Recently social media has been abuzz about a musical performance at a Donald Trump campaign rally , which featured an all girl electronic pop group singing his praises https://www.facebook.com/FOX10Phoenix/videos/958069764241571/?pnref=story . It has been compared to such spectacles as the Nazi rally in Nuremburg , as dramatized in this scene from the film "The Book Thief" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c-n-8Li5ZE. In all fairness though , lest we forget , yours prior there was controversy when some childrten's choir , not to my knowledge even connected to the Obama for America campaign , sang a song acclaiming Barack Obama as being a great hero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtGrp5MbzAI . I think that this display in support of Pres. Obama was even more so quasi-fascisthttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wOtGr1JFCnE. I call out equally both sides of the aisle whenever I detect any creeping fascism . Even when the notion of freedom is invoked. After all , the National Socialist German Workers Party was for a time called the Freedom Movement https://en.m.wikipedia.org/.../National_Socialist_Freedom.... And as Sinclair Lewis asserted , http://quotespictures.com/.../when-fascism-comes-to.... So there , now perhaps I've simultaneously offended both Republicans and Democrats alike. But aside from a few factions of the two respective major political parties , such as for example the libertarian leaning Democratic Freedom Caucus , and the Republican Liberty Caucus , it seems to me that increasingly the one is turning into the Republican Fascist Party https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Fascist_Party , and the other the Democratic Fascist Party https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Fascist_Party . I feel that liberal fascism of the left , as well as conservative fascism of the right are both undesirable , and are characteristic of two sides of the same third positionhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Position. I believe that if you feel inclined to vote , it is usually best to vote for minor party candidates , such as those of the Green Party , on the left , and for those of my American readership whom are right-libertarians , the Libertarian Party. Both of these opposition parties I feel espouse genuine liberalism. The former social liberalism /left-libertarianism , and the latter classical liberalism / right-libertarianism.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Monday, January 4, 2016
https://www.rt.com/…/327762-armed-bundy-militia-oregon-ran…/ ,http://abcnews.go.com/…/peaceful-protest-oregon-wildlife-re…. I have multiple feelings on this. The obvious point to make is that this goes to show the insurrectionary nature of the hard right in contrast to the dissident left. It seems as if ever since the failed armed resistance of the likes of the Weather Underground , the far left has overwhelmingly come to reject invoking the right of revolution , as we've largely deemed it to be ineffective , if not unethical , especially under current circumstances . Instead we tend to favor such non-violent tactics as set forth by Gene Sharpe http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12522848 ,http://www.aeinstein.org/…/198-methods-of-nonviolent-action/. With all that being said though , my send response to this is what took so long ? Our nation has suffered under the tyrannical usurpation of secret police power since at least the George W. Bush administration , in regards to both the enaction of the P.A.T.R.I.O.T Acthttps://www.eff.org/issues/patriot-act , and the National Defense Authorization Act https://www.stopndaa.org/aboutndaa/.Plus these pieces of legislation do not merely pose a threat to civil liberty under due process of law , some dissidents have actually been targeted by the federal authorities since then . Namely these left-libertarians /anarchistshttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ctdn9xVXSo8. So where were the militias when these anti-government activists in Oregon were being repressed by the Federals ? This is of course a rhetorical question. I imagine that in the event that a Republican is elected to replace Pres. Obama , this Oath Keepers movement will fade away , just as the constitutional militia movement before it https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_Keepers ,https://en.m.wikipedia.org/…/Constitutional_militia_movement. The militia movement in the U.S.A. has an obvious ideological bias that is strictly opposed to the perceived excesses of political power coming from the left , and is willfully oblivious , at the least , if not supportive of authoritarianism of the right. This has been my impression , based upon my own personal observations as a libertarian socialist from a Christian right familial background , whom remembers the concerns that militant conservatives of the Patriot movement https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_movement had about then President Bill