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05-28-14 -- Thomas DiLorenzo - Mike Finger (MP3 & VIDEO LOADED)
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Time: 151:0 Mins and Secs
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Military Industrial Complex
, Militaristic Fascism
1 -- Thomas DiLorenzo (Professor of Economics, Author, Writer) on the military industrial complex and militaristic fascism
2 -- Freedom's
Phoenix Headline News
3 -- Mike Finger (Director of Marketing at Euro Pacific Precious Metals) on Euro Pacific using Bitpay to accept Bitcoin for Precious Metals
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Professor, Author, Writer, Sr. Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute
Thomas DiLorenzo is professor of economics at Loyola University Maryland
and a member of the senior faculty of the Mises Institute.
He is the author of The Real Lincoln; Lincoln Unmasked; How Capitalism Saved America; and Hamilton's Curse: How Jefferson’s Archenemy Betrayed the American Revolution — And What It Means for Americans Today.
Thomas's article on LewRockwell:
Instead of Celebrating Militaristic Fascism
Tom DiLorenzo has some anti-Memorial Day reminiscences.
How the Free Market Ends Discrimination
From Jackie Robinson to Donald Sterling. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.
The Lincoln Cult on Sickening Display
But it still couldn’t defeat Judge Napolitano. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.
Enemies of Freedom and Tolerance
Tom DiLorenzo on Fascism U.: Loyola University New Orleans.
The Regime Celebrates Its Birthday
Tom DiLorenzo on official untruths about Lincoln.
Was Hitler Inspired by Lincoln’s Army?
Tom DiLorenzo on the Indian holocaust.
The Beltarian Cult
Tom DiLorenzo on the uncriticizable One.
South African Apartheid
It was a union-inspired version of national socialism, says Tom DiLorenzo.
Lincoln Nationalized Thanksgiving
It was another one of his war scams, says Tom DiLorenzo.
Statists Gone Wild
At the very mention of the word secession. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.
The Bigot’s Guide to Hating Southerners
Tom DiLorenzo on Yankee exceptionalism.
He Predicted What America Would Become
114 years go. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.
The US False Flag
Tom DiLorenzo on the liefare-warfare state.
Young Entrepreneurs Start Wonderful Beach Business
Local government tries to destroy them, but gets its comeuppance. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.
Who’s Responsible for the 1861-65 Bloodbath?
Tom DiLorenzo on the famous historian who rejects establishment propaganda.
What Americans Used To Know
About the Declaration of Independence. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.
Neocons Are Unhinged
Over growing Lincoln atheism. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.
Words That Got a Congressman Deported
When he denounced the warfare-police state. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.
The Real Lincoln
In his own words. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.
The State’s Idea of a Free Market Guy
Tom DiLorenzo on the Friedmanite corruption of capitalism.
Dead Things To Memorialize
Freedom, for example. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.
Where the plutocrats play. Article by Tom DiLorenzo.
Limbaugh’s ‘Big Lie’ Technique
Tom DiLorenzo on the smear of Ron Paul-supporter Michael Scheuer.
Shills for Humongous Government
Tom DiLorenzo on the "free-market" Chicago School.
Chicago School ‘Market Socialism’
Tom DiLorenzo on the "free-market" Chicago School.
More Lincoln Myths
Tom DiLorenzo smashes them.
Krugman and the Soviet Poverty Law Center
Tom DiLorenzo on ideological bait and switch.
The Corporate State Loots Us Again
Tom DiLorenzo on the latest conspiracy.
CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ARTICLES
Thomas recommends Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State...
Anatomy of the State
What the State Is Not
The State is almost universally considered an institution of social
service. Some theorists venerate the State as the apotheosis of society;
others regard it as an amiable, though often inefficient, organization
for achieving social ends; but almost all regard it as a necessary means
for achieving the goals of mankind, a means to be ranged against the
"private sector" and often winning in this competition of resources.
With the rise of democracy, the identification of the State with society
has been redoubled, until it is common to hear sentiments expressed
which violate virtually every tenet of reason and common sense such as,
"we are the government." The useful collective term "we" has enabled an
ideological camouflage to be thrown over the reality of political life.
If "we are the government," then anything a government does to an
individual is not only just and untyrannical but also "voluntary" on the
part of the individual concerned. If the government has incurred a huge
public debt which must be paid by taxing one group for the benefit of
another, this reality of burden is obscured by saying that "we owe it to
ourselves"; if the government conscripts a man, or throws him into jail
for dissident opinion, then he is "doing it to himself" and, therefore,
nothing untoward has occurred. Under this reasoning, any Jews murdered
by the Nazi government were not murdered; instead, they must have "committed suicide," since they were
the government (which was democratically chosen), and, therefore,
anything the government did to them was voluntary on their part. One
would not think it necessary to belabor this point, and yet the
overwhelming bulk of the people hold this fallacy to a greater or lesser
We must, therefore, emphasize that "we" are not the government; the government is not "us." The government does not in any accurate sense "represent" the majority of the people.
