Monday, April 20, 2015

America's Coming Crackup

Nelson Hultberg

Our government bankers print money today like loons in an asylum spew absurdity. Glib media shills lure us every night into a disgraceful indolence. And our corporations lust like spoiled children after mega-billions of illicit lucre. Cataclysm is coming.

No one with a minimal awareness of history, politics, and proper economics today has faith that our society can continue much longer at its present level of govenment privilege and debt accumulation. There is a Grand Piper that must be paid, and he will manifest in any number of scenarios, none of which will be pleasant.

One thing is for sure; the next two decades are going to be tumultuous and tragic. The events that unfold will be far more radical than we dare envision today. Paradigms in banking, politics, and philosophy will be overturned. Wrenching lifestyle shifts will be forced upon millions. Something akin to what happened in the Soviet Union after the fall of Communism in 1991 will take place in America. Our ruling regime will collapse and bring Russian style economic hardship to us all.

How exactly things unfold will depend upon whether the nation's intelligentsia bring themselves to seriously question the shams of statism, or whether the government-media-academy triad is able to continue bamboozling them. What is extremely unnerving is that whoever wins this battle to control the destiny of our country will determine the fate of freedom on the planet for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. A monumental clash of ideology and propriety looms up ahead.

Why We Are Disintegrating as a Society

America's dilemma is this: we are being propelled toward an Orwellian style despotism that's purpose is to centralize government power in Washington, phase out American sovereignty, and move our country as much as possible into subordination to the United Nations and eventually alignment with Canada, Mexico, and Central America into a regional government. The world is moving toward the nightmare of Oceana, Eurasia, and East Asia in Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, which will extinguish freedom and merge mankind into a tyrannical egalitarianism.

Why is this happening? Such is the influential force of ideology. We are being destroyed because of what historian Clarence Carson called a "collectivist curvature of the mind" that took over our intellectuals back in the early twentieth century. This curvature of the mind functions as the grand fueling mechanism for the goals of government centralization and ending our national sovereignty.

It's horrifying, but every year our schools form the "best and the brightest minds" into collectivist apparatchiks to go out in the world and work their way into the power centers of society. The schools do this via false teachings in philosophy, economics, political science and history. This "ideological indoctrination" teaches every new generation that capitalism is an evil, exploitative, racist, warmongering system and must be phased out of modern societies. It teaches that national sovereignty is anachronistic and must be given up. Such indoctrination is being done very subtly and sophisticatedly, but it is a powerful, pervasive theme instilled into all our children from the first grade on.

This is why we have so many bankers, corporate moguls, political statesmen, authors, pundits, artists, publishers and priests working today to undercut the country. Being "the best and the brightest," they were taught in their youth that capitalist America is an evil nation. They, thus, have gone out and risen to positions of power with a globalist worldview that believes economic freedom can't work in the modern day, that American sovereignty is an anachronism belonging to the nineteenth century. Since they are the nation's intelligentsia, they are immensely influential. Their socialist-collectivist worldview is spread to the masses who then elect legislators sympathetic to such irrationality to Congress and the White House.

Making a Difference

All quite clear and horrifying. But how are we, as mere laymen with no access to national media or huge fortunes, to confront this destruction of freedom and sanity in America and throughout the West?

We must take a page from the story of the old man and the starfish. After a huge storm had brought a mini-tidal wave to his beach community one night, there were tens of thousands of starfish washed up on the shore that next morning. Amidst the masses of starfish the old man could be seen patiently picking them up and tossing them back into the sea. Along came a young lad in his twenties with green hair, eyebrow rings and a scornful face. He started laughing and mocked the old man with cynical derision. "You have to be crazy, old timer. You can't possibly save those starfish; there's thousands of them. You're wasting your time you fool. YOU CAN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE!"

The old man looked up at the insolent youth and smiled. He then reached down and picked up one of the struggling starfish and winged it far out into the water, replying to his tormentor, "Made a difference with that one, didn't I?"

