In Memory of Becky Akers

Another important libertarian writer has died (of cancer), Becky Akers, who was very prominent on the LewRockwell.com blog. Lew Rockwell posted this message from, apparently, Becky’s husband:

My darling Becky went very peacefully at 1:10 Monday morning. She made a beautiful little sound of goodbye and a tear formed in her eye. She is at peace.

Becky wrote for several different organizations, but many readers knew her as Becky Akers of LewRockwell.com. Thank you so very much for your support of her efforts to promote liberty for over twenty years.  

God bless you. 

She was a Bible-believing Christian and advocate of liberty, and a passionate opponent of government interventionism in both domestic affairs and foreign policy. LRC readers especially knew her for her anti-TSA blogs and articles and more recently her anti-face mask and anti-CovidCon blogs as well.

I remember going to LewRockwell.com as I do every day, and delighting in seeing another new Becky Akers blog. Her writing was clear, clever and creative and, of course I agreed with much of what she had to say.

Here are her article archive and blog archive on LewRockwell.Com.

Her writing has also appeared on the Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, Barron’s, the New York Post, American History Magazine, the Independent Review, Military History Magazine, and the Ottawa Citizen. 

And she’s written for The New American, and the Foundation for Economic Education as well. On her FEE article archive page, it states that her writing has also appeared on forbes.com, wnd.com, alternet.com, and ammoland.com. And she’s also had articles on the Daily Caller as well.

There was no more passionate opponent to the CovidCon, as she called it, or the Covid scamdemic, than Becky Akers. (Except ME, of course!) And she certainly opposed the fascist mandates, whether they were mask mandates, vaccine mandates  (mandates for dangerous, experimental mRNA drug injections fraudulently referred to as “vaccines” that are not vaccines), or testing mandates and forcing people to have swabs shoved up their noses.

Oftentimes Becky referred to “Parson Goat,” which I think refers to Christian ministers who obediently complied with mandates and required their congregations to muzzle and suffocate themselves or get drug injections for no good reason, or who closed their churches for no good reason.

Her article, The Church of Covid, is a typical example of her such writing criticizing the betrayals by church people. She wrote:

The plandemic has unleashed poltroons, fiends and mountebanks on us, but few are more contemptible than Parson Goat.

Why? Because we expect evil from politicians and bureaucrats. Tony “Can’t Keep My Story Straight” Falsi behaves according to his nature; anyone who trusts this lifelong Marxist is as ludicrous a fool as he is. Ditto for the other bureaucrats in “Public Health.”

As for that roll of criminals ranging from Governor “Nuisance” Newsom in Californiastan through “Killer” Cuomo in The People’s Democratic Republic of New York, they’re politicians. ‘Nuff said.

But Parson Goat—graduate of seminary, preacher of the Word of God, supposedly devoted to Jesus Christ and His Gospel—well, much was given him, and so we require much from him.

Alas, he’s failed to deliver. To us and to the Lord, that is.

But he’s cooperated handsomely with Our Rulers to spread COVIDCon ever since he closed God’s house in direct violation of Scripture. Then, when politicians permitted him to re-open, he forced his sheep[le] to muzzle themselves, despite the Bible’s injunction to honor differing convictions.

Now comes his worst offence, if that’s possible: he’s turning our churches into Jab Joints.

All to enthusiastic if demonic applause from the corporate media: “…perhaps no one has been more effective at reaching older Black Virginians than pastors, preaching the lifesaving benefits of immunizations from the pulpit.” Yeah, why waste time on the Gospel when you can spout Marxist propaganda instead? One cleric even blasphemes “the blood of a lamb that kept the angel of death away” at Passover—and prefigured our Savior—by comparing it to The Jab: “This vaccine could be seen as putting blood on the doorpost,” he said. “We’re hoping and praying to get this plague to move on.” (Seriously, Buddy? I guess we can lay the myth of “systemic racism” to rest once and for all if you’ve led such a cushy life you dignify the flu as a “plague.”)

Parson Goat is never more infuriating than when he dabbles in politics. First off, he’s almost always illiterate in the subject; I’ve never met the cleric who can morally distinguish taxation from theft or explain why bureaucrats may properly steal from us but we sin if we rob them.

Second, Goats are intractable in their ignorance.

But we’ll give this heretic the benefit of the doubt and assume he’s obtuse rather than crooked—so obtuse he hasn’t considered his culpability when The Jab’s victims begin dying, losing vision, suffering paralysis, and convulsing. Yo, Parson: the government granted Big Pharma an exemption from liability—which leaves you as the chump holding the bag.

Here is a blog she wrote on the religious exemptions to mandates for the “vaccine” that’s not a vaccine.

Here is one of her many blogs on the masks, sharing some of her readers’ comments on the useless self-suffocating devices.

Sometimes she was quite overt in her criticism of the sheeple complying with the unnecessary mask diktats: “Yo, Masked Morons: take a lesson and give up your security-blanket before it becomes a long-standing practice.”

Sadly, I think the masks are now becoming a long-standing practice among the True Believer sheeple.

And she continues in this blog: “And the Stockholm Syndrome prompts many of our fellow hostages to prattle that after all, the government has our best interests at heart, so we should obey its commands, however ludicrous or even harmful they may be.”

And this blog is titled, “More on Masks, Unfortunately,” in which Becky wrote:

Meanwhile, most of the Masked Morons apparently overlook this detail about their newest toy as well: “Masks get saturated with moisture from the mouth and nose after about 20 minutes. Once they’re wet, they no longer form a barrier against viruses trying to come through or exit.”

