well as the suspect.

So, will this latest Islamic extremist turn out to be yet another FBI patsy? The FBI finds some mentally deficient young Muslim male, radicalizes him and motivates him to want to commit jihad, provides him with weapons and materials and then sets him up in the FBI’s own concocted entrapment scheme. (See Glenn Greenwald and Trevor Aaronson on this. And Matt Agorist’s essay on recordings that reveal FBI urging a Muslim patsy to carry out a mass shooting to “defend Islam.”)

Or perhaps the latest NYC bomber’s being influenced by ISIS propaganda on the Internet will be used as a new excuse for the control freaks in Washington to impose further intrusions and spying on the Internet? Who knows?

But once again, this week’s New York City terrorist bomber has said just about the same thing that most of the past terrorists have said. According to the New York Post:

Akayed Ullah, 27, who is from Bangladesh and was living in Brooklyn, told authorities he was trying to exact vengeance for decades of violence against Muslims in Gaza, Syria and Iraq, saying in sum and substance from his hospital bed: “They’ve been bombing [my people] and I wanted to do damage here,” sources said.

The truth is, most of the terrorists have been on record stating that their motivation for violence is retaliatory.

As Sheldon Richman pointed out in 2011,

The Pentagon’s own Defense Science Board Task Force came to this conclusion in 2004 when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld asked it to evaluate the Bush administration’s war policies. The report is worth quoting at length:

“American efforts have not only failed [to separate the vast majority of nonviolent Muslims from the radical-militant Islamist-Jihadists]: they may also have achieved the opposite of what they intended.

“American direct intervention in the Muslim World has paradoxically elevated the stature of and support for radical Islamists, while diminishing support for the United States to single-digits in some Arab societies.

“Muslims do not ‘hate our freedom,’ but rather, they hate our policies. The overwhelming majority voice their objections to what they see as one-sided support in favor of Israel and against Palestinian rights, and the longstanding, even increasing support for what Muslims collectively see as tyrannies, most notably Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Pakistan, and the Gulf states….

“[Since 9/11] American actions and the flow of events have elevated the authority of the Jihadi insurgents and tended to ratify their legitimacy among Muslims….”

Richard Reid, the would-be shoe-bomber, told his sentencing judge, “Your government has killed two million children in Iraq…. Your government has sponsored the rape and torture of Muslims in the prisons of Egypt and Turkey and Syria and Jordan with their money and with their weapons.”

Glenn Greenwald wrote further in 2016:

Beyond such studies, those who have sought to bring violence to Western cities have made explicitly clear that they were doing so out of fury and a sense of helplessness over Western violence that continuously kills innocent Muslims. “The drone hits in Afghanistan and Iraq, they don’t see children, they don’t see anybody. They kill women, children, they kill everybody,” Faisal Shahzad, the attempted Times Square bomber, told his sentencing judge when she expressed bafflement over how he could try to kill innocent people. And then there’s just common sense about human nature: If you spend years bombing, invading, occupying, and imposing tyranny on other people, some of them will want to bring violence back to you.

In July 2016 Greenwald also discussed another previous terrorist attack:

Eleven years ago today, three suicide bombers attacked the London subway and a bus and killed 51 people. Almost immediately, it was obvious that retaliation for Britain’s invasion and destruction of Iraq was a major motive for the attackers.

Two of them said exactly that in videotapes they left behind: The attacks “will continue and pick up strengths till you pull your soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq. … Until we feel security, you will be targets.” Then, less than a year later, a secret report from British military and intelligence chiefs concluded that “the war in Iraq contributed to the radicalization of the July 7 London bombers and is likely to continue to provoke extremism among British Muslims.” The secret report, leaked to The Observer, added: “Iraq is likely to be an important motivating factor for some time to come in the radicalization of British Muslims and for those extremists who view attacks against the U.K. as legitimate.”

And as I wrote in July 2016, regarding attacks in France:

The blogosphere and twitterverse are exploding with reactions to the latest terror attack in France, the truck that drove through a big crowd of people attending Bastille Day festivities and killed 84 people and injured many more … It looks like such a “state of emergency” not only didn’t stop the November 2015 Paris stadium and concert hall attacks that killed 130 and injured many others, but it didn’t stop this new truck-driving attack … the November Paris attacks were in retaliation against France’s military bombings in Syria and Iraq.

The U.S. government and other Western governments’ own terror attacks on the Muslim world continue to this day.

