by Michael Peirce
left in this country are characterized by their active support for
all those failed policies recently shrugged off by wiser people
in Eastern Europe. These are not mere "lefties," kindly
old professors with patches on the arms of their tweed jackets,
calling for more social programs for the poor. They want us to think
that though, and there is a reason for it – they want our money,
and they want our freedom. Given the track record of these so-called
"do-gooders" in other countries, it might be fair to say
that they want our very lives.
million slaughtered children would agree with that statement. These
innocents were the down payment on the coming new order.
today lives in a paradoxical state of what we might consider an
extreme neurotic frenzy – nothing is what it seems. We are, as they
say in the Matrix soundtrack, "sleeping awake."
the left, and what we might call the "other left;" that
is, the one that masquerades as the right, prattle endlessly about
freedom yet have no real taste for it. For convenience sake, I’ll
refer to these miscreants by their formal titles: democrat and republican.
do either of these parties know or care about freedom? Consider
why I called this piece "barnyard politics." The democrats
believe that freedom is somehow linked with sexual depravity and
promiscuity. The animals in the barnyard might by this standard
be considered "free." The pigs and sheep may have all
the sex they want; they just don’t get any say in what’s for dinner.
they really thought that what other people do in their bedrooms
is a private matter (as I do), they wouldn’t talk about it all the
time nor constantly try to push the boundaries of common decency.
freedom however, is tied inextricably to the ownership of private
property. Stalin knew that, yet we "free Americans" can’t
seem to grasp it. The democrats and republicans, working together
against freedom launched their ridiculous "War on Poverty"
back in the late sixties. It has destroyed economic freedom in this
country while not eliminating poverty.
those who believe in big government this was and is a marvelous
thing. Much of course, remains to be done…
you doubt my word, take a close look at the budget of the United
States, and the national debt. The cost of that ill fated "war
on poverty" is almost exactly equal to the debt, both of which
were in the neighborhood of five trillion dollars last time
I had the stomach to examine the figures. Now look at the yearly
budget and you’ll find how much is simply interest on that debt.
you proud to shell out your "contribution" as Clinton,
ever the master of euphemism, referred to confiscatory taxation.
you poor benighted souls who actually voted for Billy Jeff – ponder
those facts while you consider his claim to have "balanced
just how does having your savings destroyed by inflation and your
money confiscated for taxes help you, if you are poor?
we turn about two degrees to the right, we find the Republican Party,
dominated now by neo-conservatives who trace their origins to Leon
Trotsky. Tell me again, please, how this the right wing? I can hear
the hollow laughter echoing from the bowels of Hell as Trotsky and
Lenin consider our pretensions to freedom.
"tax relief" grudgingly allowed us under the Republicans
was in no way a real tax cut since no government programs
were gutted or even cut to pay for it. They just printed the money,
which is simply another way to tax us. Who cares if the thief steals
from your pants pocket or takes the money out of your jacket? Apparently,
Americans do, since many applauded these "tax cuts," considering
it a victory against big government.
same republicans tell us, as if we were somehow children in a government
day care center, that Islamic terrorists are attacking us because
they "hate freedom." Sure, baby, whatever…
pride themselves on seeing through high-powered sales pitches and
joke about Nigerian Internet scams, yet we have bought the biggest
lemon of them all from the most crooked used car salesmen in history
– the United States government.
and republicans together are prosecuting the dreadful War on Some
Drugs – a war that has included far more collateral damage to innocents
then even the recent forays into gunboat diplomacy. While excoriating
anyone who disagrees with them as "racists" these fine
folks have ensured that minorities are locked up in numbers that
would shame the Red Chinese at their worst. Civil liberties? Who
parties agree that fighting terrorism is a good thing – as long
as it allows them to impose ever more sanctions on Americans. I
suppose this terror war thing is worth it though – it’s been so
nice not to have to worry about terrorists anymore…
wait – you say it wasn’t Saddam Hussein who blew up the twin towers?
That it wasn’t Granny who hijacked those planes? That Osama Bin
Laden is still laughing at us and blowing up folks whenever he feels
its time to invoke that hilariously mis-named Patriot Act and make
sure that no one runs around making un-American comments like that!
The feds have after all, reminded their various alphabet agencies
to be on guard against "extremists" who invoke the constitution
of the United States in their arguments against suspension of civil
and republicans alike are brazenly allowing this country to be over-run
in a mass migration that is sinking our standard of living and destroying
the last vestiges of the Republic. All in the name of "freedom."
propaganda machine is so good, and the electorate so mind numbed
that this invasion is tolerated, even while we are strip-searched
at the airports for fear a terrorist might somehow slip through
our "security." This would be funny if it didn’t herald
the decline of our country into a third-world abyss.
are told not to worry, these millions upon millions of migrants
only want to share our "freedom" and find a better life.
In reasonable numbers, fifty odd years ago, that was not such a
preposterous statement. Now that our freedom is gone, and our "better
life" with it – it becomes obvious that both parties are lying
and pursuing an agenda different than our own.
government requires docile citizens – Americans are not that (or
didn’t used to be) so they are simply changing the make-up of the
populace to insure that we become what they want: manageable serfs,
toiling in the cotton fields for a pittance and proclaiming our
devotion to massa.
cares if that devotion is expressed in English or Spanish?
added advantage, from the perspective of government, is the massive
wave of lawlessness this mass migration has caused, and the increased
demand for social programs. Hoo boy – more cops and more bureaucrats
– that will make "freedom" ever so much the better for
all of us.
from both sides of the isle have recently claimed that this country
was founded on principles of tolerance and multi-culturalism. Americans
have accepted that lie. These same politicians control the public
schools where history, of a sort, is "taught." Were they
teaching actual history our public school educated citizens would
certainly not tolerate the abuses that we now accept as the norm.
the heck right? Just take a Ritalin and get on with the show.
I making this up? Test me. Ask your child who Tom Paine was or Patrick
Henry. Note – the question is not for home schoolers – they know
the answer. That should bother you.
have heard both parties on occasion, refer to themselves as the
"loyal opposition" when the other party is in the majority.
In our naïveté, we assumed that meant they were loyal to the republic.
Hardly –they are loyal to the principle of big government – they
vote the same way as the majority party and embrace the same wicked
ideals. They may argue about details but neither party differs on
substance. Consider NAFTA – did all Americans want that? Who was
the opposition party on that?
should have been paying attention when we allowed government to
if we put two and two together, and accept the barnyard definition
of freedom that the democrats propose and the republicans impose,
we may find that George Bush and company are not the outrageous
liars they seem to be. The one good thing I can say about the Islamic
fundamentalists is that they do oppose abortion, promiscuity, and
sexual depravity. If those things are what our freedom is
based upon, then the government claim that they hate us for our
"freedom" may actually have some substance after all.
Mr. Peirce [send
him mail] fought with the Rhodesian freedom fighters (the Ian
Smith side, of course).
© 2003 LewRockwell.com