“Or exit.” Think about that. The gentleman who sent me both these stories boasts a scientific background; he’s so knowledgeable in his field of “injury biomechanics” that he’s testified in court as an expert witness all over North America. And he phrased that idea this way: “The face mask is a petri dish for growing pathogens. Why should people be required to wear biomedical waste on their face and expose others to this toxic brew?”

He also “checked the CDC website. They warn that any employee must immediately wash hands after even touching the mask. I see employees of supermarkets fiddling with their masks all the time. They are transmitting viruses and bacteria to everything they touch thereafter.”

Eeeewww. So all you clerks can quit giving the Great Unmasked dirty looks.

At this point, studies abound proving the dangers of constantly sporting a mask, both to the wearer and to others. The politicians issuing these decrees prize their own power above all else; they couldn’t care less about imperiling us, so long as their reign continues. And the folks who obey their edicts despise facts and logic; they run on emotion, as Our Rulers well know. The serfs want to feel good about themselves. Politicians’ ceaseless injunctions to “protect others” resonate far more loudly with them than do any pleas to respect freedom. Then, too, masks are a very visible and relatively simple way for a True Believer to broadcast his Marxist faith in Leviathan.

Besides the CovidCon scamdemic, “vaccines” that are not vaccines and masks, Becky had also written many blogs and articles on the fascist TSA.

I searched LewRockwell.com for “Becky Akers TSA,” and there are just too many articles and blogs by Becky on the “Thieves and Sexual Assailants,” as she would call them. For example, in this post Becky described how TSA whistleblowers are treated, and how TSA is a hostile work environment.

And I wanted to quote from a particularly good one. In “NFL, DHS, TSA (Apologies To the Few Members of the Alphabet I Left Out),” Becky wrote about the TSA wannabes of the NFL:

Sure, I’m a sexist: I expect men to be men. And I expect men who tackle and fight other men on fields as drenched in testosterone as the NFL’s to exhibit that manliest of virtues, courage. But no: the NFL’s fraidy-cats bleated in 2011 that the police-state should grope “all fans … from the ankles up … to improve fan safety.” Right. Why don’t such Nervous Nellies admit that sexual assault of every attendee is far more dangerous than whatever peril they’re pretending to prevent? Instead, they treat folks who’ve shelled out megabucks for tickets as criminals rather than customers. Then they pull the same scam the TSA does, with that Satanic agency as their accomplice: they sell fans the right to enter stadia as they used to, free of manhandling, just as the TSA sells “PreCheck” to passengers fed up with its groping.

Moreover, according to an article TK forwarded me, the busybodies at the Department of Homeland Stupidity  inflict themselves on hapless fans in yet another way: “…federal agents who usually fight terrorists [sic for ‘who usually gate-rape innocent passengers’] are stalking [Minneapolis’] skyways and scrutinizing shopping tags to figure out if they can seize” the “fake Super Bowl merchandise … flooding into the Twin Cities this week…”

It’s a big problem, according to the National Football League.

“Before last year’s Super Bowl in Houston, agents [sic for ‘thugs’] with the Department of Homeland Security [sic for ‘Insecurity’] — working [sic] with local law enforcement — confiscated more than 260,000 counterfeit items worth more than $20 million, court records show. A total of 56 people were arrested for selling illegal merchandise, including fake tickets to the big game.

“And that wasn’t the biggest haul. That happened in 2016, when 450,000 illegal items worth $39 million were seized.”

And what is Our Rulers’ response to the “big problem” troubling their cronies at the NFL? “On Monday, a Hennepin County judge granted the league and its agents permission to seize all suspected contraband without the notices typically required in court.” Ah! Do I smell the TSA’s rank stench as it coaches the NFL on ditching such niceties as search warrants and other constraints on badged bullies?

I despise sports nor ever attend a game, so it’s easy for me to ask why anyone in his right mind not only tolerates but actually pays –and pays a lot — for such abuse. But then I wonder the same thing about passengers on airlines.

Besides her articles on the TSA, CovidCon and the suffocation devices, Becky also wrote about the FBI’s concocting terrorism plots in order to thwart them, such as when the CIA and NYPD helped in such a noble effort.

As a historian, Becky was also enthusiastically interested in the American Revolution and the Founding of America, which she termed more recently, Amerika. She had written two novels, Halestorm and Abducting Arnold.

Her first novel, Halestorm, is available at Amazon, which has this description:

Handsome, brilliant, memorable: he was the wrong man for the wrong assignment. No wonder his first mission behind enemy lines was also his last. But from his failure came the hope and determination that birthed a new nation.

The name’s Hale, Nathan Hale, the most endearing hero of the American Revolution. Halestorm presents the true—well, mostly true; OK, partially true—story of the legendary 21-year-old spy who hanged after regretting he had only one life to give for his country.

Early death ought to be enough disaster for any guy, but Nathan also has a spirited sweetheart, a penchant for puns—and a deadly rival for his lady’s hand.

Filled with love and conflict, murder and betrayal, Halestorm stirs our deepest emotions as it transports readers to the exotic world of Revolutionary America and asks, “What would you choose: love, honor, or freedom?”

And her sequel to Halestorm, Abducting Arnold, is also available at Amazon, which has this description:

Benedict Arnold is the archetypal traitor—or was he? Abducting Arnold is historical fiction at its best, richly dramatizing the American Revolution’s most brilliant officer while turning little-known history into an edge-of-your-seat thriller.

Cry, laugh, exult and rage as you read of General Arnold’s attempt to betray the Patriots’ Cause. When his fellow officers foil his treachery in the nick of time, Arnold flees to British lines in New York City, the most wanted man in America.

