Sick of the problems in Gaza? This is the solution.
Not saying it will actually happen though, I’m just putting it out there, to the multi-verse…
Please note this is just a rough draft of this idea. Feel free to comment or expand on it in the comments.
Here’s the main problem – everybody there hates everybody else. Chances are, there will never be peace, or it’s going to take a 100 years. Every few years they’ll be going through the same thing… more bombings, more death, more sanctions, more, more and more destruction. It’s just not going to end, they’re too committed to the story.
So, how to solve this problem?
Well, this is the simple almost libertarian solution I came up with the other day.
Since the Bush1-Clinton-Bush2-Obama regimes have destroyed the British creation of Iraq, we have those fun-loving mighty ISIS guys running around killing all their enemies, i.e., everybody who is not mighty ISIS…
However, we can use that situation to solve the problem in Gaza!
Here are the simple libertarian solution steps:
Step 1: Move everyone in Gaza either to Egypt or the lands of the mighty ISIS. Their choice.
Give them $10,000. each to make the move. Yeah, I know that’s not very libertarian but it’s much cheaper than keeping this bad play going. It’s a one-time thing, not a lifelong commitment, and it’s much cheaper than buying all those missiles…
Step 2: Move all those who the mighty ISISians want to kill from former Iraq to what is now Gaza. That is, move all the religious minorities from Iraq into Gaza (and anybody else they want to kill.)
This way, those now in Gaza can get away from the Israeli war sanctions and Israel gets a peaceful Gaza at last.
And that’s your simple libertarian solution for today. (ok, I’m perfectly willing to admit that this is not a perfect libertarian plan… but it’s better than any other plan out there, and will ultimately lead to a more libertarian world.)
If you have any problems that you need a simple libertarian solution for, please let us know in the comments, and we’ll see what we can come up with.
$1.4 trillion are “stranded” overseas. Seventy-five Congresspeople, and growing, from both parties, respectfully led by freshman Representative John Delaney (D-Md), are advancing a plan to retrieve that money.
Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirkson once reportedly said, “A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you’re talking real money.” A trillion is a thousand billion.
A million million dollars. $1.4 trillion is approximately seven times the value of the U.S. government’s gold held at the bullion depository inside Fort Knox. Liberating it would be something like a reverse Goldfinger “Operation Grand Slam” times seven. That’s … real money.
Will Congress do this? Some Democrats consider it heretical. Some Republicans are dragging their feet.
Yet its beginning to look like a real possibility. The political implications of doing it are
Over the course of the last several decades the United States has made claims to “defend their interests”. Just what does that mean and how is it done. Few people in the USA are truly aware of what our government does. I may be more aware than the average person but even my scope is limited. However, some things should just stand out as obvious. Unfortunately, they do not. So let’s put this into perspective so that everyone can understand what is happening or about to happen.
Most of should know by now that President Richard Nixon took us off the gold standard. It was a devastating blow to our economy. The move caused an extremely massive devaluation of the dollar and inflation rose at an unprecedented rate. Good old Tricky Dick was not to be outdone though. To stem the tide he struck a deal with Saudi Arabia. A deal that ought to go down in history as the largest scam ever pulled off by a government.
You see, in 1974 Nixon agreed to swap weapons and protection for the Saudi’s and in exchange they would agree to sell their oil for U.S. dollars and turn around to reinvest those dollars back into the United States. The dollar was dying. If something was not done right away the U.S.A. (as known) would go under. Somehow the dollar needed to stay alive in order for the U.S. to remain relevant on the world stage.
Making sure that the entire world’s most traded commodity was singularly priced and settled in U.S. dollars was vital to holding up the U.S. monetary system as a world reserve currency. As much as I do not like Tricky Dick, I must admit that this was an absolutely brilliant move on his part. After the Saudi’s the rest of OPEC followed suit. It solidified the deal for U.S financial, political and military supremacy around the globe for decades to come.
Once the deal was consummated the “petrodollar” was “born”. Oil, even today, is the most widely traded commodity. Every single nation in the world either imports or exports oil. In short, that means that every nation in the world holds U.S. dollars. Continuing with the trick of Nixon, those dollars are not in gold or even paper currency, they are in the form of U.S. Treasuries (read this as U.S. debt).
If you are not sure what this means, since we are putting this into perspective, look at it this way: all countries hold U.S. dollars means that the U.S. government now has almost an unlimited number of foreigners around the globe to which they can doll out their dollars, debt and deficits. In other words, we tax payers can ultimately end up supporting the entire world.
