Blog description.

Accentuating the Liberal in Classical Liberal: Advocating Ascendency of the Individual & a Politick & Literature to Fight the Rise & Rise of the Tax Surveillance State. 'Illigitum non carborundum'.

Liberty and freedom are two proud words that have been executed from the political lexicon: they were frog marched and stood before a wall of blank minds, then forcibly blindfolded, and shot, with the whimpering staccato of ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ resounding over and over. And not only did this atrocity go unreported by journalists in the mainstream media, they were in the firing squad.

The premise of this blog is simple: the Soviets thought they had equality, and welfare from cradle to grave, until the illusory free lunch of redistribution took its inevitable course, and cost them everything they had. First to go was their privacy, after that their freedom, then on being ground down to an equality of poverty only, for many of them their lives as they tried to escape a life behind the Iron Curtain. In the state-enforced common good, was found only slavery to the prison of each other's mind; instead of the caring state, they had imposed the surveillance state to keep them in line. So why are we accumulating a national debt to build the slave state again in the West? Where is the contrarian, uncomfortable literature to put the state experiment finally to rest?

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Friday, June 14, 2013

PRISM: The Huge Contradiction for the Left. Retort to Chris Trotter.

Following is something approximating the comment I have made to Chris Trotter's otherwise fine post made today, opining the size and intrusiveness of the authoritarian surveillance states now standard in the West. (I didn’t take a copy of my actual comment, and as you’ll see below, Chris isn’t going to post it).

My comment:

Chris, what would be your defence to my claim that anyone who holds the redistributive taxing state as their central ethic cannot then bemoan loss of privacy to the state?

The taxing state can only work on a single premise: that the state takes away my right to be left alone, and my privacy: this is the only way they have ‘legal’ access to my money, and via that, my effort. Every other post you make is to support, and strengthen, the existence of the surveillance state in the West. The Left’s crocodile tears over this issue, is nothing more or less than rank hypocrisy. You, Chris, and your thieving rotten ethic of a world based on need, created this damned world where the state is now a theocracy, an individual’s privacy left behind to a still-born Western classical liberalism that should’ve been our birth-right.

And note well the difference between the issues surrounding PRISM, and the as complete global surveillance state set up by the taxing authorities: the taxing surveillance state operates not to protect us from terrorism or harm, as PRISM supposedly is – and no, for the record, that does not excuse PRISM – rather, the taxing surveillance state exists only to ensure the state can take the money/effort of its own citizens; it exists solely to plunder its own citizens, as with every thug state in the twentieth century.

Chris’s reply:

To: Mark Hubbard

We've had that debate, Mark. We're not having it again.

This is not a blog for libertarian venting.


That’s alright, Chris. I understand this is yet another impossible contradiction for you. It is no wonder for me, either, that Labour and the Greens are also contradicting themselves as between their stance on Snowden, which I commend, and their stance on Peter Dunne and the leaker of the GCSB report.