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Keith Preston

The Ideology of the Ruling Class

Article from Claes Ryn from 2005. Ryn was discussing the Bushies, of course, but the same analysis applies to the present neocon-liberal alliance. —————————————————————————————————— The French Jacobins were followers of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who argued, “man was born free, but he is everywhere in chains.” For men to be […]

Question Time? Indeed, It Is!

Posted at MRDA’s Inferno. —————————————————————————————————— Shame that some folk failed to get the memo… Watching Question Time on Thursday, I hadta roll my eyes at the moralistic endorsements of UN military intervention in Libya; Baroness Warsi‘s She-Ra fantasies of saving the poor Libyans from “the dictator killing his […]

Social science and the Libyan adventure

Article by Stephen Walt. ——————————————————————————————————- But when foreign interveners oust an existing ruler and impose a wholly new government (which is what we are trying to do in Libya), the likelihood of civil war more than triples. Why? According to Downes, because deposing an existing regime and bringing […]

Beware of Humanitarians with Bombs

Article by Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————— If the Libyan people want an illustration of what will result from allowing the U.S. government any voice in how their postwar society is reconstructed, they need look no further than the work of Bremer’s CPA in Iraq. A modern prophet Samuel could […]

The Return of the Return of Anarchism

Article by Thomas Knapp. ————————————————————————————————– [A]n ideological philosophy and political movement that had been thought of as a dusty oddity, a relic of the late 19th century, has returned to the fore,” writes Abe Greenwald in Commentary. Worse yet, opines Greenwald, this return is fraught with “enough consequence […]

China Moves To Save Libyan Leader As Russia Warns Of ‘All Out War’

Article from the European Union Times. Will a new Cold War pit B-R-I-C against the Anglo-American-Zionist axis? ——————————————————————————————————- An “urgent” dispatch from Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) chief Mikhail Fradkov to President Medvedev that is circulating in the Kremlin today says that the Chinese warship Xuzhou is preparing […]

The truth behind the battle of Trafalgar Square March 26th 2011

An analysis of the event from a supposed actual participant. —————————————————————————————————- This is a accurate account of what really happened yesterday in Trafalgar Square by eyewitness accounts by myself and other people that were in the protest. You got a untrue account of the protesters by the mainstream […]

Libya, Libertarianism, and the Legacy of Lanny Friedlander

Interesting article on the history of libertarianism/anarcho-capitalism and its evolution since its inception in the 1960s. By Justin Raimondo. ——————————————————————————————————– So we are back art Square One, so to speak. In arriving at this point in history, when both mainstream liberals and the usual neoconservative suspects are united […]

Dr. Hans-Hermann Hoppe on the Impracticality of One-World Government and the Failure of Western-Style Democracy

Interview conducted by Anthony Wile. ————————————————————————————————— I’m not sure if conspiracy is still the right word, because in the meantime, thanks to people such as Carroll Quigley, for instance, much is known about what is going on. In any case, it is certainly true that there are such […]

Tomislav Sunic's "Against Democracy and Equality"

An immensely important work. Review by Brett Stevens. I plan to publish an extensive review/critique of this book of my own as part of an essay series I’m currently developing. ——————————————————————————————————– It’s unreasonable to expect book reviewers to be objective. You get hired on to review a book […]

Sex outside marriage should be illegal, says appointee to Alaska Judicial Council

Sam Francis didn’t call the Republicans the “Stupid Party” for nothing. —————————————————————————————————— Gov. Sean Parnell’s appointee for the panel that nominates state judges testified Wednesday that he would like to see Alaskans prosecuted for having sex outside of marriage. The candidate, Don Haase of Valdez, also admitted under […]

Joe Arpaio: Scumbag

The latest lunatic stunt from this publicity hound. —————————————————————————————————— Sheriff Joe Arpaio rolled out the tanks to take down a man suspected of cockfighting. West Valley residents in the neighborhood are crying foul after armored vehicles, including a tank, rolled into their neighborhood to make the bust. Neighbor […]

