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Support Your Local Police?

May 11-17 was National Police Week. Many conservatives took this opportunity to say that people should support their local police. But can we oppose the defund the police movement and at the same time oppose such a blanket statement as “support your local police”? Of course we can. Never forget that it was local police who were the ones enforcing face mask and social distancing requirements. And never forget that it is local police, right now, as you read this, who are wasting taxpayer resources fighting the war on freedom known as the war on drugs.

7:53 pm on May 19, 2022

What to End Narco Tunnels?

Want to end narco tunnels? Then end the war on drugs. How ridiculous that products that Americans want have to be smuggled into the country instead of being freely transported across the border. But drugs are bad! We must stop the flow of drugs! We must stop Americans from using drugs! Not in a free society. See my 100+ articles on the drug war if you have any doubts.

7:44 pm on May 19, 2022

Buchanan and His Questions

I recently pointed out some profound questions that Pat Buchanan has asked over the years. Here are some new ones he asks:

But why would the United States consent to go to war with Russia, the largest nuclear power on earth, for violating Finland’s frontiers?

What patriot would commit his own country, in perpetuity, to go to war on behalf of another country not his own?

Why, 30 years after the Cold War ended, are we still expanding NATO?

7:33 pm on May 19, 2022

Why Not a War on Cars?

U.S. traffic deaths surged to a 16-year high in 2021 as nearly 43,000 people died in traffic accidents last year. During the same period, not a single person died from a marijuana overdose. Yet, the U.S. government has a war on marijuana but not a war on cars.

5:49 pm on May 19, 2022

Biden’s ‘Disinfo Board’ RIP? Don’t Hold Your Breath!

12:42 pm on May 19, 2022

CDC Lockdown Libertarians are Delighted

George Mason University’s Alex Tabarrok writes on Facebook that “I am delighted to be among the top 500 influential people according to Washingtonian magazine for my role in pandemic policy.  In good company with former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, New York Times writer David Leonhardt . . .”

8:56 am on May 19, 2022

The U.S. Military Can’t Con Enough Young People to Join Up

Laments Thomas W. Spoehr, a retired Army lieutenant general who is director of the Center for National Defense at—you guessed it—The Heritage Foundation. Turns out that “since the transition to an all-volunteer force in 1973,” there have only been three years “when the military services missed their recruiting goals”: 1999, 2005, and 2018. But according to military officials, 2022 is shaping up to be “arguably the most challenging recruiting year” since 1973. The Army cut its size “by 12,000 soldiers because it cannot find enough volunteers to fill its ranks.” The Navy, Marines, and Air Force are having trouble as well. I say great news.

5:09 pm on May 18, 2022

Even National Geographic

Even National Geographic has gone woke.

5:03 pm on May 18, 2022

What Do Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine, Infant Formula, and Traditional American Agriculture Have in Common?

Answer:  They are all super-competitive substitutes for products Bill Gates has invested billions and billions in — at least seven “vaccine” factories; millions of acres of farmland for plant-based “meat” businesses; non-traditional infant formula.  JP discusses this, among other topics.

1:08 pm on May 18, 2022

‘Let’s Make A Deal’ – Turkey Sets Demands For Finland/Sweden NATO Membership

12:55 pm on May 18, 2022

Maskhole Update # 18,998

This one is in an outdoor hot tub at an oceanfront resort in Cancun, Mexico.  There is no outdoor mask mandate in Cancun but the moronic and tyrannical city government of Cancun still has an indoor mask mandate.  Almost no Americans pay any attention to it, at least at this resort.  The Japanese tourists seem to be the most obediently masked up of anyone.  There are two malls within walking distance of this resort, and most merchants are ignoring the “mandate.” (I’m down here enjoying what Kamalalalalalalala Harris calls “the climate crisis”).

12:44 pm on May 18, 2022

War Comes Closer: Senate OK’s $40 Billion To Ukraine; NATO Pledges ‘Open Ended’ Support

1:14 pm on May 17, 2022

Our Existential Crisis of Being

Freedom is the genius of American civilization. Other great nations have been born in conquest. Ours began with the Declaration of Independence, and the enshrining of the idea of the natural rights of man. It was founded, not on the power of the State, but on the liberty of the individual. That principle of individual liberty has had its good days and its bad days in the United States; it’s been denied to many groups of people for far too long. But the ideal has always survived. It is our answer and our hope.

— Ed Clark, 1979

When I saw Clark deliver these powerful, seemingly timeless, and inspirational words in Los Angeles little did I suspect that decades later the United States of America would face a tragic apocalyptic period of existential doubt and disbelief in our most sacred founding principles. To vast faceless millions of the willfully ignorant, these are lifeless, empty words which are now deemed apocryphal. Drained of hope and conviction, with nameless dread and vicious nihilism replacing truth and integrity, they are plunging our world into howling madness and despair.

