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.
11:43 pm on April 18, 2021 Email Charles Burris
4:25 pm on April 18, 2021
Email Charles Burris
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.
Jordan B. Peterson’s commentary on this fascinating and insightful discussion:
8:54 am on April 18, 2021 Email Charles Burris
I came across Dr. Warren Farrell’s work a few years ago, when I read Why Men Earn More (https://amzn.to/2HX3Epj), a careful study of the many reasons for the existence of the “gender pay gap,” attributed by ideologues of the identity-politics persuasion to systemic patriarchal prejudice and oppression. Farrell has recently published another book, The Boy Crisis (https://amzn.to/2wnApuy) with Dr. John Gray. We spent an intense 90 minutes discussing the crucial role played by fathers in child development, paying particular attention to play and delay of gratification. Dr. Farrell has been a target of radical left activists, who object to the conflict between his careful analysis and their unidimensional ideology. You can see an example of this here, at the University of Toronto: https://bit.ly/1eS5yHe
From: Joshua Crosby
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2020 9:42 PM
To: Walter Block <email@example.com>
Subject: Hillsdale college
Dr Block, I have a young friend who is considering studying economics at Hillsdale. I know it may be difficult for you to set aside your bias toward your department, but can you give me an evaluation on how they score between Cato-Hayek and Rothbard-Mises.org?8:37 am on April 18, 2021 Email Walter E. Block
From: Elwood Earl “Sandy” Sanders, Jr.
Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2020 3:59 PM
Subject: Open Letter to Libertarians in Georgia
I think I can already but I ask your permission to reprint (with proper attribution of course to you) at the Virginia Right blog the Open Letter to Libertarians in Georgia because there are moves to boycott the election by conservatives and I DO FULLY UNDERSTAND why in that conservatives have been, let’s say used and abused, by the GOP leaders time and time again.
Thank you for the thoughtful commentary.
Elwood Earl “Sandy” Sanders, Jr.
Walter8:35 am on April 18, 2021 Email Walter E. Block
From: Sachin Patil
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2020 12:17 AM
To: Walter Block <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Man, Economy & State
I’ve read “Man, Economy & State” twice now. I have understood some concepts & have not understood some. I have no background of Economics or Finance. I will be reading “Human Action” next. Are there any classroom lectures explaining in details MES & Human Action? I have heard Human Action podcast but it’s not explaining the books in details. Kindly let me know if there’s any.
If water is privatised there are chances of over extracting water from ground by borewell. Because cost of taking water in remote areas will be higher than extracting water from ground. In India’s Punjab state due to rampant extraction of water from tubewells (aided by wrong policies of Government) there’s danger of Punjab’s fertile land getting converted into desert within a period of 25 years of so. Will privatisation of water ensure there’s no rampant extraction of ground water? Awaiting hearing from you.
Sachin8:32 am on April 18, 2021 Email Walter E. Block
Dear Mark and Gary:
I have a bit over 600 refereed journal and law review articles, almost 30 books, and thousands (I don’t know how many, and am too busy writing more to count) of op eds. Wow: 20k articles and 70 books? You da man!
I think, possibly, I have surpassed Murray in terms of quantity of words published. I would never dare compare quality. That’s like an ordinary composer comparing quality with Mozart or Bach.
Walter8:29 am on April 18, 2021 Email Walter E. Block
From: Johnathan Brown
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2020 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: Open Letter to Libertarians in Georgia
I just finished reading your open letter to Georgia libertarians which was posted on the LRC webpage.
Block, Walter E. 2020. “Open Letter to Libertarians in Georgia.” December 5; https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/12/walter-e-block/open-letter-to-libertarians-in-georgia/
I wanted to write you simply to show my support for your position. I am one of the Georgia libertarians who voted for Shane Hazel in November. I agree with you that people like me have a moral responsibility to vote for both the Republican candidates in January. The Dems pose perhaps the greatest threat to our liberties in American history. They openly wish to force us back into lockdown and remake society in their own socialistic image. God forbid that it should happen!
Thank you for all your work to defend liberty!
Johnathan Brown8:27 am on April 18, 2021 Email Walter E. Block
I may start a pool as to when the Masked Morons will de-diaper themselves: by summer; by Christmas; or never. Boy, but the persistence from people whose fickleness is notorious (marriages that last five minutes; flitting from brand to brand online; changing jobs every couple of months) has been impressive, even if their intellects aren’t.
