Saturday, September 30, 2017

Watching Roger Goodell Melt



As I stated in my post, The NFL Goes Politically Correct on Donald Trump, I have no idea why NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell responded to Donald Trump's provocative tweet about NFL  players kneeling during the national anthem. He should have

Roger Scruton: How Women Studies Invaded Academia



-RW

Friday, September 29, 2017

What You Need to Know About Catalonia’s Independence Referendum

Catalonia’s independence referendum is due to take place on October 1st, in clear defiance of the Spanish government.

 Like most revolutions, most separatists movements are generally not about liberty but about new forms of interventionist rule---some are better some are worse.

That said, I do like the turmoil of separatist movements that the ruling government has to deal with.

Here is a mainstream report on the Catalonia independence movement. You have to look past the establishment propaganda theme that creeps into the video but the basic facts are reported.




-RW

Tom Price Gone



Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is out, amid intense scrutiny for his use of private charter planes.

Price "offered his resignation earlier today and the President accepted," a statement by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday afternoon.



-RW

VIDEO College Student Steals A Guy’s MAGA Hat, Insanity Ensues

A University of California, Riverside student stole another student’s “Make America Great Again” hat. Then, she marched to a campus office and demanded that administrators outlaw “Make America Great Again” hats because they represent “genocide.”

 At one point, the student whose hat was stolen says, “You do not get to take other people’s property that is legally theirs.”

The student cap thief responds, “Man, fuck your laws, alright?

 “Do you have any fucking conscience?” “Freedom of speech is genocide, homeboy,” the cap thief also declares.

 

(via The Daily Caller)

The Trump Administration Folds on a Con



The Trump administration on Tuesday denied a request from several members of Congress to waive shipping restrictions, known as the Jones Act, to help get gasoline and other supplies to Puerto Rico as the island recovers from Hurricane Mari.

The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday that waiving the act for Puerto Rico would not help the U.S. island territory due to damaged ports preventing ships from docking.

But on Friday, Trump waived the Jones Act for Puerto Rico.

So what happened?

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Tourist Travel to San Francisco Down Big From Mexico (Thanks to Trump)



Joe D'Alessandro,  CEO of SF Travel, told a sold-out audience at their annual International Travel and Tourism Forum, that despite challenges such as Trump's travel ban, 62 percent of tourism spending is coming from international visitors in 2017.

However,  he noted that Trump's policies have had an effect on travel from Mexico.

Mexican tourist travel into San Francisco is down by

Trump on the Warpath



By Jeffrey D. Sachs

 Fifteen years after George W. Bush declared that Iraq, Iran, and North Korea formed “an axis of evil,” Donald Trump, in his maiden address to the United Nations, denounced Iran and North Korea in similarly vitriolic terms. Words have consequences, and Trump’s constitute a dire and immediate threat to global peace, just as Bush’s words did in 2002.
deral elections

Back then, Bush was widely praised for his response to the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. It’s easy to rally the public to war, and that was especially true after 9/11. Yet, on every front – Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and North Korea – US militarism squandered global trust, lives, finances, and precious time. And Trump’s approach is far more belligerent – and dangerous – than Bush’s.
For Trump, as for Bush, there is

Ron Paul on Fire

This is a great interview of Ron Paul by Alex Jones.

 Dr. Paul doesn't pull any punches. He tells it like it is and Alex allows him to talk.

Most of the interview is about North Korea and Dr. Paul's spot-on take on the situation, but don't miss the last segment where Dr. Paul looks at the current "take-a-knee" NFL controversy and provides a full analysis from a libertarian perspective.
-RW

(ht Jay Stephenson)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Will Peyton Manning Run for US Senate?: Koch Brothers Connection


Adam K. Raymond writes at New York Magazine:

As soon as Tennessee senator Bob Corker announced his plans to retire Wednesday, speculation about who would take his place began. And in the era of President Donald Trump and future senator Kid Rock, it is required that one of the potential successors be a celebrity. In this case it’s Peyton Manning.

The former NFL quarterback who starred at

Georgetown Law Professors Take Knees to Protest Speech by Attorney General Jeff Sessions



Georgetown University Law students and faculty gathered Tuesday on the steps of McDonough Hall to protest an address from Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The protesters initially took a knee and later linked arms.

