Monthly Archives: August 2011

Scottish independence? Yes, but only on these terms

by Robert Henderson

The Scots Numpty Party (SNP) has managed to defeat the attempts of the unionists who deliberately devised the electoral system to thwart single party government (and hence leave independence off the practical political agenda) and get a majority in Scotland. The SNP leader Alex Salmond can now call a referendum on independence . However, to have a referendum which is binding, the SNP needs the sanction of the UK Parliament. From his public comments David Cameron appears to accept that such a referendum would be binding because he has stated since this SNP victory that if a referendum was held he would campaign for a NO. Continue reading

L. Neil Smith: An Application for Employment

by L. Neil Smith
from The Libertarian Enterprise, July 9, 2001

Mr. Charles Moore, Editor
The London Daily Telegraph

Dear Mr. Moore:

A thoughtful individual recently sent me a couple of columns from your publication that I found interesting for several reasons. One of these, “A Free Country”, written by you, asserts bravely, “It is time to take a stand against” [an itch that possesses both Right and Left] “to make new laws that curtail our liberties”. Continue reading

Vanessa Redgrave: slow-motion-tragedy in the raw

David Davis

I find, from reading the bloodshedding-papers, that this poor old demented “Mummer’s Moll” (and we all in our hearts, can guess what one of those is) is up in arms about the eviction of some “travellers” from a large site in Essex.

It seems the buggers are being evicted for flouting “planning regulations”. Aside from what most libertarians think about “planning regulations” in modern England (that is to say: they affront and abate people’s individual property-rights) there is more to say about why “Travellers” in particular arouse ire and indignation in specifically English hearts and minds. “Travellers” is a GramscoStaliNazi euphemism for “a self-chosen group of people that are allowed to go about doing what they want to whom they want, with the backing of the local Council Soviet and the Police.”

It should be suggested that “Travellers” have been set up as a favoured political subgroup, in proper Nazi (that is always and in particular to say: leftist) fashion, to be directed and used as a weapon to further weaken liberal English society and its traditional terms of discourse. But therein lies the mortal threat to them as a group. When their usefulness has passed, they will be removed. I have been phones and have to go collect my wife, so here is what I said on Facebook a little time ago:-

The problem with “travellers” is not that they “travel”, or increasingly these days “settle”, and actively and deliberately behave in ways that don’t endear them to the other local “settled folk”. Their problem is like that of the poor Muslims, who will also wake up only when it’s too late and the British Political-Enemy-Class’s death-camp-guards are breaking down the doors.

The “Travellers” are being used as door-forcers by the EnemyClass. They are being allowed to behave like utter scumbags with the connivance of “councils” and the “Police”, because they are being used as a favoured minority, and also all the while showered with looted “State benefits”.

They are like the 1950s schoolboy that does as he likes to weaker individuals in the playground, because he’s a friend of the bullies. He stamps on their dinky-toys, destroying the suspension and beidng the axles, because “ner-ner-na-ner-ner! You can’t TOUCH meeeeee!” He stuffs their football gear into the toilet during break. He goads the bullies to “scrag” a thoughtful boy in his own desk, during a “wet-break”.

If you don’t know what scragging is, just ask.

So, “Councils” and “Agencies” go out of their way to assist “Travellers” to upset as many people as possivle with impunity. This has the benefit of encouraging ethnic English emigration, specially in rural constituencies which tend to be conservative, thus diluting political opposition to GramscoStaliNazism. Now then, when the “Travellers” will have finally served their purpose, they will get a rude awakening: it will likely be by armed police of the GramscoStaliNazi EnemyClass, who will whisk them away into “night and fog”. They will be “resettled”.

They ought to wake up before it’s too late, and see that an English Revolutionary Liberal Party (capitalist minimal-statist) will allow them to have camps, provided that they BUY THEM, and then do not spend their time robbing, burgling, horse-rustling and taunting their neighbours. If they do, the Secretariat-For-War (of which I will be Principal Secretary of State) will “take care of them”.

Cutting Through “Free Trade” Rhetoric

by David D’Amato

In a recent Guardian commentary, Timothy Snyder opines that “those who benefit from the Tea Party are more like British lords than American rebels.” Snyder argues that Tea Partiers are “rightwing anarchist[s]” whose “mantras of low taxation and small government have become the way to avoid discussing the challenges of globalisation.” Continue reading

Anthony Gregory — Contra Kevin Carson on the Humanity of Corporations and Government Teach ers

A debate on C4SS


Mutual exchange is the Center’s goal in two senses—we favor a society rooted in peaceful, voluntary cooperation, and we seek to foster understanding through ongoing dialogue. Continue reading

What to Make of “Capitalism”

Note: This posting has generated nearly a hundred comments, and has been viewed by pushing towards 10,000 people. We are not surprised, as the issues discussed are central to the future direction of the libertarian movement. For this reason, we are pinning it to the top of the blog until the comments and views fall away. SIG

by David D’Amato

For the United Kingdom’s The Guardian, Pankaj Mishra says the world is “looking at a fresh political awakening,” citing examples from Egypt and Greece to Israel and China. “[E]xtreme and seemingly insurmountable inequality,” Mishra argues, are the source of the new “public anger,” and that inequality is itself the result of “the west’s model of consumer capitalism.” Continue reading

Margaret Thatcher: the most useful of idiots

by Robert Henderson

With his mixture of vaulting intellectual ambition and howling mediocrity of mind, Lenin is the MaGonagal of philosophers. (Connoisseurs of intellectual incompetence and pretension should browse through Lenin’s ‘Materialism and Empririo-Criticism’ for an especial treat). Nonetheless, like Hitler, the man possessed a certain low animal cunning and a complete absence of moral restraint, which qualities permitted him to make a few acute psychological and sociological observations. Amongst these is the concept of the useful idiot. Continue reading