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Keith Preston

Von NotHaus’ Question: Does the government have the power to outlaw private coinage of money?

From the New York Sun. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Of all the constitutional questions working their way up through the federal courts — and there are some big ones — the case that has our attention at the moment is the motion by Bernard Von NotHaus to have set aside his […]

Wyoming House advances doomsday bill

Article by Jeremy Pelzer. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— CHEYENNE — State representatives on Friday advanced legislation to launch a study into what Wyoming should do in the event of a complete economic or political collapse in the United States. House Bill 85 passed on first reading by a voice vote. It […]

Farmer Faces Possible 3-year Prison Term for Feeding Community

From Farm Wars. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- Customers and Other Supporters Stand with Farmer! Submitted by Kimberly Hartke The FDA reign of terror against family farms who are serving the needs of private buying clubs is culminating in one Wisconsin farmer facing federal charges. Citizens deserve the freedom to choose, and […]

'What would happen if I had a scarf over my face?': Nightmare of Fireman Sam creator branded a racist over quip to airport security

From The Daily Mail. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— As David Jones passed through airport security, his thoughts were turning to lunch with his daughters, who were already ‘airside’. But a light-hearted remark as he placed his scarf through the X-ray scanner led to Mr Jones, the creator of the animated children’s […]

Do-It-Yourself Regulation

Article by Kevin Carson. ———————————————————————————————– In a recent post at the UK’s Libertarian Alliance Blog, Director Sean Gabb points out that “government charters, grants personhood to, mandates sales for, creates price floors for, regulates industries to eliminate competition for, allows former employees to regulate their own, responds to […]

The Ethos of Empire

Article by David D’Amato. ————————————————————————————————– According to USA Today, “A gunman killed two American military advisers with shots to the back of the head Saturday [February 25] inside a heavily guarded ministry building.” The story notes that the Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the killings and cited them […]

Stratfor Email Leak Reveals Insider Views On Obama, Emanuel & Romney

From Tyler Durden. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Earlier today, Wikileaks made its latest startling release on Twitter, telling the media world to standby for a ‘major announcement’. Alas, in keeping with the recent tradition from Wikileaks, the “release” was a dud and is merely the collected dump of all the emails […]

Occupy Wall Street Revisited: Who Is Being Occupied By Whom?

Article by Thomas N. Naylor. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— From the very outset I was an enthusiastic supporter of Occupy Wall Street. To me it represented the reawakening of the political left after four decades of uninterrupted slumber.  Maybe the radicalization of America had finally begun.  Americans might soon opt for […]

Armageddon Approaches

By Dr. Lasha Darkmoon. Maybe Hal Lindsey was right-LOL. 🙂 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— “An Israeli attack on Iran would create a disaster.” — Zbigniew Brzezinski “The entire lake will become a killing field…the Gulf will run red with American blood.” — Military specialist Mark Gaffney. Bombing Iran could be the final nail in […]

Greenwich cop harassed woman for nearly a year

From GreenwichTime.Com. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– The Greenwich police officer arrested Monday and charged with stalking a town woman allegedly harassed her for nearly a year, according to an affidavit filed in State Superior Court. A 32-year-old woman filed a complaint against Officer Donnell Fludd on Nov. 6, stating that she had tried unsuccessfully […]

Nazi Exceptionalism; or, How Godwin’s Law Gets It Backward

Article by Kevin Carson. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Most participants in online debates are familiar with Godwin’s Law: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” The implicit corollary, of course, is that the first person to descend to such a comparison […]

Attack the System: Interview with Welf Herfurth

Listen to the interview. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Keith Preston interviews Welf Herfurth. Topics include: Welf’s background as an activist in German and Australian nationalist politics; His conclusion that participation in electoral politics is a futile effort; The development of his interest in the philosophy of national anarchism; Welf’s travels around […]

Left-Right Paradigm Is A Hoax

Article by Chuck Baldwin. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- There may have been a time when the words “conservative” and “liberal” meant something, but that time is no more. Today, “conservatives” in government are doing as much to promote Big Government, as are “liberals.” In fact, if one were to honestly evaluate […]

Former French right leader convicted for WWII remarks

From The Daily Telegraph. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Jean-Marie Le Pen, center, with his daughter, Marine Photo: AP 5:55PM GMT 16 Feb 2012 An appeals court in Paris upheld a three-month suspended jail sentence against former far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen. The punishment, which also included a 10,000 euro ($13,000) fine, was […]

