LEw Rockwell probably looked at an article that featured quote about limiting births, didn't read the article and then gave Google the argument. Springtime for Trotsky - Classic Lew Rockwell article that explains the socialist roots of modern neoconservative thought, very relevant today in regards to recent conflict. Can someone explain why "anti-state, anti-war, pro-market" "libertarian" Lew Rockwell is anti-police brutality except when said police brutality results in the deaths of black people?
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Clair Shores, Michigan, June 26 - 28, Prepare Yourself Accordingly, July 8, Stefan Molyneux is a Canadian vlogger, self-published author and self-described philosopher who began broadcasting his opinions online via his Freedomain Radio FDR website in For the first decade of its existence, this site was mainly used to amplify his views on anarcho-capitalist ideology, atheism, philosophy, anti-statism, pseudo-therapy and anti-feminism.
Molyneux has been extremely prolific in his output, publishing well over 1, podcasts and videos over the past 13 years. Molyneux also oversees a Freedomain Radio FDR community which is comprised of his patrons who have to donate money to become members. The more they donate, the more access they are granted to their guru and his works. Molyneux, who ostracized his own parents, is married to Christina Papadopoulos, a psychotherapist who rejected her parents after meeting Molyneux.
So how does Molyneux manage to persuade so many people? This matches the design of his polished FDR website, which presents the veneer of a non-partisan and professional platform. In general, however, these videos are merely performances of competence as a depth of understanding of the subjects being discussed is evidently lacking. They certainly help to distract from what is ostensibly an elaborate illusion of expertise.
He cites this and cites that, and presents it as the whole truth. It dismantles people's sense of self and replaces it with his sense of confidence about how to fix the world. Molyneux is adept at seeding his radical ideas at certain points during his sermons.
He does so in a deceptive way; immediately after uttering or endorsing some extremist viewpoint he then couches it in fragmented apologies and strawman counterarguments. This allows him to sympathize with the follower while showing them how easy it is to overcome their old reservations as he guides them to adopt his extreme view as their own. The effect is disorientating but potent.
The method of persuasion is built on a calculated disingenuousness and a farcical pretense of Socratic dialogue. This narcissistic behavior hints at a personality prone to absolutism and megalomania. In he appeared once again on Russia Today, this time as a guest of Abby Martin where he discussed the folly of the Iraq War. In contrast his July video , The Death of Canada. Prepare Yourself Accordingly, stresses ethnicity, race, culture, immigration, nationalism and the ills of multiculturalism.
What changed? Molyneux endorses their nativist, Islamophobic, ethno-nationalist immigration policies and opposition to globalists. Molyneux now believes that non-white human beings like the Pioneer Fund he singles out Hispanics and blacks are racially and genetically inferior to whites and that this above all other factors explains the present and the past. This is presented to the viewer with a grin and an air of reasonableness. Yet how much of an ideological shift was this in actuality?
While it is true While it is true that this crisis could have catapulted the island into international limelight, the current Russia-Ukraine hostilities have foreshadowed the plight of Sri Lankans facing relentless power cuts, fuel shortages, and endless hunger. In this article, I attempt to succinctly break down the Sri Lankan Economic Crisis for western audiences that may need political and historical context to fully understand the gravity of what is transpiring on this small island.
Sri Lanka was a British colony that gained independence in , albeit as a British Dominion, a status it was not able to shed until , when it became a republic and changed its name from Ceylon to Sri Lanka. Some , Tamils of Indian origin in Sri Lanka had been rendered stateless after the passing of a citizenship law in by the Ceylon Parliament. The infamous, inhumane, and sanguineous Sri Lankan Civil War was a product of armed Tamil resistance that witnessed terrorist acts by LTTE, a separatist group, and the commission of war crimes by the Sri Lankan army.
The war claimed about , lives and displaced close to a million. Anyway, in pursuit of unattainable historical thoroughness, I digress. Sri Lanka has been governed by the Rajapaksa brothers since in their current spell of governance. As glaringly nepotist as this development of events sounds, Sri Lankans had learned to live with their government until the current economic crisis. Many experts attribute the immediate origins of the current economic crisis to the hit weathered by the tourism industry in the country , which has traditionally produced the third largest chunk of foreign exchange income by sector.
