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Current Events and Continuing Education for August 19, 2019

“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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"Survivorship" nonsense; the "Hlatí:no" thing; and "Thank you for your service":

Three Bits Of Pernicious Propaganda To Guard Against And Denounce


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The War On White Supremacist Terror'


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

Illuminating Anniversaries for this week


Selected Features From Recent Editions:

This really is a simple enough thing...

Hendrickson's Axiom of Special Definitions


From the 'Garbage In Yields Garbage Out' Department:

Debunking The '1870s Income Tax Repeal' Myth


Some words about misuse of "racism" and "sanctions":

Calling Things By Their True Names


Other Voices (with an important afterword)

'The Death of Privacy'


In the hope of countering long-running government efforts to sow confusion on the subject:

A Few Words About The Constitution


At least these "ladies" are honest...

A Word From The United Bitches Of America


Let's look at a wildly misunderstood (or misrepresented) issue:

Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached


It is so easy to prove that...

The Government Knows Perfectly Well That CtC Is 100% Correct


Modern Americans have embraced a Devil's Bargain regarding moral agency.

The Infantilization Of The American People


Could the fake "argument" ploy be behind the fake "FRP" ploy?

There May Be More To The False Ascriptions Fraud Than Previously Thought


An updated and ever-more important commentary:

What America Really Gets From The Ignorance Tax"


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If CtC were actually right,

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and everybody knows THAT would never happen...

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

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 19- In 1919, Afghanistan gains independence from the United Kingdom.  In 1934, Hitler's office as Fϋhrer of Germany is approved by 89.9% of the electorate.  In 1953, the CIA succeeds in overthrowing the recently elected government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran and re-installing the brutally repressive but more United-States-compliant dictatorship of Shah Reza Pahlavi.  In 1991, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest by members of his administration attempting to thwart the collapse of the Soviet Union.  In 2005, the first ever joint military exercise by Russia and China begins.  In 2010, a token portion of United States troops leave Iraq under the pretense that the U.S. was de-occupying the devastated country and allowing it to resume self-determination.  Actually, vast numbers of United States mercenary and uniformed forces remained in the conquered country (at least 50,000).


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


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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


Three Bits Of Pernicious Propaganda To Guard Against And Denounce

Taking the varnish off "survivorship"; the "Latino" thing; and "Thank you for your service".


THOUGH I HAVE LONG GRUMBLED QUIETLY about the increasingly widespread use of the term "survivor" in reference to someone who has experienced any damn thing they choose to view as traumatic, regardless of its actual significance, I have now come to view this language abuse in a more serious light. I don't know what prompted this modest epiphany-- something heard on NPR, I imagine, or maybe something thrown out by one of the Democratic presidential candidates.

However prompted, here is the thought: If you are a Tutsi with both arms remaining (or even are just alive), despite having been in Rwanda while the Hutu majority was hacking your people up with machetes, you can call yourself a "survivor". If you were a victim of a serial rapist with a history of murdering his victims and you lived to tell the tale, you can call yourself a "survivor".

Likewise, if you were in a party on a beach upon whom a cliff-face fell and you made it out alive, you can call yourself a "survivor". If you are a Yemeni schoolkid who walked away after your bus was bombed by Saudi Arabian-flown F-16s, or made it through a sanction-induced famine, a carpet-bombing of your home city or an over-crowded sea-crossing as a refugee from a military invasion, you can call yourself a "survivor".

But if you are merely a #MeToo snowflake who experienced some unwanted flirtation, sexual advances, or even contact-- up to and including non-violent "assault", you are not a "survivor". Calling yourself one (or referring to someone else that way under the same circumstances), is despicable.

CALLING YOURSELF (or someone else) a "survivor" for any event or circumstance less serious than the examples given above is to spit on the real trauma of real survivors. It is disgracefully self-absorbed and contemptuous of those real survivors.

Further, calling yourself (or others) a "survivor" for self-defined "threats" to what you imagine to be your right to be spared any situation by which you are displeased raises the suspicion that your false equivalency is meant to excuse you from any moral obligations toward people in REAL peril, and those of them who end up as REAL survivors.

