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Will Kerry Ask Novorussiyans to Join Anti-ISIS Coalition?

I’m kidding, of course. But evidently some persons in eastern Ukraine that are of Russian extraction and know Russian war methods know how to wage a war. The Americans put a 2-star air force general in charge (Major General Randy Allen Kee), brought in the CIA, brought in mercenaries, supplied leadership and presumably some intelligence, had a numerical advantage of 2-1, had a weapons advantage, and lost. The American-Ukrainian side seems to have applied the standard American tactic of brute force and firepower on cities, but it proved fruitless. If a coalition led by American strategists intends to defeat ISIS, it may well need or could use some Russian know-how.

9:19 pm on August 30, 2014

Infamous Soldier Found Dead

A Marine Corps combat veteran and scout sniper with multiple deployments to Afghanistan and multiple injuries to show for it was recently found dead at his home. He was 28. He gained fame when he and three other Marines made a video of themselves urinating on Taliban corpses. He was prosecuted for his actions. Too bad the military cares more about what its personnel do with dead bodies than the fact that they kill people. (And no, I am not excusing what the Marine did. And neither am I excusing him for urinating on dead bodies.)

8:29 pm on August 30, 2014

Brainwashed

7:40 pm on August 30, 2014

Back in the USSR

7:33 pm on August 30, 2014

American Statolatry

American Statolatry

7:25 pm on August 30, 2014

Cop Ensnared in His Own Net

A Palatka, Florida, police detective who once ran for sheriff was arrested during a St. Johns County weekend prostitution sting. He responded to an online posting that was part of a sting operation called “Operation Summer Lovin’.” It seems that “undercover officers acted as possible clients and met with suspects through online contacts.” They also posted solicitations offering “services.” This is one reason, among many, of why a Christian should not be a cop.

The cop was released on $500 bail and resigned. I guess he reaped what he sowed.

Prostitution, of course, should be perfectly legal. See my article “Why Are Brothels Illegal?

7:12 pm on August 30, 2014

Fascist Florida

The mayor of Winter Garden, Florida, had a man kicked out of city meeting for sitting during the Pledge of Allegiance. “This is just not fair to our troops and people overseas,” said the mayor, without explaining the connection. Just the mention of “the troops” is enough I suppose.

7:00 pm on August 30, 2014

Why Do People Vote to Keep Certain Taxes in Place?

Voters in Orange County, Florida, recently voted to retain for 10 more years a half cent sales tax for Orange County schools. As if we aren’t taxed enough at every level of government. Why do people vote to keep certain taxes in place when they have a chance to get rid of them? The words “deceived” and “dumb” come to mind.

6:56 pm on August 30, 2014

Who Shot Down MH17? The Ukrainian Military

The Malaysian commercial jet was shot down on July 17. On July 20, reporter Robert Parry reported from his source that Ukrainian government troops were responsible:

“What I’ve been told by one source, who has provided accurate information on similar matters in the past, is that U.S. intelligence agencies do have detailed satellite images of the likely missile battery that launched the fateful missile, but the battery appears to have been under the control of Ukrainian government troops dressed in what look like Ukrainian uniforms.

“The source said CIA analysts were still not ruling out the possibility that the troops were actually eastern Ukrainian rebels in similar uniforms but the initial assessment was that the troops were Ukrainian soldiers. There also was the suggestion that the soldiers involved were undisciplined and possibly drunk, since the imagery showed what looked like beer bottles scattered around the site, the source said.”

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4:46 pm on August 30, 2014

my view on debates

My goal, in debating, is, along with my opponent, to get that proverbial one millionth of an inch closer to the Truth. I know this sounds a bit mawkish, and in the heat of the event — I’m only human — I sometimes forget myself, but, at least, this is my goal. In order to do this, I find, it is good to be polite. Not try to hog the podium, not interrupt my debating partner, not engage in ad hominems, etc.

There are two arguments in favor of this. If we Austro libertarians approach debates in this manner, we are perhaps more likely to win over our opponents. And if not them, then, perhaps, members of the audience. Second, it is always easier to escalate than de-escalate. It is very difficult to start off in a hostile impolite manner and later change our tune than to begin on the note I advocate and then if it is not reciprocated, escalate the hostilities.

Below is a nice letter complimenting me on attaining this goal, at least sometimes.

