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The Pragmatic Musings of an American Nobody Trying Not to be Evil, by Doug “Uncola” Lynn

The evil ones want to wipe out not just commitment to the nation’s founding principles, but memory of what those principles are. From Doug “Uncola” Lynn at theburningplatform.com:

You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones. Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor…

– Ezekiel 28: 15-17

To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Originator of God’s creation. I know your deeds; you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were one or the other! So because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to vomit you out of My mouth!  You say, ‘I am rich; I have grown wealthy and need nothing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.

– Revelation 3:14-17

It’s been said the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn’t exist. And, subsequently, perhaps the next greatest deception ever perpetrated on earth occurred when Fractional Reserve Banking was invented to create money out of nothing. Bubbles are created from thin air; as are the dreams of those who measure wealth by the fading fumes of fiat currency.

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Will that be a Porsche or a Pony? On the Road to Political Nihilism, by Francis Marion

All roads lead to the same destination; only the travel time varies. From Francis Marion at theburningplatform.com:

I can’t believe it’s been twenty two years since I wrote this. I’m altering it (a lot) because I was in my mid twenties when I first wrote it and a lot has changed since then. 

Perhaps I’m being cynical but it seems to me that the main difference between most political ideologies, primarily conservatism and liberalism, is rate of speed, that is that one moves faster than the other towards the demise of our existence as a free people. The platforms put forth by either side reflect less and less a concrete difference in principle and more and more a differing in opinion regarding just how quickly the chains of slavery should be fastened.

Canada is an excellent example of this phenomena as politics can best be summed up in one way: The Liberals believe that the road to hell is best traveled in a Porsche at top speed; the Conservatives prefer to get there in a Pony. The problem is they are both on the same damn road.

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The Principled Difference Could Make all the Difference, by Eric Peters

Eric Peters pinpoints Donald Trump’s biggest failing as a politician, and South Dakota governor Kristi Noem’s greatest strength. From Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

 

I listened to South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s speech yesterday; such a contrast – such a tonic for the intellect – vs. the bloviating, belittling incoherence of the Orange Fail.

She elaborated principles, something the OF seems unable to do, probably because he hasn’t got any. I do not mean that as an insult. I mean it as characteristic of many Americans of the Republican persuasion especially, who do not consider particular things in abstract/conceptual terms; who “go with their gut” and “know what they mean.”

Which leaves their meaning as vaporous as a Scottish mist.

The OF failed for exactly this reason. He was defenseless against the principles of the Left. He could not fight the weaponization of hypochondria for the same reason he was unable to do anything fundamental to end – not “repeal and replace” – Obamacare.

In both cases, he was unable to articulate the principles at issue – and apply them.

In the case of Obamacare, the right of free people to decide for themselves whether to buy a health insurance policy or not – as opposed to being told they must not buy this “plan” or that “plan” . . . that is to say, some politician’s “plan.”

Like the Orang Man’s “plan.”

Instead of defending the right of human beings to freely associate – to decide for themselves whether to open or close their businesses (another principle, that of private property) and to decide for themselves whether to enter those businesses, or to wear a “mask” based on their own estimation of the risk and to be left in peace so long as they caused no actual harm to other people – all of it predicated on the principle of self-ownership and all that flows from it – the OF embraced the opposite principle – that the state owns the individual, who is part of a collective he must defer to.

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Big Conservatism: Anti-Founders? by Jack Kerwick

Many prominent conservatives praise the founding fathers, but wouldn’t run any of the risks the founders did or actually take action to promote the founders’ cause. From Jack Kerwick at lewrockwell.com:

There are two features of Big Conservatism media (the Big Con) that figure prominently and unmistakably.

First, conservative talking heads are forever paying lip service to America’s Founding Fathers and, thus, the revolutionary spirit of liberty that motivated the latter.

Second, these same conservative talking heads never do anything but talk about the legions of abuses that are daily heaped upon contemporary Americans generally and, specifically, Trump-supporting conservative Americans.

More exactly, and what’s even worse, Big Conservative media personalities do little to nothing more than whine about their enemies’ refusal to fight fairly by refusing to holding themselves accountable for not liking conservatives!

It is worth bearing in mind that whenever some talk-radio or Fox News host prattles on about the “double standards” of “the mainstream media,” all that they are doing is complaining that left-wing Democrats in the media are unwilling to treat other left-wing Democrats as the Big Con would like for them to treat them.

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