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The Real Insurrectionist

The incendiary racial arsonist Maxine Waters, who for decades has had a long history of fueling riots and civic terror by pouring rhetorical gasoline upon raging fires.

3:02 pm on April 20, 2021

Has this “Strange Creature” Invaded Your Body?

It has if you’ve been injected with the Pfizer vaccine.

2:47 pm on April 20, 2021

Jesus Doubles Down

Concerning political correctness, Jesus provides a strategy as to how to respond.  Christians and non-Christians alike can look to such examples and learn from them, and Christians especially are on the hook to do as their Master does.

You can read more here.

2:08 pm on April 20, 2021

Media Lies Exposed: Officer Sicknick And The False ‘Insurrection’ Narrative

1:02 pm on April 20, 2021

I Went Back in Time

To 2019. On a visit to southeast Georgia, I saw store clerks with no masks, hotel desk clerks with no masks, and waiters and waitresses with no masks. Even the girl who served me breakfast at my hotel (we could not get our own breakfast) did not wear a mask even though her hotel had signs on all the doors about wearing a mask to enter. What a nice thing to see people’s faces for a change. I thought it was 2019 again. Although I live in “open” Florida, the commie Democrats control all the major cities and have mask requirements. The mask compliance rate at stores I go to (always maskless) is about 98 percent even though most stores say nothing to anyone without a mask. All the Walmarts here have a mask nazi stationed at the door. Once you get past them by showing them a mask in your hand or holding one up to your face for 3 seconds, you can go right up to the managers and talk to them and they won’t say a word about having no mask. Hey Floridians: take off your masks!

12:17 pm on April 20, 2021

The AHA and Richard Dawkins

The American Humanist Association (AHA), which named Richard Dawkins as Humanist of the Year in 1996, has voted to withdraw, effective immediately, his award. His crime?

Regrettably, Richard Dawkins has over the past several years accumulated a history of making statements that use the guise of scientific discourse to demean marginalized groups, an approach antithetical to humanist values. His latest statement implies that the identities of transgender individuals are fraudulent, while also simultaneously attacking Black identity as one that can be assumed when convenient. His subsequent attempts at clarification are inadequate and convey neither sensitivity nor sincerity.

12:06 pm on April 20, 2021

Today Is Adolf Hitler’s Birthday


Hitler and Stalin: Roots of Evil — Documentary

An examination of the paranoia, cold-bloodedness, and sadism of two of the 20th century’s most brutal dictators and mass murderers: Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.

Hitler And Stalin: Parallel Lives — Book by Alan Bullock

This three part profile of the German dictator examines his rise to power, leadership of the Nazi party and eventual World War II defeat. Included: a look at his childhood and schooling; a study of his military conquests in Eastern Europe; and clips from his early speeches.

Hitler and Drugs — Documentary

Discusses the pharmacological effects of the 77 prescribed drugs by his doctor on the health and behavior of Adolf Hitler.

The classic biography of Hitler that remains, years after its publication, one of the most authoritative and readable accounts of his life.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland’s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose evil effect on the world in the twentieth century will always be felt.

Toland’s research provided one of the final opportunities for a historian to conduct personal interviews with over two hundred individuals intimately associated with Hitler. At a certain distance yet still with access to many of the people who enabled and who opposed the führer and his Third Reich, Toland strove to treat this life as if Hitler lived and died a hundred years before instead of within his own memory. From childhood and obscurity to his desperate end, Adolf Hitler emerges as, in Toland’s words, “far more complex and contradictory . . . obsessed by his dream of cleansing Europe Jews . . . a hybrid of Prometheus and Lucifer.”