They took turns speaking into a bullhorn, decrying Sessions, the process the university used to bring him to campus and

Jared Kushner Voted as a Woman



Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, was registered as a woman when he voted in November’s election, according to a report from Wired.

Records from the New York State Board of Elections show Kushner’s gender is listed as “female” on the registration dated Nov. 24, 2009, and that he didn’t declare a party affiliation.

The report doesn’t say whether there was a mixup, whether Kushner filled out the form incorrectly or whether he was trying to make a statement of solidarity with the trans community.

-RW

BREAKING Rick Pitino Fired by Louisville in Wake of Federal Corruption Case



All athletes, but they are mostly black athletes, are screwed by the government protected NCAA.

The NCAA makes it illegal for colleges to pay athletes, when in some cases the colleges rake in hundreds of millions of dollars because of the performance of those athletes.

Naturally, under these circumstances, a black market of sorts emerges to get some of the funds to these athletes.

The FBI, as part of the establishment, has

Yvette Felarca Arrested, Again



The feisty Antifa leader Yvette Felarca has been arrested, again. This time in Berkeley.

By Any Means Necessary, the activist group, that she is affiliated with says this is what went down:

Trump Refuses to Lift Shipping Restrictions to Help Get Supplies to Puerto Rico


This is just plain evil.

The Trump administration on Tuesday denied a request from several members of Congress to waive shipping restrictions to help get gasoline and other supplies to Puerto Rico as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria, reports  The Hill.

The Department of Homeland Security declined the request to waive the Jones Act, which limits shipping between coasts to U.S.-flagged vessels, according to Reuters. DHS waived the act following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which hit the mainland U.S.

DHS said Tuesday that waiving the act for Puerto Rico would not

Fake News Writer Who Thought He ‘Got Trump Elected’ Found Dead in Bed



For the record.

The New York Post reports:
Paul Horner, who penned debunked articles about Bill Murray running for president and President Obama opening a Muslim museum, was discovered unresponsive in his bed on Sept 19.

There were no signs of foul play, according to the Maricopa County medical examiner, and there was evidence the death could be due to an “accidental overdose.”

During the 2016 presidential election, Horner created a list of websites that appeared to

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Roy Moore Wins Alabama GOP Senate Primary

Roy Moore
Republican challenger Roy Moore has defeated Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama's Senate primary.

Moore had 57 percent of the vote to Strange's 43 percent when the Associated Press called the GOP runoff with 43 percent of precincts reporting. Strange, who was appointed earlier this year to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' old seat, is the first senator to lose a primary since 2012. Moore will face Democratic nominee Doug Jones in the special general election in December.

Strange was supported by President Trump ans Mitch McConnell but

Protesters Expected at Alan Dershowitz Speech at Columbia University



Protests are expected to disrupt a talk Wednesday evening by Alan Dershowitz at Columbia University.

Dershowitz's sold-out talk about the Constitution, free speech, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will likely be disrupted by dozens of

Walter Block on Slavery, Racism, His Lawsuit Against the New York Times and the 'Taking the Knee' Controversy at NFL Games



I just finished an interview on the above with Dr. Block.

This is pure Block, he doesn't hold anything back.

The show is in pre-production and will be up Sunday.

-RW

NBA Coach: ‘White People Especially’ Need To Be Made ‘Uncomfortable’


San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich apparently isn't big on "the customer is always right."

He is apparently in a cultural Marxist trance where he thinks you have to abuse your customers---especially if they are white.

Popovich claimed on ESPN2’s “The Paul Finebaum Show” Monday that “people have to be made to feel uncomfortable,” specifically singling out white people, reports The Daily Caller.

“Well, because it’s uncomfortable, and there has to be an uncomfortable element in the discourse for anything to change. Whether it’s the LGBT movement, women’s suffrage, race, it doesn’t matter. People have to be made to feel uncomfortable, and especially white people because we’re comfortable. We still have no clue of what being born white means,” he stated.

OMG. The guy spouts the same kind of politically correct nonsense that Ivanka Trump does and he thinks he is saying something profound.

There were early signals this guy was into meddling in other people's spaces. According to the National Post, he went through Soviet studies at the Air Force Academy, espionage training and six years in the military, much of it in Eastern Europe.

