… the whole point of politics is to “divide” people, to separate people by principle and ideology and to have them slug it out, each trying to gain a majority support of the population.
Irrepressible Rothbard, p. 289
… men are not uniform … the species, mankind, is uniquely characterized by a high degree of variety, diversity, differentiation; in short, inequality. An egalitarian society can only hope to achieve its goals by totalitarian methods of coercion …
Murray N. Rothbard Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, pp. 7–8
The tactic is a two sided coin- us vs them, then using “them” or the big “problem” real, exaggerated or fabricated is used to justify more state power.
The gravest crimes in the State’s lexicon are almost invariably not invasions of private person or property, but dangers to its own contentment, for example, treason, desertion of a soldier to the enemy, failure to register for the draft , subversion and subversive conspiracy, assassination of rulers and such economic crimes against the State as counterfeiting its money or evasion of its income tax. Or compare the degree of zeal devoted to pursuing the man who assaults a policeman, with the attention that the State pays to the assault of an ordinary citizen.
Murray N. Rothbard, Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, p. 81
0:00 – Bill Clinton admission (from James Corbett video: https://www.corbettreport.com/shut-up-conspiracy-theorist/ )
0:31 – Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
1:40 – Guatemala Syphilis Experiment
2:15 – The Population Bomb by Paul Ehrlich
4:30 – Ecoscience – John P. Holdren, Paul & Ann Ehrlich
10:38 – NSSM 200 Henry Kissinger
14:15 – Agent Orange – Operation Ranch Hand
15:25 – Operation Seaspray
16:55 – Operation Dew
17:42 – Operation LAC
20:25 – CBS Coverage on St. Louis Cold War Experiments
Do you get extra rights by getting a job with a group called government? Does getting paid to do an immoral action, justify you performing the immoral action under the guise of “I was just doing what I was told to”?
To summarize Professor Jason Brennan idea:
Whatever you can do in self defense, or in self defense against others, against anything that I Jay Brennan do, you can do against the U.S. President.
Moral Parity thesis: The claim that, conditions under which you are able to resist injustice conducted by a government official, even when acting in the capacity of their office, are exactly the same as the conditions under which you’re allowed to resist non state actors.
Special Immunity thesis: Some government agents enjoy (are entitled to) a special kind of immunity against resistance
… my basic motivation for being a libertarian had never been economic but moral. … While I was convinced that the free market was more efficient and would bring about a far more prosperous world than statism, my major concern was moral: the insight that coercion and aggression of one man over another was criminal and iniquitous, and must be combatted and abolished.
Murray N. Rothbard Betrayal of the American Right, pp. 73–74
Dr. Mary J. Ruwart is a research scientist, ethicist, and a libertarian author/activist. She received her B.S. in biochemistry in 1970 and her Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1974 (both from Michigan State University). Dr. Ruwart and I discuss-
What Libertarianism is
What is government?
How would a libertarian society benefit the poor?
How would libertarian society protect the environment?
How to deter crime? How to Defuse terrorism?
Bin Laden Letter to Americans
Pearl Harbor – McCollum Memo
Free trade, job creation,
Monopolies Business regulation, Licensing, consumer protection Food and Drug Administration
… the State is the organization of robbery systematized and writ large. Th e State is the only legal institution in society that acquires its revenue by the use of coercion, by using enough violence and threat of violence on its victims to ensure their paying the desired tribute. Th e State benefits itself at the expense of its robbed victims. Th e State is, therefore, a centralized, regularized organization of theft . Its payments extracted by coercion are called “taxation” …
Murray N. Rothbard
Economic Controversies, p. 459
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Any statute or administrative regulation necessarily makes actions illegal that are not overt initiations of crimes or torts according to libertarian theory. Every statute or administrative rule is therefore illegitimate and itself invasive and a criminal interference with the property rights of noncriminals.
Murray N. Rothbard – Economic Controversies, p. 406
In short, government regulation consists of coercively interfering in what would otherwise be a voluntary exchange, causing death that would not occur if the interference hadn’t taken place.
