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Current Events and Continuing Education for October 31, 2022

"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."

-James Madison

 

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As Americans prepare to go to the polls...

A Final Word

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Complications Of The Ukraine War' and 'The Authorities Are Our Enemies'

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Spotlights on the past that help bring clarity to the present:

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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"There are two distinct classes of men...those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes."

-Thomas Paine

 

You can't understand the present if you don't understand the past...

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

October 31- In 1517, Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. In 1864, Nevada is admitted as the 36th of the United States of America.  In 1892, Arthur Conan Doyle publishes 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'.  In 1913, the first transcontinental highway in the USA is completed.  In 1968, claiming progress in the Paris peace talks, Lyndon Johnson announces a halt to most military activity in Vietnam in order to improve the electoral chances for the Democratic ticket in the upcoming election.  In reality, the war will go on for another six-and-a-half years.

 

Anniversaries of interest for each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter below.

  

Fear nothing but God's judgment as to your honesty and your courage

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"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams

HEY, People!

Please don't just read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or approvingly and then move on to other things. I don't post in order to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with perspectives and arguments with which to educate others, and in the expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things, especially in recognition of the fact that my posts are heavily suppressed. They will NOT get out if you don't get them out.

Remember, we won't win by only YOU knowing what I present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.

So, Next Tuesday Is Election Day...

...and few election days have ever been as important as this one.

NEXT TUESDAY IS NOT so important because Republicans can take control of Congress. Republicans have controlled the entirety of the federal government many times and have done precious little-- if anything-- worthwhile or virtuous. Rather, next Tuesday is so important because it is the opportunity for the American people to strip power from the Democrats who have been deliberately destroying this great country and waging steady war against Western Civilization as a whole, to boot.

Necessarily, rescuing America from Democrat sociopaths eating away at her substance under pretended existential threats such as "climate change", "pandemics" and "domestic terrorism" means electing Republicans. In the case of many candidates from that party, this means voting for some pretty odious characters.

After all, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are nominal Republicans, and as bad as they both are, each has been found pleasing by so many of their Republican colleagues in office as to have been granted positions of leadership. I can think of few more powerful indicators that the Republican party is hardly that of the angels.

Heck, Lindsey Graham is a Republican. Mitt Romney is a Republican. John McCain was a Republican, along with Dick Cheney, John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Nikki Haley, and so on and on.

BUT... we've all got to vote Republican. As much as it pains me to say it, voting third party this time around would be madness. Nothing must come before the imperative of halting the rapid erosion of our hard-won speech rights, property rights, and painstakingly-constructed liberty-and-prosperity-nurturing cultural norms by the gibbering nihilists chewing on all of it right now in a frothy fury.

I am a life-long Libertarian, and I have friends running for office this year under that party's mantle. None of them will get my vote this time around. None should get your votes.

This time around, everyone must hold their noses and vote so as to successfully evict the Democrat lunatics from every office possible. As it happens, there is an unusually large cadre of actually-worthwhile Republicans on the ballot this year, so things are not as bad as they could be. But even the crappy ones need to be supported-- this one time-- where they are the only alternative to Democrats.

PUT NO FAITH IN POLLS, of which we have all been hearing much these last few days. Not only are polls unreliable in any event, but they can also be used as weapons to hobble actual turnout, which is all that matters. People who have been led to believe that their side has a lock on success can become a bit relaxed about getting to the polls and helping make it really happen.

At the same time, polls showing one side on the back foot can motivate the adherents of that side to show up in greater numbers than they otherwise might. This year every single person awake to the harm being done to American well-being over the last two years must turn out, no matter how things might seem to be going.

VOTE IN PERSON ON ELECTION DAY, if it's not already too late for you to do that. Be part of a massive physical presence at every polling place. This will help intimidate and discourage anyone considering another campaign of lies about the outcome.

If there are exit pollsters on hand, seek them out and announce your votes.

AND ABOVE ALL, keep your powder dry. As I posted here as long ago as April of 2021:

Are You Counting On The 2022 Elections To Set Things Right? Don't Be Naive.

Those trying to conquer and subdue you are doing everything in their power to make themselves incapable of being dislodged, no matter how large a majority wants to dislodge them.

I HAVE BEEN TROUBLED TO SEE increasingly common expressions by opponents of those currently huddled behind the barbed wire and troops in Washington and many statehouses suggesting a belief that 2022 will see everything mended. This is the notion that the folks who:

...are going to let election day 2022 arrive without having used all the control they currently enjoy to set themselves up another apparent victory at the polls.

Even after having already demonstrated their willingness to do so, and their ability to do so even without having control of the Senate and the Presidency.

Sure they are.

LET ME POINT SOMETHING OUT about the behavior of the Democrats and their allies in the media over the last four months. As noted in my final bullet-point above, everything has been rush-rush. There's only one reason for that kind of franticness, and that is the nervous knowledge that all of the new impositions are being done on stolen time.

That is, when your agenda is actually supported by a majority, there is no need for frantic haste. Things can and will be done at a calmer, more deliberate pace, and with some consideration of the sensibilities-- even if not the wishes-- of the minority.

Haste is only needed when imposing an agenda which is NOT supported by a majority of the American people. Now, think about the implications of this point and the behavior we have been witnessing by the Biden administration.

These folks-- Biden and those behind him-- engineered their acquisition of power, and did so by the commission of many crimes. They are not going to take the slightest chance on their enemies gaining control of the apparatus of the state and undoing their enactments and possibly punishing them for their offenses, as well.

These are desperate and completely unscrupulous people with an awful lot on the line, and with a taste of what shamelessness can do for them rolling around in their mouths. They will do all they can to secure their gains, by any means necessary.

THINK ABOUT ALL OF THIS, and then make it your business to disabuse anyone clinging to pipe dreams about "off-year Republican control of the House" and the like. Just as the "Q-Anon" fraud kept many Americans on their sofas waiting for a mythical someone else to leap out of the bushes with the fix for all the badness, the delusion about 2022 will keep a lot of good folks sitting around doing nothing, or uselessly focused on party political activity.

