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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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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Venezuela: The Death Camps of State Collectivism Not Far Off Now

Quoting today’s Press:

Venezuela’s National Assembly yesterday stripped opposition lawmaker Maria Aranguren of her immunity from prosecution for alleged corruption, clearing the way for the legislature to grant the president special power to enact laws by decree. President Maduro has said he will use the extra authority to intensify actions against opponents and businesses waging economic war trying to destabilise the country

Sadly, this is socialism, invigorated with envy and the mirage held out by leadership of a free lunch, on a quick trip to the always-destination of collectivism: authoritarian totalitarian tyranny. Under this monstrous ethic, we exist – as opposed to live - only for the lives of others, and the sacrifice of individuals en masse to the common good is a worthy thing.

It’s another statist bloodbath. When you place the common good above the life and civil rights of a single individual, all is lost. The path to every tyranny is always paved with good intentions.

Though this latest development will hardly affect Venezuelans. After Chavez took the free out of free markets, their command economy can no longer coordinate a supply of toilet paper, let alone food, so starvation will likely take out the majority before the show trials begin, and the bullets start flying.

The incredible fact is that with our welfare states and state crony capitalism creating our own disenfranchised underclass ripe for violent revolution, much of the West is on the long route to the same dark place … again.


  1. You would think that Venezuela should be a salutary lesson for all Western politicians. Unfortunately, when you attempt to defy gravity, you always experience a momentary illusion of success.

    1. It's certainly a text book example. But if you want to know the real problem, look at anonymous's comments on this thread :)