Following an extremist attack during Easter in April which claimed about lives, the country witnessed a sharp decline in tourist traffic, a chain of misfortunes worsened drastically by the COVID pandemic, which devastated the economy, forcing it into a recession. This set into motion the steep downfall of Sri Lankan foreign reserves, which stands out as perhaps the sorest manifestation of the current crisis.
To understand how dwindling foreign reserves affect domestic economic conditions, and above all, the legitimacy of the current economic regime, one could regard the current discrepancy between the reserves and the debt obligations that Sri Lanka currently has. As the government inches closer toward a sovereign bond default, the prices of Sri Lankan sovereign bonds descend further, with the current risk premium associated with the bond being a whopping The entire cabinet has resigned except for the President and the Prime Minister, who are now relying on emergency powers to curb protests all over the country which are drawing Sri Lankans of all ages, classes, ethnicities, religions, and genders.
The opposition leaders have demanded resignations from the Rajapaksa brothers as people stand in lines for hours for fuel, milk, and grains. A major reason behind fuel shortages and the subsequent lack of basic items such as paper and milk is the inability of the country to import fuel, which it does not produce domestically. Not only does Sri Lanka lack the required foreign reserves, but the country has also devalued its currency in a bid to make its exports attractive and make a case before the IMF for a loan.
As a country that is running a trade deficit, facing backbreaking inflation, battling an unprecedented economic crisis, and governed by a regime that lacks the faith of the people, Sri Lanka is witnessing a crucial time in its history. That the primary export of the country is tea and the primary import refined petroleum indicates the gravity of this inflation-trade deficit-debt triangle. The International Monetary Fund and India are two immediate actors who can help alleviate the pain of this economic crisis, but if the problem is truly as structural as the ongoing protests reveal, it is doubtful how much help loans will provide without proper domestic channels.
Sri Lanka needs foreign reserves, fuel, oil, paper, and food, but above all, Sri Lanka needs a change to secure a future. Also on the ballot will be two constitutional amendments , both aimed at reducing property taxes. The issues are related. Here in the Alamo City, part of the tax we pay on the investment we put into our homes goes toward paying off that debt.
One is soaring property appraisals. This allows the municipality to pull in more revenue without raising rates. Unfortunately, they opt to spend this windfall rather than cut rates, or at least raise exemptions. In addition to the ones on the ballot in a few weeks, a couple more exemption-raising constitutional amendments were approved in November. Any reduction in this damaging tax is progress, and it puts citizens on more equitable footing with businesses that get favorable tax treatment.
My dad did exactly that when I was a kid. The fact is, those investors are looking for safer assets as a result of poor monetary policy in Washington D. The City Council practically salivates at the opportunity to take advantage of this, and other federal largesse , to spend on their pet projects. Or even better, some might use it to launch a business venture, hiring more sales tax-paying employees.
Members of council who have owned a business should know all of this. If citizens are serious about stopping municipal versions of federal omnibus spending bills, it is critical to also demand the elimination of this coercive tax. Shifting to the most efficient form of taxation would force the city to depend on the health of the economy for its spending, rather than on devalued dollars. It would have more incentive to clear excessively burdensome hurdles to commercial activity.
Otherwise, they can count on us wasting valuable time protesting appraisals, putting on workshops to teach others how to do the same, numbing ourselves to it all by outsourcing the escrow process to our mortgage lenders, etc. We should also put them in a timeout until they stop plundering our bank accounts. The Left is often assumed to be a major force against war and intervention to the point that many on the Right and Libertarians try to appeal to the left based on the agreement on the issue.
While leftists can point to a few left-wing idealogues who started Anti-War movements or protests and periods when there was a significant left-wing presence in the movements, leftists in actual positions of power have been at the forefront of warmongering U. Looking as far back as President William McKinley, the first Progressive Republican was a faux anti-imperialist who used revolutions in Latin America and southeast Asia as a pretext to expand American territories and resources which led to the Spanish-American War.