You can see it happening if you look at the trends. Our businesses are going overseas. Other countries are producing, manufacturing, working the fields etc. They do all the hard work. The U.S. though, decides to print dollars out of thin air and then trades those dollars to those foreigners for the stuff that they worked to produce.
It is THE greatest scam in the world. One would think the U.S. government would be grateful for the world proving that Barnum was right. There is a sucker born every minute. But nooooo. Instead, the government arrogance comes out. They demand that every bank in the world report to the IRS. They drop bombs, send in drones and constantly invade foreign nations. They spy on our allies just as much as our enemies. They freeze banking accounts and penalize banks for doing business with people they do not like.
Somehow, they still get away with it. These actions literally beg foreigners to abandon the dollar and the U.S.A. altogether. Slowly, this is actually happening and the U.S. has already shown that it is more than willing to go to war to continue with the petrodollar scam. Least you forget, in the early 2000’s Saddam Hussein garnered UN support to sell oil in euros instead of dollars. A few years later, he was routed and his country collapsed.
More and more countries are trading on the Chinese renminbi . The dollar is losing its grip. The scam is slowly unraveling. This should be very concerning to everyone in the United States. The 1970’s hyperinflation may be returning to the shores of the U.S. very soon. When it does, the people will be in trouble. You do not have to look too far to see what it will be like. Seek out info on Cyprus to see what is most likely to happen here.
Few people are prepared for the disaster about to come. But that does not mean they have to stay that way. We buy insurance all the time. Every time we buy insurance, we do so to avoid the devastating costs associated with a possible catastrophe. Why should this be any different? You buy auto insurance to protect yourself when an accident occurs. You buy flood and house insurance to protect you when from a disaster.
Why not buy money insurance to protect yourself when an economic catastrophe occurs?
Money insurance is what you need to protect your wealth from hyper-inflation. With money insurance you can keep your buying power in tact while inflation eats away at those who do not have insurance. What is money insurance you ask? Quite simply put, it is gold. Gold is the most widely recognized precious metal that has kept the same buying in the form of money for over 5,000 years.
If you need money insurance, now is the time to buy it, BEFORE it is too late.
This is our monthly meet-up on September 9, 2014 at 7:00pm and we hope you will join us! This will be our first opportunity to show off our new office, so the LPA will be providing FREE PIZZA to all that attend.
This month’s meet-up will be located at our Headquarters – 5529 1st Avenue South – Birmingham, AL 35212.
Please bring whatever you would like to drink! We will provide plates and utensils!
Our special guest speaker this month will be Frank Dillman of Let Bama Vote! http://letbamavote.org/
Bring an empty belly, bring a friend, and bring a thirst for liberty!
Not much and not well. It shows in the stupid canned responses they send. I write my letters for other reasons, and you should too…
SIX REASONS YOU SHOULD WRITE CONGRESS
1. Notice can still be served to politicians who don’t read their mail.
Can you avoid the responsibility of paying your bills by refusing to open your mail? Neither can Congress avoid its responsibility by failing to read your letters.
When you write Congress you put the burden on them.
But when you fail to write Congress the failure lies with you.
Put the burden where it belongs; write Congress.
2. Justify your cause to outside observers.
The Declaration of Independence followed a string of appeals that King George refused to read.
These appeals paved the way for the Declaration. They justified secession to all outside observers. You must do what the Founders did.
Ask for reasonable reforms.
Share your appeals with others so they can see you doing it.
You win either way…
If Congress responds then things improve.
If Congress ignores your reasonable requests then they lose legitimacy, and this paves the way to erect new forms of government.
But you must go through the steps. They cannot be skipped. Do your duty, and enjoy the process!
3. Quantity matters more than eloquence.
We have always said that size matters. Larger forces generally win battles.
Every political controversy resolves down to one question:
You and what army?
4. To get an army, you must recruit.
You must “practice what you preach” to recruit others. If you don’t send your letter, it’s far less likely you can get your friends to do it. But…
With recruitment, we can get so big Congress cannot afford to ignore us. Moreover…
5. When you share your letters to Congress with friends, you actually reach your most important audience.
Here’s a SHOCKING INSIGHT…
You don’t need to convince your Congressperson.
But if you’re sharing your letters with others, then you are reaching people who can and will hear. Let’s face it…
Members of Congress weren’t elected by the Russians nor appointed by Martians. They were given their positions by people you know! So…
What matters most is winning the battleground of your neighbor’s mind, the district of their heart, and the precinct of their conscience.
Let Congress ignore you, until trouble springs on these “representatives” like thieves in the night.
