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The Cold War Racket Never Ended for the U.S. – The Future of Freedom Foundation

Posted by M. C. on January 29, 2022

Too bad President Biden is unable to do that. What Biden should do is declare an end to the Cold War and abolish NATO immediately. Unlike Kennedy, however, Biden is deferring to the power of the Pentagon and the CIA and, in the process, letting them continue their dangerous and destructive Cold War racket.

https://www.fff.org/2022/01/27/the-cold-war-racket-never-ended-for-the-u-s/

by Jacob G. Hornberger

There is something important to recognize about the Cold War: It was not ended by the U.S. government. Instead, it was ended by the Soviet Union. If it had been up to the U.S. national-security establishment, the Cold War would have gone on forever because it is the best racket in U.S. history, one that continually expanded the tax-funded largess, power, and influence of the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA.

In a sense, the U.S. national-security establishment considered the Soviet Union’s unilateral decision to end the Cold War a betrayal. The Soviets weren’t supposed to do that. The supposed international communist conspiracy to conquer the United States that was supposedly based in Moscow was serving as a fantastic boogeyman that was used to frighten the American people into supporting the continuation of the Cold War racket. 

There is something else to recognize about the Cold War: For the U.S. government, it really never ended. They weren’t about to let the Reds dictate the end of their racket. They were bound and determined to figure out some way to keep the racket going.

That’s what keeping NATO around was all about, along with the gradual absorption of former Warsaw Pact countries (without the express approval of Congress), which enabled NATO forces to get closer and closer to Russia’s borders. 

We should keep in mind that the reason that NATO, which is controlled by U.S. officials, was called into existence after World War II was to protect Western Europe from a Soviet attack. Never mind that the possibility of such an attack was virtually non-existent. Let’s not forget the massive death and destruction suffered by the Soviet Union at the hands of the Nazi army. The Soviets had lost more than 20 million people. That’s 20 million! Moreover, the German invasion of the Soviet Union had left the entire country in ruins. By the end of the war, Russia’s industrial capacity was decimated. 

Stalingrad 1942

Thus, why in the world would the Soviet Union want to start another war, especially knowing that it would be fighting the United States, its World War II partner and ally, whose officials had nuclear weapons and were more than willing to use them against populated cities? 

What about the continued Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe? It wasn’t justifiable but it certainly was understandable. The Soviets had just been invaded by the Nazi army, which had come very close to conquering the Soviet Union. Once they pushed the German army back and then defeated it, the last thing the Soviets were going to do was give up their Eastern European buffer against future German invasions. Moreover, we mustn’t forget something important: At the Yalta Conference, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt agreed that the Soviets could have Eastern Europe. 

When the Soviets unilaterally dismantled their empire and exited Eastern Europe in 1989, the United States had an excellent opportunity to do its part to restore a peaceful and harmonious world. It should have dismantled NATO immediately. NATO’s ostensible mission of protecting Western Europe from the Soviet Union was over. If NATO had been abolished, there wouldn’t be a crisis in Ukraine today. It’s because the Pentagon and the CIA kept NATO in existence and, even worse, began absorbing former Warsaw Pact countries that there is a crisis in Ukraine today. 

Just as U.S. officials go ballistic at the thought of Russia installing missiles in Cuba, Russian officials go ballistic over the thought of NATO installing missiles in Ukraine, which is on Russia’s border. U.S. interventionists claim that Russia is being paranoid. They say that the U.S. government is a peace-loving nation that would never attack Russia. 

Really? I wonder if the Iraqi people and the Afghan people would agree about that peace-loving bit. But there is something else to consider: It’s not just the U.S. that is in NATO. So is Germany — the nation that invaded the Soviet Union in World War II and wreaked massive death and destruction there. Why would it surprise anyone that Russia might be reticent about having German troops and missiles on Russia’s borders?

Germany seems to get this, which would explain its refusal to send weaponry to Ukraine. Other NATO members are chiding Germany for being “weak” in the face of Russian “aggression.” In actuality, Germany is showing that it understands Russia’s position.

