Libertarian Commentary on the News #15-51B: Political philosophies and relationships

By Nathan Barton

Throughout history, we can often trace both the political philosophies and the family and business relationships of great tyrants and haters of liberty. That has not changed today: both philosophies and enemies of freedom and liberty share many things in 2015. It helps to recognize them to protect ourselves, our liberties, our families and friends and communities and faith, from them.

This from an anonymous correspondent: The past is prologue, especially as it involves current political appointees. Jeh Johnson, the current Secretary of Homeland Security, is the grandson of Communists outed during the so-called witch-trials of the post WW2 McCarthy investigations and hearings in the 1940s and 1950s. Now, according to World Net Daily he has promised Muslims in the US (and apparently around the world) to protect them from the “McCarthyism” that plagued his ancestors.

While there were some people who were incorrectly branded as traitors and conspirators and plotters in the investigations and hearings, most, including Johnson’s grandparents and their associates, WERE clearly shown by the records to be Communists dedicated to subverting the tottering American republic and establishing worldwide Communist dictatorship.

They failed, but their “opponents” and more extreme comrades, which we today call Transnational Socialists (Progressives) (Tranzis) (as compared to International Socialists (Communists) and National Socialists (Nazis)) won the war: either Johnson or his parents defected to the winning faction, and liberty lost. Now, just as fellow travelers and nationalists (such as those in Vietnam and Cuba) were tools of the Communist movement in the 1940s and 1950s, Muslims are the tools of tyranny and can expect the same treatment as the previous tools: the gulag and the bullet to the back of the head. But in the meantime, he and those like him will “protect” them.

Once upon a time, in distant history, the Secret Service had a reputation of absolute integrity and honorable service, but that façade has been shattered and the ugly truth that applies to virtually ALL government agencies is now visible. A series of scandals has rocked the Service in recent years, and now we have a “suspended” agent gunned down in a “robbery” in broad daylight in a DC neighborhood, as discussed by Freedom Outpost.

Islamic wars often, even USUALLY, involve both (or all three or all four) sides which are Muslim, such as the current war in Yemen, in which the FedGov is (at best) a sometimes meddler and instigator, as well as arms dealer. This week, Yemeni forces killed over 80 Saudi-led troops, including 42 Blackwater mercenaries, in a missile attack in the western Bab-el-Mandeb area as reported in Press TV. The surface-to-surface missile also destroyed 2 Patriot missile systems, 3 Apache helicopters, and more than 50 military vehicles, all belonging to the US-based Blackwater Worldwide security services company, and probably paid for indirectly by FedGov taxpayers.  (Likely, few of the Blackwater troops were actually Americans; their recruiting is worldwide.)

The Yemeni army, popular committees loyal to the Houthi Ansarullah movement backed regime, targeted a Saudi military headquarters in Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta’izz with a Tochka ballistic missile on Sunday night, Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah news Website reported. Twenty three Saudi, nine Emirati, and 7 Moroccan forces, (therefore all Muslims) including a number of commanders, were also killed in the attack. All the more reason for the West to essentially isolate and blockade most of the Arab, if not ALL of the Muslim states, in the Ummah, and refuse to buy or sell from them. Yes, even Saudi oil. And stop tourism to Egypt. I realize people will call it the Gaza Solution, and condemn it as racist. But it is in essence a form of medical-type quarantine, until the infection burns out.

This from Linda and Scott. The Federalist reports that the internet has erupted with glee to the news that “Pharma-bro” Martin Shkrell was arrested for investment fraud. He was the piece of scum who openly bought rights to a drug and increased its sale price thousands of percent. His arrest had nothing to do with the profiteering, but the glee shows the hatred for him and his actions is widespread. Linda notes: I bring this forward only because, while what he did is detestable, is it any different than what Big Pharma does?

Most people, when they go to the pharmacy, do not look up what their drug costs. Then compare it to what they paid. It seems to me, a whole lot more   people should be hated for such a thing as jacking up the price of a drug. Scott remarks: That’s for sure! Most people only care about co-pay, and many toss unread the statements about what the insurance company or whatever (such as VA) paid.

By the way, other than catastrophic, medical insurance is a tax dodge, quite literally with an explicit, albeit voluntary, tax on not carrying it, and evasion of wage-price controls. Scott refers to the history of why medical insurance developed, so totally differently than other insurance (such as automobile or home policies) and of course, the current abomination of ObummerCare. It is PRECISELY such government meddling with the free market that allows pieces of scum like Shkrell to do things like he did, and it is in GOVERNMENT’s interest to have his actions wrongly condemned as being “part” of the free market. Frankly, this guy may be an irritation, but what he did was NOT illegal (as far as profiteering) and NOT immoral (as regards the violation of SEC rules).

I have recently written quite a bit about socialism (progressivism) in all its forms: national (Nazi), international (Communist) and transnational (Tranzi), and also about Islam, which is both a political and a religious concept. So when a friend of mine shared this quite fascinating quote from 1928, I thought it worth thinking about. “National Socialism is a religion. All we lack is a religious genius capable of uprooting outmoded religious practices and putting new ones in their place. We lack traditions and ritual. One day soon National Socialism will be the religion of all Germans. My Party is my church, and I believe I serve the Lord best if I do his will, and liberate my oppressed people from the fetters of slavery. That is my gospel.”

Strong words, who said that? None other than Joseph Paul Goebbels, (1897-1945) later the National Socialist (Nazi) Propaganda Minister in Adolf Hitler’s Dritte Reich, found in Geobbels’ diary, 16 October 1928. This was four years before that “religious genius” (Hitler) won power in free elections. Regardless of how tyrants gain power, they have power over others which NO man should have: they take away the liberties which are God’s gift to us. And in so many ways, the tyrannies, the states, the governments, ARE religions: false religions, but none the less religions in which the State is the god (or the ruler/leader/fuehrer/princeps is the god, or at least the high priest for the god).

Mama’s Note: Very true, and the cure is both simple and terribly difficult. These “religions” could not come about or endure without the faith of many who believe in them, and grant them the natural authority people have over their own lives and bodies. Without that belief in an external authority, and compliance with their dictates, no religion and no government would exist for long. Be careful what you pray for… you may get it, good and hard.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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