Mankind is a mixture of good and evil, of cooperative and criminal tendencies. In my view, the anarchist society is one which maximizes the tendencies for the good and the cooperative, while it minimizes both the opportunity and the moral legitimacy of the evil and the criminal. If the anarchist view is correct, and the State is indeed the great legalized and socially legitimated channel for all manner of antisocial crime — theft , oppression, mass murder — on a massive scale, then surely the abolition of such an engine of crime can do nothing but favor the good in man and discourage the bad….The anarchist view holds that, given the “nature of man,” given the degree of goodness or badness at any point of time, anarchism will maximize the opportunities for good and minimize the channels for the bad.
… you cannot roll back or whittle away statism — whether it be the government’s inflation, its budget, or its numerous depredations and controls on the economy — by getting a few “good guys” in there to speak Truth to Mr. President. … In the case of the State, the only thing that will roll back State power in any and all areas is the growth of a mass movement from below, i.e., among the public outside of and subjected to State power. Only a mass movement from below and outside: either by individual or organized actions, by ad hoc organizations, or by a Libertarian Party, or by all together, can hope to exert the pressure necessary to roll back the State.
Murray N. Rothbard, Libertarian Forum v. 1, p. 510
0:00 – Quote from UNLV Professor Murray N. Rothbard
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
… interventionism is not only immoral and aggressive; it doesn’t work. We must regain liberty at home, end all interventions in other countries, and return to the historic, forgotten “foreign policy” of serving as an example and a beacon-light of liberty to the rest of the suffering and strife-torn world.
Murray N. Rothbard, Libertarian Forum v. 1, p. 582
WARNING: Some clips have poor audio, I’m sorry, that is the cost of finding hidden information.
0:00 – A History of American Imperialism. Scott Horton & Keith Knight
Externalities occur in markets, but they also exist in governments. Government is the ultimate negative externality- they impose costs on non-consenting third parties.
The existence of externalities does NOT justify the existence of a state- or any form of mass violent domination. It’s the equivalent of saying- “Externalities exist. Therefore the Koch Brothers have the right to coercively involve themselves in voluntary exchanges and take 25% of everyone’s income annually, anyone who disobey’s rules made by the Koch Brothers should be put in a cage and shot if they resist.”
The libertarian creed rests upon one central axiom: that no man or group of men may aggress against the person or property of any-
one else. This may be called the “non-aggression axiom.” “Aggression” is defined as the initiation of the use or threat of physical violence against the person or property of anyone else.
0:57 – What is Libertarianism? – NAO (Non-Aggression Obligation)
7:29 – The Kissinger Approach to History
18:24 – Kissinger’s World Government Justification
22:00 – 9/11 Response & War in Afghanistan
28:30 – F.B.I. Terrorist Plots
43:22 – “Terrorist Plots Helped ALong by the FBI – NYTimes” and Bin Laden deal & 9/11 motive
52:50 – U.S. in Libya under Obama
57:55 – Benghazi 1:04:30 – U.S. in Syria under Obama
1:06:12 – Operation Timber Sycamore & the U.S. in Syria
Ben Swann & Obama – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceobsac7LE8
John Kerry Leaked Audio: https://youtu.be/41HhRABl3kM?t=1409
‘As President, I Don’t Bluff’ – https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/obama-to-iran-and-israel-as-president-of-the-united-states-i-dont-bluff/253875/
Joe Biden at Harvard – Key allies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25aDP7io30U
Gen. Wesley Clark – 7 Countries 5 Years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTbg11pCwOc
1:18:41 – U.S. Role in Somalia under Bush, Obama and Trump
U.S. Government to Blame for Somalia Misery https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/u-s-government-to-blame-for-somalias-misery/
“Unfortunately, sir, you have no choice,” Mattis told Trump, according to officials. “You will be a wartime president.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/can-jim-mattis-check-an-impulsive-president-and-still-retain-his-trust/2018/02/07/289297a2-0814-11e8-8777-2a059f168dd2_story.html
1:31:46 – U.S. Role in Yemen under Obama and Trump
Washington’s War in Yemen Backfires – https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/washingtons-war-yemen-backfires/
Clinton Foundation / Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Donation – https://www.clintonfoundation.org/contributors?category=%2410%2C000%2C001+to+%2425%2C000%2C000
Trump on U.S. / Saudi Alliance for the MIC – https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-president-donald-j-trump-standing-saudi-arabia/
Military Industrial Complex, President Eisenhower – https://www.npr.org/2011/01/17/132942244/ikes-warning-of-military-expansion-50-years-later
War is a Racket – Smedley Butler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket
Martha Mundy’s work on Yemen: https://sites.tufts.edu/wpf/strategies-of-the-coalition-in-the-yemen-war/
Madeleine Albright 60 Minutes – 500,000 dead children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbIX1CP9qr4
Bin Laden Letter to the Americans: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/nov/24/theobserver
1:51:20 – Waco Siege – Operation Showtime, Waco Rules of Engagement, Waco: A New Revelation
Trump v. Jeb! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4ThZcq1oJQ
2:08:52 – Oklahoma City Bombing Cover-Up
The Ultimate Oklahoma City Bombing Archive – https://libertarianinstitute.org/okc/
2:13:08 – Most important things you learned from Jacob Hornberger, Pat Buchanan, Murray N. Rothbard, Ron Paul, and William Norman Grigg.
A populist pro-peace movement could end the empire without even trying.
The US foreign policy establishment has inflicted unspeakable horrors on the world. And it has done a remarkable job of rationalizing these horrors or — even more effectively — directing the American public’s attention away from them.