Yesterday, I wrote about how President Kennedy would do his best to step into the shoes of an adversary in order to try to understand why his opponent was taking certain actions. In that way, JFK was able to fashion a solution to a crisis that would take into consideration his opponent’s concerns. That’s how Kennedy was able to resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis without going to nuclear war with the Soviets, much to the anger and even rage of his enemies within the Pentagon and the CIA.

Too bad President Biden is unable to do that. What Biden should do is declare an end to the Cold War and abolish NATO immediately. Unlike Kennedy, however, Biden is deferring to the power of the Pentagon and the CIA and, in the process, letting them continue their dangerous and destructive Cold War racket.

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You Might Be a Domestic Terrorist! – RPI 12 January Update

Posted by M. C. on January 13, 2022

The War on Us, Redux

https://mailchi.mp/ronpaulinstitute/domesticterror?e=4e0de347c8

Dear Friends:

While we at the Ron Paul Institute are the opposite of “partisan-political” in the conventional sense, let’s be honest whether our friends are from the libertarian wing, the right wing, or the progressive wing: President Biden is a dangerous authoritarian.

Or at least the people running President Biden are authoritarians (in his defense, Biden can’t seem to remember that he is the president, not Kamala Harris).

In pushing for the federalization of elections and “reforms” that include giving the vote to millions who are not even citizens – all the while claiming that those who oppose such moves are “domestic enemies” – the president and the leadership of his party appear to be settling on a scorched earth strategy for 2022. With the president’s approval at historic lows – and Covid raging while the economy burns – they are declaring war on that vast and rising pool of Americans who have jumped ship. It’s not a strategy that Sun-Tzu would endorse, but it seems to be what they’re running with.

But even CNN’s Jake Tapper (!!!) took issue with Biden claiming those who oppose federalized elections and votes for anything that breathes (and perhaps even those who don’t) are the reincarnation of Bull Connor and George Wallace. Tapper, whose butt-of-the-joke Russiagate/Lockdown network lost 90 percent of its viewers, asked Sen. Dick Durban: You’re comparing that to Bull Connor who literally set dogs upon civil rights protesters. George Wallace, who said segregation today, segregation forever… isn’t that a little stark? When Biden loses CNN…well…

Still there seems little self-reflection at this point.

This is our first RPI update for 2022 so I do want to thank all of your for subscribing. We view you as part of the movement and part of the family.

I want to thank from the bottom of my heart all of you who stepped up and made an end-of-year donation to the Ron Paul Institute – home of the Ron Paul Liberty Report. We are starting the year strong because of your fantastic vote of confidence in us!

Last summer the Ron Paul Institute returned to its Washington Conference with an event titled “The War on Us,” where we discussed how aggressive and hyper-interventionist US foreign policy had been turned inward to assault our own civil liberties. Much of this attack was about a “war on a virus” but the January 6th “insurrection” narrative played a critical role in establishing the false precept for establishing a domestic police state.

And sure as the sun rises in the east, the Biden Administration is now establishing a specialized unit of the Justice Department solely focused on the “threat” of “domestic terrorism.” 

Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen said: “We have seen a growing threat from those who are motivated by racial animus, as well as those who ascribe to extremist anti-government and anti-authority.”

Are you “anti-authority”? Turn yourselves in! There are open cells available in Guantanamo!

What does that mean in the real world? The absurd and crumbling narrative that Jan. 6th was an “insurrection” is providing the grounds for a deeply unpopular Administration to divert attention from its failings and unpopularity by scapegoating any dissenters as “domestic terrorists.”

