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Saturday, December 23, 2017

3 Reasons Millennials Should Ditch Karl Marx for Ayn Rand

Leisa Miller
Dear avocado-toast-eating brethren,

We need to drop Karl Marx like we dropped cable TV.
We’re a generation that's sick of wars (and threats of wars), mass shootings, and media sensationalism. As the ambassadors of the sharing economy and investors in cryptocurrency, we hold innovation and entrepreneurship in high esteem.

Karl Marx is not who we think he is. His philosophy doesn’t align with our values at all. We need to look to somebody more in touch with what’s important to us — someone like Ayn Rand.

Here are 3 reasons we should kick ol’ Karl to the curb and pick up Ayn Rand instead.

Karl Marx advocates using violence to get what you want.
We hate the constant stream of wars the US gets involved in. Whether it’s Iraq or Afghanistan, or the threat of the Islamic State or North Korea, we’re just tired of it all. Why can’t everyone get along? Why do we have to topple regime after regime and flex our muscles on Twitter? Don’t even get us started on the mass shootings. It’s 2017, for crying out loud! This violence needs to stop.
If only Karl Marx felt the same way. But unfortunately, he says that the only way to bring about the ideal political state is through violent revolution:
In depicting the most general phases of the development of the proletariat, we traced the more or less veiled civil war, raging within existing society, up to the point where that war breaks out into open revolution, and where the violent overthrow of the bourgeoisie lays the foundation for the sway of the proletariat.
The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx
Oh, brother... Please: No. More. Wars.

Ayn Rand, on the other hand, is not a proponent of violence. She says violence should only be a means of self-defense. If someone invades your country, you can retaliate. If someone punches you in the face, you can retaliate. If someone tries to steal your stuff, you can retaliate. But there’s no reason you should employ violence other than if you or your stuff are attacked.
“A civilized society is one in which physical force is banned from human relationships—in which the government, acting as a policeman, may use force only in retaliation and only against those who initiate its use.”
The Virtue of Selfishness, Ayn Rand
Karl Marx appeals to your emotional indignation.
I groan every time a Boomer rants about “entitled Millennials these days.” We are not entitled. We are not lazy. And when they try to guilt us into going to church more or playing video games less or buying a house or getting married “while we’re still young?” Puh-lease. Emotional appeals are the worst.

And don’t even get us started on media sensationalism. We’ve had enough of the red, shouting faces, the blatant lying and fear-mongering, the “Wars on Christmas.” The media is constantly trying to pit us against each other.

It turns out that Karl Marx uses the same “Us vs. Them” hysteria as CNN and Fox News. He appeals to pathos and emotional outrage to - like we discussed above - try to get us to start a war.
“Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.”
The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx
We’re not having any of that though, are we? We’re done being manipulated by outrage and hysteria. It’s time to change the channel to something a little calmer, more grounded, and personally empowering.

Ayn Rand, fortunately, has the peaceful empowerment we're so desperately missing. While Karl Marx wants you to blame others (the bourgeoisie) for your plights, Ayn Rand wants you to introspect and perhaps reassess your values. Rather than encouraging you to camouflage yourself into a “union of workers,” she wants to empower you as an individual to create a meaningful life for yourself. Mass hysteria, be gone!
“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it’s yours.”
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
Karl Marx wants mankind to rest on its laurels.
Welp, we’ve got pretty good iPhones, Space X can salvage and relaunch rockets, and thanks to services like HelloFresh and Blue Apron, we no longer have to go to the grocery store. Time to pack up! Call it a day! Everyone, go home! There’s no more need for innovation.

At least, according to Karl Marx.

If Marx had his way, all incentives to improve and create cooler things would be stripped out of our lives along with our private property. Following the logical progression of his communal philosophy, when we’re all slaving away for “the greater good,” and the highest achieving members of society are having the fruits of their labors redistributed to the lowest achievers (insert flashback to the freeloaders of group projects at school), that’s what will happen. Innovation would cease to occur under Marxism.
“The claim that men should be retained in jobs that have become unnecessary, doing work that is wasteful or superfluous, to spare them the difficulties of retraining for new jobs—thus contributing, as in the case of railroads, to the virtual destruction of an entire industry—this is the doctrine of the divine right of stagnation.”
The Virtue of Selfishness, Ayn Rand
But with Ayn Rand’s philosophy, our stuff will always remain ours. We don’t have to share our Nintendo Switch with our little sister (who drops her phone 10 times a day) unless we want to. We can rest easy knowing that if we take a big risk (and invest in cryptocurrencies while our parents mutter “Ponzi scheme” under their breath), we have the opportunity for a big reward. And best of all, with Ayn Rand’s philosophy reaffirming our desire to be great and create great things, maybe someday we will have JARVIS, jetpacks, and flying hammocks.

