Category: Liberty’s Labors Lost

“Freedom Caucus” Forfeits Its Civil Assets For Lord Trump

During the 2016 Republican primaries, a majority of that little U.S. congressional club calling itself the “Freedom Caucus” tried to hold the line for liberty — their self-assigned mandate, after all — against the ravaging populist lunacy of the Trump cult. Needless to say, like almost all other Republicans who used to pretend to constitutionalist principles, the FC has gone full “pod people”...

Shock Poll: People Believe What They Are Told

The Washington Post and ABC News, having joined the rest of the news media in declaring the current government shutdown a national disaster, and entirely the fault of Donald Trump and the Republicans who hate immigrants and want to build a whites-only nation in which innocent children are stolen from their parents and murdered in cages, have produced a poll to prove it....

Ted Cruz Bails Out (Like Everyone Else)

Last week, the Senate passed the final 2018 Farm Bill, a massive subsidy to farmers “designed to offset the effects of Trump’s trade war with China,” i.e., designed to win voters in the easiest and most common way, namely by paying them off with other people’s money. One of the senators who voted for this bailout — remember when that was a bad...

Trump in a Nutshell

Sorry for turning this into Donald Trump Week here in Limbo. Limbo, properly speaking, is the realm of those who failed to accept Christ as God, which would make Trump, who believes he is God, a visitor from a much lower circle who has long overstayed his welcome. Nevertheless, if you’ll bear with me, I’ll keep this one short and sweet. Former Secretary...

Slaves In Their Free Time

Essential liberty is slipping away from modern civilization, as the so-called free world succumbs by degrees to its homegrown form of tyranny, brilliantly forecast by Tocqueville in his speculation on a potential condition of contented self-enslavement which he called “soft despotism.”¬†For everyone who sees this radical divesting of mankind’s birthright for what it is, however, there are a thousand others dismissing such views...

Should the U.S. “Punish” Saudi Arabia?

In the wake of the CIA’s assessment that Muslim Brotherhood-friendly “journalist” Jamal Khashoggi was indeed murdered on the orders of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, many were anticipating the reaction of Donald Trump (i.e., his handlers), who had promised “severe” punishment for the Saudis should the Turkish government’s allegations turn out to be true. Trump’s latest official response, however, is to prioritize...

You Learn to Accept It

The Florida Democratic Party’s efforts to steal an election by breaking any and all rules that need to be broken in order to find the vote totals they need, now includes the revelation that a Democrat official actually ordered two counties to send out election forms requiring signature corrections, after the election, with the forms altered to suggest a later deadline than the...

Modern Demagoguery, or Why Trump Is Not To Blame

History always and understandably focuses its judgment, criticism, and disdain on the famous leaders who “caused all the damage”: the demagogues, cult figures, or scheming rhetoricians who exploited human weakness and/or difficult times for their own benefit. Rarely do we consider the fuel that powered the destructive excesses of these historic leaders, namely the populations that fell for the demagoguery, joined the cult,...

Why Did Ted Cruz Almost Lose?

Though the most recent polls showed Ted Cruz trouncing Beto O’Rourke in Texas, the actual result was quite close — no surprise there, since polls are fraudulent from the get-go, and will only be as accurate as the laws of probability allow. But what has shaken a lot of Republicans is the fact that Texas, a surefire Republican stronghold, has shown so strongly...

Foolproof Predictions on Election Day

Polls are just propaganda tools used to manipulate public events by dampening or engendering enthusiasm, specifically by fostering and then actively exploiting an infantile simulacrum of thought according to which “momentum,” as a collective human phenomenon, is real and quantifiable (which it is not, and never can be), while five hundred people’s ambiguous answers to leading questions are treated as persuasive rhetoric. Yes,...