Matt Taibbi is an honest progressive (and a long-time friend of mine) and he recently wrote of the Administration’s 1/6 propaganda: I don’t mean to understate the seriousness of January 6th, even though it’s been absurdly misreported for over a year now. No one from a country where these things actually happen could mistake 1/6 for ‘a coup .’ In the real version, the mob doesn’t take selfies and blaze doobies after seizing the palace, and the would-be dictator doesn’t spend 187 minutes snacking and watching Fox before tweeting ‘go home.’ Instead, he works the phones nonstop to rally precinct chiefs, generals, and airport officials to the cause, because a coup is a real attempt to seize power. Britannica says the ‘chief prerequisite for a coup is control of all or part of the armed forces, the police, and other military elements.’ We saw none of that on January 6th, but it’s become journalistic requirement to use either “coup” or “insurrection” in describing it. As someone, like Taibbi, who has been in the middle of a few actual insurrections during my time in eastern Europe, I can concur with his assessment. The reality of an insurrection is far more grim, as I also discovered in my travels sifting through blood-soaked clothes in the former Yugoslavia and Albania in the 1990s. I am always haunted by a cache of children’s clothing I found in a cave behind a church near Vukovar with bullet holes and blood stains. I cannot forget it even more than 20 years later. Actual insurrection is a horror that you can never wipe from your memory.

But as Rahm Emmanuel famously said, “never let a good crisis go to waste.” If you have goofy guys with buffalo horns being led into the Capitol by highly suspicious military-looking men all coordinated in orange ski hats, you can spin it into an attack on the Winter Palace

Yes they are running with this. The Republicans should win the midterms if they can produce a pulse and somehow find the gumption to push back against the “reform” that would rig the vote.

But don’t expect the potentially victorious Republicans to be on “our side” when it comes to civil liberties. Even right-wing hero Ted Cruz labeled the Jan. 6 non-event a “terrorist attack.” Republicans are mostly cowards. Who among them with one or two exceptions has stood up and challenged covid tyranny – the greatest assault on our civil liberties since slavery?

Mainstream politics is a kabuki of paid-for politicos earnestly promising to represent us. There are only a tiny handful – Sen. Paul and Rep. Thomas Massie (an RPI Board Member) come to mind – who genuinely would give up the Ring to further the cause of liberty.

2022 is a weird year, but as Ron Paul says almost every day on his Liberty Report, we are winning. Sometimes I secretly doubt his enthusiasm, but I eventually discover that he is right as he is always right. 

Spread the word: Liberty is winning! Thank you for supporting the Ron Paul Institute and for watching the Ron Paul Liberty Report!
Sincerely yours,

Daniel McAdams
Executive Director
Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

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Omicron: The Lockdowners’ Last Stand’ – Ron Paul’s 20 Dec Column

Posted by M. C. on December 20, 2021

Meanwhile, South Africa, with one of the lowest rates of vaccination, has just announced that they are only seeing a tiny fraction of hospitalizations with omicron compared to previous variants. South Africa’s Covid response authority has written to the health minister recommending an end to containment efforts, contact tracing, and quarantines.

Omicron: The Lockdowners’ Last Stand

Dec 20 – Just as President Biden’s unconstitutional vaccination mandates were being ripped up by the courts, authoritarian politicians, public health bureaucrats, and the mainstream media, announced a new Covid variant to justify another round of lockdowns and restrictions. The things that didn’t work last time would be a good idea to do again this time, they claim.

For these authoritarians, the timing of omicron’s emergence was perfect.

The variant was first discovered in South Africa, with the US and European media running endless scare stories. Authoritarian politicians used the manufactured fear to justify another attack on liberty. Europe shut down and became a virtual prison camp. In Austria, Germany, and elsewhere, citizens became non-persons without a vaccine passport.

South African health officials reported that the variant seemed to be more contagious but far milder than previous variants, as usually happens with such viruses. But the lockdowners would not hear of it. From Boris Johnson in the UK to DeBlasio in New York City, the variant was perfect cover for them to put their boots back on the necks of terrorized citizens.

As to be expected, Fauci reveled in the emergence of the new variant, warning of “record deaths” for the unvaccinated. Similarly, President Biden warned that this would be a “winter of death” for the unvaccinated.

