Episode 40 – Equilibrium (1:28:37)

TRIGGER WARNING: MUH FEELZ

Our friends from Libertopia join us again to discuss the dystopian nightmare film, Equilibrium. A movie about a totalitarian-state hell bent on stopping war and crime by stamping out human emotion (and calling war, crime and violence a different name). This is a really fun episode.

In a fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. Emotion is outlawed and human behavior is controlled by a drug, Prozium, that hinders emotion. A government official is in charge of going around and eliminating potential threats to the regime. When the official forgets to take his dose of Prozium, a whole new world is opened up to him and he takes on the establishment that he’s supposed to be working for.

Here is the Google Description:

In a futuristic world, a regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. Clerick John Preston (Christian Bale) is a top-ranking government agent responsible for destroying those who resist these rules. When he misses a dose of Prozium, a mind-altering drug that hinders emotion, Preston, who has been trained to enforce strict laws of the new regime, suddenly becomes the one capable of overthrowing it.

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CNN’s Ugly Behavior

By Morten Rolland


CNN scrambles to cover themselves during the 4D-chess match they can’t seem to understand:  http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/04/politics/kfile-reddit-user-trump-tweet/index.html


How appropriate: fake wrestling with fake news

“His ugly behavior”!? You are the only one with an ugly behavior here, CNN! You are threatening to dox a kid for making a joke gif about a huge media company (which, btw, means you’re blackmailing him for using his freedom of speech) – a world wide giant felt intimidated by a kid on Reddit and had to shut him down? Wtf is up with that! This is absolutely insanity!

You disgust me, CNN. You are a bunch of hateful, worthless, lying assholes, and I hope you will go bankrupt as soon as possible. All CNN journalists should be without a job, effective immediately. Your days of relevance are over.

To quote Thomas Jefferson:

“I deplore the putrid state into which our newspapers have passed and the malignity, the vulgarity, and mendacious spirit of those who write for them… These ordure’s are rapidly depraving the public taste and lessening its relish for sound food. As vehicles of information and a curb on our functionaries, they have rendered themselves useless by forfeiting all title to belief.”

And by newspapers, he most certainly meant companies like yours, CNN.

How to Lose Credibility for Dummies

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Physical Removal – Separating the Facts from the Perversions

Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Augusto Pinochet, and the Alt-Right Trolls

By Jakob Hörngren


The meme warriors from 4chan have revolutionized the art of meme warfare, and in the process of doing so; prominent libertarian scholars have appeared frequently together with fascist leaning military dictators, in what I would call the “alt-right meme circus”.

Memeing Gone Rampant

The helicopter is warmed up, photoshoped into the image are the faces of Augusto Pinochet (the former Chilean dictator) and Hans-Hermann Hoppe (Austrian economist and libertarian theorist) replacing the original caricature faces. Loaded onto the helicopter are a few communists or antifa social justice activists. Pepe the frog furthermore drags the commies onto the helicopter, and the helicopter carries the flag of Kekistan (an invented kingdom).

The text on the meme reads, “Hoppe’s physical removal service”, or “The Hoppean helicopter ride”, or “Free Kekistan!” Does this scenario sound familiar to you?

If you identify yourself as an anarcho-capitalist libertarian then you have certainly been exposed to the literature of Hans-Hermann Hoppe, and you might laugh in amusement at this type of weaponized autism put forward by the alt-right internet trolls.

While the perversion of Hoppe’s argumentation ethics is entertaining in a warped sort of way, it is understandable that some people could be deceived by this distortion of Hoppe’s arguments, and as a consequence obtain a twisted interpretation of one of the greatest heroes for the cause of liberty.

Physical Removal

In order to clear up the confusion regarding the controversy around Hoppe, we need to look closer at his argumentation ethics, and frame the issue given the presumed conditions from which Hoppe derives his reasoning. In his masterpiece, Democracy – The God That Failed, Hoppe famously claims that:

“in a covenant…among proprietor and community tenants for the purpose of protecting their private property, no such thing as a right to free (unlimited) speech exists”

because some people might promote ideas that would disturb the naturally established covenant and destabilize the covenant’s asserted protection of private property, concepts such as “democracy and communism”.

Hoppe furthermore goes on to argue that “there can be no tolerance toward democrats and communists in a libertarian social order” and the conclusion is that the alleged enemies of private property preservation “will have to be physically separated and removed from society”, so to speak.

The idea of “physical removal” is coming from the aforementioned statements. These statements, when taken out of context can be widely misunderstood. Continue reading “Physical Removal – Separating the Facts from the Perversions”

Official Actual Anarchy Response on Syria

New boss, same as the old boss.

