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Keith Preston

How Perpetual War Became U.S. Ideology

Article by James Joyner. ——————————————————————————————————- The United States has found itself in a seemingly endless series of wars over the past two decades. Despite frequent opposition by the party not controlling the presidency and often that of the American public, the foreign policy elite operates on a consensus […]

Secession: An Answer to the Sovereign Debt Crisis

Article by Ron Holland. —————————————————————————————————- Get ready as secession is coming soon to a failed union near you. Over the weekend, the news has been full of reports about Scotland getting ready to vote on independence from the United Kingdom after the election victory by the Scottish National […]

The West Is Trapped In Its Own Propaganda

Article by Paul Craig Roberts. —————————————————————————————————— One of the wishes that readers often express to me came true today (May 11). I was on the mainstream media. It was a program with a worldwide reach – the BBC World Service. There were others on the program as well, […]

Don't Fart on the Bus, Kids!

How long before it becomes a criminal offense? Article by Randy Ludlow. Hat tip to Jim Duncan. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Two Canal Winchester Middle School students were booted off the school bus last week for, well, passing gas. James Nichols and Kristine Kuzora are upset that their son’s flatulence was […]

The Religion of Peace

Article by Tim Dionisopoulos. ——————————————————————————————————— I am enclosing a link to an article on the Daily Mail that details that Muslims, who I can only assume are English citizens, staged a funeral and protest for Osama Bin Laden in front of the US Embassy in London.   While […]

The Religious Right: Still the Base of the GOP, but Losing influence Generally

Article by Michael Brendan Dougherty. ——————————————————————————————————- The frustration religious conservatives often encounter in politics—particularly where key social issues are concerned—may owe less to unreliable partners in the GOP than to an unconvinced American public. Laws that would impose stringent constraints on abortion rarely achieve more than 40 percent […]

Universities as Seminaries of Totalitarian Humanism

Tom Sunic interviews Michael Kleen on how the educational system disseminates the self-legitimating ideology of the ruling class. Kleen offers a balanced and insightful perspective. ——————————————————————————————————- Tom Sunic and Michael Kleen discuss: The stated purpose vs. actual purpose of “multicultural education” classes (i.e. for those studying to become […]

Osama’s Dead—But Are His Ideas?

Article by Pat Buchanan. ——————————————————————————————————- Even if one believes that rejoicing at executions of murderers is unseemly for a Christian people, the demands of justice had been met. The world is a better place without bin Laden, who was developing plans to blow up U.S passenger trains on […]

Europe vs America: The Sino-Soviet Split of Totalitarian Humanism?

Article by Christie Davies. ——————————————————————————————————- The next European target will be the First Amendment, where America will be pressured to outlaw what is misleadingly and emotively called “hate speech.” This February, the European Union’s Law Enforcement Working Party considered plans to “create a single secure cyberspace” from which […]

Now That's Chutzpah! Hillary Blasts China on "Human Rights"

Article by Mike Whitney. —————————————————————————————————— Is there anything more irritating than listening to US officials blabber about “human rights”? Here’s Hillary Clinton bashing China for their “deplorable” human rights record, and meanwhile Bradley Manning sits naked and freezing in a 6′ by 8′ cinderblock cell in some far-flung […]

Countdown to Default

Article by Mike Whitney. ——————————————————————————————————- Sometime in mid-May, the United States will hit the debt ceiling ($14.3 trillion) which is the legal limit that the country can borrow without congressional approval. If the ceiling isn’t raised, the US will default on its debt and the government will begin […]

Anarchism and British Islamism: Putting Things in Perspective

Article by Steven Johns. ————————————————————————————————— Paul Stott opens his article stating that it “aims to kick-start a debate about how anarchists should respond to the development of Islam and Islamism in the United Kingdom. It is a debate that is long overdue.” Jumping straight to his conclusion, I […]

David Frum and the Winds of War

Article by Justin Raimondo. ——————————————————————————————————- It may be unseemly for a pundit to highlight his own predictive powers, especially in the first sentence of a column, but propriety has never been much of a constraining factor for me, so here goes: No sooner had I written that the […]

The World’s Largest Street Gang

Article by William Norman Grigg. ——————————————————————————————————- Sure, the “3,000 Boys” are a group of tattooed thugs from Los Angeles who spend a lot of time in jail, share cryptic hand signs, have a cultivated sensitivity to being “dissed,” routinely beat up people at parties and instigate fights in […]

Profiting From Our Loss

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————– A recent letter to the editor of the Boston Globe from an officer at the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group asks, “We’ve already paid to bail out banks and other big corporations — is it fair to ask us to pay their taxes […]

A Tale of Two Situations: On Doing Business in America.

Article by Paul Schwennesen. ——————————————————————————————————– Once upon a time selling a chicken was fraught with few if any legal implications. Remodeling a shed was equally simple from a regulatory standpoint. Today, however, we live in more enlightened times. Protected from our wayward desires by an empowered bureaucracy, we […]

Announcing "The Daily Attack"!