Everyone of us has to choose whether we will try to make a difference or give in to indifference. Will we fight to inform our neighbors or succumb to the easy road of apathy? Will we opt for principle or popularity? Will we succumb to the statist thugs on the far left, or fall for the anarchic screwballs on the far right? The "mean" of Constitutional sanity beckons to the percipient among us. Will it survive the tumult ahead?

Not everyone, naturally, has the time and mental wherewithall to forcefully fight the "ideological indoctrination" destroying our country today. But many of us do. Our power lies in our minds and the strength of our personalities. We who possess this inner strength feel compelled to spread the word in any way we can for as long as we live. We feel compelled to wing as many starfish back to life as we can.

The apathetic and cynical will scorn all this as senseless, just as the green haired youth did. They will choose to remain wards of the state and sanction their enslavers. This has always been the nature of most humans. When such wards see others fighting valiantly against seemingly insurmountable odds for the freedom they have scorned, they are subconsciously humiliated because they are not deep in the thick of the fight themselves. They have chosen to avoid the fight and sanction the tyrants who are destroying our way of life. Thus they must find a way to salve their consciences. That way is to caustically mock the Davids who go up against the Goliaths, to smear the Rolands of Roncesvalles that history hands down to us as heroic exemplars.

A Diplomatic Nuisance

You the reader have a paramount decision to make regarding all this. It is High Noon for the cause of freedom. Will you fight with the heroic exemplars? If you choose to fight, then your first necessity is to become aware of WHAT is happening and WHY it is happening. That awareness can only be found via fervent curiosity and a committment to the study of libertarian and conservative literature.

Your second duty is to emulate Paul Revere and warn all those in your sphere of influence. You do this by making a diplomatic nuisance of yourself, by pleasantly pestering your comrades to wake up to the elite's usurpations growing by leaps and bounds in our lives. You do it by convincing them that there are grander values in life than shiny new SUVs and country club memberships. There is something called the American way of life that requires personal independence.

Time is short. Collectivism steals over us like crack cocaine filters into a ghetto. It devastates everything of worth in its path. All the stoic traditions of strength, all the great lessons of logic, all the revered truths of Nature that have been handed down to us throughout the centuries are being assailed. The weasel-tyrants and their unctuous lackeys have gained control of the intellectual, political and banking power centers of our country, but they can't control the ultimate factor - the truth - because they can't control our minds unless we let them. They can't prohibit defiance. Solzhenitsyn showed us this. They can't extend their enslavement UNLESS WE SANCTION IT!

What the elites fear is a populace with the strength of William Wallace fighting King Edward at Sterling Bridge in 1297, the daring of Washington's band crossing the Delaware in the dead of winter. They fear those willing to fight for the original America. Up against such heady citizens, our collectivist tyrants will scatter like feeding jackals in face of approaching hunters. Our job is to build an army of such heady citizens.

You can help by joining the cause. Read the books of freedom and sound money, and pass them on as the early Americans did with Common Sense. Bring people to the website where you are reading this essay. Bring them to AFR's website. Bring them to a state of urgency. Bring them to the truth of our Constitution and to the laws of Nature and Nature's God. Nothing other than this kind of effort will suffice.

You cannot help truth and freedom by watching moronic TV shows at night. That is how the elites control you. They flood the airwaves with mindless entertainment. It's today's version of Brave New World's "soma for the masses." Today's TV is for zombies and dullards. The same applies to our movies. Next time you're in the theater, look around you at all the hoi polloi stuffing their faces with popcorn and their psyches with over-the-top violence and trashy sex.

Aldous Huxley was the first to point out that modern totalitarian regimes leave the "activities of sex" alone, but regiment the "activities of production." This allows those who are servile to think they are still free as they vote away their REAL freedom - their freedom to acquire and keep wealth, to associate with whom they please, to speak and worship as they please. Look around you. There are far more servile people in this human race than there are independent people. This is the reason why dictatorships dominate the history of man; the majority of humans want to be ruled. They want to relinquish their meaningful freedom; it requires too much self-assurance and grit.

