Monday, February 6, 2023

The National Debt Limit: Raising it Compounds the Fraud

 Speaker McCarthy made a political mistake when he spoke earlier today (6 February 2023) and supported 'raising the debt ceiling' but with 'reservations'.  Our current circumstances, however, suggest that would be a very bad move.  

When a government has to borrow more to pay the interest on its debt it is clearly bankrupt, but for the largese of its creditors.  No one who lends money to the US Government under those circumstances has a legitimate expectation of being repaid. Repudiation of the debt may be the only choice of future generations and may be the necessary precondition for the restoration of the Republic.


We are told that the US government might 'default' on its public debt if the 'ceiling' is not raised.  But what exactly is this limit on the Federal Treasury's ability to borrow?

From the beginning of the Republic until relatively recently every issuance of Federal notes had to be authorized by a specific enactment by Congress.  Every time the USA went deeper into debt Congress had to take responsibility.  Thus, for generations the Federal debt remained relatively low.

Then in 1917 Congress decided to hide its Constitutional obligations regarding debt and substituted the 'Debt Ceiling' for actual Congressional oversight. [1] In that year the Debt was 5.7 billion dollars (when twenty dollars equaled an ounce of gold) [2]. Today the debt tops $31 trillion, a 5,438 percent increase.

What Speaker McCarthy does not address is the 'Elephant in the Room' which is that the US Government is not obligated to go further into debt.  Doing so is a political choice.  

The opposite choice is to use incoming revenues to pay the interest on the debt, and, for the sake of our grandchildren's future, begin to pay it off.   The Federal Goverment takes in at least $4.7 trillion [3] so it has plenty of money to meet its debt. What's left over can be applied to other government expenses.

Why then does the Speaker want to raise the Debt Ceiling? 

So Congress can spend even more money than it has, without taking political responsibility.

Big-Spender Biden has a new ally in Big Spender McCarthy. Both are, in effect, defrauding the public.

We are in a time when the savings and real incomes of the real people who contribute to the real national economy (that means private employees and small business people, including farmers and craftsmen) are falling, as a result of government inflationary policies.  The special reserve status of the US fiat dollar is disappearing. 

Prudent leaders would slash goverment spending, abolishing whole departments and agencies, especially those in charge of Making America Woke instead of Making America Great Again.  We must abolish the 87,000 new armed IRS agents; we must defund the recently armed multiple Federal Agencies.  They are a clear and present threat to the Republic.

Years ago Ron Paul suggested that, since 'we owe it to ourselves' the Federal Reserve's share of the national debt could be written off. That step would reduce the debt by $6.2 trillion. [4] Clearly there is no reasonable need to raise the Debt Ceiling.

It is time that the Federal Government spent within our means.

If not now, the time will come when a new generation refuses to be bound by the fraudulent promises of a previous generation's disengenuous politicians.

The clock is ticking...


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_debt_ceiling
[2] https://www.thestreet.com/politics/national-debt-year-by-year-14876008
[3] https://www.thebalancemoney.com/current-u-s-federal-government-tax-revenue-3305762
[4] https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/FDHBFRBN

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Libertarians and Nationalists: A New Generation Arises

 Libertarians and Nationalists: A New Generation Arises

Fasces at US House of Representatives

"In a battle between force and an idea, the latter always prevails." Mises, Liberalism [1]

The Western World is in turmoil with over a hundred million refugees across the world coming in our direction. [2] Millions are crossing into the USA and the EU.  Nations with centuries of tradition are being overrun. The situation is beginning to take on the appearance of one of the great historic migrations of people, such as those that overwhelmed classical Roman civilization.  Demographics are being changed as millions risk everything to escape intolerable conditions.

Reacting, large numbers of people of European heritage, on both sides of the Atlantic, and across the globe in places like Australia and New Zealand, are organizing kindred and collaborative groups to defend what they see as threats to their freedoms, their cultures and their people.  

There are several tendencies developing in this milieu.  There are Christian fundamentalists, Nordic Neopagans, libertarian techno- and crypto-nerds, conservative 'active clubs' and more edgy rightist fight clubs, well-organized militant Nationalist groups like the Patriot Front. There are those who position themselves as fascists and then there are drinking clubs like the Proud Boys.

It seems that the centuries' long political consensus in Western countries favoring personal liberty is at risk.  It was about a century and a half ago that Lysander Spooner, great 19th Century American Libertarian lawyer, pointed out that the Old World's aristocratic tyrannies were grounded in what he called the 'four monopolies'  -- state churches, chattel slavery, the 'legal infirmities' of women and government economic monopolies.  He saw all these old institutions collapsing. In the intervening 20th Century, with government monopolies like the Federal Reserve leading the way, the old 'classic liberal' ideals of liberty and free market economic progress seem unreachable to many, especially unenfranchised mostly young men on the extremes of the political spectrum.   People have been taking to the streets, no matter which end of the spectrum, in increasing numbers.

This has become a strong trend and is exemplified by actions such as the World-Wide Rallies and Trucker Convoys of 2021/22 which involved millions across the globe, but mainly in Western countries. The lockdowns and mandates have become rallying points for the Right in the Western world.

