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 […]

The New Enclosures

Article by David D’Amato. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Early Tuesday (February 14) morning, Bloomberg reported on Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings for a cool $12.5 billion. Noting that the deal leaves Google with “17,000 additional patents,” the story called the transaction “the largest wireless-equipment deal in at least a decade,” implicating what […]

Ron Paul’s Last Hurrah

Article by Justin Raimondo. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– At this point it is clear that Rep. Ron Paul is not going to be the presidential nominee of the Republican Party.  Yet it seems likely that he will outlast all his rivals but for Romney, and that he will have a substantial […]

The NDAA and the Militarization of America

Article by Carl Mirra. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) was passed by Congress and signed into law by the president on New Year’s Eve of 2011. Activists and other critics charge that the NDAA authorizes the indefinite military detention of U.S. citizens, but supporters […]

The Pentagon’s Lie Machine

Article by Justin Raimondo. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– The publication of Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis’s piece in the Armed Forces Journal, followed up by an interview in the New York Times and the posting of a longer piece[.pdf] by Rolling Stone, is a remarkable event in the sense that rarely has a more comprehensive debunking of official lies been […]

Obituary… Peter Kropotkin, 91 years for his funeral

Article by David Morris. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- On February 8, 1921 twenty thousand people, braving temperatures so low that musical instruments froze, marched in a funeral procession in the town of Dimitrov, a suburb of Moscow. They came to pay their respects to a man, Petr Kropotkin, and his philosophy, […]

On the Genealogy of Morals

Jonathan Bowden and Richard Spencer discuss Nietzsche’s classic work. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Richard and Jonathan discuss Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morals, a key text for understanding the thinker’s aristocratic radicalism.

Feds shut down Amish farm for selling fresh milk

From The Washington Times. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– The FDA won its two-year fight to shut down an Amish farmer who was selling fresh raw milk to eager consumers in the Washington, D.C., region after a judge this month banned Daniel Allgyerfrom selling his milk across state lines and he told his […]

In Hutaree trial, defense says key witness given special treatment

From the Detroit Free Press. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Defense lawyers in the Hutaree militia trial are dragging Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy into the terror case, claiming she gave the government’s key witness special treatment in a domestic assault case at the request of the federal government. That witness, Dan […]

Private prison company offers to buy 48 states’ prisons

From Raw Story. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Topics: Corrections Corporation of America ♦ private prison ♦ private prisons In exchange for keeping at least a 90 percent occupancy rate, the private prison company Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) has sent a letter to 48 states offering to manage their prisons for the low price of $250 […]

Not Having A Dog License Leads To Jail Time

From CBS Denver. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– A Jefferson County man was held in jail after refusing to get a license for his dog. Now he and his wife are fighting the fine in court. 4 On Your Side Investigator Rick Sallinger wanted to know how many others don’t have licenses […]

NC preschooler’s “unhealthy” lunch replaced with cafeteria nuggets

Here come the Food Police. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- UPDATE: This story has been updated with a newer version including statements from USDA officials. Click here to read the updated report. —————————- RAEFORD, N.C. — A Hoke County preschooler was fed chicken nuggets for lunch because a state worker felt that her […]

Doomsday Prepper Declared Mental Defective…. Government confiscates his Guns

Watch the video. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Just days after appearing on the National Geographic TV Show Doomsday Prepper, a prepper from Tennessee has been declared Mentally Defective and his guns have been seized by the government. The Prepper, David Sarti is a character to say the least, but his story is […]

Justice Breyer robbed at machete-point during Caribbean vacation

From CNN. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– updated 11:43 AM EST, Tue February 14, 2012 Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed last week at his vacation home on the Caribbean island of Nevis. STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Police official calls incident “crime of opportunity” Justice Breyer was at his vacation home on the […]

Russell Means Interview — Welcome To the Reservation

A full 90 minute interview with Russell Means. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– The United States is one big reservation, and we are all in it. So says Russell Means, legendary actor, political activist and leader for the American Indian Movement. Means led the 1972 seizure of the Bureau of Indian Affairs […]

Sex change British man gives birth to son

From the Telegraph. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- A man who used to be a woman has become Britain’s first “male mother” by giving birth to a son. World’s first male mum Thomas Beatie The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, was able to carry a child after taking […]

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Endorses Rick Sanitarium for President

This is what drugs do to your brain, kids. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Dave Mustaine of Megadeth performs during The Big 4 Festival in Indio, California. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images   Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says he hopes Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is our next president. Mustaine, who once covered the Democratic National […]

Should Occupy Use Violence? I Dunno — Should the Cops?

Article by Kevin Carson. ————————————————————————————————- Back in the mid-1980s, when the African National Congress was still fighting the South Africa’s apartheid regime, I recall Secretary of State George Schultz testifying before some Senate committee. He clutched his pearls at the appearance that “some members of this body are […]

David Goodway. Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow

By Kevin Carson. ———————————————————————————————— David Goodway.  Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow:  Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward (PM Press edition, 2012). I’ll start by saying I found this a very engaging read.  I learned a lot of interesting new things about people whose […]

Gary Chartier on Markets, Not Capitalism

Watch the video. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— C4SS Advisory Panel member Gary Chartier ‘sat down with Reason.tv’s Zach Weissmueller to discuss why libertarians should stop embracing the word “capitalism,’ why there’s reason to take the concerns of the political Left seriously, and why the economic system in the United States does […]

Attack the System: Interview with Sean Gabb

Listen to the interview. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Keith Preston interviews Dr. Sean Gabb. Topics include: Libertarianism and its defining ethos as the right to be left alone; The question of whether libertarian ideology is culturally specific to Anglo-Saxon civilization or universally applicable across cultural boundaries; The State as a uniquely […]

Repulsive Progressive Hypocrisy

Article by Glenn Greenwald.  If all leftists were like Greenwald, I might still be one. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– President Barack Obama speaks at UPS, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)  (Credit: AP) (updated below – Update II [Thurs.]) During the Bush years, Guantanamo was the […]

You Didn’t Think It Would End With Seat Belts . . . Right?

Article by Eric Peters. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Mandatory buckle-up laws set the precedent: Even your own body in your own car is no longer your own personal space.  Here’s how it works: The government decides that whatever it is you’re doing is “unsafe” – not specifically in your case, just generally […]

With Libertarians Like This, Who Needs Neoconservatives?

Puke. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— A simple response to Reason Contributor Cathy Young’s piece arguing the necessity of true libertarians to support American interventionism would be to link to this article published the same day that details the inevitable fruits of this interventionism applied here at home. The conclusion is obvious: if you support American […]

Neither Rain, Nor Snow, Nor Sleet, Nor Hail……

Well, not exactly. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— The U.S. Postal Service renewed its pleas for congressional support Thursday as the floundering agency reported another massive quarterly loss. The Postal Service announced that it sustained a net loss of $3.3 billion in the last three months of 2011, as declining mail volumes and mounting benefit […]

19 Crazy Things That School Children Are Being Arrested For In America

Burn the Schools. A friend of mine’s kid got suspended for an entire year for bringing a water pistol to school. He was in the fourth grade. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— With each passing year, the difference between America’s prisons and America’s public schools becomes smaller and smaller.  As you read […]

A Picture Says a Thousand Words

Oops! —————————————————————————————————————————————————– The Marine Corps on Thursday once again did damage control after a photograph surfaced of a sniper team in Afghanistan posing in front of a flag with a logo resembling that of the notorious Nazi SS – a special unit that murdered millions of Jews, gypsies […]