Now, three months later, a young woman joins him. Clem Shippen is as skilled in the kitchen as she is homely, a cousin-in-law with scarce prospects for marriage who has previously served as Arnold’s cook. But this time there’s an added ingredient: she is also a spy for General George Washington. He hopes to kidnap the traitorous Arnold and smuggle him back to American lines for trial and execution with Clem’s enthusiastic help. Enthusiastic, that is, until she realizes that Arnold may be a hero after all—and uncovers explosive information tying her fate and that of the new country to his…

A novel of espionage, heartbreakingly close calls, and profound betrayal, Abducting Arnold will entrance you from its opening pages to its surprising denouement!

And I wanted to repost this April 13, 2020 interview here that Becky did with Patriot’s Lament radio, regarding the Covid hysteria and the Soviet Amerikan churches closing down in their obedience to their real god, the State. She was a knowledgeable Bible-believing Christian who defended civil disobedience. In the interview she also addressed the TSA (“Thieves and Sexual Assailants”) and the parents who willingly bring their precious children to airports to be criminally assaulted by TSA thugs and rapists.

I sure did look forward to Becky Akers’s blogs and articles, and found her and her writing to be inspiring. She definitely had an influence on me, that’s for sure. Her passing is quite a loss, and is truly a loss for the liberty movement.

The Transgender Crusades: Another Case for Abolishing Government Schools

May 4, 2022

Here is my latest article on Activist Post: The Transgender Crusades: Another Case for Abolishing Government Schools

Revelations regarding the sexualization of children and transgender crusades are making a good case for abolishing government schools, also known as “public schools.”

The uproar over the schools’ mistreatment of children can now join other past scandals involving sexual exploitation of children, such as the scandal with the Boy Scouts, and the Catholic priests, especially in the Boston area. An atmosphere of enabling abuse has been seen in other areas, including show business, media and the arts.

For example, Harvey Weinstein, and other celebrities for years got away with their sexual misconduct and abuse amid an enabling Hollywood culture which has also been plagued with pedophilia scandals

Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and other media celebrities were also enabled with silence by colleagues and managements.

And in the classical music world, the late opera conductor James Levine chased after teenage boys, with some of Levine’s alleged victims having described the atmosphere of control as a “cult.” Apparently orchestras and their managements turned a blind eye to the tête-à-têtes between Levine and teenage boys.

And then there is the intentional confusion of the genders in our society, such as in the corporate world.

Disney, for example, is “committed to ‘exploring queer stories’ and has created a ‘tracker’ to make sure they are creating enough ‘gender nonconforming characters,’ ‘canonical trans characters,’ and ‘canonical bisexual characters’,” according to Christopher Rufo.

Are the people at Disney living in some alternate universe?

Such seems to be the case in education, sadly.

Not only is there apparently an enabling atmosphere of sexualizing childhood in the schools, but an enthusiastic atmosphere.

The crusade to sexualize childhood with sex discussions and sexually explicit children’s books in the classrooms, has been going on for years, as reported recently by Michelle Malkin.

It sure makes me want to again call for getting government out of the education business.

The sexualization of children in their earlier years sets the stage for further, more direct exploitation and sexual abuse of students by teachers in middle and high school. Reported incidents involving sexual contact by teachers or coaches, as well as including the use of pornography and explicit sexual language, have been on the rise. And such incidents of sexual misconduct and abuse involve students against students as well.
Besides the general trend of the schools enabling the sexualization of childhood, could the destructive transgender crusade be contributing to a culture of abuse?

More recently in the news was the Florida “don’t say gay” bill that had nothing to do with not saying gay but merely prohibited the inclusion of sexual and gender-related discussions in the school curriculum.

During that controversy, various videos were posted on the Internet including a self-proclaimed transgender kindergarten “teacher” who, in an apparent remote-learning video lesson, discussed transgender issues with kids ages 5 to 7. The self-proclaimed transgender “teacher” inappropriately gets into details of his/her own personal gender-related situation.

Now, why exactly are so many people now insisting on discussing sexual issues with little kids? It’s like a crusade now, to have to discuss transgender, sexual orientation or otherwise LGBT topics — with little kids!

And while this cultish transgender movement is going on in the private schools as well as government schools, it is still a good case for throwing government-run and government-controlled “education” into the dustbin of history, in my view.

And it’s not just discussion in general. The “teachers” are getting very personal and intrusive toward the kids. Why is it necessary to have to drill some kind of “gender affirming” (or denying) regime into little kids? Why do the children have to announce their gender or gender identity to the class?

Can you see the intrusiveness of such treatment by these “teachers” of the little kids? I can imagine the feelings of intimidation and humiliation experienced by the kids. Why else would a teacher continue to ask a child, for example, “Are you sure you’re a boy?” if not to intimidate and humiliate the child?

Now that is what I would call “bullying” by teachers, i.e. ideologues. Is the teacher trying to make the child feel shame for being a boy, or being a girl?

The truth is, what these “woke” activists are doing, and as a matter of their official curriculum, is confusing children and messing them up emotionally more than the kids might already be. 

And in some cases, the activists tell the kids something like, “Don’t tell your parents about this,” and so on. Hmm, what are they hiding? That’s the kind of thing that child molesters would say to their victims.

No, I’m not saying the transgender activists are child molesters. But I am saying some of the things I have heard make these people sound like child molesters, especially given their apparent avoidance of being exposed.

Another example of how “teachers” try to hide their indoctrination and invasiveness  from parents is the phenomenon of the “secret gender transition closets.” Here, the kids change into their opposite-gender clothing when they get to school and then change back to their parents-approved clothes before leaving the school. So their parents don’t know what’s going on in school.