On a more local level, young (predominantly) men in America and Europe are forming serious 'fight clubs' and other active groups ('Active Clubs', the Patriot Front and the Proud Boys again come to mind).  The youth who gravitate to these alliances have a broad spectrum of political beliefs, encompassing every nuance from an individualist libertarian ethos through the 'hard right' of American Nationalists. 

This mix can be seen in the dozen basic principles of the Proud Boys which include several strictly libertarian propositions (maximum freedom, minimal govt.) as well as 'hard right' positions (closed border) and traditionalist values ('venerate the housewife') [3]

That's a wide spectrum.  Is there any intersectional correspondence between libertarian individualists and corporatist nationalists?  Can libertarians and fascists ever cooperate on any issue?  

There is in European politics the idea that there is a 'hard line' between 'democratic' parties and fascist parties; all the 'democratic' parties agree, no matter who 'forms the government' the extreme right will not be allowed into the halls of power. Are libertarians obliged to honor this understanding among the statist parties? How far should freedom advocates cooperate with people who, while expressing Western values, may be willing to, under certain circumstances, initiate violence to effectuate change to their liking?

This is not an academic question since there are now a number of credible crises that may play out, putting us all on the battlefield of a third world war.

Quite literally thousands of nationalist and other militants from all over Europe have gathered in Ukrainia, forming freikorps to fight for Russia or Ukrania.  'Nazi' regiments and 'Anarchist' cooperatives are fighting together on the Ukranian side.  

The issue of alliances on the Right has remained controversial for a hundred years and even now both sides glare at each other across the social media, (watching each other’s edgy videos of banner drops and protests) while at the same time each stands against the Left as personified in groups like Antifa.

During the past hundred years America embraced 'foreign entanglements' in World War One and the first fascist State was founded (Mussolini's Italy in 1922).  It is said that FDR and his first cabinet were fans of fascism. 

One commentator opined,

"Roosevelt himself once called Mussolini 'admirable,' adding that he was 'deeply impressed by what he has accomplished.' Mussolini returned the compliment with adulatory praise, writing of Roosevelt’s many reforms, 'Reminiscent of Fascism is the principle that the state no longer leaves the economy to its own devices … Without question, the mood accompanying this sea change resembles that of Fascism.'” [4] 

These early 20th Century machinations suggest a 'forgotten history' that may illuminate our question regarding the alliances on the Right and Left.  Remember World War II started when both Hitler and Stalin invaded Poland.

Also consider the prior century (the 19th of the Common Era) when the theory of the omniscient State was developed by statists and opposed by libertarians (such as Max Weber and Lysander Spooner).

The theory they opposed, that the State was a special type of human organization, has very ancient roots, growing from the 'divine right of the priest kings'.  It was further developed in Plato's Republic, which made no significant provision for free speech and dissent.  Centuries later Marxist writers proposed a 'dictatorship of the proletariat' to overthrow classical liberal societies and their commitment to equal rights, free markets.  But it was in the early 20th Century that the concept was given a name, the State of Exception.

What is a "State of Exception"?  It is the legal theory justifying tyranny asserted originally by the German Jurist (and Nazi) Carl Schmitt [5] and strongly criticized by libertarian philosopher Murray Rothbard. [6]

Schmitt saw the unlimited powers of the totalitarian state as arising from a permanent state of emergency, a "State of Exception" which allowed ruling elites to act arbitrarily, capriciously and without adherence to the rule of law. He asserted such a state justified:

    1. Special executive powers

    2. Suspension of the Rule of Law

    3. Derogation of legal and constitutional rights

More about the history of the State of Exception in my blog, The State of Exception: Tyranny's Theory. [7] In my view there is no 'emergency' exception to inalienable rights.

Centrally planned economies fail.  World War Two discredited fascist theory just as the collapse of the USSR a few decades later discredited Marxism-Leninism. However, the embers of these theories remain scattered around and flame up every so often, in 'liberated zones' or 'no go' areas in many Western cities.

In this context, how did the two political movements 'on the Right' react to each other over the century in which the theories of both movements reached their fullest development? We seek to find the collaboration within libertarian individualism and the individualism within nationalism.

As a subsidiary issue we look at the disconnect between Right Nationalism as a political movement and Government Domination (Fascism, Corporatism or Syndicalism) as an economic theory.  Libertarians, on the other hand, have an 'unhampered market' economic theory clearly at odds with fascism's central planning and enforced collaboration between market and government.

Let's look at Ludwig von Mises, the 20th Century's great philosopher of liberty. I note that he left his native land, Austria in 1934, the year the Austrofascists took over. After a time in Switzerland he spent the war and post-war years in the United States where he mentored what has become a world-wide libertarian economic and political movement.

He pointed the way toward a libertarian nationalist approach with his understanding of classical liberalism’s cosmopolitanism – “nationalism does not clash with cosmopolitanism, for the unified nation does not want discord with neighboring peoples, but peace and friendship.” [8]

Or, as Jefferson put it, “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations...entangling alliances with none.”

My blog on Nationalist Libertarianism explores this further [9]

"Peace -- Individualism -- Free Trade: lead to a libertarian world. 