Glancing at his muzzled compatriots, Mark Higdon observes “one huge difference” between “20th century communism and Nazism” and “now”:
One need only look at the PR touting the previous century’s genocidal dictatorships: film, posters, etc. prominently featuring the faces of “happy” German and Soviet citizens.
Which makes the present all the more terrifying. After all, would it not be so much easier–politically–to mass-exterminate fur-less, bipedal creatures who are never allowed to show their faces? Just put COVID on the death certificates.
And Chris Sullivan forwarded this tidbit:
The US Navy’s official Twitter profile pic has a mighty eagle grasping a mighty anchor and wearing a mighty… mask?
I don’t know about you, but I’m highly reassured that as the Russian navy prepares for war under Biden’s provocations, its admiralty worries about the strength of its troops and ships while ours frets over a non-existent virus and the bits of cloth that magically stop it.11:58 am on April 17, 2021 Email Becky Akers
The police state’s newest tactic: banning Patriots from the internet “while awaiting trial. If [Beverly Hills esthetician and eyelash stylist Gina] Bisignano[, who attended the protest against the stolen election in DC on Jan. 6,] goes online while awaiting trial, she risks being jailed.”
Warning: the article that Rocco Piserchia sent reporting this outrage originally appeared in the LA Times. It goes without saying that the piece applauds the grotesquely anti-Constitutional abuse, so grab your barf-bag before reading it.
Meanwhile, as if banning Ms. Bisignano from our cyber-company weren’t infuriating enough, peruse her “crimes”:
…[she] was so present on social media that the federal criminal complaint against her practically wrote itself.
How thoughtful of her! You know, this new breed of felon is definitely an improvement over the old in that they meticulously document their murder and mayhem so Leviathan can easily arrest and prosecute them.
The story of a 52-year-old salon owner who charted a dark path of disinformation
Can’t say I didn’t warn you.
to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, where she allegedly grabbed a bullhorn and urged rioters to take up weapons, is backed by one social media post after another embedded in the Department of Justice filing.
There is Bisignano in her Louis Vuitton sweater, filmed in front of the Capitol talking about her business and hometown as the riot was getting underway. There she is again, addressing rioters with a rant about globalists, George Soros and stolen votes. And again, calling for weapons and gas masks moments before a rioter attacks an officer with what appears to be a baseball bat.
I highly doubt that interpretation, filtered as it is through the corrupt and utterly mendacious Feds as well as this hostile website, but even if she did, we are fast approaching the point at which “calling” will succumb to “using.” Our heroine is simply ahead of the curve.
So practice your aim—-and I don’t mean with cameras, which we’ll leave home next time.10:15 am on April 17, 2021 Email Becky Akers
The town of Bluffton, South Carolina and the county it is a part of, Beaufort County, have ended their mini-Mussolini mask “mandates.” How refreshing to see restaurants with signs on the door saying “masks are optional” or shopping at maskless Krogers. A few minutes away from Bluffton, right across the bridge on Rt. 278, is Hilton Head Island. There are still plenty of real southerners in Bluffton and Beaufort, but the super expensive resort town of Hilton Head has long been flooded with Neeew Yawk/New Joizy transplants. (Not that there aren’t plenty of genuine locals among all the fishermen and other working class people on the island).
I left mask-free Bluffton the past two days to go the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage golf tournament. As you cross the bridge and enter Hilton Head Island there are huge flashing signs saying “Wear a Mask. It’s the Law” and “COVID is Still a Risk.” (So is driving in Hilton Head weekend traffic, especially if one has consumed alcohol at one of the thousands of bars and restaurants on the island).
Before entering the golf course one is subjected to huge signs listing about twenty CDC regulations and more signs DEMANDING!!! that you wear a mask at all times on the golf course. The tournament organizers had dozens of volunteers walking around pushing signs in everyone’s face that said — you guessed it — wear a mask — and ordering anyone not wearing a mask to mask up.
The crowd was sparse for a PGA tour event with only 20 percent capacity . The rope line was much farther away from the fairways as was normal at PGA tournaments, and you are instructed to stand at least ten feet away even from the rope line if you are eating or drinking. My guess is that they didn’t want any spittle from hot dog munchers to fly through the air and infect a golfer with deadly COVID.