This is not the time for complacency and confidence in your chances "next time". There isn't going to be a "next time".

Waiting for "next time" is Gulliver laying down for a nap only to awaken helplessly lashed to the ground by a thousand cords slipped upon him by thousands of tiny assailants, all of whom he could have swept away with one blow had he been alert to the need.

Waiting for "next time" is the foolishness against which Patrick Henry warns in his justly-famous "Liberty or Death" speech:

They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.

Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.

Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Let us not be guilty of such foolishness (and in that same vein, don't miss the 'Anniversaries' for this date, the first of which is particularly instructive and inspiring).

(Some may be interested in the rest of that article, even though now 18 months old; find it here.)

One final thought: As a general rule, the default choice on all ballot proposals this time around should be NO.

Though I can't speak directly to all such proposals in every state, here in Michigan nearly all are efforts by Democrats anticipating an election drubbing and trying to cement some of their bad positions into place by other means. This is likely to be true elsewhere, as well. Read them all carefully and warily.

"All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed."

--I. F. Stone

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Tools For Leveraging The CtC Superpower

You've got magic in your hands, if you will use it...

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The Income Tax Law, In Seven Pages

Really.

HERE IS THE LAW, IN 7 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW THE SCHEME WORKS, IN 8 PAGES.

HERE IS HOW TO OVERCOME THE SCHEME AND ENFORCE THE LAW, IN 256 PAGES.

Share these all, everywhere you can. Be your most creative self in sending and "selling" these links. Do memes; make gifs; respond to everything in the news that would be or have been better had the state been small, or if Americans kept their money for their own uses.

If you pay attention to the news and train yourself to apply these perspectives, you will see a dozen things of which you can make use in awakening other Americans to the virtues of having the income tax correctly administered. Please, for my sake, for your own sake, for the sake of your children and their future, make that use.

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Not Letting This "Crisis" Go To Waste...

...an important action item opportunity.

FRIENDS, THE SPORADIC BITS OF EASING of the despotic measures to which most of the country has been subjected under the fraudulent mantle of COVID-19 mitigation should not be allowed to bleed off the head of steam you probably had been developing. The offenses happened, and they're far from over. Stay hot.

And while you are all warmed up, and while others, if they're smart, are just as hot, I'd like you to send an email (and Facebook post, or whatever) with the following content to everyone you can (with a request that they pass it along, in turn):

[Name], since March of 2020 you've watched as over-fed state power has been used to literally destroy classical Western civilization and impose a new despotic paradigm. No dissent or debate permitted-- no permission or agreement sought.

YOU KNOW where this will end up if the arrogant state power being used to make this happen isn't radically diminished in size, influence, resources and popular support, and exposed as an opportunistic exploiter of legal ignorance (an ignorance which it has been nurturing in the average mind for decades).

Those things having not yet happened, you should be quaking in your boots-- and you probably are.

Isn't it time-- and past time-- for you to begin helping to make those desperately-needed defensive changes take place? There is only one way these things can happen short of a who-knows-what we'll-end-up-with explosion of violence. I'm going to show it to you.

Read this little two-page document. Click on the links at the end.

When you're done with that reading, you'll know what to do next.

BTW, REMEMBER, ALSO, THAT EVERY AMERICAN has lately been given a stark lesson in the fact that government officials at all levels will lie to you and violate the law without batting an eye. They will do so any time it serves their agenda, and you don't call them out for it.

If you know anyone who has been persisting in denial on the truth about the income tax, you know such nonsense is usually be grounded in some version or another of, "That can't be true..." or "They would never do something like that...". Now's the time to put a pin in that delusional bubble.

As the C19 hoax has starkly shown, "that" certainly CAN be true, and they certainly WOULD do something like that.

Use this evidence in all your outreach efforts.

"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

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Regarding Trolleries

(Deceitful efforts to discourage Americans from learning the truth about the "income tax")

 

FOR ALL THE YEARS SINCE 2003 when CtC was first published, the government has engaged in a concerted effort to frighten people away from its truths. This effort involves official government websites and press releases touting an occasional court ruling that appears to be at odds with some CtC-revelation (but without details sufficient to expose the real substance of the ruling)-- and sometimes even more mendacious behavior.

Click here for the rest of this article

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Are the presentations and resources offered on this site and in my other work of any value to you?

Tim Kendrick has posted a video on YouTube regarding donations. I didn't know what to do about it to begin with; I don't do what I do intending for anyone to feel obligated in any way.

But of course, no one IS obligated. I will continue to make my work freely-available here, and in my books for only the cost of a cheap paperback.

Thus, even though I post it here below, Tim's very thoughtful personal resolution and encouragement to others is just an invitation for consideration by those who may not be conscious of the fact that I can't do what I do without support. No one is to feel any pressure from it; if it moves anyone to act let it be solely because it seems right.

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How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple:

KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX IN DETAIL

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE RESOURCES

BE FAMILIAR WITH THE SCAMS, THE MISUNDERSTANDINGS, AND THE TROLL-POLLUTION

TAKE CHARGE IN YOUR STATE FORUM, HELPING EVERYONE TO THINK CLEARLY AND STAY ON TOPIC

All-in-all, just be the sort of person for others that you would go to yourself for trustworthy leadership.

Leadership is a challenge. But it's not complicated, and you can do it.

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Are You Having Trouble Spreading The Word?

SKEPTICISM (SOMETIMES INVOKED BY FEAR) IS TO BE EXPECTED when you're trying to explain to someone that everything they've been encouraged their whole lives to believe about something as entrenched and significant as the income tax is basically nonsense. So here's a way to help cut through the resistance:

Ask your listener how he or she would react if you were to show an announcement from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue admitting that the tax doesn't apply to the earnings of most Americans and is misapplied most of the time because people don't understand how it works? Or how about if you showed a ruling from the Supreme Court saying the same?

Now you just have to explain that you're going to show exactly those things-- but because the state really doesn't want people to know this, these things haven't been said quite as forthrightly as we would all wish. It's going to take a bit more work to take these admissions in than is sufficient for just reading a press release. But it'll be worth the effort...