As a practical matter, urgent steps in that direction require a wholesale planetary divesting of authority from political systems used to micro-manage Human Action. 

Every regulation abolished, every tax reduced, is a victory for humanity. The direct political program therefore must be "abolish multiple old regulations for any new one proposed" -- and the same as to taxes and bureaus."

Nonetheless, Mises was accused of being 'soft' on fascism by various Marxist scholars, as he thought Italian Fascism was to be acknowledged for stopping a Communist takeover there. His condemnation of fascist policies is clear:

"That its foreign policy, based as it is on the avowed principle of force in international relations, cannot fail to give rise to an endless series of wars that must destroy all of modern civilization requires no further discussion. To maintain and further raise our present level of economic development, peace among nations must be assured. But they cannot live together in peace if the basic tenet of the ideology by which they are governed is the belief that one's own nation can secure its place in the community of nations by force alone." Mises, Liberalism[1]

Here Mises was applying the libertarian Non-Aggression Principle [NAP] and condemning the pro-war policies of the tyrannies of his time, primarily the Fascists and the Communists.  Both political movements espoused the same morality of 'might makes right' and supported central planning and government domination over all of of social life. Left or Right, statism supports dictatorship.

However, both tendencies on the Right do see cultivating manliness among the youth as a significant value, in direct opposition to the Left's championing of Critical Race Theory's offspring, Critical Sex Theory, with its emphasis on 'metrosexual' feminized males and non-binary or trans persons.

Why have some of those who espouse an 'Alt Right' [sometimes Alt Right 3.0] lifestyle of martial training and activism ['Cultured Thug'] also adopted a more extreme fascist style, while others use more 'center' nationalist symbolism?  Why is fascist posturing [giving what are considered 'Roman Salutes' and the like] so attractive to some on the Right, while others, such as libertarian youth, remain committed to peace, free trade and civil liberties? 

Both see themselves as the 'True Right'. Both seek to build lasting communities of like-minded, self-actuated, and politically active, men and women who value individual effort, physical prowess, and intellectual achievement.  

In this way the new Western Chauvinists stand not just against the Left, but more importantly, stand against the globalist elite that seeks to manipulate both Right and Left, exercising especially strong control over popular Leftist causes such as 'climate change' and 'systemic racism'. They seek to stop Agenda 2030's planned genocide. [10]

Ultimately, it is dissatisfied individuals, engaging in Human Action, guided by Informed Consent that will set the underlying economic conditions which will determine how the Western Civilization will develop in the coming decades and centuries.

It was Mises who defined the first principle of economics as "Humans act purposefully" and from that understanding,  that all Human Action is predicated on dissatisfaction.  The youth of the world are profoundly dissatisfied, none more so than Westerners of European heritage.  

Beware, as a new generation arises.

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Footnotes:

[1] https://mises.org/library/liberalism-classical-tradition/html

[2] https://www.unhcr.org/refugee-statistics/

[3] The Tenets are:

1. Minimal Government

2. Maximum Freedom

3. Pro Free Speech

4. Pro Gun Rights

5. Anti Racism

6. Anti Racial Guilt

7. Anti Drug War

8. Anti Political Correctness

9. Closed Borders

10. Gloify the Entrepreneur

11. Venerate the Housewife

12. Reinstate a Spirit of Western Chauvanism

[4] https://dailycaller.com/2016/12/13/fdr-praised-mussolini-and-loved-fascism/

[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Schmitt

[6] https://mises.org/library/carl-schmitt-and-murray-rothbard

[7] https://vitaminlawyerhealthfreedom.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-state-of-exception-tyrannys-theory.html

[8] L. von Mises, Nation, State, and Economy, 1919

[9] https://vitaminlawyerhealthfreedom.blogspot.com/2020/09/nationalist-libertarianism.html

[10] https://www.PreventGenocide2030.org

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References:

https://mises.org/library/liberalism-classical-tradition/html

https://mises.org/library/mises-and-fascism

https://mises.org/library/was-mises-fascist-obviously-not

https://mises.org/library/mises-his-importance-and-relevance

https://fee.org/articles/misess-lost-papers-plundered-by-the-nazis-buried-by-the-soviets-rediscovered-by-me/

 


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

We are the Resistance to the Great Reset

 We are the Resistance to the Great Reset
There is No Emergency Exception to Inalienable Rights


"Liberty" in Ancient Cuneiform

It started long before the 'Pandemic of 2020.' The phrase 'The Great Reset' was in use for years to label the globalists' plans for a New World Order and a new fiat globalist monetary system. We just did not know what would trigger the final stages of the imposition of tyrannical international governance. Now we know.  An 'Emergency' was needed to allow the 'State of Exception' which derogated our heretofore inalienable rights, such as our universal rights of Informed Consent and Informed Dissent.

At least 5.9 billion have received the still-experimental 'Emergency Use Authorization' COVID 'vaccine' -- without ever being truly informed of the risks.  We know that all of them now have the biomarkers for deadly heart and circulation risks.

