Category Archives: Free Speech

NEW COLUMN Offers A Hardcore Libertarian Take On The Storming Of The Capitol Building

Free Speech, Government, libertarianism, Liberty, Paleolibertarianism, Political Philosophy, Private Property, Taxation, The State

NEW COLUMN, “About Those Citadels of Statism (I Mean, Democracy),” examines the attack on the Capitol Building from the perspective of the “rock-ribbed libertarian—as opposed to the lite, establishment libertarian.”

For now, you can read it on WND.COM and the Unz Review.

An excerpt:

… A certain kind of libertarian, the good kind, distinguishes clearly between those who, like BLM, would trash, loot and level private property—the livelihoods and businesses of private citizens—and between those who would storm the plush seats of state power and corruption.

For the State is an entity that, by definition, forsakes the legitimate defense of the lives, liberty and property of its citizens. The State’s standard operating procedure is to fleece us without flinching, all the better to fatten its members and, reflexively, to increase their sphere of influence.

Libertarians who live by the axiom of non-aggression will always prefer the man who proceeds against the State, governed as it is by force, to the man who destroys private property, rooted as that institution is in peaceful, just, voluntary transactions.

There, I’ve said it!

It’s no secret that rock-ribbed libertarians—as opposed to the lite, establishment libertarian—view the State, certainly in its current iteration, as a criminal enterprise. For it operates with force and without the consent of the governed. …

… Truth be told, to the non-statist libertarian, those “citadels of democracy” mean very little that is good.

Our country is not to be equated with our Capitol. …

… READ THE REST.  NEW COLUMN, “About Those Citadels of Statism (I Mean, Democracy), is on WND.COM and the Unz Review.

Readers agree:

Sluggo56

Again Miss Mercer, solid and on target! Well stated! I am becoming a fan of your ability to see reality for what it truly is.

Kerry_C:

“this column is just so good and on the money, that I have nothing to add. This alone, ‘In contrast, the ragtag men and women of the MAGA movement stormed only the seat of power and corruption that is the State,’ is worth the price of admission.”

Uncle Ed

That was like a splash of cold water in my face. Thanks, I needed that.

*Image courtesy The Mirror

 

UPDATED (1/16/021): NEW COLUMN: Locked Down And Locked Out: First By The State, Then By Silicon Valley

Argument, Ethics, Free Speech, Individual Rights, Natural Law, Private Property, Technology, The State

NEW COLUMN, “Locked Down And Locked Out: First By The State, Then By Silicon Valley,” is featured on WND.COM, The Unz Review and Townhall.com. “Locked Down And Locked Out” is now a feature on American Greatness.

An excerpt:

… STRUCTURED LIKE A PETROSTATE

When Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple, and Amazon were growing up, they wanted to be government. Now they are!

Think about this: These are “businesses” whose political plank dwarfs their economic and technological raison dêtre: Work for them and you’ll quickly learn that it’s about minorities before merit, foreign over native born, women above everybody and everything, and white men who’re made to go to the back of the org, although, given their legendary facility with engineering—honky is made to do double duty for all the deadwood hired.

And, everything in deeply ignorant Deep Tech is done by the book—the White Fragility book, a favorite “teaching” resource of the barely-literate, Human Resources personnel.

The profit-structure, moreover, within many a Deep Tech company is reminiscent of that of a Petrostate. Billions flow top down, from these sheik-dominated organization—Bill Gates, Satya Nadella, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos—to their pet political fiefdoms, within each of their respective companies. There, navigating politics is more valuable than making products.

Dissident Americans take comfort in the fact that our lepper-like ouster—de-platforming, financial and other—is executed by private companies. Discrimination, aver the libertarian-minded among us, is the prerogative of private property. Or, so we console ourselves. We’re safe, for aggression for the sake of aggression, as we libertarians have long maintained, is the modus operandi of the state, not of free enterprise.

Yet, here we are! In more effectively banishing people and their products from market, private multinationals are posing a serious competition to the State.

And therein lies the rub. Fresh theoretical thinking about the meaning of Deep Tech begins with an understanding that we live and labor under tyrannical corporate statism, or tech-dominated statism. Free-market capitalism remains the “unknown ideal.”

Parler’s sudden (temporary, we hope), financial demise was no natural death; it came not by dint of economic failure, but due to untoward, unwarranted financial force—economic aggression of the most cowardly kind, wielded by economic enemies, and rooted in political enmity.

In defending Deep Tech’s prerogative to visit economic and social violence on innocent individuals and businesses by tossing them off their enormous, irreplaceable platforms, for speech not to their liking—not to mention throttling our speech, and confining us to a leper-like, tenuous status while on the platform—you are not defending the rights of private property to merely conduct itself as it wishes.

Rather, you are marching down the pirate’s plank, on a ship of state commandeered by pirates, who’re in competition with the state.

… READ THE REST. NEW COLUMN, “Locked Down And Locked Out: First By The State, Then By Silicon Valley,” is was featured on WND.COM, The Unz Review, Townhall.com. “Locked Down And Locked Out,” is now a feature on American Greatness.

Ta-Ta To The Totalitarian Twitter And To Facefuck

Business, Criminal Injustice, Ethics, Free Speech, Ilana Mercer, IlanaMercer.com, Technology

… Twitter will sink into the black hole of intellectual conformity and banality it truly is.

I’m going to be going dormant on Twitter’s pathetic, Follower-throttling, shadow-banning forum, posting only my columns or other related notices.

Likewise on the lowbrow Facef-ck, which has long since banned the content from my highbrow sites.

My blog—you’re on it—sports a Comments section and will continue to hum. When patriots all do the same, Twitter will sink into the black hole of intellectual conformity and banality it truly is.

I’m on Parler, as are very many other patriots, but—what do you know?—Parler is nowhere to be found in the land of life, liberty, private property and endless opportunity, having been dealt a financial knee-capping by the evil aggressors of Deep Tech.

You know how bad it is in America when countries who have anti-free-speech legislation and attendant tribunals and show-trials (coming here soon) express alarm at the US speech-related purges. These are statements that other, relatively liberal leaders—Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron—in other liberal countries, made in defense of free speech in the US. Our own “leaders” are silent, ineffectual, worried about their own book deals (should be illegal for a political parasite, whose fame is a function of the office, to publish books while in office. It’s unethical and constitutes a conflict of interest).

So, until complete freedom is restored—and if our intellectual products survive—it’sFUCK YOU. WAR.”

UPDATED (11/23): NEW ON YOUTUBE: Dissident Donald’s Parallel Presidency

Argument, Democracy, Donald Trump, Elections, Free Speech, Ilana Mercer, Paleolibertarianism, Political Philosophy, Politics, Populism, Republicans, Secession

NEW ON YOUTUBE: Dissident Donald’s Parallel Presidency:

Here is my positive, anti-politics message about the 2020 elections:

“Trump is just now getting into Beast Mode. Dissident Donald will be rising now for real. The presidency was Donald J. Trump dabbling at Establishment respectability. From now on, he’ll be running a populist movement, perhaps a new party—after all, he owns the Republican Party. ”

Subscribe to the channel here.

UPDATE (11/23): WHAT FREE SPEECH?

An unkind cut leveled against me has been that my YouTube comments are a love fest of rotating, unchanging visitors.

Yes, it’s a great deal of fun when YouTube ALLOWS ME ONLY what the left calls female-objectifying comments. YouTube’s  “sensitive content-blocking,” “shadow-banning and follower-throttling” means I can’t post these comments which I have approved: