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A recent Washington Post/University of Maryland poll found that 34 percent of Americans think violent action against the government can be justifiable. This view is held by 40 percent of Republicans and 23 percent of Democrats. The result may seem surprising since leftists have been responsible for much of the recent politically-motivated violence, and many Democrats have called for violence against Trump supporters. However, the cultural Marxists appear to have (temporarily) ceased using violence as a tactic—although had President Trump won reelection, it may well have been ANTIFA members inside the Capitol on January 6 trying to “stop the steal.”

The rising support for violence against government is rooted in the growing (and justified) belief that the people’s liberties are being taken by a ruling class that is indifferent at best, and hostile at worst, to their values and concerns.

The devastation wrought by the lockdowns, as well as the conflict over the promotion of masks, vaccines, critical race theory, and transgenderism, heighten these social tensions.

Another major contributor to the social unrest is the economy. Rising prices combined with supply shortages and the increasing national debt are all signs that we may be witnessing the final days of the Keynesian welfare-warfare state. Unless Congress immediately begins to cut spending and transition to a free-market monetary system, America will soon face a major economic crisis. The crisis will likely be caused by a collapse of the dollar’s value. This will likely lead to increased violence. The violence will start when those who believe they are entitled to live off the stolen property of their fellow citizens decide to take matters into their own hands because the government can no longer do the looting for them.

The only way to avoid this fate is by a revolution. I am not speaking of a violent revolution that replaces one form of authoritarianism with another, but a peaceful revolution of ideas. This revolution aims to replace the authoritarian interventionist ideology that dominates both the left and right wings of the ruling class with the ideas of liberty. Such a revolution would restore respect for individual liberty, constitutional government, free markets, a non-interventionist foreign policy, and sound money.

The revolution of ideas would resolve social conflicts by getting the government out of social issues and instead allowing private property owners to, for example, decide who can and cannot use which restroom on their property. It would also restore control over education to parents. The goal is to respect the rights of each individual to live their lives as they choose as long as they do not violate the rights of others to do the same.

A free market with a sound currency would release lower-income Americans from the Federal Reserve’s inflation tax as well as provide them with expanded economic opportunities. The growing economy would reduce tensions between races and lead Americans to view immigrants as an asset rather than a burden.

A free and peaceful society cannot be brought about by a violent revolution. Instead, it must occur via peaceful conversation of a critical mass of citizens. When that critical mass is reached, even many authoritarian politicians will endorse liberty and limited government out of fear of losing reelection if they do not. Therefore, the best thing those of us who know the truth can do to restore a free society is to convert as many people as possible to the movement for liberty, peace, and prosperity.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. BuelahMan says:

    A free and peaceful society cannot be brought about by a violent revolution.

    I can actually hear the Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.

  2. Emslander says:

    Start with the elimination of government education at all levels.

  3. HdC says:

    I happen to agree with Dr Paul’s conclusion.

    Any modern and informed individual that propounds a violent overthrow of governments is seriously lacking in imagination or truthfulness. Or he expects to profit from it by some means.

    Lack of imagination because he cannot see the havoc that overthrow creates, to wit, the French and Russian revolutions.

    Lack of truthfulness because he thinks that others should do the dirty work.

    What is needed is a popular uprising such as we see in France every now and again. A popular mass strike if you will.

    Alternatively the “quiet revolution” in the Canadian province of Quebec springs to mind.

    Taking up arms against a government should be the very VERY last resort, and only considered when “there is nothing left to lose”.

    • Agree: meamjojo
    • Disagree: Rabbitnexus
    • Replies: @Resartus
    , @Rabbitnexus
  4. sonofman says:

    We don’t need any kind of revolution. Been there, done that, remember? It was the revolution of ideas that initiated the commitment to armed revolution. The Founding Fathers constitutionalized a three branch government to check, balance, limit and control to prevent any form of tyranny. All we need is that the elected officials do their jobs accordingly.

    • LOL: Realist
  5. the Keynesian welfare-warfare state

    What does this really mean? Keynes was pretty clear about the cyclical economy and putting aside money in up cycles to spend in down cycles, preferably on public works. I don’t see how that is any different than what is asked of people to do with their personal finances, other than the public works aspect.
    The libertarian ideology refuses to acknowledge that there is no such thing as a “free market” and there hasn’t been for thousands of years. Markets have always been regulated in some way, shape, or form, be it prohibited trade, banning of products, tariffs, or other.
    “Free trade” does not equate to fair trade, and is seldom beneficial to the majority of the public. Free trade and free markets have brought de-industrialization and a lower standard of living along with mass immigration to provide “competition” to lower wages to 3rd world levels.
    The mis-named “Civil War” was fought over tariffs, the antipathy of libertarians.
    A revolution may be in order, but not for what Mr. Paul advocates.

  6. A free and peaceful society cannot be brought about by a violent revolution. Instead, it must occur via peaceful conversation of a critical mass of citizens. When that critical mass is reached, even many authoritarian politicians will endorse liberty and limited government out of fear of losing reelection if they do not. Therefore, the best thing those of us who know the truth can do to restore a free society is to convert as many people as possible to the movement for liberty, peace, and prosperity.

    Mr. Paul says he wants a ‘peaceful revolution’ to happen by way of voting. Has this gentleman ever condemned the no-verify paperless touch-screen computer voting machines? So long as they are used in US elections, citizens pretend to vote and the Authorities pretend to count them.