The fact of the matter is that Karl Marx doesn’t align with what’s important to us Millennials. If it were up to him, we’d be starting more violent wars, we’d be widening the gap of distrust between one another, and we’d strip ourselves of all incentives to make the world cooler than it already is. So it’s time we adopt a new philosopher. Let’s look up to people like Ayn Rand.
Leisa Miller Monday, December 18, 2017

Leisa Miller is a marketing coordinator at FEE. Driven by a desire for adventure, she moved to Warsaw, Poland in 2015 to work for a serial entrepreneur she met on the internet. 15 months and several hundred pierogi later, she came back to the States to hone her marketing skills at a tech startup in Charleston, South Carolina, before eventually making her way to Atlanta and joining the FEE team. In her free time, Leisa enjoys listening to 20th century classical music, learning languages, preparing Gongfu style tea, and swing dancing. You can follow her writing and personal projects on her website.

This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Action Items for this Week: December 11 – December 15

Action Items for this Week: December 11 – December 15


We would like use this opportunity to weigh in and let Congress know what we view are the essential components of tax reform that must be included in the final version. Top on the list, of course, is the Senate bill’s repeal of the individual mandate. Additionally, we want to see the top rate lowered to 38.4 percent, the $10,000 property tax deduction retained, 20 percent corporate tax rate (and for that reduction to begin on January 1, 2018), immediate full expensing, and reductions for sub-chapter S pass-through entities.
Please take two simple actions this week.
First, please call your two U.S. senators and your U.S. representative and ask them to support the final tax bill. Below are talking points to help guide your phone calls with congressional staff members. You can reach each office on the Hill by calling the Capitol switchboard operators at 202.224.3121.
Second, please call Congress and share your thoughts about the upcoming spending bill. At Tea Party Patriots, we have consistently stressed the longterm importance of spending reductions. Make sure your representatives in Congress understand how important spending cuts and spending restraint are to our nation’s overall economic health.

Friday, December 8, 2017

The Problem of Identity Politics and Its Solution

The Problem of Identity Politics and Its Solution

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Action Items for this Week: December 4 – December 8

Action Items for this Week: December 4 – December 8

Please call your two U.S. senators and your U.S. representative and ask them to support the final tax bill. We have included talking points below to help guide that conversation. You can reach each office on the Hill by calling the Capitol switchboard operators at 202.224.3121.
We would like your help in supporting Congressman Mark Meadows and the entire House Freedom Caucus as they push to have the spending debate in January — not in the days right before Christmas.
Over the weekend, House Republicans introduced a short-term funding bill to prevent a government shutdown. The only problem is that the measure would expire on December 22nd, just a few days before Christmas.
Why is this important? We know that the temptation will be great during the 72 hours leading up to Christmas, as members of Congress want to get home. They will be more willing to make spending concessions and allow major victories for Democrats. We need to voice our opinion and let Congress know that we want the short-term “stop-gap” measure to last until the first week of January so we can avoid a spending frenzy the days right before Christmas when Americans are not paying attention.
Thank you for all of your tremendous work helping us get to this point in the tax reform fight!


  • Americans waste time and money preparing their taxes each year because our tax code is so complicated.
  • Tax reform in our country is long overdue.
  • Americans want a tax code that is flatter, with fewer brackets.
  • Americans want a tax code that is simpler, with less need to employ accountants and tax attorneys to navigate the code.
  • Our current tax system slows economic growth, and reduces opportunity and wages for all Americans.
  • President Trump campaigned on pro-growth tax reform, and the American people stand behind him on that goal.
  • Americans are ready for tax reform that moves our nation forward.
  • The proposed tax reform will make the United States a better place to invest and do business.
  • Both tax bills address many of the most serious problems plaguing our tax code, including excessively high tax rates for corporations and incentives for businesses to move abroad.
  • The House and Senate tax bills have much-needed simplifications, including eliminating and reducing many deductions.
  • The final tax bill MUST include the full repeal of the individual mandate. This mandate represents one of the most onerous taxes for families, and it is past time for repeal.


  •  #Taxreform is necessary to move America forward. #MAGA
  • .@[INSERT HANDLE FOR YOUR REPRESENTATIVE OR SENATOR] America’s job creators need tax reform! #MAGA #tcot
  • Repeal #individualmandate in #taxreform! @POTUS
  • #Draintheswamp and send #taxreform! to @POTUS desk.
  • .@POTUS: It’s time to reform and simplify the tax code. #simplerflatterfairer
  • Americans want tax relief now! #tcot  #simplerflatterfairer
  • Thank you @POTUS for prioritizing tax reform! #MAGA  #simplerflatterfairer
  • Join the #taxreform coalition today –taxreformcoalition.com

Obama's Plan for a One-Party Socialist State

Obama's Plan for a One-Party Socialist State

Trevor Louden addresses the National Press Club on Nov. 10, 2017.

