"Left vs. Right" is not the only false paradigm!
In the following clip Alex Jones explains how the global elite control politics through the use of the false "left-right" paradigm: How The Elite Control PoliticsThanks primarily to Alex, millions of people are now aware of that paradigm (although, since it relates primarily to the two major parties, I think a more accurate term than "left-right" would be "Democrat-Republican"), and have either broken free of it or are at least attempting to break free.Sad to say, very few people seem to realize that there are other false paradigms in which, if one is not careful, one can easily become entrapped.An obvious case in point is the reactionary manner in which right-wing ideologues routinely employ the use of red-baiting labels.For instance, if (hypothetically speaking) Obama gives the lion's share of federal outlays to the poor, he's called a "socialist"; if, on the other hand, he does the opposite and gives it instead to the parasitic war machine and to his filthy rich cronies on Wall Street -- which is actually what he's doing! -- he's still called a "socialist."
In light of the above, most readers will likely realize just how spot on Webster Tarpley is when he explains, in the following clip, why attacking Obama from his "right" serves only to strengthen Obama politically by giving him the "left cover" he needs to implement what in reality is a pro-Wall Street agenda: Webster G. Tarpley WCR 041109 "Obama's Charm Offensive" 5/8Now, at this point the question arises: if accusing Obama of being a "socialist" and of wanting to redistribute wealth to the undeserving poor is the very thing that Obama's public relations experts and media whores thrive upon, then why do so many conservatives and libertarians continually play right into their hands?For the same reason they so often scapegoat the poor for the crimes of the rich: because they bought into the lie that the only alternative to Austrian School "capitalism" is either Marxist "socialism" or some Keynesian variant of it.Consequently, their minds and intellects are literally enslaved within the ridiculously narrow and self-defeating confines of one or both of the following overlapping paradigms: * The false Marxist-vs-anarcho-capitalist paradigm. * The false Keynesian School-vs-Austrian School paradigm.(On an interesting side note, one of the most scathing criticisms of John Maynard Keynes I've ever seen came -- not from an Austrian School supporter -- but from an ardent fan of FDR and the New Deal. Yet another indication that things are not always as simple or black-and-white as label-obsessed ideologues incessantly make them out to be.)Now, I'll be the first to agree that socialism, particularly as defined by Karl Marx, simply does not work. The most masterful refutation of Marxist socialism I know of is the following book (which can be downloaded for free in PDF form) by Single Tax advocate, Max Hirsch: http://books.google.com/books?id=D5QWAAAAYAAJAs for Keynesian economics, while arguably not as bad as Marxism, it is nevertheless inherenty and fatally flawed in its own right, due primarily to its reliance upon (a) an anti-labor/pro-land speculation tax system and (b) a debt-based money system.Unfortunately, due to the overlapping paradigms mentioned above, many if not most within the so-called "liberty movement" have been duped into believing that the only "alternative" to those two horribly flawed ideologies is the equally flawed Austrian School.There's a reason for this.What is that reason? I'll adress that question in my next post.
There are an alarming number of Austrian School cultists who routinely suggest or imply that anyone who supports having any sort of social safety net is, by definition, either a Marxist or neo-Marxist.Although they'll never admit to this openly, the real reason said cultists are so morally and self-righteously offended by the very idea of a social safety net is not because they love "liberty" so much, but because their cult was founded by privileged, parasitic aristocrats who had a deep-rooted disdain for the poor -- a disdain matched only by the deep-rooted love they had for their own elevated socioeconomic status.
There's nothing these aristocrats hated more than the sight of millions upon millions of what once were poverty-stricken, working class peasants transforming into a relatively healthy, happy and prosperous middle class. So they silently funded a propaganda campaign to counteract this trend.
Lest anyone think I was being overly harsh on the Austrian School earlier, allow me to explain why I'm convinced it is so dangerous.On issue after issue, the adherents of this cult have a self-discrediting tendency to mold reality so that it conforms to their half-baked theories (e.g., their backwards theory on money) instead of the other way around, and then, in their usual arrogant fashion, hypocritically project this irrational tendency onto any informed critic who dares call them on it.One illustration of this is their dogmatic view of government "intervention" in the marketplace. If one is to avoid being charged with heresy by self-appointed Thought Police from the Austrian School, it is simply not enough to say that "most" government regulations are bad or unnecessary. No, no, one must openly believe with utter conviction that all government regulations are bad and evil by definition. Nowhere is this blind devotion to ideological dogma more evident than in the case of derivatives. As most listeners of the Alex Jones Show have probably figured out by now, the financial meltdown of 2008/2009 had far more to do with the quadrillion-dollar derivatives bubble than it did with the comparatively miniscule subprime mortgage bubble. Yet, in the articles they write concerning the financial crisis, Austrian School commentators rarely (if ever) even mention the word derivatives, let alone acknowledge the primary causative role they played.Why?Because doing so would draw unwanted attention to the fact that Wall Street casino gamblers could never have created the derivatives bubble in the first place had the Glass-Steagall Act -- a form of (gasp!) "government intervention" -- not been repealed in 1999. And since Austrian Schoolers have so much of their precious egos invested in the baseless presumption that all government regulations are bad (not just most), it's impossible for them to admit that the repeal of a particular regulation could possibly have caused far more harm than good, even when the facts overwhelmingly show that it did.Even worse, however, is the tendency of Austrian School propagandists to suggest or imply that a total collapse of the entire U.S. economy (and hence of America itself!) is not only inevitable, but desirable; and that anything that gets in the way of this collapse is therefore a bad thing, not a good thing.Why?Simple. Because, just as socialists perceive "the State" as a mystical, God-like entity existing independently of the people who compose it, Austrian Schoolers have a similar conception of the "free market," as evidenced by this quasi-religious notion they incessantly promote that, following said collapse, a mystical, God-like entity falsely known as the "free market" will magically rise like a phoenix from the ashes of our destroyed nation, give birth to a gold-based money system, and all will be well with the world.And please bear in mind: allowing the ever-worsening economic collapse to "run its course" means sheepishly letting the very private bankers who engineered the collapse in the first place foreclose on everyone -- even though they (the bankers) gave no lawful consideration for any of the loans they extended! Austrian Schoolers are fond of euphemistically calling this parasitic transfer of wealth a market-based "correction" or "adjustment." In reality, of course, it is nothing more nor less than a fraud-based looting of the real economy.The NWO promotes "order" out of chaos; the Austrian School promotes economic revival and stability out of chaos. Either way you're dealing with a glorified cult that tries to sell people on the insane idea that "chaos" is a legitimate and effective means of achieving a desirable socioeconomic goal. It is for this reason that I respectfully call on all thinking members of the anti-NWO/pro-America movement to stop letting Austrian School cultists portray themselves as the divine gatekeepers of any and all things having to do with "liberty," "property" and "free enterprise."Just as we must defend America from those who would destroy it in the name of the NWO, we must defend it against those who would -- by deliberate act of omission, and in the name of the "free market" -- knowingly allow America to be destroyed by an otherwise solvable economic and political crisis.