Butler Shaffer: Archives
articles by Butler Shaffer on LewRockwell.com
You See Something, Say Something
As Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, and Julian Assange did.
Many Do You Know?
Butler Shaffer on other monikers of famous people.
Hath No Fury
Like a non-combatant.
How Stupid Are They?
Butler Shaffer on the Boston IQ.
vs. Women, Blacks vs. Whites, Gays vs. Straights
The State exacerbates conflict, the better to rule us, says Butler
of the Absurd in SoCal
Butler Shaffer on the one-man State.
Schools Are Black Holes
Don't drop your child into one, says Butler Shaffer.
Regime Gets More Idiotic by the Day
But young minds will defeat it, says Butler Shaffer.
the Matter With Ebenezer Scrooge?
Nothing at all, says Butler Shaffer.
Convenient for Our Overseers
Another domestic mass shooting.
Thieves Fight Theft?
Will government protect private property?
Can One Individual Do Against the State?
Plenty, says Butler Shaffer.
Brings Out the Worst
It mobilizes anti-social forces like theft, killing, parasitism,
torture, and lying.
Butler Shaffer on elections.
Infants and 'Fetuses'
Shaffer on abortion.
Guns and Other Inanimate Objects
Butler Shaffer on the Batman and Sikh shootings.
Infinity and Beyond!
Does the US empire now extend to Mars?
Can't We Be More Like Leprechauns?
Valuing our property, but loving our liberty more, says Butler Shaffer.
State Tries To Fog Your Mind
Butler Shaffer on how to clear it.
Can't Change the Political System Through Politics
Ron Paul made progress, but his campaign is over, so what now?
Southern Art Treasure Hated by the Elite
Butler Shaffer on the glory of decentralization and Alice Walton's
Constitution Is No Contract
And Butler Shaffer didn't sign it.
Scapegoat the Bully
Not when you support the State.
Truth to Power?
It's far more important to speak truth to the powerless, says Butler
Butler Shaffer on the violence of democracy.
White Rose of Freedom
It will triumph over the vicious State, says Butler Shaffer.
Belongs to the Living and Not to the Corporate State
Butler Shaffer on the message of the Ron Paul movement (and LRC).
War Propaganda Party
Only Ron Paul refuses to join.
Case for Ebenezer
Even as a bad guy, he was a good guy, thanks to the market.
I Kill You More Efficiently?
Butler Shaffer on a bureaucratic worry.
of Military Violence
Butler Shaffer on Joe Paterno, Ron Paul, and Leviathan.
the State Comes After You
Butler Shaffer on responding morally.
Butler Shaffer on Algore, Paul Krugman, and saving the state with
an "alien invasion."
Poet Speaks of Liberty
Butler Shaffer on the extraordinary Lilija Valis.
Cheers for the Casey Anthony Jurors
Butler Shaffer on the Madame Defarge lynch-mob mentality vs. justice.
Freedom and Ron Paul
Butler Shaffer talks to Lew Rockwell about how to be free, regardless
of the state.
Statists at the Grocery Store
Butler Shaffer straightens them out.
US Ministry of Truth
Bill Clinton wants one, which means even he knows the jig is up.
State's Foundations Are Collapsing
Butler Shaffer on its futile retaliations.
US Post-bin Laden
America can survive, if not the regime.
Perverted Have We Become?
Butler Shaffer on the celebration of government hit squads, and
the persecution of Manning and Assange.
Butler Shaffer on big business vs. free markets.
Unabomber in Washington
Terrorizing the world.
New Definition of 'Liberty'
Obedience to the state to keep yourself out of a cage.
Nothing the Government Says
About radiation or anything else.
That's why secession is a hot option, says Butler Shaffer.
New Math and the New Geometry
Butler Shaffer on how they’re bringing down the State.
To Think Clearly
About the criminal State.
Is the Essence of Government
Keep that in mind amidst the agitprop.
Will the Tea Party be one of them?
A revisionist look at Dickens, from Butler Shaffer.
Butler Shaffer on the latest gang of political scam artists.
State Is Distilled Violence
Advocates of liberty may not use such an evil tool.
I Do Not Vote
Butler Shaffer on another government trick.
Disrupts and Destroys
Never believe a word it says, says Butler Shaffer.
Butler Shaffer on the hate merchants vs. the Islamic cultural center.
Land Is Whose Land?
Butler Shaffer on unexamined questions and illegal immigration.
Every dime, says Butler Shaffer, federal, state, and local.
Need a 'Kill Switch'
For the state.
Regime Is Collapsing
It's McChrystal clear, says Butler Shaffer.
Butler Shaffer on antiwar movies.
Can We Enforce 'Rights'?
Without empowering those who long to regiment their neighbors, that
to the Presidential Sock Puppet
And stop thinking.
Truth About Elena Kagan
Butler Shaffer on the myth that justice is blind.