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2:17 pm on August 30, 2014

Best introductions to libertarianism?

Below, see a correspondence I had with a reader whose identity I am keeping anonymous who wants to introduce friends to libertarianism, along with my response. If anyone has other suggestions in this regard, please send them to me.

—–Original Message—–
From: J
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 6:42 PM
To: wblock@loyno.edu
Subject: Advice on introducing libertarian ideas to a friend

Dear Professor Block,

I wanted to start by telling you how much I admire you and your indespensible work. Men like yourself, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Stephan Kinsella, George Reisman, and Robert Higgs are doing a wonderful job carrying the torch of libertarianism from where Murray Rothbard left off. It is because of you and men like you that I began trying to form a consistent worldview based on the NAP. I had always been a “libertarian” in the loose sense of the word; being generally opposed to leftist social programs and wars or civil rights violations on the right. But your work and the work of others forced me to examine my convictions and carry my worldview to its logical conclusion: Austrian anarcho-capitalism. My inquiries into these ideas have been entirely self motivated; I have no formal education beyond high school and my parents have never been too concerned about political theory. So having works like yours readily available to me online made an enormous difference for my personal development, and I just wanted you to know that I greatly appreciate it. Thank you, Professor Block. For your consistency, your prose, your sheer volume of work, and your courage in pursuing truth for the sake of truth.

With all of that said, I wanted to ask your advice on helping a friend discover the great ideas and great thinkers behind the libertarian movement. He has always been generally receptive to my positions on most issues but was never interested in the philosophical, moral, economic, or utilitarian justifications behind them. But he is a black man with family roots in central Missouri, and the current situation in Ferguson has spurred his interest in my beliefs.

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12:57 pm on August 30, 2014

Mises Weekends: Jeff Deist Talks Scottish Secession and the EU with Andy Duncan

Jeff Deist and Andy Duncan discuss the rise of UKIP in England, and whether it represents a real populist anti-state uprising or just rightist politics. Andy skewers the strutting political class in London, and the charade of voting Labour or Conservative based on minute policy differences. They also discuss the upcoming Scottish independence vote, and whether the land that gave us Robert the Bruce and David Hume has succumbed completely to socialism. Could an independent Scotland become the Singapore of the North, or just another Eurozone basket case?

Andy Duncan is financial derivatives lecturer based in England. He uses the lessons of Austrian Economics to help explain how free markets are trying to work under the current blanket of global government regulation. He teaches mainly in New York, London, Dubai, and Singapore.

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWDTvwI7m1o

 

5:59 pm on August 29, 2014

Must Free-Marketers Reject Global Warming?

GISS_temperature_2000-09_lrgYou can’t make this stuff up. Someone at the UK Guardian named David Grimes has declared that “economic liberalism,” by which he means the ideology of laissez-faire, “clashes” with “scientific evidence.” Which scientific evidence, you might ask? Well, the unassailable scientific dogma of global warming is one:

Climate change illustrates this well, because despite overwhelming evidence of anthropogenic influence, there is a tendency for those with pronounced free-market views to reject the reality of global warming. The reason underpinning this is transparent – if one accepts human-mediated climate change, then supporting mitigating action should follow. But the demon of regulation is a bridge too far for many libertarians.

There is no doubt that some people who purport to be advocates for free markets reject arguments of anthropogenic global warming out of hand without even considering the evidence. I’m agnostic on the matter myself, although I certainly reject the ludicrous assertion that there is such a thing as “settled science” and that the matter is not debatable. And unlike many allegedly great men and women of scientific inquiry, I refuse to agree that global warming “deniers” are heretics who should be burned at the stake (or the modern equivalent of having one’s career ruined). To anyone capable of logical thought, it should be obvious that one’s support for free markets is utterly independent from one’s opinions on the matter of global warming. There’s no reason at all why someone who accepts the reality of anthropogenic global warming would have to support government regulation of all energy usage. To argue such would be like arguing that one’s acceptance of the Bering Strait theory determines one’s opinions about the minimum wage. So why would Grimes think this? We can see it in his quotation above where he says:

The reason underpinning this is transparent – if one accepts human-mediated climate change, then supporting mitigating action should follow.

Ah, so there it is. Acceptance of global warming = acceptance of “mitigation” = acceptance of government regulation. Case closed.

