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Updated April 16.
New Article: Myth and Legitimacy. Why do our limited-government friends seem not to be making much headway in promoting their ideal, despite its noble pedigree reaching back 400 years and the names of its past champions practically household words? Is it a myth that has failed?
Updated April 12.
New Article: There is nothing new under the sun, and the neologistically named “cancel culture” is nothing new — not to Americans who have suffered it before, and not to those who have suffered it at American hands. In fact, when it shows up, it signifies something pretty important. The current Unsilent Truth tells you what.


Updated April 20.
Nicholas Strakon’s News and Opinions with Comments  

When the ethnic policies of the Dark Suits and their Red Guard cat’s paws intersect, they sometimes produce — what’s that phrase the economists like? Oh yes ... “unintended consequences.”

— Ronald Neff, Managing Editor

Posted April 20, 2021

NS & RNN: The samizdat press and Ashli Babbitt’s killer. Matters in the United States have not yet reached the point where those in the samizdat press risk harsh prison terms or worse when they are caught, or, as we say now, “doxed.” But they have reached a point where we cannot rely on the established media or their on-line allies to tell the truth — let alone “the whole truth” — so we must turn to the on-line samizdat press, with all its flaws of awkward organization and presentation, to find out what’s going on.

A case in point is the murderer of Ashli Babbitt. When Daunte Wright was accidentally shot while (for all the arresting officer knew) reaching for his unregistered gun, it seemed that, faster than you could say “Little Trees Car Freshener,” we knew who had pulled the trigger. More than three months after the event, we are still waiting for the name of Ashli Babbitt’s killer to be made public. (Does anyone really believe that that name is unknown to the ventriloquists of the major media? Remember: they are the same kind of people who knew the names “Fiddle” and “Faddle,” yet never reported on them because they liked John Kennedy.)

John de Nugent is one samizdater who has dared to reproduce data first released by Redpilled Media claiming to have identified the black Capitol cop who shot Miss Babbitt in cold blood. While there are many screenshots from videos taken on the spot showing Redpilled’s suspect as the only Capitol “peace officer“ with his finger on the trigger of his service weapon, and him the only black man on the scene, the argument primarily relies on photos of the shooter’s wearing a particular wrist ornament. For all we know, such ornaments are popular among Negroes; we cannot say, therefore, that Redpilled has nailed the matter, but we will say that they have made a case that cries out for refutation — and no one that we know of has come forth even attempting refutation. Moreover, the man accused has not denied being the perpetrator of the crime.

While we regret to say that samizadat amateurs often don’t know what they are doing, the established media do know what they’re doing, and it’s lying, covering up, suppressing, and slandering. And it’s a good rule that when the damned fools disagree with the well-heeled cognoscenti, you won’t lose much money betting on the damned fools. Ω
 

Posted April 16, 2021

RNN: Move along; nothing to see here. Almost as if to reinforce the point made in the Stop and Think below, NPR had a segment on today’s All Things Considered by Jason Beaubien, “The Ramifications of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccination Halt Are Global,” In it he tells us that most of the blood clots reported from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the AstraZeneca vaccine have occurred in women in their 20s and 30s. In other words, the nations of the world have been giving blood clots to healthy women.

Not to worry! Rebecca Weintraub, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an associate physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, tells us in the Beaubien story, “This is standard practice. We expected a set of adverse reactions to a vaccine that ... not only because it was new but this happens with any routine vaccination process.”

Funny. I don’t remember anyone’s mentioning that when getting the vaccines was being hyped earlier this year. You might want to keep that in mind the next time a new vaccine is pushed through and the government urges you to go right out, get in line, and get it. Ω
 

Posted April 16, 2021

RNN: Maybe Biden actually did win. The fools and con-men in this country are on Biden’s side. And to borrow from Mark Twain, that’s a big enough majority in any country. Ω
 

Posted April 16, 2021

RNN: Lenin’s WuFlu policy. Lots of broken eggs. No omelettes. Ω
 

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TLD is a forum of opinion, edited by hard-core market anarchists, that does not flinch from any of the most pressing issues of our time. We are especially interested in questions of culture and ethnicity, our Polite Totalitarian ruling class, and the homicidal humanitarianism of the U.S. Empire.

Our writers include anarcho-pessimists, Old Believers in the West, unreconstructed Confederates, neo-Objectivists, and other enemies of the permanent regime. We are conscientiously indifferent to considerations of thoughtcrime. Thus, from individualist and Euro-American perspectives, we confront the end of civilization — and do our level best to name its destroyers. (More about who we are.)

— Nicholas Strakon, editor-in-chief
Ronald N. Neff, managing editor
 

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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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