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12 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Replacing the Democrat’s Economic Hoax of Marxism With Jefferson’s Model of American Entrepreneurial Capitalism.
In addition to the 1619 White supremacy hoax, the Russia hoax, the climate change hoax, the January 6, 2021 insurrection hoax etc., we argue that the Democrat Marxists are perpetuating a gigantic economic hoax about the purported moral goodness of the Marxist economic system. The entire Democrat Marxist justification for getting rid of the capitalist system lies in the false argument that communism would be a more fair and inclusive economic system than capitalism. The main tenet of the Marxist hoax is to replace the current American corporate crony capitalist system with the state communist crony corporatism of China, which would, supposedly, end the White supremacist reign of terror. Text version available at clpnewsnetwork.com
15 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Vanquishing the Democrat Marxist Evil: The Case Against Trump in 2024.
We begin our argument against Trump in 2024 with a citation to Sebastian Gorka’s recent article that Trump would do things differently, after Trump wins the 2024 election. Gorka’s unstated premise is that Trump has learned valuable lessons about American politics that would cause him to modify his policies to correct the mistakes he made in his first term. The flaw in Gorka’s unstated premise is that the American political reality has changed, permanently, and the characteristics of Trump’s leadership style have not changed to fit the emergence of the changed reality of Marxist Democrats. The MAGA policies that worked in 2017 are not relevant for confronting the evils of the Marxist tyranny. Marxism is an evil, coherent, dangerous ideology that requires something more than ephemeral MAGA policies to vanquish. MAGA is a set of superficial, temporary policy options. Trump is a pragmatist. His 2017 MAGA policies were aimed at fixing the American economy and limiting illegal immigration. His ephemeral policy victories were undone in the first 10 days of Biden’s illegitimate regime. continue reading at www.clpnewsnetwork.com
7 minutes | May 24, 2021
The Principles of Government, The Declaration of Citizen Rights, and the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of America
We wrote this document to provide natural rights conservatives with a first draft of our thoughts about the new government. We consider our contribution as a first step in developing an ideology of individual liberty that vanquishes the ideology of Marxist collectivism. Our ideology of natural rights is based upon the philosophical lineage of Locke-Jefferson-Lincoln, which we are fighting to conserve. We begin with a confession. We believe that the Former United States of America (FUSA) ended early on the morning of November 4, 2020, when the vote counting stopped, to allow truck loads of fraudulent ballots to be counted. We believe that the Former United States of America was overthrown by a Democrat Marxist coup that installed an unelected, illegitimate tyrant as a fake President. We believe that every act this illegitimate tyrant takes to impose Marxism on citizens is an illegal and criminal act. Democrat Party Marxism is a permanent feature of the American political system, and nothing of institutional or cultural value will be left to restore, even if election integrity is restored.
16 minutes | May 14, 2021
The Gigantic BLM White Supremacist Hoax: How the Black Marxists Exploit the White Race to Extract Surplus Labor Value.
Our podcast is titled The Gigantic BLM White Supremacist Hoax: How the Black Marxists Exploit the White Race to Extract Surplus Labor Value. We explain how the entire repertoire of Black Marxist hoaxes about racism and white supremacy in the American founding fits into the Marxist paradigm of the Black Marxist exploitation of White people’s surplus labor value. In other words, we apply Marxist theory to explain the strategy of Marxist Democrats to extract unearned income and wealth from White American citizens. We provide an economic/political model of how the hoax of white supremacy works, when it is successful, in extracting surplus labor value from the White race. This podcast is the introduction to a much longer article, available for free, for one week, at clpnewsnetwork.com The entire archive of all CLP articles is available for an annual subscription of $30. A copy of this single episode is available at Books2Read for $5.50
15 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
The Precarious Natural Right of Liberty in the Failed Nation State of America: Applying the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms.
