Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Occupy demonstrations

The fact, that the Justice Dept isn't prosecuting the banksters for their glaring crimes, doesn't mean that demonstrating for that particular reason will achieve the necessary basic govermental changes to achieve a Constitutional government. Even with other goals for demonstrating, I doubt that demonstration would achieve the REFORMATION necessary for the present empire/policeman-of-the-world/world's-largest-debtor/world's-largest-per capita-incarcerater to rapidly change to a strictly limited Constitutional government with the 16th and 17th Amendments, the Electoral College, the Federal Reserve System, corporation status and laws not against harming others eliminated.

What to make of 'capitalism'

As an argument over semantics, this discussion is interesting just to see if I can come up with a good enough argument to convince you that the meaning I attribute to the word 'capitalism' is correct. Here it is: Ever since 1839 when the word 'capitalism' was first discussed in print and up to this very day, governments have been intervening in commerce, but, beginning with the so called 'Austrian school' and carried to this continent by Ludwig Von Mises and continued by Rothbard, a praxeological theory developed about how and why a free market works. Thereupon, the word 'capitalism' has taken on a new meaning because 1) a free market is not possible when there is government intervention and 2) the very essence of a free market is the use of capital derived from voluntary exchange.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Petitions to the prez

After checking in to!/petitions one may look at and sign any or all the present 126 petitions. One petition with 1,690 signatures had a no-nonsense directive for the prez: "Stop lying." Another with 14,210 signatures reads: "We demand a vapid, condescending, meaningless, politically safe response to this petition." A petition must have a threshold of 150 signatures in order to be searchable. It must have 25,000 signatures one month after the petition is created to qualify.