-RW

Trump Admin Will Now Collect Social Media Info on Every Immigrant Living in US (Including Residents & Naturalized Citizens)



Trump has zero respect for the individual at his core Trump is a hardcore simple-minded statist. He is dragging the masses in a very wrong direction.

I really hope there are no more libertarians for Trump around.

 -RW

A Few Things Donald Trump Could Do to End Some of the Disrespect for the Country


President Donald Trump continues to focus on disrespect for the country.
Here are just a few things he could do that could go a long way toward ending growing disrespect for the United States around the world and here at home.

Should Walmart Employees Take a Knee Before Stocking a Shelf?



Don Boudreaux writes:


Here’s insight and a good idea, conveyed to me by e-mail, from my long-time and very wise correspondent Warren Smith (shared here with his kind permission):
When I go to Walmart no one on the staff “takes a knee” before stocking a shelf or selling a product.
Neither does this happen at

For Mises, There is Only One Path to Social Reform

Ludwig von Mises

By Laurence M. Vance

Air travelers were outraged when the FAA announced that there would be flight delays because air-traffic controllers had to take furloughs as a result of sequester budget cuts. But there is another federal agency whose budget cuts Americans should be cheering — the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Roger Stone Lets It Rip: His Opening Statement Before the House Intelligence Committee

On Tuesday, Roger Stone will testify behind closed doors before the House Intelligence Committee. Below is his prepared opening statement:


(via Alex Pfeiffer)

ATTACK: "I Am Sick and Tired of Rand Paul"



Steven Brodie Tucker writes:
I am sick and tired of the John McCain and Rand Paul wings of the Republican Party. So long as these tiny, idealistic, egotistic, self-righteous wings of the GOP exist, the GOP will remain impotent and irrelevant.

As I watch my ideologically pure libertarian friends swoon over Rand Paul’s refusal to work toward passable legislation to reform health care policy, taxes, and regulation in the United States, all I can think is

How Do a Handful of Rulers Succeed in Gaining the Loyalty and Obedience of Large Numbers?

Richard Ebeling
Richard Ebeling emails:

Dear Bob,

My new article on the website of the Future of Freedom Foundation is on, “The Political and Economic Mystiques of State Power.”

One of the mysteries of human history is how a handful of rulers succeed in gaining the loyalty and obedience of large numbers of subjects and citizens, when historically the origin of the state has been in conquest and plunder, and continues to be used for coerced redistribution of wealth through taxes and regulations.

An attempt to answer this question was offered by the, now, little known French philosopher and

Rand Paul Has a Great Enemy


If you are going to have an enemy, the crazed war hawk John McCain is a good one to have.

The Washington Examiner reports that President Trump claimed Friday that McCain and Rand Paul don't like each other personally, during a rally for Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama.

   -RW

Sunday, September 24, 2017

POWERFUL On Donald Trump's Demand for Fealty to the State and Its Symbols

Then there is this:

VIDEO On National Television: Rand Paul Slams 'National Review' as Pro-War, Neocon

At the 9:20 mark.

 


   -RW

Mises and Rothbard on 'The Ends Justifying the Means'

Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard
From Murray Rothbard's unpublished paper, "Toward a Strategy for Libertarian Social Change":
If the primary in overriding goal of the libertarian movement must be the victory of liberty as rapidly as possible, then the primary task of that movement must be to employ the most efficacious means to arrive at that goal. If a critic should charge that this is adopting the immoral philosophy that "the ends justify the means" the proper reply is that of Ludwig von Mises:

Azerbaijan Blacklists Tulsi Gabbard

U.S. Representatives Frank Pallone (R) and Tulsi Gabbard meet officials in Stepanakert.
Here's a curious foreign meddling by elected officials of the Empire. 

I am generally in favor of secessionists movements but the Empire really needs to stop sticking its nose in global conflicts.

The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has called a recent visit to its breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh by three U.S. lawmakers a "provocation" and said

The Full Story Behind America’s Dangerous Anti-Iran Posturing



By Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

In recent weeks, US President Donald Trump and his advisers have joined Saudi Arabia in accusing Iran of being the epicenter of Middle East terrorism. The US Congress, meanwhile, is readying yet another round of sanctions against Iran. But the caricature of Iran as “the tip of the spear” of global terrorism, in Saudi King Salman’s words, is not only wrongheaded, but also extremely dangerous, because it could lead to yet another Middle East war.

In fact, that seems to be the goal of some US hotheads, despite the obvious fact that Iran is on the same side as the United States in opposing the Islamic State (ISIS). And then there’s the fact that Iran, unlike most of its regional adversaries, is a functioning democracy. Ironically, the escalation of

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Trump Just Put Out His Most Fascist Series of Tweets, Yet





There is no connection between

The NFL Goes Politically Correct on Donald Trump


Donald Trump at last night's rally in Huntsville, Alabama said to the crowd “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!’ You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner, they don’t know it [but] they’ll be the most popular person in this country.”

 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell responded with this comment:



There is a lot to unpack here.

Trump Taunts Kim Jong-un on Launching a Missile Over the Pacific



President Donald Trump in a speech in Hunstville, Alabama on Friday night commented on Kim Jong Un's threat to test a bomb over the Pacific Ocean. He called Kim both “Rocket Man” and “Little Rocket Man.”.

"Now he’s talking about a massive weapon exploding over the Pacific Ocean, which causes calamity. Where the plume goes, so goes cancer, so goes tremendous problems.” However, according to the Guardian, Trump confidently said: “I’m going to handle it.”

   -RW

Friday, September 22, 2017

Aides Warned Trump Not to Hurl Personal Attack at Kim Jong un



Brian Bennett reports for The Los Angeles Times:
Senior aides to President Trump repeatedly warned him not to deliver a personal attack on North Korea’s leader at the United Nations this week, saying insulting the young despot in such a prominent venue could

Trump to Expand Drone Strikes



Laurence M. Vance reports:
“The killers need to know they have nowhere to hide, that no place is beyond the reach of American might and American arms,” said Trump. Americans killers are excepted, of course.

Gottfried Slams Milo: "The Right’s Version of Kim Kardashian"

Milo
Paul Gottfried writes in The American Conservative:
A few days ago I brought home from our local library, nestled in Pennsylvania Dutch country, Milo Yiannopoulos’s self-published livre de scandale.
Dangerous is supposedly dynamite, because even Milo’s putative adversary Bill Maher praises the author as “a young, gay alive Christopher Hitchens.” Milo promises that anyone who makes it through his book can learn how “to fight back against campus commies, their enabling professors, the mainstream media, and establishment Republican bores.” All one needs to acquire this ability is Milo’s text, providing the reader can get though his frenetic prose centered on his activities as a self-promoting gadfly.
I’ll concede two things to Milo. One, unlike his erstwhile patron, the sulky Steve Bannon, he can turn a phrase; and although much of what he writes is vacuous, he says what he sets out to say with wit and verve. Two, he has spent much of his young, tumultuous life courting friends who could advance his career as some kind of conservative celebrity, from Bannon and the staff at Breitbart to David Horowitz and more recently, Tucker Carlson. I’m less impressed by the fact that Milo’s dashed around on campuses, challenging academic political correctness in the name of his notion of self-liberation. His adventures have not exactly been life-imperiling. So-called conservative speakers are invited to what are called institutions of higher learning by local Republican organizations, and these organizations, together with Washington-based groups, help pay for their trip and expenses. Since these appearances are likely to create a ruckus and cause demonstrations, provisions are made to protect the speakers. But if the situation looks really threatening, then the presentation is cancelled, and the snubbed “conservative” (as a lavish consolation prize) is invited on to Fox News to tell his story. As someone who spent more than 40 years battling the PC and other intolerant Lefts on American campuses, without the slightest assistance from Republicans or the conservative media, I am hardly bedazzled by Milo’s daring or showmanship...
The only reference to a serious political thinker that I can locate in Milo’s book is to Leo Strauss on page 42, and even that reference is so fuzzy (It seems that Strauss told us that “scholars should seek to understand the author as he understood himself.”) that it’s hard to understand why the quotation is there. Yes I know that I’ve made fun of “cultural conservatives” who make wooly philosophical arguments while trying to stay clear of delicate policy questions. But plowing through hundreds of pages dashed off by the Right’s version of Kim Kardashian in what is an intellectual wasteland, may be worse than ivory-tower conservatism.
Allow me to point out that Milo and other past and present claimants to the Alt-Right label have one thing in common, a passion for raising havoc while leaving theoretical agonies and the deep learning to others...
 As a public figure he is mostly about whirling energy tied to an unconventional lifestyle that fits into the socially leftist but also libertarian factions of the current youth culture. Milo is good at mocking but it’s hard to see what in Western civilization he is specifically trying to save, other than his right to sound off.
Read the full review here.
 RW note: I'll have my own review of the book up in a few days.