But here’s something the media isn’t reporting about the omicron outbreaks: they are taking place among the fully vaccinated. Cornell University, with 97 percent of the campus fully vaccinated and a mask mandate, has announced that it would return to online only instruction after a massive Covid outbreak. Likewise, the National Football League has postponed several games this weekend due to Covid outbreaks, even though the League is virtually 100 percent vaccinated. And the National Basketball Association, which is above 95 percent fully vaccinated, has just announced that due to a surge in Covid cases it too will postpone games.

The vaccine is not working to prevent infection or transmission of the virus: cases are raging in states with the highest vaccine levels. Yet the “experts” continue to maintain that the only thing that can stop the spread of omicron is vaccines! More people are catching on that this makes no sense. If vaccines don’t stop the spread, how can vaccines stop the spread?

Meanwhile, South Africa, with one of the lowest rates of vaccination, has just announced that they are only seeing a tiny fraction of hospitalizations with omicron compared to previous variants. South Africa’s Covid response authority has written to the health minister recommending an end to containment efforts, contact tracing, and quarantines.

Unvaccinated South Africa is ending Covid restrictions while the hyper-vaccinated North is locking down. Something doesn’t add up.

Fauci loves to say that to question him is to question science, but this has nothing to do with science. It’s about power. Fauci, the political authoritarians, and the corrupt Big Pharma billionaires are trying to make a last stand, desperate to push omicron as a justification for further tyranny and profits. But actual science is not cooperating.

Omicron is spreading and vaccines are not stopping it. Thus far nearly half of omicron infections are asymptomatic. Some experts are predicting that omicron will spell the end of Covid-19. But we know that as long as people like Fauci are around, Covid-19 will never end. Unless, of course, we repudiate the charlatans and profiteers and reclaim our liberty!



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‘Biden’s “Democracy Summit” is a Joke’ – Ron Paul’s 6 Dec Column

Posted by M. C. on December 6, 2021

The countries whose elected leaders do the bidding of the United States – disregarding the wishes of those who elected them – are to be favored with an invitation to this “virtual” event. The countries that pursue domestic and foreign policy that is independent from the demands of the US State Department and CIA are not allowed into Washington’s sandbox to play.

https://mailchi.mp/ronpaulinstitute/bidennumbers-115773?e=ff526b933a

Dec 6 – On December 9-10 President Biden will preside over an online “Summit for Democracy,” which claims it will “bring together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal and to tackle the greatest threats faced by democracies today through collective action.”

What a joke. This is not about promoting democracy. It’s really about undermining democracy worldwide with US interventionist foreign policy.

Yes, the conference is anti-democracy, not pro-democracy.

The countries whose elected leaders do the bidding of the United States – disregarding the wishes of those who elected them – are to be favored with an invitation to this “virtual” event. The countries that pursue domestic and foreign policy that is independent from the demands of the US State Department and CIA are not allowed into Washington’s sandbox to play.

Much of the world has seen through the pettiness of such an infantile approach. It is like the fairy tale of the emperor with no clothes. None of the sycophantic foreign leaders graced with an invitation to the banquet dare point out that the US is in the business of undermining democracy overseas, not promoting it.

Color revolutions, where elected governments are overthrown with US backing, is about the only thing the US exports these days. Ask the Ukrainians how their US-backed overthrow in 2014 has worked out for them. Ask any victim of US anti-democratic “color revolutions” about the US commitment to democracy.

For Washington, democracy means “you elect who we tell you to elect.”

European Union member country Hungary is the only EU country not invited to participate in the “Summit for Democracy” even though it has undeniably held fully democratic elections since the end of communism 30 years ago. There is no question that Hungary is a democratic country, but it is not invited to Biden’s “Summit for Democracy.”

Why? Because the Biden Administration does not like Hungary’s democracy. It does not like the fact that the Hungarian people have voted for a conservative government that occasionally pursues foreign and domestic policies at odds with the dictates of Foggy Bottom and Langley.

The Biden Administration does not like that Hungary resisted the mass invasion of refugees from countries and cultures absolutely alien to Hungary’s history. Biden does not like the fact that Hungarians have voted time and time again for a conservative government that openly professes Christian values. But what they hate most is that when Washington says “jump,” Budapest doesn’t always ask “how high?”.

