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Michael Rozeff writes about the next great state racket: terrorism.
There is every reason to conclude that the war on terrorism does not aim to eliminate terrorism. That is a pretext. What are these reasons?
(1) Terrorism can’t be eliminated.
(2) Terrorism is not a large problem.
(3) The costs of fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are huge, at least one trillion dollars, compared to the costs imposed by terrorism.
(4) The U.S. has caused more terrorism by starting two wars.
(5) The U.S. has made no effort against terrorism in many parts of the globe.
(6) The U.S. has made no significant effort to reduce its own political, military, and economic presence in foreign countries that entangles the U.S. in local power struggles.
(7) Worldwide terrorism has risen since the U.S. began the war on terrorism.
And maybe win a Nobel prize for Economics…
For all brainy totalitarians out there:
Pointing out the fallacies is left as an exercise for the reader.
A very good quote from Franc Tremblay:
No “messiah” has ever “died for me.” They died because they were fools.
No soldier has ever “died for me.” He died for his beliefs and his paycheck.
I have never asked anyone to die for me, and I don’t care if you think you sacrificed yourself for me. You haven’t. I never chose for anyone to do this, I never paid anyone, I never agreed to any such thing. YOU did it for yourself and now you are putting this on our shoulders? Go fuck yourself, you arrogant prick.
Die veteran, die soldier. You deserve death. HE WHO LIVES BY THE SWORD DIES BY THE SWORD. EVEN YOUR RELIGION SAYS SO.
This is the first installment from a series that shows good potential. It will be called “The Machinery of Freedom” (after David Friedman’s book) and it will attempt to illustrate anarchist theory, human incentives and how they relate with each other. What guides people to action, what is society, coercion, cooperation and markets.
Get more HERE.
Initially posted by Niels at Freedom Channel.
Thanks Niels over at the Freedom Channel for the idea.
From Logicola, a contemporary rehash:
The Revolution will be permed, highlighted and set. It will have its own
award ceremony, with the biggest winners unable to attend except for via
live satelite link, because of their current Revolutionary commitments.
The Revolution will be a teacup in a storm, or a bottle in a message, or a
door to a key. The Revolution will always come with fries.
Because the Revolution will be televised.