More News and Commentary

Ryan McMaken: You Support Ukraine’s Independence? Then You Support Secession.

Megan Redshaw: Moderna Asks FDA to Authorize Covid Vaccines for Kids Under 6, Changes Efficacy Claims to Meet Guidelines

Andrew Napolitano: The Problems With Disney and Florida

Nathan Stone: Don’t Be Afraid to Call It Grooming

Hans-Hermann Hoppe: Decentralized and Neutral

The Last Refuge: The Media Meltdown Over the Possibility of Free Speech Twitter is Very Revealing, Meanwhile Twitter Employees Fear Loss of Censorship Mechanisms and Leaked Audio of Twitter Executive Reaction, and Deep State Response, Dept of Homeland Security Will Establish Disinformation Board with Obvious Agenda

Breitbart:  GOP Rips ‘Dystopian’ DHS Plans for Disinformation Governance Board, ‘Orwellian Abuse of Power’ by Biden Admin

Michelle Malkin: Orrin Hatch’s Beltway Barnacle Legacy

Igor Chudov: Moderna Knew Vaccinated People Will Never Acquire Proper Immunity after Breakthrough Infections

Madhava Setty: FDA Rubber-Stamps Remdesivir for Infants Without Evidence of Safety, Efficacy

Doug Bandow: Our Dangerous Donbas Dalliance

Jacob Hornberger: JFK’s Rejection of the Anti-Russia Animus

Joseph Solis-Mullens: Where the Truth Is Hidden: Debating the Current State of the US Armed Forces

Charles Burris: From Darwin To Hitler: The Origins of Scientific Racism

Jon Rappoport: My New Podcast: Kill-Shot Psychiatry, George Carlin, Hero Peter Breggin

And John Kline: The Judges and Judicial Rulings at the Heart of Wokeness

Wokism Run Amok

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the parents’ rights in education bill into law. Some ignorant people are erroneously calling it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill even though it merely states that there cannot be curriculum-based discussions on sexuality in the classroom for kindergarten through 3rd grade. I think the law specifically cites homosexuality and transgender issues, but the point is that such discussion may not be a part of the educational curriculum. That is all. You can still say, “gay,” and little kids can talk about their “2 dads” if they want to, if they have 2 dads.

But the law’s opponents — and there are many brainwashed “wokists” who are ignorantly opposed to it — are upset because they want the little kids to be taught about lesbian and gay and transgender lifestyles. We’re talking about little kids age 5, 6, 7, 8! Sexual issues are NOT APPROPRIATE to discuss in the classroom with little kids that age! Duh, people. If “woke” parents want to discuss those things at home with kids, then that is up to them.

And now we have people boycotting Florida and I heard in the news that some group wants to sue the governor or the Florida state government over that new law. So these people want to actually start a lawsuit because their pushing gay and transgender agenda onto little kids is that important.

And I heard some comments on the radio by a male kindergarten teacher who was upset by the new law because now he can’t tell “my kids” (his students) about his going on some vacation with his partner. So, why is it so important to him to share his personal life with little kids? Can’t you just teach them, like, reading and math and so on, and that’s it?

And the people at Disney, the high-up honchos, they want to now stop addressing people as “ladies and gentleman” and “boys and girls,” like that’s offensive. They want to add “queerness” to their programming. I think that’s what the “Q” in LGBTQ stands for now. (No, not “Q-anon.”)

Excuse me, I thought that “queer” meant “odd” or “unusual.” I thought that to call someone “queer” was derogatory and perhaps insulting.

In that linked American Thinker article by Thomas Lifson, we learn that a high number of Disney employees seem to like getting involved in child sex porn and child sex trafficking. Hmm, I wonder why that is. I’m sure we can find some of those kinds of people lurking in every company in America. Sure.

And one of the Disney executives mentioned in that article has two kids, a transgender and a “pansexual” (whatever the hell that is) kid. Sorry, there is no such thing as a transgender kid. Many kids go through phases in which they feel like they are the opposite sex, but they grow out of it. Sadly, authoritarian, narcissistic parents don’t seem patient enough to respect that in their kids.

You see, the indoctrinated deranged cultists want their kids to be transgender because those parents like the idea of “non-conformity.” But only in reference to sexuality or whatever goes against nature, certainly not when it comes to authoritarian orders such as Covid policies, mask or “vaccine” mandates, of course. In that case, everyone must obediently conform to government diktats.

In the old days, “liberals” and leftists advocated for the “natural” and “nature,” but nowadays they advocate made-up things and artificiality. In the old days, “liberals” and leftists claimed to be rational, but now champion the irrational. The guy who is the assistant HHS secretary, or something like that, dresses up in ladies clothing and wears a wig and “identifies” as a female, so USA Today makes him a “Woman of the Year.” A biological male college athlete had been losing in his swimming competitions as a male, and decided to “identify” as a female and compete in the female competitions and wins.