Crony Globalist Rupert Murdoch Endorses the Cato Institute...

And Cato appears proud of the endorsement.

They are running this clip.

   -RW

Recording: The Extreme Left Getting Ready for Milo at Berkeley

   -RW

Thursday, September 21, 2017

North Korea Threatens Hydrogen Bomb Test Over Pacific Ocean


So much for Trump's idiotic sanctions plan.

Via The Wall Street Journal:
North Korea’s foreign minister said the country could detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean in response to President Donald Trump’s speech before the United Nations that warned the U.S. would annihilate North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies.

The threat, made in remarks by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho in New York and reported by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, would mark a dramatic escalation in action from Pyongyang, which in the past month has already launched two intermediate-range ballistic missiles over Japan and tested what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb.

“Maybe we might consider a historic hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific Ocean,” Mr. Ri said outside his Manhattan hotel, according to the Yonhap report. The last above-ground nuclear detonation in the world was China’s atmospheric test of a hydrogen bomb on Oct. 16, 1980.
What really needs to be tried is serious dialogue, where North Korea is treated with respect.

Trump is boxed in because an attack on North Korea would have to wipe out the entire country and poses a risk of millions dead in South Korea---and that's if everything goes according to plan.

Kim Jong un understands this--and so you have two nut jobs taunting each other, with Kim having the better hand--unless you really go nuclear.

  -RW

UPDATE

Sanity and heroic:

Full Statement of Kim Jung-un

Kim Jong un


Below is the full statement of Kim Jong-un following comments by President Donald Trump in a speech at the United Nations where he called Kim the rocket man and threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea.

In Kim's statement, he calls

Why Trump Needs to Shut Mueller Down Now!

Robert Mueller, Deep State enforcer

By Robert Wenzel

I am absolutely stunned by the latest action taken by special prosecutor Robert Mueller.

Japan’s Dennis Rodman? An Ex-Wrestler, Politician and 32-Time Guest of North Korea



By Motoko Rich

 Forty-one years ago, Antonio Inoki, one of Japan’s most popular professional wrestlers, faced off against Muhammad Ali in a bout that critics called a farcical publicity stunt.

Last week, some commentators leveled similar criticism at Mr. Inoki, now a 74-year-old member of Japan’s Parliament, as he returned from North Korea, where he said he had visited a zoo, sipped ginseng wine and discussed nuclear diplomacy with high-ranking officials.

“He told me Pyongyang will continue its nuclear testing and take it to a higher level unless the global community, especially the U.S., stops applying pressure,” Mr. Inoki told reporters at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, referring to Ri Su-yong, a vice chairman of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party of Korea.

Though Mr. Inoki — a flamboyant ex-athlete with a taste for self-promotion — has been in politics for decades, in some ways he is Japan’s equivalent of Dennis Rodman, the former N.B.A. star who has made numerous visits to North Korea.

It is a sign of North Korea’s international isolation — and the limited avenues available to understand it, much less influence it — that Mr. Inoki and Mr. Rodman are among the world’s few links to the leadership of Pyongyang’s opaque, authoritarian state.

Mr. Inoki’s five-day trip to North Korea this month was his 32nd since 1995, when he participated in a wrestling match in Pyongyang. In an interview in his Parliament offices, Mr. Inoki — sitting near a life-size cutout of himself with a raised fist, an image soon to be used in advertising for Toyota — said his ultimate goal was “to establish peace through sports diplomacy.”

He said that North Korea’s top officials wanted to engage in dialogue, but believed that in the face of overwhelming American force, their only option was to develop nuclear weapons. (Unlike Mr. Rodman, Mr. Inoki has not met Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader.)

“The United Nations, Trump and Japan are all saying we need to apply more pressure,” Mr. Inoki said. “But first we need to listen to them and understand what the reasons are behind their activity.”

Read the rest here.