Raleigh police officer charged with hiring underage prostitute in Fayetteville

Article by James Halpin. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Staff writer A Raleigh police officer was accused Thursday of having sex with an underage prostitute who proceeded to steal a police-issued computer and other property afterward at a Fayetteville hotel, Fayetteville police said. Jason Brandon Hoyle, 34, of the 8600 block of […]

ICE agent shootout leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded in Long Beach

From the Los Angeles Times. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. A confrontation between law enforcement agents erupted in gunfire Thursday evening at the federal building in Long Beach, leaving one dead and one seriously injured, authorities said. The incident […]

Authorities: Suicide attack on U.S. Capitol foiled

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Washington (CNN) — A 29-year-old man from Morocco was arrested Friday and charged with attempting to bomb the U.S. Capitol building in a suicide attack, authorities said. Suspect Amine El Khalifi made an initial appearance in court and, if convicted, faces a maximum penalty of life […]

Children 'forced to shout Long Live Sarkozy!' when French president visited their school.

From The Daily Mail. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— The French president has caused an outcry after dozens of infant school children were forced to chant ‘Long Live Sarkozy!’ when he visited their school. Parents complained about the youngsters being used as ‘propaganda tools’ after they were made to treat Nicolas Sarkozy […]

The Motor of Motown Capitalism

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Last week, in a speech in Grand Rapids and accompanying op-ed in the Detroit News, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney delivered what may have been his ultimate “pot meet kettle” moment. Rewinding a few years, Romney called the ’09 Chrysler bailout “a major taste of crony […]

Romney’s “Free Enterprise System”: As Statist as Stalin’s Five-Year Plan

Article by Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- The rule of centralized state and bureaucratic machines is one of those things that the cultural reproduction apparatus teaches people to accept as “natural” or “inevitable” (“it must be more efficient, or it wouldn’t be this way;” “the people in charge make these […]

The American Century Is Over—Good Riddance

Article by Andrew Bacevich. —————————————————————————————————————————- By Andrew J. Bacevich As someone who teaches both history and international relations, I have one foot in each camp. I’m interested in what has already happened. And I’m interested in what will happen next. In my teaching and my writing, I try […]

Common Fallacies About Anti-Interventionism

Article by Justin Raimondo. ———————————————————————————————————————— The idea that the United States government should not intervene in the internal affairs of other nations is heresy. After World War II, both political parties and nearly all the nation’s elites agreed on one thing: we have an “obligation” to pursue and […]

February 19, 1942: A Day that Will Live in Infamy

From Free Association. ——————————————————————————————————————————- Two days ago was the 70th anniversary of President Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the internment in “War Relocation Camps” (aka concentration camps) of some 110,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese who lived along the Pacific coast. Two years later the […]

Attack the System: Interview with Andy Nowicki

Listen to the interview. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Keith Preston interviews Andy Nowicki. Topics include: Andy’s intellectual migration away from liberalism and the left towards the alternative right; His career as a writer and author of four books including his latest, Under the Nihil; His affinity for Catholic traditionalism and the current […]

R.I.P. Michael Davis of the MC5

Now there’s only two left. ————————————————————————————————— MC5, circa 1969: Fred Smith, Wayne Kramer, Rob Tyner, Wayne Kramer, Dennis Thompson and Michael Davis // Getty Images MC5 Ted Nugent As word of his Feb. 17 death spread, musical colleagues remembered MC5 bassist Michael Davis of the MC5 as a […]

A Reminder of Why I Am Not a Conservative

Article by Pat Buchanan.  Pat needs to stick to the foreign policy analysis and stay out of the natural sciences. ————————————————————————————————– The political beliefs of Barack Obama, said Rick Santorum last week, come out of “some phony theology. … Not a theology based on the Bible, a different […]

Invisible Hands and Incantations: The Mystification of State Power

Article by Roderick Long.  This is required reading for anyone who wants to move past the left-right, conservative-progressive, or free-market libertarian-social anarchist paradigms. This attacks and demolishes the entire range of left/right thinking on questions of the relationship between state and capital. ————————————————————————————————  

Boy, 7, branded a racist for asking schoolmate: 'Are you brown because you come from Africa?'