Billions may die over the next few years, not from the 'Pandemic' but rather from adverse reactions to the jabs. They will die from myocarditis, from SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome), sudden onset, late stage cancer and other once rare conditions.  This 'Great Culling' will jeopardize our finely-tuned markets and supply chains.  It may lead to a collapse of civilization and mass starvation.

We, the Resistance, refuse to go quietly to the sad end planned for us by the globalist elite. First, many of us have refused the jabs.  We 'purebloods' will not be part of the Great Die-Off.  Rather, we are the dissidents who will survive and expose what the elites would rather hide.

We will do that by building on the unique world-wide resistance to the pandemic lockdowns and mandates.  That resistance started in March of 2020 with the first of the World Wide Rallies.  Ninety cities in fifty countries participated.  Within a year hundreds of cities and towns in nearly 150 countries protested together: a million people in Berlin; a million in Vienna; nearly as many in France and Britain; the largest demonstrations in Australian and New Zealand histories.

As the lockdowns began to crumble the Truckers Convoys took the lead, first in Canada and then in France and the USA.

These two developments represent a quantum change in world politics.  For the first time the cozy relationships of government diplomacy were overshadowed by People Power in the streets. Except in totalitarian regimes the lockdowns and mandates evaporated.

But that did not stop the globalist cabal.  They struck back.  May of 2022 the Regime in the USA offered a dozen amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR) that would further empower the World Health Organization (WHO) despite its complete failure to effectively address COVID.  WHO is widely viewed as corrupt and very cooperative with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), helping to cover-up the source of COVID.

The Resistance, remembering how we had just stopped the lockdowns and mandates, went to work.  Groups of health freedom advocates in a dozen countries generated strong public opposition to the IHR amendments.  Over a few months millions of messages were generated to the legislatures of the USA, Canada and South Africa, among others.  The amendments stalled. 

Our Push Back tactic is to boldly tell legislators and our other agents in government to stop.  We want WHO abolished, not further empowered.  We want national sovereignty respected along with our individual right to control our own bodies and make our own informed health care choices. 

Rather than an all-powerful international bureaucracy that will continue to make mistakes that will then damage people globally we want the basic principles of good health:  sanitation, hygiene and nutrition to guide all nations in their responses to any perceived pandemic threat.

We call these the Seven Principles of Humane Health Care [read it here:  www.preventgenocide2030.org]

What is the basic tool of the Resistance? It is nothing less than speaking truth to power. 

We Push Back by demanding our inalienable rights; by petitioning our agents in government to protect our rights rather than diminish them.

Our goal is Health Freedom.  Our strategy is to get as many countries out of WHO -- #WHOxit -- as we can.  Our tactic is to Push Back ever more boldly.

There is no emergency exception to inalienable rights.

Join us by taking the Action Items at www.preventgenocide2030.org

Follow us on Telegram.org at OpenSourceTruth

Visit us at www.OpenSourceTruth.com

You are the Resistance.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Gottheimer Misunderstands

 My Congresscritter

Gets it Wrong

NJ’s Rep Gottheimer Misunderstands
Or Maybe Chooses Not to Understand…

I sent our most recent Action Item, supporting USA withdrawal from the WHO, to my Congresscritter.  His staff misread the letter, or maybe didn’t read it at all.  You can take the Action and read that letter here:  https://inhere.salsalabs.org/congress-stop-who

So I responded to Rep. Gottheimer (his letter is below mine).

Dear Congressperson Gottheimer,

I note your email which misstates my position on the WHO and USA responses to the “novel” COVID outbreak.

I do not support the international response to COVID:  lockdowns, masking and Emergency Use Authorization (or any) “vaccine” mandates.

 As the President of the Institute for Health Research, a recognized NGO founded in 1998, I stand firmly against the response and against the proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR), proposed by the USA delegation without Congressional oversight.  The IHR changes would jeopardize USA sovereignty. You have sworn to uphold that sovereignty.

 Furthermore, the separate proposed Pandemic Response Treaty would also surrender national sovereignty whenever the Director General declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (a PHEIC, pronounced ‘fake’).

 I urge you to support Rep. Biggs’ HR 7931 which would withdraw the USA from WHO.

 And while you’re at it, how about a public commitment of support for the universal right of Informed Consent? This fundamental right is under concerted globalist attack for the first time since the right was enshrined in international law during the Subsequent Nuremburg Trial of the Nazi Doctors for violating Informed Consent. Here is a link to a paper about the history and legality of Informed Consent I delivered to the Libertarian Scholars Conference (held at King’s College, Manhattan, October 2019). https://inhere.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Informed-Consent.paper_.1a.pdf

 Our District looks to you for protection from all governmental violations of personal liberty whether in the name of “security” or “health” or any other excuse. 

 Sincerely,

Ralph Fucetola JD
Institute President
www.InHeRe.org


Here is Gottheimer’s letter.



Saturday, June 25, 2022

The Empowered Fear the Powerless

 

A specter haunting
America and its skull
Wears a tricorne hat.


The Empowered Fear the “Powerless”

A specter is haunting[1] America, wearing a tricorne hat.