At one point I was walking on the cart path making my way to the next tee (following Davis Love III’s group) with no one around within at least a hundred yards. One of the short little volunteer Nazis appeared out of nowhere to demand that I put on a mask. I gave her the middle finger and some foul language and she scurried off.10:02 am on April 17, 2021 Email Thomas DiLorenzo
And in some cases, the only priority. To hell with academics should be their motto. A parent of an expensive New York City private school has rescued his daughter from it and has written a letter that describes in precise detail the hypocrisy and evil of academic administrators (and most faculty sheep) everywhere.
Asian-Americans are in the same boat as white heterosexual males in this regard and should be writing similar letters.
Is the dam starting to break?9:32 am on April 17, 2021 Email Thomas DiLorenzo
Yep, these cruel and destructive measures feed their egos and lust for power—-but as if that weren’t more than enough incentive, DC also pays them to imprison serfs in their homes. Here’s the execrable Head Cheese of Minnesota refusing to concede his emergency powers because the state will “lose” $35 million in “food security assistance” from the Feds:5:50 am on April 17, 2021 Email Becky Akers
In the sixty years that have passed since I began attending elementary school, through the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the JFK assassination, Vietnam, the assassinations of Malcolm X, MLK, and RFK, the Watergate Scandal, massive continuous inflation and the collapse of the Keynesian economic paradigm, the Iranian Hostage Crisis, the 1980 October Surprise Scandal, disastrous interventions in Central America, Africa, and the Middle East, the Iran-Contra Scandal, the Balkan Wars, the Clinton Impeachment, 9/11, the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, up to the Trump RussiaGate hoax, the two Trump impeachments, and the 2020 theft of the presidential election by the decrepit usurper Biden — Why would anyone believe anything these bastards tell us?
Authoritative researchers such as Peter Dale Scott and Robert Barnes have attempted to shine light on these deep events that have dramatically affected and shaped our common history and the tragic course our collective lives have been forced and manipulated.
Through it all the establishment corporate media of presstitutes and regime stenographers have piled lie upon duplicitous lie, as craven adjuncts of the deep state.
With the death of their paragon Walter Cronkite, the true collective face of the Establishment media was exposed once and for all. It was not the noble visage of an intrepid crusader for truth, but a sagging countenance, oily and obsequent by decades of lying and servility to their masters. But of course this is not how the press perceive themselves. They are not like you or me. They are a special class of beings. They are the Fourth Estate, an imaginary extension of the rigid class structure of pre-Revolutionary France from the Estates General.
In the Ancien Regime there was the clergy, the nobility, and lastly, the bourgeoisie and commoners.
The Fourth Estate see themselves on an equal par with the first two elevated classes, and above the third. It is the aristocratic notion that gentlemen and ladies of the press serve a vaunted “public interest,” and do not soil themselves with activities of a rank and sordid commercialism. Such endeavors would be a violation of their hoary journalistic ethics.
They have a public trust to enlighten the masses in their duties to their betters, those who compose the deep state and their adjunct servitors in the kept press.11:43 pm on April 16, 2021 Email Charles Burris
6:01 pm on April 16, 2021 Email Becky Akers
House of Representatives: 435
Supreme Court: 9
Add the numbers up for 546 heads of the federal government. Each one will have a target on their head once this goes hot. …
…the rats will flee once the assassinations start. My money is on retired military to kick this off. The current military structure is complicit in this coup and will not honor their oath. The only question I have is who is more culpable in the coup: the ones who seized power or the military which is bound by law to overthrow the Deep State election fraud? …
Foreign nations which want us to collapse do not have to attack us physically. Cyber warfare and agitating people here to act are more effective. American excellence and the middle class have been destroyed but that does not mean we are lost. [Director of National Intelligence] Avril Haines [who warned rulers about serfs harboring “antigovernment sentiment”] is correct: the people are the main threat to the traitors.
For an answer, we turn to Paul Sheridan, who, Ms. Anonymous informs us,
has been involved in automotive product safety for virtually his entire career. As a person who has really dedicated his life to keeping people safe, his disdain for the product liability immunity enjoyed by big pharma knows no bounds! For his work in automotive safety at great personal and professional cost, the Civil Justice Foundation awarded Paul their Civil Justice Foundation Champion Award in 2005.