You can see Trevor Louden on December 11 at the Martin 9/12 Committee Christmas Celebration meeting posted here under Meeting Notices.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Why Isn't Communism as Hated as Nazism?

Why Isn't Communism as Hated as Nazism?

Published on May 1, 2017
When people think of humanity's greatest evils, why is "communism" rarely mentioned? After all, it has caused more suffering than any other ideology, including Nazism. Watch Dennis Prager's account of communism's horrific legacy. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Report Card: Pearson Forced to Reprint Islam-Biased Textbook in Florida

Pearson Forced to Reprint Islam-Biased Textbook in Florida

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

Bill Korach and Fox News’ Catherine Herridge
at CFNS Conference
Dr. William Saxton, Chairman of Citizens for National Security told The Report Card that as result of CFNS efforts – and for the first time as far as anyone related to these K-12 textbook issues knows – a major publisher, Pearson Prentice Hall, had to correct the content of an already printed flawed textbook that it intended to sell to a huge school district in Florida, and reprint it, before it could be purchasedDr. Saxton earned his doctorate in Applied Physics from Harvard and spent much of his career in the United States Intelligence community. He founded CFNS as a result of concerns that Islamic terror organizations Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood were spreading misinformation and indoctrinating students in American schools.

The new 2013 high-school history book, “World History,” was slated for delivery to Palm Beach County (PBC) students for use at the beginning of the current school year. CFNS documented Islam bias and misinformation in a report co-authored by Dr. Saxton and Report Card Publisher William Korach. That 92-page report, published February 2012 documented Islam-biased errors and misinformation in 25 textbooks in Florida. CFNS participated in a marathon meeting with PBC curriculum specialists and a Pearson representative to delineate their concerns and recommend corrections. Following that, Dr. Saxton testified about the book’s bias before the PBC School Board. After further review, the Board concurred with the CFNS position, and determined that much of the textbook’s contentious language be revised, consistent with CFNS’s recommendations, as a condition for purchase.
Because the textbook had to be reprinted, students didn’t have a world history text until well into last fall. But now, at least, the textbook will be accurate.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Washington Post: Billionaire financier George Soros shifts $18 billion to his charitable foundation

Billionaire financier George Soros shifts $18 billion to his charitable foundation

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

VIDEO: PD Invites News Media To Try To Control People ‘Resisting Arrest’ – Goes Like You’d Expect

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VIDEO: PD Invites News Media To Try To Control People ‘Resisting Arrest’ – Goes Like You’d Expect

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department invited FOX 46 Charlotte and other media members to try to control somebody simulating resisting arrest.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department invited people from various news media outlets to take part in a simulated test where the news crews had to try to control somebody simulating resisting arrest.
The news crews accepted, and got to see first-hand how difficult it was (video below.)
David Sentendrey with FOX 46 posted the following message to Facebook along with video of his experience:

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Martin County Government Gone Wild: How Elected Officials Tried To Hide, Alter Records!

Martin County Government Gone Wild: How Elected Officials Tried To Hide, Alter Records!

Former Martin County Commissioner Anne Scott: Not my fault! (Anne Scott campaign)
A former judge who lost her reelection battle to rookie Commish Harold Jenkins in November, Scott also gave us a preview of what she’ll tell the jury during the three-week trial: It just wasn’t her fault!
And she’ll no doubt tell the jury she knows who did it:
“The County Administration headed by Taryn Kryzda, and the County IT department, headed by Kevin Kryzda, (husband of the Administrator who has the sole authority to hire, fire, discipline or promote),” Scott wrote in an email to Gossip Extra. “They had a flagrant and perhaps intentional disregard of the public records laws.
“They had no procedures or policies in place to handle either the actual records or requests for records. No measures or serious attempts were made to insure compliance with the law. The county was derelict.
“Focus on individual commissioners is misplaced. This is particularly so because they were not parties to nor called as witnesses in the litigation It is the County Administration that was negligent, perhaps criminally so, with regard to its obligations in reference to public records.”
Alrighty, then!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Steve Bannon Picks a Side in Pennsylvania Governor’s Race – The Morning Call