In any event, your false equivalency inescapably degrades the relative stature of REAL survivors as deserving of society's attention and sympathy by falsely presenting yourself as just as deserving-- which I believe is part of the agenda of those pushing the "snowflake survivorship" concept. "Forget those Palestinians! Don't worry about the Yemeni schoolkids! Turn down the sound on the Iranians being ground into hamburger by lawless sanctions! Charity begins at home!!"

Whether I'm right about that agenda or not, the false ascription of survivorship is despicable, and everyone guilty of this sin should hang her head in shame.



OKAY, IT'S A PRETTY CRUDE AND EXAGGERATED RENDERING of a fluent Spanish-speaker's pronunciation of "Latino". But at the same time, that's part of my point.

Talking heads in the MSM (especially at NPR) and other bastions of in-your-face neo-liberalism have for years now made an annoying practice of pronouncing "Latino"-- even when just the next word in an English sentence-- as though they had been teleported to Barcelona for that half-second before returning to Los Angeles (or wherever) for the next word and the remainder of the sentence. I can't help but see this obnoxious affectation as part of a propagandistic agenda.

One effect of this affectation is to suggest that it is somehow disrespectful to people of Latin-American heritage to just say the word with its English pronunciation. This, despite the English pronunciation having been the successful standard practice in these parts for the last five hundred years or so until just lately.

Another effect is the suggestion that people of Latin-American heritage now in the USA are worthy of special respect and recognition for some reason.

After all, these "Hlatí:no"-mouthers make no corresponding effort to pronounce "Russian" or "Croatian" the way a Russian or Croat would do so. Nor do we hear "Irish" ever said with an attempted Celtic accent, or "Iranian" as it would be properly-rendered in Farsi. In fact, we never hear ANY other such honor paid to ANY OTHER native-speaker's manner of pronouncing their chosen referent...

A THIRD EFFECT of the special effort at pronouncing "Latino" as a native-Spanish-speaker would do so is to hang out there the implication that any failure to view the arrival in the USA of Latin-Americans-- whether legally or not-- as anything less than a treat ("Hey, happy days! More Hlatí:nos are here!") is crude, xenophobic and deplorable.

In broader terms, the special pronunciation of "Latino" seems meant to distinguish and elevate the Latin-American culture which "Hlatí:nos" bring with them. This has the whiff of an attack on assimilation as a welcome-- and even vitally-important-- part of the immigration process.

That attack on assimilation would serve to support the maintenance of a separate subculture within the larger American community-- a classic dis-unification ploy producing relative strength in the state and weakness in its unique competitor for power-- the People.

WHETHER MY TAKE on the agenda driving this special treatment of the word "Latino" is correct or not, that special treatment IS indicative of an agenda of SOME kind. I advocate sharp scorn for anyone using the "Hlatí:no" pronunciation if the words preceding and following that one are not equally accented.

(I also advise those deploying this cheap little bit theater-- which really should be viewed as grossly DIS-respectful, and even mocking, by every actual Latino, as can be seen by imagining these talking-heads rendering their entire sentences concerning Latin-Americans with Spanish accents-- that the practice is a big reason that much of the country views them as purveyors of "fake news". This practice is one of adding "spin" to a subject on which you are reporting, and "spun news" is fake news.)


"Thank you for your service!"


FRANKLY, ANYONE WHO ASKS FOR or accepts this smarmy (and usually rote and insincere) expression is a manipulated naif. Anyone who offers it-- both in person or as an institutional tag, such as on product packaging or at the beginning of sporting contests, etc.-- is an exploiter trying to either borrow virtue for personal elevation of guilt-relief, or signal it for some commercial advantage.

Let me explain.

My Dad, now 8 years in the ground at Great Lakes National Cemetery, commanded a tank in Europe under George Patton during World War II. He was wounded in action and earned a Purple Heart, but thankfully, not disabled.

The war in which Dad fought was a real war. It was not an invasion with overwhelming power, total air-superiority, and ground action consisting of the mop-up of largely disorganized and ill-equipped resistance efforts by a basically prostrate population of the conquered country.

In Dad's war, "our guys" were evenly matched by "their guys". Every combat soldier boarded his troop transport knowing that his side might not win and that he might very well end up in an unmarked grave or a POW camp.