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The Liberating Truth About The 16th Amendment

IF YOU'RE NOT SPREADING THIS LINK with every bit of energy you can, to school libraries, homeschool families and community groups, your neighbors, your family members, your pastors and co-congregationalists, journalists, lawyers, CPAs, members of congress, tax-agency workers, Wikipedia, Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Tax Foundation, everyone in the "tax honesty" movement, the 9/11 truth movement, other activist movements and everyone else, you have only yourself to blame for your troubles with the tax, and a whole lot else of which you might complain. It's on you.

WRITE A NICE, FRIENDLY AND BRIEF introductory note explaining what will be seen at the link-- cryptic is bad; excited is good-- and then send this WMI (weapon of mass instruction) far and wide.

Remember: Real Americans don't accommodate fog, lies and a sliding scale of adherence to the rule of law. Real American men and women stand up for the truth and the law, come what may, knowing that it is only by setting the bar at the top and enforcing it, come what may, that liberties are secured.

"Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated."

-Thomas Paine

 

OUTREACH!!!

JOB ONE, PEOPLE!!! SPREAD. THE. WORD.

ONLY ONE THING WILL WIN YOU YOUR LIBERTY: Spreading the truth. Accordingly, I've assembled outreach resources into a new, dedicated page. Find it here, and please, USE THESE TOOLS!! I can't do this all by myself.

"In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

-George Orwell

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Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)

Complications Of The Ukraine War

by Christopher Caldwell

According to what we hear from the White House and from the television networks, the issues at stake in the Ukraine War are simple. They concern the evil of Vladimir Putin, who woke up one morning and chose, whether out of sadism or insanity, to wreak unspeakable violence on his neighbors. Putin’s actions are described as an “unprovoked invasion” of a noble democracy by a corrupt autocracy. How we ought to respond is assumed to be a no-brainer. The United States has pledged vast quantities of its deadliest weaponry, along with aid that is likely to run into the hundreds of billions of dollars, and has brought large parts of the world economy—particularly in Europe—to a standstill.

Now, whenever people in power tell you something is a no-brainer, there’s a good chance that it’s a brainer. And the Ukraine War is more complicated than we’ve been led to assume.

There are reasons why the U.S. might want to project power into the Black Sea region. But we must not ignore that the politics of the region are extraordinarily complex, that the Ukraine conflict is full of paradoxes and optical illusions, and that the theater we are entering has been, over the past 150 years, the single most violent corner of the planet. And unless we learn to respect the complexity of the situation, we risk turning it into something more dangerous, both for Europeans and for ourselves.

Historic Roots of the Conflict

Putin invaded Ukraine after the U.S. rejected his demand for a guarantee that Ukraine not join NATO. We don’t have to excuse Putin, but we should note that, until quite recently, having Ukraine in NATO was a prospect that struck even many American foreign policy thinkers as a bad idea. These included George Kennan, who was one of the architects of the NATO alliance when the Cold War began in the late 1940s. Kennan was still alert and active, at about 90 years of age, when NATO won the Cold War at the turn of the 1990s. And in 1997, during the Clinton administration, he warned that American plans to push NATO borders “smack up to those of Russia” was the “greatest mistake of the entire post–Cold War era.”

John Mearsheimer, a professor at the University of Chicago, is a forceful representative of Kennan’s viewpoint. Mearsheimer is skeptical of “idealist” crusades, like the one in Iraq that George W. Bush drew the country into in 2003. He thinks President Bush dramatically overestimated the degree to which the U.S. could spread its values and its institutions. In light of present events, he especially faults Bush’s push to bring the former Soviet Republics of Georgia and Ukraine into NATO in 2008.

A lot of Americans in government at the time felt the same. One was William Burns, then President Bush’s ambassador in Moscow, now President Biden’s Director of Central Intelligence. In a memo to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Burns wrote the following:

Ukrainian entry into NATO is the brightest of all red lines for the Russian elite (not just Putin). In more than two-and-a-half years of conversations with key Russian players, from knuckle-draggers in the dark recesses of the Kremlin to Putin’s sharpest liberal critics, I have yet to find anyone who views Ukraine in NATO as anything other than a direct challenge to Russian interests. [It would be seen] as throwing down the strategic gauntlet. Today’s Russia will respond. Russian-Ukrainian relations will go into a deep freeze. . . . It will create fertile soil for Russian meddling in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

In thinking about why this would be the “brightest of all red lines,” consider why it was that the Ukraine problem didn’t get resolved at the end of the Cold War.

Russia is a vast country—the largest in the world. It’s not so much a country as an empire. Even today it has dozens of ethnic republics in it. Maybe you’ve heard of Chechnya or Tatarstan. But have you heard of Tuva? Or Mari-El? Or the Republic of Sakha? Sakha is four times the size of Texas, but it disappears inside of Russia. Back in the day, of course, this vast Russian empire was part of another empire, famously referred to by Ronald Reagan as the Evil Empire—that is, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. There were 15 Soviet Republics, including Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic states, Armenia, and Turkestan. And that bigger empire was part of an even bigger empire, which included the Eastern European “captive nations” of Poland and Hungary.

When Communism collapsed in the early 1990s, all these countries found their way to independence, most of them peacefully, some of them bloodily. But Ukraine, while nominally independent, remained bound to Russia in a number of informal ways—sometimes willingly, sometimes reluctantly. Russia kept its Black Sea fleet in Crimea, unmolested by Ukraine. Ukraine got cheap gas and desperately needed financial assistance.

Why wasn’t Ukraine able to make a clean break? Not because it forgot to. Not for lack of can-do spirit. It was just a really hard problem. With the possible exception of Latvia, Ukraine was the most Russian of the non-Russian Soviet Republics. Russian has for a long time been the language of its big cities, of its high culture, and of certain important regions.

