Why the Worst Humans Are Able to Rise to Power

Why the Worst Humans Are Able to Rise to Power

This post was great.  This post raises a question for me.  How can a Libertarian the learnings from the 20th Century to the 21st Century.

Given Blockchains, A-Keys, and distributed ledgers, we can make Distributed Governance a reality.

 

Hayek would agree.

In chapter ten of The Road to Serfdom , “Why the Worst Get on Top,” Hayek continues to warn about the dangers of planned economies, but with a slightly different approach from earlier chapters. Stepping into new territory, here we see Hayek not only identifying economic problems but also […]

Are conservatives just evil? Of course not

Are conservatives just evil? Of course not

Interesting post about labeling others as “evil.”  A conservative friend labels Liberals that want to take his money and give it to someone else as evil.  I label White Nationalists and those that enable them as evil.

Are we both wrong in using the evil label at all?  Or can there be a difference between a racists and a liberal in terms of evil

 

Heritage Foundation Fundraising Letter Unwittingly Exposes the Fundamental Fallacy of Conservatism!

Heritage Foundation Fundraising Letter Unwittingly Exposes the Fundamental Fallacy of Conservatism!

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Notice in the Heritage Foundation fundraising letter below that they unwittingly expose the fundamental fallacy of Conservatism.

Notice they point out the mutually exclusive principles of “free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom” on one hand and a “strong national defense” on the other hand.  I could be wrong but I think free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom are mutually exclusive with “strong national defense.

Free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom are Anti-Fascist.  Strong national defense is Pro-Fascist.  Fascism and Anti-Fascism are mutually exclusive world views.

I also find it ironic that Conservatives need to ask for money to promote these conservative principles.  I would think if the principles are so great, they should promote themselves.  If the principles are so great, you shouldn’t need money to promote them.


 

Heritage Fundraising Letter

 

 

 

(And, as always, if you think I’ve drawn the wrong conclusions here, I’d be interested in you pointing out where I’m wrong.)

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Representative Pete King Is a Lying Liar

Representative Pete King Is a Lying Liar

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We all know Pete King is a disreputable cretin. While IRA gunmen were exploding car bombs in Belfast and trying to assassinate Margaret Thatcher, Pete King was energetically protecting those murderers who fled to the United States from deportation. But having a total absence of morals and honor is no reason to tell an easily disproved lie to the world.

The Sandy aid bill started out as a tight $17 billion package to which New Jersey Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen added $33 BILLION in pork, or at least something that could pass for pork in broad daylight. There were such things as $500 million for weather forecasting and to help create an ocean zoning plan; $10 million for FBI salaries; $2 billion for road construction across the country; funding for the Head Start program; roof repairs at the Smithsonian; $150 million for fisheries across the country; and 16 billion for the Community Development Block Grant program–the favorite political slush fund of big city mayors.

In short, 80% of the mammoth bill would be spent more than a year after the disaster and over a fifth of it would not be spent on anything remotely resembling disaster aid.

The tough vote some Representatives and Senators cast was not against aid for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, it was against the grotesque actions of a handful of New York Democrats and Republicans who wanted to hijack a tragedy in order to use taxpayer dollars to buy votes. That is what is called leadership.

Maybe Pete King should just shut the hell up and go back to his core activity of coddling terrorists. Then he’d merely look craven and not grossly dishonest.

Hurricane Harvey is still slamming Texas and New York douchewad, Pete King, tweets this: Ted Cruz & Texas cohorts voted vs NY/NJ aid after Sandy but I’ll vote 4 Harvey aid. NY wont abandon Texas. 1 bad turn doesnt deserve another — Rep. Pete King (@RepPeteKing) August 27, 2017 […]

Senate Republicans return to D.C. to face dreaded Trumpcare

Senate Republicans return to D.C. to face dreaded Trumpcare

Mitch McConnell and his unenthusiastic team Congress returns from its latest week-long vacation to face, once again, an Obamacare repeal and replacement bill that no one except lying Paul Ryan supports. After a week away, they’re even less keen to deal with Trumpcare than before they left. Sen. Richard […]