Clinton . These same supposed opponents to the Federal government did not however seem to be as hostile if at all to the actions of George W. Bush's presidential administration . As a final note , I am aware of an ongoing movement for regional autonomy and freedom in the Pacific Northwest , called Cascadia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/…/Cascadia_(independence_movemen…. And perhaps another civil war might not be inconceivable . However the primary problem I feel that such a revolutionary war would have is that the rebels would be trying to largely recreate the Civil War , and /or the American War of Independence , while the U.S. military machinery would be fighting using technology and tactics out of Star Wars. I seriously feel like I am living in some sort of science fiction dystopia . It's just so unreal , yet happening just the same.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2014/02/paul_horton_why_the_common_cor.html My commentary on the above linked article will be brief , as the article pretty much summed up the issue nicely. Some of my readers might be surprised that anyone on the political left would come out against the common core standards. Isn't public accountability in education a good thing ? But it is not the state implementing academic achievement goals that is my primary objection to this program. Rather it is the pressing of students , and ultimately workers, minds into the mold of the social system of corporate power that I am against. From a more specifically libertarian Marxist https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_Marxism stand point , let me quote from the Communist Manifesto . "And your education! Is not that also social, and determined by the social conditions under which you educate, by the intervention direct or indirect, of society, by means of schools, &c.? The Communists have not invented the intervention of society in education; they do but seek to alter the character of that intervention, and to rescue education from the influence of the ruling class.
The bourgeois clap-trap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parents and child, becomes all the more disgusting, the more, by the action of Modern Industry, all the family ties among the proletarians are torn asunder, and their children transformed into simple articles of commerce and instruments of labour." In other words , the bourgeoisie is attempting to use their corporate workfare state to social engineer state school students into becoming commodities of labor. The left-libertarian alternative to this would include such things as both free schools https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_school_movement , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchistic_free_school , and homeschooling , including co-operatives http://homeschool.lifetips.com/cat/64324/homeschool-co-op/index.html , http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1007633/how-to-start-a-homeschool-co-op . Then students will be empowered to freely develop as autonomous persons. But in the mean time , we libertarians , left and right , should join together across the political aisle in common opposition to the common core. like all forms of government , we feel that at all levels it should be decentralized. So in respects to public education here in America , there should by and large be community control.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/…/officials-opting-out-of-all-ma…. So my people , what do you all make of this issue ? If anyone wants my opinion , I think that Rep. Ron Paul had the best idea concerning marriage lawhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c18ct2TwmCw. But if the state were to decide it should be involved in such a matter , then my opinion would have been that they should simply issue civil unions , such as exist in France . But the Supreme Court has rendered it's decision , which is it's power to do , given it's judicial review authority http://constitution.laws.com/the-supreme-co…/judicial-review , http://law2.umkc.edu/…/proje…/ftrials/conlaw/judicialrev.htm. I suppose though that if I were a Supreme Court justice , I would not want to even grant this case certiorari https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certiorari#United_States , judging it to be too political in it's scope. But it is still my special particular obligation , as a budding paralegal , to abide by all set precedents , which the Supreme Court has the prestige to make. There will always be legal cases which we will respectively disagree with , rightly , or wrongly , in respects to the verdicts. The only powers which the President , and Congress respectively have to overturn a Supreme Court decision is to an end the constitution , such as how the 13th , and 14th amendments superseded the Dred Scott ruling , or the President can refuse to enforce it , as Andrew Jackson did , in response to Worcester v. Georgia http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/…/worcester-v-georgia-18….