If you had to give a one-word answer to what this Ukraine War is about, you would probably say Crimea. Crimea is a peninsula jutting out into the middle of the Black Sea. It’s where the great powers of Europe fought the bloodiest war of the century between Napoleon and World War I. It is a defensive superweapon. The country that controls it dominates the Black Sea and can project its military force into Europe, the Middle East, and even the steppes of Eurasia. And since the 1700s, that country has been Russia. Crimea has been the home of Russia’s warm water fleet for 250 years. It is the key to Russia’s southern defenses.

Crimea found itself within the borders of Ukraine because in 1954, the year after Stalin died, his successor Nikita Khrushchev signed it over to Ukraine. Historians now hotly debate why he did that. But while Crimea was administratively Ukrainian, it was culturally Russian. It showed on several occasions that it was as eager to break with Ukrainian rule as Ukraine was to break with Russian rule. In a referendum in January 1991, 93 percent of the citizens of Crimea voted for autonomy from Ukraine. In 1994, 83 percent voted for the establishment of a dual Crimean/Russian citizenship. We’ll leave aside the referendum held after the Russians arrived in 2014, which resulted in a similar percentage but remains controversial.

Enter the United States

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...and then proceed to the afterword below...

 

Afterword

“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”

-James Madison

GREAT SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS by Christopher Caldwell-- I hope everyone read it all the way through. That said, there are a couple of important points to make to round out the picture.

First of all, I want to take this opportunity to address the seemingly reflexive characterization of Vladimir Putin (and to a lesser degree, Russia itself) as basically evil, even by those arguing against US behavior in Ukraine.

Caldwell is not guilty of this calumny, it must be said-- or at least, not in this speech. He reminds us of its ubiquity, opening his remarks with the observation that the demonization of Putin is an integral part of the US propaganda package on the Ukraine war, while not adopting that characterization for himself.

Unfortunately, in that restraint Caldwell is exceptional. Almost every other pundit-- again, even those critical of US actions in Ukraine-- seems compelled to pepper their commentaries with boilerplate condemnations of Putin as a monster (albeit, as we learn by the end, one with whom we must come to peaceful terms).

This practice is both tedious and counterproductive to the pundit's own message, and it is also false. The fact is, the evidence shows Vladimir Putin to actually be a solid statesman and very sober and well-intentioned leader, against whom a relentless smear campaign has been waged for decades-- since Putin stepped in and thwarted the looting of Russia begun during the Yeltsin years-- by US actors with personal political and economic interests in the defamations.

In the enormous volume of "news" by which Americans are inundated at all times, it is easy to let sustained, officially-sanctioned propaganda simply settle in to perpetual residence in the subconscious, and this has happened in regard to Putin. For instance, upon its mention, everyone will remember the accusations of Putin having poisoned the Skripals in Britain with Novichok. What will not be remembered is that this was a manifestly bogus story (see this and links therein for a good dissection), meant to poison Western minds.

Likewise, everyone will remember-- at some varying level of consciousness, but certainly at a level influential of a residual feeling about Putin-- the equally bogus story about the Novichok poisoning of so-called Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

A good, thoughtful and in-depth debunk of the Navalny smear can be found here; see this for a more amusing but still insightful further commentary on this propaganda.

Then let's not forget the fake "bounty for killing American soldiers in Afghanistan" story. And then, of course, there's "Russiagate", and its false narrative about Russian interference in US elections-- the big lie that has been generating fog in way too many brains for years now, and delivering a big side benefit to the deep state behind all of this with its corollary falsehood smearing Julian Assange for being a Russian asset in furtherance of the overall fictional scheme.

See a good commentary on the Russia-bashing phenom overall here. CJ Hopkins offers a typically-well-barbed skewering of the whole thing, along with more important points of perspective, here.

The point of all this is to condemn and discourage the routine bone-throw of a Putin smear to the neo-can nutcase crowd by every pundit writing otherwise sensible articles criticizing US behavior in Ukraine. Just stop that, people. It makes your worthy and very important critiques into "two steps forward, one step back" affairs, at best.

Even Christopher Caldwell, while not engaging in overt Putin-bashing himself, brushes up against the bad practice by failing to rebut the routine demonization of Putin and Russia to which he alludes in his opening paragraph. Not as bad an offense as it could be, but in light of the object of his argument, which is to encourage an American reset into seeking a legitimate modus vivendi with both entities, it makes the piece also not as good an effort as it could be.

MY OTHER COMMENT ON CALDWELL'S GENERALLY EXCELLENT speech is to observe a few more areas of counter-productive equivocation or omission. Among these is his hasty brushing past of the legitimacy of the pro-annexation referenda in the areas recently-reabsorbed in Russia proper, which Caldwell says "remain[] controversial". The truth is those referenda remain the object of continuing condemnations and dismissals as "illegitimate" by the same crowd behind the Skripal, Navalny, "bounties" and "Russiagate" frauds, but the actual evidence overwhelmingly supports the complete legitimacy of those referenda and the subsequent annexations. See this (and linked pages therein) for that evidence.

Similarly, Caldwell disturbingly and harmfully soft-pedals the relentless corruption of official United States behavior in and about Ukraine (by which I mean the behavior of United States officials). Everything the US has done in regard to Ukraine over the last 20 years has been bad-- as detailed here and here to importantly-greater depth than Caldwell provides-- and this fact should be the starting point in any effort to persuade the American people and their representatives to change course.

As long as Americans are allowed to harbor the false notions that Putin and Russia are bad, bad bad! and the US is a blameless white knight doing right, arguing for a US stand-down is a very tough sell. The bows to US pretensions of righteousness, both directly and by denigration of Putin and Russia, must be abandoned and all critics of US policy must begin speaking plainly and honestly.

As Caldwell most surprisingly fails to discuss, a failure to change US behavior in Ukraine very definitely means a steady escalation down the dark path to nuclear war.

ALL-IN-ALL, I have only this to say further: We Americans-- even those of us not in positions of power or high offices-- have a moral responsibility for what is done by Washington, both in other peoples' homes and in our own. We also have a Founder-provided means for imposing a much-needed corrective on those who do bad things in our names.