See U.S. airstrike kills family of eight, U.S. drone strike kills three civilians and four “suspects,” US admits Syria airstrike that killed 46 but denies targeting mosque, Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in U.S. strikesU.S. airstrikes kill at least 43 civilians in Syria’s RaqqaU.S. military airstrikes kill many more civilians in just 48 hours, and U.S. military battles Syrian rebels armed by CIA.

Western government violence and drones target weddings, funerals, rescuers, and civilian hospitals.

So how do the warmongers in Washington think their victims in other countries will react to their government violence?

Does President Donald Trump even know that most of the victims of the drone bombings that he continues to authorize are innocent civilians? (And President Barack Obama’s drone strikes killed innocent civilians 90% of the time, according to documents released by an intelligence source.) In less than two months as President, Trump’s CIA and military drone strikes had already gone up 432%.

“Will we ever learn?”

In 1991 President George H.W. Bush started a war of aggression on Iraq, bombed Iraq’s civilian water and sewage treatment centers and imposed sanctions to prevent them from rebuilding, which forced the Iraqis to have to use untreated water, which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocents. These acts of criminal aggression by the U.S. government against civilians, in addition to the U.S. military occupations in the Middle East, led to the 9/11 terrorist attacks which some people had warned would be such aggressions’ likely outcome.

Prior to all that, during the 1950s the CIA imposed a coup on Iran to replace the Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh with the U.S. puppet Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The CIA propped up the Shah’s totalitarian police state, SAVAK, from the 1950s up to the Iranian Revolution of 1979 that included the extremists’ taking of American hostages.

Would we have such Islamic extremism coming out of Iran all these years had the CIA not committed such crimes and atrocities against that other country?

These interventionist foreign policies, of starting wars against other countries that were of no threat to us, imposing coups and regime change, propping up police states, and committing criminal invasions, occupations and bombings, inevitably cause blowback, including the most recent bombing in New York City.

But it seems that most people have been so propagandized especially since 9/11 to only look at mainly the Islamic extremism itself, but refuse to consider the natural outcomes of interventionist foreign policies, criminal wars of aggression, and U.S. government support for foreign totalitarian police states.

Activist Post | Creative Commons 2017

Supreme Court Once Again Rubber-Stamps the Police State

March 5, 2022

The Supreme Bureaucrats have once again rubber-stamped the CIA’s crimes and reinforced the High Swamp’s continuing contempt for the Constitution they all swore to uphold. Jacob Hornberger summarizes the case of a Gitmo detainee who was tortured by CIA torturers and later was found to not have any involvement in terrorism or 9/11 but the U.S. “national security” apparatchiks have kept him at Gitmo anyway.

i don’t expect the talk radio crowd to disagree with the outcome of this case.

But once again the “liberals” on the Court also rubber-stamped the national security state and whatever crimes it commits, in the name of … “national security.”

The outgoing “liberal” Justice Stephen Breyer joined the 7-2 majority who believe that the CIA has a right to its secrets, in this case keeping secret the location of a “black site” in which they can take anyone out there to torture with impunity, and without charges let alone someone who has actually been convicted of any crime. “Liberal” Justice (sic) Elena Kagan agreed with Breyer on that point.

With “liberals” like these, who needs fascist tyrants?

However, Justice Neil Gorsuch opposed the secrecy, joining Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Gorsuch wrote that disclosure of the “black sites” would not cause any further harm to “national security.” The two wrote that U.S. gov wanted to prevent “further embarrassment for past misdeeds.”

No doubt the conservatives and talk radio crowd will see Gorsuch as a “traitor to conservatives” or to “national security,” or some such nonsense.

As I wrote here in what I think is a pretty good summary of the torture issue, we know that torture doesn’t work. It doesn’t produce confessions or helpful information. Torture causes the victim to tell the torturer whatever the victim thinks the torturer wants to hear, to get him to stop torturing! It also causes the victim to give false confessions, or falsely implicate others, anything to stop the torture, obviously.

So, the “national security” conservatives out there believe in this due process-free indefinite detention and torture of “terrorists” who haven’t been convicted or even charged with terrorism crimes. Many of today’s conservatives believe the Gitmo victims are “terrorists” because the government says so. (But when it comes to being a January 6th detainee… that’s different. That’s when they care about due process, etc., etc.)