Konrad Heiden’s penetrating, firsthand portrayal of Hitler’s developing career and the Nazi’s consolidation of power remains as incisive and compelling as it was when first published at the height of the Second World War. As a German citizen, Heiden watched Hitler grow from a small-time demagogue and failed revolutionary to a dangerously influential politician and finally dictator in total control of his party and eventually Germany. Starting with Hitler’s unpromising youth and first political missteps, Heiden concludes with a gripping account of the “blood purge” of June 1934, in which Hitler executed his potential rivals in the Nazi Party and confirmed his monstrous vision for Germany.

A secret wartime 281 page report, authored by Walter C. Langer in 1943. Office of Strategic Services director General William J. Donovan suggested to psychologist Walter C. Langer that a psychological profile of Adolf Hitler needed to be developed. It was hoped that an accurate study would be helpful in gaining a deeper insight into Adolf Hitler and the German people and that the study might serve as a guide for Allied propaganda activities as well as for future dealings with Hitler and the Germans. Langer produced the report, “A Psychological Analysis of Adolph Hitler: His Life and Legend,” with the help of Professor Henry A. Murray, of the Harvard Psychological Clinic, Dr. Ernst Kris, of the New School for Social Research, and Dr. Bertram D. Lewin, of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.

9:19 am on April 20, 2021

Cancel Culture is Cancer

So ‘journalists’ are stalking donors to Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal defense fund – including a paramedic who gave ten bucks. People are losing their jobs because a hacker got into the database and made the donors public.

It’s too bad that his GiveSendGo campaign maxed out and is complete, because I would like to find a way to publicly donate.  Everyone has the right to legal defense.  This new brand of totalitarianism is loathsome and needs to be publicly challenged.  This new breed of thug ‘journalists’ are nothing more than Rolfs from “The Sound of Music” acting as Neo-Nazi Brownshirts to thwart the principles of liberty and justice.

Maybe someone will start up a new fund.

Cancel culture is cancer.

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9:07 am on April 20, 2021

Martial Law in Minneapolis

Soldiers compel women who are filling their car with gas after curfew to leave the vehicle, then force them to kneel with their hands on their heads while aiming AR-15 rifles at them.

As egregious as the abuse is the fact that the corporate media completely ignores this outrage. But LRC hasn’t, thanks to Rocco Piserchia.

8:03 am on April 20, 2021

Would It Be Economically Feasible for the US to Split Up Into Two Countries?

From: diego

Sent: Friday, December 18, 2020 1:41 AM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Any recommended reading on how US states would survive after secession?

Would you have any recommendations on how US states would survive if they indeed seceded? I realize the possibility is unlikely. Most citizens would want to stay together to receive their Medicare/SS benefits from DC. Nevertheless, I ask for curiosity’s sake.

I was watching a video by Frei and Robert Barnes (constitutional lawyers). When the topic got to states seceding from the DC empire, they said it was impractical. Somehow people who argue this just don’t know how agriculture works, they said. The two lawyers agreed secession is just not practical.  Despite they are scholarly lawyers, something made me suspect they might be very wrong on the economics of US states seceding.

– diego

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3:01 am on April 20, 2021

An Austrian Analysis of Charitable Giving

From: Darren Jimenez

Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:53 PM

To: wblock@loyno.edu

Subject: Charity in Austrian Economics

Hello Professor Block,

My name is Darren , I was on the Voluntaryist Haven livestream watching you speak and mentioned something about how to email you to ask about how the Austrians explain charitable giving.

Thank You

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2:59 am on April 20, 2021

Bibliography on Austro-Libertarianism

From: Thomas Adams

Sent: Friday, December 11, 2020 5:16 PM

To: wblock@loyno.edu

Subject: Austro-Libertarian reading list?

Dear Professor Block,

I am aware of your work through the Mises Institute and have particularly enjoyed many of your speeches, debates, and interviews on YouTube; it is refreshing to see someone willing to unflinchingly challenge various hallowed socialist policies such as the minimum wage etc.