At the turn of the century, the left Liberal intellectuals, particularly in Britain, were a small minority that was drowned out within the left by those who supported British involvement in the First World War. President Woodrow Wilson drew more conservative and religious support in his re-election for keeping the country out of the war.
The quote becomes ironic when Wilson, a progressive politician, quickly joined war efforts after re-election in April when he called on Congress to declare war on Germany. He cited two incidents for this in the policy. First was the sinking of the Lusitania in the English channel, which left the harbor despite warnings of attack from both the British government and German governments if it was to enter what was currently a war zone.
Now both examples invoke some clear antagonism from Wilson and the U. S towards Germany. The first required the Lusitania to enter a war zone with a civilian ship, despite warnings from both sides that they would not be protected. Second, Germany does not propose a first strike on the U. We see much of the same with the Second World War, largely caused by the terms of the Treaty of Versailles created by Wilson. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a progressive as well, also feigned a sense of neutrality at the start of the war.
Additionally, Congressional support for Neutrality was greatest among Republicans. Again, we see that the real substantial opposition to the war came from the right, not the left, as Nixon himself in the 68 Election put a public face of condemnation for further involvement in Vietnam. Though this would ultimately be his administration that ended the war and had begun removing troops as early as This is not to say that Nixon was anti-war, far from it, but it was not the left who were the ones ending Vietnam, but the right, as it had been in the previous wars of the 20th century.
As Rothbard characterized during the election between George Bush Sr. His words remain true, even as Bush Jr. Democrats have consistently more likely to support aggressive foreign policy around the conflict than Republicans. This is especially true on the topic of No-Fly Zones, as more Democrats support them than Republicans. Though this does not mean the Republicans are completely against escalating this conflict as a Florida Republican in Congress said she supported a no-fly zone despite not knowing what it means.
Regression statistics reveal a correlation coefficient of 0. This begs explanation. For the last 14 months, the CPI and the M1 Money Supply moved in near perfect positive harmony, despite one being a price index and the other measured by the trillions. While near perfect correlation between two variables is noteworthy, it does not prove one variable caused the other.
Even if the correlation coefficient was 1. Frank Shostak writes on the limitations of quantitative economics. Finding a correlation of 0. However, it only indicates what happened. It cannot explain why. A theory is needed on how this is possible and whether it is indicative of a causal relationship.
By showing the 0. To claim this near perfect correlation to be mere coincidence ignores the known relationship between money supply and prices. Austrians note currency debasement occurs when governments or central banks engage in pro-inflation policies, inevitably leading to currency collapse. CPI and M1 have limitations but attempt to quantify ideas including the loss of purchasing power of money.
A highly positive correlation between the two is not surprising. The existence of a temporal relationship can be proven through thought experiments utilizing the history of fiat currencies. Could the CPI have risen to these new highs?
Yet no alternative factor or credible theory has been identified. To say COVID or a Putin Price Hike caused unilateral price increases is one thing, but explaining how the money supply miraculously followed suit for the last 14 months is another. This unidentified factor would have to explain the increases and co-movements between CPI and M1. Blame everything except the Federal Reserve who not only took part in expanding the money supply by many trillions of dollars in the last two years but allowed it.
The limitations in data are clear. The CPI attempts to measure the immeasurable. It cannot adequately measure the prices of all goods and services nor purchasing power; CPI exemplifies statistical bias at best. M1 money supply, prone to changes, is just one of several money supply measures.
As recently as May , the Fed changed the definition of M1. With various definitions of money supply, the concept of what constitutes money continues to be contentious. For example, a model could show that for every trillion dollars increase in the money supply, 8 points are expected to be added to the Consumer Price Index.
This is a principle of Econometrics , holding the position that the past relationship continues indefinitely, contrary to human action. Inflation is not necessary. It can and should be stopped because no amount of inflation can be considered beneficial to the public. As Mises said: Inflation is a policy. In the last World War, the United States of America beat the fascists, drew a line between freedom and the communists, and then spent the next 70 years turning into what it claimed to abhor.
