Liberation of Auschwitz


We recently celebrated the January 27 anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It reminded me of Bernie Sanders, proud proclaimant as democratic socialist.

Here we are, 2016, as a country that sacrificed 58,000 vital Americans (not to mention 1,000,000 Vietnamese) in a struggle to stop socialist dominoes from falling on the United States. Not that I believe it was anything but a deadly economic development project with monstrous collateral damage.

Anyway, we’ve arrived at a place where a candidate for president can proudly proclaim to represent everything that would prevent the USA from the greatness that we achieved in a country less than 200 years old. I use that number because that achievement is quickly eroding. The glory days are behind us. Now, a majority believes wealth comes as a result of a vote, not productive work. Those who believe that way haven’t ever seen capitalism so they don’t know the connection between that and our luxurious lives.

The utter stupidity of free college for all is mind boggling. The same goes for healthcare as a right as stated in a Bernie ad on the radio.

Most disturbing is the Republicans’ complicity in this nonsense. Ted Cruz, who is widely believed to be the most free market candidate for president is hated in Washington for his rejection of established order, yet he has said he will strongly enforce antitrust law to prevent “big oil” from stifling ethanol sales.

I ask, what is not socialistic about antitrust law? Remember Marx’s definition of capitalism being private ownership of the means of production. If you own it, you control it. If you don’t control it, you don’t own it. Cruz, being a very intelligent man has to be a bald faced (especially compared to me) liar to say he supports free markets and antitrust at the same time.

I would never discount the Nazi holocaust. But we watch tons of movies and Dawn keeps asking me if the next one is about the Nazis too. It was a terrible thing to plan to exterminate an entire religion. And the portfolio of anti-Nazi films since that time is awesome.

Maybe it shouldn’t, but it puzzles me that the extermination of capitalists that came with the rise of world communism creates no excitement in the film industry. The numbers indicate the Nazis had a long way to go to equal the horror perpetrated by the communists. Could it be that people actually have come to believe the 100,000,000 deaths at the hands of the “democratic socialists” are justified because those victims unfairly took more than their fair share.

Go ahead all you democratic socialists, proudly stand and be counted. The real capitalists will not commit genocide in an effort to hold the dominoes erect because they know your system will fail on its own as it did in the USSR, despite the big lie that Reagan’s arms race trounced the commies.

The photo at the top of this page depicts starved Ukrainians. Starved in spite of the promise of equal incomes for all in the socialist system. Socialism might be voluntary in a family or even community setting but the reality is socialism can’t exist without totalitarianism. And it won’t go away easily, evidence the rapidl growth with no pullback of government that we’ve seen since we were babies.

Here is a film showing our allies in world War II that my dad said was as worthy a target as the Nazis:

QE 4

Well sure. Call it what you want but we gotta keep up with the Joneses or the Japs (not meant to offend, just poetic). Japan lowered their interest rate to negative territory today. In anticipation of The Fed doing the same the Dow rose almost 400 points today.

So what’s up? Central banks lower rates by giving free money to banks (more money, less value). Less valuable money means higher stock prices because it takes more money of lower value to buy the same shares. Ultimately you and I are handing the banks free money because our dollars lose value while they have a larger number of cheaper dollars.

Oh well. Who cares, as long as homosexuals can’t sign a government form saying they are married. Doesn’t it seem like somebody has their priorities screwed up?

Yesterday on NPR

Five-month-old Ronan Amador rides in a carrier with his mother, Elizabeth Mahoney, during a Planned Parenthood rally on the steps of the Texas Capitol on March 7, 2013, in Austin.

I was listening to All Things Considered and there was a gal featured who was having trouble with women’s health issues. Apparently Planned Parenthood is under attack in Midland, Texas. This girl had “met a boy.” And she had decided to become “sexually active for the first time.” But there was a problem. “Family planning” was hard to come by. She had to travel (can’t remember how far but the spark had time to cool at such a distance) for her sex tools. Wow. so the story was about the great hardship she suffered because I’m not furnishing the tools for her to get laid without consequence. Oh jeeze. Hey! If you don’t want an unplanned pregnancy figure it out.

The weird thing about this is the condemnation this person would, undoubtedly receive from people who favor wiping out multitudes of innocent bystanders to get a few deranged jihadists… thereby recruiting more jihadists, BTW.

Haven’t heard the term, “values voters” bandied about so much this time around. Have we given up?

Reagan’s People

I think I’ll write a column on the people Ronnie chose to advise him but I noticed three of them have articles on Lew Rockwell today. When our kid, Hans was a trumpet player in high school we took him and Ryan Kampman to see Dizzy Gillespie in Iowa City. Dizzie was getting some age on him so the band he attracted was the best part of the show (not to ignore those bagpipes he called cheeks). Check out Lew’s page and see if you can tell me who the three best things about Reagan are: ¬†