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Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

I switched to blogger for a million reasons. Please go to
http://thepostmodernsaxon.blogspot.com/
for any new posts. Thanks!

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A response

Posted in Uncategorized on April 11, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

to a comment I made at  http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/2010/04/the-libertarians-and-the-democrats.html

I made my post, someone argued against it and then “comments for this article are now closed”.  Imagine that.

Here is the post arguing against what I said:

Nasa: PostModernSaxon, you forgot to add the tags to enclose your sentiments – Big Business are anything but collectivist – ofcourse your very definition of collectivist comes into question – please define what collectivism is and then show how Big Business is collectivist.

Me:  Here are two definitions of Collectivist-

1.  “”Collectivism is a term used to describe any moral, political, or social outlook, that emphasizes the interdependence of every human in some collective group and the priority of group goals over individual goals”

The moral, political, and social outlook of Big Business most definitely emphasizes interdependence of every human in the group (The Corporation), and the priority of group (corporate) goals (market domination) over individual goals (individual entrepreneurship).

and

“”The principles or system of ownership and control of the means of production and distribution by the people collectively, usually under the supervision of a government.”

Nothing, not even the Federal Government, fits the definition of “The people collectively”, better than International Corporations.

Nasa: Even worse, you have totally distorted libertarian support for individual rights as somehow being advocacy for Big Business – how do you make that quantum jump, when you very well know that Big Businesses try to squelch competition as much as possible while libertarians are all for more open market competition so that monopolies can be avoided – the very monopolies that big businesses strive to be.

Me: Where libertarian idealism interfaces with actual political power the coupling point is Corporation as Individual, as by law.  Literally the legal definition of corporation:  “A legal entity, created under the authority of a statute, which permits a group of people, as shareholders, to apply to the government for an independent organization to be created, which then pursues set objectives, and is empowered with legal rights usually only reserved for individuals”. YOU need to ask how the quantum jump was made by our elected representatives to give Big Business (corporations) the same Constitutional rights reserved by the Constitution only to individual American Citizens.

I said:  A true free-market unhindered by either Government over-regulation or Big Business monopolization is an idea that I think would be quite palatable to many, maybe most, liberals
He responded:  On the unintentional comedy scale of 1 to 10, you just hit a 100 – liberals fervently hate competition and love to add regulations upon regulations for everything under the sun – these are the same people who are deeply suspicious of any business big, small or medium sized – in fact as far as they are concerned business only means big business.

They openly hate the greed and the profit motive and we are supposed to believe that most of them will love to have business unhindered by regulations.

Your fantasies are worse than that of Wilkinson’s.

My response:  What a fantastic self-contradiction.  Out of one mouth you say that Libertarians are against monopolization, yet out of another mouth you say that Big Business should not be regulated! YOU make my point exactly in the assumption that somehow a Corporation is also an Individual.  I am saying it is not and that Corporations need to be regulated so that their impact on open competition in markets is minimized.

Yes I am absolutely convinced that most Liberals would love to have small family business, sole proprietorship’s, almost entirely unregulated, and the massive Big Business International Corporations heavily regulated as they should be.  Liberals do not hate the “greed and profit” motive of the family that owns a small chain of local grocery stores or hardware stores, they hate the “greed and profit” of collectivist monolithic International Corporations.

Erykah Badu & FA Hayek:This is Postmodern America

Posted in Agitprop, art, media, news, Philosophy, Politics on April 8, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

“””””””””At a time when most movements that are thought to be progressive advocate further encroachments on individual liberty, those who cherish freedom are likely to expend their energies in opposition. In this they find themselves much of the time on the same side as those who habitually resist change. In matters of current politics today they generally have little choice but to support the conservative parties. But, though the position I have tried to define is also often described as “conservative,” it is very different from that to which this name has been traditionally attached. There is danger in the confused condition which brings the defenders of liberty and the true conservatives together in common opposition to developments which threaten their ideals equally. It is therefore important to distinguish clearly the position taken here from that which has long been known – perhaps more appropriately – as conservatism……Let me now state what seems to me the decisive objection to any conservatism which deserves to be called such. It is that by its very nature it cannot offer an alternative to the direction in which we are moving. It may succeed by its resistance to current tendencies in slowing down undesirable developments, but, since it does not indicate another direction, it cannot prevent their continuance.””””””””””””””””