And also, as I wrote in that post, most of the Gitmo detainees were totally innocent and uninvolved in terrorism (and many of them were apprehended at random based on financial incentives given to villagers by U.S. military and CIA), and that is why U.S. government had to let them go.

I think that the people who defend torture are really just those who like the idea of torturing someone, for the sake of torturing someone.

Why Is Putin Invading Ukraine? Will He Nuke the Ukrainians?

February 28, 2022

Why exactly is Putin invading and attacking Ukraine? Supposedly he is paranoid about Ukraine possibly joining NATO which may allow the U.S. regime to put its military bases in Ukraine, or allow more NATO forces in Ukraine, a little too close for Putin’s liking.

There is the theory that the CIA is coercing or blackmailing or otherwise provoking Putin to start this invasion so that the “news” in the U.S. media would be “Ukraine-Ukraine-Ukraine” 24-7, as it has been, and pay much less attention to the Covid fiasco and how many more people are catching on to what a scam the whole 2-year Covid has been. As Jon Rappoport points out, the Covid false narrative is collapsing all over.

But also we know that the Pentacon and Joint Chiefs don’t like peace. And, like George H.W. Bush and his cronies in 1990 seeing the Soviet Union collapsing and bringing the Cod War to an end and starting a whole new conflict with a whole new enemy, the warmongers in Warshington want new conflicts and a new Cold War to justify their skyrocketing military-security-complex budgets (at taxpayers’ expense, of course).

“Oh, the War Party wouldn’t do that, and cause the kinds of havoc in Ukraine that’s going on now, they wouldn’t do that!” Well, they have done all that and more. The aforementioned George H.W. Bush 1991 war against Iraq and sanctions and no-fly zones imposed on the Iraqi people for no good reason, included bombing and destroying their civilian water and sewage treatment facilities which caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands by the mid-1990s. This created a lot of blowback, which in my view was the point of it.

Among the blowback were the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, other bombings and of course 9/11, which wouldn’t have happened had H.W. not started his war of aggression in 1991. Then his son, George W. Bush, started his own wars of aggression for no good reason.

Unfortunately, many people in America are filled with government- and media-propelled propaganda throughout the 1990s and 2000s justifying all the militarism and warmongering and war crimes inflicted by the U.S. government in Washington.

Bureaucrats are evil sadists. Maybe one of these days those who are more believing of warmongers in Warshington will finally wake up to the truth.

And I heard people on the radio saying how proud they were that regular Ukrainian citizens were taking up arms and fighting back against Putin’s army. Okay…

However, many Americans, such as those who strongly believe in American Exceptionalism, during the 2000s were not exactly praising of the Iraqi people who tried to defend their country and territory and their homes and businesses against the invading army with the Iraq War(s). When Americans are the invaders, that’s different!

In fact, U.S. soldiers when they invaded Iraq during the 2000s confiscated the Iraqi people’s firearms (like good little communists would do), going door to door, house to house to rob the people of their means of self-defense. But that’s okay, those Iraqi victims were “militants,” “terrorists,” “towel-heads,” and so on, which was what I heard from the talk radio crowd during the 2000s. American Exceptionalism means that “we” can violate the rights of foreigners, but “they” may not. But I digress.

Back to the Ukraine issue.

Some people are concerned that the crazed Putin might launch a nuclear strike on Ukraine, which would probably start a full nuclear war. But I think (or hope) that the military apparatus in Russia under Putin would overrule such an order to launch a nuclear strike, as the Pentagon and Joint Chiefs of Staff would do here in the United State. At least, that is what I had heard about the military apparatus in Washington. (You think the President is in charge of those kinds of things? Heh.)

To conclude, Murray Rothbard had some important comments on the possible use or existence of nuclear bombs:

It has often been maintained, and especially by conservatives, that the development of the horrendous modern weapons of mass murder (nuclear weapons, rockets, germ warfare, etc.) is only a difference of degree rather than kind from the simpler weapons of an earlier era. Of course, one answer to this is that when the degree is the number of human lives, the difference is a very big one. But another answer that the libertarian is particularly equipped to give is that while the bow and arrow and even the rifle can be pinpointed, if the will be there, against actual criminals, modern nuclear weapons cannot. Here is a crucial difference in kind. Of course, the bow and arrow could be used for aggressive purposes, but it could also be pinpointed to use only against aggressors. Nuclear weapons, even “conventional” aerial bombs, cannot be. These weapons are ipso facto engines of indiscriminate mass destruction. (The only exception would be the extremely rare case where a mass of people who were all criminals inhabited a vast geographical area.) We must, therefore, conclude that the use of nuclear or similar weapons, or the threat thereof, is a sin and a crime against humanity for which there can be no justification.