Mr. Sheridan identified Anthony Fauci as key to this “COVID” operation, sounding the alarm early on to then-President Trump. Mr. Sheridan also wrote two extensive communications directly to Anthony Fauci only to be ignored. MD’s such as George C. Fareed, Brawley, California; Michael M. Jacobs, MD, MPH Pensacola, Florida; and Dr. Donald C. Pompan, Salinas, California wrote an open letter to Anthony Fauci last Aug expressing serious concerns about Fauci’s rejection of hydroxychloroquine. Ignored. Renowned and esteemed MD and epidemiologist, Dr. Harvey Risch, published two articles on the same topic last May and July, respectively. Completely ignored by the “mainstream”.
[Here’s] Mr. Sheridan’s third communication to Anthony Fauci, laying out the case for the hundreds of thousands of deaths directly connectable to him. This time, Fauci’s office attempted to reject this communication outright while Mr. Sheridan’s other two letters remain unacknowledged except for delivery confirmation.
In the first section of the file, Mr. Sheridan painstakingly and with evidence makes the case for Fauci’s direct accountability for these deaths. Please note pages 15-16, especially the text quoting Dr. Harvey Risch and his assessment of what he’s seeing playing out (“This has gone on before”) as it pertains to “America’s doctor”.
This file contains several other documents, including work by Denis Rancourt, PhD and “The Fauci/COVID Dossier” by David E. Martin, PhD. Dr. Martin’s dossier represents 22 years of research providing the basis for, among other things, additional legal action against Anthony Fauci.
I can serve on the jury: oh, please, oh please!5:13 pm on April 16, 2021 Email Becky Akers
Ms. Anonymous has “never heard of [Curtis Chang] before,” but she smelt a rat in his enthusiasm for vaccines. So she dug into his background and that of the staff at his consulting firm (ahem: didn’t consultants disappear with the 1990s?), and, what-ho:
Say it ain’t so!
Remember, Chang and his accomplices present themselves as concerned and conscientious Christians. Yet they’re really just shills for Big Pharma. Indeed, as Ms. A observes, “Chang is perfectly positioned for what he is doing because of his work w/ nonprofits & his connections to govt.”
Which are extensive, enough that he “won an Obama WH award.” That prompted our researcher to quip: “He is not a ‘Parson Goat’; he is a ‘Consultant Goat.’”
Chang is as disingenuous and corrupt as any politician. And that’s saying something.
Protestants don’t ex-communicate, but boy, this is one of those times I wish we did.4:57 pm on April 16, 2021 Email Becky Akers
The most significant Trump-era alliance is between corporate outlets and security state agencies, whose evidence-free claims they unquestioningly disseminate.
Keith Snyder tells me that he has “has absolutely NO skin in this game… I am neither Jewish nor Christian.” Nonetheless, the priest in Texas who called the cops on a congregant outraged him so vastly that he unearthed the snitch’s email: email@example.com.
I know it is impolite but I think [his inbox] should be flooded with criticism. … Same thing as here in NYC with the threatening of the Hasidic community who have been pretty good on resisting all the nonsense. … unless people put an end to this it will not stop.
May I also suggest that Roman Catholics withhold their offerings until the Church ejects these wolves from its flock? Plenty of deserving charities will more prudently use your funds than one that sics police on expectant mothers.4:28 pm on April 16, 2021 Email Becky Akers
From: Walter Block <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2020 8:17 PM
To: ‘Josh Klenoff’ ; ‘Michael Edelstein’
Cc: ‘Malcolm Greenhill’ ‘Mort Kantor’ ; ‘David Pressman’
Subject: RE: Anti-Mask
My writing on this might be of interest to you.
Block, Walter E. 2020. “A libertarian analysis of the Covid-19 pandemic.” Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 24, No. 1; https://jls.scholasticahq.com/article/17836-a-libertarian-analysis-of-the-covid-19-pandemic?auth_token=1jZ-UoctwxQnkYZLFJZR
Walter4:09 pm on April 16, 2021 Email Walter E. Block
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2020 2:43 PM
Subject: Shane Hazel should be a libertarian Ross Perot?