    Only when citizen votes can be verified as genuine and accurate will “elections” mean anything.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    , @Jokem
  7. Notsofast says:

    never been a big gun fan, never owned one and in my youth i didn’t care about the second amendment.
    now after seeing the aussies get rolled over and turned into a neofascist police state almost overnight, i’m kind of glad we have so many ”crazies” out there armed to the teeth. hope you boys have stocked up on ammo. hope the joker wins the open, grabs his cup, tells morrison to fuck off and that he’ll never set foot in australia again.

    • Replies: @R.C.
    , @Rabbitnexus
  8. Peaceful revolution of Ideas. The fourth estate (journalists) have Joe’s back. The youth have monitarily been abandoned by the Boomers (exception the ocassional Ron Paul).

  9. The rising support for violence against government is rooted in the growing (and justified) belief that the people’s liberties are being taken…

    I don’t know about this.

    Is having your children taught critical race theory a matter of “liberty”?

    Is having boys in your daughters’ bathrooms an abridgment of liberty?

    Is losing or not getting a job because of affirmative action an issue of liberty?

    Is being denied medication because you’re white all about liberty?

    Is drag queen story hour or gay pride parades restricting your liberty?

    Is the open southern border hurting your liberty?

    One might argue that the defining problem of our time is too much liberty.

  10. Cowboy says:

    Resistance is not futile. Join with your local Sheriff and resist the tyranny of the State.

  11. Resartus says:
    @HdC

    Lack of imagination because he cannot see the havoc that overthrow creates, to wit, the French and Russian revolutions.

    Few understand, those revolutions didn’t just result in a new government…..
    Both actually had 3 or 4 governments overthrown, after the Royal Governments were
    executed…..
    The rise of each political group, basically resulted in the actual deaths of the last…..

    The American Civil War mirrors pretty much what the Russians have been doing since the fall of the Soviet Union, that is bring the former citizens (States, Countries) back under their control……

  12. Ping Pong says:

    Good ideas never work just because they are “good.” For years Ho Chi Minh negotiated diplomatically for independence from France without success. Le Duan pushed Ho aside. “It will take violence,” and that is how it was done.

  13. MS801 says:

    ” Winthorpe is a very steady young man. We’re lucky to have him managing our firm.”

    “Oh, hogwash. Exeter, Harvard – he’s the product of good environment.”

    “It’s got nothing to do with environment. With his genes, you could put him anywhere and he’d come out on top. Breeding, same as in race horses. It’s in the blood.”

    https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse4.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.-bGxV6YO0YuYQ2z30719UQHaEK%26pid%3DApi&f=1

  14. SafeNow says:

    Therefore, the best thing those of us who know the truth can do to restore a free society is to convert as many people as possible to the movement for liberty, peace, and prosperity.

    People have tried that. The reply was “You’ve been drinking the Kool Aid.” Or worse. I doubt there are many cases in which the reply was “I see your point. I was wrong on that.” Or, “You might really have something there. I keep an open mind on these issues, and I’ll look into that.”

  15. The numbers of people on the left who believe in using violence to achieve political ends is much, much higher than the 23 percent of Democrats – they just want police doing the violence.

    The type of violence they approve of is FBI/State police SWAT teams raiding neighborhoods at 6am, dragging their political adversaries through the dirt, subjecting them to the full coercive power of the state, and treating them as terrorists.

    Juliette Kayyem, just after January 6th: ““As you know, I have been arguing, this is domestic terrorism. We’re in America’s largest domestic terrorism effort, I think, you know, against an internal threat that we have right now that is not the Civil War.”
    https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/12/juliette-kayyem-donald-trump-domestic-terror-cnn-jim-sciutto-poppy-harlow/

    Samantha Vinograd, DHS acting assistant secretary for counterterrorism said the idea of Americans trying to preserve their heritage makes her “sick.” Vinograd will be working together with DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and DHS’s top counterterrorism official, John Cohen, on “counterterrorism” and “threat prevention,” aka labeling the American people as “terrorists” in order to strip them of all their rights.

    Kayyem went on to say: “we have been too nice” as the “extreme supporters” of Trump began to be radicalized by him. She then described that the FBI is now moving into “a traditional counter terrorism effort.”

    They want ‘counter-terrorism’ ramped up to rivers of blood, while professing to be the peaceful ones.

    • Agree: roonaldo
  16. saggy says: • Website

    What we need for starters if for a major political figure like Ron Paul to stop kissing the asses of the Jews and to tell the truth about the holohoax.

    Ron Paul himself could do that tomorrow. Why in hell doesn’t he?

    • Troll: meamjojo
  17. Rich says:
    @Curmudgeon

    Where is this “free trade” and those “free markets” of which you speak? The US has been as close to a controlled economy as a country can get beginning during the FDR administration. It’s the pockets of free trade, here and there, that have managed to give us the prosperity we enjoy. As the government has taken more and more control of our society, we’ve grown poorer. The government is never your friend. “A government that has the power to give you everything you need, has the power to take away everything you have.”

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  18. Wokechoke says:

    The left is making too many hasty attacks. Trouble is Republican victories won’t change much long term unless demographics are reversed. Ciudad Juarez or Mogadishu looks inevitable at this point. The notion that the left has let up with violent blackmail is also laughable. Murder is at an all time high.

  19. roonaldo says:

    If the elite thugs who aim to implant brutal mechanisms of coercion and control upon us continue in their ways, they will force the war, whether we want it or not.

    Here in the hinterlands, Gov. Inslee and the Dems are hell-bent on legislation authorizing “strike teams” to haul non-compliant citizens to covid camps.

    Forcing the poison shots upon little kids is satanically evil, but elicits relatively minor resistance. What’s it gonna take for people to revolt–the snatching of newborns and toddlers from parents’ arms? I suppose “Child and Protective Services” bureaucrats are salivating at the possibility.