HOT Sean Spicer Took Detailed Notes of His Meetings With President Trump



When there is a special prosecutor breathing down President Trump's neck just looking to nail something on him. it is not good for Trump that a man that who was by his side for months took copious notes of everything that went down

Mike Allen reports for Axios:
The Watergate resonance of the Bob Mueller probe rose this week with a CNN report that the special counsel has details of wiretaps of "former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election."
Now we can tell you about another potential honey pot for Mueller. Former colleagues of Sean Spicer tell Axios that he filled

You Really Need to Let Slowly Sink in What President Trump Said at the United Nations



By Pepe Escobar

This was no “deeply philosophical address”. And hardly a show of  “principled realism” – as spun by the White House. President Trump at the UN was “American carnage,” to borrow a phrase previously deployed by his nativist speechwriter Stephen Miller.

One should allow the enormity of what just happened to sink in, slowly. The president of the United States, facing the bloated bureaucracy that passes for the “international community,” threatened

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What the Extreme Alt-Right Sees for the Future of Currencies

Jason Reza Jorjani,
 Last September, Patrik Hermansson went undercover deep inside the extreme alt-right.

He met up with  Jason Reza Jorjani, a founder, along with the American white nationalist Richard Spencer and others, of the AltRight Corporation.

A report from the New York Times:
Mr. Hermansson and Mr. Jorjani met at an Irish pub near the Empire State Building, where the baby-faced Mr. Jorjani imagined a near future in which, thanks to liberal complacency over the migration crisis, Europe re-embraces fascism: “We will have a Europe, in 2050, where the bank notes have Adolf Hitler, Napoleon Bonaparte, Alexander the Great. And Hitler will be

HOT HOT VIDEO BREAKING: Leaked Footage Shows Unhinged Lawrence O’Donnell’s Profanity-Laced Outtakes

Watch this now before it is taken down!

 In footage that was JUST leaked in the past hour, O’Donnell can be heard berating fellow MSNBC employees and progressively becomes more and more unhinged in the video clip which lasts a full eight minutes.

 As the clip goes on, O’Donnell grows more and more crazed



(via Gateway Pundit)

Bill Kristol: Trump Sounded More Normal, Like George W. Bush



This has to be painful for Trump supporters.

Super neocon by birth, Bill Kristol, told Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC earlier this afternoon that President Trump’s U.N. speech was “more normal” than he would have expected.

He said it “sounded a little like George W. Bush to me” and that “for all of Donald Trump’s America First talk and repudiation of the Bush-McCain-Romney foreign policy,” it came across as “more standard,” even with the “Trumpian aspects.”

Kristol added that this may be due to the influence of foreign policy advisors and others in the President’s circle:

“The people around Trump have gotten more of a grip on Trump, I think, in foreign policy, than I would have expected… This is a more normal speech by an American president than I might have thought three, four months ago.”

   -RW

(via Mediaite)

Cultural Marxism Explained in 7 Minutes

Joseph Salerno writes:
The below is an excellent short video explaining the source and nature of Cultural Marxist movements like political correctness, modern feminism, pansexualism, multiculturalism, “whiteness studies,” etc.

For an in-depth critique of the thinkers whose writings shaped Cultural Marxism, see Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left by the eminent British philosopher Roger Scruton. Scruton brilliantly exposes the pretensions, obscurities, and inanities of Sartre, Foucault, Galbraith, Marcuse, Lukacs, Habermas, Adorno, Rawls, Dworkin and others of their ilk. The book is not just a philosophical tract but a work in critical political economy and contains one of the most penetrating discussions of the Marxist labor theory of value that I have ever read.



   -RW

Washington Post Smears Libertarianism (Again)

Libertarian pipeline.
By Robert Wenzel

Here we go again.

The Washington Post has published another essay smearing libertarianism via the Pipeline Theory. This essay comes via John Ganz, executive editor of Genius.com, alleging that, as a previous essay did, there is a "pipeline" between libertarianism and the alt-right.

If there is such a pipeline it is the damn leakest pipeline that has ever existed.

Consider what

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

THE BIG SQUEEZE: The Paul Manafort Wiretap



I see where the left is getting all excited about the news that Paul Manafort was wiretapped by the FBI before, during and after the period he was campaign manager for Donald Trump in 2016.

The left seems to take this as proof positive that Manafort has done something criminal and most likely criminality having to do with the campaign.

But it is not clear what type of warrant was issued to allow the government to tap Manafort's phone lines.