“We have learned well what you have taught us in your schools and universities concerning Attila; the Brethren of the Free Spirit; the Aztecs; the English Civil Wars and Peasant Revolts; the French, Russian, Chinese, Cuban, and Cambodian Revolutions; and ISIS. We are the 21st century manifestation of the savage revolt of the primitive, and we have only one ultimate goal.

“The Universe emerged out of primordial chaos, there is no transcendent god. Everything artificial or made by humans is unnatural and must be destroyed.

“Science, particularly linguistics, economics, and medicine is unnatural. Language or articulate speech is unnatural and must be abandoned. All private property and the division of labor is unnatural and must be abandoned and destroyed. Medicine goes against nature, is therefore unnatural, and must be abandoned. All human made physical structures are unnatural and must be destroyed. Homes, apartments, schools and universities, hospitals, churches and mosques, factories, restaurants, are unnatural and must be abandoned and destroyed.

“Gender, race, class and other arbitrary classification concepts are artificial and must be abandoned and destroyed. All bureaucratic attempts at creating order out the natural primordial chaos from which the Universe came are artificial, unnatural, and must be destroyed.

“The very notion of ‘civilization’ (especially Western Civilization) is an archaic, artificial construct which must be abandoned, discredited, and destroyed.

“But why stop at destroying monuments and artifacts of so-called ‘politically incorrect’ persons and events of the past. Exhume the corpses of the ‘Confederate’ dead and destroy the remains of these white supremacists. Burn the Catholic Churches, murder all these sexual-abusing clergy who promote this aberrant patriarchal artificial construct, and exhume and destroy the remains of past Catholics.

“NIHILISM – the theory that existence is senseless and meaningless, and that there is no objective ground of truth, is our ultimate goal. You have indeed taught us well.”

5:04 am on May 17, 2022

If Only Criminals Would Stop Being Criminals and Obey all the Laws . . .

. . . there would be no more mass shootings like what just occurred in Buffalo, says the Leftist, Demo-Bolshevik, “Gun-Control-Law” chorus led by the mayor of Buffalo, the New York governor, and the usual pack of creepy congressional commies like Adam Schiff.


2:28 pm on May 16, 2022

Mitch McConnell: ‘Name Russia State Sponsor Of Terrorism!’

1:06 pm on May 16, 2022

Glenn Greenwald: The Demented – and Selective – Game of Instantly Blaming Political Opponents For Mass Shootings

The Demented – and Selective – Game of Instantly Blaming Political Opponents For Mass Shootings, by Glenn Greenwald

All ideologies spawn psychopaths who kill innocents in its name. Yet only some are blamed for their violent adherents: by opportunists cravenly exploiting corpses while they still lie on the ground.

4:47 pm on May 15, 2022

Get The Real Dope on Drugs (Parts One and Two)

Get The Real Dope on Drugs  (Part One)

How The U.S. Government Created America’s Drug Problem (Amazon book list)

CIA, NATO and the Great Heroin Coup: How Miami Became the Center of International Fascism and the Murder of President Kennedy, By Cynthia Chung

The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia, by Alfred W. McCoy

The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia, is a non-fiction book on heroin trafficking in Southeast Asia, which covers the period from World War II to the Vietnam War. Published in 1972, the book was the product of eighteen months of research and at least one trip to Laos by the principal author, Alfred W. McCoy. McCoy wrote Politics of Heroin while seeking a PhD in Southeast Asian history at Yale University. Cathleen B. Read (a graduate student who spent time in the region during the war) and Leonard P. Adams II are also listed as co-authors. Arguably, Politics of Heroin’s most notable feature was its documentation of CIA complicity and aid to the Southeast Asian opium/heroin trade. The CIA actively tried to suppress this book, and the rigorous research McCoy undertook to compile and compose its explosive contents. This volume established McCoy as the premier authoritative expert in this area of scholarly research.

McCoy later updated and expanded his research, and published The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade

The first book to prove CIA and U.S. government complicity in global drug trafficking, The Politics of Heroin, includes meticulous documentation of dishonesty and dirty dealings at the highest levels from the Cold War until today. Maintaining a global perspective, this groundbreaking study details the mechanics of drug trafficking in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South and Central America. New chapters detail U.S. involvement in the narcotics trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan before and after the fall of the Taliban, and how U.S. drug policy in Central America and Colombia has increased the global supply of illicit drugs. I had an opportunity to discuss his scholarly endeavors with Dr. McCoy several years ago.