    Alexander Solzhenitsyn wondered, years after the Bolsheviks succeeded in hauling him and millions of others to the gulags, if things would have been different if the people had fought back with whatever weapons they had at hand.

    I applaud Dr. Paul’s non-violent approach. I would like the elites to exchange madness for reason. I would like celestial forces to come to our aid…but, as Aragorn said in the Lord of the Rings movie, “You can no longer wait for the Wizard, Frodo.”

  20. @Zachary Smith

    Elections are a scam. ☮

    • Agree: Realist
  21. The only way to avoid this fate is by a revolution. I am not speaking of a violent revolution that replaces one form of authoritarianism with another, but a peaceful revolution of ideas…
    The revolution of ideas would resolve social conflicts by getting the government out of social issues…

    Does anyone else see the paradox in this line of thinking?

    Petitions don’t work. We’ve already seen that.

    Voting doesn’t work. We’ve already seen that.

    Negotiating with the foxes does not work. The chickens are learning that now.

    The only way you are going to get the government out of the issues that matter is by a violent revolution – they won’t budge for anything less, and most likely they’ll turn violent on you for way less, just to remind you who’s running the show.

    If you want a peaceful revolution of ideas, you’ll first need a violent revolution to get past the royal guard and extract the vermin from positions of power.

    The peaceful revolution of ideas will only come after you’ve strung the bastards up and cleared the playing field. You’ll have to knock down the citadel and kill the tyrant before you can start over.

    • Agree: Realist, R.C.
    • Replies: @meamjojo
  22. Jokem says:
    @Curmudgeon

    ‘The libertarian ideology refuses to acknowledge that there is no such thing as a “free market” and there hasn’t been for thousands of years. ‘

    Libertarians believe government’s job is to protect against force and fraud, and in that respect, they acknowledge the regulatory purpose of government. Libertarians can differ on how much government should be involved in the market.

    ‘“Free trade” does not equate to fair trade’

    True. Regulated trade does not equal fair trade either.

  23. Jokem says:
    @Zachary Smith

    I claim we need to go back to having the state legislatures select the electors in public ballot where each legislator votes in the open where anyone can see.

  24. Darkwing says:

    “The tree of liberty must be refresh, from time to time, withe blood of Tyrants and Patriots”

  25. Realist says:

    A free and peaceful society cannot be brought about by a violent revolution.

    Seventeen-seventy-six says…Bullshit

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  26. There is a certain intriguing symmetry in the anti-populist rhetoric of the mass media these days. The GOP/Rightist-controlled faction represents agents of much needed political and social change as Marxists, socialists, and communists out to enslave us, while the Dem/liberal propaganda organs represent agents of much needed political and social change as fascists, racists, and Nazis out to enslave us.

    I wonder if the corporate media emphasize slavery because the worst fear of our owner class is of becoming “enslaved” by wage earners, if we should ever get together to compare notes about our shared grievances. The “surplus” wealth they feast on is the difference between what things cost to make and how they are priced, plus the difference between the wealth working people create and the wages they are paid. All they truly control is the narrative, and that is a very fragile hedge against the justice they have evaded for so long.

    • Replies: @Chris Moore
  27. Chris Moore says: • Website

    The fake-((Jews)) behind ZOG, and their Zoglodyte stooges, are the problem. Ron Paul’s problem is that he’s a half-baked “Christian” who refuses to acknowledge that Judeo-Christianity is Moses-Christianity, and Moses-Christianity has zero tolerance for fake-((Jews)) and their works.
    https://www.unz.com/article/jewish-history-jewish-religion-a-review/#comment-5106886

    We do need a revolution, not against Constitutional America (which has been eviscerated by ZOG) but against ZOG itself.

    But if Ron Paul refuses to acknowledge the existence of ZOG, of course he downplays the need for the violence that Moses carried out against fake ((Jews)). Paul would probably argue that Jesus wouldn’t advocate violence. But again, this is the pre-crucified Jesus, who later excruciatingly wailed on the cross “Why hath though forsaken me?” only to later become the lodestar of the authentic Moses-Christianity of Christendom. Ron Paul ignores all of that in favor of the politically correct Jesus promoted by our corrupt Zoglodyte political class, of which Ron Paul was a member for most of his career as the ((Jews)) and their stooges slowly insinuated their way into control of our once Constitutional nation.

    • Troll: meamjojo
  28. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Observator

    There is a certain intriguing symmetry in the anti-populist rhetoric of the mass media these days. The GOP/Rightist-controlled faction represents agents of much needed political and social change as Marxists, socialists, and communists out to enslave us, while the Dem/liberal propaganda organs represent agents of much needed political and social change as fascists, racists, and Nazis out to enslave us.

    The Fed is comprised of Judeofascists and their stooges, who use their financial chokehold on the nation to have their way.

    Are Judeofascists “Marxist, socialists, and communists” or are they “fascists and racists”? Answer: Yes.

    • Troll: meamjojo
  29. Athena says:

    WHY are Quebec and Canada requiring that 100% of the Quebecers get three vaccine shots, when 90% of them have been double vaxxed?

    WHO sold Hydro-Québec to New York?

    Pfizer’s Power
    https://www.citizen.org/article/pfizers-power/

    (exerpts, emphasis added)

    Pfizer Reserves the Right to Silence Governments.

    Pfizer Controls Donations.”

    Pfizer Can Go After State Assets.

    ”Pfizer required Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Peru to waive sovereign immunity.”