One simple act by each individual American will do the trick, and it needs no approval or agreement from any institutional authority. That one simple thing will function as a catalyst, compelling the beneficial reorganization of our whole societal and political structure as a natural and inevitable process.

You can see a learn all about this solution in this little two-page paper. Read it, think about it, share it.

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The Authorities Are Our Enemies

by James Howard Kunstler

The people who run things in this country don’t deserve your respect or allegiance. They are at war with you. They want you and your children dead.

Welcome to the New Age, where authority has no authority and does not deserve to act with any authority, but will act as if it does, anyway, and then lie to you about it. Nowhere is this quandary more vivid than in the racketeering operation formerly known as medicine.

As if there has not already been enough official fuckery over the lab-birthed Covid-19 virus, the CDC’s Vaccine Advisory Committee voted on Thursday to add Pfizer’s and Moderna’s mRNA shots to its childhood vaccine schedule. The vote was 15 to 0 — a final supreme gesture of contempt for the people of this land.

Had none of the committee members seen reports of mRNA-vaccinated children dropping dead from myocarditis induced by the vaccines? Or read about the effect of the vaxxes on the reproductive organs? Or the enhanced incidence of cancer? Or heard about the damage that the shots instigate in human immune systems? If not, that would be astounding. The news is all over the place (if not in the mainstream news media). Was any of this discussed in their deliberations? I don’t think so, but we may never know.

Adding the mRNA shots to the official vaccine schedule will make permanent the liability shield their makers enjoy under the current emergency use authorization (EUA). Pfizer and Moderna are now off-the-hook for any responsibility, unless fraud over the vaxxes is proven in a court of law. Given the vast evidence of harms done by these products, will that be a difficult thing to do? Consider: cases for fraud can be brought in any jurisdiction of the USA, not just in the notoriously corrupt DC federal district court, which does not recognize crime for what it is (crime).

This is the first time that a pharmaceutical under an EUA has been admitted to the childhood vaccine schedule. The Vaccine Advisory Committee said it was okay because it consulted with the Department of Justice’s Office of General Counsel, and the lawyers there said it was okay. One might ask: is it within the purview of the DOJ’s Office of General Counsel to review the medical criteria for such a decision? The answer must be no. How are they qualified? You may be certain they did not parse the drug trial data on the mRNA products, or study the official reports of deaths and injuries. In short, they know nothing. Their authority in the matter is vacated.

Since many states and localities go by the CDC’s vaccine guidelines, as well as pediatricians, then millions of children will be required to get the shots to attend school. So, the CDC has not only put an as-yet-untold number of kids on the road to disability, infertility, and death, but it may have coincidentally destroyed public schooling in America.

The so-called “uptake” on mRNA shots for children has been paltry. Parents do not want their kids to get the shots. Do you know why? I’ll tell you: Because, unlike the experts who sit on the CDC’s Vaccine Advisory Committee, many parents have actually read about the serious adverse reactions in young people who get the shots. And many more have heard enough horrifying rumors — despite the criminal delinquency of the major news media in ignoring any negative news about the vaxxes — prompting these parents to steer clear of vaxxing their children. Other countries have officially and altogether discontinued mRNA vaxxes for children. Do you think that’s for no reason?

If the schools require mRNA shots, then many parents will not send their kids to these schools. Parents have plenty of other reasons to want to withdraw their kids from public schools, not least the pervasive race-and-gender hustle that is replacing actual pedagogy in this country. The schools are now hostage to Marxist lunatics, launched from colleges and universities that are likewise captured by Marxist lunatics. They seek to overturn Western Civilization and its long train of accomplishments in discovering how the world works. They seek to replace all that with a set of wishful fairy tales that don’t comport with reality. Why would any sane parent subject their child to such a wicked regime? Might this not provoke a rebellion against paying the exorbitant school taxes all across America?

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Afterword

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

-Voltaire

ANOTHER KUNSTLER PIECE ALREADY! What can I say? I'm really enjoying this guy's insight and deftness of presentation (well-salted with wit and well-peppered with snark).

Here Kunstler delivers a two-fer: He focuses primarily on a proper condemnation of the grotesque prostitution of the US public health apparatus to the pharmaceutical industry, while also offering an uplifting recognition of the unintended positive side-effect of that sell-out by way of American parents being yet further motivated to rescue their children from government schools.

One step back, three steps forward!

As regards that latter point, let me direct all parents reading these words (and all readers who know parents) to my little LHC section on the subject of home-schooling, in which are offered some resources and some reassurances debunking the lies told about the practice by those with an interest in controlling the upbringing of other people's kids. Find that section here.

AS REGARDS KUNSTLER'S PRIMARY POINT, I can only say what I always say after any commentary showcasing, and condemning corruption or other bad behavior by American government actors: We Americans-- even those of us not in positions of power or high offices-- have a moral responsibility for what is done by every such malefactor.

We are not just the victims of these folks. We are their enablers, as well-- if we have not stood up and taken control of how much of our wealth facilitates their offices and their actions.

Happily we CAN stand up and take control, using a Founder-provided means for imposing a much-needed corrective on those who do bad things in our names and with our resources.

One simple act by each individual American will do the trick, and it needs no approval or agreement from any institutional authority. That one simple thing will function as a catalyst, compelling the beneficial reorganization of our whole societal and political structure as a natural and inevitable process.

You can see a learn all about this solution in this little two-page paper. Read it, think about it, share it.

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A Little Extra

EVEN AS ARDENT A STATIST as Abraham Lincoln, in announcing his willingness to burn the Southern states to the ground in order to keep them paying the tariff for the benefit of Northern interests in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, paid at least lip service to the Founders design of leaving control over the fuel available to feed the fires Washington wants to light in the hands of the individual citizenry when he said, "Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it, unless my rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite means..."

Held over great reading recommendations:

Disinformation-How it works

by Brandon Smith

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The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie

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I mean someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated, far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?

 

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C'mon! CtC can't be right! You're crazy!