But DO try to persuade your friends. They’re your most important audience.
6. You can make staffers “uneasy.”
Someone on Capitol Hill will read your letter, even if it isn’t your elected rep. Congressional staffers must read your letter to count your position and choose which form letter to send. Congressional staffers are your second target audience.
We want to make these handlers uneasy. Why? Because Congressional staffers hold a lot of the real power. No politician can get anything done without them. So what if these staffers…
were required, by the letter writers you recruit, to confront being an accessory to immoral and evil acts?
lost sleep or dreaded going to work because they felt like accomplices?
became self-conscious, wondering if others thought less of them for associating with the “criminal-political element?”
What if they started lobbying their boss?
What if your letters led them to quit? And if that happened, how much do you think your Congressperson would get done?
NOTE: I caution you on this last point, because we’re not making personal attacks. We don’t believe in initiating force. We’re not trying to hurt these people. But we certainly want them to feel uncomfortable with the coercive and violent actions with which they’ve voluntarily associated themselves.
YOU HAVE POWER. USE IT! Write Congress…
To serve notice — put the burden on them
To share your letters with friends so others can witness your appeals for reasonable reform
So your views can be counted, and make the CapHill crowd uneasy
The campaign is gearing up for the final push to victory and with the numbers so close, we need your helping getting the word out to as many people as we can in the district. This money bomb is to raise the funds for signage, big and small, and advertising for all over the county.
Please donate what you can, even a $10 donation has a huge impact on the campaign’s ability to spread the word.
Congress has been on vacation for what seems like forever. The House and Senate go back in session tomorrow (Monday September 8th), but Harry Reid and his allies aren’t wasting any time attacking your constitutional rights!
Tomorrow, Harry Reid has scheduled a vote in the Senate on S.J. 19, a resolution that would destroy the First Amendment and give government the authority to police political speech!
In the House of Representatives, Democrats also have promised to do everything in their power to force a vote on the amendment as well, even if that means using a discharge petition to circumvent John Boehner!
Our constitutional right to free speech has never faced such a threat. For the first time in our 227-year history, a vote will be held on whether citizens can be trusted with the right to free political speech!
This all started in 2010 when the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Citizens United v Federal Elections Commission (FEC).
The conservative non-profit group Citizens United produced a documentary on Hillary Clinton and scheduled to have it broadcast on television during the 2008 Democratic Primary.
The FEC slapped the organization down, ruling that paying to have a political documentary broadcast during an election season constituted an illegal political expenditure.
The case made its way all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled 5-4 that the government couldn’t prohibit political speech entirely, especially not during an election season.
Since then, the Democrats have waged a war trying to undo the court ruling. This desire to prohibit conservative groups from participating in politics is what led to Lois Lerner’s targeting program.
Liberal bureaucrats within the IRS and FEC tried to create regulations to get around the Citizens United ruling, however all their attempts have been uncovered and ultimately failed. The Obama administration tried to defend other restrictions on political speech, but the Supreme Court slapped the White House down again.
The Democrats aren’t giving up and neither can we!
If this amendment passes and is ratified, that would mean the end of our Republic as we know it! This would give the government unprecedented power to silence conservative individuals and organizations engaging in politics, censor political books and publications, and limit YOUR ability to donate money towards political causes you feel passionate about!
The Democrats’ hate that you are now able to contribute money towards political causes. They claim that this is ‘killing our democracy.’ But these liberals didn’t seem to care when labor unions had a monopoly on unrestricted contributions to political campaigns. That’s because labor unions tend to support Democrat candidates!
The NRA, National Right to Life, and thousands of other conservative organizations across the country would be put out of business if Harry Reid gets his way! Only liberal labor unions would be protected!
If this new constitutional amendment passes, and it is ultimately ratified, then that’s game over. If that happens then the United States as we know it is dead.
With all of the constitution’s enemies gathering, it is easy to become discouraged. But now is not the time to sit back and assume that the system we have in place will prevent Harry Reid and the Democrats from getting their way. Saying this is “no big deal” could be the last free words you speak!
Now is not the time to sit back and wait to see what happens… because by that time, it could be too late! Harry Reid and the Democrats won’t stop until the first amendment is but a shell of its former self!
I refuse to surrender! I refuse to just sit back and watch as Democrats and their allies conspire to alter the constitution and strip us of our most fundamental right!
We citizens sense that we are being lied to by those in authority. We can’t quite put our finger on it. We are right, though. Let me guide your finger to the spot.
The biggest lie that Big Government, Big Business, and Big Media are telling us is that we are still at Big War.