Note to viewers. Entire written article available at clpnewsnetwork.com Episode 72 April 13, 2021. The Precarious Natural Right of Liberty in the Failed Nation State of America: Applying the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms. Introduction. I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this podcast is a copyrighted production of the Citizens Liberty Party News Network, for April 13, 2021. Our podcast is titled, The Precarious Natural Right of Liberty in the Failed Nation State of America: Applying the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms. We begin our argument that the failed American nation state cannot be rehabilitated, which leaves the natural right of liberty in a precarious, unprotected, condition. We begin our argument by first reviewing the Patriot’s logic, in 1775, about why war with England was inevitable, because the natural rights of the Patriots were being destroyed by the King. On July 6, 1775, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms. The Patriot’s logic and circumstances of tyranny, then, are the same as the Trump voters, today, who are called domestic terrorists by the Marxist tyrants. Back then, the King said that all the Patriots, “All of them, either by name or description, are rebels and traitors.”
11 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
The Establishment Republican “Election Integrity” Scam: The Absurdity of Fixing the Voting System of a Failed Nation.
We use the recent series of articles by Patrick Byrne, on Deep Capture, (How DJT Lost the White House), as a way of describing a fake Republican Party narrative, called restoring “election integrity,” to make our argument that fixing the voting system of the Former United States of America, (FUSA) is an absurd idea for Trump voters. (RNC Chair McDaniel announces group's new Election Integrity committee, Just The News, https://bit.ly/3qvj6Pr).
11 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Reclaiming The Spirit of 1776: Jettisoning Madison’s Constitution in Order to Connect the Declaration to a Nation of Independent Producers in an Entrepreneurial Capitalist Economy.
Episode 69. February8, 2021. Reclaiming The Spirit of 1776: Jettisoning Madison’s Constitution in Order to Connect the Declaration to a Nation of Independent Producers in an Entrepreneurial Capitalist Economy. I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this podcast is a copyrighted production of the CLP News Network. www.clpnewsnetwork.com. We begin our advocacy of creating a new constitution with a criticism of the sloppy intellectual offering of The President's Advisory 1776 Commission, which co-joins and conflates the principles of liberty in the Declaration, with Madison’s class-based, flawed Constitution of 1787. The writers of the President's Advisory 1776 Commission continue the historical charade that the two documents are linked. As an example of a professional historian making this charade, in Property and the Pursuit of Happiness, Edward J. Erler uses the vague phrase “the founders” to refer to both the patriots of 1775, and to the 38 elites who signed Madison’s constitution, in 1787. This podcast is the audio introduction to a much longer written article, available for free, at www.clpnewsnetwork.com The sections of the longer article are: Section 1. Originalism and Original Intent of Madison’s Class-Based Constitution. Section 2. Contemporary Intent: The 1619 Ideology of Marxism. Section 3. Linking Jefferson’s Declaration to the Democratic Republic of America. The End of the Global Kleptocracy. I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this is the CLP News Network. www.clpnewsnetwork.com.
9 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Politics Beyond Trump: Conservative Politics After Biden’s Illegitimate Transition of Power.
Our podcast today is titled, Politics Beyond Trump: Conservative Politics After Biden’s Illegitimate Transition of Power. I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this podcast is a copyrighted production of the CLP News Network for January 26, 2021. We begin our podcast about conservative politics, after Biden’s illegitimate transfer of power, with a review of Ann Coulter’s recent article about Trump, in order to make our argument that a new type of conservative politics is required that focuses on promoting liberty. Our intent in using Coulter as the starting point is to make our argument that Trump voters must move beyond Trump in order to deal with the arrival of a Marxist totalitarian regime. The new politics is not about electing Republicans. The new politics is about conservatives adopting the tactics of the Marxists in order to take back the legitimate power that was stolen from them, and to vanquish the Marxists with their own petard. Ordinary, normal, two-party politics ended November 3, 2020, and that part of American history is over. A new type of more aggressive, confrontational, and ideological class war politics is required to engage the Marxists on the field of battle.
12 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Just Secession. Trump Voters Seek A Revolution, Not A Civil War.