Regarding the activists exploiting the children’s insecurity, they need to understand that many children go through phases in which the children express curiosity of or desire to be the opposite sex, but they grow out of it. It’s a normal phase in their development.
Narcissistic activists do not seem to respect the natural curiosity of the child, or understand that it is just a normal but temporary phase. Activists have an agenda they want to impose on the little ones, apparently.

And yes, the sex-pushing activists are narcissists, as they do not seem to have an awareness of the negative impact their invasiveness has on a vulnerable child.

Such disrespectful treatment by “adults” causes the little kids feelings of distrust, humiliation, shame, and can cause the kids to have a future of dysfunction, depression or other mental health problems.

Is it more than just intrusive and intimidating sex-related questions or discussions that the crusaders insist on having with little children? What else might be going on?
In my view, these “teachers” really sound like pedophiles and perverts. Now, I’m not saying they are pedophiles and perverts, just that this group sure sounds like pedophiles and perverts.

Is there any way to force the schools to just teach math and reading? Do the teachers know how to teach math and reading anymore? (Probably not, given that the tax-supported colleges most of them attended emphasize kooky sex-related social agendas and not math and reading.)

There have to be ways to reverse the corruption of our institutions and social decay of society. Abolishing income taxes would be a good start. A society, including its education system, based on the involuntary seizure of earnings and wealth by the government rulers is destined to become corrupt.

And in education, abolishing the government schools would be a good thing. No government funding of educational institutions, because such funding is received through coercive and immoral means (taxation). Educational institutions and their funding being made entirely voluntary, as with other services on a free market, would be the moral way to run education and would promote more moral behavior in the schools, in my view.

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Libertarianism Is the Best Alternative to the Democrats and Republicans

Laurence Vance at the Future of Freedom Foundation presents the “Libertarian Brand,” clarifying some confusion about libertarianism that many people unfortunately have. Not necessarily the Libertarian Party but libertarianism in general. This terrific article also includes summaries of the Democrat and Republican parties and their brands, and why libertarianism is the way to have a free society.

Secession, Withdrawing Consent, Restoring Freedom

Southern Catholic Mom has this article urging people to uncleave. That is, to uncleave from:

those who worship the Covid religion, the “mandate” religions, the face masking and face covering religions, the jab-or-job religions. the BLM religion, the blood-libel-against-White-people religions, the snuffing in assisted living and hospitals religions, the kinky and degenerate religions (LGBTQ?, drag-queen story hour librarians, child-sex propagandists everywhere),  the gardening and self-sufficient hating religions, the government schools loving religions, the war-loving religions, the cop and soldier worshipping religions, the government and government employees worshipping religions, and all other human-hating religions

And she goes on about the government schools, although private schools as well. And other aspects of how our society has been corrupted by government and the collectivist mindset. “Let us begin our secession, withdraw our consent…” Yep.

And for several years there has been this movement to get liberty lovers to move to New Hampshire. Although sadly there have been “liberal” refugees from Massachusetts and other blue states who have moved to NH and bringing with them the same policies from which they have been fleeing in their blue states. The current U.S. senators from NH, for instance, are the awful Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen, both Democrats. Who would vote for them?

But there is hope for New Hampshire. The twitter user “Move to NH,” @NHpilled, has this thread on some of the pro-freedom bills that have been passed in the NH House and headed on to the Senate. If passed in the upper chamber, let’s hope that Gov. Chris Sununu signs them all into law.

I’ll post the initial tweet and if you want to look at all the subsequent tweets which list all the accomplishments you can click on the tweet and do that. But I will quote some of them here.

If the tweet doesn’t show up here, this is the link to it.

Here are just some of @NHpilled’s examples of House-passed pro-freedom bills:

“HB1178 prohibits state and local law enforcement from enforcing certain federal firearms laws.”

“HB1636 extends constitutional carry to OHRVs, the main area that was overlooked in the historic CC bill passed in 2017!”

“HB1668 was defeated which would have required background checks for all gun sales including private sales between individuals and noncommercial sales (i.e. gifts). Background checks continue to be optional in the Live Free or Die state!”

“HB1431 creates a “Parental bill of rights” which allows parents to opt out of sexual and gender curriculum in schools, direct the moral and religious upbringing of their children, the right to access and review all school records of their child, and much more!” (I’ll bet that Southern Catholic Mom would especially like this one!)

“HB1280 bans a parent’s refusal to vaccinate a child as a reason to terminate parental rights.”

“HB1131 Prohibits mask mandates in government (public) schools.”

“HB1455- state nullification of federal vaccine mandates. In other words, the state will not assist or collaborate with the federal government to enforce federal vaccine mandates.”

“HB1022 legalizes the sale of Ivermectin by pharmacies.”

“HB1330 eliminates licensing requirements for medical technicians.”

“HB 1495-explicitly prohibits the state from requiring businesses to require vaccine documentation or documentation related to vaccination or immunity status.”

“HB 1606 making the state vaccine registry an opt-in program.” (Why does a “state vaccine registry” even exist?)

“HB1097 provides that all income received by NH residents physically performed in NH shall not be subject to taxation as earned income in any other state. Making this a tax sanctuary state for those that work virtually.”

“HB 1425 expands the protections for the taking of real property by eminent domain.”

“HB1221 reduces the Business Profits Tax rate, effectively reducing taxes by $8 million annually.”

“HB 1171 exempts niche beauty services (such as hair braiding) from occupational and shop license requirements.”

And “HB1282 requires law enforcement to obtain a warrant before receiving customer information from common carriers.”