In Dad's war, the US not only lacked air superiority, but there were times and places where it suffered air inferiority. Their tanks were better than our tanks.

At sea, the enemy had just as many aircraft carriers and battleships as we did.

For a combat soldier getting on a troop transport it was not a matter of chance whether "you" might be unlucky enough to be someone's target. Rather, EVERY SINGLE combat soldier was virtually guaranteed to be targeted with bullets, bombs and artillery shells.

407,300 American soldiers died in Dad's war. 671,801 were wounded, but survived (and could validly call themselves "survivors"...). All that over the course of three short years.

Total military deaths among all combatant nations exceeded 20 million. An additional 48 to 58 million civilians died.

I'M SURE YOU GET THE POINT: Dad's war was a horrific meat-grinder of constant violence and extreme peril. No one has ever experienced worse, and aside from Viet Nam and Korean War vets (both also intense conflicts), no US soldier has experienced anything remotely as terrifying, grueling, psychological-stress-inducing and brother-harvesting.

Further, Dad's war was one in which the prospect of America and its allies losing the war was very real, especially early on.

And yet, not once did Dad, or, to my knowledge, any other veteran of his war (and I have known a lot of them over the years) ever dream of being "thanked for his service". All of these brave men would have probably been insulted at the implication that they did what they did expecting gratitude, or should be offered it by anyone.

Dad fought to defend his family, his freedom and his friends. Whatever the truth about the degree to which those things were threatened, Dad and his generation saw the threats as being dire, and queued up to take care of business.

Afterwards, most of them not only had no interest in anyone else's gratitude, but in my experience weren't even inclined to speak of the war. Even a good friend of Dad's who was a writer, and who wrote several war-time novels, didn't talk about his own experiences in Europe.

THE POINT IS THIS: "Thank you for your service" is not an expression that is fit for, or appreciated by, anyone actually deserving of thanks. Soldiers who put it on the line, whether in a meat-grinder like Dad's war or today's "forever war"-- in which death or injury is just as bad for the victim, even if the odds aren't nearly so-- don't do it for you, Mr. or Ms. Politician. And they don't do it for you, Frito-Lay.

Nor do they do it for the NFL, or Major League Baseball, or some pc geek encountering a soldier in camo at the airport.

Soldiers who put it on the line are doing it for themselves, their families, their freedom and their friends, because they really believe those things are in peril. Such soldiers neither want, need or even are entitled to anyone's thanks

Soldiers who do NOT fight because they believe that their families, freedom and friends are in peril do so for the wrong reasons. They fight (which is to say, kill) just because some office-holder has pointed them like a pit-bull at one of his or her own favored targets of violence or coercion and said, "Attack!".

Such tools not only shouldn't be thanked, but should be denounced.

AND HERE'S THE THING: Everybody who gives it a moment's sober and mature consideration knows this "Thank you for your service" crap is a propaganda ploy, conjured up by those office-holders who want to sic pit-bulls on favored targets in service to their own interests and those of their clients and cronies.

The "Thank you" thing is a chant, a drumbeat, signal-canceling noise. It is meant to keep young fools and their hostage families from thinking about the fact that really, there is no existential peril against which they will direct their Hellfire missiles.

The drumbeat is meant to keep people from thinking about the fact that double-tapping, in order to get the first-responders as well as the original targets, is a heinous crime, as is firing on funerals, weddings, residences and so forth, even with the pretext that some "legitimate target" in an undeclared war is amongst the fatalities.

The drumbeat is meant to keep people from thinking about the fact that despite the occasional FBI-setup sting of some young mentally-challenged Muslim now and then, "the enemy" has never actually shown up on our beaches with conquest in mind.

The drumbeat is meant to keep people from thinking about the fact that all the $trillions spent on the war have merely enriched arms merchants and the politicians who vote them contracts, while having made no discernible change in the actual safety of American families and having diminished their prosperity.

DON'T BE PART OF THIS national hypnosis project.

Spare our beautiful young people from the illusions of national enthusiasm for war-making against other peoples who have never attacked us which encourage them to become part of such efforts. Deny the war-mongering political class and its clients and cronies the fig-leaves of apparent public support for their crimes.