Big War is the ultimate predicate for Big Government. The shocking truth: Big, if imperfect, Peace has broken out. This slightly lonely columnist previously has made this point. It bears repeating, especially this week, the centenary of the start of the Hundred Year War.
What is the evidence for the dawning of Peace? The number of battlefield deaths, according to the experts in such matters, has dropped from 60-70 per 100,000 in the last century to one per 300,000. That’s a stunning
Ever wonder what a Libertarian World would look like?
Ever wonder how to answer objections to creating a Libertarian World?
Ever wonder if a Libertarian World could truly exist?
Here’s the thing: creating a Libertarian World is hard.
It was a lot easier centuries ago. People used to think back then AND they acted on their thoughts. Now-a-days, that does not happen not so much. For lack of a better term, people are lazy.
I used to recommend that folks stand up to their government. However, most people now are under the impression you cannot fight city hall. So, a tyrannical government rises from being the servant to be being the master.
This, of course, is due to a lack of education on what government really needs to be if it exists. Government does NOT want its people educated enough to realize that the citizens are slaves. They want to hide the sheep by allowing them to think they are the wolf because so long as people live in ignorance, they are living in bliss and will not stop someone else from controlling their life.
As I now see it, the problem is that there are thousands, if not million, of people kowtow under peer pressure instead of thinking on their own.
And over the years, the constant lies and new laws forced upon us from via government and its propaganda makes it harder, and harder, and harder, to live as a free person.
The big boys of business and government collude to hide the Master/Slave relationships they’ve developed over years in our society. They hide it all under the guise of “helping” the people and “making a better society”. When, in fact, they are manipulating and controlling the citizenry through deceit.
Learning to recognize the truth on your own, through trial and error, takes LONG time to see and understand. Most books only give you theory. Most of that theory is twisted with arguments. Simple truths are turned on their head and no longer give you a clear image of right and wrong.
If you are just getting into libertarianism, you will want to learn what it is all about fast. You will not want to wait until you are at some meeting somewhere to begin learning and understanding. Clearly, googling things will not suffice because you don’t know what you are really looking for. You want to see practical application NOW in order to make sense of the arguments that will surely come your way.
If that’s the case, you are going to love this:
I have found ONE book, to date, that makes that happen fast for beginners.
Withur We is written in a story format that walks through the steps of how to handle an overbearing government. Including all the trials and tribulations that occur as well as all the steps necessary to set up a Libertarian World, it answers all the naysayer’s questions.
Withur We is written so well that it makes it easy to understand Libertarianism and the problems presented in today’s society.
Matthew Alexander presents the world of Alistair Ashley 3nn in a fashion comparable to Ayn Rand’s John Galt. His work is destined to become a classic among freedom loving individuals like Atlas Shrugged did among business people.
See how Alistair’s world resembles our own. Learn what he does to solve the problems. Understand the frustrations and witness the resolve. Transform your life by living the same principles and stop living as a “slave”.
Withur We is a great Libertarian story that covers the facets of creating a Libertarian society. It is far greater than the single topic visions of authors like L Neil Smith. In the book Alexander’s prose is carefully constructed to lead the reader from one point to the next. Considering that he is a first time author I was amazed at the fluidity of the story and look forward to reading his next book.
Clearly, Alexander took the thinking man’s approach to his story. He starts with the introduction of a Libertarian (anarcho-capitalist) society with a Rothbardian flavor. The story surely is fairer in its presentation than the dialects of “one way only” Libertarian books that exist thus far. There is no utopian world, not everything works out as being perfect as some Libertarians like to present.
As a Libertarian myself, I might wish to see happier results with the situations presented. However, Alexander is showing a world of reality. Not everything is perfect in the world, not even our current societies. He uses those realities to present his theme of market driven economies along with the meaning and inner workings of the non-aggression principle.
I have been waiting a long time for someone to put together a book of this caliber. The wait is over. Now everyone can enjoy a good story that shows both the advantages of a Libertarian society as well as the problems surrounding us in order to create one. It is not a utopia where everyone sings kumbaya to each other. Here, the story revolves around how people interact with each other during times of peace and violence. The contrast between the two is illustrated perfectly with everyday situations that we can recognize in our own society. The conclusion that peace is the better is not shoved in your face by some zealot but is smoothly presented through what can be viewed as real life experiences.
Matthew Alexander did a masterful job of creating the world in terms that everyone can relate too. Now it is your turn to do your part and learn from his efforts. See how a single individual can make a difference. Witness how Libertarianism in action can bring about a whole new concept on life. Learn how to be free.