Wow!

The Latest Realistic Commentary on the Russia-Ukraine Issue

There are many people now who are ignorantly and stupidly just repeating propaganda and the anti-Russia talking points of the warmongers who want to continue expanding U.S. government and military overseas, and apparently want World War III. I am just here and watching all this unfold. The mindless crap is unbelievable.

Meanwhile, Laurence Vance discusses what Americans should do if they are concerned about Ukraine.

Jonathan Turley has a great post about the politicians and commentators labeling war opponents as “traitors.” And the artistic venues like the Metropolitan opera kicking long-time opera stars off the stage because they will not sufficiently denounce Vlad Putin. Really, Peter Gelb? You take after Joseph McCarthy, apparently? And it seems that Claire McCaskill, Alyssa Farah, Ana Navarro, and Whoopi Goldberg, of MSNBC, CNN and “The View” all must have a cumulative IQ of about 75, if that much.
David Stockman has this historical summary of the Russia-Ukraine situation, with his own usual witty commentary mixed in. And Joseph Solis-Mullen has some unpleasant facts that we’re not supposed to say about the war in Ukraine.

And Jacob Hornberger reminds us of JFK’s rejection of the national security state’s anti-Russia animus.

Collectivism, Nationalism and Centralization Are Not Compatible with a Free Society

Rethuglican Sen. Willard Romney, the lone Rethug who voted to keep masking and stifling little kids as young as 2 and for no good reason, has decided to call former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard a “treasonous liar” in her discussions of U.S. funded bio labs in Ukraine. Frankly I think Romney is treasonous in his vote for government-imposed child abuse of little kids. Pierre Delecto is scum.

And why is it that so many of today’s “liberals,” really not liberal but just leftists, are the warmongers of today? They want the U.S. government and military to get involved in the Russia-Ukraine war. I think one reason for such idiocy is the long-lasting Trump Derangement Syndrome they suffer, because many of them are brainwashed to believe that Trump colluded with Russia and Putin to steal the 2016 election, regardless of how debunked all those claims have been.

But many “conservatives” are just as bad in the warmongering. Like the leftists, the “conservatives” or neocons or “hawks” don’t mind the thought of having World War III and nuclear war.

I think that much of the responsibility in the irrationality of today belongs to the government schools. Education shouldn’t be run or controlled by the government. We are suffering from the disaster of government schools, euphemistically known as “public schools.” See Murray Rothbard on the education issue. We need to de-monopolize education away from government control, as well as de-monopolize everything else.

The society is collapsing before our very eyes because the majority of the population have been indoctrinated to believe whatever the government tells them, hook, line and sinker. Generations of people are indoctrinated to be non-independent thinking robots, obedient slaves of centralized regimes, federal, state and local.

Besides the Russia-Ukraine issue, another example that I have seen recently of how people don’t think or pay attention and just react emotionally to situations is in New Hampshire. A bill to put a question on the ballot for NH to secede from the “union” sunk like a rock.

This post shows tweets by some of the NH state representatives who clearly believed the bill was a vote to secede from the “union,” when it was a bill to just put the question on the ballot. Now, some of the representatives understood what the bill was, but they really believed that it was dangerous to let the commoners, or the riffraff as some of them see us, have a say as to whether or not become independent.

Why, how dare we. Even though the American Revolutionaries became independent from the British regime. They seceded.

Democrat state senators Lou D’Allesandro and Cindy Rosenwald tweeted that the House just voted to “secede from the United States.” No, you couple of morons, they voted whether or not to put the question on the ballot to let the citizens vote on the question!

Rep. David Meuse tweeted, “When they’re not attacking public health, teachers, local control, union members, voting rights and working people—some NH Republicans think it’s a good idea to attack America instead.”

“Attack America”? Look who’s attacking America, the one who opposes letting the people vote on an issue! And Rep. Manny Espitia tweeted, “These 13 Representatives should be ashamed of themselves. Their vote to secede from the United States of America is disgraceful.”

So, Manny not only shows his ignorance of what a bill actually proposes, he calls people who believe in independence “disgraceful.”

And this is New Hampshire, everybody. The “Live Free Or Die” state.

Several others quoted in that Free State blog use words like, “traitors,” “Batsh*t insane GOPers,” “right wing crazy group,” and so on.

So this is a result of our government-run and government-monopolized education system. No wonder more informed and rational people want to secede!

These people really need to read the Declaration of Independence, which reads in part, “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.”

And the Declaration goes on to list the abuses of the King. In today’s context, it can refer to the abuses of the U.S. regime in Washington. The IRS goes after conservatives and Tea Partiers, the IRS and Congress steal from the workers yet bureaucrats live high off the hog on the stolen workers’ earnings, the CIA provokes foreigners to make Americans less safe, the NSA spies on Americans without suspicion and due process, the FBI concocts “terrorist plots” so the FBI can thwart their own plots that they concoct, the FBI makes up conspiracies to kidnap governors to frame or entrap people, the FBI instigates Capitol riots and “insurrections” and then persecute those who attended a rally and puts innocent people in solitary confinement without charges, etc., etc., etc. What’s not to like about these people?

Speaking of the FBI instigating Capitol riots, I’m sure the people opposing letting citizens vote on secession and/or opposing secession itself would approve of FBI going after people who attended a Trump rally and having the rally attendees’ own teenage kids spy on them on behalf of the FBI.

As far as “treasonous” “traitors,” Romney should talk, given he imposed his RomneyCare on the people of Massachusetts just so he could use it as an “accomplishment” in his failed run for President.