    ”Arbitral award enforcement presents complex questions of law that depend on the physical location and type of state asset.[53] But the contract allows Pfizer to request that courts use state assets as a guarantee that Pfizer will be paid an arbitral award and/or use the assets to compensate Pfizer if the government does not pay.[54] ””For example, in U.S. courts, these assets could include foreign bank accounts, foreign investments, and foreign commercial property, including the assets of state-owned enterprises like airlines and oil companies.[55]”

    • Replies: @Chris Moore
    , @Resartus
  30. meamjojo says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    “The only way you are going to get the government out of the issues that matter is by a violent revolution”

    Like Myanmar, Egypt, Libya, Afghanistan and how many other examples? The new boss is the same as the old boss.

    We need computers, sentient machines, to take over. That is the the only way that we will get corruption out and logic into governments.

  31. Jokem says:
    @meamjojo

    I am thinking of Colossus: The Forbin Project…

  32. R.C. says:
    @Notsofast

    Good job Mr. Paul.
    R.C.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  33. Jokem says:
    @R.C.

    Actually, that is Dr Paul…

    • Agree: Rabbitnexus
  34. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Athena

    Pfizer is ((Jew)) owned and run.
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=alfred+bourla+Jewish&atb=v190-1&ia=web

    The benefits that will accrue to Pfizer are part of the ZOG network, and a consequence of the ZOG network agenda. But don’t ask Ron Paul about the ZOG network. He’ll just look at you with that dumb hick look on his face.

    Golly gee, sounds like anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.

  35. Athena says:

    A free and peaceful society cannot be brought about by a violent revolution. Instead, it must occur via peaceful conversation of a critical mass of citizens. When that critical mass is reached, even many authoritarian politicians will endorse liberty and limited government out of fear of losing reelection if they do not.

    I agree with you. Mrs Edmonds says that within only a few of months, the group they formed eventually reached a critical number which allowed them to counteract the monstrous acts that the government and pharmas were going to do on citizens. Bravo Mrs Edmonds!

    Sibel Edmonds stands for Florida, takes on Covid tyranny:

    https://www.newsbud.com/2021/04/21/sibel-edmonds-stands-for-florida-takes-on-covid-tyranny/

  36. @Neuromancer

    OK, Neuromancer, let us, err me, knock these out one by one?

    1) Is having your children taught critical race theory a matter of “liberty”? They are being subject to some of that, but our boy won’t once we start the homeschooling (next year or the year after). Anyone had any luck shutting this all down by going to talk to anyone, I mean without a big chance of being arrested? Nah, didn’t think so. Liberty is not having one’s money stolen to pay for government schools that teach this shit, so we can all teach our children the way we’d like them to be taught. ✓

    2) Is having boys in your daughters’ bathrooms an abridgment of liberty? Ditto. ✓

    3) Is losing or not getting a job because of affirmative action an issue of liberty? Now, who exactly implemented and enforces Affirmative Action laws? That’d be government. We are not at liberty to ignore these discriminatory anti-White-man laws and even small business is not at liberty to hire who it wants without doing a lot of sneaking around and ass-covering. ✓

    4) Is being denied medication because you’re white all about liberty? This can only be implemented via Feral Gov’t coercion via medicare/aid. Why would a private doctor, with liberty to associate with the patients he wants, EVER think about doing something lie that. ✓

    5) Is drag queen story hour or gay pride parades restricting your liberty? If that’s at the Public Library using my tax money, I have no liberty to refuse to pay part of my property tax bill that supports this. Were it a private library or venue to hold this event, I would not have to participate and could take my business elsewhere. A city would be able to refuse to hold this, per taxpayer request, were they at liberty to make laws without coercion by the Feral Gov’t. ✓

    6) Is the open southern border hurting your liberty? Yes, because 99% of the 30,000,000 or so Latin Americans that have come, along with the millions more Africans and what have you coming that way lately don’t give a rat’s ass about any steeenking Constitution, much less vote for a guy like Ron Paul. We can’t have liberty with a country full of them. ✓

    One might argue that the defining problem of our time is too much liberty.Others might argue otherwise. They’d be right.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  37. @HdC

    I disagree. Some people, some regimes, can only be made to understand NO when it is accompanied by a heavy blow to the head.

  38. @Notsofast

    That’s a false comparison. Firstly we have not rolled over. I’m in the biggest state of them all, Western Australia and we’ve had combined a few weeks of mask wearing and a couple of lock-downs, whatever that meant. I personally have ignored everything they’ve said. My business will not comply and it has gone so far I have revoked consent to be governed by them and for all time with this system. I following common law. Observing contracts like on the road etc. Ignoring the rest. I will not respect their uniformed goons and they know it. I will not go into their custody, I do not trust them or recognize their authority and I am armed, and ready to die on this hill. They better be ready to die to get me off it. They do know me to be very dangerous, the background is interesting. There are many more of us and we’re on the verge of getting organised. You’ve seen nothing yet, but if you look you’ll see massive protests going on and these are becoming bigger and more determined. Here the cops get out of the way with the weekly protests which long since dwarfed their numbers.

    While you go on pointing fingers at everyone else as USAns do, you have it much worse there than you realise evidently. Worst of all is you think you’re different. Everyone is getting different aspects of this brought down at different rates but actually as I have long said, it is going to be the same everywhere. Those guns of yours are no use hanging on the wall John Wayne and so far nothing in the USA suggests anybody but a few loners will do anything with them.