We must never forget the horrific wars of the Twentieth Century (the "American Century") during which socialist states, such as Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and Red China, killed over a hundred million disarmed men, women and children. American might stood firm and by Century's end humanity thought there would be a respite during the new millennium, after the never-to-be-lamented USSR collapsed and Red China was forced to allow market forces which raised the living standards of a quarter of humanity, despite the false ideology the CCP continues to profess.

That respite was short lived as a renewed global “Empowered Elite” arose from the very successes of the triumphant global capitalist market. Those newly “woke” Empowered value power so much that they are willing to use any claimed crisis to achieve one goal:  global central planning to “rationalize” the unpredictable results of the worldwide free market. Control is the goal of plutocrats and bureaucrats alike.

However, consider that today there are more scientists and engineers working on this planet than the total population of just a few centuries ago.  Consider the accelerating pace of innovation and change.  We are ever closer to that ‘singularity’ when technological change happens at an ever faster pace. Unpredictably.

Those Empowered who believe they rule the world are afraid of innovation.  Change is a threat to their sinecures and their government-guaranteed profits.  Their corporations and institutions are at risk when human action brings about new associations, inventions, structures and concepts. 

How are the Empowered likely to respond?

The obvious choice of these “elites”, as expressed through their governments, international agencies and “nongovernmental” organizations, is to frighten people with horrifying tales of ersatz global environmental catastrophizes or pseudo-pandemic diseases.  Then, there’s always a war or two...

Fear is followed by tyranny. 

Whether they are telling us we must give up our prosperity for the sake of some previous state of the ever-changing environment or telling us we must give up all our personal freedom, including Informed Consent, to “flatten the curve” of a novel disease which will, no matter what, run its course, their use of state power to preserve Empowered wealth is obvious.

Yet for every action there is an opposite reaction. Their attempt here is to reverse the past three hundred years of greater freedom; centuries during which the tyrannies of chattel slavery, government-controlled religion and belief, the “legal infirmities” of women, and government trade monopolies were all abolished, after millennia of subjugation and repression.

And it certainly looked as though they were succeeding in reversing centuries of progress (in the name of “progressivism” – as usual, reversing meanings to hide the one vital question:  who benefits?).

Then, after a year of lockdowns, meaningless masking and dangerous vaccine mandates people began to resist.  The “woke” attempt to break the open society and the nuclear family went too far...

Starting in March of 2021 a series of World Wide Demonstrations developed.  At first, every other month on the third Saturday. In March people in 90 countries and 150 cities demonstrated; in May a 150 countries and 300 cities; in July, nearly every non-totalitarian country, hundreds of cities. Then people started demonstrating every Saturday, in thousands of cities and towns. Then truckers formed caravans demanding a return to an open society.  We saw a hasty retreat by the Empowered as lockdowns and masking disappeared and as cracks formed in the vaccine mandates; and so the resistance continues. People are becoming aware of the threat to our universal right of Informed Consent. Similarly tens of thousands are joining local political party committees, while irate parents are attending schoolboard, library and council meetings in unprecedented numbers.

People are rising up against Empowered Tyranny.

Throughout the world, and especially in Europe and the English-speaking nations, there is a growing uprising by men in the prime of life who are viewed by the Empowered as powerless and unnecessary to consider. They are the “deplorables”. Men’s groups, active clubs, fathers’ groups and the like are becoming politicized. Men seek to protect their spouses and children.  They seek to protect their livelihood.

At the same time the mothers of the world are rising up, to protect their families and children.  The World Wide Demonstrations bring together all liberty-loving people, demanding freedom of choice and Informed Consent.


But it may very well be the numerous men’s groups, arising throughout the Western World pose the greatest threat to the Empowered, and thus the greatest hope for humanity.

It is the specter of a newly awakened masculinity that most frightens the Empowered.

This return to manliness is against a background of severe depletion of testosterone levels among many Western men, caused by feminizing hormones in the environment, and as recently revealed, by certain “vaccines” that have been mandated in direct violation of Informed Consent.

What are these men’s groups? They are voluntary private associations.

They are independent fraternities in the original meaning of the word: brotherhoods.  The ancient bonds of brotherhood among men in towns and rural communities, where the members of the “Mannerbund” (men’s group) helped each other in various ways: by “raising” a barn or responding to the “hue and cry” to defend the community from invasion or wrong-doing, or otherwise acting from their common bond.

Sometimes such groups have an overt political quality: consider the Sons of Liberty of the 1760’s for example: drinking clubs that sparked a revolution.  Other times they have a religious quality, and there are many such confraternities. The Masons and Shriners can be considered as hybrid groups.

So can the Democrat Party’s thugs, once the white-hooded KKK, more recently the black-hoodied BLM. The (G)OP, America’s other ruling party, is not much better. Except for the Greens and Libertarians no American political party supports the universal right of Informed Consent.

In the past decade there has been a growth of voluntary associations among working family men in the United States; among plumbers, electricians, craftsmen, contractors, builders, among others.  An example is the Proud Boys, with their nearly libertarian, explicitly pro-free speech, anti-racist and pro-free market beliefs (all adult men are welcomed, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion or adult sexual preference).  