From The Daily Mail. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– The mother of a seven-year-old boy was told to sign a school form admitting he was racist after he asked another pupil about the colour of his skin.  Elliott Dearlove had asked a five-year-old boy in the playground whether he was ‘brown because […]

Amazon 'uncontacted' tribes at risk from new highway plan

From the Ecologist. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Tension is mounting in one of the remotest regions in the Peruvian Amazon over plans to build a highway through the country’s biggest national park The Alto Purus park is inhabited by at least two ‘uncontacted’ tribes, one of which was photographed on a […]

Even Establishment Conservative George Will Thinks Republican War Rhetoric is Getting a Little Old

So he says in his latest column. Seriously, do Republicans ever campaign on anything other than “War is wonderful and gay marriage sucks!”? ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Through 11 presidential elections, beginning with the Democrats’ nomination of George McGovern in 1972, Republicans have enjoyed a presumption of superiority regarding national security. […]

The Ungovernability of Anarchism

An exchange between Shawn Wilbur and myself is in the comments section.  ————————————————————————————————– There is a lesson about anarchism that seems extraordinarily hard to learn, even though we are constantly confronted with it: As a tradition and as an idea, anarchism is essentially ungovernable. As an idea, it […]

Happy Savages: What We Did to the Marshall Islanders

Article by Robert C. Koehler. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- “Thirty seconds to zero . . . six, five, four, three, two, one.” “Castle Bravo” — Bikini Atoll, March 1, 1954Suddenly a big orange blossom fills the screen, accompanied by ukuleles and lovely — I mean Strangelovian — Polynesian music. The blossom […]

Why hawks should vote for Obama

Article by Stephen Walt. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— If you are someone who is inclined to favor hawkish responses to foreign policy problems, then your choice for president should be Barack Obama. Not because Obama is especially hawkish himself, or interested in prolonging costly and failed commitments in Iraq or Afghanistan. […]

The New American Way of War

Article by Andrew Bacevich. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————- Not long ago, Greg Jaffe, the Washington Post’s military correspondent, wrote that ‘this is the American era of endless war.’ Endless war manifestly does not suggest any eagerness to use military power with an eye towards liberating or pacifying countries governed by regimes that Washington […]

Voting Out the War Party? The Limits of Electoral Politics

Article by Justin Raimondo. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– The brazen theft of the Maine Republican caucus by Mitt Romney and the Republican establishment should be a lesson to us in the antiwar movement – and, indeed, one that needs to be learned by all Americans hoping and working for real political change. First, […]

Occupy Wall Street: Jimmy Carter Casts Movement As 'Relatively Successful'

From the Huffington Post. “We talk about freedom at the Georgia Legislature as a half a point in your income tax.” That sums up the “ideas” of the American “conservative movement” on “small government” fairly well.   —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Former President Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that Occupy organizers […]

The New Blacklist—Pat Buchanan On His MNSBC Firing

Article by Pat Buchanan. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– My days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end. After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against […]

Frankfurt School Revisionism

Jonathan Bowden and Richard Spencer discuss the Frankfurt School. Richard’s interview series with Bowden is priceless. Hours of great stuff. The archives are available here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Richard and Jonathan discuss the history of Critical Theory, the Frankfurt School, Cultural Marxism, and what has come to be known as […]

The War on Guns

Article by Frank Borzelileri. ————————————————————————————————– Guns from a buy-back program at a Jersey City facility where they will be melted down and made into “peace angels.” The capacity on the part of liberals to devise outlandish policies intended to combat crime is rivaled in stupidity only by their […]

League of Acceptable Nations

Article by Paul Gottfried. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— In his recent syndicated column “A U.N. for the good guys,” Jonah Goldberg evokes the mindset of seventeenth-century puritanism. This is entirely understandable. Much of what the American left teaches, including its neoconservative element, resembles American Calvinism—albeit in a warmed-over form. In Puritan […]

On to Tehran—or Is It Damascus?

Article by Pat Buchanan. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Our War Party has been temporarily diverted from its clamor for war on Iran by the insurrection against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Estimates of the dead since the Syrian uprising began a year ago approach 6,000. And responsibility for the carnage […]

Poor Little Oppressed White People

Article by Richard Spencer. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Richard makes an interesting observation: “On a Monday, a Multiculturalist might encourage non-Whites to develop racial consciousness (even when such consciousness is completely contrived, such as when Japanese and Indians join hands in “Asian” student associations.) On a Tuesday, the same person might […]

The Feminist Mystique

Jonathan Bowden and Richard Spencer the many historic manifestations of feminism and their impact. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Feminists taking part in a “Slut Walk” in Toronto, Ontario Jonathan and Richard discuss the many “Waves” of Feminism, from the Suffragettes to Margaret Sanger to postmodern theorists of gender and pornography. They […]

Contraception Debate Misses a Basic Question

Article by Darian Worden. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- There’s been plenty of argument over proposed federal regulations requiring employers to offer health plans covering contraception for women. But few people bring up the basic question: Why is it considered normal for your boss to determine your healthcare options in the first […]