If CtC were actually right, it would mean the government's been concealing and denying and suppressing the truth for years on end, and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

(Edward Snowden, come home! It was all just a bad dream; there really is No Such Agency!)

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Resources:

Selected Features From Recent Editions:

As Americans prepare to go to the polls...

It's A Good Time To Share Some More Victories

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The madness continues, and worsens:

Again, On The Situation In Ukraine

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Slouching Toward Endgame

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Among other clarifications and corrections,

What Pro-Lifers Mean By "No Exceptions For The Life Of The Mother"

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The madness continues, and worsens:

On The Situation In Ukraine And The Nordstream Sabotage

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Though only responsible themselves for one of two crimes being committed,

Aliens Wandering Around Texas ARE Illegals, Judge Napolitano

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"Trans care" crimes; mislabeling abortion; "identity politics"; and so-called "emergency powers"...

More Comments And Observations, In Brief

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Uncle Sam's Long Trail Of Wreckage

 

Because they seem necessary:

Cognitive Inoculations Against Selected Misunderstandings, Misinformation And Madness

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Global Uprising

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Humbly offered:

A Legislative Agenda For The Protection Of America's Kids And Culture

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A few comments on crickets, lesser meal worms, and the like, along with some great...

Pictures Worth A Thousand Words

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Mike Pompeo and CIA Sued for Illegal Surveillance of Assange's Visitors

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It may seem strange to hear this, but,

A "Right To Abortion" Is NOT A "Right To Kill An Unborn Child" (Or Fetus, Or Whatever Label You Prefer...)

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With all the darkness out there it's a good time to lighten things up, so...

Let's Celebrate Some Victories By The Good Guys!

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

White Slaves And Other Inconvenient Historical Facts

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It's about time...

A Welcome IRS Admission Debunking The "ARG44" Hoax

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Selected observations on current topics, starting with:

What The Evidence Suggests Is REALLY Going On In Washington, And Why

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The 1968-69 "Hong Kong Flu Pandemic Revisited

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This is not mere rhetoric:

What A REAL "Existential Threat" Looks Like

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Insight into one of the more important contests in this year's election, and,

A Showcase Of Today's Republican Political Spectrum

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Congress Showers The Pentagon With Cash While Americans Pinch Pennies

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This is not mere rhetoric:

It's Declaration Day

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Regarding the inherent anti-Americanism of EVs and the illegality of "preferred pronoun" punishments,

A Couple Of Quick Comments

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

How Sex Became Gender

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Sharing interesting information about a few things, including:

Key Facts About "Fossil Fuels"; A Miracle Medical Treatment; More...

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Purveyors of gender confusion have succeeded in a disturbing imposition of,

Life Imitating Art

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Going To War For Globalism

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As I celebrate more real American heroes, I have to ask,

How Many Times Does This Have To Be Said?

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The Founders understood, and we should, too:

Why Americans Need Weapons Of War

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Monkeypoxmania

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In a classic "disinformation" campaign,

'2000 Mules' Is Attacked With Shameless Lies

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Col. Douglas Macgregor Shares Important Truths About Ukraine

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Let's discuss something that doesn't exist under the rule of law...

A Few Words About Executive Department Latitude

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Now more than ever America needs to learn how to,

Bring 'Em Out Alive

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Brief comments on selected subjects of interest:

Potpourri

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Is There Any Chance of Restoring Our Lost Freedoms?

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I've explained this before but it matters more than ever now:

Kamala Harris Is Not Legally Qualified For Office

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Now that corruption has come to a head in the UK...

Lawyers For Julian Assange Must Be Sent This Material

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Kramatorsk Train Station Attack

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The brainwashing of the American people is deep in the spin cycle, and calls out loudly for some countervailing, truth-based,

Narrative Management

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The Magic Kingdom Is Coming For Your Kids

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As lunatics in Washington and many statehouses attack the civilization that made us prosperous and free,

Let's Celebrate Some New Victories By Americans Who Are Saying "NO!" To The Madness

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The US Press Again Becomes A Conduit For Pro-War Propaganda

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Along with some housekeeping notes, the Irish Letter, and a salute to Greg Abbott for a recent virtuous act:

Cutting Through The Mind-Numbing War-Monger Drumbeat

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

It's Always About Fear

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Three things, starting with:

I Keep Saying This-- Why Don't I Hear Anyone Saying "Amen"?

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Why Die for Ukraine?

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At long last... but with caveats...

The CDC Finally Admits The Superiority Of Naturally-Acquired Immunity

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On "playing it safe"...

It's A Good Time To Remember That In The End, It's All On Us

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

A Tale Of Two Authoritarians

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At long last...

I Believe We Are About Ready To Turn The Corner

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

Farewell, 2021, year of weird speaking

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It's that time again:

Resolution Day

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It's time to get serious; it's time to get angry.

A Recap Of The Recent Past And A Prescription For The Future

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

The Malicious, Historically Illiterate 1619 Project Keeps Rolling On

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An uplifting poem by William Cullen Bryant which is especially fit for the times in which we find ourselves:

The Antiquity Of Freedom

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Winter is upon us, and we must take action against it.

Some Sober Observations-- Dark And Light-- To Consider As We Go Forward

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Biden's Bounty On Your Life: Hospitals' Incentive Payments For COVID-19'

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Virtue can be found all over this wonderful country of ours:

A Small But Bright Point Of Light

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Short takes on selected items in the news...

Comments In Brief

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This is important, especially now...

The REAL Story Of Thanksgiving

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The First "Climate Change" Diagnosis Is Here. It Will Not Be The Last'

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Catholic Archbishop Viganò calls for a halt of the goose-step march to madness and death.

A Thoughtful And Persuasive Rejection Of mRNA "Vaccines"

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Short takes on selected items in the news...

Comments In Brief

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'"The Public Good" Isn't Mark Zuckerberg's-- Or Congress's-- Priority'

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Putting the lie to a vicious narrative theme:

Those Saying "NO!" To "Vaccine" Mandates Are NOT Quitting Their Jobs

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Liberty in Peril'

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Here's a good way of knocking the pins out from under the evil narrative:

Getting The Numbers Right

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There's a lot out there to choose from...

