Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-31C: War and perverting principles

by Nathan Barton

Good morning.  The various fighting throughout the “House of Submission” or “House of Peace” (Dar al-Islam) continues unabated.  Although the western powers (including Israel) have their fingers in the pie, a lot of it is Muslim on Muslim violence, or Muslims attacking native non-Muslims not really associated with the West.  Supposedly, this is perverting the principles of the “religion of peace.”

An American general was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded, including a German general, in the latest insider attack by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier, U.S., German and Afghan officials said on Tuesday. A U.S. official said Maj. Gen. Harold Greene died in the attack near Kabul and was believed to be the most senior U.S. military official killed in action in Afghanistan since the war there began in 2001. He was on active duty more than 30 years. The shooter was killed in the attack, and 15 others others were wounded.”  Clearly the war is lost, based on most public perceptions.  Of course, the start of the loss was way back in 2001, when occupation troops were not accompanied by missionaries and marshals, prosecutors, and judges to winnow out the Islamism which infested the country then and now.

Mama’s Note: By what possible legitimate authority would the US government have undertaken this “winnowing?” What the Muslims do is their own affair and their own responsibility. If they attack someone, the only rational response is self defense. That does not include any efforts to impose missionaries, marshals, prosecutors or judges.

It is reported that thousands of minority Iraqis [sic] are stranded on mountaintop.  Encircled by extremists, and lacking food and water, children have begun to die.  Singled out are tens of thousands of christians, although many Islamic sects are also enjoying “special treatment” and videos are available on-line of hundreds of mass executions of captured fighters from the opposing forces (the “Iraqi” central government’s troops as well as Kurdish and other local defenders).  (Assuming that the videos are not staged: some of the executioners appear to be firing blanks, based on the lack of significant wounding on the “dead.”)

Iran’s Top Terror Commander asks Allah to ‘damn’ Israel’s supporters.  Obviously concerned that Nicaragua might be under this curse, Nicaragua’s president has stated that ‘Netanyahu appears to be possessed by the Devil.’ Being nominally “secular,” Syria’s Assad regime wants Israeli leaders to be tried for war crimes: maybe the Assad regime could have the next courtroom over for their own war crimes trials?

A few interesting items here at home to discuss also.

Americans got $2 Trillion in bennies from FedGov in 2013.  Unfortunately, the story does not seem to distinguish between outright grants and welfare, and those getting retirement and other “benefits” which were earned, or indeed, their own money ripped from their paycheck for decades (as in the case of Social Security).  But $2T is a LOT of campaign contribution money for those politicians who are content to promise nothing will change and the money will always be there.  You would think that seeing the federal debt grow by an admitted $7T in just five years would make us wake up to what we are doing, but apparently not.  Congress, and the elites, as well as the “little people,” want something for nothing.

When you have a perception of getting something for nothing, as in the case of highways for all these decades (since the “Good Roads Act” in 1920), it is easy to become a welfare queen.  So it appears that a poll finds Americans are divided on paying for roads: they want their perks.  Of course, the story does not point out that one MAJOR reason to oppose increased federal taxes on fuel or some miles-driven scheme is that for decades the Highway Users Trust Fund has been looted to pay off deficits AND for stupid public transit, public art, and propaganda schemes that do nothing to keep roads and bridges in good condition or improve them. And of course, we cannot forget that the FedGov’s fingers are in there, skimming off their percentage, perhaps as much as 10-15%.  There appears to be little or no real thought into HOW we got into this mess, and HOW to get out of it.

Rep. Johnson (D) commented on the lawsuit against the Fuehrer by the GOP House leadership – ‘It’s a coup.’ Right.  Ignoring the cowardly way the GOP has responded to the banditry and lawbreaking of the White House, and the complete denial of constitutional mandates and limitations by the Democratic congressional delegations, this man is in essence spouting a variant of the “Nazi” or “Fascism” comment.  If ANY criticism of the Fuehrer is “racist,” then ANY action, however peaceful and in accordance with common and constitutional law is obviously a vicious act of aggression.  Of course, the Dems (including the Fuehrer) have treated court cases like “coups” before, in Honduras at least. Why not here, too? The perversion of common principles of government (I know, probably an oxymoron) is damning.

But it isn’t just the FedGov that perverts the words and actions of government supposedly designed to protect our liberties.  The NYPD thugs are growing more brazen under Mayor De Blasio, as a recent incident with a “non-suspect” who had his insulin injector ripped away during “questioning” proves, together with other cases in this article in Political Outcast. De Blasio is continuing Bloomberg’s “no tolerance” policy in which ANY infraction, including failing to kneel in the gutter and lick the shoes of any cop you encounter, is treated like a Class 1 Felony, to keep the “masses” in their places and allow the elite to do what they do best: lord it over the City of New York and the rest of us.

About tpolnathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (christian), Pahasapan, Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer.
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