By J.D. Tuccille, Reason Are you looking forward to resuming something that resembles a normal life in terms of travel, concert attendance, and public gatherings? Vaccines for COVID-19 are a big step towards putting pandemic fears behind us. But if hosts aren’t satisfied with knowing vaccines are available, […]
Increases in Opioid-Related Deaths Show That Drug Warriors (Including Biden) Have No Idea What They’re Doing
By Jacob Sullum, Reason Last year President Donald Trump bragged that “we are making progress” in reducing opioid-related deaths, noting that they fell in 2018 “for the first time since 1990.” That 1.7 percent drop was thin evidence of success at the time, and it looks even less […]
Georgia college student sentenced to 4 months in prison for breaking Cayman Islands’ Covid-19 protocol
Apparently, the Cayman Islands is now a Branch Covidian theocracy. By Rebekah Riess, CNN (CNN) — An 18-year-old college student from Georgia has been sentenced to four months in prison in the Cayman Islands after breaking the British Caribbean territory’s Covid-19 protocol while visiting her boyfriend for a […]
Maria Theobald, TIME Marie Sanchez, chief tribal judge on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, arrived in Geneva in 1977 with a clear message to deliver to the United Nations Convention on Indigenous Rights. American Indian women, she argued, were targets of the “modern form” of genocide—sterilization. Over the six-year […]
Remember Thomas Szasz’s warning about therapeutic totalitarianism? By Jenin Younes, American Institute for Economic Research Lest you were hopeful that some semblance of normal life will return in 2021, either due to the development of vaccines or the pandemic fizzling out on its own, the New York Times […]
The psychiatric imprisonment of dissidents. Sounds very Soviet. By Jeanne Smits, Lifesite News December 11, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Early on December 10, Jean-Bernard Fourtillan, a French retired university professor known for his strong opposition to COVID-19 vaccines such as those presently being distributed in the U.K., was taken […]
Herbert Spencer has the therapeutic state figured out in 1851 By Phillip W. Magness, American Institute for Economic Research In the 19th century, outbreaks of Cholera were common, and Britain deployed a “Board of Health” to manage and suppress the disease. England experienced a particularly severe wave of […]
By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter A church in California that has reportedly held worship services indoors with hundreds of attendees not wearing face masks was held in contempt of court and fined. For months, Calvary Chapel of San Jose and its pastor, Michael McClure, have overseen worship […]
By Eric Todisco, People A Los Angeles judge has ruled that L.A. County’s outdoor dining ban will be limited to three weeks as planned, and then must be reassessed by the health department before the ban can be extended. On Tuesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant […]
The police state meets the therapeutic state. By Jeffrey Schweers, Tallahassee.Com State police brandishing firearms Monday raided the Tallahassee home of Rebekah Jones, the former Department of Health data scientist who built the state’s much-praised COVID-19 dashboard before being fired over what she said was refusing to “manipulate […]
Some more pan-secession in action. New Jersey 101.5 To help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in New Jersey the state Health Department has dramatically stepped up its contact tracing program. If you test positive for coronavirus, a contact tracer from your local health department will call […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley People often ask me why I continue to insist on identifying with the far-left considering my growing rash of beefs with the movement and my increasingly contrarian tendencies, and its not a bad question. I find myself asking […]
One of the very best books on the modern American police state. I would add to it the works of Radley Balko, John Whitehead, Richard Lawrence Miller, and the late William Norman Grigg. “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is a book by […]
The First Amendment survives by one vote. What part of “shall make no law” do the other four not understand? Having a Republican-dominated SCOTUS is probably a good idea as the wider culture (and therefore the elected branches of government) move further toward the cultural faux “left” with […]
The universal victory of anti-police state referendums was the most important thing to come out of the election, much more so than the presidential contest. But the big question is what will the state attack as it loses the drug war as a tool? Executive Director of the […]
This article nails it down pretty down. The main thing I would add is the left’s embrace of scientism (“science” is not merely a process capable of generating error like anything else but the modern version of a papal bull) and therapeutism (“health” is the highest value and […]
The Third Reich were actually pioneers in modern therapeutic totalitarianism.
Sound familiar? Reminds me of Russell Means’ observation that the government’s objective is to turn the entire country into one big reservation. Time to brush up on the long history of colonizers controlling indigenous populations on reservations and through apartheid pass systems. Rockefeller Foundation and WEF’s Common Pass […]
What Pelosi is proposing amounts to creating a committee for the purpose of granting the therapeutic state the power to remove the president from office. The next step would be a committee that approves the “mental health” (ideological conformity) of candidates for public offices. ABC News House Democrats, […]
Any critique of modern states must necessarily include a critique of scientism and the therapeutic state, both of which are essential elements of the ideological superstructure of modern ruling classes, with physicians, “mental health experts,” and scientists being primary sectors of the modern priesthood. Thomas Szasz nailed this […]
Andrew Cuomo Says 4,000-Person NYPD Social-Distancing Taskforce Needed Before He’ll Allow Indoor Dining in NYC
The therapeutic police state. By Christian Britschgi, Reason New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said on a press call today that he would not allow indoor dining to return in New York City unless local politicians devoted significant police resources to enforcing social distancing and other reopening conditions. […]
By Antony Sammeroff The following is a list of 8 things I am more worried about than Covid-19. Strap in. 1) In the UK, we’re hearing that there will be more cancer deaths than COVID deaths because of diversion of resources. 2) The 1.2 million dead children UNICEF […]
Carlson is in his better form in this although he’s still trying to score some partisan points along the way. Now, if he would only criticize Trump’s law and order police state the same way he criticizes medical martial law.