Sociopathic Dance of Politics
Butler Shaffer on the heart of the regime.
in the Streets
GOP Is To Be Condemned
For its essential criminality, and its treatment of Ron Paul.
Boobus Wake Up?
Butler Shaffer on oblivious Americans and Obama, MD.
Magic Trick From Oboudini
Butler Shaffer on the health-care chimera.
the Predator State in Charge
We are consuming our capital, which means being poor.
Butler Shaffer on conservatives.
Butler Shaffer on Texas tax suicide and peaceful resistance.
Grade, Then and Now
Butler Shaffer on the modern stupido-factories.
Nation-State Is a Typhoid Mary
Butler Shaffer on resisting the deadly virus.
Make Lies Sound Truthful'
Butler Shaffer on the purpose of political language.
Establishment Is in Crisis
How sweet it is.
Butler Shaffer defends Ebeneezer.
Your Carbon Footprint
Butler Shaffer on what you can do for freedom.
the Taliban Actually Think
Butler Shaffer on some of the people on the receiving end of democracy.
Praise of Hoaxsters
Butler Shaffer on the boy-in-a-balloon family, and other heroes.
a Brobdingnagian Statue of Madeline Albright
Taller than the Washington Monument, wider than the Pentagon.
That's just a synonym for state collectivism, says Butler Shaffer.
Newspapers in Bankruptcy
Butler Shaffer on the difficulty of sustaining enterprises devoted
the End of the World as We Know It
And Butler Shaffer feels fine.
State Is Anti-Life
See, for example, the suicides of its soldiers.
Man a Killer Ape for the Government?
No, so we better prove that notion wrong, says Butler Shaffer.
Should Have a Date With the Hangman?
Butler Shaffer on justice and American politics.
Butler Shaffer on the secret of state growth.
Life Is Destroying the Planet!
Butler Shaffer on the essence of environmentalism.
Obama's Probationary Period
Time to hold him up to examination, says Butler Shaffer.
People in Manageable Herds
A lesson in politics from Butler Shaffer.
the Collapse of Western Civilization
It's interesting, if not pleasant.
Outbreak of Order in NYC
Butler Shaffer on spontaneous order vs. dead-handed coercion.
Case for Ebenezer
Butler Shaffer on the real hero of A Christmas Carol.
Butler Shaffer on the National Republican "Trust."
Real World Order Is Chaotic
as it bothers the god-kings.
I Don't Vote
A classic from Butler Shaffer.
Rational Choice for Election Day
Indeed, the only rational choice.
World Is Bankrupt
But we don't need to follow it, says Butler Shaffer.
Siege of San Francisco
Butler Shaffer on the flying feds.
Starting with "national defense," says Butler Shaffer.
Won't They Say No?
Shaffer on the people and the parasite.
Butler Shaffer on the arrogance of a depresssion-starter.
Restraint of Trade
Shaffer's classic available again!
Deeper Meaning of the Ron Paul Campaign
And the Kent Snyder fundraising effort.
July 4th Lie
Butler Shaffer on the evil of state holidays.
and Fascists Hate Speculators
Butler Shaffer on some of our most valuable fellow beings.
Carlin, Libertarian Hero
Like Lenny Bruce, he was hounded by the state.
of the Tim Russerts
Butler Shaffer on stenographers for the regime.
Butler Shaffer attends an anti-Ron Paul convention in Minnesota.
Case for Starvation
Butler Shaffer on the environmentalists.
Butler Shaffer on private property rights.
Greater Threat Than Global Warming!
Butler Shaffer on colliding galaxies.
Way To Weaken Government
Butler Shaffer on meticulous obedience.
Shaffer on where matters stand.
State Lynch Mob
Butler Shaffer on why so many want to kill and torture.
Defense of Ebenezer Scrooge
Butler Shaffer on a misunderstood business hero.
the Shopping Mall Killers'
Butler Shaffer offends you.
Butler Shaffer on neo-fascist accusations against Ron Paul donors.
Butler Shaffer on cloud-cuckoo-land.
Butler Shaffer on an establishment fraud vs. Ron Paul.
Emperor Has No Humor
Butler Shaffer on the MIT student, airport security, and the sweatshirt
the State Is Competent
Butler Shaffer on mass murder.
Butler Shaffer remembers a libertarian original.
They Won't Impeach
It would endanger the whole scam, says Butler Shaffer.
With the State
Shaffer on a crime against self and society.
War Against Learning
Butler Shaffer on the American university.
Remnant and Ron Paul
Butler Shaffer on the shape of the future.
Your Antiwar Film Festival
More choices, from Butler Shaffer.
Great Antiwar Films
For Memorial Day.
in Free Fall
Butler Shaffer on what the state has wrought.
total state is zero protection, says Butler Shaffer.
Of the global-warmites.