    As for your fantasies of a gun free prison island, I have to disabuse of that notion. We have a very large and active illegal firearms market, well served by a very large and organised group of motorcycle enthusiasts whose club has international reach. I know a few of them but also have some of my oldest mates whose own kids are in their inner circle too. They recently woke up, after a couple of the inner circle young and fit guys went toes up from heart disease right after their jabs. They opened their warehouses and prices are so low it is insane. Ammo is in short supply in 7.62 and 5.56. Brass was always assumed easy via recyclers where you can buy empties. The problem is they shut down sales of primers and reloading powder recently. They know what they’re doing. They’ve also cut out Ammonium Nitrate/ Causing many problems but it is also poor mans explosive. The same tactics used on Germany before WWII. Germany was saved by Haber/Bosch process which gave them all the ammonia and thus Ammonium Nitrate they needed for fuel, agriculture and explosives. The bad news on the ammo is that some soldiers and others will have to die when we decide to liberate what we need. We have the means to do so. We also have many small workshops producing some old favorites, and many like me have substantial experience in explosives and including manufacturing.

    Don’t kid yourself we are unarmed buddy and don’t kid yourself that a safe full of guns is all you need to resist tyranny. You’ll be needing to find a lot of balls so enough American men even have one to stand up with.

    • Replies: @HdC
  39. @meamjojo

    Like Myanmar, Egypt, Libya, Afghanistan and how many other examples? The new boss is the same as the old boss.

    Your warning has merit, no doubt about that.

    I do, however, feel compelled to qualify your statement.

    How many of those reflex “examples” are valid in the context of overthrowing tyranny?

    Several of the cases you cite – Afghanistan and Libya – are now basket cases because they were trashed by foreign intervention specifically designed not to overthrow tyranny, but rather to impose it – to gain control over territory and install puppet governments or worse, in complete disregard for their respective citizenry. That external process of bringing “freedom and democracy”, repeated ad infinitum around the globe, ensures that the “new boss” is always worse than the “old boss”, because the “new boss” is invariably a puppet installed by and beholden to foreign interests or worse.

    Iraq and Ukraine also come to mind – the same pattern applies. The “revolution” in each case was imposed by foreign interests – in Iraq’s case, by a unilateral unprovoked military invasion, and in Ukraine by more underhanded but no less brutal methods – and the “old boss” in both cases was arguably far better for their natives than the “new boss”. One might also consider Syria in that context – but those very same foreign interests have failed so far in their efforts to detroy the country and install their preferred “new boss”.

    If we are going to think about replacing a tyrant, then it’s probably best to have the locals drive the process – at least that way they have some hope of seeing their own best interests being served.

    And let’s always keep in mind – if you’re going to have a dictator, make sure you get a good one. In that case, there’s no particular reason to even want to replace the “old boss” (unless you happen to be a foreign power determined to replace the “old boss” with a suitably compliant puppet).

    In the context of our current Corona Chan “pandemic” and associated BS, Klaus’ transhuman kingdom – now in the process of overthrowing our crappy tinpot “democracies” – is most assuredly much much worse than what we already had.

    Nevertheless, as you rightly suggest, we are always at risk of falling into something just as bad (or worse – though that’s hard to imagine) if we do manage to forcefully overthrow the Satanic Globalists. But forcefully overthrow them we must, because they’re not going to go peacefully into the night – they are Satanic arseholes who sacrifice children for kicks and eat babies for breakfast, after all.

    After all of that, Dr. Paul’s “revolution of ideas” might come into its own, and safeguard the people from yet another malevolent dictatorship. IMO, a benevolent dictatorship is the best possible model of governance – but it’s hard to find a good one, and not so easy to keep once you do. A firmly entrenched dictatorship of the people, by the people, might be a reasonable alternative.

    • Agree: Rogue
  40. Realist says:
    @meamjojo

    We need computers, sentient machines, to take over.

    GIGO. Computers do what they are told to do. Sentient machines…probably never going to happen.

  41. Resartus says:
    @Athena

    But the contract allows Pfizer to request that courts use state assets as a guarantee that Pfizer will be paid an arbitral award and/or use the assets to compensate Pfizer if the government does not pay.

    Was Pfizer one of those that was given money to create the vaccine…..
    If the Feds would actually use the power they have, they could confiscate the Patent,
    since it is actually theirs since they paid for it’s creation…..

    • Replies: @Athena
  42. botazefa says:

    I’m refusing to fill out my employer’s survey monkey asking if I have or ever had or intend to have the vaccine.

    That’s one thing everyone can do. Resist.

    Of course, John Roberts is an Executive fellating surrender monkey who will find a way to ‘let’ OSHA ‘force’ our ’employers’ to ‘vaccinate’ us. The scare quotes denote words of fluid definition. For example, ’employers’ feels more like ‘owners’ when they are mandated by a regulatory body to inject their ‘livestock’ (employees) with an ‘experimental therapeutic’ (vaccine) with trillions potential in cancer treatment profit, once deemed generally safe by our mythologizing media.

    White ppl. amirite

  43. HdC says:
    @Rabbitnexus

    What good is your weaponry against carpet bombing from 40,000 + feet?

    • Replies: @Resartus
  44. @Rich

    The “free trade” agreements to which I refer are the things like NAFTA, the WTO, the FTAAP, which effectively allow corporate control over national economies.
    Governments may not be your friend, but neither are corporations, particularly international ones.
    Just where were the “pockets of free trade”? Even under the old GATT rules, countries used to have to have an internal market for goods, or the product was considered “dumped”. Tell me how your alarm clock made in Malaysia with a different 240V 50Hz electrical system isn’t producing something they have no use for, and how it has given you prosperity.

    • Replies: @Rich
  45. @Neuromancer

    Drag Queen story hours are an important gateway to trans acceptance.