Grimes packs many assumptions into just this one statement. Let’s look more closely:

If one accepts that global warming is a grave danger, is it nonetheless necessary to support “mitigating action” even if it can’t be shown to actually improve anything at all? Even assuming that global warming were proven beyond a reasonable doubt, the burden of proof of success is still on those who want mitigating action. Specifically, they need to be able to prove that such action has  a reasonable chance of achieving the desired ends. They most certainly have not done so. Indeed, many scientists say it’s already too late to stop it. Many argue that even if major global action were taken right now, the expected result over the next century would be too small to make any difference. In other words, it’s futile at this point to enact mitigating actions. (Also here.) Presumably, if it’s too late, then there’s no reason we should still be debating mitigating action. But of course, having realized that the “it’s too late” message is a PR disaster, the message has instead been changed to “it won’t be too late if we act right now!”

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5:58 pm on August 29, 2014

The Problem Isn’t Christian Fundamentalism, It’s Biblical Ignorance and Deliberate Twisting of Scripture

Intriguing that in its attack on Christian “fundamentalists” – an amorphous term that, whatever else the speaker wants it to mean, usually applies to Christians who believe the Bible’s claims to be the literal Word of GodWashington’s Blog chooses to cite NPR. As Leviathan’s official medium, this network retails little but propaganda; its animus against Christianity is notorious. And why not? The satanic State knows that it competes with the Lord Almighty for our worship. How better to denigrate Christianity, and those who take it seriously, than to pretend that trusting Jesus Christ for salvation is just another religion, one among many, “immature” and “murderous.”

Meanwhile, let’s examine the supposedly violent Old Testament in context rather than deliberately telling only half the story as NPR does. The Almighty did indeed command the complete annihilation of various peoples in the ancient Near East and He graciously tells us why, too: “…the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.”

“The land” here is Canaan, the territory God was wresting from the peoples who already lived there to bestow on the Children of Israel. Any decent commentary on this verse will mention the natives’ utter wickedness; I like this summary from the Defender’s Study Bible:

The land of Canaan, which had long before been promised by God to Abraham and his seed, had become so defiled by the time of Joshua that God was completely vindicated in ordering the extermination of its incorrigibly wicked inhabitants, lest the people of Israel and eventually the whole world be corrupted by their influence, as in the world before … [Noah’s] flood. This chapter [Leviticus 18] gives a representative listing of their pervasive sins–promiscuity, incest, homosexuality, bestiality, even burning their children in sacrifice to a pagan god (Leviticus 18:21) and blaspheming the true God. God had been long-suffering for four hundred years, but now their iniquity was full and their time was up (note Genesis 15:13-16). [Emphasis added.]

I will bet a great many of the folks condemning the “violent” Old Testament, including NPR, have no problem at all with the Allied firebombing of Germany during WWII. Talk about herem (“’There is a specific kind of warfare laid down in the Bible…’ It is called herem, and it means total annihilation”)! The Nazis were absolutely despicable, certainly, but not every German was a Nazi. Yet they all suffered for the Nazis’ sins.

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11:08 am on August 29, 2014

Presidential Vacations

Conservatives have been criticizing Obama for taking too many vacations. I have pointed out that Bush did likewise. I have also pointed out that conservatives were mostly silent about it during the Bush years. Here is a story that says the numbers (for the same point in time of the presidency) are Bush 407 and Obama 125. But really, who cares? I wish that Bush had taken 365 vacation days a year. And I wish that Obama would do the same. The more they are away from DC the less damage they might do. It is funny how conservatives get so worked up about things that are not important or things that Obama does that Bush did as well.

10:30 am on August 29, 2014

Concerning LRC

Writes Drury:

Great website! I discovered it through Mises.org two years ago and it has reeducated me in many ways. I feel like I took the Matrix’s red pill. Now I am a full-up pro-life Rothbardian anarcho-capitalist who is deeply ashamed of my past pro-war sensibilities. It is hard to believe I called myself a Christian all those years. As if that wasn’t enough, you guys have even gotten me eating primal for almost two years now!