Don't Believe in Private Property
Butler Shaffer on a Cold War-era myth.
a Dead Horse
Butler Shaffer on the statists.
Case for Ebeneezer
libertarian medicine, says Butler Shaffer.
the American People
Not just the White House sociopaths, says Butler Shaffer.
It's a scam, says Butler Shaffer, and an evil one.
Amish and Mark Foley
Butler Shaffer on why integrity matters.
War-Crazed Police State
Butler Shaffer on how a nation loses its soul.
Was a Conspiracy
Butler Shaffer on 9/11.
Eek, there's a
Mexican Southerner Spaniard
German Japanese Russian Korean Vietnamese
Arab under your bed!!!
End All Wars
We need only love our children and grandchildren more than the state.
Butler Shaffer on the US and the atom bomb.
Butler Shaffer on how they train us for "glory."
Price of Madness
Butler Shaffer on the results of 9/11.
Death of the American State
Not with a bang, but a whimper.
State Must Fail
The world is far too complex to be managed, says Butler Shaffer.
With His Head, Or Off With His Chains?
Butler Shaffer on the individual vs. the state.
Is What They Want
Butler Shaffer on statists of all stripes.
War on Terrorism
In the People's Republic of Virginia.
Do We Fear Our Minds?
Butler Shaffer on shutting down dissident opinion.
Butler Shaffer on V for Vendetta.
Federal Lynch Mob
Butler Shaffer on what lies ahead now.
Butler Shaffer on the best government money can buy.
Butler Shaffer on taking a byte out of free expression.
Park Is Founded on Evil
So is eminent domain.
Unfortunate Moral of Narnia
Butler Shaffer on myths, fables, fairy-tales, and the real world.
Case for Scrooge
Butler Shaffer on a businessman who got a bad rap.
Religion of the State
Worry about that horrific doctrine, not Intelligent Design, says
Deaths of Children
Butler Shaffer on being pro-life.
Strategy for Survival
As individuals, and as a people.
It's Good Enough for 'Scooter'
good enough for his bosses.
Ethics of Aggression
Spare us, Col. Boylan.
Incivility, and the State
Shaffer on irrational fear as a wrecker of civilization.
Evening With Mr. Galloway
Butler Shaffer on what one person can do.
Against the life-giving market.
vs. the People
Butler Shaffer on how the state uses crises.
Reich-Wing Attack on Cindy
Shaffer on why she’s a threat.
War Against Cindy
Butler Shaffer on tyranny pushed into a corner.
'Struggle Against Extremism'
It's about the power and pelf of the state.
Decline and Fall of Conservatism
Today, the cons celebrate madness, says Butler Shaffer.
Truth About Suicide Bombing
It's politics in action, says Butler Shaffer.
Is the State's New Scarecrow
But it won't work, says Butler Shaffer.
Butler Shaffer on who benefits from terrorist acts.
Butler Shaffer on the warmongers in hiding.
Butler Shaffer on Sen. Durbin's sin.
Withhold your consent, says Butler Shaffer.
Butler Shaffer on the state religion and its murderous acolytes.
the USSR, Then the EU, Then the US
Shaffer on the decline of centralized power structures.
Government War on Private Property
Room for Us on the Spectrum
Left and right are just two wings
of the same bird of prey, says Butler Shaffer.
Breaking Point for the State-Corporatist System
It cannot last,
US State Is Terminal
Butler Shaffer on what will become of
Time to stop feeding the state, says Butler Shaffer.
Butler Shaffer on the really dangerous drugs.
for the Government?
Then your life is far more valuable than
Is the Health of the State
Shaffer on why the criminal band that rules us delights in fiascos.
Establishment Media Are Going Down
Butler Shaffer on a victory
for truth, freedom, and the web.
Is a Sociopathic Cult
Butler Shaffer on the prognosis.
in Defense of the Status Quo
Butler Shaffer on the only kind
to worry about.
Exploitation of Soldiers
Butler Shaffer on what to do about
Case for Ebeneezer
From his defense attorney, Butler Shaffer.
Stone vs. George Bush
Only one admits to making it up, and
doesn't kill people.
Butler Shaffer on a system in crisis.
Values and Politics
Or is that moral insanity?
Butler Shaffer on Objectivism.
Rational Choice for Nov. 2nd
You know there is only one.
Individualism is part of the very structure of reality.
Is a Sickness
But you can cure yourself, says Butler Shaffer.
Butler Shaffer on our political system.
Madness of Emperor George
Butler Shaffer on what it means,
and what to do about it.
Off the Red, White, and Blue Blinders
And look at events clearly,
says Butler Shaffer.
Butler Shaffer on slave mentality and the draft.
Butler Shaffer on how to decide.
No, no. A real one. Article by Butler Shaffer.
Government Is Terrified of the People
Shaffer on our dysfunctional police state.