“Death by Regulation” is the title of a great book by Mary J. Ruwart, can be found here: http://www.ruwart.com/product/death-regulation
… in a world of voluntary social cooperation through mutually beneficial exchanges, where one man’s gain is another man’s gain, it is obvious that great scope is provided for the development of social sympathy and human friendships. It is the peaceful, cooperative society that creates favorable conditions for feelings of friendship among men…. the social relations formed by the division of labor tend to be permanent as individuals specialize in different tasks and continue to produce in those fields.
Murray N. Rothbard Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, p. 101
James R. Harrigan is managing director of the Freedom Center at the University of Arizona and the F.A. Hayek Distinguished Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).
In very few cases have these anti-interventionists favored literal “isolation”: what they have generally favored is political nonintervention in the affairs of other countries, coupled with economic and cultural internationalism in the sense of peaceful freedom of trade, investment, and interchange between the citizens of all countries. And this is the essence of the libertarian position as well.
Murray N. Rothbard For a New Liberty, p. 330
I ask Scott Horton about evidence surrounding the U.S. in Libya and Syria, then attach articles and videos cited w/ timestamps.
0:00 – Why Flynn had to go – General Flynn on Aljazeera
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… unlike private persons or fi rms, who obtain money by selling needed goods and services to others, governments produce nothing of value and therefore have nothing to sell. Governments can only obtain money by grabbing it from others, and therefore they are always on the lookout to find new and ingenious ways of doing the grabbing.
Murray N. Rothbard Case Against the Fed, pp. 58–59
Whenever a third party coercively intervenes in a voluntary exchange, the voluntary parties are both worse off.
“Any statute or administrative regulation necessarily makes actions illegal that are not overt initiations of crimes or torts according to libertarian theory. Every statute or administrative rule is therefore illegitimate and itself invasive and a criminal interference with the property rights of noncriminals.”
“… my basic motivation for being a libertarian had never been economic but moral. … While I was convinced that the free market was more efficient and would bring about a far more prosperous world than statism, my major concern was moral: the insight that coercion and aggression of one man over another was criminal and iniquitous, and must be combatted and abolished.”
Murray N. Rothbard Betrayal of the American Right, pp. 73–74
Justin Amash appeared on Meet the Press, and frankly did a horrendous job considering we seldom have the chance to reach so many people who need to hear the libertarian message the most. I give the answers I think he should have provided, and link to his abomination in the video’s description.
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Dan Wright and Joanne Leon - cohosts of the Around the Empire Podcast - return to Foreign Policy Focus to discuss the origins of Russiagate. For three years, we have been fighting to debunk the fake news created about the imagined Russian conspiracy to help Trump beat...
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Will Porter returns to FPF to discuss the wild events during a recent coup attempt in Venezuela. Two Americans, along with 50-60 Venezuelans, landed on the shores of the country in an attempt to attest and overthrow Maduro. However, the Venezuelan government knew of...
On FPF #489, I discuss how newly leaked documents from the OPCW show the organization was lying. The new docs leaked to the Grayzone, prove Ian Henderson was a vital member of the Douma fact-finding mission. As a member of the team, Henderson conducting an assessment...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlQjJoW8QDE In very few cases have these anti-interventionists favored literal “isolation”: what they have generally favored is political nonintervention in the affairs of other countries, coupled with economic and cultural...
https://youtu.be/XUsAWhWx3pc Analysis of how Justin Amash and Jacob Hornberger are spreading the message of libertarianism and voluntarism. ***See my interview with Hornberger here: https://youtu.be/CYgeAEQdB-Y ***** ... unlike private persons or fi rms, who obtain...
https://youtu.be/SSX3jlsertI Whenever a third party coercively intervenes in a voluntary exchange, the voluntary parties are both worse off. "Any statute or administrative regulation necessarily makes actions illegal that are not overt initiations of crimes or torts...
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