  46. Resartus says:
    @HdC

    What good is your weaponry against carpet bombing from 40,000 + feet?

    First off, it destroys the factories that make the bombs, planes etc…..
    Pilots don’t live at 40k ft….Will they stay in a bunker when they aren’t flying….
    Include in the last, mechanics, truck drivers (that move fuel and bombs)….
    Cooks that service all the above….

    People that oppose the Feds (Democrats)…. don’t live packed into sewers (cities)…
    Not enough bombs to kill off, the farmers, ranchers, oil men etc (the same ones that make it possible
    for the government to exist)…..

    But then, the Commies on the left, never think of the results of their ignorant ideas…..

  47. Ron Paul: “… the best thing those of us who know the truth can do to restore a free society is to convert as many people as possible to the movement for liberty, peace, and prosperity.”

    Liberty?! The average Murrican thinks it’s a dagger pointed at the throat of “our” democracy. Liberty is a racist dog whistle. It’s white supremacy. Liberty could enable all sorts of destructive social behavior. Why, if liberty were allowed, some radicals might not even wear their face coverings! They might make microaggressions against preferred groups, or utter racist or sexist remarks! No, the people are clearly against liberty. Murricans are a Gob-fearing people who know very well that Gob hates bigots, and his Son Jeebus loves all featherless bipeds equally, as they do themselves, in imitatio Christi.

  48. Jokem says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I have to part way disagree with you on some of this.
    I would say you are right if by government you mean BIG government. A one-size-fits-all approach much like that dictated on high by Washington DC means if a dysfunctional edict comes down from unyielding authority, there is no way to try something else to prove a better way. On the other hand, it is impractical to individualize liberty. Each person cannot live by their own set of rules and expect human interaction to remain manageable.

    This is why government needs to be localized as much as possible. Some things, like National Defense, cannot be done that way because foreign military forces may be strong enough to defeat one state or community at a time, but not so if all the communities stand together.

    And there are limitations on homeschooling.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  49. Jokem says:
    @Jokem

    OK, my comment got posted before I was finished.

    As far as the illegal immigrant situation is concerned, this situation is enabled by the oppressive tax and regulatory burden on American Business. Ease that up and Red China will have to go back to making ceramic dolls and plate to make a living. There will be so many jobs open up a three-time felon can work as a security guard. Illegals will be mowing lawns and gardening because there will not be enough workers to fill all the job opportunities.

  50. Athena says:
    @Resartus

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Pfizer was one of those that was paid to create the vaccine.

    The way Pfizer exerts pressure on governments is DISGUSTING:

    https://www.citizen.org/article/pfizers-power/Pfizer-power-Oct-19-final-web.pdf
    (excerpts)

    ”The Brazilian government, for example, is restricted from accepting Pfizer vaccine donations from other countries or buying Pfizer vaccines from others without Pfizer’s permission.”

    ”If Brazil were to accept donated doses without Pfizer’s permission, it would be considered an “uncurable material breach” of their agreement, allowing Pfizer to immediately terminate the agreement.33”

    ”What happens if the United Kingdom cannot resolve a contractual dispute with Pfizer? A secret panel of three private arbitrators—not a U.K court—is empowered under the contract to make the final decision.41”

    ”Pfizer required Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Peru to waive
    sovereign immunity.50”

    ”In the case of Brazil, Chile and Colombia, for example, the government “expressly and irrevocably waives any right of immunity which either it or its assets may have or acquire in the future” to enforce any arbitration award (emphasis added).51 For Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic, this includes“ immunity against precautionary seizure of any of its assets.”52

    ”For example, in U.S. courts, these assets could include foreign bank accounts, foreign investments, and foreign commercial property, including the assets of state-owned enterprises like airlines and oil companies.55”

    ”In South Africa, Pfizer wanted to have the “sole discretion to determine additional terms
    and guarantees for us to fulfill the indemnity obligations.”

    ”The CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, has emerged as a strident defender of intellectual
    property in the pandemic. He called a voluntary World Health Organization effort to
    share intellectual property to bolster vaccine production “nonsense” and “dangerous.”35

    ”He said President Biden’s decision to back the TRIPS waiver on intellectual property was “so wrong.”36 “IP, which is the blood of the private sector, is what brought a solution to this pandemic and it is not a barrier right now,” claims Bourla.”37

    ”But, in several contracts, Pfizer seems to recognize the risk posed by intellectual property to vaccine development, manufacturing, and sale. The contracts shift responsibility for any intellectual property infringement that Pfizer might commit to the government purchasers. As a result, under the contract, Pfizer can use anyone’s intellectual property it pleases—largely without consequence.”

    ”At least four countries are required “to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Pfizer” from and against any and all suits, claims, actions, demands, damages, costs, and expenses related to vaccine intellectual property.38”

    ”Pfizer takes no responsibility in these contracts for its potential infringement of intellectual property. In a sense, Pfizer has secured an IP waiver for itself. But internationally, Pfizer is fighting similar efforts to waive IP barriers for all manufacturers.40”

    See also: Pfizer Demands Governments Gamble with State Assets to Secure Vaccine Deal, Bureau of Investigative Journalism (Feb 23 2021), https://tinyurl.com/t2z39a63.

  51. Rich says:
    @Curmudgeon

    NAFTA, WTO and FTAAP aren’t exactly “free trade” in the old sense. They are agreements between nations favoring certain industries and businesses over others trying to ensure the right crew makes a bundle. I’m not in any way supporting treaties that give an advantage to foreign companies with lower labor and manufacturing costs allowing certain connected individuals to invest in, and profit. I’m referring to “free trade” and “free markets” within the US. Getting government off the back of businesses and workers. High taxes and government regulations cost small businesses too much, hampering growth and prosperity.