Friday, August 14, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/…/ferguson-protests-police-prote…. What stood out to me in this article was how the police arrested one of the demonstrators for allegedly having a weapon , but did not do anything against the "Oathkeepers" , who seem to be an armed group of vigilantes. I think that this appears to be white privilege in action. No matter how off putting they might be , the police seem to be too intimidated to tackle the ongoing issue of white potential terrorists / insurgents. While blacks , and others deemed to be militants are routinely confronted by armored personnel , be they government agents , or private paramilitary. But let's see what would happen if people of color were to take a page from the Oathkeepers handbook , and form armed organizations themselves. Judging by what had happened with the old Black Panther Partyhttp://www.theroot.com/…/black_panthers_and_gun_control_the… , I expect that the hypocritical discrepancy would be obvious to see.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
https://homeschoolersanonymous.wordpress.com/…/comment-pag…/ I just recently heard about this tyrannical abuse of parental authority. I just wanted to give my two cents worth. First of all this demonstrates how these cults exalt the reigning household patriarch to a usurped position rivaling that of the Most High God, from a Christian standpoint. It is therefore a type of idolatry http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2012/08/christian-patriarchy-as-idolatry.html. In short , by rights, in a Christian home, the father is only authorized to enforce the commandments of the Bible, not to force his own whims upon his unfortunate subjects, under threat of domestic violence. In fact, even Islam, as relatively draconian as it might arguably be said to be, affords greater freedom than such a so called Christian patriarchy. It states, as I pointed out, that the only legitimate authority is in accordance with God's law, and must not establish any statute that exceeds the commands of God http://um-bs.com/…/02/06/what-does-islam-say-about-leaders…/. Furthermore, Islam asserts the rightful duty of a person to stand up against injustice, even against one's own father http://en.islamtoday.net/artshow-264-3195.htm. But one need not convert to Islam in order to invoke divine sanction for a revolution against oppression. As the deist Thomas Jefferson stated, "resistance to tyrants is obedience to God"http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/personal-seal , and I've found that even a good number of Christians concur http://www.washingtonsblog.com/…/god-wants-us-challenge-sup…. So I for one shall continue to withstand such oppressive legalism, by any means necessary to counter it, including as a final resort proportional violent force.. My highest obedience is to my conscience. And I'd feel ashamed if I were to be remiss in resisting any unjust figures. As the Christian revolutionary founding father Patrick Henry said, https://www.brainyquote.com/…/quotes/p/patrickhen101580.html. One final quote, this time from a more recent president ,https://www.brainyquote.com/q…/quotes/j/johnfkenn101159.html.
https://www.aclu.org/more-about-suspicious-activity-reporting In an updating of the old red squads https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_squad America is ,as ironic as it might sound, becoming more like a red fascist police state. For example, in The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) , the Stasi kept intelligence files on the people, and encouraged citizens to inform upon persons who might be disloyal to the regime https://consortiumnews.com/2015/02/03/examining-the-stasi-seeing-the-nsa/?print=print . Terrorism Liaison Officers work with fusion centers to target persons of interest to the the surveillance state, and it's secret police forces http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Government_Surveillance_of_Occupy_Movement. As I've posted before in this blog, i strongly suspect that I myself have come to the attention of the Department of Homeland Security, and that fusion centers from Ohio to Pennsylvania have me on file. I've been stopped and confronted by everyone from sheriff deputies in Ohio, to a state trooper in Pennsylvania. So I surmise that either this blog has come to their attention, given it's stated stand point of left-libertarianism/philosophical anarchism, or I keep getting mistaken as being something other than altogether white Caucasian , and therefore I stand out in by in large white bread neighborhoods. Such ethnic profiling would be be particularly pathetic however, since not only is it not an accurate, and legitimate way of identifying potential criminal threats to the community, but also as it turns out from my extensive genealogical research, I am not at all of Native American descent as I had at one time been lead to believe. So while I might look Mediterranean to some people, I'm actually mostly a mixture of German, and Scot-Irish descent, with some Anglo-Norman , just for good measure. :) So the government spooks really tend to mess up. Not only in misidentifying a persons breeding, but also in prematurely tipping off a terror suspect. Fortunately for them, I am not a dangerous enemy of the state, not yet anyway ;) . Oh, and by the way, here is a helpful tip for all my fellow political dissidents, whether of the left, or right. A way to mask your internet searchs from the prying eyes of federal trackers is to use https://duckduckgo.com/ . Search engines such as namely Google collaborate with the secret police. But so far Duck Duck Go does not. So I think that opposition figures from around the world, and not just America ( Salutations my Russian readership :) ) can evade surveillance online.