The Battle of Trafalgar Square

Article from the Daily Mail. Do any of our English readers care to comment on these events? —————————————————————————————————— 200 arrested as hardcore anarchists fight police long into night in Battle of Trafalgar Square after 500,000 march against the cut * Extremists hijack anti-government cuts demonstration * 84 people […]

BLACKONOMICS

Interesting website dealing with issues of black economic self-determination. Hat tip to Miles Joyner. ————————————————————————————————— There are reports that in some sections the Black man has difficulty in voting and having counted the little white ballot he has the privilege of depositing twice a year. But there is […]

The "Coalition" Has No Clothes

Article by Justin Elliot. Hat tip to Miles Joyner. ————————————————————————————————— An emphatic part of the White House messaging about the bombing in Libya is that the operation is truly international in character. But it’s quickly becoming clear that the bombing campaign — at least so far — is […]

Is the Fed Freaking Out?

Article by Richard Spencer. —————————————————————————————————- The last time the Fed went nuts with monetary expansion, it did it in the wake of the Lehman collapse, on behalf, and likely at the behest, of the failing financial sector. The mood at the time was, “Consequences be damned, we’ve got […]

Human Life: Another Dispersed Cost

Article by David D’Amato. ————————————————————————————————- In what has become a sustained echo through the span of the war, BBC News reports that “Western forces have accidentally killed seven civilians in an air attack in” Afghanistan. Among those killed in the attack, which was ordered by NATO on March […]

Whites will be a minority in the U.S. by 2050 as black and Hispanic birth rates soar

From the Daily Mail. Whether one’s feelings about this projected demographic future are positive, negative, or indifferent, the question for our readers is this: What are the implications of this projected radical demographic change for our own movement? What does this mean for ideologies like anarcho-pluralism, pan-secessionism, national-anarchism, […]

“Meritocracy” in the Middle East

Article by David D’Amato. ———————————————————————————————– CNBC reported recently of powerful Bahraini banker Khalid Abdulla-Janahi’s call for a “culture of meritocracy,” an appeal accompanied by the assertion that “[c]apital needs stability,” to be provided of course by the state. He added that meritocracy was consistent with the people’s desire […]

US Prisons, The New Jim Crow

Lecture by Michelle Alexander. Watch the video. A former liberal discusses her awakening. Some of her analysis comes dangerously close to the ARV/ATS position that the lumpenproletariat is the foundation of class struggle in a 21st century postindustrial society. Her analysis could also be expanded considerably from her […]

The Only Happy Cop Is a Sociopath

Article by Mark Crovelli. Specifically, the job of the police officer involves giving orders to strangers and locking them up in cages if they choose not to obey. Unless the police officer is a complete sociopath, he would never consider acting in such a way in his private […]

Tortured Until Proven Innocent

From Rad Geek. Last year this article by Chris Vogel from the Houston Press won the Molly Award from the Texas Observer. It’s about teenagers locked in the Harris County (Houston), Texas jail system while awaiting a trial. They have not been convicted of any crime, or proven […]

Impeach Barack Obama

Article by John V. Walsh. The time has come for those who claim high regard for the U.S. Constitution to show that they mean what they say. The time has come to begin impeachment proceedings against President Barack H. Obama for high crimes and misdemeanors. The United States […]

Syria’s Old Boy Network

Article by David D’Amato. Syria is emerging as a volatile focal point of a region in flux, with the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, recalcitrant in dismissing what Reuters calls “rising demands for fundamental reform.” Though well-known for boasting to foreign media of supposedly near-universal popularity of his Baath […]

Revolution Not Replication

Article by David D’Amato. With pro-democracy demonstrations billowing around his regime, Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has held his post for more than thirty years, warned on March 22 that the country is balanced on the precipice of “a bloody war” within its own borders. Saleh, whose […]

Statement by a Libyan anarchist – The signs of the defeat of Libyan revolution

http://www.gonzotimes.com/2011/03/statement-by-a-libyan-anarchist-the-signs-of-the-defeat-of-libyan-revolution/ I call on all the peoples to support us, the Egyptians, Tunisians, French, even Chinese, all the peoples of the world, we welcome their support and sympathy. —- In a few hours, the UN Security Council will decide to start air strikes against Libya. France has said […]