    I would prefer a system within the US that made manufacturing an alarm clock less expensive in the US than manufacturing and shipping one across the Pacific Ocean then trucking it to the East Coast. Instead of having high tax, high regulation, huge Federal and State governments, we should have tiny federal and state governments and regulations allowing US businesses to manufacture and sell products at a fair price. Preventing foreign governments from “dumping” products on the US in order to capture a market is a legitimate national security issue and should be dealt with. Just as preventing monopolies is another legitimate government issue.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Jokem
  52. Jokem says:
    @Rich

    Here! Here! Rich!

    If we interpreted the Interstate Commerce Clause the way it was intended, the national corporations would have to endure the oppressive tax and regulation but statewide-only companies would not.

    When that happens the heavy hand of big government will ease up.

    Thanks to Wickard v. Filburn, that will not happen.

    • Replies: @Rich
  53. Rich says:
    @Jokem

    Wickard v Filburn is a monumental gift to the feds and from my reading of it, forgets there’s a 10th Amendment to the Constitution. And it was decided unanimously. Stare Decisis went out early in the 20th century though, and with the right judges, this crazy ruling could be overturned. FDR did so much damage to this country, it’s miraculous that we survived this long.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  54. Jokem says:
    @Rich

    Actually, Wickard v Filburn happened during wartime, which can be argued it was within the legal boundaries of what was permissible at the time. The Axis powers have been defeated, and thus, this decision needs to be reconsidered. We can always hope.

  55. Incitatus says:

    “A recent Washington Post/University of Maryland poll found that 34 percent of Americans think violent action against the government can be justifiable.”

    What did pollsters find in Lexington and Concord prior to 19 Apr 1775? Did they parse scores between rebels, loyalists and independents?

    Sad the industry of op-ed polls-and-pundits-for-hire – to say nothing of ‘educational’ 501c3 propaganda mills subsidized by unwitting taxpayers, didn’t exist then. Thank goodness brave organs like Ron Paul’s FREE Foundation broadcast ‘truth’ while charging the poor unwashed (paycheck tax withheld) for the privilege to be brainwashed.

    Go ahead Dr. Ron Paul. Enjoy tax-sheltered revenue from big donors (\$541,919 in 2019)! You’re worth it! Grind out another 600 words with the imprimatur costs (and whims) will be covered, drool collected by poor slobs that actually pay tax and support the government. You, of course, know better. You deliver heavenly advice (which seems cravenly partisan, but what the hell)? You’re on a Godly mission to enrich and flatter yourself.

    “The rising support for violence against government is rooted in the growing (and justified) belief that the people’s liberties are being taken by a ruling class that is indifferent at best, and hostile at worst, to their values and concerns.”

    Which “ruling class”? Are you stupid? No way. You assume we’re stupid.

    American political violence lately became fashionable after a fat, lazy former multiple-bankrupt, former TV Reality star and WWF host, multiple divorced Trump failed at the ballot box, then embraced Biggest Victim Status without proof of fraud, then did all he could to cast doubt on an election GOP officials (his own allies) assured safe. 6 January 2021 ‘Stop the Steal’ violence was in fact aimed at stealing an election long lost to Biden.

    American civil violence is a different animal, usually the product of spontaneous combustion from displays of egregious inequity (e.g. a police arrest and multi-minute on-camera execution for alleged passing counterfeit bills). Of course riots and destruction of property should be prosecuted. Whether they are, or not, remains unexplored in GOP talking points.

    1/6/21 political violence aimed at overturning an election and destroying the Constitution (‘hang Mike Pence’). Yet Trump by accounts watched it on White House TV for three hours without comment. As if he waited to see which way the Putsch would go. So much for his oath to protect and defend.

    That’s the GOP legacy (greatness in vaccine development in showering money on Pharma, soured by macho partisan Mr. Big denial stupidity that voided accomplishment). No surprise Abbott in Texas aborts energy (let peons fight his incompetent multi-million-dollar corporate donors).

    Sad Rep/Dr Ron lamely attempts to defend the GOP as an actual movement, when it’s no more than an amalgamation of oligarchical dimwits energized by Prime 45 Dimwit.

    “We need a Revolution.”

    Right! Screwing taxpayers (posterity) for a GOP donor good time post St-Ronny-Reagan (tripled the national debt – still the record: got to love those resurrected WW2 battlewagons), two tax breaks during Bush’s Afghanistan-Iraq war; another in Trump’s climb to \$7.8 trillion charged to ordinary paycheck slobs.

    How principled. Tell us, Ron Paul, will you bid for moronic Melania Trump’s autographed hat (opening bid \$250,000). Never mind chain migration of her (former) Communist parents into the US and SSI. You (FREE Foundation) need not mention it.

    Ready for the next 600 word turd? Got to earn your keep!

    Good luck, Ron Paul.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  56. @Curmudgeon

    The Market is a euphemism for the money power. Lots of money, lots of Market power. No money, no power. Every oiligarch knows this, as do many ‘libertarian’ misanthropes. It’s the dullards who believe the Randian garbage that worry me. Such stupidity allied to such greed is a dangerous combination.

  57. @Athena

    With Bourla, I am reminded of Ledeen’s observation re. Machiavelli-‘ …listen to his political philosophy, and you will hear the Jewish music’. The Israeli accent, that unmistakable rolling sneer, adds to the impression.

  58. Jokem says:
    @Incitatus

    ‘Ready for the next 600 word turd?’

