Thursday, July 29, 2010

Let's be good

As C.S. Lewis wrote in Chronicles of Narnia, "Life is difficult, so let us be good to each other." 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Some simple truths

Ronald Hoehn July 14, 2010 at 10:03 am

Once one understands that real world facts can not be supported by imaginary concepts all things become simplified.
Money does not grow on trees
Printing money devaluates worth already gained.
Misdirected value by mandate assures failure, rather than just chancing it.
Falsifying reports to hide investment implications sets up larger failures.
Restricting human invention and rewards stifles investments.
Politicizing reality rather than facing it demonstrates a type of insanity that breeds further fabrication of truths.
Dung is the fertilizer of liars and grows more weeds of deception than real fruits resulting in starvation of true principles.
Statistics can be shaped to mean anything.
Reality is usual obvious, yet not many really want to see it or believe in it as it would take sacrifice and commitment to apply it.
Truths can be made simple or complex depending on who you are trying to alienate or embrace.
Deception is a ploy as much as knowledge is a worth.
Value is insured by a commitment to it.
Natural market pressures are good.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."
John Lennon

It used to be the other way round

I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?
John Lennon


Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once offered a bit of advice to a youngster whose

ambitions included a seat in Parliament. "The first lesson that you must learn," he told the chap, "is

[that] when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer

babies died when I was prime minister than when anyone else was prime minister. That is a political


-Government by the Numbers: Reliable or Not? (K. Daniel Glover, Intellectual Capital)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The tyranny of the judges

Murray Rothbard explains: "... One of the fatal flaws in the concept of "limited" government is the judiciary. Endowed with the compulsory monopoly of the vital power of deciding disputes, of ultimately deciding who can wield force and how much can be wielded, the government judiciary sits as an unchecked and unlimited tyrant.
Pledged to preside over the rule of law, law that is supposed to apply to everyman, the judges themselvesare yet above the law and free from its sanctions and limitations. When clothed in the robes of his office, the judge can do no legal wrong and is therefore immune from the law itself..."

Friday, July 9, 2010

Believe or not

Global Governance and World Order Studies

Posted by Charles Burris on July 9, 2010 02:50 PM
I want to call to the special attention of LRC readers three exceptional articles by Andrew Gavin Marshall on “The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom,” here, here, and here.  This series of excellent essays combine a remarkable synthesis of background historical research with original insights and dire warnings of future consequences if past and present trends continue unabated.
There are those in academia and the elite news media who characterize anyone who raises the impending spectre of a coming “New World Order” as a “conspiracy theorist.” Such “researchers” who attempt to document plans for the implementation of an authoritarian world government with far-reaching  political and financial control are simply delusional and suffer from status anxiety, psychological projection,  fusion paranoia, conspiracism, or producerism.  Since historian Richard Hofstadter’s Ur-text in the field, The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays, was published in 1965 (following the Goldwater presidential campaign debacle); a thriving sub-genre of debunking screeds have appeared in the academic and popular press attacking these alleged “conspiracy theorists.”
This has been exceedingly disingenuous and deceptive.  During this same period we saw the emergence at universities coast-to-coast of what has been labeled “World Order Studies.”  For over twenty five years I have had a copy of Peace and World Order Studies:  A Curriculum Guide, published in 1978.  It is 476 pages in length, and is a collection of introductory essays, course outlines or syllabi from university faculty across the nation (along with a bibliography of books and periodicals) for teaching global studies leading to the implementation of a New World Order.  It was published by The Institute for World Order, and contains the following acknowledgement:
“Very special thanks are due, also, to the Rockefeller Foundation without whose generous support neither this curriculum guide nor its forthcoming companion manual (Global Interdependence and Human Survival:  An Introduction to World Order Studies) would have been possible.”
Kinda lets the old cat outta the bag, doesn’t it David?
This academic brainwashing and disinformation campaign has been going on for decades.
Murray Rothbard’s Rockefeller World Empire (RWE) is simply the New World Order (NWO).

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The wisdom of Warren Buffett

The power of unconditional love. I mean, there is no power on earth like unconditional love. And I think that if you offered that to your child, I mean you’re 90 percent of the way home. There may be days when you don’t feel like it, it’s not uncritical love, that’s a different animal, but to know you can always come back, that is huge in life. That takes you a long, long way. And I would say that every parent out there that can extend that to their child at an early age, it’s going to make for  a better human being.
Buffett spoke from Sun Valley, Idaho, while attending the Allen & Company conference, an annual gathering of technology and media leaders.
Buffett, one of the most successful investors of our age, is known as the "Oracle of Omaha" for his wide-ranging views on economic, political and cultural issues.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


" I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America. "
Alexis de Tocqueville, 1805-1859, French political thinker and author of Democracy in America