February 7, 2020 at 4:06 am GMT · 200 Words
OK lets start with one thing: the United States is NOT a democracy. For shame. How can anyone believe you if you get even this simple, obvious fact wrong?
Americans don’t want massive cheap-labor-uber-alles immigration. They don’t want to spend trillions on endless pointless winless foreign wars. They don’t want to spend tens of trillions of dollars (that’s not a misprint) on bailing out and subsidizing big finance and Wall Street. They don’t want their entire industrial base shipped to China. They don’t want “surprise medical billing.” They don’t want debt-slavery for young people whose only crime is to try to get educated and get a decent job.
But the public be damed. We are a democracy in name only.
The weakness of America is NOT ‘democracy,” because we don’t have one. The weakness of America is that our elites no longer give a damn about the nation as a whole.
And the strength of China is that, for now at least, the elites do seem to care about the overall strength of their nation.
End of story.
MEH 0910 says:
February 7, 2020 at 4:23 am GMT
—The death toll in China from the coronavirus surpasses 600
—Wuhan is told to round up infected residents for mass quarantine
—The Chinese doctor who warned of outbreak has died
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 7, 2020
February 7, 2020 at 10:22 am GMT · 100 Words
I’ve been harping on the same subject for the past twenty years, but I haven’t been able to put it into words as eloquently as Fred Reed. Really good stuff all the way through..
Elections, inevitable in democracies, are a terrible idea. An election is a competitive shooing of fools in directions profitable to those doing the shooing. Democracy is thus a mechanism for the promotion of rogues and rascals. It works. America now has a most wonderfully ineffectual and embarrassing government.
February 7, 2020 at 10:33 am GMT
And remember; if you vote, you have no right to complain!
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February 7, 2020 at 11:22 am GMT · 200 Words
As a long time [since inception] daily reader at LewRockwell.com, [an anti-state, pro-freedom site], I’d often wondered just how on earth Reed’s screeds ever got published there on a fairly regular basis when he was so obviously just [yet] another foaming at the [loud]mouth big government proponent.
This piece at Unz.com displays his incurable love of the state in spades .Comparing the “benefits” of one enormous, totalitarian national government [US] with another [China], is an exercise in futility, a pseudo-intellectual, shell game, nothing more.
Like most individuals, Reed is entirely incapable of ever understanding the true , core nature of all governments, everywhere, past present, or future:
“Because they are all ultimately funded via both direct and indirect theft [taxes], and counterfeiting [central bank monopolies], all governments are essentially, at their very cores, 100% corrupt criminal scams which cannot be “reformed”or “improved”,simply because of their innate criminal nature.” onebornfree
“Taking the State wherever found, striking into its history at any point, one sees no way to differentiate the activities of its founders, administrators and beneficiaries from those of a professional-criminal class.” Albert J. Nock
“The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic” H.L.Mencken
And so it goes….
“把政府从头看到脚，从任何一个点切入它的历史，人们看不出有什么办法可以把它的创始者、行政人员和受益者的活动同专业犯罪阶层的活动区分开来。”Albert J. Nock。
February 7, 2020 at 12:10 pm GMT
Forget the Russians!
“Democrats,” of Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi variety “are afraid that American voters are going to interfere in the 2020 election, and elect Bernie Sanders!”