• Democracy

    Demonocracy: The Great Human Scourge!

    One cannot speak too highly of Christophe Buffin de Chosal’s The End of Democracy. In a fast paced, readable, yet scholarly fashion, Professor Buffin de Chosal* demolishes the ideological justification in which modern democracy rests while he describes the disastrous effects that democratic rule has had on Western societies. He explodes the myth of Democracy as a protector of individual liberty, a prerequisite for economic progress, and a promoter of the higher arts. Once Democracy is seen in this light, a far more accurate interpretation of modern history can be undertaken. The book is a very suitable companion to Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s iconoclastic take down of democracy in Democracy: The God…

  • Propaganda/Psyops

    Propaganda Is The Root Of All Our Problems

    A new article by Forbes reports that the CEO of Crowdstrike, the extremely shady cybersecurity corporation which was foundational in the construction of the official CIA/CNN Russian hacking narrative, is now a billionaire. George Kurtz ascended to the billionaire rankings on the back of soaring stocks immediately after the company went public, carried no doubt on the winds of the international fame it gained from its central protagonistic role in the most well-known hacking news story of all time. A loyal servant of empire well-rewarded.

  • Democracy

    Is the United States a Democracy?

    There are many partisan responses to this question. Of course, internationally, the United States is regarded by many people to be the gold standard of what constitutes a democracy (perhaps because the US was the first nation that was born out of a successful revolution against an existing dictatorship and that quickly produced a written Constitution, which endorses many democratic principles and which lasts proudly till the present day). However, that reputation is not a substantive answer to the question as to whether the United States is today a democracy. There are dictatorships that have democratic written constitutions. Furthermore, the way that a constitution is enforced or not enforced can…

  • Dictatorship

    Why Calling US a ‘Democracy’ Is Both False & Dangerous to Do

    It’s false because it is definitely untrue, and that’s not merely because America has a higher percentage of its residents in prison than does any other nation on this planet, but also because the only scientific studies that have been done of the matter show — they prove scientifically — that the US is a dictatorship by its very wealthiest residents, against all the rest of the population. Traditionally, that’s called an “aristocracy,” not a democracy, but ever since Mussolini in the 1920s, it came to be called “fascism,” which is the successor to “feudalism” and thus is merely the modernized form of feudalism. What used to be called by such terms as “monarchy”…

  • Stateless Society

    Why A Referendum Initiated By The Citizens Will End Our Enslavement

    In Brief The Facts: As difficult as it sometimes is to admit, no country on this planet exists in a true democracy. People have the illusion of choice and they are being governed, not represented. Citizens forego their power to rulers. Reflect On: There are solutions, is it time we begin considering them? We hold these systems in place as people, it’s up to us to opt out of them. The government can’t do anything without us. “We live in a democracy, we are so lucky!” These are the cries from the minds of those who bought the illusion hook, line, and sinker. Allow me to propose a scenario. People…

  • Socialism

    You Can’t Argue against Socialism’s 100 Percent Record of Failure

    After more than two dozen failed attempts, Socialism has proven itself to be a disastrous philosophy. Source: Foundation for Economic Education April 16, 2018 by Kristian Niemietz Socialism is extremely in vogue. Opinion pieces which tell us to stop obsessing over socialism’s past failures, and start to get excited about its future potential, have almost become a genre in its own right. For example, Bhaskhar Sunkara, the founder of Jacobin magazine, recently wrote a New York Times article, in which he claimed that the next attempt to build a socialist society will be completely different: This time, people get to vote. Well, debate and deliberate and then vote—and have faith that people can…

  • Empire

    The U.S. is Not a Democracy, It Never Was

    Photo by Daniel Huizinga | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch December 13, 2017 by Gabriel Rockhill One of the most steadfast beliefs regarding the United States is that it is a democracy. Whenever this conviction waivers slightly, it is almost always to point out detrimental exceptions to core American values or foundational principles. For instance, aspiring critics frequently bemoan a “loss of democracy” due to the election of clownish autocrats, draconian measures on the part of the state, the revelation of extraordinary malfeasance or corruption, deadly foreign interventions, or other such activities that are considered undemocratic exceptions. The same is true for those whose critical framework consists in always juxtaposing…

  • Geopolitics

    What Next for Catalonia?

    Source: Global Intelligence October 11, 2017 by Stephen Lendman On Tuesday, Catalan President Carles Puigemont and majority regional parliamentarians declared independence from Spain – then suspended it to pursue dialogue with Madrid. The document signed said in part: “We establish the Catalan Republic as an independent and sovereign, legal, democratic and social state.” “Catalonia restores today its full sovereignty, lost and longed for, after decades of trying, honestly and loyally, institutional coexistence with the people of the Iberian Peninsula.” “In spite of the violence and the repression to try to prevent a democratic and peaceful process, the citizens of Catalonia have voted mostly in favor of the constitution of the…

  • Government,  Stateless Society

    All Government Powers Are Based on Mystical Justifications

    Source: Foundation for Economic Education October 5, 2017 By Richard M. Ebeling It is one of the great political mysteries: the success of governments in ruling over societies with little popular resistance, even when those governments have been brutal tyrannies. This has been no less true for democratic regimes, under which levels of taxation have been far higher and degrees of regulation much more intrusive than under tyrants of bygone ages. This is in spite of the fact that those governments are formally “answerable to the people.” Conquest and Plunder as the Origin of the State Historians have long understood that most modern states have their origins in conquest and…

  • Nationalism

    The Danger Of Patriotism

    Source: The Burning Platform September 24, 2017 by Bob Livingston My friends, it is frightening how simple we are and how easily we are manipulated simply because we are intellectually lazy. The U.S. establishment has confused cause and effect by and through a flag-waving mania in America. “Patriotism” throughout history has covered a multitude of mischief. We are seeing it now! Phony patriotism is strong leverage against a population ignorant of the ways of treason by its own government. I also have no doubt that U.S. history is full of wars “for democracy” killing millions under the propaganda of patriotism with the majority support of the people and the full…