Throughout especially Eastern Europe and North America, and to a lesser extent Australia and New Zealand, younger men are forming “crews” or Active Clubs where they mix nationalist ideals with physical training, including hiking, mountaineering, boxing, wrestling and the like. They are bonding as men in a society that denigrates their capacities. They engage in what some have called “tribe and train” forging bonds of mutual respect.

“Tagging” walls, posting stickers, or “banner drops” (holding flags and banners with slogans on bridges over busy highways) and the use of social media to spread their ideas is an integral part of the activities of such groups. Many are attracted by the strong ties of brotherhood that collaborative human action engenders.

We are at the start of a growing revolution, the results of which we cannot yet predict. What can be said is that a growing number of men are collaborating with the goal of reasserting their natural liberty.


[1] Marx and Engels used this phrase to describe the threat of Revolution in the 1848 Communist Manifesto; V. Haval use the same phrase to begin his 1979 critique of Communist power in Eastern Europe, The Power of the Powerless.  Here we refer to the uprising, primarily of Western men, resisting the Global Socialist Tyranny which certain corporate, government and academic empowered “elites” seek to impose.

Friday, April 29, 2022

The State of Exception: Tyranny's Theory

 The State of Exception:  Tyranny's Theory


The Meme is the Message...

Politics is that portion of Human Action [1] involved in establishing and maintaining the State. The following from Max Weber: the "state can be defined as a human community that successfully claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory". [2]

Private Associations, such as patriot groups, interact with politics at large and have their own internal legitimacy issues. However, from Weber's definition, those internal activities are not "politics" but rather the natural give-and-take of a voluntary community. Voluntary association is the hallmark of communities of free people.  Involuntary association is the hallmark of the monopoly State.

So what do the activities of people in institutions of government have to do with the private expressive association activities of people in various private associations? Let's approach that issue by looking at a little history.  We could mention the Mannerbund (the Men's Group) of Northern Tradition, or the voluntary communities established by pioneers, such as the Amish. But a more direct example can be found in the American Revolution.

I recently saw part of a documentary on the American Revolution wherein the narrator mentioned "the Sons of Liberty which was recruited from local street gangs...". I see the modern patriot groups, such as the Proud Boys, as not-dissimilar from those Sons of Liberty (it wasn't tea those men were drinking before the Boston Tea Party...).

In contrast to the impending tyranny is the freedom philosophy contained, for example, in the Proud Boys Tenets [3] which include such beliefs as "Minimal Government / Maximum Freedom; Pro Free Speech / Pro Gun Rights; Anti-Racism / Anti Racial Guilt; Glorify the Entrepreneur / Venerate the Housewife...". Equally important is a willingness to fight for the Right.

These views lead to an adherence to the American Constitution, as originally understood and intended to limit government power, not the rights of individual citizens. Patriots see their role as standing firmly for traditional values. 

Such Americans view the "State of Exception" under which we currently live as unacceptable.

What is a "State of Exception"?  It is the legal theory justifying tyranny asserted originally by the German Jurist (and Nazi) Carl Schmitt [4] and strongly criticized by libertarian philosopher Murray Rothbard. [5]

As originally asserted, prior to the Nazi take-over of Germany, and later developed in his post-war Theory of the Partisan, Schmitt saw the unlimited powers of the totalitarian state as arising from a permanent state of emergency, a "State of Exception" which allowed ruling elites to act arbitrarily, capriciously and without adherence to the rule of law. He asserted such a state justified:

    1. Special executive powers

    2. Suspension of the Rule of Law

    3. Derogation of legal and constitutional rights


American legal theory, based upon constitutional limits on government power and “inalienable” rights, does not permit broad emergency exceptions. A good example of this is the constitutional restriction on suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus (the writ that allows Judges to question arbitrary imprisonment). Even if the writ were to be suspended, that suspension is subject to the Bill of Rights, which amended the original Constitution, including the original writ provision. The Bill of Rights holds that government must always respect basic human rights. 

No one may be deprived of life, liberty or property without "Due Process of Law" -- the opposite of a "State of Exception".

It is undeniable that the American Deep State holds to a theory of government more like that of the Nazis than that of the Constitution. We have been ruled under emergency regulations since the declaration of war against Japan.  More so since the PATRIOT Act and other emergency laws arising after the September 11th attacks. The federal authorities currently use whole series of emergency measures to restrict political speech, going so far as to engage in false-flag and entrapment techniques designed to provide the very terrorist threats against which they are supposed to protect us. 

Examples can be offered:  the now-exposed entrapment regarding the supposed plot to kidnap the governor of Michigan, or the dozens of federal agents exposed as directing the January 6th "insurrection."

The Nazi Reichstag Fire was not the only false-flag used to justify a "State of Exception."

There have been increasing attacks against patriots over recent months as the unelected Regime [imposed as a result of Congress being panicked into certifying the contested 2020 election] consolidated power.  Nearly a thousand have been arrested for allegedly participating in the January 6th "insurrection" and dozens remain in jail, under horrific conditions. The mass purge of public employees who might object to tyranny, under the rubric of "vaccine" mandates, resulting in the firing of thousands of soldiers, police, health care workers and first responders, is a troubling development.