This is why the old cliché no longer holds that it is not the arms but the will to use them that is significant in judging matters of war and peace. For it is precisely the characteristic of modern weapons that they cannot be used selectively, cannot be used in a libertarian manner. Therefore, their very existence must be condemned, and nuclear disarmament becomes a good to be pursued for its own sake. And if we will indeed use our strategic intelligence, we will see that such disarmament is not only a good, but the highest political good that we can pursue in the modern world. For just as murder is a more heinous crime against another man than larceny, so mass murder—indeed murder so widespread as to threaten human civilization and human survival itself—is the worst crime that any man could possibly commit. And that crime is now imminent. And the forestalling of massive annihilation is far more important, in truth, than the demunicipalization of garbage disposal, as worthwhile as that may be. Or are libertarians going to wax properly indignant about price control or the income tax, and yet shrug their shoulders at or even positively advocate the ultimate crime of mass murder?

Are Libertarian Voters “Imbeciles”?

Last week on the “Clay and Buck Show” one of them said that people are “imbeciles” if they vote for Libertarian Party candidates this year. I think it was Thursday February 3rd during the 2nd or 3rd hour of their show.

And they’re saying the usual, “There’s so much at stake” with the November elections. You would have to vote for Republicans, especially this time around!

Riiiight. We should all vote for … the “Stupid Party.”

Like all those past times when the Republicans won victories and had majorities, 1994, 2000, 2010, 2014?

As Murray Rothbard observed,

…first, left-liberals, in power, make a Great Leap Forward toward collectivism; then, when, in the course of the political cycle, four or eight years later, conservatives come to power, they of course are horrified at the very idea of repealing anything; they simply slow down the rate of growth of statism, consolidating the previous gains of the Left, and providing a bit of R&R for the next liberal Great Leap Forward….

For instance, after the dreaded Jimmy Carter, in 1980 Reagan won the election by a landslide. And what did Reagan do?

Yes, in his first year as President, Reagan cut taxes. Sort of. And then in his second year he signed a very large tax increase bill that also added new regulations. The 1982 “Tax Equity” bill actually rescinded some of the tax cuts that would have occurred that were provided by the previous “tax cuts” bill.

As Sheldon Richman pointed out, regarding Reagan’s tax hikes and deceptions, the Reagan administration “imposed withholding on interest and dividends,” raised the gas tax, raised Social Security taxes, “shifted $120 billion over five years from visible personal income taxes to hidden business taxes. It lowered the rates, but it also repealed or reduced many deductions.”

Again, Mr. Libertarian, Murray Rothbard on Ronald Reagan’s “eight dreary, miserable, mind-numbing years” as President:

Reagan not only increased government spending by an enormous amount – so enormous that it would take a 40 percent cut to bring us back to Carter’s wild spending totals of 1980 – he even substantially increased the percentage of government spending to GNP. That’s a “revolution”?

Then when campaigning for President, Reagan’s VP George H.W. Bush promised, “No New Taxes,” and after Bush was elected in 1988 he raised taxes.

Then in 1991 warmonger Bush the elder started the first war in Iraq for no good reason, his U.S. military bombed and destroyed Iraqi civilian water and sewage treatment centers, and he imposed sanctions and no-fly zones on the Iraqis which caused them to have to use untreated water which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians by the mid-1990s, and hundreds of thousands more by the year 2000. There wouldn’t have been a 9/11 had the U.S. government and military not started those aggressions abroad. 9/11 was blowback.

And what was Bush the younger’s response to 9/11? More wars, more interventions, more invasions overseas. Statists never learn, unfortunately.

And after 9/11 the Republicans (aided and abetted by Democrats of course) gave us the Patriot Act, which set the table for persecuting and imprisoning dissenters and critics of the regime in Washington.

In their hysterical response to 9/11, Republicans gave us the DHS, TSA, Gitmo, the NDAA power to indefinitely detain Americans for any reason without charges or any due process whatsoever. (Note the experiences of those January 6th participants being persecuted and detained, which I warned over ten years ago would happen.)