    You resorted to pejorative language, you lost…

    • Replies: @Incitatus
  59. @Athena

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Pfizer was one of those that was paid to create the vaccine.

    The way Pfizer exerts pressure on governments is DISGUSTING…

    “Disgusting” is an appropriate description IMO. Probably an understatement, though.

    Just for the record, Dr. David Martin names a lot of names, and he places Pfizer at the periphery of the real movers and shakers in Klaus’ Great Reset game. Just a veneer, so to speak, a front to protect the real culprits.

    Dr. David Martin Names the Names behind the Corona Chan “Pandemic” and the Push to Depopulate Earth

    FWIW, here’s the list of all the people in the key slide of Dr. Martin’s presentation –

    Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries
    Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees WEF
    Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action
    Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Canada
    Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the IMF
    Queen Rania of Jordan
    David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Carlyle Group
    Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, WEF
    Marc Benioff, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce
    Thomas Buberl, CEO, AXA
    Laurence Fink, Chairman & CEO, BlackRock
    Orit Gadiesh, Chairman, Bain & Company
    Fabiola Gianotti, Director General, CERN
    L. Rafael Reif, President of MIT
    Mark Schneider, CEO, Nestlé
    Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Defense Minister, Singapore
    Robert Mercer, Renaissance Fund
    Larry Page, Google
    Al Gore, Environmentalist
    Angel Gurría, Secretary General OECD
    Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information Communication Technology, Rwanda
    Yo-Yo Ma, Cellist
    Luis Alberto Moreno, WEF
    Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chairman of Siemens and of Maersk
    Feike Sijbesma, Philco
    Zhu Min, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook/Meta
    Bill Gates, Microsoft
    Herman Gref, CEO, Sberbank
    André Hoffmann, Vice-Chairman Hoffman-La Roche
    Christine Lagarde, President, European Central Bank
    Peter Maurer, President, Red Cross
    Patrice Motsepe, Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals
    Julie Sweet, CEO, Accenture
    Heizo Takenaka, Economist
    Dustin Moskovitz, Open Philanthropy

  60. Athena says:

    Thanks for the list.

    For Canada, Jean Boivin (Blackrock) and Dominique Anglade (member of the trilateral commision and PLC (aka Powercorporation-Maurice Strong-Bronfman) should be added to the list.

    ”Jean Boivin, PhD, Managing Director, is the Head of the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII). The institute leverages BlackRock’s expertise and produces proprietary research to provide insights on the global economy, markets, geopolitics and long-term asset allocation – all to help clients and portfolio managers navigate financial markets.”

    See : http://www.blackrock.com

    See also:

    There is More to BlackRock Than You Might Imagine
    By F. William Engdahl
    http://www.williamengdahl.com/englishNEO18June2021.php

    (exerpts)

    ”A Very BlackRock in Mexico”

    ”Stratfor writes in an April 2011 email, the time BlackRock is establishing its Mexico plans, that a US DEA Special Agent, William F. Dionne confirmed Carlos Slim’s ties to the Mexican drug cartels. Stratfor asks Dionne, “Billy, is the MX (Mexican) billionaire Carlos Slim linked to the narcos?” Dionne replies, “Regarding your question, the MX telecommunication billionaire is.” In a country where 44% of the population lives in poverty you don’t become the world’s richest man in just two decades selling Girl Scout cookies.”

    ”Fink and Mexican PPP”

    ”Notably, BlackRock’s Mexican “friend” Peña Nieto was also “friends” not only with Carlos Slim but with the head of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel, “El Chapo” Guzman. In court testimony in 2019 in New York Alex Cifuentes, a Colombian drug lord who has described himself as El Chapo’s “right-hand man,” testified that just after his election in 2012, Peña Nieto had requested \$250 million from the Sinaloa Cartel before settling on \$100 million.”

    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  61. Federal government collapses and/ or can’t meet its obligations, thus welfare dries up:

    In Appalachia: People grow gardens, hunt, fish, and support their neighbors. They reopen the coal mines, ignoring excessive regulations about climate change nonsense, and work based on common sense local environment protections to produce energy for themselves and others.

    In the Ghetto: rampaging black gangs, looting, rape, murder, inability to form a queue to receive food aid (a la Somalia, etc.). Civilization disintegrates to the level of the jungle within a relatively short period of time. Maybe recovers once a strongman ascends, though obviously not to the previous White subsidized level. Place your bets for exactly how long this would take.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  62. Jokem says:
    @Bing Bong Trump

    In the Ghetto: Once the resources there have been used up, they (and not all of them are black) start going out to the suburbs when the civilized people there are out somewhere trying to make a living.
    You do the math.

  63. @Athena

    Jean Boivin (Blackrock) and Dominique Anglade (member of the trilateral commision and PLC…

    Thanks for those names, absent from Dr. Martin’s list.

    It occurred to me (after the fact) that George Soros is also notable by his absence.

    I’ve read elsewhere that the highest ranks of the Globalist cabal number maybe 3,000 or so. From that, one might speculate a global population of maybe a million or two low-level Globalist stooges beavering away to drag the rest of us into their New World Order.

  64. Cowboy says:

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2022/01/gary-d-barnett/who-will-save-you-from-this-insane-tyranny-only-you-have-the-power-to-save-yourself/

    See the above link contra Dr. Paul. Barnett is one of the most lucid commentators on our current crisis. Why is he not published on Unz Review, Ron?

  65. Incitatus says:
    @Jokem

    All you have is “pejorative”?

    Text-book definition ‘expressing contempt or disproval’?

    What a waste of time!

    • Replies: @Jokem
  66. Jokem says:
    @Incitatus

    If you can suggest a suitable alternative, I will use it.

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