Steve Bannon picks a side in Pennsylvania governor's race

Sept. 26, 2017 by MARC LEVY of the Associated Press

HARRISBURG — President Donald Trump hasn't endorsed a candidate in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial election next year, but Scott Wagner might have something close to it: Steve Bannon's stamp of approval.
Bannon, the divisive ex-Trump strategist, urged a conservative gathering at a St. Louis hotel on Sunday to support the Republican state senator from York County.
Conservatives could start “taking” the country back in Tuesday's U.S. Senate GOP primary in Alabama, where Bannon and Trump campaigned for different candidates, and “when Scott Wagner runs in Pennsylvania,” Bannon told the gathering.
Wagner, a Trump supporter who runs the municipal waste-hauling company he founded, spoke right before Bannon at the gathering and criticized not only Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf but also his fellow Republican lawmakers.
Harrisburg, he said, is a “real swamp.”
Wagner told the crowd that his two-hour trip flying to St. Louis with Bannon left him “500 percent more emboldened.”
“Tomorrow in Pennsylvania the gloves are coming off and the message is, `The hardworking Pennsylvanians, you're being shafted by the corruption in Harrisburg, OK?“’ Wagner said. “Career politicians, Democrat and Republican. But I now see firsthand serving in the Senate. We now have a veto-proof majority, we went to 34. I watched Republican leaders giving our governor a free pass, and you know what? Enough is enough.”
What Wagner was talking about, Bannon told the crowd, was not about beating just Democrats but also the Republican establishment.

“The first thing we've got to get through is a corrupt and incompetent Republican establishment,” Bannon told the crowd to cheers.
Republicans in Congress have failed to support Trump's “populist, nationalist, conservative” message and ideas, Bannon said.
About 400 people were at the rally hosted by Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, a spinoff of the conservative think tank Eagle Forum, which Schlafly founded and led until her death last year.
Former health care consultant Paul Mango, of suburban Pittsburgh, also is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Wolf's bid for a second term next year. Meanwhile, lawyer Laura Ellsworth, of suburban Pittsburgh, has said she is seriously considering running and is expected to announce a decision around the end of September. House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, has been silent about his plans to run.
Wagner said Bannon asked him a lot of questions on their flight together to St. Louis, which Wagner chartered from Baltimore. Primarily, he said, Bannon peppered him with questions about why he is running and about Pennsylvania, his campaign and his message.
“So, he said, `Pennsylvania taxpayers are getting the shaft by cronyism and special interest groups,“’ Wagner said.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Mind Of A Technocrat Is Rooted In The Religion Of Scientism

The Mind Of A Technocrat Is Rooted In The Religion Of Scientism


Friday, August 4, 2017

Florida Special Session

Florida Special Session

July 21, 2015 | by  

The Florida Legislature will reconvene August 10 for a 12-day special session, during which they will attempt to redraw the state’s congressional districts. This session marks the second time that lawmakers will redraw the lines in as many years due to legal challenges and comes almost a year to the date since the last redistricting. The Florida Supreme Court threw out the current map – itself a response to a circuit court judge’s ruling – on July 9, on the grounds that it favored Republicans and incumbents in violation of the Fair Districts Amendment to the Florida Constitution that voters passed in 2010.
Senate President Andy Gardiner (R) and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli (R), intent on avoiding any possibility of gerrymandering that could invalidate the state’s districts a third time, have instructed lawmakers involved in the redistricting process and their staff by communicating only with lawyers and reporting any attempts by legislators to sway the map in their favor or their party’s favor. The leadership also barred relevant lawmakers and their staff from communicating with any member of Congress, congressional staff, or political parties. Gardiner and Crisafulli’s official proclamation can be read in full here. [Ed.: this link does not work and the proclamation seems to have disappeared, even from Google.]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017



The resistance loses a hero of rural America, but he won't be forgotten 

Kit Daniels | Infowars.com - JULY 17, 2017

Dr. Michael Coffman, a firebrand patriot known for exposing Agenda 21 and the globalist gameplan to end rural America, passed away after a battle with cancer.

Before his passing, Dr. Coffman left the following message for patriots like you to advance the resistance:

As a scientist and writer, I have been fighting the global agenda that would destroy America as we know it for decades.
As a researcher in the American paper industry, I ran a multimillion dollar research project on the effects of acid rain. When the results came in that it was basically a non-issue, I was told to quash my results or find a new job. That was when my eyes were opened to the fact that it was politics driving the science and not the other way around.
In 1994, myself and a few other individuals stopped the cloture vote to move forward to ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity Treaty which would have destroyed property rights in our country, thereby destroying free enterprise, the American way of life and ultimately Freedom itself.
That is the goal of the globalists. It is not “saving the planet,” and it’s not even redistribution of wealth ultimately. It is control: global control of everyone and everything.
Together with my wife and all who have worked with us, both as colleagues and as fellow warriors in the fight for freedom, we have labored to inform citizens and policy makers, and to stop this agenda.
To all of you who read this, I say this: Don’t give up. Keep fighting. Keep working. Keep doing whatever it is that God has called you to do.
For me the fight is over. After a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer, I am going Home. My time here is almost over. I thought I had more to do, but God is saying otherwise.
Thank you to all who have fought and are continuing to fight for freedom.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58