Thanks, Republicans. The alternative in 1988 was Libertarian Party candidate Ron Paul, who would have ended foreign interventionism and closed down the foreign U.S. military bases located where they don’t belong, and brought the U.S. troops back to the U.S.

Ron Paul wouldn’t have started a war against Iraq in 1991 as Bush the elder did, obviously.

Ron Paul ran for President as a Republican in 2008, suggesting we apply the Golden Rule to U.S. foreign policy, which received “Booos” from the neanderthals in that debate audience.

Paul ran again in 2012. That last campaign was one in which Herman Cain gave his “9-9-9” plan: a 9% flat tax on individuals, 9% flat tax on businesses, and 9% consumption tax. Ron Paul’s response? “0-0-0.” Why? Because it’s immoral to steal, and government taxation is stealing.

As Murray Rothbard would say, taxation is theft. Taxation is theft because it is involuntary, and not based on a voluntary contract.

Unlike Republicans, the libertarian view is to repeal all forms of involuntary, coerced and compelled taxation-thefts and let people keep and do whatever they want with everything they earn or honestly acquire. Is that imbecilic? I think that Republicans’ love of the evil IRS is imbecilic.

Laurence Vance has many terrific articles online on tax policy. As Vance says, there is not much difference between most Republicans in Congress and the Bernie Sanders socialists. Vance explains the Republicans’ cluelessness on taxes, their love of government control of healthcare, and their low ranking in the Freedom Index. In 2013 Vance detailed the Republicans’ bloated budgets and their lies.

In 2018 after Republicans lost their majority in the House, Vance discussed what the Republicans could have done when they had majorities. Vance also noted how the Republicans make America socialist again, and tells us who the efficiency experts for the welfare state are: Republicans and conservatives, of course.

Perhaps instead of calling Libertarian voters “imbeciles,” talk radio conservatives might want to take a realistic view of what Republicans are and what they actually do.

And then the shyster Donald Trump came along. Oy vey.

Donald Trump’s cutting taxes and deregulation were great for the economy in the short term. The corporate tax cuts were made permanent, but the individual tax cuts were made to be only temporary. They will all have expired by 2025. So that was a shell game, in my view, a total scam. in which “Trump tax cuts” are really tax INCREASES! And in his refusal to cut spending in any meaningful way, Trump made skyrocketing budget deficits and the national debt even worse.

And Trump’s response to Covid was horrible. Despite his promising to “Drain the Swamp,” Trump’s deference to the Swamp Creatures in Covid encouraged the lockdown-mask-house-arrest fascism that occurred throughout the country. He knew he should have fired the very Swampy Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx. And Trump himself knew early on that Covid was mainly a cold or flu with a very low fatality rate. In fact, Fauci knew early on that Covid-19 would have a flu-like fatality rate!

Then Trump pushes “Operation Warp Speed” to rush experimental deadly “vaccines” that are not vaccines but gene therapy drug treatments, in which the injected nevertheless get infected with Covid and continue spreading the virus onto others. More recently Trump boasted of getting “boosted” with that crap. He might as well say, “We are all shills for Big Pharma now.”

And Trump fraudulently presented himself as the one to “Drain the Swamp,” which was the main reason why the establishment, the leftists, academia, corporate media, and the national security statists hated him and tried to impeach him on made-up charges, why Covid was exploited to incite fear and panic toward imposing mail-in cheating to steal the 2020 election, and why the FBI Gestapo instigated the “insurrection” to frame him.

But Trump did not “drain the Swamp.” He had four years to drain the Swamp, and what did he do? His whole administration was a police lineup of Swamp Creatures, police statists, national security apparatchiks, neocons, interventionists, warmongers, crony corporatists…Jeff Sessions, Bill Barr, James Comey, Chris Wray, Steve Mnuchin, Rex Tillerson, James Mattis, John Kelly, H.R. McMaster, Reince Priebus, Rick Perry, Elaine Chao…and…Mike Pence! And more! The list goes on and on.

So for the 2020 election Trump ran for reelection after nearly a year of Covid lockdowns and suffocating mask mandates that he didn’t do anything to stop, but also running on a short-term economic boom.

And this is where I have criticism of the Libertarian Party, but not for the same reasons that “Clay and Buck” have in their viewing libertarian voters as “imbeciles.”