I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this podcast is a production of the Citizens Liberty Party News Network. We begin our advocacy of a new democratic republic by extending the question asked by C. Bradley Thompson “What type of person is attracted to Marxism?” In his article, Why Marxism—Evil Laid Bare, Thompson writes, “The better question here is: What kind of person is attracted to Marxism? The best scholarship now tells us that between 1917 and 1989 approximately 100 million people were murdered by various Marxist regimes, and millions more were tortured, starved, exiled, enslaved, and sent to concentration camps. Collectivization, one-party rule, man-made famine, secret police, arrests, propaganda, censorship, ethnic cleansing, purges, show trials, reeducation camps, gulags, firing squads, and killing fields—all these defined life under communism. Nothing in the long span of human history comes close to the tyranny, terror, and mass genocide caused by Marxism in power—nothing.” Some conservative proponents of secession have questioned whether American Democrat Marxists would be willing to use violence and repression against their enemies. For example, Michael Anton, in his new book, The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return, suggests that American Marxists may not have the right stuff to inflict violence against their enemies. His phrase for the issue is whether American Marxists have the right “grit.” Anton writes, “The destruction of enemies has never failed to whet the insatiable appetite [of Marxists] for more. At this point, policing their own would require our rulers to be copies of Stalin. They don’t have the grit for that.” We disagree with Anton’s assessment that American Marxists do not have the right grit to inflict police state violence against their enemies. Our disagreement is based upon our understanding of the type of logic and reason used by Marxists to impose socialism on conservatives.
17 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Confronting Evil: The Trump Voter’s Moral Duty to Defend Liberty.
Our podcast today is titled Confronting Evil: The Trump Voter’s Moral Duty to Defend Liberty. I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this podcast is a production of the Citizens Liberty Party News Network, for December 16, 2020. Our intent of this article is to persuade Trump voters that they have a personal, moral duty, to restore American liberty. We begin by noting the odd circumstance of being both in agreement with Victor Davis Hanson’s analysis of the chronology of the Democrat’s deep state “slow-moving coup,” and in disagreement with his interpretation of the implications of the coup for the future of liberty. We define a coup d'etat as an illegal, unconstitutional seizure of power, conducted by an enemy of the existing government. The initial planning to unleash the American coup began on November 14, 2016, just two weeks after the election. According to Joe Schoffstall, writing in the Washington Free Beacon, Soros gathered with top Democrats in D.C to plot the coup. Schoffstall writes, “Liberal billionaire George Soros is meeting behind closed doors with top Democrats to plot a resistance strategy against President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans. The three-day conference began Sunday at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington, D.C., and is sponsored by deep-pocketed liberal members of the dark money Democracy Alliance donor network. The group will seek to pick up the pieces from the 2016 election, plot its strategy for upcoming elections, and map out a game plan to battle Trump during his first 100 days in office.” Obama implemented the elements of the Soros plan, in Obama’s office, with Joe Biden, on January 5, 2017. In contrast to Hanson’s term of a “slow-moving coup,” our term for the Soros Democrat coup is sedition. (Vass, Laurie Thomas, Obama's Deployment of the FBI As A Political Weapon, https://bit.ly/37YXC5u, December 14, 2017). We link the Democrat election fraud of 2020 as a part of the on-going Soros coup of 2016. Unlike Hanson’s interpretation of the coup, we argue that the consequence of the election fraud is the end of Madison’s representative republic, with the installation of an illegitimate leader, also known as an unelected dictator. Like Maduro in Venezuela, Biden has seized power without the consent of the governed. His seizure of illegitimate authority is more than just the end of the Republic, it is the end of the American principle of individual liberty. Like Maduro, Biden seeks to impose socialism against the will of the majority of citizens. Biden fulfills one of Madison’s fears that the framework of government could end with a dominant faction over ruling a defenseless faction. In Biden’s case, it is not Madison’s fear that the majority of common citizens would dominate the minority natural aristocracy. Rather, Biden seeks to impose a minority ideology of Marxist slavery on the majority of middle and working class citizens. We allege that the coup’s last act of election fraud, in 2020, constitutes a premeditated evil act to deprive Trump voters of their God-given natural rights of liberty and