The attacks have just escalated with the increasingly heavily armed Department of Homeland Security seeking to establish a new censorship bureau during April 2022, called the Disinformation Governance Board. [6] The Board (ultimately temporarily abandoned) was to have been created without Congressional approval.  The head of DGS intoned, "The goal is to bring the resources of the department together to address this threat." [7]

What threat? Apparently it is the "threat" that some people on social media may disagree with Regime policies. 

Specifically mentioned were questioning the legitimacy of the stolen 2020 election, the abandoning of the southern border or the risk of war in East Europe. The real goal is Total Information Control.  It is simply totalitarianism.

This attack on the First Amendment is, of course, justified by the "State of Exception" first created as a response to the 9/11 attacks and continued by the government's excessive response to the declared pandemic.  It was, we are assured, just to "protect the Homeland."

The original American political theory of Inalienable Rights and constitutionally limited government, with the First Amendment explicitly denying government power to restrict speech, petition and association, has been abrogated and the ruling elite now base their power on the same theory of government, the "State of Exception" that was the basis of Hitler's dictatorship.

Just as Germany was devastated by Nazi governance ("Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely")  Americans now face similar threats from a governing elite that has unconsciously adopted as its meme the Capitol surrounded by barbed wire, making clear the "State of Exception" upon which its power is based.

Recent efforts to brand the January 6, 2021 mass demonstration at the Capitol as an “insurrection” is part of a, perhaps, cunning plan to ban patriots from holding public office based on a provision of the 150+ year-old 14th Amendment barring those involved in insurrection (after swearing to uphold the Constitution) from holding public office. This was a GOP-imposed, post-Civil War enactment.

What is to be done?  Would the mass banning of the opposition mean the end of representative government?  Is the creation of a censorship board to oppose the First Amendment the "red line"? Are the increasingly shrill attacks on the Second Amendment?  When will the Sons of Liberty arise again?

The Proud Boys and other patriot groups, especially "Active Club" 'crews' offering fellowship and martial training in dark times, seek to be ready.  They heard President Trump's famous injunction to "Stand Back and Stand By..." [8] 

Many are now convinced this is the time to Stand Up and Stand Forward.

There are no emergency exceptions to inalienable rights.

Freedom Advocate 2°

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[1] See Mises, Human Action  https://mises.org/library/human-action-0/html  - All Human Action is predicated on dissatisfaction.

[2] https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/8107736-a-state-is-a-human-community-that-successfully-claims

[3] https://jerseyline.godaddysites.com/proud-boy-tenets

[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Schmitt

[5] https://mises.org/library/carl-schmitt-and-murray-rothbard

[6] https://youtu.be/e4inJSblCUY

[7] https://adnamerica.com/en/united-states/mayorkas-announces-dhs-disinformation-governance-board-two-days-after-elon-musks

[8] https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/did-trump-mean-told-proud-035805906.html

 © 2022 [13June2022]

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

My "Political" Biography

 


Ralph Fucetola JD

Political Biography: 1961 - 2022

I was born into a large Italian construction and business family in, and lived in, northern New Jersey, all my life.  I am an American Citizen, age 76.  Although born in 1945 and technically too old to be a Boomer (and old enough to have avoided the war in VietNam through student deferments) I was part of the Boomer generation. 

I remember being with Ralph Ginsberg and Larry Ferlinghetti at Rutgers in '63; I was part of the post-Beat Generation Rutgers poetry club. I shared a few joints with Prof. Tim Leary and author Robert Anton Wilson.  Profs. Murray Rothbard and Walter Block mentored me as a young man.  Remote Viewer  (Maj. Gen.) Bert Stubblebine was a mentor in later life.

I spent my summers "down the shore" in Ortley Beach where we've had a house for over 7 decades.  My uncles all had places on the same lagoon, so my cousins and I had summers growing up together.

My political activities started in High School (Verona NJ) in the early 1960s when a friend and I were the only conservatives in the News Club, so we gave our views once a week over the school loudspeaker.  Learned about censorship early.

Of course I read Goldwater's Conscience of a Conservative and anything I could find by Ayn Rand.

I was the second person in my family (36 cousins in my generation) to go to college and the first to get a graduate degree (JD).  The family had a construction company (yes, I did work on construction jobs a couple of summers) five bowling alleys and, eventually, a strip mall and a hotel, all in north NJ. After I graduated my office was between Arlington Lanes and our construction company.

At Rutgers College (B.A. with Distinction, New Brunswick, class of '67) I was one of the few conservatives on the student newspaper.  They didn't purge the conservatives until a few years later.  I joined College Republicans and was a Youth for Goldwater in '64.  I was among the "Rat Finks" purged from the College (G)OP by the Rockerfellerists after that election.

In 1967 I was in D.C. with some Catholic Peace Protesters, at the Pentagon during the infamous exorcism there. The Right has almost always opposed foreign wars and supported the Founders of the Republic's foreign policy of non-intervention.