No, my criticism of the Libertarian Party in the 2020 elections are of their own idiocy and elitism. As I wrote in this post, in the states that allowed Libertarian Party primaries in 2020, Jacob Hornberger was the big winner, getting 9,035 votes and 7 state wins against Jo Jorgensen’s 5,034 votes and 2 state wins. Yet, the LP convention attendees decided to nevertheless give Jorgensen the nomination for President. Mainly based on gender identity and “woke” reasons, obviously, but also maybe based on Hornberger’s constant criticism of the CIA. Some people believe the LP is infiltrated by the CIA, just as are the Republican and Democrat parties.

So in that case, it is the Libertarian Party apparatchik conventioneers who are the “imbeciles,” not the actual LP voters in the primaries.

But when it comes to Libertarian vs. Republican parties in elections, the ones who actually walk the walk on “free markets,” “individual liberty,” and “private property” are the Libertarians (usually), not the Republicans. Note the articles I cited above by Laurence Vance on the welfare/warfare statist, tax-n-spend Republicans.

One example I like to mention is the 2002 gubernatorial election in Massachusetts. It was Libertarian Carla Howell who campaigned on a platform of small government and free markets. But it was statist Republican Willard Romney who was elected.

And what did statist Republican Gov. Romney do? He raised corporate taxes, and raised fees by a lot as well. And then…he imposed RomneyCare on the people of Massachusetts, which was a model for ObamaCare! Thanks, Republicans.

And thanks to the predictable failures of RomneyCare, health care costs went up, not down. And RomneyCare also adversely affected some hospitals’ care for the poor, and killed some 18,000 Massachusetts jobs. Ultimately Massachusetts bureaucrats imposed health care price controls.

Meanwhile, the 2002 LP candidate for governor Carla Howell was at the same time pushing an initiative petition to repeal the state’s income tax, a ballot question that received 45%. So we know where she’s coming from. And her health care policy would probably have gone in the opposite direction, away from government control and toward the direction of the people’s control over their own health care. But no, we can’t have that. Libertarians are “imbeciles,” according to Clay and Buck (and many other Republicans and conservatives who ultimately love government control, that’s for sure).

And currently, the LP candidate for governor of New Hampshire is Karlyn Borysenko, who happens to be more critical of woke-ism than most Republicans. She is the author of the new book, Actively Unwoke: The Ultimate Guide for Fighting Back Against the Woke Insanity in Your Life, and see her Substack, Actively Unwoke. For instance, here she writes how Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin did NOT ban “critical race theory” in the schools. Here is her Twitter.

Now, I don’t know Borysenko’s views on LGBT and transgender stuff, but the Republican incumbent governor she is running against, Chris Sununu signed a bill into law banning discrimination based on gender identity, and banning “conversion therapy” as well. Sununu also imposed Covid fascism stay-at-home orders, business closures and mask mandates.

So, Sununu doesn’t believe in freedom of movement, private property rights, freedom of thought and conscience and freedom of association. A typical Republican, in other words, just like Democrats.

Worse, while Sununu didn’t arrest people outside his house for protesting his fascist policies, the FBI did subsequently go after some of them for alleged Bitcoin-related “crimes.” (So much for New Hampshire being the “Live Free Or Die” state, oh well.)

But many people will nevertheless vote for Sununu again, because he has that “R” after his name. After all, only “imbeciles” would vote for libertarians. And it will probably be the same thing in the other states, more rearranging of deck chairs with Republicans.

Conservatives Criticize Democrats for War Crimes, But Not Republicans

I listened to one of those conservative talk show personalities this morning, Jeff Kuhner, who has been very good on exposing the Covid, mask and vaccine lies and propaganda. (He says he will have a “Freedom Rally” on September 26th at the Boston State House, FWIW.)

But that’s not what I’m writing about here.

This morning, while he was going on and on and on about the new book by CIA asset Bob Woodward in which Woodward claims that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley tried to undermine Donald Trump’s foreign policy by allegedly cahooting with the Chinese, Kuhner then referred to Biden’s recent authorization of bombings in Afghanistan that murdered several innocent civilians, and Kuhner is calling Biden a war criminal.

However, what about Kuhner’s beloved idol Donald Trump’s murderous bombings in Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, etc.? Has he (or any conservative) ever criticized Trump for those actions?

See:

The Alarming Rise of Civilian Deaths in the War On Terror

Trump’s Drone Kill Rate 80 Times Greater than Under Bush

Renewed Fighting and Drone Strikes in Yemen Kill about 75.