Target Shooting

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'"Programmable Digital Currency": The Next Stage Of The New Normal?'

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You're familiar with the "stopped clock" metaphor, yes?

W. Is Right-- January 6 REALLY IS Just Like 9/11. Let's Talk About That.

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Julian, Beverly and Scott offer inspiration, uplift and the solution to today's dire peril to all with eyes to see and ears to hear...

Three Powerful New Video Testimonials To Share

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Covid, 9/11 & Forever War'

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Let's take a break from the C19 Kool-Aid madness and get pumped with the good stuff:

New Victories In Enforcing The Rule Of Law, Including A Nice One Over A Typically-Bogus Notice Of Deficiency

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Picking some of the low-hanging fruit on offer this week...

A Few Comments-- Nuclear And Otherwise-- On Selected Current Events

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'On Track For Calamitous Policy Outcomes'

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This should turn the tide, if shared around sufficiently:

Two Reports Tear A Gaping Wound Into The COVID-Coup Narrative

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Indian Bar Association Charges WHO Chief Scientist For Mass Murder'

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Offered in the hope of equipping an army of dissenters to the COVID death-cult:

A Quiver-Full Of Common Sense

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'We Will Not Comply: A Campaign Against Medical Tyranny'

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Among other ways in which the Biden/Harris claim to the White House is unraveling...

The COVID-19 - Election Fraud Connection

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Checking in on the true Americans who are standing up and starving down the dangerous beast:

More CtC-Educated Victories For The Rule of Law

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Because something really needs to be said...

Brief Comments On Selected Subjects In The News

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The FBI Is Orchestrating Its Own Terrorism Plots'

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Among other ways in which the Biden/Harris claim to the White House is unraveling...

New Evidence Emerges Of Election Fraud In Georgia

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Those just sitting on the sidelines and spectating had better get up and suit up.

The Assault On Liberty And The Rule Of Law Under The C19 Pretext Accelerates

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In rebuttal of a despicable and agenda-driven calumny:

A Few Words About Thomas Jefferson

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Pseudopandemic'

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Here's a very serious, very important question:

Declaration Day. Did You Do It?

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Hurray for the heroes!

More Victories In Upholding The Law And Defunding The Increasingly Rogue State

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You can't throw a stone blindfolded anymore without hitting five things that richly deserve it...

Random Comments On The Current Madness

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The 'Conspiracy Theory' Charade'

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No culture can long survive the embrace of delusions and denial...

Speaking Plainly About "Transgender" Madness

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People too often get this backwards:

The Second Amendment Is NOT For "Peaceful, Law-Abiding Citizens"

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Was There A Wuhan Lab Leak?'

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The The CtC-educated keep leading America away from business-as-usual political corruption...

New Testimonial Videos To Share, Along With A Very Handsome $158K Victory And A Very Obnoxious IRS Dodge

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In the news:

The Fauci Emails Are Being Furiously Spun By The Usual Suspects

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'Dr. Anthony S. Fauci: America's Angel Of Death'

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There's a chance right now for a welcome reversal of a long-standing corrupt practice in Washington...

Clinton, Bush, Obama And Trump All Committed This Crime; Will Biden Do The Same?

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Why is it that...

Challenging Questions On A Few Selected Current-Event Topics

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Switching gears and going for some uplift:

It's Time To Celebrate Some More CtC Victories

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Ignorant World And What To Do About It'

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A disturbing little exercise in reverse engineering:

Have American Educators Decided To Throw Real Teaching Under The Bus?

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It's all about staying on subject...

Dealing With IRS Opportunism

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Sorting out facts and despicable fictions:

On "Vaccines" And "Variants"

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Political Economy Of Fear'

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It's a street-fight, with no rules honored by the opposition. So...

Are You Counting On The 2022 Elections To Set Things Right? Don't Be Naive.

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Why are Biden and the MSM not asking you this question:

Are You Ready To Die For The Neo-Nazis In Kiev?

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Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'We Must Never Forget The Old Normal'

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

November 1- In 1604, Shakespeare's 'Othello' is performed for the first time.  In 1611, 'The Tempest' debuts.  In 1765, the British parliament imposes the 'Stamp Act' on the American colonies.  In 1794, the first United States silver half-dollar is minted.  In 1848, the first women's medical school opens.  In 1982, Honda opens the first Asian car manufactory in the USA.

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A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud

You NEED to defend yourself and your kids against this now-high-inertia effort to destroy liberty.

Watch this fascinating 12 minute video on how climate data are misrepresented.

Then share this link with everyone you can

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Which Storm Is It Going To Be For You? 1776's? Or 1984's?

Choose wisely and well, and may the FOURCE be with you.

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No one can guarantee success in all they do in life. But anyone can guarantee that they DESERVE success in anything they do.

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Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter

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Notes And Tips For Educated Filers

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

November 2- In 1772, Samuel Adams and Joseph Warren form the first Committee of Correspondence.  In 1783, George Washington delivers his 'Farewell Address to the Army'.  In 1889, North Dakota and South Dakota are admitted as the 39th and 40th of the United States of America.  In 1917, the Balfour Declaration announces British support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine, with the stated understanding "that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities".

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A Two-Minute Review Of CtC

David Bindel reminds us that there's either the rule of law, or there isn't.

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Eric Copenhaver With A Great Video Testimonial

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The Best Response To Tax Agency Bad Behavior

This simple step will make a world of difference in how things end up.

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IRS Desperation Gets Truly Bizarre As CtC Warriors Continue To March Forward

A "Notice of Deficiency" for... $0. The most imaginative writer in Hollywood couldn't dream this stuff up.

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JFK conspiracy? No problem... Income Tax conspiracy? C'mon, man, don't be silly! How could that ever happen?!

Cognitive dissonance in action.

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Do You Know Who Pays For All That "Patriot Theater" At The Stadium?

Every victim of the "ignorance tax", 'cause it's all just statist consent-engineering propaganda.