I joined Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) and became NJ Ex. Director.  During '69 I was one of the YAFers who, under the influence of the great libertarian Prof. Murray Rothbard and Prof. Walter Block (now head of economics department at Loyola) moved to a consistently libertarian position.  In the summer of '69 both Leftist SDS and proto-Neocon YAF purged the libertarians.  I was among those so purged, along with the extraordinary Kate Greene who became my wife (for 48 years, until her passing in 2021). We insisted that conscription was involuntary servitude and thus were booted out...

During that time period the Rutgers Newark YAF group (6 undergrads and one law student, me) decided to take our big Stars and Stripes and oppose a pro-Viet Cong march of thousands in Newark, NJ.  We stood on Broad Street at the south end of Military Park with our flag outspread. The crowd was much larger than we expected.  There was some pushing and shoving by the New Left precursors of Antifa (with some knees and elbows and fists flying) but we stood our ground. The mob was "deflected" by the flag and instead of rallying in the park as they had planned, they fled to Rutgers Campus and occupied the Student Union and surrounding buildings. We must have 'triggered' them... BTW, we were not pro-war and were certainly anti-draft.

The University put some "FreePeople" organizers on trial for the occupation and added me as a defendant for, I guess, carrying a flag.  I could have been (but was not) expelled from law school. The Trial was a farce. Intentionally, with the FreePeople providing popcorn for the audience. The law school professors, being good liberals, did not expel anyone. I did come to respect the libertarian left and joined them at the occupation of Old Queens on the Rutgers College campus a few years later, without supporting any of their inarticulately expressed goals...  

Became a member of the Rothbard-inspired Radical Libertarian Alliance (RLA) and still have one of the old banners carried in anti-war demonstrations in DC and NYC, "Conscription is Slavery, Taxation is Theft, War is Murder." I remember a bunch of us sharing a joint in the back of the hall when Rothbard spoke to the National Taxpayers Union, probably in 1970.

I've been a Libertarian Party supporter since the party's founding and have almost always voted for LP candidates, although there are (G)OPers like Rand Paul I like. While I did not vote for him, I do consider DJ Trump the legitimate President and the 2020 election to have been stolen. Trump was/will be the last Baby Boomer president (current Head of Regime Biden is too old to be a Boomer)

In 1970 I was at a Society for Individual Liberty meeting in Philly where we heard from the great L. von Mises, the 20th Century's leading philosopher of freedom, then in his 90s.  In that speech to a group of long-haired libertarians (some of whom would become Members of Congress, Federal Administrators or best selling authors, lawyers and the like), he wagged his finger at us and said, "You are eating your seed corn."  Of course he was right.  [I have a distinct memory of a very hippie Durk Pearson chatting with Margot Mises about why she should try LSD...] The post-Boomer generation, however, may now be in the biggest seed-eating frenzy of all.

Kate Greene and I hung out with consciousness warriors like Robert Anton Wilson and Tim Leary and adopted neopagan, gnostic beliefs. We delved into "alternative healing" and became certified in Human Bioacoustics, Hololinguistics and very basic Homeopathy, along with Reiki and other modalities.

I've been an ordained minister since 1973 in LifeSpirit Church -- www.lifespirit.org which was founded as the Libertarian Congregational Church. I smoked hemp, tripped on various substances, and survived the 1970s and 80s, while practicing law (1973 - 2006) and officiating at marriages and funerals along the way.

One of the first Internet Chats happened at our Morristown townhome in 1986, when Robert Anton Wilson chatted over my Commodore 64 text interface with people around the globe -- http://www.lifespirit.org/RAW-1986-chat.html -- transcript of vintage RAW. 

I was a leader in the NJ Taxpayers Movement in the '70s into the '80s and spoke to the huge crowd at the Stop the Income Tax Rally in Trenton in 1976 stating that I could "no longer distinguish between taxation and theft."

Kate and I had one child, our magnificent son Drew Adriel, in 1988.

Of course I've supported Ron Paul. In the 1970s I was a member of the National Committee to Relegalize Gold, which supported the then-young congressman's successful effort to relegalize private ownership of bullion Gold -- one of the first great libertarian political victories of the last century.

Similarly, I worked with the TEA Party in more recent years.  I am very active in the Health Freedom Movement, agreeing with my mentor and friend, the late Maj. Gen. Bert Stubblebine that "Informed Consent is the defining issue of the 21st Century."

Just before the start of the "pandemic" of 2020 I delivered a paper at the Libertarian Scholars' Conference (at Kings College, Manhattan, October 2019) wherein I discussed the universal right of Informed Consent -- just as the globalist elite were setting-up the biggest attack on Informed Consent since the end of WWII:  https://inhere.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Informed-Consent.paper_.1a.pdf

I am currently a trustee of National Solutions Foundation and President of the Institute for Health Research -- www.InHeRe.org and I post at www.OpenSourceTruth.com

Unsurprisingly I was purged from Facebook during the Great Purge of 2020/21. My Telegram Chats:  https://t.me/opensourcetruth and https://t.me/redpillcrusaders -- @FreedomAdvocate2°

I became a proud second degree Proud Boy on September 11, 2021.

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I do consulting in the natural products industry:  http://www.SystemsProcessingIntegration.com

Kate Greene's Collected Works and my Memoirs and other books are at https://tinyurl.com/FoundersLegacy


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