And there are people who are brainwashed and believe that Americans must be loyal to the regime in Washington, like we have some sort of obligation as citizens. So if we criticize gubmint policies we are “traitors,” as we’re hearing from people who oppose Biden’s warmongering.

Sorry, fascists. It’s the government and its bureaucrats and senators who are obligated to be loyal to the people! The bureaucrats are the ones who swear an oath to support and defend the Constitution, which includes the Bill of Rights. It is the employees of government who are obligated to be loyal to the people, not the other way around!

Unfortunately, the trend now is toward an authoritarian reversal of the Constitutional definition of treason, to now refer to when citizens show disloyalty to the government or to its bureaucrats. If you criticize the regime you are a traitor, according to the new authoritarians.

And as far as secession and decentralization, ALL the states should secede and become separate independent “nation-states,” and that is the only way to preserve and protect the society as a free society. And then, of course, each state can further decentralize, all the cities and towns and so on. And most of the functions of society that are currently seized and usurped by government fascists can be handled locally, privately and voluntarily. No stealing, no compulsion or coercion by a monopolist fascist.

So, why exactly doesn’t our current collectivist centralization of power and dependence on Washington work if we want this to be a free society?

Because first of all the territory is just too big. Hundreds of thousands of square miles. And also too many people. The population of 330,000,000 is just too big to all be one single country or one single political unit. It’s like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.

Anyway, if you haven’t already learned the hard way by now, government is crap. It just is. And bureaucrats are scum. That’s just the way they are.

So to conclude, the nationalism and collectivism that has been going on mainly by the millions of obedient products of government schools, and the way the society is structured and centralized with government-monopolized functions, are not compatible with a free society.

What the Flag-Waving Truckers Might Be Missing

This video was linked to by Freedom’s Phoenix. I’m not familiar with this guy, Urban Farmer Curtis Stone, but this is an important message that people need to hear. He points to the flag-waving truckers in Canada and asks, Why are you waving that flag? He notes that the flag represents the corporate nation-state and when you wave or wear its flag you are acknowledging your subjugation to the nation-state. Gary Barnett on LewRockwell.com makes some similar important points. Curtis says the system we have now is dying and that the rulers want you to hang on so it can take you down with it. Instead, build a new system.

Separation of Education and State

Jacob Hornberger: The Critical Race Theory Controversy.

Some excerpts:

Conservatives and progressives are at it again. They are attacking each other big time over whether Critical Race Theory should be taught in secondary schools and colleges and universities. The fundraising appeals are flying, as each side exhorts people to send in their donations to support whichever side is sending out the fundraising appeal.

What’s the freedom response to all this statist silliness? Get government out of education entirely! Separate school and state at the state and local level. No more public (i.e., government) schools. No more licensing of private schools. No more elected school boards. No more school districts. No more compulsory-attendance laws. No more school taxes. In other words, a total free market in education.

By the same token, no more state-supported colleges and universities. No more education grants. No more grants to build college and university buildings and facilities. No more state financial aid to students. No more taxes to fund colleges and universities. A total separation of colleges and universities at both the federal and state government levels. Colleges and universities would be voluntarily funded through donations and tuitions.

A separation of education and the state would depoliticize the CRT controversy. All the hype would disappear. At the secondary level…

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“Juneteenth” Now a Legal Holiday. No, Slavery Has Not Ended in America

The nudniks in the U.S. CONgress have voted to make “Juneteenth” a federal holiday, standing for June 19th of 1865 that was supposedly the “end of slavery” in America.

Well, it was the end of chattel slavery in America, which is when an individual directly owns and keeps another and can sell or buy such enslaved as personal property, and in the absence of a voluntary contract. The slave master can order the enslaved to do this or that involuntarily.

Prior to 1865, this was a legally permissible arrangement and it was enforced by law. Further, if an enslaved individual escaped and fled there were also laws in place called “fugitive slave laws,” in which people had to capture the runaway slaves and bring them back to their “owners.” President “Honest Abe” Lincoln 100% supported and enforced such laws.

But in 1865 it was not the end of “slavery” in America. So, this “Juneteenth” or June 19th is a misnomer.

Believe me, we still have slavery in Amerika, in the truest sense of the word.

For instance, if you allow the bureaucrats in Washington or your state or city government to confiscate money or earnings from your bank account or paycheck without your consent, then you are a “slave.” They own you.

Your labor is then involuntary and in service to government, without a voluntary contract. You have no choice. You are their slave. Some people prefer the word “serf.” But they do own you. People who are owned by others are slaves, in my view.

Your being a free human living by voluntary agreements has been “legally” canceled and replaced by your being a slave to your lobbyist masters, your politician masters, your military/security contractor masters, your Big Pharma masters, and all the other recipients of your earnings that are in return for your labor, earnings that are taken from you involuntarily using coercion and threats to your life.

Some people object to my using the word “slave” to describe what people are in Amerika. “You’re trivializing black people’s slavery,” etc. No, I’m not doing that.

That slavery was specifically chattel slavery as noted above. But in our current society, if you are forced to do labor involuntarily and your justly-acquired property is stolen away from you then you really are a slave.

There are other forms of the people being owned by others. If you consume or ingest any kind of chemical substance that only  bureaucrats and their enforcers approve of, because of threats against you if you disobey, then you are enslaved to their control that they have no moral authority to have.

When the government decides for you what you may or may not put into your own body, then the government is your ultimate owner. The government owns your body, not you. Does that not make you a slave?

In contrast, when you decide what you will put into your own body, with or without anyone else’s permission, then you own you.

And if government like the nazi state of New York orders you to have to have an untested, experimental drug injected into your body against your will or informed consent, then you are a slave to those bureaucrats. They own you and your body.