self-government. We claim that the Democrat’s destruction of natural rights obligates Trump voters to confront the evil in order to restore their natural rights. The moral duty of Trump voters is obedience to Locke’s definition of the natural law. In other words, the Trump voter’s duty to confront Democrat evil is obedience to God’s natural law because it restores God-given natural rights. Hanson was one of the first national observers to label the Democrat’s activity as a coup. Beginning with his first column, in February 2017, Hanson has written a compelling series of articles describing how the coup was conducted. Hanson wrote his first article about the coup one week after Rush Limbaugh first wrote about the coup (The Barack Obama Shadow Government Coup Against Trump, February 15, 2017). Limbaugh had written, “The deep state, the embedded bureaucracy where the Obama shadow government is doing everything it can to overthrow the Trump presidency... our country today is not functioning as a representative republic.” In his February 21, 2017 article, titled, Seven Days in February, Hanson expanded on Limbaugh’s analysis that the nation was not functioning as a representative republic. Hanson wrote, “Mark Zaid, the attorney representing the Ukraine whistleblower, boasted in two recently discovered tweets of ongoing efforts to stage a coup to remove Trump… the political and media opponents of Donald Trump are seeking to subvert his presidency in a manner unprecedented in the recent history of American politics…The question, then, arises: Why were former Obama-administration appointees or careerist officials tapping the phone calls of an incoming Trump designate (and Trump himself?) and then leaking the tapes to their pets in the press? For what purpose?.. ending Trump one way or another is apparently the tortured pathway his critics are taking to exit their self-created labyrinth of irrelevance.” In his October 31, 2017, article, The Advantages of Liberal Insurance, Hanson suggests that the ruling class would suffer the humiliation of being exposed as illiberal, if the intent of their coup was uncovered. Hanson writes, “The more fervently progressives seek to redistribute income, or use diversity quotas to ensure proportional representation in hiring and admissions, or suspend constitutional free speech and due process to suppress individualism, the more likely that socialist elites will risk being exposed or convicted as illiberal.” In his July 31, 2018, National Review article, The Origins of Our Second Civil War, Hanson shifts the consequences for the elites, from being exposed as illiberal and irrelevant, to precipitating a civil war. Hanson cites two major causes underlying the cause of the second civil war. He writes, “How, when, and why has the United States now arrived at the brink of a veritable civil war? Globalization Globalization had an unfortunate effect of undermining national unity. It created new iconic billionaires in high tech and finance, and their subsidiaries of coastal elites, while hollowing out the muscular jobs largely in the American interior. Illegal Immigration Immigration was recalibrated hand-in-glove by progressives who wanted a new demographic to vote for leftist politicians and by Chamber of Commerce conservatives who wished an unlimited pool of cheap unskilled labor. The result was waves of illegal, non-diverse immigrants who arrived at precisely the moment when the old melting pot was under cultural assault.” Several months later, Hanson sounded the “all clear” that the coup, and threat of civil war, was over. He wrote, with a sigh of relief, (February 17, 2019), in Autopsy of a Dead Coup, that the ruling class elites had been soundly driven back from the brink of civil war. “The illegal effort to destroy the 2016 Trump campaign by Hillary Clinton campaign’s use of funds to create, and disseminate among court media, and then salt among high Obama administration officials, a fabricated, opposition smear dossier has failed. So has the second special prosecutor phase of the coup to abort the Trump presidency failed.” We disagree with Hanson that the coup had failed in 2018, because we assert that the coup of January 5, 2017, did not end in 2018. The coup ended in victory for the Democrats on November 3, 2020. We disagree with Hanson that the coup was the pre-cursor of a civil war. A civil war ends with one side subjugating the losing side to the winner’s ideology, and continuing as one nation. The Obama-Soros coup is a pre-cursor to the second American revolution, where Trump voters seek an absolute civil dissolution of the existing nation, and start over with a democratic republic. We agree with Hanson’s assessment that the coup established a political precedent in American politics that is permanent. Our argument is that the precedent of the coup means that Madison’s constitution is irreparably damaged, and cannot be rehabilitated. Hanson wrote on November 12, 2019, “10) Precedent. The indiscriminate efforts to remove Trump over the past three years, when coupled with the latest impeachment gambit, have now set a precedent in which the out party can use impeachment as a tool to embarrass, threaten or seek to remove a sitting president