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Barack Obama: Inside the Mind of a Genius

Admit it: you find it curiously comforting to see that neither time nor age nor experience has taught Obama anything: he remains as politically-economically brilliant as he always was. But perhaps over the last seven or so years you’ve not been able to hear him over the noise of his propaganda machine. Well, just yesterday,…

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What Is Government? (Political Cow: Episode 1)

From the College of Subversive Knowledge (SUBSCRIBE): Using two cows as a metaphor for illustrating how various political systems function is a practice that’s been around since at least the 1930’s. Here are a few of the better examples: SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. COMMUNISM:…

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Tank Man

Or the “Unknown Rebel,” as he’s sometimes called: So small and yet so large. That photo is of course from Tiananmen Square, twenty-six years ago today, when the entire world watched an anonymous Chinese man stand alone in front of advancing tanks, not backing down in the face of communist totalitarianism. Surely, it’s one of…

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Don’t Believe In Free-Market Medicine? Have You Ever Seen the Inside of a Venezuelan Supermarket?

Venezuelan supermarket: It was in early autumn of 1989 that the drunkard Boris Yeltsin, soon-to-be president of the Soviet Union, visited, for the first time in his life, a supermarket in Houston, Texas. Not long afterward, in his autobiography Against the Grain, Yeltsin wrote about this watershed moment: “When I saw those shelves crammed with…

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Happy Thanksgiving

It looks as though even some of the Occupy Wall Street people can’t resist the warm allure of heading home for the holidays — despite the fact that these folks are against the true spirit of Thanksgiving: Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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Michael Moore: Old Fashioned Capitalism When “Wealth Was Shared”

In a recent interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, socialist documentarian Michael Moore — who, not coincidentally, made a socialist propaganda movie called Capitalism: A Love Story — revealed Monday (September 27th, 2011) what we all already knew: he has no understanding whatsoever of what capitalism really is. The video clip won’t embed, but you can…

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The Left-Winger’s Big, Big Problem

It is the insurmountable flaw in all leftist philosophy, the insoluble contradiction, the problem that cannot be overcome: No matter what form that leftist philosophy takes — whether it be progressive, egalitarian, democratic-socialist, welfare-statist, communistic, or any other name those of this mindset wish to call it — in order to redistribute wealth, there must…

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The Man Without A Plan

I thought the following was exceptionally accurate. From ex-liberal Roger Simon: President Obama’s been taking a lot of flak lately for not having a plan. First it was about Libya, but now — even more importantly because, as we know, all politics is local (until it’s not) — about the budget. The latest White House…

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Dalai Lama Discloses How Unenlightened He Is

The Dalai Lama — a nominal voice for platitudes of “peace and compassion,” and whom many regard as a kind of messiah — just recently revealed how unenlightened he actually is, telling a group of Chinese students at the University of Minnesota, that he, the Dalai Lama, is, (and I quote) “a Marxist” — though,…

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Labor Unions And Their Communist Allies

As I’ve long said: labor unions and communism go together like white wine and fish. Anonymous photo journalist Zombie recently confirmed that. The following photos were captured by Zombie on May 5, 2011, at the May Day rally in downtown Los Angeles. This event was co-sponsored by the SEIU — a gigantic socialist labor organization…

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How Laissez-Faire and Private Property Saved The Pilgrims

In May of 1606, the first American settlers arrived in Jamestown. What they found when they came to the Virginia Tidewater Region (which is where these original 104 set up their colony) was a breathtakingly fertile chunk of land. And so it was that these first American settlers discovered more resources than they could at…

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What’s the Difference Between Communism, Socialism, Progressivism, & Welfare Statism

Communism is a species of the genus socialism. It is one of the many variations on the theme. Communism explicitly calls for the violent overthrow of government. In theory, it is an anarchist ideology which believes that the state will one day magically “wither away,” as Karl Marx famously phrased it, though only after an…

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Middle-of-the-Road Policy Leads to Socialism

Economics deals with society’s fundamental problems; it concerns everyone and belongs to all. It is the main and proper study of every citizen (Ludwig von Mises, Human Action). The following address was delivered before the University Club of New York, April 18, 1950, by Doctor Ludwig von Mises: How Middle-of-the-Road Policy Leads to Socialism The…

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Political Theory: Theory of Government

Political theory is the theory of government. It is a sub-branch of ethics, and economics, in turn, is a sub-branch of politics. Ethics — the science of human action — precedes politics because politics is the science of human action in societies, and societies are composed only of individuals. For this reason, the individual has…

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Vasily Grossman

The Russian writer Vasily Grossman was born in 1905 in what is now the Ukrainian town of Berdichev. At that time, Berdichev was still part of the Russian Empire. Vasily Grossman attended high school in Kiev and then the University of Moscow. He graduated from University in 1929 with a degree in chemical engineering. He…

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