But back to the black people or other minorities and slavery. We know that the “war on drugs,” the government prohibiting certain drugs and enforcing such prohibition with gestapo force and zeal, is a racist drug war. Government’s drug bureaucrats and their enforcers have been targeting black people for 50 years.

Yet at the same time the government such as FDA and CDC apparatchiks push the worst “legal” pharmaceutical drugs onto the people, and idiot “doctors” worship at the feet of the pharmaceutical companies and will do whatever the corporate dictators want. I guess those dumb “doctors” are slaves as well. And so are the millions of ignorant sheeple who still in the 21st Century have this blind, superstitious faith in pharmaceutical drugs and establishment medicine in general, despite how incompetent and corrupt the typical moron with an “MD” is today, and despite how many people have been further sickened or killed by pharmaceutical drugs.

Another way that government apparatchiks including the union thugs have been targeting black people is through government-mandated minimum wage laws. When the government makes it unlawful for an employer to pay a worker below a government-mandated minimum wage, if employers can’t afford to pay the higher wage, then the employer cuts that job.

That is why unemployment levels go up when higher prices for labor are imposed or raised by the fascists. Price controls cause shortages (or over-supply), in this case a shortage of jobs available for the young or otherwise low-skilled would-be workers.

Not only do jobs get cut by businesses in city after city when minimum wage goes up, but many businesses have to close down because business owners can’t afford the higher costs of labor imposed on them by fascists.

So, because these minimum wage laws greatly affect young black people in the cities, the government essentially is locking out the young black people from getting their foot in the door of opportunity by causing the number of available jobs to shrink.

And what about all those “Black Lives Matter” and Antifa riots, looting, property destruction and arson and burning down hundreds and hundreds of businesses in cities, businesses that were owned by black businesspeople and that employed black workers? What does this say about the power BLM/Antifa marauders have over others who are black and who choose to peacefully make a living in life?

A lot of the “Black Lives Matter” and Antifa marauders and thugs are white, by the way. (White, brainwashed loony-tunes snowflake nazis.)

And have you seen the BLM/Antifa mobs ganging up on restaurant patrons dining outside and the mobsters ordering the diners to have to chant stupid mantras along with them? The fascist mob is really saying, “You shut up, slave, I own you so you better do what I tell you to do and say what I tell you to say!” (Hmmm, should they read “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie? Ya think?)

That reminds me, if you censor yourself to protect a fragile snowflake from being triggered, then that snowflake owns you, you are a slave to the snowflake. Or if you censor yourself out of fear of being “canceled,” or fear of your bank or credit card company closing your account, then you are a slave to them, no? (Now, I am not suggesting that people take the risk of losing finances in the name of speaking your mind, that risk is up to you. But, I am merely describing the situation matter-of-factly.) So, slavery in the general sense of the word has not ended in Amerika.

A lot of those people, by the way, who support government taxation-theft of private wealth and more and more taxation-thefts, who support minimum wage laws, drug prohibition or mandatory drug/vaccine laws, are the same ones who want to transform the U.S. into a society of total socialism/communism. They want slavery, in other words.

In a nutshell, socialism or communism is slavery of the individual by the rulers.

When we have a free society people are free to make use of and benefit from their own abilities and labor however they want, and without a bureaucrat’s permission or intrusion. People own their own lives, their bodies, their labor and the earnings from their labor, and their justly-acquired property. Trades, transactions, associations are all voluntary in a free society. No coercion. That is the non-slavery way of life.

But in socialism/communism, the government tells you what you may or may not do with your own life, your labor and property. That is because under such a system the bureaucrats are the ultimate owners of everything and everyone. Your movements, associations, trades and transactions are not voluntary, they are involuntary. Much if not all of life’s activities are under the control of bureaucrat-parasites. They are the owners, you are the slaves. And that is what the people on the left want, with them being in control of everything and being the ultimate owners of everything and everyone.

Over the many decades we have already seen many examples of how government bureaucrats are our ultimate owners, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Their diktats, regulations and controls, orders, thefts and enslavements are enforced by the “law enforcement” branch of the bureaucracy.

Remembering Robert Wenzel: Group Discussion on Rumble

Last week I did a post on Robert Wenzel, of EconomicPolicyJournal.com and TargetLiberty.com, who died about 2 weeks ago unexpectedly at the age of 63.

Here is a video discussion on Rumble by Joseph Cotto, Walter Block, Michael Edelstein, Murray Sabrin, Chris Rossini, and others, with their remembrances of Robert Wenzel:

https://rumble.com/vi0mp7-remembering-robert-wenzel-with-murray-sabrin-walter-block-michael-r.-edelst.html

Robert Wenzel, R.I.P.

Libertarian economics writer Robert Wenzel has died. His two blogs, EconomicPolicyJournal.com and TargetLiberty.com have for years been among the go-to blogs for libertarian-based economic analysis and libertarian philosophy and commentary. The loss definitely will leave a void, for sure.

Wenzel just put it all out there, his criticisms of the Black Lives Matter movement and Marxism in general, the modern cultural Marxism movement, Keynesian “economics” and socialism, and the present-day Covid scamdemic, as well as his promotion of the libertarian non-aggression principle and the private property society. Such commentary will surely be missed.

And regarding his death, it was apparently unexpected. At least, it was a shock to me, given that he had not mentioned on his blogs any recent illnesses or serious conditions. Tom Woods noted that Wenzel had “died peacefully in his bed.” And then I saw on Murray Sabrin’s blog the same thing, that he had died in his sleep, according to Wenzel’s daughter-in-law. And supposedly he was only 63.