9:51 am on August 29, 2014

It Is the ‘Libertarian Moment’

I’ll address this subject tomorrow on LRC, and the fact–shocking, I know–that the infamous NY Times article got it all wrong. But here is more proof that it really is our moment: an  attack in the Guardian by an Oxford academic–doubly living off the State as a cancer researcher and physicist–on libertarianism as “anti-science.” Science, you will not be surprised to learn, consists of spending projects, controls, economic theories, and ideologies that extend State power, and enrich leftist intellectuals. We never had to be dealt with before. Now we do. Statolatry is no longer the defaut position, in the UK or any place else in the world. A system that exalts the use of violence, in foreign and domestic affairs, is yesterday’s barbarism. (And thanks to Mariana Jackson, who sent me the article with the subject line, “Like Wow, Man!”)

UPDATE from Wesley:

I predict (and hope) that one day in the future, perhaps even the distant future, that society, the average man, will refer to the state as a barbaric, antiquated concept tinged with utter contempt and pity in his voice or letter. I’ve also realized that “conservatives,” constitutional Tea Party types are living in the past. The idea of a constitutional republic was revolutionary in the 1700s. But this isn’t the 1700s. We’ve advanced beyond that in the ideas of liberty and of economics. We are the true progressives.

9:27 am on August 29, 2014

My Alaska Freedom Friends

I have always had a soft spot for Alaska. It seems like it must be more free because it is just bigger and the government cannot reach as far. Who knows, I may be wrong. But I had such a great time talking to my new friends at the Patriot’s Lament radio program in Alaska. Jim and Josh were Ron Paul delegates in 2012 and they are superbly relaxed and informed hosts. It was one of my favorite hours in a long time:

1:21 am on August 29, 2014

Walter Block: Austrian Business Cycle Theory

By Luis Rivera III

Here, Dr. Walter Block talks about how arbitrarily setting or adjusting interest rates like is done by the government or central banks confuse investors. How the Great Depression can be explained with the Austrian Business Cycle Theory (ABCT). How gestation in building and changing jobs plays a part in making the ABCT accurate. The gender wage gap explained from a logical perspective and from an empirical one.

Walter Block On ABCT & Feminism

9:14 pm on August 28, 2014

ISIS Copies the CIA

The Washington Post reports that ISIS waterboarded kidnapped Westerners. The CIA had no comment. A U.S. official did say that “to suggest that there is any correlation between ISIL’s brutality and past U.S. actions is ridiculous and feeds into their twisted propaganda.” But of course there is a correlation. Both waterboarded. The difference is that when the US does it it is not torture. Right?

6:19 pm on August 28, 2014

Two challenges to libertarianism

—–Original Message—–
From: Petix, Robert G., Jr. rpetix@charter.net
Sent: Wed 8/27/2014 7:06 PM
To: ‘wblock@loyno.edu’
Cc: Petix, Robert G., Jr.
Subject: Two questions

Hello, Prof. Block:

I am an anarcho-capitalist and also a big fan of yours. I have unable to resolve two problems utilizing our world view. Both problems involve animals, interestingly. (I think this is a coincidence, but maybe not.) If you have addressed these questions in the past, forgive me, but I cannot find your articles addressing them.

1. Animal cruelty: I am an attorney. I understand the traditional legal concept that domesticated animals are property. However, I have a very hard time accepting the fact that an owner of, say, a poodle has the unilateral right (as the owner) to inflict cruel and inhumane pain on the dog simply because he is its owner. I do not believe in PETA-style animal rights; I eat meat and certainly believe that ordinary use of animals is fine. But I do not believe that it is acceptable for an owner to engage in rank abuse of the animal.

my response follows

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4:42 pm on August 28, 2014

The Gulf War Never Ended

I note in the introduction to the 2013 edition of Federal Benefits for Veterans that it says this about the Gulf War: “Aug. 2, 1990, through a date to be set.”

2:45 pm on August 28, 2014

Christian Lies

Samaritan’s Purse is a “nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.” The CEO, board chairman, and president is Franklin Graham, son of the famous evangelist Billy Graham. I have no argument with the organization’s mission, but I do have an argument with its lies. In the introduction by Franklin Graham to a magazine titled “Stories and Photos from Operation Heal Our Patriots,” he makes this statement:

Every day members of our armed forces put their lives on the line to serve our nation at home and overseas. Many leave behind spouses and children who love and miss them. Americans cannot thank these families enough for their sacrifices.

This is a lie. Although members of the armed forces may put their lives on the line, they do so unnecessarily and for an evil cause. They do not serve our nation–neither at home nor overseas. Although they may leave behind spouses and children, they do so unnecessarily and for an evil cause. Americans don’t need to thank military personnel any more than they need to thank the clerks at the Social Security Administration. Military personnel are working a job for a government agency.

