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Posted June 19, 2021.
Nicholas Strakon: Walter Block and I are on the same page with this one: Is There a Silver Lining in the PC Woke Snowflake Cancel Culture?, Lew Rockwell.com (originally published at International Man),
Ever since this kind of thing really got rolling under Obama, Id been waiting for someone to make the point Block makes, but all Id seen apart from the goofy rah-rah propaganda of the regime had been anguished wails from national-security conservatives and apparent obliviousness from libertarians.
Posted June 18, 2021.
Nicholas Strakon: Juneteenth. At VDARE, I find some ponderable commentary on the travesty recently enacted by leviathan: GOP (with Brave Exceptions Like Rep. Matt Rosendale) Rolls Over for Anti-White Juneteenth Scam, by Washington Watcher II,
The Watcher writes:The vast majority of rank-and-file Republicans side with the skeptics. Only seven percent of Republicans polled by Gallup support it;The leftists who run the state schools (and most other schools) have no doubt been laboring to alleviate this tragic ignorance of one of the most important events in human history.
43 percentoppose it, and 50 percentdont know or never heard of it. Even the general population isnt enthusiastic for the holiday. Only 35 percentof those polled back it; 25 percentsay no, and 40 percentdont know or are unfamiliar with it.The one upside to all of this:Im afraid that for Americans white and otherwise, July 4thwill now be a day essentially for white Americans. July 4this mostly a day off devoted to burgers on the grill and fireworks. Thats unlikely to change soon.
In any case, I dont buy the writers prediction that Juneteenth will come to overshadow
July 4th.But maybe I should rephrase that. The Final Collapse will occur before it does. Perhaps the Chinese will eventually choose the holidays to be observed in whatever islets of organized society remain on this continent.
Now, dont get me wrong. I oppose all government involvement in holidays. But the Central Governments declarations that certain days shall be official holidays and other days shall not be are a valuable measure of what factions are dominant in the ruling apparatus at any given time, so I pay some attention to those declarations. One crude measure of our adversaries power is that, at present, they can add government holidays but cannot eliminate the traditional ones: Columbus Day and Christmas still survive. (It was not the Democrat Left who blurred Washingtons Birthday out of existence.)
I understand that American Negroes may seek to slap together an inspiring peoples history, even if they must do so using unlikely ingredients. And even if the events celebrated reflect white paternalism, as Juneteenth does. Its when leviathan and all its loathsome stink-bug friends in the so-called private sector push the slumgullion into our face that I become, lets say,
fed up. Ω
One Juneteenth celebrant may have gotten an early start. Some good, sustained camera work here.
Posted June 13, 2021.
Nicholas Strakon: The inherent value of extortion. At Mises, Jeff Deist addresses a question that some anti-statists have posed: Why do the feds still bother to extort taxes from the ruled, when they can conjure all the magic dollars they want using their magic computers?The Real Tax Scandal, June 9, 2021.Excerpt: ... [F]ederal income taxes are almost entirely about control and not revenue.
I suppose its one of those things that seem obvious but only after some smart analyst points them
Posted June 12, 2021.
Nicholas Strakon: In case you still harbor any doubt: Its Clear Now Anthony Fauci Isnt A Fool, Hes A Villain, by Georgi Boorman, The Federalist, June 7, 2021. Excerpt:The policies Fauci pushed night and day for months destroyed millions of livelihoods, ensured a year of lost education especially for underprivileged kids, killed about 200,000 businesses, caused an alarming drop in critical blood donations, and bears much of the blame for ... thousands of additional lives lost by overdose (up 42 percent in 2020) and increased refusal to seek medical care due to concern about contracting COVID-19.As an ignoramus, I take no position on either the lab-origin theory or the wet-market-origin theory. In fact, I still dont know whether Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia or always at war with Eurasia. I will say that I dont dismiss out of hand Julias theory that the rocket bombs striking Oceania are launched by the government of
Have you reread 1984 yet this year?
Nicholas Strakon: Fear is crucial for state authority. Thats not actually a quote from Robert Higgs. Its from the honorable Glenn Greenwald, in an important piece at Substack that I missed when it came out on
June 2.In case you did, too:
The regime has a history of such terrorizing, and Greenwald explores the past twenty years of it. It goes back much further than that, of
Posted May 24, 2021.
David T. Wright and Nicholas Strakon: Strakon recently forwarded this Daily Caller piece to some fellow deplorables, including Dave Wright:Peter Doocy Presses Jen Psaki on Climate Leadership after Biden Blocked Keystone XL Pipeline, but Allowed Putins Pipeline, by Marlo Safi, May 21, 2021.Strakon wrote: A new reason to be disgusted with conservatives, or many of them, at least. Theyre criticizing the Biden regime for being less imperialistic than Trump, in easing the economic warfare (sanctions) against Russia.
In effect, of course, the sanctions were also an act of aggression against Germany.
Mr. Wright was inspired to respond in this wise:The Conservative playbook:
1. Accept your enemys premises.
2. Never challenge the enemys policy victories. Instead, wait a little bit and then pretend you were for them all along.
3. Use the enemys rhetorical language.
4. Avoid legislative fights.
5. Concentrate on boring issues such as tax cuts and deregulation.
6. Quote Martin Luther King a lot.
7. Be completely indifferent to history, culture, and tradition.
8. Support military spending no matter how outrageously expensive and wasteful.
9. Support aggression against weaker countries no matter how stupid and counterproductive.
10. Support Israeli interests no matter how destructive to American interests.
11. Treat your grassroots constituents with utter contempt between elections.
12. Dont hesitate to condemn other conservatives for being too conservative.
Its a recipe for victory every
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Permanently recommended readings
"What Is Austrian Economics?" (Mises Institute)
"I, Pencil," by Leonard E. Read (Liberty Fund;
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"The Epistemological Basis of Anarchism,"
by Roy A. Childs, Jr. (TLD)
"Polite totalitarianism," by Ronald N. Neff (TLD)
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