If you were silent with Obama droning every day of his administration, but hated Bush for doing similar things – you are a hypocrite.

Obama bombed 7 countries in 8 years. It doesn’t matter if it’s a democrat or a republican.

If you were OK with Bush “defending our freedom” with war crimes on the other side of the world (how did our freedom get over there?), but hated Obama for his war crimes – you are a hypocrite.

Bush declared war on Iraq and Afghanistan, using depleted uranium munitions (chemical weapons anyone?)

If you cheered Trump and voted for him because Hillary was campaigning on being a bigger warmonger – not bad.

 

But he’s a hypocrite now.

 

 

If the last statement applies to you, and you now support these attacks – you are a hypocrite too.

We believe that all aggression is wrong and immoral, no matter which little letter is next to the name on a campaign sign.  They both love war because there’s money to be made and power to be had.

In fact, we believe this applies to the individual and that special ceremonies or costumes does not change it.

If it is immoral for one, it is still immoral for the many.

The non-aggression principle is the test to measure when force is justified.

We are not pacifists here. We believe in self-defense.

However, we also believe that the very nature of the State is force embodied and is immoral. It ought not exist and without it the concentration of violence would be diminished by a factor of damn near infinity.

We condemn these acts of war.

Racists and Snowflakes and Elephants!

How Hysteria Distracts from Legitimate Criticisms of the Trump Administration

By Hinton Bowers

When one thinks of mass hysteria, many events in world history leap to mind. From the hanging of witches in Salem, Massachusetts, to the British invasion of Beatle-mania… the most recent panic inducing event (for the left anyway), but certainly not the last, was the election of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States: 

These are only a couple of the overreactions that have been happening daily in this post election cycle, as leftists whip themselves up into a near psychological frenzy, asking: “How could this have happened?” The only explanation? “Racists elected him!” Never-mind the fact that the rust belt has been hollowing-out for years economically, or that middle income people are being squeezed by rising healthcare costs and stagnant wages. “It has to be the Nazis!”

Of course, the facts refute this claim, as several studies show that the same swing vote going for Obama in ’12 went to Trump in ’16; my word, Klan membership must have skyrocketed on November 8th! Continue reading “Racists and Snowflakes and Elephants!”

USE YOUR WORDS

How Political Violence Makes Us All Slaves

By Hinton Bowers


Slavery was always a hotly contested and controversial issue going back to the founding of the US republic. It’s detractors claiming, rightly, that it denies not just life, or liberty, or the pursuit of happiness, but all three.

These tensions eventually helped lead to the outbreak of state violence known as the American Civil War, but it was arguably precipitated by a very personal event in the spring of 1856…

Out-spoken abolitionist Charles Sumner, a senator from Massachusetts, had changed his party several times over the issue of slavery. Though abolitionists were generally disliked by the public ‘at large’ for inflaming tensions between the north and the south; on this day,  and perhaps unwittingly, Sumner instigated once again for personal liberty. By giving his famous CRIME AGAINST KANSAS speech, he was attempting to block the state-sanctioned expansion of slavery into that territory. Sumner’s speeches were usually fiery and this one was no exception, but then Sumner said something a little different:

“The senator from South Carolina has read many books of chivalry, and believes himself a chivalrous knight with sentiments of honor and courage. Of course he has chosen a mistress — who, though ugly to others, is always lovely to him; — I mean the harlot, slavery.”

Targeting a sponsor of the Kansas pro-slavery bill, Sumner went personal, attacking Andrew Butler, accusing him of both delusion and sexual deviance, this ‘ruffled the feathers’ of many, but as history would record, it was Butlers’ cousin who would take it the most personally… Continue reading “USE YOUR WORDS”

Impeachment Talks Distract from the Real Conversation that is Needed

Countable posted a new video today titled, “Impeach the President!” Rhetoric or Reality? Embedded below.

Following in the footsteps of the media’s ‘Hysteria over Everything’ campaign, calls to impeach Trump are bubbling up in the media. The push for impeachment is a political tool to tarnish the reputation of the sitting president because it serves multiple functions.

First, it reinforces the confirmation bias in half the nation who voted for the other guy/gal. Everything the other team does is evil and the presence of the Impeach Trump headline reinforces them that they are the correct team, the moral team.