US Airstrike Kills Family of Eight Fleeing Syria Fighting

U.S. Drone Strike Kills Three Civilians and Four “Suspects

Trump Has Killed Beautiful Babies in Four Countries.

Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister. The War on Terror Framework Continues to Savage the World’s Poorest Civilians.

U.S. Drone Strikes Have Gone Up 432% Since Trump Took Office

So the conservatives tend to criticize Democrats who kill innocent civilians overseas, but not really Republicans. People are really partisan now, and lacking in objectivity and moral scruples, I think.

The Truth about 9/11 on the 20th Year

Saturday is the 20th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. So, a lot of people are going to have a lot of ceremonies and memorial services for all the people who died. There will be tributes to the people on Flight 93 and all the first responders who went back into the burning World Trade Center towers to save people.

But there will not be ceremonies and memorial services for the hundreds of thousands of people in the Middle East who were murdered throughout the 1990s by the U.S. military’s bombings and sanctions which destroyed water and sewer treatment centers, all caused by then-President George H.W. Bush’s war on Iraq starting in 1991, well before 9/11.

At the time following the September 11th, 2001 attacks, most people in the U.S. really believed the official government narrative, that “we” were just sitting here minding our own business and Islamic terrorists came over to attack us “because they hate us for our freedoms, etc.” Well, we, that is most of us, were minding our own business, but our military had started a war of aggression 10 years before that, in 1991 in Iraq, bombed and destroyed the Iraqi water and sewage treatment facilities and caused the Iraqis to have to use untreated water which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. Those war crimes and mass murders along with the U.S. military’s continued occupations throughout the Middle East, were what led to 9/11, which wouldn’t have happened if it were not for those actions.

But sadly, if someone at the time of 9/11 had brought any of that up, one would be called “terrorist sympathizers” and “traitors,” because the masses of sheeple at a time of crisis want to believe their leaders (or better, their liars, because that is what bureaucrats are), and the masses don’t want to be reminded of any bad things their own government has done to foreigners for the ten years prior to a large attack.

And the sheeple masses get very defensive if someone brings up the truth of actual history that happened before a major event like 9/11. That is because, sadly, most people are authoritarians and they submissively and obediently and gullibly believe whatever their rulers and authorities tell them. “They wouldn’t lie to us, would they?”

It’s the same thing with the Covid scam. We have a virus, allegedly, that kills one-tenth to two-tenths of one percent of the people who have the virus, a 99.9% survival rate, and most of the people who actually die from it have been mainly already very sick very elderly people with 3 or 4 comorbidities, and very obese people. We know that at least half of the people who have the virus have no symptoms and most of those who do have symptoms have “mild,” “flu-like” symptoms and they get over it.

Yet, the sheeple masses have allowed government criminals and imbeciles to order the people’s businesses shut down, ordering the people to have to stay at home for no good reason, impose this idiotic “social distancing” crap, impose mask orders when we know that masks don’t prevent transmission of respiratory viruses because the viruses are too small to be blocked, and now imposing vaccine mandates even though the “vaccines” don’t work and weren’t even intended to prevent infection or transmission of viruses! The vaccine nazis are out there now.

And now there’s a “surge” in “cases” and hospitalizations, which officials, bureaucrats and doctors are lying about for financial incentives and/or for political reasons, or they are just too ignorant and incompetent to know the truth.

We know that they have changed the definition of a “case” from anyone who is sick and has symptoms to just anyone who tests positive for the virus. We know that the positive test results from PCR tests are all false positives because of high cycle threshold numbers that the testers are turning back up at this time and probably intentionally. And “hospitalizations” means largely people who are already in the hospital for other non-Covid reasons but who tested positive for the virus that turned them into a “Covid case.” And ICUs are usually at high capacity in most circumstances and that is what hospitals want in order to make them money.

But the sheeple believe what government bureaucrats tell them and what the bureaucrats’ corporate media repeaters tell the sheeple, without doing any independent investigative research (I mean the sheeple as well as the brain-dead “news” media), just like after 9/11 and throughout this whole 20-year post-9/11 “war on terror,” which has been a war on freedom imposed by very sick people in Washington.

When the U.S. government closes down all U.S. military bases and “diplomatic” intrusions on foreign lands that are not U.S. territories and decides to cut it out with the invading, bombing, drone-striking, occupying foreign lands whose people don’t want their lands occupied, and murdering innocents overseas, then maybe we can better prevent retaliation on our own lands and actually have genuine security.