Foreign policy horrors are
simply not an important issue for most American voters. Voters care
about issues that directly impact their own lives.
to overthrow an establishment you need a populist movement. None of the
special interests within the establishment stand to benefit from radical
changes that drastically reduce its power. Instead of reforming from
within you need to attack from without. But to accomplish that you need
the support of the masses.
So this seems to be an
impossible situation: To end the US empire you need the support of the
American public, but the American public doesn’t know enough or care
enough about the millions of lives around the world that are ruined by
Sure, you can try to educate voters, plead
with them, get them passionate about this issue, convince them that it
is the morally right thing to do. Make them care.
Or you can try to appeal to their self-interest, pointing out the enormous costs of the empire and the risk of blowback.
But the institutions that are most influential in shaping the opinions of the American public — mainstream media, universities, think tanks, popular culture — are either very much part of the foreign policy establishment, or have also mostly simply ignored its horrors.
On the other hand, there have
been successful examples of populist revolts in Western countries.
Donald Trump, for example, came from outside of the political
establishment and was widely loathed by them and their media allies. At
least initially. But Trump appealed directly to the voters, breaking
through the barriers the political and media elites put in his way.
How did he do it?
Most Americans are deeply dissatisfied with the establishment. Many loathe it. That’s what Trump tapped into.
Trump focused on the issues that voters cared about, in a way
that voters care about. Issues such as immigration, corruption,
national pride, and even wasteful wars had been ignored or made taboo by
the elites. Sure, sometimes the elites would pay lip service to these
concerns, but they were never really serious about addressing them in a
way that would satisfy voters. And voters knew it. So Trump attacked the
Not by trying to persuade them,
reasoning with them, working within the establishment. No, Trump
launched a frontal assault on that establishment. He exposed them,
ruthlessly mocked them and called them out.
liked that. Some of them truly believed Trump was on their side, others
just enjoyed the show. The establishment had never experienced anything
like Trump. All their usual defenses failed.
And so Trump won.
course, Trump was never a serious person or politician. He had no
principles to defend, other than himself. He had no organizational
apparatus behind him. And he needed constant adoration. And so, once the
Republican nominee, Trump was swiftly and comfortably absorbed by the
establishment, or at least by certain influential factions within it.
now, Trump is not much more than the populist figurehead for a
thoroughly establishmentarian class. But he did beat them, at least
initially. And that’s the lesson there. The establishment can be beat.
And if, unlike in the case of Trump, it is done by a candidate or movement that actually is
principled and that does not need the institutional, financial and
social support of the establishment, a movement that has its own ideas,
its own organization, the long term outcome may well be much better than
what we saw with Trump.
Where, though, does that leave
those of us who want to end the empire? Sure, we loathe the
establishment too, and we are more than willing to attack them head-on.
But Trump campaigned on issues voters cared about and voters don’t care
about the horrors of the empire.
The thing is: They don’t have to.
the fact that voters don’t sufficiently care about foreign policy
horrors it does not follow that they will not support a populist
movement that wants to end those horrors. It’s just that ending those
horrors will not be the primary reason for their support.
pro-peace populist movement that focuses on issues voters care about
and that are ignored or only paid lip service to by the existing
parties, and a movement that is passionately anti-establishment, and
willing and able to attack the elites head-on can succeed for those
If that same movement also happens to be pro-peace and anti-empire, then OK, good, so what?
all, we just established that voters don’t care about foreign policy.
But this works both ways: Voters don’t care enough about a pro-peace
foreign policy for that pro-peace policy to be the deciding factor in
who to support. But voters also don’t care enough about foreign policy
for the pro-peace position to be a reason not to support that movement!
situation is even better than that: It would be difficult to get voters
to support a foreign policy that requires them to make sacrifices. If
the core of that foreign policy is to actively do good in the world, by
offering aid and other such things, that will be a hard sell. You have
to convince voters to care about people far away, people they will never
meet or even see on a screen.
But a pro-peace foreign policy is not a policy that wants to start doing good. It just wants to stop doing bad.
does not require voters to make sacrifices. Voters were never
benefiting from the aggressive foreign policy of the empire anyway. It
costs voters nothing to end it.
In fact, the empire exists to exploit
those very same voters. The empire takes massive amounts of the
American public’s money and redistributes it among a wide variety of
corporate special interests: Weapons producers, big energy, consulting
companies and so on. What’s more, the empire gets tens of thousands of
Americans killed or wounded or traumatized.
the beauty: A pro-peace movement that focuses on the issues voters care
about and that is passionately anti-establishment reverses the burden
of proof: If you want to campaign on peace and ending the empire you
have to educate the voters and convince them the empire is not just
morally wrong but also bad for them.
If instead you
are pro-peace but you primarily campaign on the populist issues voters
do care about, the empire can’t compete with you on the populist issues
and now they would have to actually convince voters that it is in their
best interest to support the empire that exploits them!
that is an even more impossible situation to put the establishment in
than the situation the pro-peace movement was in when it thought it had
to make voters care about peace.
Peace, after all, was
at least beneficial to the voters. That intellectual case was easy to
make. The difficulty was in making voters care enough about it to change their votes.
But the empire doesn’t even have an intellectual case for its position. And now it also has the burden of proof.
So in short: A populist pro-peace movement can succeed. But it can only succeed by focusing on other issues that voters care about — issues the establishment actively ignores, trivializes or only pays lip service to — and by being passionately and proudly anti-establishment. The pro-peace position just comes along for the ride, and can and will be easily defended when attacked, and then implemented if we win.
What is this banging hot white chick doing in the Gaza Strip or Venezuela?
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