Secondly, it allows for political opposition to create their Lists of Evil. Every President has had this. Compare:

If you opposed George W Bush you could easily rattle off:

  • Waterboarding
  • Iraqi WMD lies
  • Bagram torture and prisoner abuse
  • The Plame affair
  • ‘Mission Accomplished’
  • The Great Recession
  • The Hurricane Katrina flyover
  • Abu Ghraib
  • Dismissal of United States Attorneys
  • GITMO detention program
  • Suspension of Habeas Corpus
  • ATF gunwalking scandal
  • Administration payment of columnists
  • Domestiv Spying and Wiretapping
  • war crimes

For Obama:

  • Operation Fast and Furious
  • Benghazi
  • Eric Holder held in contempt of Congress
  • Spying on journalists
  • The IRS targeting conservative groups
  • The great “stimulus” heist
  • The Pigford scandal
  • NSA spying scandal and Clapper lying to Congress
  • Iran nuclear deal and ransom payment
  • The GSA scandal
  • Polluting the Colorado River
  • The VA death-list scandal
  • Solyndra
  • Secret Service Colombian Hookers
  • Government Shutdown Theater closing memorials and parks
  • war crimes

Both presidents lined the pockets of the military industrial complex. Both destroyed individual civil liberties. Both increased the size and scope of government. Both doubled the national debt.

​If you naturally agree with one list and resist the other maybe it’s time to ‘diversify your portfolio’ and find more outlets of information. Neither party is interested in the behavior of the President unless he belongs to the opposing party. In the political spectrum, there is not much difference between Democrats and Republicans, despite the common belief that they are the only two choices and polar opposites.

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Knock that Chip off Your Shoulders, Pussies!

By Dissident Mama


From feminism to BLM, mass immigration to LGBT, and environmania to egalitarianism, there’s one intrinsically sick and demented characteristic that all modern leftist movements share: a gigantic ego-maniacal chip on their shoulders. It weighs down the ideologues with hubris, draining out any common sense they may be able to muster under normal circumstances.

It strangles them with an sense of entitlement, inflating their pride to an unbearable level for both them and the people to which they subject their self-centeredness. It inhibits their rational thinking, propelling them into a perpetual stupor of anger and admiration for whatever is the trendy cause du jour. It suspends their critical thinking, making them susceptible to the snake-oil chicanery of the social-justice cultists.

Basically, this obsessive self-absorption renders them stupid, angry as hell, and willing accomplices in the perpetuation of all sorts of hateful, illogical, sexist, and racist movements that spawn from the poisonous roots of progressivism. And this leads to a few irrational conclusions drawn by the participants in the A Day Without Women march happening this Wednesday.

It allows them a clear conscience taking part in an event organized by diabolical dames, like Maoist Tithi Battacharya, Stalinist and accessory-to-murder Angela Davis, and convicted terrorist and murderer Rasmea Yousef Odeh. These are some scary, totalitarian bitches, y’all. (And don’t let the fake-news promoters at Snopes tell you otherwise.)

It gives them carte blanche to spew lies, twist facts, ignore authentic injustices, and insult rational opposition to their tyrannical messages. It grows in them a feeling of moral superiority, as was seen in the recent stunt by female House Democrats, wearing white to Trump’s address to Congress as an “emblem of purity, symboliz[ing] the quality of our purpose.”

As their supposed tribute to the suffragists, these fems say the move was representative of their beloved “right to vote.” Yet, it was that very political franchise that determined Trump as winner. Continue reading “Knock that Chip off Your Shoulders, Pussies!”

DEVELOPING – Reports of Riots in Sweden

From someone who actually lives in Stockholm

EDIT

Yes, with one minor correction. I don’t live in Sweden anymore. I was born and raised there, and I have family living there. I do follow Sweden closely because it’s my home country, but thank goodness I do not live there anymore.

In Stockholm specifically, which is my hometown


I have an open offer for them to write an article for us here, but they want to make sure they have the facts straight first.

I can, but probably have to wait till tomorrow, because it’s not all clear how this played out, and what the triggers were? I’m sure it will be even worse than from what I know now, once I get all the facts straight.

Here is their article:

http://www.actualanarchy.com/2017/02/21/donald-trumps-sixth-sense-and-the-case-of-sweden/


Riots in Stockholm tonight. 10-12 cars burning, rocks being thrown at police, firefighters, and paramedics. Donald Trump was able to predict the future with his obscure comment the other day. The world has gone mad, and Sweden has a greater number of “no go” zones than, for example Chicago. Forced integration and multiculturalism has been such a huge failure.

Rinkeby, a southern suburb of Stockholm, with almost 100% immigrant population, is in flames after an arrest warrant was carried out by the Stockholm police department. It’s a total mess.

Sweden took in more than 160K immigrants in 2016 alone. Sexual assaults and rape crimes have gone up factorial (steeper than exponential). South-East Bronx is considered safer than these neighborhoods in Sweden.

In response to a question about Trump’s recent remarks regarding crime in Sweden related to immigration:

Yep, it’s like really embarrassing for Sweden too. The Swedish state authorities had demanded an explanation of what he meant with his comment, and now this happened…..