Thursday, June 23, 2011

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Alec Ross, and advisor to Hillary Clinton at the State Department, thinks the Internet is as good as Che Guevara.  Someone who helped enslave millions, who  personally tortured and murdered thousands is a force for freedom?  Whose freedom? 
Ross said that the internet had "acted as an accelerant" in the Arab spring uprisings, pointing to the dislodging of former Tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in little over a month. The internet had facilitated leaderless movements, Ross added, describing it as the "Che Guevara of the 21st century".
As Humberto Fontana says at Daily Caller, imagine if this turned up in the Sarah Palin emails:
Imagine the MSM snarkiness and uproar if somewhere in Sarah Palin’s e-mail garbage bins they scrounged up an item where she equates Internet freedom with the co-founder of the regime that Freedom House rates as among the three most repressive on Earth against the Internet, where bloggers were being jailed and tortured for the crime of blogging while she wrote the message. Because, in fact, Cubans were being jailed and tortured for blogging while the U.S. State Department’s senior advisor on “Internet freedom” hailed the Cuban regime’s co-founder as the emblem of Internet freedom.
and concludes:
Imagine the MSM snarkiness and uproar if Sarah Palin, as an official of the U.S. Department of State, lauded a man who insulted the U.S. as “the Great Enemy of Mankind!” and her countrymen as “hyenas fit only for extermination!” and who openly craved to incinerate millions of them with a surprise nuclear attack. “If the missiles had remained,” confided Che Guevara to The London Daily Worker in November 1962, “we would have fired them against the very heart of the U.S., including New York City.”
Some days, it's better to laugh this crap off than pay too much attention to it, but it emphasizes the character of the administration where Chairman Mao is worshiped as a hero. 
Much has been made of Obama's former Communications Director Anita Dunn quoting Chairman Mao as one of her two "favorite philosophers", and Ron Bloom (Manufacturing "Czar") saying "... We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun... "

4 comments:

Xenocles said...

I actually agree with Mao on that point, but where he saw a strategy I simply see the truth. There is no political power without the force to uphold its aims, whether on less powerful states or on its own people.

Graybeard said...

Well, I always say if you think political power doesn't come from the barrel of a gun, just don't pay any taxes for a while. Pretty soon, you'll see all kinds of guns enforcing that idea.

But our founding principles say power comes from the consent of the governed. In effect, we're telling them to pull those guns on us and paying them to do it.

The key is how often they use those guns, and whether (as it appears in that photo) they round up citizens and execute them in assembly line fashion.

BS Footprint said...

"We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun."

...Which explains why guns in the hands of ordinary folk scare the bejeezus out of elitists and politicos. Cling to yer guns, people.

Anonymous said...

"Well, I always say if you think political power doesn't come from the barrel of a gun, just don't pay any taxes for a while. Pretty soon, you'll see all kinds of guns enforcing that idea."

In other words, taxation is effectively extortion. How convenient for those in power that no one ever thinks about it like that. After all, most people are indoctrinated in government schools. How convenient for those who benefit at other people's expense through state monopolies, the military-industrial complex, artificial monetary expansion, competition-killing regulations, welfare programs, etc.


"But our founding principles say power comes from the consent of the governed. In effect, we're telling them to pull those guns on us and paying them to do it."

Even if we are this collective organism called the body politic, constructed from squiggly lines on a map, it's unreasonable to say we're consenting if we need guns pointed at us in order to do anything (except peacefully come together and vote for a gunman, of course).

Democracy evolved from this mafia model, therefore it is no less violent. It is no longer a barbaric predator, but a professional con-artist. Mob-rule means two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. Whenever people 'double-think' or hold contradicting beliefs in their heads (e.g. stealing is bad, but an exception called "taxation" is good), they create an opportunity for someone else to exploit those beliefs to their advantage. Wherever there's opportunity, the 'mafia' will be there.


The fact is, stealing does not grow an economy, it creates a downward spiral of parasitic destruction, which is exactly where the US is headed. Every conceivable objection to anarcho-capitalism (a society without territorial gangs) has been thoroughly debunked by the anarchists-in-suits who dominate the Austrian School/Mises Institute today.


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