A brand new project from our Las Vegas ATS affiliate! Check it out. There’s already an Alternative Right. Here comes the Alternative Left. ——————————————————————————————————————————— The Daily Attack is an alternative news service providing constant coverage of the counter-economic, technological and political developments most capable of effectively challenging the […]

Small Nation Neutrality

Article by Tom Naylor. —————————————————————————————————— In stark contrast to the foreign policy of the United States, which is thoroughly grounded in the principles of full spectrum dominance and imperial overstretch, stands the foreign policy of four small European nations which are committed to political neutrality – Austria, Finland, […]

Canada: Parasite politicians & their police

Article by Brandon Gray. ——————————————————————————————————– I was the anarchist Doug Ford told to “get a job” at the People’s Delegation to City Hall – an action which resulted in a coalition of grassroots community organizations crashing a Toronto municipal budget committee meeting on February 10 to protest proposed […]

A Volcano of Lies

Article by Alexander Cockburn. ——————————————————————————————————- Barack Obama, who pledged to restore ethical honor to the White House after the Bush years, is now burying himself under an active volcano of lies, mostly but not exclusively concerning the assassination of Osama bin Laden. There was scarcely a sentence in […]

Those Libyan “Freedom Fighters”: The Fix is On

Article by Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————— In a column three months ago (“Egypt: Let the Looting Begin,” Feb. 4), I suggested that was really going on in Egypt was somewhat different from the official narrative. In quite a few of the “people power” revolutions in recent years — no […]

California Prison Academy: Better Than a Harvard Degree

Article by Allysia Finley. ——————————————————————————————————– Roughly 2,000 students have to decide by Sunday whether to accept a spot at Harvard. Here’s some advice: Forget Harvard. If you want to earn big bucks and retire young, you’re better off becoming a California prison guard. The job might not sound […]

Another Small Victory for Medical Marijuana in the War Against Cancer

by David Kramer. ——————————————————————————————————– Today’s LRC posted a story about a boy who’s brain cancer seems to have been cured by his father when his father surreptitiously (i.e., against the wishes of the boy’s doctors) gave him medical marijuana. Now comes word from (of all places) Harvard University […]

60-day jail sentence for man who grew marijuana to help cancer-stricken wife

Watch the news report. —————————————————————————————————– he 69-year-old who grew marijuana to help his cancer-stricken wife was sentenced to jail on Friday morning Gary Burton must serve 60-days behind bars for growing two pot plants in Chippewa Lake. He will also serve 30 days house arrest and will undergo […]

Native “Terrorists” – Do we have your attention yet?

From American Indian/Alaska Native – Attack The System. ——————————————————————————————————– U.S. considers ‘Native Canadian groups’ as possible terror threats: embassy cables By Jorge Barrera APTN National News OTTAWA-The U.S. has been keeping regular intelligence on potential security threats in Canada, including the activities of unnamed First Nations groups, according […]

Private US firm aims for manned Mars landing in 10-20 years

Anarcho-futurism, anyone? ——————————————————————————————————– NEW YORK (AFP) – Private US company SpaceX hopes to put an astronaut on Mars within 10 to 20 years, the head of the firm said. “We’ll probably put a first man in space in about three years,” Elon Musk told the Wall Street Journal […]

Distributism and the Modern Economy

From The Distributist Review. —————————————————————————————————— Capitalism fails on a number of levels philosophically; however, here we will limit ourselves to its failures due to its fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of human economy, based on the principles we’ve discussed previously. When a society begins to mistake money for […]

Vanishing American Footprint

Article by Pat Buchanan. —————————————————————————————————- Though their population, like Pakistan’s, is anti-American, neither Turkey nor Egypt is openly hostile. Yet both pursue policies that clash with U.S. policy. And this new distance from Washington is being met with the approval of Turks and Egyptians. For the one thing […]

Empire or Solvency?

Article by Justin Raimondo. ———————————————————————————————————- You know something is up when Republicans start taking the lead in questioning our decade-long war in Afghanistan, and, indeed, something is up: a propitious confluence of circumstances and events, the most dramatic of which is the assassination of Osama bin Laden by […]

It's Not Murder When the Government Kills You

Article by William Norman Grigg. —————————————————————————————————— “Why did you shoot that man? He didn’t do anything!” The question was wrenched from a woman who had watched in horror as Police Officer Ian Birk pumped four shots into the body of John T. Williams on a Seattle street corner […]

Isn't It Time We Overthrew the State?

Article by Hans Hermann Hoppe. —————————————————————————————————— Alone on his island, Robinson Crusoe can do whatever he pleases. For him, the question concerning rules of orderly human conduct – social cooperation – simply does not arise. This question can only arise once a second person, Friday, arrives on the […]

Josef Stalin Attempted to Breed Ape-men, Breeding Human Females With Male Apes

The nutty Stalin. —————————————————————————————————- Soviet leader Joseph Stalin attempted to create a powerful, subservient army of ape-men by crossing human females with male apes. “I want a new invincible human being, insensitive to pain, resistant and indifferent about the quality of food they eat,” Stalin was quoted in […]

WESTERN DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA

Article by Ajak C. Mahmood at Mathaba.Net. ——————————————————————————————————— t is obvious that the entire western world is the enormous enemy of Africa since many decades and right up to this day. Its happiness, development and advancement rely much on African peoples’ pain and destruction. Any step of development […]

The Origins of Zoning

From the Recivilization website. Hat tip to Raven Warrior. —————————————————————————————————— 241 the origins of zoning It’s just like Sim City: R for Residential, I for Industrial, C (here, ‘B’) for Commercial. But in real life it gets a lot more complicated. This is part of the zoning map […]

Odinism In The Age of Man

A new book by author Wyatt Kaldenberg. I’m planning a review of this that will be forthcoming fairly soon. ——————————————————————————————————– Now available from Amazon.Com and Goodreads. Odinism In the Age of Man advocates a return to family centered tribalism, ancestral traditions, and the Gods and Goddesses of our […]

Possibly my favorite libertarian book ever….

Walter Block’s classic Defending the Undefendable. It would be interesting to see Block do an updated version of this that included contemporary scapegoats as well: the copyright pirate, the tax evader, the illegal firearms dealer, the pirate radio operator, the non-recycler, the smoker in public restaurants, the privileged […]