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Keith Preston

Colloquy on Thomas Edsall and "The White Working Class

Article from the CPUSA’s theoretical journal.  This fits well with my analysis of the liberal-left as the party of the New Class. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– Editor:  This post is a colloquy — conversation — between Political Affairs Writers on an article by Thomas Edsall that appeared several days ago in the New York […]

Is the World Really Safer Without the Soviet Union?

Interesting article by Mikhail Gorbachev. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– A man waves a Russian flag during a rally November 21, 1988 (MF/AA/REUTERS Pictures) Virtually all American commentary about the end of the Soviet Union extols what the West is believed to have gained from that historic event. On this twentieth anniversary […]

Antiwar.Com: A Dangerous Far-Right Site?

The posts in the comments thread on this are hilarious. A “watchdog” attacks….umm….Reverend Chucko Munson for linking to dangerous right-wing websites like…..umm….Antiwar.Com. Remember, folks, preventing the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of people in imperialist war is only a tertiary issue. What really matters is maintaining the strictest […]

The Whole World is Watching

Article by Kevin Carson. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– In 1649 at St. George’s Hill in England, as recounted in the revolutionary anthem “The World Turned Upside Down,” a band of landless peasants who called themselves the Diggers tore down enclosures, built themselves cottages, and began spading up land to grow food. […]

Libertarianism: Thick and Thin

Article by Matt Zwolinksi. A fairly balanced discussion of “thick vs thin” libertarianism from a generally “thin” perspective. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– A few months back, there arose a bit of a kerfuffle in the libertarian blogosphere over David Gordon’s reviewof Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch’s Declaration of Independents. For those who haven’t read […]

Labor and the Living Wage

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- CNNMoney reports (“Minimum wage increases for workers in eight states,” December 23) that “[w]hile some workers are worried about smaller paychecks next year, more than 1.4 million low-income earners will see their wages go up on New Year’s Day.” The story notes that these […]

Afghanistan signs first oil deal — with China

Looks like things aren’t turning out the way the neocons hoped. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– China National Petroleum Corp. won the first oil deal in Afghanistan earlier this week, signing a contract with the Afghan government to develop a small oil field in the northern part of the country. The deal, […]

Ex-IMPD Officer Won't Go To Jail For Arsons

The System protects its own. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- A former Indianapolis police officer who set a string of apartment fires won’t serve time in jail. Jesse Russell Jr., 33, was convicted of arson in September for setting a fire at the Lake View Terrace Apartments that caused $30,000 worth of […]

'I'm a cop, I can do whatever I want' off-duty policeman shouts before 'executing guy in bar' over a game of darts

Sociopaths in Blue. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- An off-duty police officer has been charged with executing a man in a sports bar – after an argument over a game of darts. Riverside County sheriff’s deputy Dayle Long, 42, allegedly shot Samuel Vanettes, 36, three times, leaving him to die on the […]

16 Year Old Girl Charged With Terrorism Conspiracy

WTF? —————————————————————————————————————————————————– OTTUMWA — An Ottumwa High School student has been charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism. Police arrested Emily Kay Six, 16, Ottumwa, on Thursday. Officials said they began investigating after Six allegedly began trying to recruit students for what police called “a plan to harm a […]

Who is a Ron Paul supporter?

From The Washington Post. “Paul’s supporters are disproportionately young, independent, non-interventionist, non-Christian and perhaps most telling, dedicated.” As I’ve said before, RP is a prelude to the next wave of radicalism. A new generation of rebellious youth committed to smashing imperialism is precisely what we need. After all, […]

When Fascism Was On the Left

My latest column at AlternativeRight.Com. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– The conventional left/right model of the political spectrum holds Fascism and Marxism to be polar opposites of one another. Marxism is regarded as an ideology of the extreme Left while Fascism supposedly represents an outlook that is about as far to the […]

What is the Green Republican Coalition Strategy?

From Progressives for Ron Paul. ————————————————————————————————— This strategy is a complement of the Blue Republican strategy, founded by Robin Koerner. Koerner has eloquently described the very obvious ways that Ron Paul appeals to independent, moderate, libertarian and progressive Democrats. The Blue Republican Facebook page is a place of […]

Why Neo-Cons Hate Ron Paul's Honest Foreign Policy

From Alt-Market.Com —————————————————————————————————————————————————— This article, originally titled “Ron Paul: Propagandist Or Prophet?”, was written by Jeremy R. Hammond and published at Foreign Policy Journal Ron Paul is “the best-known American propagandist for our enemies”, writes Dorothy Rabinowitz in a recent Wall Street Journal hit piece. To support the charge, she writes […]

Montanans Launch Recall of Senators Who Approved NDAA Military Detention. Merry Christmas, US Senate

From Salem-News.Com. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- (HELENA) – Moving quickly on Christmas Day after the US Senate voted 86 – 14 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA) which allows for the indefinite military detention of American citizens without charge or trial, Montanans have announced the launch of recall campaigns […]