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Hey, Gamers!

WAKEN TO THE REAL-LIFE ADVENTURE IN WHICH YOU ARE UNKNOWINGLY IMMERSED! Put down your controller and listen!

You are surrounded by an actual battle between villains, monsters and true heroes, all simply concealed from you by sophisticated spells which also keep you from engaging in the fight.

There are real great deeds to be done, and real treasures to be had for your efforts, and frankly, your real future is at stake. You just have to gain "the sight" in order to penetrate the illusions.

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PRO TIP: If I were the IRS and I wanted to discourage people from rebutting allegations that they had done things I can tax, and wanted to keep them from successfully reclaiming withheld or paid-in money, I would salt the "tax honesty" community with passionate-seeming "legal researchers" who would warn anyone whose ear they captured that filing a 1040 is a bad idea for one reason or another...

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

November 3- In 2003, the first-ever complete refund of every penny withheld from an American in connection with the "income" tax-- Social Security and Medicare 'contributions' included-- is secured from the federal government.  In 2016, the Cubbies win the Big One-- ending a 108-year drought.  In 2020, the manufactured "COVID-19" hysteria is leveraged to facilitate a massive election fraud, culminating ultimately in the assumption by Democrat candidate Joe Biden of the presidency of the United States.

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The 'Watching the Watchmen Amendment'

If you're not talking this one up everywhere and helping generate a buzz, you don't really want liberty and the rule of law...

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In light of the actual evidence, those who doubt or deny the accuracy and correctness of CtC just because some government officials denounce it are like the 16th-century Europeans who were mystified by Copernicus getting all those astronomical predictions right even though the church had said he was wrong.

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Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free' commentaries?

Set Your Church Free

Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's ministerial community. This must change.

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You're a passenger on a riverboat that relies on regular contributions of fuel from the passengers to keep moving forward. You see an unsurvivable waterfall ahead, and note a soon-to-be-irresistible current growing stronger each day. What does common sense suggest?

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

CtC Warrior SanDiegoScott has put together a great little 20-question quiz to test your knowledge of the law regarding the United States "income" tax. Test yourself, test your friends and family! Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help them learn the liberating truth!!

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

November 4- In 1922, Howard Carter finds the entrance to the tomb of King Tutankhamon in Egypt's Valley of the Kings.  In 1924, Wyoming elects America's first female governor.  In 1952, the National Security Agency is established.  In 1956, Soviet troops enter Hungary to crush the October Revolution.  In 1979, Iranian students seize the United States Embassy in Tehran in reaction to the Carter administration's decision to allow the despotic CIA-installed Shah of Iran-- deposed just months earlier after 26 years of U.S.-supported tyrannical rule-- to enter the United States for cancer treatment (despite warnings against doing so by the embassy's diplomatic staff).  90 hostages are taken from the embassy, including 53 Americans.

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"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."

-James Madison

How About You?

Are You Governing Yourself?

Get The Knowledge, Reclaim Your Power, And Stand With The Founders

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There is little more important to the long-term health of America than how our children are educated...

HOMESCHOOL YOUR KIDS!

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Some Observations Regarding Educated And Accurate Filing

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Have You Taken A Military, Law Enforcement or Public Office Oath To Uphold And Defend The Constitution?

Renew Your Promise

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IGNORANCE TAX: An unnecessary income tax exaction suffered out of ignorance as to lawful objects of the tax and the means of its application by someone too lazy, frightened or misled to learn how it really works and to what it really applies.

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"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

The Choice Is This Stark

Wear this new T-Shirt proudly, and tell the enemies of the law that if they don't like Constitutional limits, they should find someplace else to live!

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

November 5- In 1605, Guy Fawkes is caught preparing to blow up the British parliament during its opening session.  In 1949, Franklin Roosevelt, having arrogantly scorned the wise and humble tradition established by George Washington, is elected to an unprecedented third term as president.  In all, Roosevelt's administration was afterward seen as so much of a disaster as to prompt the adoption of the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, limiting presidents to two terms, just 11 years later.  In 2013, India launches the Mars Orbiter Mission, its first interplanetary probe.

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'The BOSTONIAN'S Paying the EXCISE-MAN, or TARRING & FEATHERING' (1774) (How our forefathers responded to arrogant "Rule of Law defiers"...)

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The willingness of some people to trade liberty for convenience is without limit...

Regarding "Tax Reform"

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HELP SPREAD THE LIBERATING TRUTH ABOUT THE TAX

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident."

-Arthur Schopenhauer

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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

November 6- In 1861, Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.  In 1913, Mohandas Gandhi is arrested in South Africa for leading a march protesting the treatment of Indian "guest" workers.  In 1935, Parker Brothers acquires the rights to 'Monopoly'.  In 1962, the UN passes a resolution condemning the South African practice of apartheid, and calling on member nations to cease military and economic relations with the country.

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Last Word

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

-Samuel Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution

 

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About The Author

Pete Hendrickson is possibly the most effective lawyer in history, even while never having set foot in a law school, nor ever being a card-carrying member of "the bar". He is the first American in history to secure a complete refund of Social Security and Medicare �contributions� withheld from his earnings (along with all other property taken for federal taxes); further, since 2003 students of his legal analyses and arguments in �Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America�� (CtC), and its sequel, 'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?' have been routinely retaining and recovering billions of dollars which otherwise-- wrongly, but as a matter of course-- would have gone to federal or state government treasuries. This despite concerted efforts by government to suppress his work, and in some cases vigorously oppose the claims by his students.

Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works are collected in his second book, �Upholding the Law And Other Observations�. He is a member of Mensa; an award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as well, and has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of Michigan�s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and as a member of the International Society for Individual Liberty. He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across the country.

Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design, manufacture and installation firm.

Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the twelve years before his present full-time focus on the restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+ apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers. He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and distribution systems in four states, and designed and administered the company's website.

On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the primary creative force behind a small board- and card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several years.

Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan, with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his next book.

� All written and graphic material on this page and website are copyrighted by Peter E. Hendrickson, unless otherwise attributed.