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Friday, October 30, 2020

Post update

 I'm re-posting this from Sept 8th because I think it is very important and I noticed I failed to make a point I wanted to include. So I put it at the end of the essay in brackets.

Defund the Police update.

 The Antifa and BLM rioters have been calling for de-funding the police across the nation with a lot of support from the Democrat Party and the mainstream media (MSM). But what would that mean? To find out we have to take a more fundamental look at the concept of 'police.'

In my view, the American policeman is an enforcer and what he enforces is the laws of the U.S. Constitution as determined by the judicial branch. All those laws are supposed to  be based on our founding principle of inalienable individual right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

But how many police men and women will continue to work for less or no money? My guess is next to none. So if there is no one protecting our rights, then in fact, we will not have any such rights. How can we have a right to anything, like life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,  if it isn't going to be enforced? We can't and won't.

But there will be order of some kind. There has to be in any human group activity. As soon as these Democrat governors and mayors discover that their anti-violence social workers cannot persuade thugs not to bash in their skulls with a tire iron, they will see a need for brute force enforcers.

Here we need to make a critical distinction in the kind of force used. The American policeman was supposed to be charged with the retaliatory use of force only and to be used on behalf of victims against their aggressors. 

But the new enforcers will have the power to use initiatory force--the starting of the use of force--to exact obedience to the governors' and mayors' notions of governance. Those notions will not include your right to life or anything else. Our Constitution will have been nullified when its enforcers were laid off (de-funded).

What will that future look like? I can only surmise it will be some version of the New World Order as determined by the United Nations and other globalists seeking a one world dictatorship. The Democrat Party is dying to make it happen. They see themselves as major commanders of that dictatorship. 

You see, the United States has the most powerful military on the planet. And the most productive/wealthiest economy. It is not unreasonable to conclude that many of today's Democrats lust for control of this future dictatorship.

History shows us that the bloodiest dictatorships of the last century, to retain power, had to reduce their  populations to a manageable number.  It's been estimated Soviet Russia starved and executed up to 20/30 million of its own citizens. Mao's Red China estimated to have starved up to 60 million of theirs.

If you think today's Democrat Party is not capable of this kid of behavior, well, look at the nonchalant, devil-may-care attitude of Democrat governors and mayors towards the wanton destruction of the lives and livelihoods and futures of their own citizens at the hands of terrorist groups like Antifa and BLM etc.

A global New World Order is the ultimate goal. But for now the goal of the America haters is to nullify the Constitution. Getting rid of its enforcers is the chosen method for now. We can't let that happen.

[ Speaking of enforcers, I forgot to point out from where the new enforcers will be recruited. They will come from the ranks of the thugs who are right now applying for that job,  Antifa, Black Lives Matter and any other fringe groups who may have joined in.

"Look at how destructive, brutal and deadly we can be! We'll be the best enforcers you ever had. No one will dare disobey your orders." 

If our government doesn't put an end to Antifa and BLM, this is the future I see coming our way.]

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Private Censorship?

"Justice and liberty are ill-served by large concentrations of tyrannical, unaccountable power, regardless of whether those concentrated power sources are public or private."

This from the New York Post reveals an enormous ignorance of the difference between political power (legalized force) and economic power (the power to voluntarily trade with other people for mutual benefit.

The New York Post  is claiming Facebook and Twitter are practicing censorship by deleting conservative views. But those companies are private companies that offer private citizens a wide platform for citizens to express whatever views they want, within certain decency standards. 

Only a government can forcefully suppress freedom of speech. Facebook and Twitter do not have the power to forcefully suppress anything. There are other social networks out there that citizens can use on which to express their views and they are growing.

I want to add there has been a particularly insidious attack on capitalism and free markets for a long time by its enemies: the alleged evil of "bigness" as some kind of uber evil that must not be allowed to exist. Big Oil, big Agriculture, big Labor, big Pharma, and now big Tech et al.

I was disappointed to see one of my favorite Senators Ted Cruz, jump on the "big tech is evil bandwagon." Size is no indication of good or evil. That lots of people like to use Facebook is a tribute to the owner's ability to make its customers happy

On this point I think FB owner Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey should each be wanting to have as many people as possible on his platform and viewing as many commercials and ads as possible regardless of political orientation. Evidently, such is not the case. 

 What might be the case though, is an answer to the question are the political powers that be putting any political pressure on these two formats to delete conservative views? I'd like to know.

It may be true that many people use Facebook and Twitter to post liberal or collectivist/Democrat views which seem to dominate. So what? The power Facebook enjoys is economic power not the political power to silence opposing views. I will be checking out Parler as an alternative to FB. There are others as well. But we must not support any attempts by government to censure or promote any private political beliefs.


The Chinese Lockdown-and-Mask Model Failed. Now Its Proponents Need Scapegoats

This is one of Mr Greenfield's best essays.  It shows the utter destruction of life when governments are given the power to forcibly collect sacrifices. It also shows how eager democrats are to start the use of force against their own citizens, something no government should be allowed to do.

The Chinese Lockdown-and-Mask Model Failed. Now Its Proponents Need Scapegoats