Reducing Ron to Racism

Article by Brian Anderson. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- While interviewing Ron Paul a few days ago, CNN’s chief political analyst Gloria Borger avoided discussing his policies and instead dredged up the already exhausted newsletter scandal. On multiple occasions, Paul has stated that he: (1) doesn’t know who the author was, (2) takes […]

The Quest for Identity

Article by Siryako Akda. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- As a resident of the Philippines, I would be lying if I did not entertain thoughts of immigration at some point in time. One of the deepest desires of Filipinos is to stop being Filipinos in the Philippines, and instead become Filipinos in [insert wealthy […]

Plato's five regimes

Plato had it figured out 2500 years ago, and not much has changed since then. Right now, we’re in the twilight phase of stage four headed towards stage five. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- The Classical Greek philosopher Plato discusses five types of regimes. They are Aristocracy, Timocracy, Oligarchy, Democracy and Tyranny. Plato also assigns a man to each of these regimes to […]

American Psychosis: What happens to a society that cannot distinguish between reality and illusion?…

By Chris Hedges. Hat tip to LJP. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– The United States, locked in the kind of twilight disconnect that grips dying empires, is a country entranced by illusions. It spends its emotional and intellectual energy on the trivial and the absurd. It is captivated by the hollow stagecraft of […]

Starvenomics in North Korea and Elsewhere

Article by David D’Amato. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Reporting on the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, Reuters (via The Atlantic) asks, “How did one man starve a nation of roughly 23 million people? The answer: By clinging to a broken economic system designed to do little but ensure his own […]

Dissolving the State

By Roderick Long. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– Newly translated and added to the Molinari Institute online library: an excerpt from chapter 10 of Gustave de Molinari’s 1888Political Evolution and the Revolution. This extract includes the following passage, whose wording – despite its dismissive reference to “anarchists” – is clearly inspired by Proudhon’s call for […]

“Systemic Risk” for Profit

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- At the beginning of this month, commenting on the European debt crisis, Forbes‘s Charles Kadlec pointedly indicted Europe’s “governing elite” or “ruling class” as “the source of systemic risk to the global financial system.” Kadlec emphasized the relationship between Europe’s banking sector and its governments, […]

Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin

Article by Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Since passage of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in 1998, the Lords of Scarcity have given us one demonstration after another of the totalitarian lengths they’re willing to go to — that they’re driven to, in fact — to preserve their system of […]

A New Year of Global Protest

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- In 2011, the protester so upset the prevailing order of things that Time magazine named her (or him, as the case may be) its Person of the Year. As I write, protesters in China, Russia and Yemen, to name a handful, are the streets voicing […]

JB Campbell: Anti-American

From Veterans Today. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– The leakers are being called “anti-American.” What decent person, anywhere in the world today, is not anti-American? Is there anyone more dangerous than our typical ignorant, arrogant American “citizen,” who very likely couldn’t find America on a marked map of the world? Well, yes: […]

NEW PIC SHOWS AFTERMATH OF MAN TIED TO CHAIR BY COPS AND PEPPER-SPRAYED ‘UNTIL HE DIED’

From The Blaze. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Did  Lee County Sheriff’s Deputies in southern Florida tie down, pepper-spray, and eventually kill a disturbed man who was arrested for public intoxication? That’s the account and accusation relayed byReason.com. Over two years ago,  62-year-old Ohioan Nick Christie was detained for public intoxication while on a […]

CIA report: No issue with spy agency's partnership with N.Y. police

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- New York (CNN) — The Central Intelligence Agency announced Friday that an internal report found no issue or evidence of wrong-doing in the spy agency’s partnership with the New York City Police Department. “The CIA inspector general has completed a review of the CIA’s relationship with […]

Police employ Predator drone spy planes on home front

From The Los Angeles Times. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- Unmanned aircraft from an Air Force base in North Dakota help local police with surveillance, raising questions that trouble privacy advocates. A Predator drone spy plane helped police make arrests after a North Dakota… (Lake Region Law Enforcement Center) December 10, 2011|By […]

Hiding mass murder behind "national security"

From the Sipsey Street Irregulars. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— SSI Exclusive: Hiding mass murder behind “national security.” What Newsweak & the FBI didn’t want you to know about PATCON and the OKC Bombing. And now we know what a cabal of New York editors under pressure from a frightened FBI and […]

AZ sheriff's officers turn in federal credentials

Article by Jacques Billeaud. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if a scumbag like Joe Arpaio ended up contributing to the downfall of the 50-state/1000-base empire? —————————————————————————————————————————————————– PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s jail officers lined up at a news conference in Phoenix Wednesday to ceremoniously hand in […]