I and many, many others will thank YOU for THAT service.

P.S. For the record, I enlisted in the US Army as a gung-ho seventeen-year-old, during the Viet Nam war, on a deferred enlistment program. During the deferment period, while I was finishing High School, rotation of troops into Viet Nam ended. Further, the contract I had secured with my enlistment-- a special combined Basic Training and Advanced Infantry Training geared toward the Ranger program-- was broken by the Army (in what was doubtless just a SNAFU-- many were affected by the glitch).

As a result of both changes in the landscape, when I and the several others in my unit similarly affected by that SNAFU were offered a choice of new contracts or Honorable Discharges shortly after finishing standard-issue Basic and starting standard-issue AIT, I chose the latter option.

The point is, I know what it's like to be a thoughtless young fool overcome by jingoistic drumbeats, and nothing I say above is meant to criticize anyone who has lately done what I did myself back in the day.

What I have said here is said from the perspective of one who has "been there" and simply has been lucky enough to have the time to learn better. It is in light of that perspective that I again urge everyone to spare today's young people the hypnotics by not playing along with the warfare state's "Thank you for your service" bs.

Better still, denounce it wherever it is encountered.

(And stop financing the evil deeds that the "Thank you for your service" noise is meant to facilitate.)

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

August 20- In 1866, the War of Northern Aggression is formally declared to be at an end.  In 1920, the first commercial radio station, (WWJ in Detroit, Michigan) begins broadcasting.  In 1938, Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd grand slam homerun.  In 1969, the Beatles share a recording studio as a group for the last time.  In 1991, Estonia seceded from the Soviet Union.  In 1998, Bill Clinton, hoping to distract public attention from the Lewinski scandal, launches cruise missiles at al Qaida encampments in Afghanistan, and a pharmaceutical plant in Sudan.


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.

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


Rick Van Camp's Excellent Outreach Letter

Notes And Tips For Educated Filers


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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Some Good Perspective From The Delightfully Sardonic John Prine

Another guy who's always had his head screwed on pretty straight, even though with a decidedly whimsical tilt.


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

August 21- In 1680, Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from Spanish forces during what is known as the Pueblo Revolt.  In 1878, the American Bar Association is founded.  In 1888, William Burroughs patents his adding machine.  In 1959, Dwight Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii to be the 50th state of the union.  In 1968, Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia in response to the Prague Spring Uprising.  In 1986, a vast cloud of carbon dioxide bubbled up from the volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, of such size as to asphyxiate persons and animals within 14 miles of the lake.  In 1992, the federal assault on the Weaver family in Ruby Ridge, Idaho begins.  In 2007, historians took note that it was the 169th 21st of August since Iran last initiated military aggression against anyone.  In 2013, hundreds of Syrians are killed by chemical-weapons attacks falsely ascribed by the US to the Assad government whose overthrow by Muslim extremists it was financing, arming, training and encouraging.


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.


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.


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

Cognitive dissonance in action.


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.


The Law, In Seven 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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The Biggest Snow-Job In World History: The Myth That 1913 America Adopted A Marxist Progressive Tax On "All That Comes In"

“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



Thank goodness the sun is now shining...


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 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...



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.

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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.


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

August 22- In 565, a monster is reportedly seen in Loch Ness, Scotland.  In 1642, King Charles I accuses the English Parliament of treason, and the English Civil War begins.  In 1770, James Cook claims eastern Australia for Great Britain.  In 1775, King George declares the American colonies to be in open rebellion.  In 1922, Michael Collins, commander of the Irish Free State Army, is shot and killed in an ambush during the Irish Civil War.  In 1926, gold is discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa.  In 1989, Nolan Ryan records his 5,000th strikeout.  In 1992, FBI assassin Lon Horiuchi shoots an unarmed Vicki Weaver in the head from a sniper's blind while she stands in the doorway of her home holding her infant child.


How To Be A Leader In The CtC Community

It's simple::






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.


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...


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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Learn The Liberating Truth About The Tax

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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.

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?


Copy and post this one around, people!le!