There are photos in this magazine of soldiers with missing limbs. I can’t think of a greater waste in this world than to give up one of your limbs for one of Uncle Sam’s senseless wars. By the way, Graham also says in his introduction that his youngest son “is an Army Ranger who was wounded during multiple tours to Afghanistan.” I would rather my son be a garbageman or flip burgers than an Army Ranger. Too bad that so many Christians think otherwise.

2:43 pm on August 28, 2014

Freedom of Speech and Expression? Not With Conservatives, Apparently

Well, the constantly offended kvetches are out really out there now. This time it’s the ultra-conservatives, the anti-”anti-Semitism” crowd who are extremely bothered by the Metropolitan Opera’s upcoming performances of The Death of Klinghoffer, a 1991 opera by composer John Adams. The opera is a musical dramatic portrayal of the true story of Palestinian hijackers who murdered an elderly American in 1985. Criticisms of the opera, such as by writers at the American Thinker and neocon former Congressman Allen West’s website, are solely out of ignorance and emotion. I have written about the opera, and about the censoring of the HD simulcasts at theaters — and no, it is not an example of “Jew hatred” as the “Thinker” suggests.

And it isn’t just a boycott or protest against the performances these people want — they want to shut down the performances entirely, by suggesting that people write to the Met’s General Manager Peter Gelb to cancel the whole thing. And they are suggesting pressuring corporate sponsors and donors as well, to punish the opera company financially for carrying on with the performances.

But isn’t censorship and suppression what the Left constantly does, such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, Media Matters etc.? Isn’t it leftists who attempt to silence and censor what they find distasteful or disagree with (e.g. banning Hans Hoppe from Sweden and Finland, banning Ann Coulter from Canada, banning Michael Savage from the U.K., wanting to jail “deniers” of global warming, etc)?

Now, now, reactionaries, there is no reason to fear that opera. If you don’t like it, then don’t go see it. Or advise others not to see it. Or stand on the streets at Lincoln Center during the performances holding signs expressing what ignoramuses you are. But remember, it’s only an opera. An opera can’t hurt anyone.

And an opera can’t hurt Jews. Don’t worry about it.

1:14 pm on August 28, 2014

Hoppe on Entrepreneurs and Thornton on the Drug War in The Free Market

augfm The August Issue of The Free Market Is Now Online!

Hans-Hermann Hoppe is back with a new lecture on the social virtues of the entrepreneur this month:

What can be unambiguously stated about a capitalist’s profit or loss is this: his profit or loss is the quantitative expression of the size of his contribution to the well-being of his fellow men, i.e., the buyers and consumers of his product, who have surrendered their money in exchange for his more highly valued (by the buyers) product. The capitalist’s profit indicates that he has successfully transformed socially less highly valued and appraised means of action into socially more highly valued and appraised ones, and thus increased and enhanced social welfare.

We also interview Mark Thornton about his recent debate at Oxford University:

Mises Institute: Why were you invited to debate at Oxford?

Mark Thornton: The Oxford Union can pretty much get whoever they want to debate, including presidents, prime ministers, Mother Theresa, the Dalai Lama, and even Julian Assange, so I was honored that they invited me. I met several students in the Oxford Union and at Oxford University who were familiar with my work on the drug war and at the Mises Institute. Each side of the debate generally consists of a student presenter and three experts. The debate is similar in structure to the House of Commons and has been that way since 1823.

We recounted the highlights of the Summer Fellows program and the Rothbard Graduate Seminar here in Auburn. Be sure to also find the latest updates on new translations, and new publications, degrees, and media appearances from our scholars and alumni.

9:36 am on August 28, 2014

War-Promoting Headline

“FEDS: RUSSIANS HACKED AMERICAN BANKS.” Is it true? I don’t know, though I do know the CIA-Pentagon-merchants of death-neocon complex is trying to gin up a war with Russia. But there is one thing I am 100% sure of: the NSA has hacked Russian banks.

UPDATE from Phillip Osborn:

I don’t know if the “Russkis” have hacked Amerikan banks, but the NSA, CIA, FBI, et al, have.

8:48 am on August 28, 2014

Will You Get Fooled Again?