Nazi Hunting in Tel Aviv: A Light Dose of Holiday Truth

From Veterans Today. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Over the past couple of weeks, we have heard much about how important it is to catch the remaining Nazi war criminals before they die.  The average age is nearly 100.  My own family, Americans who served in World War II, Americans who worked […]

US commander visits Israel to finalize missile drill

From The Jerusalem Post. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Israel, US to hold largest ever missile defense exercise this spring; thousands of US soldiers will be deployed in Israel. Israel is moving forward with plans to hold the largest-ever missile defense exercise in its history this spring amid Iranian efforts to obtain nuclear weapons. Last week, Lt.-Gen. Frank Gorenc, commander of the US’s […]

Medical Journal Article: 14,000 U.S. Deaths Tied to Fukushima Reactor Disaster Fallout

From Market Watch. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Impact Seen As Roughly Comparable to Radiation-Related Deaths After Chernobyl; Infants Are Hardest Hit, With Continuing Research Showing Even Higher Possible Death Count.

Compliance is Futile

Article by Ian Huyett. ————————————————————————————————- In a 1994 essay, Murray Rothbard slammed “Big Government Libertarians”for aligning themselves with political correctness and espousing establishment positions on sensitive issues. He argued that “cozying up to Power” is both unprincipled and futile. The head of the San Francisco Libertarian Party, lamented […]

Militarization of Law Enforcement: Is it Preparation for Civil War?

Article by David Z. ————————————————————————————————– A century ago, the Federal government established armories throughout the country ostensibly for the purpose of “national security”, although it’s not abundantly clear what the real threat was at that time. These armories were probably most-often used to supply federal troops and private […]

Jonathan Bowden on the Left

Richard Spencer interviews Jonathan Bowden. I think both leftists and rightists would find this discussion interesting. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Jonathan Bowden joins Richard to discuss the essence of the Left–its history, deeper meaning, and future.

Railroaded for Self-Defense

This seems to be a genuine self-defense case. Issues of cultural/racial/sexual identity or political ideology shouldn’t enter into cases like this. The only question should be, “Who is the aggressor and who is the victim?” ————————————————————————————————————————————————– An important case demands our support. Crishaun “CeCe” McDonald, a young Black […]

Secular Theocracy: The Foundations and Folly of Modern Tyranny

Article by David J. Theroux. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– We live in an increasingly secularized world of massive and pervasive nation states in which traditional religion, especially Christianity, is ruled unwelcome and even a real danger on the basis of a purported history of intolerance and “religious violence.” This is found […]

The Stark Truth: Interview with William Norman Grigg

Listen to the interview. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Robert interviews William Norman Grigg. Topics include: The police state, and its abuses and corruptions; The War on Terror; The making of a prison society; The new indefinite detention bill The framing of Ed Steele; Why its important to defend the rights of those with unpopular political views. […]

The Myth of the Rule of Law and the Future of Repression

My latest piece for AlternativeRight.Com. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Richard’s post, “Obama’s Ennabling Act,” raises some interesting questions regarding the significance of the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act, and its probable impact, that I believe merit further discussion. The editorial issued on December 17 by the editors of Taki’s Magazine, […]

A Year of Upheaval, A Year of Upping the Stakes

Article by Darian Worden. ————————————————————————————————– I’ll admit it’s a bit cliche to do a year in review article. We’re barely into December before we’re bombarded with “best” and “worst” lists, as if everyone’s taking the rest of the year off. But it’s good to pause for reflection as […]

Don’t Put a State Ceiling on Rents; Abolish the State Floor Under Them

Article by Kevin Carson. ———————————————————————————————– It’s a commonplace among right-wing critics of rent control that such policies lead to housing shortages; when rents are capped, landlords do the bare minimum maintenance and milk old buildings for whatever rents they can bring, without putting any new money into them. […]

Left-Wing Market Anarchism and Ron Paul

Article by Gary Chartier. ————————————————————————————————- If you say you’re against the state these days, someone’s sure to ask you how your views parallel Ron Paul’s. The frequency of these sorts of conversations seems likely to increase if poll wizard Nate Silver is right that the Texas Representative will […]

Congressmen can't say 'Merry Christmas' in mail

From The Washington Examiner. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Looks like the PC police have threatened members of the House of Representatives against wishing constituents a “Merry Christmas,” if they want to do so in a mailing paid for with tax dollars. Members who submit official mailings for review by the congressional […]

TREASON!

Article by L. Neil Smith. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- On Thursday, December 15, 2011, the 220th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, members of the United States House of Representatives betrayed their oaths of office and voted overwhelmingly to follow in the felonious footsteps of their criminal accessories in the Senate, […]

Woman set afire in elevator of her NYC building

From Yahoo News. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— NEW YORK (AP) — A woman burned to death in the elevator of her Brooklyn apartment building Saturday after a man ambushed her, sprayed her with liquid and set her afire with a Molotov cocktail, police said. The unidentified man was waiting for 64-year-old Doris Gillespie, when […]