Logic and History

The cause of America is the cause of REAL freedom. It won't be found with the malefic forces of statism on the left, nor with the eccentric cults of anarchism on the right. Both are living death, a fool's game for those devoid of the capacity to see the big picture, i.e., to see that the spectrum of reality is not two-poled, but three-poled with multifarious gradations and a golden mean of truth in between. The nature of human existence is complexity, wrapped up in mystery, contained in inconceivability, subsumed under the power of Truth. We will never create a free society by denying this and ignoring the results of logic and the record of history. This is what statists and anarchists do.

REAL freedom is impossible without a grasp of logic and a deep knowledge of history, which teach us that the cornerstones of freedom are: equal rights, strictly limited government, gold money and self-reliant people. The statists violate logic and ignore history because they are callous brutes who place power above all and simply don't care. The anarchists violate logic and ignore history because logic and history show their political system to be unworkable.

The truths we learn from logic and history are the disinfectants we must hurl into Washington's swamp of political leeches who are sucking all verity from our lives. When the Washington leeches have so stultified our nation that ghastly ruin prevails throughout, then is when the crackup will commence. All readers should take note. A meltdown is coming; a revolution will follow.

We must make sure this revolution goes in the direction of the Founding Fathers, not in the direction of the statist left, nor in the direction of the anarchistic right. Statism and anarchism are like Aids viruses; they will always be deadly to life. It is to Aristotle, Locke and Jefferson that we must turn. They will always be sustaining to life.

Nelson Hultberg is a freelance scholar/writer in Dallas, Texas and the Director of Americans for a Free Republic A graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin, his articles have appeared in such publications as American Conservative, Insight, Liberty, The Freeman, The Social Critic, and The Dallas Morning News, as well as on numerous Internet sites. He is the author of The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values. Email: nelshultberg (at)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Liberty or Death

By John Porter

One reader asked me yesterday, quote: "Mr. Porter, why do you write about Liberty or Freedom so much."  I do realize that I seem to write in the defense of Liberty a lot.

Human life is one long struggle for Freedom. People struggle individually for Freedom from different personal things in their lives. You have your personal struggles and I have mine. But there is a Freedom that is paramount in importance to our personal ones. It is the one Freedom which binds us all together. It is Freedom from the bondage of another individual or the bondage of a big overbearing government. It is the Freedom of living the way you desire to live and the Freedom to pursue that desire without causing harm to another or their property. If we find ourselves without this Freedom, none other matters. Death would be better than suffering the consequences of the loss of this Liberty.

The citizens of the thirteen American Colonies were delivered from the human bondage of an overbearing King and his government with our long and bloody fight for independence from England. Citizens of the United States were delivered from human bondage of other citizens with our long and bloody Civil War. My writings on this subject are efforts on my part to hopefully help Americans see that we are allowing ourselves to once again fall into bondage to a large, all powerful and overbearing Federal Government by continuing to elect (hire) people to serve us in Washington who believe it should be just that.

We hear candidates for Congress and the Presidency say things like, "Our government needs to be more efficient and streamlined." I believe it must be drastically reduced in size and scope of power by abolishing several departments entirely.

We hear much talk about, "A do nothing Congress," because no laws are passed or no new programs introduced. I would like to see a "do something" Congress also, such as, do put a freeze on any new laws and do repeal a great many we now have.

As a wise gentleman running for the Presidency once said, "My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have failed in their purpose, or impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden."

Our Constitution, as we all know, is being shredded. I believe every action taken by our Congress or the President should first be determined whether it is Constitutionally permissible before whether it is needed is even considered.

