Thursday, December 14, 2006

Whoever desires liberty should understand … that every man who puts money into the hands of a "government" (so called), puts into its hands a sword which will be used against himself, to extort more money from him.

— Lysander Spooner, No Treason [1870]

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

What Will You Tell Your Children?

What will you tell your children when the long dark night of state tyranny descends upon America? Will you tell them the truth? Or will you pretend to them that you did not know?

You have allowed yourself to be fooled for many years. That is why America is in the political, religious, moral, and social decay it is in. It was easier for you to watch television than to bring the POW's home from Vietnam. It was easier to attend sporting events then to replace your corrupt congressmen or president with an honest one. It was easier to vote for the lesser of two evils or not at all rather than to work for those who you were told did not have a chance of winning. It was easier for you to be politically correct, jeer, and make sarcastic comments about "patriots," gun owners," and "religious right wingers" than to join with fellow countryman who were concerned about your homeland. It was easier to believe lies than to search out the truth.

Because you have taken the easy way out, life will not be easy henceforward, not for you, your children, and those you have made fun of.

You have betrayed not only your countrymen, but the past, present, and future. Your ancestors passed on to you the sacred torch of liberty. You personally, by inaction, have allowed it to be almost extinguished. The present moment, this brief time you were given here on earth, was your moment, your chance to give meaning to your life, to make a difference, to leave this earth a better place than you had found it. Instead, the future you have bequeathed to your children, will be because of your complacence and inaction, an ugly one of little happiness, safety, and freedom. All of this so you could take the easy way out.

It was easier for you, oh weak man, to do nothing rather than to do anything. You thereby leave your children nothing of value. Nothing lasting. You bequeath to them a hollow existence, the toy of tyrants, the slave of evil men. What will you tell your children?

Future generations shall curse your name, your grave, and your memory. But worse yet, what will you tell your children when they ask you why the long dark night has descended upon them?

Self-Ownership, Not State Ownership

Recently, the US Office of Foreign Assets Control wrote to hundreds of US researchers scheduled to attend the 4th International Symposium on Coma and Death in Havana, Cuba, warning that they faced "criminal and/or
civil penalties" if they attended the March meeting without a specific license. No licenses were granted. Being good citizens, or afraid to band together and stand up to the threat, none of them attended.

Sad. Say what you will about Castro, and I'm no admirer of the dictator, he has made medical research a high priority in Cuba, especially since he appears to be dying. Blocking American researchers from symposiums there is a loss to us all.

Like most government programs, the 40 year US trade embargo with Cuba has achieved almost the opposite of its purported purpose. It has failed spectacularly in its basic goal of undermining support for Castor's regime, and has given the dictator an easy way of explaining his failures.

Don't bother to ask why the US establishment continues this foolishness when there is no evidence of the policy working. It's the wrong question. Evidence of effectiveness has ever been a criterion for continuation of government policies (the war on drugs comes to mind). Like all official policies, the embargo serves political ends, not the public good.

The more important question is, why do people swallow the concept that their assets and their lives belong to government? Years ago, when I informed my four-year old daughter that she belonged to me, she instinctively challenged me. "You belong to you, daddy, and I belong to me."

A four year old can see the obvious fallacy in the idea that one person can own another, but after a decade or two of compulsory state "education," this libertarian instinct is crushed and the citizenry evolves into what H. L. Mencken so charmingly dubbed "boobus Americanus."

Docile and trained, it never occurs to most Americans to be outraged at the idea that politicians and bureaucrats can control where they travel. After all, boobus already accepts without question (among countless other indignities) that government must be able to invade their privacy, monitor their bank accounts, tell them what they should eat, drink, smoke, and invest in, as well as confiscate whatever amount of their income and assets it chooses.

Libertarian Murray Rothbard once said, "Boobus Americanus is doomed to be boobus Americanus forevermore." Fortunately, thinking individuals don't have to suffer the same fate. Individuals who value personal freedom can still arrange their lives to retain ownership of themselves and their assets. For instance, they can pursue options such as owning their own business, investing internationally, even living overseas. But it begins with a decision not to accept the idea that the state is their rightful master.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Jesus was not a Libertarian!

By Mit Etagniw

Jesus (Greek for Joshua the Anglification of Yahshua, Hebrew for Yah saves) was not a libertarian. The good news according to Matthew has 28 chapters. The word kingdom translated from the Greek word basileia means king’s reign, or dominion. The place of the king’s dominion, kingdom. It is used in Matthew 55 times in all but 7 chapters rendering its use to ¾ of the chapters. Chapter 13 has it used 12 times and is often called the kingdom parable chapter.

If one were to read just the passages that contained the word kingdom you would find that his message was about a kingdom of God that is and is to come. He taught about belonging to an invisible king’s dominion in the hearts and minds of people while they were in the world but not to be of the world. He taught that an allegiance and obedience to an invisible deity was more important than obedience to worldly monarchs. He taught that the operational laws of this kingdom were to be significantly different than the laws of earthly kings so as to exhibit a difference in social behavior. He taught that YHWH was king.

Therefore, Yahshua was a theocratic monarchist. He taught about the dominion of the king, YHWH, who is God. God’s laws were to be obeyed because they came from god. However, in worldly governmental systems, right and wrong, good and evil, moral and immoral are defined by legislation, judicial fiat or executive order. Thus the members of the kingdom of god are at odds with any system that redefines social behavioral morals differently.

What appeals to many Christians about libertarianism is the similar conflict with a government system created by man that takes on the attributes of a deity. Little L libertarianism is an open system of individualists that generally agree on basic issues of comparative consciences. There is quite a bit of room to wiggle waggle around and find a place as long as one is willing to agree to disagree.

The big Ls however, are a different story. Since they seek political power and control to define social behavioral morals they have a greater need to be more definitive in their ideology. That is where the rub is. It is in the differences in definition and adherence to big L libertarian behavior.

It has been said that trying to motivate libertarians in the same direction is like herding cats or nailing Jell-O to the wall.

In conclusion, I submit the insight of “Saint Kristofferson.”


Jesus Was A Capricorn by Kris Kristofferson

Jesus was a Capricorn, he ate organic foods.
He believed in love and peace and never wore no shoes.
Long hair, beard and sandals and a funky bunch of friends.
Reckon they'd just nail him up if He come down again.

'Cos everybody's got to have somebody to look down on.
Who they can feel better than at anytime they please.
Someone doin' somethin' dirty, decent folks can frown on.
If you can't find nobody else, then help yourself to me.

Get back, John!

Egg Head's cousin Red Neck's cussin' hippies for their hair.
Others laugh at straights who laugh at freaks who laugh at squares.
Some folks hate the whites who hate the blacks who hate the clan.
Most of us hate anything that we don't understand.

'Cos everybody's got to have somebody to look down on.
Who they can feel better than at anytime they please.

Someone doin' somethin' dirty, decent folks can frown on.
If you can't find nobody else, then help yourself to me.

Help yourself, brother.
Help yourself, Gentlemen.
Help yourself Reverend.


Jesus Was A Capricorn by Kris Kristofferson

Sunday, October 01, 2006

IF I were an Islamic Fundamentalist Extremist

IF I were an Islamic Fundamentalist Extremist
by Mit Etagniw

Some of the public debate on the treatment of "Islamofacists" by our own "Christofacists" centers on the issue of fundamentalism relating to the separation of church and state. Recently there have been social trends that have blurred the fine line that kept the two separate and complementary. The issues of morality, values, where they come from and what should they be, have been co-opted by the fundamentalist religious right flexing their political muscle. The debates over terrorism, civil liberties, homosexuality, abortion, the death penalty, science and religion, have become increasingly belligerent by the "Christofacists" who's ultimatum of, "You are either with us or against us!" is a cognitive distortion of reality. "All or nothing" thinking is typical to fundamentalism where issues are a simplistc, right or wrong, black or white, good or bad, in or out, faithful or infidel, etcetera. Thus, the people in between the warring factions lose their humanness in the broad brush of fundamentalist certainty and become just "collateral damage" of the pogrom, crusade, or jihad.

As one who is in the middle and values moderation, I suggest that the extremists take their battles outside and leave the rest of us alone. Therefore, I "swiftly" submit this modest proposal For Preventing the Moderate People of the World from Being a Collateral Damage Burden to Their Parents or Country, thus Making Them to Continue to be Productive and Beneficial to Humankind.

IF I were an Islamic fundamentalist extremist, I wouldn't waste my time on the generally moderate American public. They are much like the generally moderate Islamic public. I would strike the root of the real enemy of Islamic fundamentalist extremism, the Jewish fundamentalist extremists a.k.a. the Zionists. However, I wouldn't go after them directly. I would use a tactic that Sun Tzu taught of going after their supply lines. Christian fundamentalist extremists are one of the major supply lines. They are the main philosophical, religious and financial support for the Zionists. It is Christian fundamentalist extremist theology that teaches that the "Jews" are the chosen people of God and therefore, according to their leaders, should be "blessed" (helped, encouraged, financed) so that God will bless the Christian fundamentalist extremists. I wouldn't waste my time, Dinars and Rials on the planes, trains and automobiles of the ignorant infidels. After all, this is a war for the control of the world's resources (people, oil, gas, minerals, livestock, crops, virgins etc.) by competing fundamentalist extremists.

It is well known that the aspiring emperor of the New American Century has a large base of support from Protestant Christian fundamentalist extremists who in practice are Zionists. Although many of them claim to be "Bible" believing Christians, most of them haven't a clue about their own religion and misinterpret their own "Bible". For example, if you were to ask them if they thought that Abraham was a Jew they would reply "yes". Ignorant of course of the Biblical "history" that "Jews" are named after Abraham's great grandson Judah, whose descendants survived conquerings and deportations. Biblially, Abraham was a Chaldean descendent of Eber from whom the Hebrews are named. Furthermore, today a majority of "Jews" are not the genetic descendants of Judah but a genetic blend of peoples from Asia Minor and Europe whose ancestors converted to a variation of Pharisaic Judaism in the 7th century.

But, not to worry because that is all "Old Testament Law" stuff and doesn't matter anymore because it has been done away with. They claim to be "New Testament" people except for the "10 Commandments", and they mean the Protestant Christian fundamentalist extremist ten that are different from the Jewish and Roman Catholic versions. However, they retained the "Catholic" Sabbath day change to from Saturday to Sunday by the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 364). They follow the teachings of Paul, rather than the teachings of Jesus. Remember, "love your enemy", "turn the other cheek" and "walk the extra mile?" Replaced by the new crusade of stamping out Islamic fundamentalist extremists by attacking moderate Islamics. They misapply James 1:27 from "visiting" distressed widows and orphans to visiting distress upon widows and orphans who are now acceptable collateral damage. WWJD now means "Who Would Jesus Distress?"

Of course Christian fundamentalist extremist "theological" disagreements have been going on since Saul of Tarsus (a legalistic Jewish zealot) got knocked off his horse hit his head, had a vision, went blind, became Christian, got back some sight, disappeared, had another vision, reappeared, changed his name to Paul, became a missionary, started arguing with Peter, James, Mark, Barnabas, got arrested for mouthing off, sent off to Rome and then wrote a bunch of letters that changed the Gospel to the Gospaul before he was executed. In fact these Christian fundamentalist extremists are just following the pattern of hypocrisy and bloodletting that has dogged western civilization since Constantine declared Christianity the new religion of the Roman Empire around 325 A.D., replacing and appropriating much of the sacraments and ritual of Mithraism. "By this sign you will be victor!" "Convert or die!" Of course it didn't stop with the unconverted. "You must confess to believe as we do or die!" That was what many a divergent minority such as the variant catholic and protestant groups heard from those Christian fundamentalist extremists of their time. Sometimes the conflicts lasted years and transported across generations. Much like the Jihads of the Islamic sects against each other and variations of Islam that continue today.

I mean, really! Think about it! These fundamentalist extremist expressions are bloodthirsty perversions of actually moderate religious beliefs that have given succor and hope to millions. But what do you expect since the belief system that they sprang from is rooted in the postponed ritual human sacrifice for that of an animal? Remember Genesis 3:21 where God in the Garden of Eden covering the "sin" of Adam and Eve with animal skins? Also, Genesis 4:3-4, God didn't like Cain's sacrificial hot salad appetizer, He only wanted Abel's barbeque lamb sacrifice main course. Furthermore, let us not forget the main event here that spawned these three religions, specifically the aborted sacrifice of Abraham's offspring Isaac or Ishmael depending on who is telling the story, for that of a ram caught in a thicket.

Even in the moderate form the religious role-play reflects some variation of ritual human sacrifice and cannibalism. From the Passover lamb slaughtered and eaten, whose blood is used to mark the door posts so the Angel of Death would pass-over to kill the first born males in Egypt, to the red fez representing the spilled blood of Christians worn as a trophy with the scimitar for convert or die to the sign of the cross, an instrument of torture and death, and the "mystery" of drinking blood wine and eating wafers that turn into the god/human flesh of the new Passover Lamb.

These Christian fundamentalist extremists are just like the Islamic fundamentalist extremists who are just like the Jewish fundamentalist extremists. They want to control what a person does. They don't really care about how much of an invasive socialist collectivist society that they live in as long as they can control a person's mate(s), children, property, travel, food, sexuality, pain alleviation, personal reading and art appreciation. It is a battle for the control of the human race. It is the fundamentalist extremists that are in competition with each other. Therefore, IF I were an Islamic fundamentalist extremist I would go after the Christian fundamentalist extremists and their followers.

Furthermore, IF I were an Islamic fundamentalist extremist who didn't want more collateral damage to continue to play into the ongoing hitting-back for hitting-back for hitting-back mentality as described in Harold Thomas' The Myth of the Innocent Civilian, the thing to do, would be to bring down their Christian fundamentalist extremist clubhouses during off hours kind of ala Fight Club.

Possibly just a threat of this would be enough to raise the expense of added security that would reroute funding away from the Zionists. Instead of angering the moderate Americans, it might well bring them some relief from the pejoratives of the pulpit parrots proclaiming their pugnacious polemics. The Christian fundamentalist extremists may back off for half a century or more. Or, maybe they will re-evaluate their relationship to the Zionist cause since it is costing them more than just the hushed up U.S.S. Liberty debacle and the ongoing Israeli secret stealing, espionage.

Better yet, they may begin to treat their churches the same way as they treat their other public gatherings. They already have moved to limit sermon content. They may further limit their freedoms to protect their freedoms with metal detectors, ID checks, body pat downs and bag searches. Also, they may require a background check and issue permits before participants can practice their pantomimes of ritual human sacrifice and cannibalism. After all, there are government controlled liquids (alcohol), food (crackers and wafers) and flammables (are those robes & vestments fire retardant?) that are being used with children involved! Furthermore, someone could poison the wine, hide explosives in candls and mix Anthrax in the incense censor!!

The American general public is moderate and will not participate in the perpetuation of Christian fundamentalist extremism if it is too costly, and thus the Zionist fundamentalist extremism would lose out as well. Furthermore, it could encourage the migration of Christian fundamentalist extremists to more moderate denominations or to the increasingly impoverished sects of the Rapture cults where they can turn inward while waiting for Jesus to come back. Then the Islamic fundamentalist extremists could win by default because of attrition. That's what I would do IF I were an Islamic fundamentalist extremist.

Fortunately for the Christian fundamentalist extremists, Islamic fundamentalist extremists are not that bright and will continue to follow the promptings of their NeoCon CIA handlers and keep enraging the general public to continue to support the Project for a New American Century and the growing fascist police state, instead of getting the manipulators who are behind it all.

Dirka-dirka, Mohammed jihad, dirka-dirka! Qaplah!

Per the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act section 216, the proceeding article is for entertainment purposes only and does not reflect the views of any ISP, or anyone reading it, or posting it especially the author who is a loyal citizen of Greater America brought to us by Our Leader's new Pax Americana! Hail Bushtler!