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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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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hilliary Clinton and Misogyny. Careful Confusing Criticism with Persecution.

Unfortunately the oeuvre of this Seattle Times piece is how the next US presidential race is already derailed as far as politics serving a nation is concerned:

America soon will decide whether to elect its first female president. And amid a techno-media landscape where the wall between private vitriol and public debate has been reduced to rubble, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is facing an onslaught of open misogynistic expression.

At this early stage I can mainly see the flip side of misogyny - which is the same thing - on my Twitter timeline; namely, identity politickers holding forth Clinton’s importance being (only) vote the first female president in; worse, this a slogan I’ve seen Clinton using herself as an opening gambit, so from the get-go cheapening her campaign to the political shallows. It’s a premise founded on ‘vote for a woman, any woman, just because …’ regardless of merits - when this particular woman has huge demerits starting with misremembering thus untrustworthiness, and with something much more troubling flowing from the violence and murder in Benghazi. Worse, such a platform quickly closes down necessary political debate, because its proponents in the next stride then assert that any criticism of her must arise from a deep-seated misogyny; for them there can be none of that criticism vital for a healthy democracy, because they view all criticism as persecution. This is the same agenda that has turned university campuses from the hotbed and passion of ideas and student anti-authoritarianism to ‘safe places’ where the little dears can’t have their feelings hurt.

To date I’ve not seen a single overt example of misogyny directed toward Clinton’s presidential campaign, only deserved criticism based on the facts arising from her political career.

If Americans let Generation Airhead’s identity politick desire for an identity ‘first’ decide this presidency, then they are beyond the slippery slope of Obama’s socialism to the next level of human hell. And given America’s place in the world, so, therefore, is the world.

This US election, like every other election, is about up versus down, freedom versus the continuing goose-step via the emoting booth into the nanny-hug of a Western big brother statism that suffocates individual volition, and with that, an individual's safety from a state that is no longer benign.

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