It is commonly understood you can get a FISA warrant for even a

VIDEO Seven Story Building Collapses After Earthquake in Mexico



UPDATE

Incredible watch these buildings shake:

You Just Know Trump Gave a Horrific UN Speech If This Crazed War Hawk Praises It


I can't think of a worse endorsement.
I really hope there aren't any "Libertarians for Trump" left.

But, hey, if there are, maybe they can get Bolton to sign on.

   -RW

Is A Major James O'Keefe Expose of MSM Coming?

Oh yeah.

 People will probably lose their jobs, says O'Keefe.
His in the field operatives have made major undercover videos.

It's coming.

   -RW

Mattis Hints at Secret Military Options for North Korea

Has secret military plan for North Korea?
The U.S. has military options available for North Korea that won’t put South Korea at grave risk of counterattack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday, but he refused to spell out what those are, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Mattis also said in an impromptu meeting with reporters at the Pentagon that the U.S. isn’t likely to try to shoot down the type of missiles launched so far by North Korea because they haven’t threatened the U.S. or its interests.

 -RW

UPDATE

BLOCK RESPONDS 'Thick Libertarians' vs Libwaps

Dr. Walter Block
Dr. Walter Block has responded to my post, On Thick Libertarians and Thin Libertarians vs. Libwaps:
Dear Bob:

Thanks for your very considered response.

There is not a "dime's worth of difference" between us on anything substantive you say in your excellent mini-essay. No, not even a penny's worth of difference.  You and I agree on, oh, 99.9% of all matters of political economy, and this issue of nomenclature is surely in the majority, between us.

However, I don't see your need to make the case for "thin libertarianism" or plain old "libertarianism." As I say, we fully agree on this. Our only dispute is over terminology.

Let me focus on these remarks of yours:

Monday, September 18, 2017

Dreamers Disrupt Pelosi Press Conference: "We Want More!"



U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Bay Area congressional representatives came together Monday morning to push for the immediate passage of the DREAM Act, but they were quickly shouted down by young immigrants protesting her conversations with President Donald Trump on immigration policy. They want more and weren't afraid to confront officials of the state.

 They walked in shouting, "Undocumented and unafraid, we are the immigrant immigration movement."

Then it got really good.

When Pelosi had a brief moment to talk

Milo Goes Nuclear Claims Berkeley is Trying to Maneuver to Cancel His "Free Speech Week" Event

Right wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has issued the below youtube video charging the University of California, Berkeley with failure to act in good faith in an attempt to prevent Milo from being able to hold his "Free Speech Week" events at the University later this month.

 

  -RW

Trump Just Loves the Military

Trump Wants to Increase CIA Drone Strikes



NBC reports:
The Trump administration is contemplating additional policy changes that will further expand the CIA's authority to conduct drone strikes in a number of countries, both in and out of war zones. Such a move would reverse years of effort by President Barack Obama to reduce the CIA's role in targeted killing and shift that responsibility to the military. It could also mean more civilian casualties in CIA drone strikes...
The White House also is drafting a new

The Day Sessions and Mattis Delivered the Lesson 'American Empire 101' to Trump

Defense Secretary General Jim Mattis
The generals and other war hawks are continuing to gain influence over President Trump as they study the man and learn how to manipulate him.

The Associated Press reports (via Yahoo)
On a sweltering Washington summer day, President Donald Trump's motorcade pulled up to the Pentagon for a meeting largely billed as a briefing on the Afghanistan conflict and the fight against the Islamic State group.

There, in the windowless meeting room known as "The Tank", Trump was to be briefed on the state of America's longest-running war as he and his top aides plotted ways ahead. But, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the meeting, it was, in reality, about much more.

Trump's national security team had become alarmed by the president's

Charles Murray: Milo 'is a Despicable Asshole.'



 Milo Yiannopoulos has released a list of speakers that are scheduled to appear at his "Free Speech Week" later this month at the University of California at Berkeley.

On the list is Bell Curve author Charles Murray. but there is one thing.

"The inclusion of my name in the list of speakers was done without my knowledge or permission," Murray wrote in an email to The Chronicle of Higher Education. "I will add that I would never under any circumstances appear at an event that included Milo Yiannopoulos."

Asked why he wouldn’t appear with him, Murray said: