Hell With the Republicrats!
by Scott Lazarowitz: How
Dare You Question the Word of Government Authorities!
at the Examiner details with links how the Grand Old
Progressives a.k.a. "Republicans" stole the nomination
away from Ron Paul, from the 2011 straw polls to the first 2012
primaries and caucuses, and leading up to the Republican National
At the conclusion
of the convention, and in an extreme instance of the kinds of threats
that Establishment State-apparatchiks are known for, real thugs
apparently tried to give some freedom advocates a strong
the contempt that Romney and his fellow Establishment ilk continue
to show toward Tea Partiers, Constitutionalists, cultural and religious
conservatives, and libertarians, it seems that these grassroots
freedom advocates just can’t let go of their blind faith in these
politicians. Author James Bovard calls it "Battered
I have been
observing politics since high school in the 1970s. But in this election
season and last week’s Republican Convention it is the first time
I have seen grown men and women act like spoiled rotten children,
like babies – like Democrats. But the clueless Republicans
– they would never admit to it, despite their obvious and
blatant Soviet-like silencing of the Ron Paul delegates and rules-changing
It used to
be that the Democrat Party was the party of immature brats who just
want to take other people’s money and their stuff, and the Republicans
were the mature, responsible types who "worked for a living"
and believed in playing by the rules.
Republicans have shown no shame in their childish impatience and
short-sightedness, and especially since 9/11. They ostracized the
one actual conservative in the Republican race, Ron Paul. And they
were delusional and ignorant to seriously promote Willard Romney
as a "conservative" and a "capitalist."
In their short-sighted
impatience and nominating Romney that included the rules changes
and the way the Romney people treated the Ron Paul delegates, these
infantile Republicans have increased the risk of alienating
real conservatives and libertarians and their Romney
losing to Obama.
But in their
immediate-gratification selfishness and their power-pumped adrenaline
for more power, the elitist Republicans just can’t see that. You
see, it is these delusional Republicans who are the real
tinfoil hat wearers, not the rational and realistic Ron Paul.
And now it’s
the Democrats’ turn, this week. Speaking of "rules changes,"
because these old fools were ridiculed for their omission of God
and Jerusalem in the Democrat Platform, Convention Chairman Antonio
the revised version through on a "two-thirds" vote, even
after three votes in which the "ayes" were obviously not
in the two-thirds. He was "booed" by the "anti-God,
anti-Israel" crowd, as Michael Savage would say.
But these useless
conventions and State-aggrandizing elections are the natural consequences
of democracy, of publicly-owned government and the centralization
in DC of power and control over a large territory. Natural consequences
of people forfeiting control over their own lives and destinies
to a small group of bipartisan elitists and bureaucrats in Washington.
What we have
been seeing is the natural decivilizing process of such centralization
of power and the people’s willingly enslaving themselves to serve
the non-productive rulers. Economist and philosopher Hans-Hermann
Hoppe has explained these phenomena in his great book, Democracy,
The God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy,
and Natural Order.
In that book,
Hoppe explains, among other things, the long-term effects of empowering
a centralized government with wealth-confiscation and redistribution,
and the decivilizing effects of such redistributionism in terms
of the breakup of the family and the cultural decline of the society.
He also points
out how such a scheme weakens the principles of private property,
production and voluntary exchange that are, as Hoppe notes,
the "ultimate source of human civilization."
principles have been totally abandoned by Republicans – their rhetoric
means nothing when they continually support socialists, fascists,
warmongers and professional bureaucrats to rule over us. And such
principles were resoundingly trashed by the Democrats and "progressives"
a century ago with Democrat President Woodrow Wilson.
rulers of a democracy do not actually own the country and thus they
are not particularly interested in its capital stock, as Hoppe has
noted. This makes their decision-making short-sighted and exploitative.
This has been true in America with Democrats and Republicans, liberals
and conservatives, throughout most of America’s existence.
And the pattern
of America’s conservatives blindly and loyally following Republicans
off the cliff has increased over the past 20 or 30 years now. Despite
Reagan’s government expansion,
the 1994 "Republican
Revolution," the Bush
II years and the exploitation
of 9/11 (in which the government seemed
to have had some complicity), the Republican Party Faithful
continue to be suckered in to supporting more Big Government, more
socialism and fascism, and less and less freedom.
as governor and his statements
over the years, how the hell could any rational person actually
believe he will cut away at Leviathan and restore our liberty?
the nation’s conservatives and Republicans let themselves be fooled
and bamboozled by the post-9/11 fear-mongering propaganda of the
Bush Administration. They would never believe that when the Cold
War ended in the early 1990s, President George H.W. Bush would start
a new, totally unnecessary conflict – in Iraq – to justify the continuation
of an already overly-bloated military-industrial
complex. The Iraqi
sanctions throughout the 1990s continued to provoke Middle-Easterners,
which led to 9/11.
"conservatives" do not seem to see how the system of redistributionism
also includes their tax dollars being stolen from them for the sake
of pleasing the profiteers
of the military-industrial
And the Democrats!
Throughout this convention this week, it seems there has been no
mention of Obama’s wars and his drone
bombings murdering innocent
civilians overseas, his NDAA
law, his war
on whistleblowers, his war
marijuana and war on drugs in general, the issues of which so-called
"liberals" would normally be very critical.
But no, the
unprincipled Democrats and liberals now join the unprincipled conservatives
and Republicans, as the Democrats now cheer on their Messiah.
who actually believe in conservatism and traditional moral
values and fiscal responsibility, and antiwar liberals and progressives
who support civil liberties and individual rights, all had their
chance with Ron Paul. But in their democratically-developed collective
infantilization, they instead have gone with two anti-freedom warmongers,
both bought and paid for by Wall Street and the military-industrial
complex, the worst of the worst.
But, in my
opinion, even Ron Paul doesn’t go far enough as far as emphasizing
the futility and failure of central planning. (Yes, believe it or
not, conservatives, when you support Dick Cheney and Doug Feith,
Donald Rumsfeld and Condi Rice, you are supporting "central
planners," and very
bad ones at that!) I wish that Ron Paul could have been more
direct in just stating the truth that central planning doesn’t work,
as the great 20th Century Austrian economist Ludwig von
Mises showed in his book, Socialism:
An Economic and Sociological Analysis.
The truth is,
most Republicans and conservatives are no longer people who believe
in fiscal responsibility or moral values. And most Democrats and
liberals no longer believe in peace and civil liberties. They love
central planning and the State, they love and worship Washington
and its imbecilic and corrupt bureaucrats, no matter how those rulers
destroy everything they touch, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and especially
in America. That is the true, inherent nature of central planning.
The major political
parties of today are a result of the continuing devolution and decivilization
of society in their immaturity and infantilization, their pettiness,
and their refusal to face the reality that they have been supporting
tyrants and criminals, non-productive politicians and bureaucrats,
most of whom have spent their entire adult lives feeding at the
public trough (or benefiting
indirectly from it).
of the State need to stop supporting socialists and fascists, and
stop silencing, arresting or detaining those who want their freedom
back and who want to cut the chains of Leviathan’s enslavement.
And soon We
the People will need to take the Tenth
Amendment more seriously, that’s for sure.
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