US Lynch Mob
Butler Shaffer on war, Martha Stewart, and the
Masses Are Asses
Butler Shaffer on the life and death of civilizations.
Commies Hate Wal-Mart
Butler Shaffer on the real nature of
the free market.
Jihad Against Wal-Mart
Butler Shaffer on anti-market monsters.
Government hates an unbridled tongue.
the War System
No thanks, says Butler Shaffer.
Right To Be Irresponsible
the whole purpose of politics, says Butler Shaffer.
Butler Shaffer on the state's current ideological
It begins in your neighborhood, says Butler Shaffer.
War on Terror Is a War of Terror
Butler Shaffer on Iraq.
for the State
Butler Shaffer on politics and the dead.
Authority Against Power
Butler Shaffer on non-violent opposition
to the state.
9/11 Commission Sideshow
It's another Warren Commission coverup.
Evil of Politics
And the nuttiest utopian scheme of them all,
Butler Shaffer on the federal scapegoat.
Circus Is Back in Town
But what if we refuse to go?
With social peace.
The environmentalists are all wet, says Butler
Me too, says Butler Shaffer. So are all civilized
men, in practice.
the Ridge Stole Christmas
Butler Shaffer on federal scares.
War Crimes Trial
Where the winners get to beat up the losers.
Boycotts and Phony Conservatives
Butler Shaffer on the dirty
hand of the state.
Butler Shaffer on the rampant prevarication that undergirds
government, and what to do about it.
State Turns Us Into Zombies
Freedom makes us human.
transgressions against property are the source of all social problems.
Ballot of Corruption
Butler Shaffer on what's in an election.
Fewer students are voting for Hitler.
to the People
Butler Shaffer on the government's blackout.
There is only one candidate for libertarians: Angelyne!
To Think About the State
Don't reform the system; walk away
to the Past
Butler Shaffer on the ridiculousness of reparations.
Butler Shaffer on the public schools.
Butler Shaffer on the nazification of America.
Humanitarian With a Machine Gun
Butler Shaffer on the unintended
consequences of good intentions.
We Stand? Let's Hope Not
That's the slogan of the booboisie.
Inherent Indecency of the State
Butler Shaffer on government
Racket Called War
Butler Shaffer on the most characteristic
state activity, and who benefits.
Just another word for the state, says Butler Shaffer.
Does Something Good
Butler Shaffer on a warning about Hitlerism.
Analysis of the Human Spirit
Butler Shaffer revisits the Luddites.
Great Lemming Race
Led by President George W. Lemming.
War Against Anger
Butler Shaffer on the real nature of the
says Butler Shaffer, but the real problem is the insanity of the state.
Butler Shaffer on human enterprises and the state.
Twain on the Neocons
Well, almost. Butler Shaffer reads the
War Against Life
The state is, by its nature, murderous.
Yourself a Bloody Little Christmas
Butler Shaffer on Christians for mass murder.
State Is in a Terminal State
Good news from Butler Shaffer.
Day: a Holiday for Fools
Voting in the US makes no more sense
than in Iraq.
A one-man nation state.
a Bogeyman Under Your Bed
Butler Shaffer on how the
state gears up for war.
Not the egoism of Ayn Rand, says Butler
and the Power of Place
Butler Shaffer on violence and
Free the San Fernando Valley! And the rest of mankind.
Individual vs. the Collective
All is far from lost, says Butler
a Police State Protect Your Liberty?
Butler Shaffer on Republican
Or we can, says Butler Shaffer, remember the
great Declaration of Independence.
Butler Shaffer's ebook on the decline and fall, and why we don't have to be included.
In practice, they are synonymous.
the sign of a civilized man, and the civilized society.
Butler Shaffer on how easily we shut our eyes.
and Politics as Entertainment
Butler Shaffer on how the state
gets us to agree.
Blame the state.
Beltway's Little Red Book
Shaffer on the delusion of limited government.
State Is a Racket
an increasingly irrelevant one.
For the Worst Aspects of the State
Social Contract and Other Myths
Shaffer on the State's various excuses for itself.
that "peacekeeping" and "law enforcement."
the Purity of Language
its relationship to liberty.
Fraud of Representative Government
Shaffer responds to "his" congressman.
To Be Free, Even Now
Shaffer on reclaiming self-ownership.
the State Own You?
do you own yourself? Article by Butler Shaffer.
Is a Conspiracy
why conspiracy theories are so unfashionable.
Butler Shaffer on
the decline and fall of our civilization, thanks to the State.
To Be Free
the State, there is much we can do to be free.
Shaffer on the real nature of the State's laws.
War II Is Finally Over
won. Article by Butler Shaffer.
Case for Optimism
letter from famed libertarian scholar, Butler Shaffer.
Sept. 11, the failure of the political model became obvous.
I Do Not Vote
is evil, says Butler Shaffer.