and reverse an election.” And, while Hanson’s careful 4-year analysis of the chronology of the coup is correct, he reaches the wrong conclusion about the significance and consequence of the election fraud in November of 2020. Like so many other skeptics of the evidence of the Democrat’s election fraud, Hanson continues to cling to the false belief that there is something of credibility and value in rehabilitating Madison’s flawed document. As long as Trump voters continue to be swayed by Hanson’s logic, those voters will also cling to the false belief that their liberties were not stolen, along with Trump’s victory, and that the United States can return to normal. In his National Review article, Trump Faces a Critical Choice About His Political Future, (November 26, 2020), Hanson writes, “But so far none of these advocates (of voter fraud) have produced the requisite whistleblowers, computer data, or forensic evidence to prove their astounding charges. If they do not produce evidence in a few days, then the pilloried Republicans may well lose the Senate races in Georgia… What matters now are the interests of the country first and Trump’s constituents second.” We disagree. What matters now is restoring the liberties of Trump voters, because the United States constitutional government ceased to exist, after the election of 2020. We argue that Hanson has his priorities reversed. Without citizen liberty, there is no American nation, because liberty is the foundation of voluntary obedience to the rule of law. In other words, without liberty, the voluntary obedience to the rule of law is replaced by the socialist police state enforcement of the rule of law. We agree with the conclusion of Angelo Codevilla, that America, as you knew it, prior to November 3, 2020, is over. Codevilla writes, “This election (2020) is about whether the Democratic Party, the ruling class’s enforcer, will impose its tastes more strongly and arbitrarily than ever, or whether constituencies (Trump voters) opposed to that rule will get some ill- defined chance to strike back. Regardless of the election’s outcome, the republic established by America’s Founders is probably gone… The (Marxist) revolution long since destroyed the original American republic in the minds, hearts, and habits of a critical mass of citizens. Loudly, (the Marxists) declare that the rest of us are racists, etc., unworthy of self- government. No one can undo that (precedent).” In his article, Revolution 2020, written 5 weeks before the 2020 election, Codevilla explains why the transformation of the nation is beyond redemption. His explanation centers on the Marxist revolution in government principles that undermined Madison’s constitution. Codevilla writes, “The ruling class was able to transform America’s constitutional regime because its collective partisanship bridged the divisions between the federal government’s parts, the states, as well as between public and private power…the ruling class effectively repealed the Constitution and the laws of the United States.” Codevilla is correct that the mission of the ruling class revolution was not simply and solely about getting rid of Trump. Codevilla writes, “Let there be no doubt: the ruling class’s focus on Donald Trump has been incidental. America’s elites do not fear one pudgy orange-haired septuagenarian. They fear the (majority) millions of Americans whom they loathe, who voted for Trump, who gave his party control of House and Senate, and who will surely vote for folks these elites really should fear… For the ruling class, crushing Donald Trump is only incidentally its objective—that of crushing the spirit of independence in America’s “deplorable” population is its essential objective.” We agree with Codevilla that the ruling class intent is to crush individual liberty, in order to establish totalitarian, one-party global rule by the elites, which we call the global crony capitalist class. We argue that it is the moral duty of Trump voters to defend liberty, and that the defense of liberty means engaging the Democrats, and the crony capitalist class, in a second American revolution. As we explained in our earlier article on the moral justification of revolution, the second revolution can either take the path of a peaceful civil dissolution of the Former United States of America (FUSA), or it can easily devolve into a bloody violent revolution, the end of which ushers onto the field of battle, the second enemy of American freedom, the Chinese Communist Party. (Vass, Laurie Thomas, The Moral Justification for the Second American Revolution. The Citizens Liberty Party News Network, November 17, 2020, https://bit.ly/3lXpz2R). Our podcast today is the introduction of a much longer article, available for free at clpnewsnetwork.com The other sections of the longer article are: Section 1. The Moral Duty of Trump Voters to Defend Natural Rights of Liberty and Self-Government. Section 2. The Trump Voter’s Duty To Confront Evil. Section 3. The Trump Voter’s Strategy of Confrontation With Democrat Marxists. Conclusion: The Restoration of Liberty. I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this podcast is a production of the Citizens Liberty Party News Network.