American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan by Peter Dale Scott

This provocative, thoroughly researched book explores the covert aspects of U.S. foreign policy. Prominent political analyst Peter Dale Scott marshals compelling evidence to expose the extensive growth of sanctioned but illicit violence in politics and state affairs, especially when related to America’s long-standing involvement with the global drug traffic. Beginning with Thailand in the 1950s, Americans have become inured to the CIA’s alliances with drug traffickers (and their bankers) to install and sustain right-wing governments. The pattern has repeated itself in Laos, Vietnam, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Nigeria, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama, Honduras, Turkey, Pakistan, and now Afghanistan to name only those countries dealt with in this book. Scott shows that the relationship of U.S. intelligence operators and agencies to the global drug traffic, and to other international criminal networks, deserves greater attention in the debate over the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. To date, America’s government and policies have done more to foster than to curtail the drug trade. The so-called war on terror, and in particular the war in Afghanistan, constitutes only the latest chapter in this disturbing story.

Get The Real Dope on Drugs (Part Two) —

Opium and the Politics of Gangsterism in
Nationalist China, 1927–1945, by Jonathan Marshall

T. V. Soong in Modern Chinese History: A Look At His Role in Sino-American Relations in World War II, by Tai-chun Kuo and Hsiao-ting Lin

The Soong Dynasty, by Sterling Seagrave

The Looting of Asia — Chalmers Johnson review article

Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold by Sterling Seagrave and Peggy Seagrave

Dirty Wars: French and American Piaster Profiteering in
Indochina, 1945-75, by Jonathan Marshall

Cooking the Books: The Federal Bureau of Narcotics, the
China Lobby and Cold War Propaganda, 1950-1962, by Jonathan Marshall

Yakuza: The Warlords of Japanese Organized
Crime, Lt. Bruce A. Gragert

David A. Kaplan, Yakuza: The Explosive Account of Japan’s Criminal Underworld

Warlords of Crime: Chinese Secret Societies–The New Mafia, by Gerald Posner

Martin Booth, The Dragon Syndicates: The Global Phenomenon of the Triads.

The Continued Failure of the War on Drugs – Cato Institute


10:16 pm on May 14, 2022

Signs of a False Flag

Signs of a False Flag  – From Robert Barnes

1. Asks you to respond emotionally rather than intellectually.
2. Strips the event of context, such as the contemporary factual setting, geopolitical reality, or historical awareness.
3. Demands a rush to judgment before a diligent, independent inquiry occurs.
4. Collectivizes judgment, by taking an individual event, and demands you blame an entire culture, religion, race, ancestry, community or country for it.
5. The only explicable motive offered for the offending action is irrational evil or utterly stupid immorality, as it is against the rational interest of the offender to commit the act for the reasons alleged.

1:45 pm on May 14, 2022

Glenn Greenwald Discusses Ukraine War, Hunter Biden Laptop, & Censorship With Jackson Hinkle

1:13 pm on May 14, 2022

Lucky Partners

Lucky Partners is a delightful effervescent film directed by Lewis Milestone for RKO Radio Pictures, and stars Ronald Colman and Ginger Rogers in a classic pairing from the golden era of Hollywood. Its charmingly quirky plot twists mimics the screwball comedy genre of the time. A lighthearted, feel-good movie unlike the woke nonsense produced today.


7:44 pm on May 13, 2022

The Student Loan Crisis: Yet Another Government-Created Problem

Government is not a problem-solver, but a problem multiplier. In an effort to make college “more affordable” and “more accessible,” students now live under mountains of debt. All of this credit has naturally driven up the price of going to college as well. Now government, in yet another effort to “help,” is thinking about forcing everyone else to pick up the tab. The worst words in the English language remain unchanged: “I’m from government, and I’m here to help.”

12:34 pm on May 13, 2022

Robert Barnes Explains WW1 and the Rise of Adolf Hitler

The Genocide Called World War I

The Life & Legend of Cecil Rhodes

Steve Sailer’s article posted on LRC, “Carroll Quigley’s Conspiracy Theory: The Milner Group,” is an excellent summary of the important influence in world history played by the imperialist Cecil Rhodes and his Anglosphere heirs. In the Preface to his book, The Anglo-American Establishment: From Rhodes to Cliveden, Quigley noted:

I have been told that the story I relate here would be better left untold, since it would provide ammunition for the enemies of what I admire. I do not share this view. The last thing I should wish is that anything I write could be used by the Anglophobes and isolationists of the Chicago Tribune. But I feel that the truth has a right to be told, and once told, can be an injury to no men of good will. Only by a knowledge of the errors of the past is it possible to correct the tactics of the future.

