Category Archive: The Cult of the Omnipotent State

Oct 25

Mark Steyn: “Risk Averse Societies are Societies in Decline”

The great conservative intellectual Mark Steyn was the special guest of the Institute of Public Affairs on October 14, 2020. Steyn appeared via Zoom at the Australian event, due to governmental restrictions on gatherings and travel imposed in wake of the global covid-19 panic. Steyn gave a grim description regarding the prospects of survival for …

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Apr 26

When government takes over agriculture: millions stand in food lines while millions more pounds of food rots and farmers go broke

A shocking story in Politico details the utter lunacy of the U.S. government’s COVID-19 measures on American agriculture. In a free market, agricultural producers stay tuned to demand from grocery markets and restaurants. Farmers supply foodstuffs in close relation to market signals from months or seasons earlier. But in a government-directed, centrally planned economy, government …

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Nov 07

Venezuelan death troops kill hundreds more

Socialism is always sold as a path to harmony, equality and tranquility. In reality it is starvation, misery, torture and mass murder. Venezuelan government troops continue mass executions and slaughters throughout the once prosperous country. Since 2018, the non-governmental human rights group Cofavic has recorded 831 “executions” carried out by FAES [Special Action Forces] members, …

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Oct 02

Chinese must now pass facial recognition test to access internet

The Epoch Times reports that the Chinese government now requires residents to pass a facial recognition test to apply for an internet connection. In addition, no cell phone or landline number can be transferred to another person.

Sep 27

Governments increasingly linking ID systems with “social credit” systems

Orwell’s famous book 1984 imagined a future world in which government identifies and monitors the behavior and lifestyle of every subject. Increasingly, the world’s governments are implementing the very controls foreseen by Orwell. The Chinese government, for example, is now implementing technology that will link facial recognition surveillance with the government’s “social credit” systems. The …

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Aug 17

Another teen arrested for “threatening” federal agents–over social media posts

Every government that ever existed sought to equate criticism of government with ‘terrorism,’ ‘treason’ or threats. Prior to the American Revolution, Brits could be criminally prosecuted for merely imagining the death of the king. (Numerous figures in English history were executed for merely imagining the death of the king in poetry or prose.) In the …

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Aug 06

Governments worldwide erupt in orgies of violence against their own subjects

Indonesia: Undercover religious/government cops are roving the landscape searching for minor violations of Sharia-like moral codes. Hundreds of Indonesians have been arrested, imprisoned and publicly flogged and whipped for appearing affectionate to the opposite sex. Both men and women have been whipped for smooching or holding hands. In case anyone wonders what happens to those …

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May 07

Almost a thousand California prisoners overdosed on drugs in 2018

Many people and politicians seem to crave a prisonization of daily life. As western history develops, government authority has grown almost constantly. Now people in most western countries need government permission to perform most well-paying jobs, to travel in any direction or way that matters, or to otherwise progress through their lives. But a new …

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Mar 09

U.S. Military Glorifies Deaths of Servicemen but Unceremoniously Dumps their Bodies in Landfills by the Hundreds

The Pentagon publicly celebrates sacrifice and promotes a message of honor and tribute to military veterans and service members. Declassified documents show the Pentagon has secretly spent millions of dollars to promote pageantry surrounding the sacrifices of the troops. Americans proudly stand in silence at NFL games and honor the troops with moments of silence …

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Feb 18

A Record 35 Percent of Americans say Government is the Greatest Problem in their Lives

Gallup has asked Americans what they felt was the most important problem facing the country since 1939. Prior to 2001, the highest percentage mentioning government was 26% during the Watergate scandal. Not only is distrust of government at an all-time high in the recent Gallup poll. But very few problems have ever registered such a …

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