In the old days “liberals” and leftists opposed “fascism,” but now they are the fascists, as they demand that the rest of us take on those irrational beliefs or support people winning things based on presenting themselves as something they are not. The new fascists support “ESG scores” so that banks and financial institutions can prevent the non-complaint non-irrational from accessing their own finances if they don’t parrot the irrational “woke” mantras. Not good.

Facebook Allows Expressed Threats against Russians, Reuters Attempts to Hide Facebook’s Double Standard

As Daniel McAdams reports, Fakebook and Instagram are temporarily allowing users to advocate violence against Russians. And that’s anyone who is Russian, not just Russian soldiers invading Ukraine.

Daniel posted a Reuters tweet that reads, “EXCLUSIVE Facebook and Instagram to temporarily allow calls for violence against Russians” with a link to its own article, which is now taken down. Hmm, I wonder why? But I found the article on the Wayback Machine.

But now I am seeing the Reuters article up again, although with changes.

The Reuters tweet-linked article headline, according to the Wayback Machine, reads, “Exclusive: Facebook will temporarily allow posts calling for violence against Russians, calls for Putin’s death”.

And the changed article headline now reads, “Facebook allows war posts urging violence against Russian invaders”.

The changed article now includes a statement by Fakebook a.k.a. Statebook, but even the statement clarifying the initial policy statement is contradictory.

Here is part of the added statement by Facebook:

“As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine we have temporarily made allowances for forms of political expression that would normally violate our rules like violent speech such as ‘death to the Russian invaders.’ We still won’t allow credible calls for violence against Russian civilians,” a Meta spokesperson said in a statement.

“won’t allow credible calls for violence against Russian civilians”

But further down in the updated Reuters article, the quoted Facebook email to moderators reads in part:

“We are issuing a spirit-of-the-policy allowance to allow T1 violent speech that would otherwise be removed under the Hate Speech policy when: (a) targeting Russian soldiers, EXCEPT prisoners of war, or (b) targeting Russians where it’s clear that the context is the Russian invasion of Ukraine (e.g., content mentions the invasion, self-defense, etc.),” it said in the email.

“…to allow T1 violent speech that would otherwise be removed under the Hate Speech policy when…or (b) targeting Russians where it’s clear that the context…”

That (b) clause isn’t going with the “EXCEPT,” but continues from the (a) clause, referring to what is allowed. So, “targeting Russians” means … Russians. Not soldiers.

As Daniel McAdams notes,

It is very clear that we are not progressing as a society toward ever-more liberal values. We are regressing to a violent, feral state. Endlessly looking inward for enemies to destroy. “Anti-vaxxers,” Trump voters, and now just plain old everyday Russians. Kill them. They are evil. Is this OK?

Facebook, a de facto arm of government, is now encouraging calls for violence against innocent people who happen to be of a particular race or ethnic background or linguistic group.

Race-hate of an unpopular ethnic and religions group? Haven’t we seen this horrific movie before?

The Last Refuge has more on this public relations train wreck.

Interview of Libertarian Party Mises Caucus Founder

Ernest Hancock of Freedom’s Phoenix interviews Michael Heise of the Libertarian Party Mises Caucus, on libertarian issues and campaigns, and the Libertarian Party Mises Caucus. Both video and audio links on that page.

Also on that page is the LP Mises Caucus Platform:

Statement of Purpose: Our purpose is to promote economic literacy within the Libertarian Party as taught by the Austrian school of economics, to stress the importance of sound economics as critical to the Libertarian Party message, and to advocate applying the science of human action—praxeology—in Libertarian Party efforts to counter the statism of both Democrats and Republicans. We promote opposition to war, advocacy of decentralization, and privatization both politically and monetarily as the highest priority issues for all libertarians. As a community and work culture, our emphasis is on coalition building- working together on things which we agree, in order to achieve political objectives in the real world and expose non-libertarians to the superiority of governance by the market instead of the State.

Plank 1 – Property Rights: We recognize the right to property as natural and self-evident, and advocate private property rights from both an ontological and utilitarian perspective. We affirm that private property rights extend from self-ownership and the scarcity inherent to our material existence. We condemn all fraud and initiatory violence towards a person’s life, liberty, and property. We contend that private property is the best way to reduce and reconcile conflict between individuals. We advocate non-corporatist privatization wherever possible. We categorically reject socialism, defined as the non-private collective ownership of resources.