Our Freedom is in our hands. We are the caretakers of it, not only for ourselves, the living, but for those yet born generations who will follow. If the burning desire for it is not in our hearts we will surely lose it.
In 1944, Judge Learned Hand said, "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; if it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it." So in answer to my email friend's question; I am doing the very best I can to rekindle the flame of Liberty in the hearts of those who may have lost it, and keep it alive in those whom yet it flickers.

I ask that you assist in the effort and forward to all you can in any manner you choose.

May God bless and keep you.

Until next time.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Socialism in America

By James King

Parts of my articles on Socialism in America posted below.

Abraham Lincoln is the father of American Socialism. The 1st overthrow of the U.S. Government occurred 1860-1865 by Abraham Lincoln and his Socialist "Band of Brothers. It has been kept from the American History books everything concerning Lincoln 's Socialist connections. His Assistant Secretary of War Charles A. Dana was an avowed Socialist who had been to Europe prior to the war and met Karl Marx.  New research has resulted in a book "Red Republicans and Lincoln Marxist's". Lincoln changed America from a Republic to a Socialist Democracy. All the facts and data including names is far too much to post here. Marx sent thousands of European Socialists to serve in the Union army including officers (I have their names A thru Z). They were participants in the 1848 failed Socialist revolution in Europe and assisting in a Socialist war against the Southern states in America kept the Socialist dream of Karl Marx alive. The Constitutional Federal Republic established by America 's founding fathers who were primarily Southern gentlemen from Virginia died on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Virginia and America became a Socialist Democracy. Obama is continuing to expand the Socialism that Lincoln started and FDR incorporated into the New Deal (Raw Deal) of the 1930’s.

Confederate soldiers fought to preserve the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Lincoln 's Gettysburg Address was a lie and no more than poetry from the lips of a lawyer. After the failed Socialist revolution of 1848 in Europe thousands of German Socialists came to New York City and joined with American Socialists and various radicals and fanatics to form the Republican Party in 1854.  The Republican Party from 1854 to 1877 was what the Democratic party is today-- Socialist and anti-Christian. Karl Marx helped them plan the American Civil War and set up the Ft. Sumter incident so war could be blamed on the South.

Confederate General Robert E. Lee accurately predicted the result of the North's Socialist victory---"The consolidation of the Republic into a vast empire means that America will be aggressive abroad and despotic at home".
The recent research that resulted in the book "Red Republicans And Lincoln Marxists" tells the story of the Socialist overthrow of the American Republic from 1848 thru 1865 and the expansion of Federal power and loss of individual liberty and freedom that has occurred over the past 150 years. Obama is finishing what Socialist and Atheist Abraham Lincoln started--the expansion of Federal power and total Federal control over the American people. Once sovereign states are now little more than glorified administrative districts submissive and answerable to a central imperial power in Washington D.C.

Socialism in America has occurred in 3 steps.  1.-The Political Transformation from Republic to Socialist Democracy in 1865 following Southern surrender. 2.-The Economic Phase in 1913 with the establishment of the Federal Reserve, Income Tax and Election of State Senators  3.-The Cultural Revolution of the 1960's era. Socialist Abraham Lincoln is the father of American Socialism. The Republican Party from 1854 to 1877 was what the Democratic Party is today—Socialist and Atheist. Lincoln was both a Socialist and an Atheist. In the 1930’s the U.S. Communist Party had Lincoln-Lenin parades in New York City.

No Confederate was ever tried for treason. The North attempted to try Jefferson Davis but several Special prosecutors declined and it was determined that the case should be dropped.
Salmon Chase, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1865 told the Republican Cabinet of Radicals at the time this:
“Should you persist in your endeavor to bring to trial ANY of the former Confederate Representatives of that Government or ANY of its former Military Personnel charging them with Treason against the United States Government, That which YOU won on the Battlefield will be LOST in a Court of Law.”
In other words, the Sovereign States of the South, under the Provisions granted them under the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, Had EVERY RIGHT TO SECEDE. After this statement or ruling Jefferson Davis and his family were released from PRISON where they had been held since being captured by the Federals!

