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Rand Paul's Paleo Problem

Oilpatch Mercenary Wrote: Jul 18, 2013 1:16 AM
I will assure all concerned that Murray Rothbard did N-O-T write the racist diatribes in Ron Paul's newsletters. Murray was a personal friend of mine and I knew his style too well not to recognize it. And I never knew him to ever justify a position on racial grounds. Additionally, Murray was the only old-rightist isolationist that I ever knew who could grasp proposals to extricate the USA from foreign entanglements. (That is why he was fond of my anarcho-imperialist doctrine.) The rest of them, Paul Senior especially, went into instant denial over anything that might actually work. The same type of myopia prevailed around the right of secession---a natural right of all human beings. An inability to articulate what secession really was led to recruitment of some undesirables. I had hopes that Paul Junior could break out of the impasse. I fear that he cannot.
If China ever got as proportionally large and powerful as the USA that would be outstanding good news. Why? Because to get there they would have to drop their interventionaist and contrived policies and stick with a completely free-market system in spite of all the rough spots that entails. And they could not adhere to the marketplace without dropping coercive population measures especially forced abortion. Nor could they get there by threatening Taiwan, claiming international waters as territorial ones, trying to seize other people's mineral rights, threatening satellites, trying to control computer nets, etc etc etc and so forth. In short they would be a more completely ethical China. We can all live with that if it comes to pass. George Soros would perish from apolexy. Barack Obama would tell them "you did not do that" and Joe Biden would need a larger team of writers in order to come up with the proper number of gaffes.
Am glad to hear about the formation f "cummunitarios". There will have to be a deal of vigilante justice before the principles of self-governance take root in Mexican soil. The Cristeros of yesteryear prevented a Soviet Mexico. Let us hope communitarios do as well.
US Drug laws should be repealed. But doing so will NOT end the violence in Mexico. The cartels are not about control of the drug trade, they are about control of Mexico. When PAN whupped PRI in 2000, the long-standing corruption simply let cartels replace local political machines with their own people. Were the cartels to have a 100% loss of new revenue they have enough cash and armaments stashed away to continue current levels of violence 3 to 5 years and the bargain-basement variety of insurgency for many years thereafter. The idea that the USA created the long-standing mal-culture of Mexico is as ludicrous as the Obama-Holder fast and furious charges.
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Economics vs. 'Need'

Oilpatch Mercenary Wrote: Jun 12, 2013 12:49 PM
Thomas, do not forget that there is a BIG cultural difference between Northern and Southern Mexico. The South was and rather remains the home of peonage. Debt-based slavery consisting of debt that could never be paid and was inherited. This led to a dependency class. The North was cattle country and the work force there were vaqueros, not peons. These were free men and did not become a dependent underclass. Tejanos are definitely nortenos. It is the welfare state that in recent decades imported drones instead of workers. We gotta play it from there.
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Economics vs. 'Need'

Oilpatch Mercenary Wrote: Jun 12, 2013 12:41 PM
One comment (which will no doubt go unnoticed) ; There is no "need" for a "guest worker" contiguous state law. Why? Because they are contiguous, that is why. Practical and enforceable measures for those living next door have to be a bit different from those for those who arrive from farther out. What would work for us would be " Anybody from a state contiguous to the Continental United States and who has applied for routine non-quota permanent immigration, may, while waiting their turn, enter the USA and seek employment, provided they faithfully promise to return to their country of orgin once or twice a year for a period or periods or time of at least 60 days. AND post a performance bond to that effect. Hey, It is only fair. If the Estados Unidos provides the yobs, the Estado Unidos gets to collect the mordida! Will this proposal (If actually read) get some commenters frothing a the mouf'? Of course. But is it a decent proposal. I rather think so.
Folks, I believe this will still work: Google the words "Still Out There" and you should find a short color film that introduces you to Torpedo Squadron 8. Each plane is shown with crew in front and names imposed on the screen. Then they are shown taking off, never to return to this world. Famed Director John Ford (Naval Captain, later Reserve Admiral, Purple Heart on Midway Island) mad e31 copies of this film. One for himself, one for George Gay and the other 29 for the next of kin of the deceased. Commander Waldron's daughter posted her copy on youtube and it should still be there. It is certainly worth the effort to see. And please give a nod of thanks to Richard Fernandez (AKA Wretchard T. Cat) who called it to the attention of his friends. Thanks, folks.
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Historic Rescuers

Oilpatch Mercenary Wrote: Jun 05, 2013 3:44 AM
There does seem to be one notable omission in Doc Hanson's latest. Creighton W. Abrams. He took a pending disaster and rout, reduced the American dead from 300 a week down to 100 immediately, turned a pending rout into an orderly retreat that left us with a pending victory had we but known how to take advantage of the changes he wrought. And the superior force we have today was largely his handiwork before he passed away. Abe was the epitome of the Unsung Hero.
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Historic Rescuers

Oilpatch Mercenary Wrote: Jun 05, 2013 3:38 AM
In the spook business your tale is an Information 5. From Atlanta to Savannah and from there up through the Carolina----a decisive campaign-------less than 5000 human beings died. Let us not concern ourselves with fighting women and children at Shiloh., which is where Shermans reputation was made. Then there was Sherman springing the Navajo from the deathtrap at Bosque Redondo. And his restoring of the Texas Rangers. etc etc. I find your comments scurrilous enough to belong on the Rockwell thread. Go there instead.
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Historic Rescuers

Oilpatch Mercenary Wrote: Jun 05, 2013 12:08 AM
IMHO what the south lacked was logistical staying power. Their last chance to gain and maintain what they needed vanished in the Battle of Glorieta Canyon in 1861. That would make it the most critical battle of the war. After that their only hope was a psychological knockout of northern power brokers causing them to throw in the towel-----but leaving the rest of the north believing they had been betrayed. I doubt there would be an America today had that happened. Which means that all those who played their assigned role(s) honorably did God's Work.. May they all Rest in Honored Glory.
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