Although his book was written in 1949 it was not published until after his death in 1981. Ironically Quigley was correct concerning the contents of his expose’. As Murray N. Rothbard pointed out in his semi-autobiographical masterwork, The Betrayal of the American Right, the Midwestern voice of Old Right non-interventionism, Colonel Robert McCormick’s Chicago Tribune, published a contemporaneous series of hard-hitting muckraking articles in 1951 attacking what Rothbard described as “the Wall Street-Anglophile Establishment”: “Rhodes’ Goal: Return U.S. to British Empire,” “Rhodes Ideals Slant State Department Policies,” “Rhodes’ Wards Hawk Global Scheme in U.S.,” “Rhodes Grads Influential in Eastern Press — Aid British, Global Propaganda,” “Even Congress Not Immune to Rhodes’ Ideas,” and “OWI Propaganda Linked to Rhodes Men.” Here are my reflections concerning Carroll Quigley’s later seminal volume, Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time. Quigley was the author of two other books, The Evolution of Civilizations: An introduction to Historical Analysis; and Weapon Systems and Political Stability: A History.

Hitler Was a Communist in Early 1919

National Socialism and the Occult

2:22 am on May 13, 2022

Pelosi’s Blasphemy

Hungry babies need formula in the United States, but Nancy Pelosi appeals to the Bible to push for $40 billion for Ukraine. Said Pelosi: “When you’re home thinking about [what $40 billion to Ukraine] is all about, just think about ‘when I was hungry, you fed me’ from the Gospel of Matthew.”

8:03 pm on May 12, 2022

Smoking Gun Video Proves 2020 Was Stolen From Trump/ 2000 MULES CENSORED

Alex Jones and Robert Barnes

4:29 pm on May 12, 2022

Biden Sets New Rules On Targeting Russians

12:34 pm on May 12, 2022

The Truth Is Out There

People look around at the civil society surrounding them.

They go online or watch or listen to the daily news.

They are bewildered.

They wonder how things got to be as they are, what’s behind it all?

The documented and authoritative answers have always been there.

But these answers were elusive.

They were often found in obscure hard to locate volumes or publications.

The elite media rarely, if ever, discussed these factual issues.

Many of those media elites were party to what was being perpetrated

(as with the contemporary Russiagate attempted coup against Trump or

the kangaroo court impeachment process).

But with the birth of the Internet that is no longer the case.

Here are several books, films, and documentaries that lay it all out.

They are audacious, forthright, and shocking in their boldness.

Each one holds nothing back in telling their particular story.

This isn’t “ancient history” but documentation of the roots of the problems

which beset us.

The Truth Is Out There.

Whitney Webb and Patrick Wood discuss the historic roots of the technocratic movement, its development and relevance to current events as well as the ulterior motives behind the so-called “green” agenda and the Data-centered “religions” of Silicon Valley.

Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era — Book by Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Shock: Elon Musk’s Grandfather Was Head Of Canada’s Technocracy Movement

Made in China: The Revenge of the Nerds

7:39 am on May 12, 2022

The Crigler Show – Terrific Interview with Attorney/Political Analyst Robert Barnes

Fascinating interview with attorney/political analyst Robert Barnes that touches on the state monopolization of the professions in deference to the credentialed predatory elite, history of the roots of anarchism, internecine street theater warfare between fascists and Nazis versus communists, history of politicalized violence and criminality by grifter street thugs and sociopaths – from the Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter, police repression backlash, Soros funded leftist prosecutorial appeasement and normalization of criminality and plunder, and much, much, more. Don’t miss Barnes’ detailed realpolitik retrospect overview of Ukraine.

3:39 pm on May 11, 2022

‘Want Some Money?’ US House Passes MASSIVE $40 Billion In Ukraine Military Aid!

12:47 pm on May 11, 2022

I Read Bill Gates’ New Book (So You Don’t Have To!) – The Corbett Report

Have you read How to Prevent the Next Pandemic by Bill Gates yet? Well, I have, and let me tell you: it’s every bit as infuriating, nauseating, ridiculous, laughable and risible as you would expect. Here are the details.

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10:26 am on May 11, 2022

Glenn Greenwald: Biden Wanted $33B More For Ukraine. Congress Quickly Raised it to $40B. Who Benefits?

Biden Wanted $33B More For Ukraine. Congress Quickly Raised it to $40B. Who Benefits? by Glenn Greenwald

Tens of billions, soon to be much more, are flying out of U.S. coffers to Ukraine as Americans suffer, showing who runs the U.S. Government, and for whose benefit.

9:33 am on May 11, 2022