Wenzel didn’t really say much about his personal life. I had the impression that he was either a single bachelor, or divorced. He may have mentioned an ex-wife, but I am not certain about that. So now we know that he had a daughter-in-law, and obviously at least one son. There really is no information about him, no particular obituary (so far), etc. He apparently had died around May 25th, a week ago.

He had been living in San Francisco or the greater SF area, and had given frequent updates on various situations there, such as how Walgreens had to close multiple stores because of government-approved shoplifting, for example. Wenzel had described how security guards or police are only allowed to make shoplifters give back the stolen merchandise at the door, but with no arrests if the merchandise is less than $950.

And he had described over this Year of the Covid Scamdemic how most of the sheeple in SF were masked, even outdoors, on their bike, or walking alone with no one around, or in the car alone. And he described and had video of one confrontation he had with a young male mask-stasi in the elevator yelling at him for not wearing a mask. The elevator stasi guy was hysterical (and I don’t mean “funny” hysterical). I found the post.

Wenzel’s first blog Economic Policy Journal included a lot of informative posts and articles on economics with analysis and commentary. Here is his 2018 book Foundations of Private Property Society Theory. And here is his most recent video from his series “This Week in Economics,” An Introduction to Austrian School Business Cycle Theory.

Also, you might be interested in hearing Wenzel’s 2012 interview with Gary Johnson when Johnson was running for President the first time as a Libertarian (sic) Party candidate.

And I was proud to have my own article, Libertarians for Socialism, on Wenzel’s Economic Policy Journal.

After years of EconomicPolicyJournal.com, Wenzel decided to put the more political, social and philosophical news and commentary on a new, separate blog, Target Liberty. It was there where his thought-provoking commentaries on issues like BLM, criminal justice and government police, the political class, and the insanity of Covid policies are located. He covered many issues.

On the right sidebar toward the top of Wenzel’s Target Liberty, he has a list of links to the “most popular posts in the last 30 days,” including MIT Researchers Infiltrated a Covid-19 Lockdown/Mask Skeptics Community: This is What They Found, and State Department Memo Authorizes and Encourages the Hanging of BLM Flag at All US Diplomatic and Consular Posts. A similar list is at the top right sidebar of his Economic Policy Journal.

Of course, I read Wenzel’s two blogs each day for years, and it’s hard to believe that such blogs will not continue. It is hard to believe that he actually died, without any advance notice. Perhaps someone can let us know what exactly the cause of death was. And if that’s too personal and invasive of me to ask, then never mind. But this really is a shock.

Larken Rose on Voluntaryism 101 – Lesson #1: “Law Enforcers”

Larken Rose, author of The Most Dangerous Superstition, gives Lesson #1 in Voluntaryism 101, the subject of “Law Enforcers.” Crimes of aggression are bad, whether the aggressors are wearing a badge and employed by the government or are other people.

News and Commentary

Jacob Hornberger: Reform versus Freedom.

Megan Redshaw: Pfizer Vaccine May Cause Heart Inflammation in People Under 30, Leaked Study Suggests.

Robert Wenzel: A Final Report: 12-Months of Not Wearing a Mask in San Francisco

Thomas Knapp: Menthol Cigarette Ban: At Least This Time, Biden’s Racism Won’t Put His Victims in Cages

Drug Laws and the Killing of Andrew Brown, Jr.

Doug Casey: The Ascendance of Sociopaths in U.S. Governance

And Jon Rappoport: Vaccine Hustlers Can’t Keep Their Story Straight; Evangelicals, Black People, Trumpers; Who’s “Hesitating?”

More News and Commentary

Life Site: Thousands of Reports of Menstrual Irregularities, Reproductive Dysfunction Following Covid Vaccines.

Gateway Pundit: Stanford Study Results: Facemasks are Ineffective to Block Transmission of COVID-19 and Actually Can Cause Health Deterioration and Premature Death.

Jeffrey Tucker: The Lockdown Paradigm Is Collapsing.

Matt Agorist: Most Police Killings in 2020 Involved Calls That Had No Crime or Over Non-Violent Offenses.

Sheldon Richman: Are Organizations Unlibertarian?

The Last Refuge: U.S. Postal Service Running Covert Surveillance Operation to Monitor Social Media Posts, The Program Sounds Identical to DHS Surveillance Program.

Andrew Napolitano: Big Tech and Free Speech

And Vasko Kohlmayer: Straight From the Horse’s Mouth: The Vaccines Are Ineffective

More News and Commentary

Laurence Vance: There Is Only One Option on Afghanistan

Jacob Hornberger: The Terrorist Haven Fallacy on Afghanistan.

Ron Paul: Why Can’t We ‘Just March Out’ Of Afghanistan?

Rivera Sun: Ditch the Draft, Once and for All.

Chris Hedges: The Unraveling of the American Empire.

Rosanne Lindsay: U.S. Constitution Expired. California Exemptions Revoked. Natural Law Stands.

Robert Wenzel: An Open Letter to American Patrolmen in the Wake of the Guilty Murder Verdict Against Patrolman Derek Chauvin

Joseph Mercola: Vaccine Makers Destroy COVID Vaccine Safety Studies

Martin Armstrong: Public Corporate Political Activism is Fraud & Should Be Delisted from Exchanges.

Richard Ebeling: Armed Self-Defense Is Essential in a Free Society.

Jefferson Morley and Rex Bradford: Federal Agencies Face April Deadline on Secret JFK Files

And Jeffrey Singer: Are Prohibitionists About to Revisit the Law of Unintended Consequences–This Time With Tobacco?