Or won’t you?

9:30 pm on August 27, 2014

Collectivism on the Campus

Poor old Frank Chodorov, founder of the Intercollegiate Society of Individualists, must be spinning in his grave at what has become of his baby, ISI. He established ISI as a fifty year project to reverse America’s decent into collectivism and chaos by educating intellectual leaders at university campuses across the nation.

The Old Right anti-war, anti-statist Chodorov, author of such classics as Out of Step: The Autobiography of an Individualist, The Income Tax: Root of All Evil, and One is a Crowd: Reflections of an Individualist, once proclaimed “As for me, I will punch anyone who calls me a conservative in the nose. I am a radical.”

After Frank died the militant militaristic Buckleyite “conservatives” at the helm of ISI quickly changed its name to the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. No individualism for them; conformist collectivism in the guise of “conservatism” became the stentorian order of the day.

Later when absorbed by the cancerous former Trotskyist neocons metastasizing their way through the institutional nexus of “conservative” foundations, public policy institutes, publishing concerns, ISI became even more stridently opposed to the original foundational bedrock upon which it was conceived.

Obstructionists and wreckers such as Paul Gottfried must now be purged in the name of doctrinal “political correctness,” a disingenuous concept first conceived by the Marxist left according to Wikipedia:

Historically, the term was a colloquialism used in the early-to-mid 20th century by Communists and Socialists in political debates, referring pejoratively to the Communist ‘party line’, which provided for “correct” positions on many matters of politics. The term was adopted in the later 20th century by the New Left, applied with a certain humor to condemn sexist or racist conduct as ‘not politically correct’. By the early 1990s, the term was adopted by US conservatives as a pejorative term for all manner of attempts to promote multiculturalism and identity politics, particularly, attempts to introduce new terms that sought to leave behind discriminatory baggage ostensibly attached to older ones, and conversely, to try to make older ones taboo.

In 1955, the distinguished Old Right scholar E. Merrill Root wrote his famous work, Collectivism on the Campus: The Battle for the Mind in American Colleges. That battle against collectivism is still underway but the collectivists are now marching under the scarlet banner of neoconservatism.

Today only the Mises Institute is providing the real principled intellectual opposition to this rampaging decent into collectivism on the nation’s campuses. Support their noble efforts today.

7:49 pm on August 27, 2014

War Propaganda: The Root of Evil

War propaganda is in many ways more dangerous than war. While (non-defensive) war may be pure evil, it is war propaganda that is the root of that evil. It is lubrication for the dogs of war seeking release. Offensive wars must count on propaganda to fertilize of the seed of fear, hatred, and evil sadly planted in us all.

If most Americans were not successfully made to believe that Saddam Hussein was an unhinged madman who not only had WMDs but was also responsible for 9/11, the US would not today, eleven years later, still be at war with Iraq. The same is true with all previous US wars of memory. Gaddafi was the most dangerous lunatic on earth, ditto Noriega. Imagine the warmongers’ Tweets about Arbenz or Mossadegh had that preferred weapon of the laptop brigades been invented by the 1950s.

If the public were not so susceptible to the sophisticated war Sirens bombarding them steadily from government and the media, we would not be witnessing demands for another war in the Middle East even among many who had opposed that last most unfortunate adventure. One beheading is a tragedy, a general war in which thousands or millions may die is, apparently, in the words of Stalin, a mere statistic.

The madness generated by the war-mentality was captured brilliantly today by one of the best observers of our modern and tragic scene. David Stockman points out the real madness — that of the warmongers and their propagandists — as he tells us of the US plan to bomb both ISIS in Syria AND the Assad government in Syria!

Yesterday I posted the following tweet here on LRC Blog because I thought it was the most hilarious critique of US policy I had seen in some time:

Today, thanks to David Stockman, I find out it is a serious proposal!

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7:29 pm on August 27, 2014

Horrors: Obama Hatches Plan to Explode Welfare

An article at WND, referring to the Heritage Foundation, says “the Obama administration is planning to vastly increase spending on welfare.” I have received e-mails from some conservative groups that are absolutely horrified that Obama has these plans. They are strangely silent, as is the WND writer, about how the Republicans are welfare statists just like the Democrats. It is also not pointed out the Republicans control the House and are responsible for all spending that takes place.

6:34 pm on August 27, 2014
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