"If you bring these leaders to trial, it will condemn the North, for by the Constitution, secession is not a rebellion. His [Jefferson Davis] capture was a mistake. His trial will be a greater one. We cannot convict him of treason."
-- Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, 1867

"The cause in which we are engaged is the cause of the advocacy of rights to which we were born, those for which our fathers of the Revolution bled - the richest inheritance that ever fell to man, and which it is our sacred duty to transmit untarnished to our children. Upon us is devolved the high and holy responsibility of preserving the Constitutional liberty of a free government."
President Jefferson Davis, June 1, 1861 - Spotswood Hotel, Richmond, Virginia

The principle for which we contended (States’ Rights”) is bound to reassert it's self, though it may be at another time and in another form.
—Former Confederate President Jefferson Davis

"Never teach your children to say that their fathers' were wrong in their efforts to maintain the sovereignty, freedom and independence which was their birthright"
---Jefferson Davis.

"As H.L. Menken wrote about the Gettysburg Address in “Smart Set” in 1920:
'It is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it. Put it into the cold words of everyday. The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination — “that government of the people, by the people, for the people,” should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in that battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves. What was the practical effect of the battle of Gettysburg ? What else than the destruction of the old sovereignty of the States, i.e., of the people of the States? The Confederates went into battle free; they came out with their freedom subject to the supervision and veto of the rest of the country — and for nearly twenty years that veto was so effective that they enjoyed scarcely more liberty, in the political sense, than so many convicts in the penitentiary.'....Finally, the final outcome of the Civil War did not usher in “a new birth of freedom.” It did quite the opposite. It consolidated federal power, neutered the 9th and 10th Amendments and gave birth to the fascist system and the imperial presidency under which we now suffer."

Friday, April 03, 2015

Spirit of Liberty

To: Americans everywhere:

I would like to ask if you would just sit with me somewhere in a quiet place, erase any political party agenda completely from our thoughts, think and speak honestly and truthfully about something for a few moments only as free American people, namely the Spirit of Liberty, the sacred tie that binds us together.

What is spirit? Webster's Dictionary: breath, courage, vigor, the soul, life; the thinking, motivating, feeling part of man, often as distinguished from the body.

What is Liberty? Webster's Dictionary: Freedom from any form of arbitrary control; the sum of rights and exemptions possessed in common by the people of a community or state; exemption from compulsion.
The spirit of Liberty has to be in the hearts and minds of the people. Individual Liberty will only be preserved as long as there is devotion to freedom, expressed in the hearts and actions of the people. Our desire for Individual Liberty must be stronger than those who desire to turn us into their subjects under the arbitrary control of government.

This American experiment in people being individually free and governing themselves is unique in all the history of man, because it places Individual Liberty above all other forms of government.

In 1775 Alexander Hamilton said, "The sacred rights of mankind are not to be looked for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself, and can never be erased." It has been said, "History moves toward freedom because the desire for freedom is written in every human heart." I ask you, why on earth are we allowing our Liberty to be taken from us? Have we let our hearts grow void of the desire to remain free and just willingly give up our God-given right to think and act for ourselves without government dictating to us how we should live our lives? Have we lost our Spirit of Liberty?

The current state of corruption, the lies, deception and incompetence in our government, the seemingly uncaring, uninterested, too busy attitude of a great many people does not bode well for our future as a free Republic. However, as someone has said, "We can look back on the past 240 years with the utmost pride and amazement at what this unlikely nation has achieved; and this was due to nothing but the fertile ground of the Spirit of Liberty within the people.

The Constitution of government, as vital as it is when followed, will never be a substitute for staving off oppression as will the Constitution (spirit) of the people. If we are to keep our freedom, it must come from the people's Spirit of Liberty.

Let us together resolve to rekindle that spirit before it is too late to have an effect.

Please forward to all you can by any means you wish.

Until next time;

John Porter
Harrison, Arkansas