The cult of statism: ”Their goal is dominion … ”

There is plenty of ridiculous stuff going on in the world that is worth being against and complaining about but I think few people are really clear on what exactly they’re pushing for. And that really does matter. Most tyrants have come to power as a result of people’s righteous indignation against some other injustice. And all the while, almost no one advocates actual liberty or true justice. All of politics is about trying to get your beliefs and values forced on everyone else via government. And how well has that worked so far? Voting and politics does not lead to peace, freedom or justice. Ever. So I dare people to reconsider some of their most basic assumptions and beliefs because the fact of the matter is most good, honorable people still advocate widespread evil and oppression, without even noticing.

–  Larken Rose

Frivilighetsförespråkaren, anarkisten, libertarianen (kom inte på fler nedsättande mytomspunna etiketteringar) Larken Rose intervjuades på Daily Bell om sin tid i fängelse (politisk fånge), sitt skrivande, sin politiska filosofi och sin syn på Staten och Centralbanker, bland annat:

[…] They need taxes to control people and redistribute wealth. That’s the reason there is an income tax, and the reason the politicians will never willingly give it up.

Most people have a hard time comprehending the motivation of tyrants. Mere dishonesty and selfishness is not the problem. A common crook just wants to be rich. If those in Congress were common crooks, and just stole a billion dollars each, we’d be infinitely more free than we are now. That’s not their goal.

Their goal is dominion, the subjugation and enslavement of everyone else. In short, they really do hate humanity, because the idea of other people being able to run their own lives is, to a politician, the most horrible thing he can imagine. That’s why they start unnecessary wars, impose unnecessary taxes, write unnecessary laws and so on. Ironically, in a sense, George Bush was absolutely right. There are people out to destroy us because they hate the idea of us being free. But it’s not Arabs in caves in the Middle East. It’s the politicians right here.

[…] Politics is all about lying, making up things so the people think it’s a good thing, or at least a tolerable thing, to let someone else control their lives. All wars are based on lies, from both sets of tyrants. All fiat currencies are lies. And the lie which underlies all of it, all the attempts to subjugate human beings, is the lie that there can be such a thing as a legitimate, useful ruling class, as if mass extortion and violent repression can ever be a good thing for humanity.

Most of history has been people either demanding, or at least tolerating, widespread injustice and aggression, in response to the deceptions and manipulations of megalomaniacs. That will stop only when the big lie, the lie called government, falls apart in the minds of the victimized. If and when people stop believing the lies of those who want to rule the world, then and only then will we see real freedom and peace.

[…] It’s always hilarious to me that anyone still doubts that the banking system is a conspiratorial scam. What do they think, that it just happened this way by accident? Of course, it’s a very old, very organized scheme designed to enslave the world. That sounds so dramatic that people don’t want to hear it or believe it but the evidence is available for all to see. All the gruesome details can be fascinating but I’m just talking about the uncontested basics. A bunch of crooks fabricate money out of thin air, by the trillions. They then lend that made-up money to governments and others the world over, making it so the whole world is indebted to people who produced nothing of value.

The guy who works his butt off to pay his mortgage every month, so he can give a thousand or two or three to a banking cartel that just made up the money in the first place − how is that guy not the slave of the banks? They produced nothing, committed fraud and now the guy really and truly thinks that he has a moral obligation, month after month, to surrender his time and effort to the worthless parasites who run the banking system. Multiply that by a hundred million and that’s the current U.S. of A.

To think that was not the result of a malicious, intentional conspiracy is ridiculous. Sorry if I’m rambling on but as you can tell, the mass enslavement of mankind sort of bothers me.

[…] Daily Bell: Are we in a new era because of the Internet? We call what’s going on right now the Internet Reformation. We are optimistic about what people are learning as regards their society and the manipulations they’ve been subject to as well. What’s your take?

Larken Rose: It wasn’t very long ago that the only ideas that most people were ever exposed to came from the state-worshiping puppets known as the mainstream media. If all you ever hear is collectivist authoritarianism, how would you even know that there could be anything else? How many people would bother to rummage around in the philosophy section of their local library? Who needs it? The talking heads on the TV seem nice and seem educated so let’s just believe them, believe that what they tell us must be the truth and believe that their values and priorities must be the right ones.

Well, the internet has broken that particular mind-control mechanism for good. This interview, for example. Would I know who you are, would you know who I am, and would any of those getting this interview have known about either of us, if not for the internet? Yeah, maybe there would be four or five nonconformists secretly holding a meeting in someone’s basement every other Thursday, but the ability to spread ideas now has just exploded, far beyond what the parasite class will be able to control, ever again.

[…] Daily Bell: You were confident going into your trial that you would make a convincing argument. What happened?

Larken Rose: I did make a convincing argument. Any rational person who observed the trial − and many did − knew that I won, hands down. The trouble is none of the sheep in the jury box seemed to notice. I’m not kidding. The whole case was about whether I believed my income to be taxable. The judge correctly instructed the jury that if I believed I didn’t owe the tax I couldn’t be guilty of any willful tax crime even if my conclusions happened to be incorrect. And during the trial, the prosecutors, the judge, the exhibits they presented and the witnesses they called all agreed that I believe that my income is not subject to the federal income tax.

[…] And they are all absolutely dead wrong, as demonstrated by almost a hundred years of the government’s own official tax regulations. But when I show the [tax] regulations to people they just can’t process it. They can’t imagine that the highly paid tax lawyers wouldn’t know about it if it were true. Literally, most people don’t believe their own eyes when self-described experts disagree. Literally, I have never met an attorney or CPA who knew the regulations ever said that, except for a few who already reached the same conclusion I did. And this is one example of dozens I could give.

So you have a bunch of so-called experts who are ignorant of even the basics, and a couple hundred million common folk who cough up their hard-earned cash, year after year, based on the false assertions and baseless rumors of the ignoramuses who pretend to be experts on tax law.

Trollkarlen från Oz: Den andra, tysta verkligheten, som pågår bakom skynket

[…] Well, here’s the thing: we have an official reality and then we have reality, and the two are different. I’m a financial person, and so what I’m interested in is that, you know, all reality can be expressed mathematically with the math of time and money. I’m an investment advisor. What I’m interested in is, if you look at what’s driving the money, it’s reality. So if you’re interested in protecting your clients or your investors or your subscribers’ money, you need to stick with reality

[…] Now, if you look at my understanding of the world it emerged from working on Wall Street or working in the government. I’ve spent many years litigating with the federal government and my personal experience is that the world is driven by quiet decisions made quietly in various groups and then implemented in these ways – that’s how the world works, that’s the basic organizing principle.

[…] So, I come from a world where being able to get together with other people, organize plans, implement those plans and do it quietly and secretly is basis of exercising and accumulating world power. (!) So, when I hear people be derogatory about conspiracies basically that to me in my world that I grew up in is simply a symptom that they have agreed to be powerless and wear it like a badge of honor.

I just come from a different world. I’m not trying to persuade anyone of my particular view of the world. I’m much more interested in maintaining the highest possible learning speed about how to protect and help my clients, investors and subscribers. So I’m very performance orientated.

[…] The NSA and related surveillance systems have gone way beyond – they’re not just an insider training machinery for equipment warfare, they’ve become something much more proactive. It’s proactively figuring out how to manage markets and manage them broadly geopolitically.

– Catherine Austin Fitts (utgivare av The Solari Report) i intervjun ”Debt equals War and Equity Equals Peace”

Statens anatomi – konfiskera, tvinga, hindra och parasitera

[…] Social power is man’s power over nature, his cooperative transformation of nature’s resources and insight into nature’s laws, for the benefit of all participating individuals. Social power is the power over nature, the living standards achieved by men in mutual exchange. State power, as we have seen, is the coercive and parasitic seizure of this production, a draining of the fruits of society for the benefit of nonproductive (actually antiproductive) rulers. While social power is over nature, State power is power over man. Through history, man’s productive and creative forces have, time and again, carved out new ways of transforming nature for man’s benefit. These have been the times when social power has spurted ahead of State power, and when the degree of State encroachment over society has considerably lessened. But always, after a greater or smaller time lag, the State has moved into these new areas, to cripple and confiscate social power once more.

If the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries were, in many countries of the West, times of accelerating social power, and a corollary increase in freedom, peace, and material welfare, the twentieth century has been primarily an age in which State power has been catching up, with a consequent reversion to slavery, war, and destruction.

– Murray N. Rothbard, The Anatomy of the State

Det stavas även: M E R K A N T I L I S M …

Daily Bell granskar och analyserar i artikeln, ”Nationalize Banking, or apologize for the suggestion … ”

[…] Since Money Power thrives on mercantilism – using government for private purposes – more government and more public power suits the elites just fine. One can make the argument that those advancing these solutions are actively working on behalf of the same Money Power they purport to despise.

För att göra hela problematiken och grundbulten till kärnproblemet alldeles tydlig och klar så kommer här en översättning till svenska:

[…] Eftersom den ekonomiska eliten frodas i det markantilistiska systemet – använda sig av regeringsmakt för privata syften – så passar mer och större överstatlighet och offentlig makt denna elit alldeles utmärkt. Man kan göra påståendet att de personer som för fram dessa lösningar (nationalisera banker o dyl.) aktivt arbetar för samma ekonomiska elit som de påstår sig avsky.

Alltså, sossar och moderater är enbart marionettdockor som spelar teater inför oss medborgare och de sprattlar precis på det sätt som eliten vill, när eliten vill.

[…] This is really incredible. The problems in the world are mostly the result of a lack of competition. The Invisible Hand has been chopped off at the elbow. Without restraint, the four horsemen of the financial apocalypse – Cronyism, Mercantilism, Corruption and Authoritarianism – ride abroad and leave ruin in their wake.

Från kommentarerna och signaturen bionic mosquito:

”Democracy is the false belief that you and your wife have twice the political pull than someone named Rockefeller”.

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The Marriage of Mercantilism and Corporatism: When Free Trade Is Not ‘Free’

[…] Sophisticated oligarchs do not need to send real tanks against their people. They can accomplish the same objectives using fraud, debt, and corruption. Control the supply of money and care not who makes the laws. But it helps to have the lawmakers and regulators on the payroll.

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Capitalism, Corporatism, Mercantilism

[…] One of the biggest problems I run into when talking to leftists about capitalism is that their idea and my idea of what capitalism is are completely different. I usually try to point out that the system that we’re practicing is actually mercantilism, but I think that’s a losing battle since most people don’t really know what mercantilism is.

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Corporatism vs. Capitalism

[…] We all know that there are many irrational and misguided capitalist haters in the world who see our current state of affairs as perhaps the end of the free market and capitalism.  I can sympathize, because I loath corporatism and I know that they are seeing corporatism and mistaking it for capitalism.  I can sympathize with Marxists for wanting to overthrow the capitalist exploiters, because I do think that there is rampant corruption amongst big business.  I think though, that it is incredibly important to stress to these misguided multitudes that it is the state where the fault lies and that without the state, it’s many bureaucracies and central bank, this wouldn’t be happening.  It is fascism.

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American Power Act – Mercantilism or Corporatism?

[…] the bottom line is rather simple.  The state cannot and should not be in the business of creating jobs, regardless their classification as green, white, blue, or yellow.  To believe otherwise is to endorse a command and control economy run at the behest of a central planning board of bureaucrats or politburo. […] Rather, these policies are more in line with the economic philosophy of either Mercantilism or Fascist Corporatism.

Mercantilism was best described by the late Murray Rothbard as:

Mercantilism, which reached its height in the Europe of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, was a system of statism which employed economic fallacy to build up a structure of imperial state power, as well as special subsidy and monopolistic privilege to individuals or groups favored by the state. Thus, mercantilism held exports should be encouraged by the government and imports discouraged. (Mercantilism: A Lesson for Our Times?, The Freeman, 1963)

Fascist corporatism is described as:

Fascism’s theory of economic corporatism involved the management of sectors of the economy via government or privately controlled organizations (corporations). Each trade union or employer corporation would, in theory, represent its professional concerns, especially through negotiation of labor contracts and the like. (via Wikipedia)

Kom inte och påstå att vi är våldsamma, för då …

Det går att skämta om allt men då får man även vara beredd på reaktionerna och ta konsekvenserna.

Saken är ju den att folk ser humorn i sånt här därför att det finns en gnutta sanning i det. Sanningen om dem själva är det som stör präster, prussiluskor, muftis och mullor allra mest.

Forty Centuries of Wage and Price Controls

By special arrangement with the authors, the Mises Institute is thrilled to bring back this popular guide to ridiculous economic policy from the ancient world to modern times. This outstanding history illustrates the utter futility of fighting the market process through legislation. It always uses despotic measures to yield socially catastrophic results.

It covers the ancient world, the Roman Republic and Empire, Medieval Europe, the first centuries of the U.S. and Canada, the French Revolution, the 19th century, World Wars I and II, the Nazis, the Soviets, postwar rent control, and the 1970s. It also includes a very helpful conclusion spelling out the theory of wage and price controls.

This book is a treasure, and super entertaining!

Ur recensionerna av boken:

[…] The Allies retained the Nazi controls after WWII. Goering, from prison in 1946, wondered why. He could not make it work. Why would we repeat his mistake. The German economic miracle started almost immediately after controls were ended.

Charlie Wilson’s och CIA’s fatala misstag

För den som vill förstå bakgrunden till eller bara fräscha upp sin allmänbildning kring dagens ”Krig Mot Terrorn” bör läsa följande artikel av Melissa Roddy, ”Tom Hanks Tells Hollywood Whopper in ‘Charlie Wilson’s War”, och även försöka se filmen ”Charlie Wilson’s War” med bland annat Julia Roberts i rollbesättningen.

Melissa Roddy skriver bland annat följande:

In the latter half of the movie, there is one big lie and one item of anti-Afghan propaganda. The lie is that U.S. support to the mujahiddin went only to the faction led by Ahmad Shah Massoud, the Afghan leader who was assassinated on Sept. 9, 2001. I spoke with Rep. Charlie Wilson, D-Texas, in 2002, at which time he called Massoud ”a Russian collaborator.” I find it disingenuous that Wilson and his Hollywood biographers now want to throw their arms around him. […] if this movie succeeds in convincing Americans that the U.S. support went to Ahmad Shah Massoud alone, it will have effectively let the CIA and Wilson off the hook for their contribution to the circumstances leading up to 9/11. […] So, if Massoud was not receiving the $3.5 billion that Congress was sending, who was?

There were seven factions based in Pakistan who were the recipients of American largesse, but about 40 percent of it went to a blood-thirsty, fundamentalist, loudly anti-American bastard named Gulbaddin Hekmatyar. he frequently used them to fight his mujahiddin allies.

It was Gulbaddin Hekmatyar who turned Kabul to rubble — not the Soviets and not the Taliban. Gulbaddin Hekmatyar regularly rocketed his own capitol during his term of office as prime minister. Hekmatyar is renowned for having killed more Afghans than Soviets. He so habitually attacked his mujahiddin allies that many people suspected he was actually a Soviet agent.

Not only is Hekmatyar anti-American, but he and another anti-American fundamentalist, Abdul Rasul Sayaf, received lots of support during the 1980s from the Saudis. That support included cash and thousands of Arab volunteers, including a wealthy young engineer named Osama bin Laden. It was Hekmatyar and Sayaf who, with bin Laden, established terrorist training camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan. That is why after 9/11, Wilson went on Fox News and said, ”This was as much my fault as anybody’s.”

Melissa Roddy har även gjort en egen film om Afghanistans historia från 1979 till 2001 den elfte september, ”The Square Root Of Terror”.