There were notable milestones on that road. There was when government had swelled so large that it had to publicly announce that it could not pay for itself absent a monetary game of Three-card Monte. On August 15 of that year, gold was decoupled from the dollar. Then in , the US went full police state, a framework that it had long been marching toward in small and big ways. In , it shut down all churches, schools, and most businesses, seizing total control over life in the period known as corona communism.
Like the Reichstag Fire of February 27, , a minor, non-event — a seasonal illness — was turned into an excuse to seize power more completely. That was the normal baseline rate. In , there was not a bubonic plague level event of one-third of the population dying. There was not a decimation-under-seize level event of one-tenth of the population dying. Americans had long marched toward communism, and by some mystery, that seasonal illness became the pivotal event that society widely consented to as the moment a defining transition into corona communism would take place.
Through this all, from the time of its fight against the unfree nations all the way to its shift into an unfree nation, America consistently pushed its chief export in the post-World War Two era. Both of these claims misunderstand the significance of the American economy in the world. Its most significant export in the post-WW2 era was the regulatory framework that America pushed into virtually every corner of the globe — its abolition of financial freedom.
Washington, D. While this system captured many troublemakers, an untold number of innocents were harmed in this attack on financial freedom, a detail that was seldom mentioned by the opponents of financial freedom. Eventually, the biggest troublemaker of them all was hardest to ignore.
In time, it became known that the US government, to a virtually incomparable level, engaged in acts of terror on civilians, engaged in trafficking of narcotics, and engaged in trafficking of humans. Just as that government spoke freedom loudly while instituting tyranny, it also became all manner of evil it claimed to oppose.
Eventually, this war on financial freedom became so total that some non-American banks would not even open an account for an American citizen because of the compliance headaches it caused. Once the calling card of freedom in the world, the American passport even turned into a business liability. Far from being seen as a warning sign that such anti-financial freedom regulation had gone too far, this was an indication that some places were too free if there was competition among passports.
The regulatory regime increased in both velocity and mass. On February 24, , a minor border skirmish between virtually indistinguishable neighbors — one of dozens taking place around the globe at the time — turned into an opportunity for the United States to seize upon a new level of financial control.
Never before, not even against Nazi Germany, had such a level of economic sanctions been rolled out against a country. Russia, declared an aggressor nation by the United States in a conflict with the Ukraine, suffered crippling economic sanctions. The United States had gone about the world using the financial regulatory framework to de-bank individuals and removing them from the global economy.
This brutal de-banking of people had come to be seen as a normal and legitimate role for the US Government to play. This was a new extreme, though. The entire country of Russia was in many ways de-banked, isolated from the world economy, and massive economic ramifications occurred. The currency, the Ruble, plunged in value. In a desperate effort to prop up its currency, the Russian government responded by requiring payment in its own currency for its exported commodities.
The Russian government did an additional, uncommon thing for a post country. It tied its currency to gold, a move that was considered by leading economists to be a barbarous relic. Crippling sanctions continued, proxy war with other nations on Ukrainian soil raged, Russia was soon to be defeated, and its leader deposed by the Russian people, American media experts announced.
By April 7 of that year, the Russian currency found itself trading even higher than it had on February For the first time ever, the post-World War Two economic order — and its promises of economic destruction for all who disobeyed — had failed. No matter how much bluster you have, no matter how much talk, no matter how tough your words are, those things just can not beat gold. The U. Every country has its own interests.
But the U. Any country that The government released the latest inflation data and the results were the worst we have seen in forty years. The retail number came in at 8. An open letter to my fellow Christians My Fellow Christians — Reading two books concurrently can lead to a confluence of thought. Take, for instance, the two books I have open, the Bible specifica Dear Allan, I am an experienced airline pilot flying commercially for the airlines and have been flying for over forty years.
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Many argue that this is proof that the globalists are afraid of cryptocurrencies. On the contrary, I see this as yet another example of the. This means people have to become producers of their own necessities, and they have to construct new economies out of LOCAL producers and buyers. Early articles at crptocurrencyupdates.com and crptocurrencyupdates.com covering hyperinflations of various forms Bitcoin and other real cryptocurrencies do.