I am writing to you because I am self-educating myself in Austrian economics, and libertarian political philosophy: I have so far read Atlas Shrugged, Economics in One Lesson, and Anatomy of the State by Rothbard, and I’ve been looking for some kind of Austro-Libertarian recommended reading list online, in order that I might use it to orient my studies. I currently possess Rothbard’s ‘Man, Economy and State with Power and Market’ but I’m worried that it may be a little too advanced for me at this early stage so I’m looking for some intermediary works.

Do you know if anyone has ever put together such a basic graduated list? If so I would be much obliged if you could provide me with a link! If not, perhaps you could suggest a couple of titles in each of these two areas of libertarian theory?

I’ve no doubt that you are very busy and so I thank you in advance for taking the time to read my mail!

Best Regards,

Thomas Adams.

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2:58 am on April 20, 2021

Is It Ok To Accept Government Subsidies?

Letter 1

From: Gabriel Philbois

Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2020 1:27 PM

To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Subject: Liberating property from the state

Dear Walter,

I hope you are well.

I have been thinking about your position that liberating property from the state is not immoral. I agreed, something did not seem right about it,

Now I’ve come up with a more intricate approach, that is built on yours.

If you steal less than the amount the government took from you, that is repossession of your property/ just compensation.

If you steal more, you could be stealing from other people.

Example:

Part 1

A thief steals your wallet, as well as another man’s wallet.

Later, you find the thief, and overpower him (he is not very strong). Can you take both wallets?

Yes, you can. Because you know the second wallet is not his.

However, there is a catch.

Part 2:

The second wallet is not yours either. So if you take it, you must attempt, to your best ability, to return it to the owner.

It is analogous to finding a lost wallet on the street.

So if you repossess more property from the government than what you are owed, you must return it to other victims.

The explanation you present in your classes is part 1. I added part 2. Do you agree?

If you disagree, please prove me wrong so I can learn something.

Best regards,

Gabe.

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2:52 am on April 20, 2021

Privatizing Education

From: Domingos Santos Jr.

Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2020 5:49 PM

To: wblock@loyno.edu

Subject: Privatizing Public School Administrative Services

Professor Block–

My name is Domingos Santos.  I am a lawyer and a director at a private equity firm in Arizona.  I am considering a run for the local school board in my town in 2022 and toward that end I am reviewing research and commentary in many areas of primary and secondary education.  I am writing to ask if you have any recommendations on resources discussing the privatization of public education administrative services or, more broadly, government administrative services.

In Arizona, the move toward privatization of education is well on its way as privately run education institutions (i.e., private schools, homeschooling, and public charter schools) educate almost 40% of students in the state.  In the public school realm, the administration payroll expenses are substantial.  In my district, for example, $7.123MM of payroll and benefit costs ($81,920/full time equivalent) go to general administration, school administration and central services.  This number is inflated vs. a private sector equivalent due to a 13% of salary contribution to the state retirement system for each employee and a 100% school district paid medical insurance benefit.  So, from the perspective of low-hanging fruit for freeing up dollars for education, it seems that the administrative side of the school district is ripe for privatization.

I appreciate any resources you can direct me to.  Thank you very much,

Domingos

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2:48 am on April 20, 2021

Tucker Carlson Tonight 4/19/21


Every segment is superb, especially the one on the incendiary racial arsonist Maxine Waters, detailing her decades long history of fueling riots and civic terror by pouring rhetorical gasoline upon raging fires. Also don’t miss Glenn Greenwald discussing his latest article on establishment media lies which I posted earlier today at LRC.

10:46 pm on April 19, 2021

Glenn Greenwald: The Media Lied Repeatedly About Officer Brian Sicknick’s Death. And They Just Got Caught

The Media Lied Repeatedly About Officer Brian Sicknick’s Death. And They Just Got Caught, by Glenn Greenwald

Just as with the Russia Bounty debacle, they will never acknowledge what they did. Their audience wants to be lied to for partisan gain and emotional pleasure.

6:57 pm on April 19, 2021

Cities Run by the Demo-Bolshevik Party Machine Must Expect a Not Guilty Verdict in Minneapolis

They are reportedly boarding everything up and calling all hands on deck regarding the police, national guard, etc. in anticipation of more BLM/Antifa rioting and looting should one juror have reasonable doubt.

5:41 pm on April 19, 2021

That Clever, Sneaky, and Diabolical Ron Paul

There is a news report that Ron Paul has disguised the Fed building in D. C. as a Nike store in hopes that rioters will burn it down.  Very, very clever Ron!

Happy 8th birthday to the Ron Paul Institute today, by the way.

5:35 pm on April 19, 2021

Another Example of How Educational Stalinists Censor and Destroy Independent Thought and Enforce the Endless Repetition of Mindless Cultural Marxist Platitudes Instead

A man who changed careers to pursue his love of teaching mathematics to high school students has learned all about the Stalinist takeover of “education” in America.  While teaching at Grace Church High School in Manhattan he attended a meeting where he objected to the administration’s demand that the faculty treat all students differently according to their skin color (“critical race theory”).  He said he preferred to treat all students equally according to their accomplishments in his classroom.

For this he was condemned by the school administration as causing “harm to students” and being an enemy of “the greater good and higher truth” (aka, Marxism).  All school administrators were ordered to read a public reprimand and shaming of the man to every student.  For starters.  Only a child abuser or a communist (or both) would send his child to Grace Church High School in Manhattan.  (Thanks to Steve B.).

5:13 pm on April 19, 2021

The Passion of Joan of Arc


The Passion of Joan of Arc (French: La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc) is a 1928 French silent historical film based on the actual record of the trial of Joan of Arc. The film was directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer and stars Renée Jeanne Falconetti as Joan. It is widely regarded as a landmark of cinema, especially for its production, Dreyer’s direction and Falconetti’s performance, which is often listed as one of the finest in cinema history. The film summarizes the time that Joan of Arc was a captive of England, depicting her trial and execution. She was canonized as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church on 16 May 1920 by Pope Benedict XV in his bull Divina disponente.

5:00 pm on April 19, 2021

Häxan – Witchcraft Through The Ages


Häxan — Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen’s legendary silent film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages and early modern era suffered from the same ills as psychiatric patients diagnosed with hysteria in the film’s own time. Far from a dry dissertation on the topic, the film itself is a witches’ brew of the scary, the gross, and the darkly humorous. Christensen’s mix-and-match approach to genre anticipates gothic horror, documentary re-creation, and the essay film, making for an experience unlike anything else in the history of cinema.

The Satanic Foreign Film That Was Banned in the U.S.

Benjamin Christensen’s Häxan was part documentary and part fantasy—and considered too disturbing for public viewing.

4:43 pm on April 19, 2021

Maxine Waters: Inciting Actual Insurrection?

12:40 pm on April 19, 2021

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen Predicts 2021

In a republic which can only be based on virtue, any pity shown toward crime is a flagrant proof of treason.

— Antoine Louis Léon de Richebourg de Saint-Just

Saint-Just was a major enthusiastic leader of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution, who was himself later executed by the guillotine.

The above quote by Saint-Just is a concise summary of the Satanic philosophy of today’s Social Justice Warrior extremists and their terrorist mobs of BLM and antifa. They claim an absolute, irrefutable monopoly on virtue and see anyone who dares question their totalitarian group think as guilty of treason.

The True Face of the Left Revealed

 

11:43 pm on April 18, 2021

RFK Jr. And Children’s Health Defense Targeted by a NY State Senator To Be Kicked Off of Twitter


Great dialog/conversation between Bobby Kennedy Jr. and Naomi Wolf — includes a damning indictment of the notorious perfidy and corruption of Bill Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauchi.

4:25 pm on April 18, 2021

More Future Political Forecasts from Comic Genius

9:46 am on April 18, 2021