But, even if it did, even if 70 percent of the people decided to murder
the remaining 30 percent, this would still be murder and would not be
voluntary suicide on the part of the slaughtered minority.
No organicist metaphor, no irrelevant bromide that "we are all part of
one another," must be permitted to obscure this basic fact.
If, then, the State is not "us," if it is not "the human family"
getting together to decide mutual problems, if it is not a lodge meeting
or country club, what is it? Briefly, the State is that organization in
society which attempts to maintain a monopoly of the use of force and
violence in a given territorial area; in particular, it is the only
organization in society that obtains its revenue not by voluntary
contribution or payment for services rendered but by coercion. While
other individuals or institutions obtain their income by production of
goods and services and by the peaceful and voluntary sale of these goods
and services to others, the State obtains its revenue by the use of
compulsion; that is, by the use and the threat of the jailhouse and the
used force and violence to obtain its revenue, the State generally goes
on to regulate and dictate the other actions of its individual subjects.
One would think that simple observation of all States through history
and over the globe would be proof enough of this assertion; but the
miasma of myth has lain so long over State activity that elaboration is
What the State Is
Man is born naked into the world, and needing to use his mind to
learn how to take the resources given him by nature, and to transform
them (for example, by investment in "capital") into shapes and forms and
places where the resources can be used for the satisfaction of his
wants and the advancement of his standard of living. The only way by
which man can do this is by the use of his mind and energy to transform
resources ("production") and to exchange these products for products
created by others. Man has found that, through the process of voluntary,
mutual exchange, the productivity and hence, the living standards of
all participants in exchange may increase enormously. The only "natural"
course for man to survive and to attain wealth, therefore, is by using
his mind and energy to engage in the production-and-exchange process. He
does this, first, by finding natural resources, and then by
transforming them (by "mixing his labor" with them, as Locke puts it),
to make them his individual property, and then by exchanging
this property for the similarly obtained property of others. The social
path dictated by the requirements of man's nature, therefore, is the
path of "property rights" and the "free market" of gift or exchange of
such rights. Through this path, men have learned how to avoid the
"jungle" methods of fighting over scarce resources so that A can only
acquire them at the expense of B and, instead, to multiply those
resources enormously in peaceful and harmonious production and exchange.
The great German sociologist Franz Oppenheimer pointed out that there
are two mutually exclusive ways of acquiring wealth; one, the above way
of production and exchange, he called the "economic means." The other
way is simpler in that it does not require productivity; it is the way
of seizure of another's goods or services by the use of force and
violence. This is the method of one-sided confiscation, of theft of the
property of others. This is the method which Oppenheimer termed "the
political means" to wealth. It should be clear that the peaceful use of
reason and energy in production is the "natural" path for man: the means
for his survival and prosperity on this earth. It should be equally
clear that the coercive, exploitative means is contrary to natural law;
it is parasitic, for instead of adding to production, it subtracts from
it. The "political means" siphons production off to a parasitic and
destructive individual or group; and this siphoning not only subtracts
from the number producing, but also lowers the producer's incentive to
produce beyond his own subsistence. In the long run, the robber destroys
his own subsistence by dwindling or eliminating the source of his own
supply. But not only that; even in the short-run, the predator is acting
contrary to his own true nature as a man.
We are now in a position to answer more fully the question: what is the State?
The State, in the words of Oppenheimer, is the "organization of the
political means"; it is the systematization of the predatory process
over a given territory.
For crime, at best, is sporadic and uncertain; the parasitism is
ephemeral, and the coercive, parasitic lifeline may be cut off at any
time by the resistance of the victims. The State provides a legal,
orderly, systematic channel for the predation of private property; it
renders certain, secure, and relatively "peaceful" the lifeline of the
parasitic caste in society.
Since production must always precede predation, the free market is
anterior to the State. The State has never been created by a "social
contract"; it has always been born in conquest and exploitation. The
classic paradigm was a conquering tribe pausing in its time-honored
method of looting and murdering a conquered tribe, to realize that the
time-span of plunder would be longer and more secure, and the situation
more pleasant, if the conquered tribe were allowed to live and produce,
with the conquerors settling among them as rulers exacting a steady
One method of the birth of a State may be illustrated as follows: in the
hills of southern "Ruritania," a bandit group manages to obtain
physical control over the territory, and finally the bandit chieftain
proclaims himself "King of the sovereign and independent government of
South Ruritania"; and, if he and his men have the force to maintain this
rule for a while, lo and behold! a new State has joined the "family of
nations," and the former bandit leaders have been transformed into the
lawful nobility of the realm.
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