Plank 2 – Economics: Economics is the study of human action in the context of scarcity. We recognize the Austrian School of Economics as the preeminent body of economic science, whose analysis acts as a polestar, informing and under-girding libertarian political prescriptions.

Plank 3 – Money: We reject all forms of State intervention into monies and currencies, with the understanding that competing monies are the cornerstone of a functional economy. We define State intervention to include, but not be limited to, private or public central banking, State issue of currency, banking regulations, the State making purchases of monies, currencies, stocks, bonds, treasuries, or specie, and legal tender laws. We support the aggression-free competition and proliferation of free market monies and currencies in all their forms.

Plank 4 – Decentralization: We recognize that freedom of association manifests itself politically in the form of absolute right of self-determination. We support decentralization – subsidiarity, secession, nullification, and localism – of political units all the way down to the individual as a means of expanding choice and competition in governance for all individuals. We recognize and affirm that the State is not the same thing as governance.

Plank 5 – War: We advocate the abolition of empire including ending the terror war, bringing all the troops home, and closing at least all foreign bases. We advocate a policy of armed neutrality in all conflicts where we are not directly attacked, and the transition of defense and security services from the State to the free market whenever and however feasible, including the abolition of gun control laws. We advocate peace and trade with all, alliances with none. We support the precipitous reduction of nuclear arms. We reject non-defensive war against state actors, and reject war as a means of pursuing justice against non-state aggressors. We reject first-use of sanctions, being a form of siege and therefore an act of war. We reject the subsidy of business through taxpayer funded security and intelligence services. We reject the State’s use of proxy entities to perform any of these activities.

Plank 6 – Lifestyle Choices: We take no stance on the personal, cultural, or social preferences of individuals or groups. One’s lifestyle is merely an extension of their property rights. Thus, no individual or group can rightfully claim jurisdiction over the lifestyle of another. We assert only that any and all lifestyle choices must not violate the property rights of others.

Plank 7 – Identity Politics: We categorically reject all forms of identity politics as nothing more than weaponized tribal collectivism that is antithetical to individualism.

Plank 8 – Omissions: Our silence about any other particular government law, regulation, ordinance, directive, edict, control, regulatory agency, activity, or machination should not be construed to imply approval. We seek to enunciate our top priorities, not the entirety of our positions.

Some Thoughts on Today’s “Woke” Crowd

There are a lot of societal issues going on recently. As I mentioned a few days ago, it’s just too much, the number of issues to have to deal with. And these days, like in the old Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, you have to watch what you say or write or the intolerant stasi out there will get your blog taken down, get you fired or “canceled,” or burn down your home or business. Yes, the “woke” crowd are today’s Nazis, and I guess that’s just the way it is right now.

So anyway, a Smith College employee recently resigned from her job there because of how the anti-white racists there had been treating her. Former New York Times editor Bari Weiss, who resigned because of a similar culture war at the NYT, presents the Smith College employee’s letter of resignation.

And it isn’t just Smith College, these examples of intolerance and idiocy are happening at most of the colleges and universities here in USSA.

Are you one of those anti-white morons? Why do so many people now see others only in terms of their race or skin color? What the social or anti-social activists are saying now is that equality doesn’t matter, that viewing people by the content of their character is not good but rather we MUST view others by the color of their skin! That is what the crazed kooks are saying now. In the name of “fighting racism,” these nutjobs are themselves promoting racism!

And a lot of members of Antifa are white, like those young, 20-something white kids “living in their mother’s basement” addicted to video games and when they do emerge from their caves they join the other Antifa hooligans screaming about racism and “Black Lives Matter,” while they attack police with rocks and clubs and smash in store windows and loot and burn down whole businesses.

Yet these kids are apparently too dumb or Xanax-numbed to see that their destroying those thousands of businesses in those cities over the past year are causing many of those businesses’ workers there to lose their jobs. Many of those workers in those cities are black, and many of the owners of those businesses in those cities are also black! (“Black Lives Matter”? Sure.)

Did you hear about Coke soft drink’s recent training of their workers to “Be Less White”? How insulting. Why don’t you be less retarded, Coke?

And I have mentioned the new “critical race theory,” that the federal Department of Education had been pushing under Obama but Trump dumped, and now reinstated under OBiden. The “theory” says that all white people are racists and white supremacists, which is absurd. Well then I say that all black people are racists and black supremacists! So there! Isn’t that absurd? Are you one of those nutty college professors or high school teachers who thinks that way and wants to push those wacky ideas onto the young people?

Then there are the “woke” robots at the Big Tech companies. For example, to show how irrational and brainwashed the people at Amazon are now, they are censoring a Clarence Thomas documentary. Ooooh. I know, all that objectionable pornography and hateful speech! The “woke” morons don’t like to see a black person advance to the Supreme Swamp (unless he’s a far-left ideologue of course).

And now Dr. Seuss’s books are deemed “offensive” by eBay, who joins Amazon and Google loony-tunes in their Soviet-style ways of dealing with ideas they are too brainwashed to tolerate.

Another “woke” yet irrational modern phenomenon is the transgender crusade. Uh-oh. Sensitive territory here.

The transgender crusade has led to a situation in which “transgender females,” i.e. biological males, are competing in female sports as a way to cheat their way to championship wins. One guy who fractured a woman’s skull was named the “Bravest Athlete in History” by the woke “sports” wackos. Who ARE these people? (They’re NUTS! That’s who they are.)

So, the one who is a male and thinks he’s a female, or is a female and thinks she’s a male, that’s a gender identity problem, and in some ways it is a mental health issue. And there’s no “hate” or “transphobia” involved in my pointing these things out, I’m not being “hateful,” just rational and telling the truth. The brainwashed activists don’t want to hear the truth, because it goes against their inculcated fanatical dogma about gender and transgender.

And the real mental health issue is not even that much with those who are confused about their actual gender and their identity. No, the real mental health issue is with the older people in their lives who have been telling them, falsely, that they are really the opposite sex than what they actually are. The real mental health problem is with those parents out there, older peers and adults, teachers, and doctors who are psychologically screwing up those young people with this crap about being the opposite sex! Those older people in the youths’ lives are lying to them, and are committing child abuse, in my view. They are literally psychologically abusing the kids when they try to convince them they are actually the opposite sex.

Now, again, there’s no “hate” going on in my expressing my opinion on those issues. I think the real “hate” is on the part of parents, older peers and teachers who are not accepting of the kids being who they actually are. Forget about “societal norms,” or social dictates. But sadly, there is a cult out there.

But speaking of hate, there is a lot of hate being thrown at non-woke, non-brainwashed people, people who don’t go along with the irrational “woke” agenda and people who openly question and challenge it. And also a lot of hate thrown toward non-left people such as conservatives, Christians, Constitutionalists, believers in individual liberty, and those who believe in traditional values. And, as mentioned above, a racist hatred toward white people. Oh, well.

And, there is a lot of hate thrown toward those who challenge election results, such as the 2020 election, which the Trump side challenged, even though Democrats did the same damn thing challenging the 2016 election and electoral college results and the 2004 election and electoral college results as well. Talk about hypocrisy.

So, were I a psychiatrist or psychologist I would have those transgender-pushing parents and teachers, the race-obsessed fanatics, and others in my office and try to find out what’s going on with them. What’s making them want to psychologically confuse and torment kids by trying to convince them they are the opposite sex, or tell white kids they are racists when they are not? And, like Bob Newhart, I would tell them to “Stop it!!”

But then, today’s psychiatrists and psychologists are also brainwashed-woke and in some cases deranged, as well as sickeningly beholden to the pharmaceutical industry. Sick.

And I think that some of that whole crusade might be a part of the larger picture of the death cult, that also includes the “climate change” crusade. The activists want to destroy our standard of living and go back in time to a lower standard of living and impoverishment, frankly, without fossil fuels and “modern conveniences” (like mass production of FOOD to prevent mass STARVATION!). The activists are a part of a death cult, the population control fanatics, in which they want to kill off as many in the population as possible. That is also what this “COVID” and vaccine fanaticism is all about, too. And the LGBT and transgender crusade as well. “Don’t reproduce!” is their message.

Finally, on a lighter note, there’s a “crisis on the border” in the news, just as Barack OBiden becomes the new “President.” The “influx of immigrants” is because the Democrats need as many voters, legitimate or illegitimate it doesn’t matter, as possible in addition to their vote fraud schemes. Non-citizens, prisoners, anyone. They also want to justify their immense welfare bureaucracy. Bureaucracy is their religion.

The conservatives are worried about “sanctuary cities,” which are government-run and controlled sanctuaries for immigrants. I oppose such things because they are run by governments, not out of opposition to immigration or fear of foreigners.

But I do support freedom, the freedom of newcomers to come and make a better life for themselves and their families. But no welfare (for anyone), no government-run “sanctuaries.” Let Americans have the freedom to provide sanctuaries to immigrants if they want to. Let private charities and volunteer organizations, churches, businesses and residents take people in to help them, if they want to. Get the government out of immigration completely.

Unfortunately, the “woke” crowd who wants as many immigrants coming and government-run sanctuary cities are exploiters of vulnerable populations of people and for purely political reasons.

So, that’s what I have to say about all that.