It’s a petty game that has already backfired like all of Washington’s idiotic interventionist initiatives. For example, in the Hungarian situation, Washington’s childish snub of Hungary has meant that the rest of the European Union cannot participate in the summit as the EU.

Washington’s intervention overseas is always an own-goal. Sanctioning Russia over phony Russiagate has resulted in more Russia-China cooperation. The US tells Iran it must not sell oil anywhere, and similarly-demonized China cuts a good deal for Iranian oil.

It won’t shock anyone that Russia and Iran – which both hold elections no less democratic than those in Ukraine, where opposition parties are outlawed and their leaders jailed – are not invited to Biden’s little party. But no doubt their absence will be more than made up by North Macedonia, Suriname, and Micronesia. Democracy summit? More like propaganda summit! What a joke! —
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Ron Paul on President Biden’s New Vaccine Mandate – Campaign for Liberty

Posted by M. C. on September 17, 2021

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/ron-paul-president-bidens-new-vaccine-mandate

POSTED BY Ron PaulSeptember 10, 2021

Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s vaccine mandate on all businesses with 100 or more employees:

“President Biden’s executive order forcing companies with 100 or more employees to require COVID vaccination or weekly testing has no basis in science, the Constitution, or the principles of a free society. It also sets a dangerous precedent that can and will be used to justify future federal mandates on businesses and their employees.

“My Campaign for Liberty group will mobilize pro-liberty Americans to resist these mandates and other abuses of power in regard to COVID by authoritarian politicians and bureaucrats to expand their power and shrink our liberties.”

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Watch “Biden: “This is not about freedom or personal choice.” It’s all about TYRANNY!” on YouTube

Posted by M. C. on September 11, 2021

President Biden’s overreach has reached unprecedented levels. He gave an outrageous speech yesterday, which laid out an outrageously unconstitutional “plan.” The marriage of Big Government & Big Corporations is now on full display. Don’t miss today’s Liberty Report!

https://youtu.be/IDHHC1GugH0

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Dark Clouds: Biden Pushes China-Style ‘Social Credit’ System

Posted by M. C. on August 4, 2021

In televised remarks yesterday, President Biden urged private businesses and universities to institute a China-style “social credit” system whereby some individuals are denied basic rights and privileges if they hold “wrong” views on matters such as health and medicine. How far will this go? Also today, NIH Director urges parents to wear masks in front of their children…in the home! And, major European newspaper editor apologized to readers over his publications of hysterical Covid coverage.

“You can’t let things get too good so people can take care of themselves.”

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Biden Covid Coordinator: Forced Vaccines Now!

Posted by M. C. on August 3, 2021

President Biden’s Covid coordinator said in a recent press conference that incentives to people to take the shot are not enough. It’s time for some “requirements” he said. Biden himself said that he is looking into whether the federal government can force all of America to take the shot. Tyranny? Also today – the strange continuing case of Jan. 6 police suicides. Coincidence?

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Biden Unhinged: Voter ID Requirements Worst Threat ‘Since The Civil War!’

Posted by M. C. on July 14, 2021

But the Real ID is OK! January 6 is now small potatoes?

President Biden once again dredged up his “not since the Civil War” hyperbole, this time to describe efforts in Texas and elsewhere to require people to show IDs before casting a vote. Civil War? Really? Also today, Biden allies plan to “fact check” private text messages? And…why is the Post Office spying on you?

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Watch “Biden Claims Bombing Syria And Iraq Is A ‘Defensive’ Move. What?” on YouTube

Posted by M. C. on June 29, 2021

Over the weekend President Biden ordered US airstrikes on Syrian and Iraqi territory. The Administration claims that bombing countries 6,000 miles away who could not pose a threat to the US if they wanted was a “defensive” move. One problem: US troops are illegally occupying Syria and the bombing was unequivocally condemned by the Iraqi government. So…”defense”…or aggression? Also today, new polls and studies on Covid and US trust in the media. Don’t miss today’s Liberty Report.

https://youtu.be/XQ5lmjpKJcI

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