Shane Hazel should be a libertarian Ross Perot?
That might make sense if Gary Johnson were more than an accidental libertarian.
Bill Fargo4:05 pm on April 16, 2021 Email Walter E. Block
From: Ennis Bragg
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2020 3:07 PM
Subject: respectfully, we don’t owe you anything
Huge fan. I’ve embraced the evictionism philosophy and share it’s libertarian merits with both left and right zealots across the prolife/prochoice divide.
Just read your open letter to Georgia libertarians. I currently live in GA. I voted for Shane. I also would have voted for a Libertarian Presidential candidate over Trump if we had one worth voting for which we haven’t had since Badnarik. I honestly don’t remember if I even voted for a presidential candidate in 2008 or 2012.
Anyway, I wanted to say that implying that those of us who voted for Shane owe everyone a moral debt to support Perdue and Loeffler. In the great words of our fake pres-elect, “come on, man!” 🙂 I don’t think implying an obligation to vote a certain way or even to vote at all is going to resonate with many thick libertarians. The argument sounds too much like my mom convincing me to vote for Dole in 96 for which I had to close my eyes to do and still look back on with embarrassment.
Libertarians for Trump was an interesting organization and in some ways illustrative of the lack of national leadership in the party. I understand the idea and precept but it’s a little silly imho. Vote libertarian where it doesn’t matter…..to send a message. That message will not be heard. Many libertarians who voted for Trump weren’t doing it for the pragmatism. If so, those same libertarians would have been voting for Bush and Romney. Trump won much libertarian support because of his fearlessness to speak truth and expose posers (at least sometimes).
I suppose that for libertarians who embraced the precept of Libertarians for Trump, your call to moral obligation makes sense. But, for the rest of us, we owe you nothing but non-aggression and respect.
still a fan,
Ennis4:00 pm on April 16, 2021 Email Walter E. Block
From: Buck Johnson
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2020 8:13 AM
I have been a fan and consumer of much of your work for many years. I wanted to compliment you on your recent piece (that I found on LRC), “Open Letter to Libertarians in Georgia”.
Block, Walter E. 2020. “Open Letter to Libertarians in Georgia.” December 5; https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/12/walter-e-block/open-letter-to-libertarians-in-georgia/
The points you made are not only valid, they’re of the utmost importance right to now. I’m sure that you’ll receive plenty of pushback but I wanted to thank you for writing it.
Thank for what you do.
Death To Tyrants
Anti-Warfare, Anti-Welfare, Pro-Liberty Past guests include: Ron Paul, Tom Woods, Paul Gottfried, Lew Rockwell, Jeff Deist, Scott Horton, Ilana Mercer and more.3:56 pm on April 16, 2021 Email Walter E. Block
From: Ben Veal
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2020 12:49 PM
Subject: Counter-arguments you could have made in your debate with Richard Wolff
Dear Prof Block,
I watched with interest your online debate with Richard Wolff:
Sorry if this is teaching grandma to suck eggs, but I was a bit irked that you didn’t pick Prof Wolff up on a couple of things:
At one point Prof Wolff was arguing that the employer has far more power over the employee in any wage negotiation, and your counter argument was that this is not always the case, and the employee is always free to leave the job and look elsewhere for employment. To which he responded that it’s almost always the case that the employer has more power than the employee, even if there are a few exceptions.
A point that I think you should have made, is that it’s also almost always the case that there are many more employees than employers, and the employer is subject to the aggregate negotiating power of ALL the people she/he wants to employ; if the working conditions are too poor, or wages are too low, then nobody will want to work for the employer, and he/she will go out of business.
Another argument that I think you missed was a counter to Prof Wolff’s argument about the rich getting rich at the expense of the poor. This line of thought seems to be based on relative rather than absolute wealth, i.e. when somebody gets richer it’s automatically the case that other people become relatively poorer in comparison. But in terms of human well being (envy aside) what really matters is absolute wealth, which seems to increase faster (across all classes) in capitalist economies.
Once again, I realise that you’re probably aware of those points, but I just wanted to make sure, in case you are in any more debates like this in the future.
Dr. Veal (econometrician).3:55 pm on April 16, 2021 Email Walter E. Block