Many people are willing to cede control of their lives or some portion of their lives to a psychopath for various reasons, often as the result of some personal sense of inadequacy, a need for recognition, a need to correct a perceived wrong, or to follow an enticing ideology. All wars are, or become, a dispute over psychopathic control by one or both of the opposing sides
Market relationships are constantly criticized as selfish or greedy, with rewards to selfishness rendering them ethically damaging. As Friedrich Hayek put it, “the belief that individualism approves and encourages human selfishness is one of the main reasons why so many people dislike it.” However, that charge is false.
Markets do involve self-interested people jointly advancing their goals, often without even knowing one another, but pursuing one’s self-interest is not the same as being selfish.
How is all this possible? No individual nor small band of riff-raff can do alone any of this a-bomb/EMP stuff. Such is the province of Governments which always, using their powers of Force, can steal by taxation of it’s servant “citizens” the assets enabling their Rulers to develop, produce, and use such things against wherever the Rulers might choose.
Because of all these GOVERNments, mankind is forced onto the path of extinction. Is that not Reason enough to shut all of them down — forever? Or does mankind just “love” being GOVERNed?
I just installed a new plugin called “Users Ultra Lite”, believing that it will provide the social interaction here when has long been absent. This has resulted in numerous Page Links above showing just beneath our header called “Members” (and others) which presently are useless. That’s because I must still complete a considerable amount of […]
The Real Cause of the American ‘Civil War’)
By Thomas DiLorenzo — April 11, 2015 at LewRockwell.com
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the American “Civil War,” more accurately described as the War to Prevent Southern Independence. It is also the 31st anniversary of the movie, The Godfather, Part II. A single scene in the movie illustrates the true cause of the “Civil War.” This not really about the movie, but surely about the Truth!
Chaos and instability in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and Yemen (and some other countries) are not the planned outcome of the U.S. government. They have occurred because of faulty strategies and operations, which in turn have multiple roots that can be explored and identified. These results are outright failures. Current U.S. activities in Yemen and Ukraine suggest that these faults continue.
By Michael S. Rozeff
APRIL 7, 2015 — Benjamin M. Wiegold at Mises.org
The battle for the North Pole is snowballing between national governments along the Arctic Circle, as they all have their eyes set on the vast natural resources residing in the Arctic region. Indeed, it’s estimated the Arctic Ocean floor contains 22 percent of all unused oil and natural gas in the world — the largest remaining untapped concentration.
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