Media Evasion Of CtC Must End, Now

Time, unfortunately, is on the side of the well-funded disinformation specialists class


Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

August 23- In 1305, Scottish patriot William Wallace is tortured to death by command of Edward I of England for "treason".  In 1989, a 420-mile-long human chain of as many as two million Latvian, Estonians and Lithuanians formed demanding independence from the Soviet Union.  In 1990, Armenia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.  In 2003, 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America' is published.


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...


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.

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

-Thomas Jefferson

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"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




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."

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The War On White Supremacist Terror

by C.J. Hopkins

If you enjoyed the global corporatocracy’s original War on Islamicist Terror, you’re going to love their latest spinoff, The War on White Supremacist Terror. It’s basically just like the old War on Terror, except that this time the bad guys are all white supremacists, and Donald Trump is Osama bin Laden … unless Putin is Osama bin Laden. OK, I’m not quite sure who’s Osama bin Laden. Whatever. The point is, the Terrorists are coming!

Yes, that’s right, some racist psycho murdered a bunch of people in Texas, so it’s time to “take the gloves off” again, pass some new kind of Patriot Act, further curtail our civil liberties, and generally whip the public up into a mass hysteria over “white supremacist terrorism.”

The New York Times Editorial Board is already hard at work on that front. In a lengthy op-ed that ran last Sunday, “We Have a White Nationalist Terrorist Problem,” the Board proposes that we would all be safer if the government — but presumably not the current government — could arbitrarily deem people “terrorists,” or “potential terrorists,” or “terrorist sympathizers,” regardless of whether they have any connection to any actual terrorist groups, and … well, here’s what the Editorial Board has in mind:

“The resources of the American government and its international allies would mobilize without delay. The awesome power of the state would work tirelessly to deny future terrorists access to weaponry, money and forums to spread their ideology. The movement would be infiltrated by spies and informants. Its financiers would face sanctions. Places of congregation would be surveilled. Those who gave aid or comfort to terrorists would be prosecuted.”

The Board didn’t mention the offshore gulags, wars of aggression, assassinations, torture, mass surveillance of virtually everyone, and other such features of the original War on Terror, but presumably all that kind of stuff would be included in “the awesome power of the state” that the Board would like the U.S. government to “mobilize without delay.”

And the mandarins of The New York Times were just getting started with the terrorism hysteria. The Tuesday edition was brimming with references to “white supremacy” and “domestic terrorism.” Here are some of the front page headlines … “Trump is a White Supremacist Who Inspires Terrorism.” “White Terrorism Shows Parallels to Islamic State.” “The Nihilist in Chief: how our president and our mass shooters are connected to the same dark psychic forces.” “I Spent 25 Years Fighting Jihadis. White Supremacists Aren’t So Different.” “Trump, Tax Cuts, and Terrorism.“ And so on.


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I HOPE YOU READ ALL of Hopkins' article. It's an entertainingly snarky and important unpacking of the latest statist assault on American clear-headedness.

The real story here, though, is the ever-broader and ever-deeper benefit of the Founders' pre-emptive and remedial solution to Leviathan: the control over the state and all it does provided to The People by the Constitutional taxation rules.

In short, We the People (you and me) have to do as the Founders meant for us to do, and stop fueling bad behavior by people in power. We must make ourselves once again strong-- at their expense-- just as they have made themselves strong at our expense over the last 80 years!

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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


The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

by Étienne de la Boétie


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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

August 24- In 1215, Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid.  In 1891, Edison patents the movie camera.  In 1939, Hitler and Stalin sign a non-aggression pact.  In 1967, Abbie Hoffman leads a group of hippies who throw dollar bills from the viewing gallery at the New York Stock Exchange, causing trading to halt as brokers scramble to snatch up the falling paper.  In 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.  In 1998, the first human being is implanted with an RFID.


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Ever Wonder How Much An Unrestrained FedState Would Like To Tap You For?


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Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:

August 25- In 1609, Galileo demonstrates his first telescope in Venice.  In 1768, James Cook begins his first voyage.  In 1814, British forces capture Washington, DC and burn the first White House.  In 1910, the Yellow Cab Company is founded.  In 1916, the United States National Park Service is created.  In 1948, the confrontation between Whitaker Chambers and Alger Hiss before the House Un-American Activities Committee highlights the first-ever televised Congressional hearing.


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.