Now, if these sheriffs would start rebelling against a whole lot more laws, we might have something. By Jason Wilson The Guardian Sheriffs around the country are refusing to enforce or are even actively resisting Covid-19 mask laws and lockdowns, while others have permitted or encouraged armed vigilantism […]
James Lindsay outlines the intellectual trajectory of totalitarian humanism, political correctness, wokeness, cultural Marxism, whatever one wants to call it, pretty thoroughly in this, although I would add more emphasis on 19th century Progressive Christianity and Maoism during the Cultural Revolution period than what he mentions. He focuses […]
James Lindsay on the theology of the new theocracy. The two most important things that are happening in the developed world at the present time are the re-feudalization of class relations and the growth of totalitarian humanism as the self-legitimating ideology of the rising ruling class. Just as […]
By Rory Taylor Vox The US has signed hundreds of treaties with Indigenous peoples. Here’s what would happen if the government actually honored them. “‘We the people’ has never meant ‘all the people.’” These were words of independent presidential candidate and Navajo Nation member Mark Charles as he […]
A somewhat interesting interview with a leading black conservative. I would be inclined to argue that, at present, substantial sectors of the capitalist class (including some major capitalist entities) along with their allies in the new clerisy/new class that dominates the “ideas industries” are fueling anti-racism hysteria in […]
I first started developing the ideas that I would later come to call “pan-secessionism in the mid-1990s after notice the emergence of the “right-wing” antigovernment movement associated with the militias, sovereign citizens, tax protestors, and other similar groups. Of course, much of the left and certainly liberal opinion […]
Just like the traditional white collar priesthood, the newer white coat priesthood doesn’t mind “bearing false witness” when it’s convenient. Krystal and Saagar react to Dr. Fauci’s interview where he admits health officials downplayed the importance of masks to save PPE for healthcare workers.
It’s rather ironic that the supposed social democratic utopia of Sweden has adopted the anti-lockdowners’ preferred laissez-faire approach to COVID-19.
I always said the “new fascism” would not be under the guise of national or racial chauvinism but would be wrapped in the banner of “progressive” causes like “safety,” “health,” or “equality.” Where have you been, Antifa? I originally introduced the concept of totalitarian humanism in this article […]
Tom Woods interviews Thaddeus Russell on left-wing support for scientistic therapeutic totalitarianism. Listen here. ————————————————— It’s been quite remarkable to me the extent to which the lockdowns have divided people along ideological lines. A left-wing case against lockdown seems so easy to make and so obvious, and yet […]
It seems like it would be best to just forget about the whole school thing for now.
The problem with David’s analysis in this is that he seems fairly subjective and one-dimensional in his criticisms of “conspiracy theories.” The fact that the last three years of cable news (excluding FOX) was devoted to Russiagate hysteria shows that liberals and the Left are just as prone […]
As usual, the Right is better at criticizing the government and the media (see the Tucker Carlson video I just posted) while the Left (like these Jacobin boys) are better are criticizing the corporations/capitalist class. Fortunately, it’s not a question of either/or. We should be attacking ridiculous government […]
If only it were true. Localized quarantines are what we should have been doing all along. It’s ridiculous to expect rural counties to abide by the same rules as New York and Los Angeles. Some states are using science to guide their decisions and cautiously beginning to relax […]
Whether it’s a “mistake” or not is beside the point. We need reparations from the state now. Total moratorium on rent, mortgages, utility bills, credit cards, student loans, medical bills, and car payments. If you take away peoples’ livelihoods, then you owe them. Period. It’s no different than […]
Another Jeffrey Tucker article questioning the sanctity of lockdown orthodoxy. By Jeffrey Tucker The year was 1957.
I’ve seen some of the circles around C4SS and other supposed “left-libertarians” bashing Jeffrey Tucker (whose orthodox libertarianism I don’t personally share, although I am in favor of all forms of voluntary libertarianism and anarchism) for questioning the sanctity of the lockdowns. By Jeffrey Tucker Many people infected […]
It figures that Singapore would be in the vanguard of techno-therapeutic-fascism. It’s also interesting how so many American right-libertarians engage in such a pathetic veneration of Singapore (“‘They got low taxes, man!”) just as so many American leftists engage in an equally pathetic veneration of Cuba (“They got […]
It seems that most people even on the far left and far right have a limited perception and definition of what concepts like the “state,” “ruling class,” or “power elite” actually mean. It would also seem that we need a much more modernized and expansive definition of these […]
In service of the therapeutic state and the white coast priesthood. But, Goofy, what about your pathological phobia that “neighborhood nationalists” are going to infringe upon someone’s freedom to do their own thing? It’s possible to recognize that the present situation is a genuine public health crisis and […]
–Americans are unlikely to tolerate and extended shutdown, meaning small concession from Governors to give the appearance of progress would be hugely beneficial
Tucker Carlson is a de facto spokesman for the petite bourgeoise and “small capitalist” sectors of the commercial economy, the post-bourgeois proletariat, the “sinking middle,” the dying WASP culture, political traditionalists and constitutional fundamentalists of the kind found on the paleo/populist-right, etc. Many of those interests have been […]
Glad to see some left-wing folks questioning the official ruling class party line.