FA Hayek  

 
“””””They who play it safe are quick to assassinate what they do not understand-
They move in packs, ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another they feel more comfortable in groups, less guilt to swallow.
They are us, this is what we have become: afraid to respect the individual.   A single personal event or circumstance can move one to change, to evolve and love themselves.”””””

-Erykah Badu

yes the word that bleeds out of her head at the end of the video is “group think”.

How often do the principles of an old-school “Conservative” such as Hayek exist in such harmony with those of a contemporary “Liberal” such as Badu?  More often than what you’d think because both “conservative” and “liberal” are fabricated terms used to divide us against ourselves through the popular vices of lazy intellectual and moral habit.  Why these seemingly divergent principles are in such actual harmony is because both are fundamentally American-  they both demand that the individual person take account of their humanity as individuals and be bold enough to not be ruled or lead by simple ‘group think’.



I really hope we are not as close to this as it seems

Posted in media, news, Politics on April 8, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

Really big things happen when those in power underestimate the rage and resolve of an inflamed populace.

btw…most people are of the mind that if something like this happened here that some American soulless military machine would crush the resistance.

Yet even the hard-core Soviet Military refused to mow down its own citizens en mass and the attempts of the Communists to take over the Russian government failed miserably.

Taking the military out of the equation, and via the second amendment, any anti-American citizen police forces would be easily overwhelmed by a determined American populace in the case of any kind of real revolt.

I really really want this

Posted in Uncategorized on April 6, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

from Datamancer

Alan Keyes is simply amazing

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

American Nationalism Summarized

Posted in Philosophy, Politics, Uncategorized on April 3, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

Summary of what American Nationalism means:

I.  That the Bill of Rights defines/limits the powers of the State, that the Bill of Rights does NOT define/limit the rights of individual American Citizens.

II.  That ONLY individual American Citizens sovereignty is protected, and that this sovereignty and its State protections are NOT extended to any entity that is not an individual American Citizen. They are not extended to

  1. Any individual in times of war or peace who is not an American Citizen.
  2. Any corporation.
  3. Any ethnic, religious, social, philosophical, sexual, or other group

III.  That all actions taken by any branch of the American Government are to be taken in the service, and on the behalf of, the individual American Citizen.

What this all means in very practical terms for International Corporations:

  1. Business Corporations wishing to take advantage of the pro-business American legal system, and basing its self on American land must conduct its self in a way that does not interfere with the ambition of the American Citizen to pursue happiness as he freely defines it.  A company basing its self in America must have a total global workforce of no less than 80%  American Citizens and likewise the American Corporations total global business-to-business trade must be composed of at least 80% American Corporations.
  2. A National or International Service, Retail or Manufacturing corporation with more than 10% National market share can only expand into geographic regions which are either non-served or under-served by locally owned business providing the same service.  Example- an International Big-Box retail Giant like Wal-Mart could not expand into an area that is already adequately served by a locally owned retail store or chain.

What this all means in terms of National Security and Immigration:

  1. All persons wishing to become American Citizens must pass a rigorous series of tests which will confirm their personal loyalty to the People of the United States, an ability to speak English, a knowledge of American history and culture.
  2. Border Security will be oriented around the principle that all non-legal attempts to enter the geographic borders of the Nation are attempts against the Sovereignty of the United States of America.
  3. Any non-American Citizen within a locality from which hostile action against an American Citizen (including soldiers etc) is initiated will be considered an enemy of the United States of America and will be subject to whatever measures Military or Police authorities decide will best protect The United States of America and all of its citizens from further hostile actions.

What this all means in terms of Domestic Policy:

  1. Each individual citizen being its own Sovereign, all laws prohibiting the possession of any currently illegal substance, drug, material, firearm or object, will be immediately repealed.
  2. All current Federal Taxes will be repealed and permanently nullified by Constitutional Amendment, to be replaced by a National Sales Tax of 35% on all non-food, non-fuel, and non-shelter items and services.  EVERYONE, regardless of their income, will be required to pay.
  3. All Natural Resources not currently privately owned will be open to exploration and development by American Citizens and Corporations.

More later…….