7 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Marxist Legal Theory and the Revenge Prosecution of Kyle Rittenhouse
Episode 57. September 11, 2020 CLP Topic Category: Destruction of the Nation. Title: Marxist Legal Theory and the Revenge Prosecution of Kyle Rittenhouse. Our podcast today is titled Marxist Legal Theory and the Revenge Prosecution of Kyle Rittenhouse, and places the arrest and prosecution of Kyle Rittenhouse into the bigger framework of Marxist Critical Legal Theory that guides the behavior of the Marxist judges and prosecutors that Soros has funded. We use the Rittenhouse event as an example in our analytical framework to describe the links between the BLM riots and funding from Soros, which is designed to end the American judicial system of individual natural rights. Diagram 1. Analytical Model of Soros Political Influence. In Marxist Critical Legal Theory, the concept of individual justice is replaced by the concept of group identity social justice. Rittenhouse is being prosecuted as a white supremacist, not as an individual citizen. The Rittenhouse prosecution of first degree murder is based upon the false premise that Rittenhouse is guilty, before the fact, because he is deemed by Marxist prosecutors to be a white supremacist. The premise of white supremacy is a tenet in Systemic Judicial Black Racism, a sub-category of Marxist Critical Legal Theory, promoted by state and local Marxist prosecutors who have been elected to office through funding by Soros, in order to seek revenge for slavery and systemic racism. In the bigger picture, Soros prefers a global, one-world government, managed by elites, like himself. He believes that independent sovereign nation states are obsolete, and should be replaced by a unified totalitarian global government. In order to replace sovereign nation states, Soros believes that the concept of “individual rights” is archaic, and should be replaced by group collectivism, similar to the social structure of Communist China. Soros derives his anti-individual, globalist philosophy from his interpretation of Karl Popper’s work on skepticism and rationalism. Soros’ interpretation of Popper is terribly flawed and contains an irreconcilable philosophical contradiction, related to Popper’s concept of the “open society.” We explain that Soros’ misinterpretation of Popper allows him to promote Marxist Critical Legal Theory, the antithesis of Popper’s theory of the open society. Soros’ interpretation of Popper’s open society is ass-backwards. He is so morally arrogant as to believe that he, himself, has the sole moral authority to overturn the American individualist principles of Hobbes and Locke. Soros’ one-man crusade to eradicate American individualism is fueled by his $24 billion of family wealth, which he directs to pursue his phantom philosophical goals of a one-world government. A much better philosophical fit for Soros’ moral arrogance is Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche’s explanation of the will to power. In this context, the Soros attempt to impose his model of human society on American citizens, is through the strength of his personality and the use of his wealth. Following Nietzsche, Soros is obsessed with his individual creative powers to overcome the social, cultural and moral defects that he perceives in American individualism, in pursuit of his global collectivist values. Soros’ pursuit of the untried and empirically untested globalist vision is a profound misstatement of Popper’s philosophy of scientific truth through falsification. Soros’ one-man effort to create a global collectivist society can neither be falsified, via Popper, nor tested, via scientific rationalism. The actions of Marxist prosecutors in America, elected by funding from Soros, contradict every tenet of Popper’s open society. For common citizens, there is no exit from the perpetual straight jacket tyranny of global Marxism, which is the ultimate goal of a faux dictator, like Soros. Once the Marxists gain power, there will no longer be a democratic concept of “consent of the governed,” to deploy in order to escape the tyranny. We conclude that the election of Black Marxist judicial racists creates permanent social damage that is irreversible and ultimately leads to the end of the individualistic civil society of the United States. We conclude that the irreconcilable ideological conflicts between Marxists and natural rights conservatives cannot be reconciled under the framework of Madison’s representative republic. Our podcast today is the introduction of a much longer article, available for free, for one week, at the CLPnewsnetwork.com. The other sections of the longer article are: Section 1. The Soros One-Man Crusade to End American Individual Rights. Section 2. The Soros Political Network of Promoting Marxist Prosecutors. Section 3. Marxist Legal Theory as Judicial Revenge For White Supremacy. Section 4. The American Individualist Theory of Equal Rights Versus the Marxist Collectivist Theory of Social Justice. Section 5. The Revenge Prosecution of Kyle Rittenhouse. Conclusion: America, As You Know It, Is Over. I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this podcast is a copyrighted production of the Citizens Liberty Party News Network.
10 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
What Happens to the Nation if Judge Sullivan is Successful In His Prosecution of General Flynn? Marxist Critical Legal Theory as The Judge, The Jury, and The Prosecution
Episode 56. August 21, 2020 CLP Topic: Democrat Police State Socialism What Happens to the Nation if Judge Sullivan is Successful In His Prosecution of General Flynn? Marxist Critical Legal Theory as The Judge, The Jury, and The Prosecution. Introduction. Our Citizens Liberty Party News Network podcast today is titled, What Happens to the Nation if Judge Sullivan is Successful In His Prosecution of General Flynn: Marxist Critical Legal Theory as The Judge, The Jury, and The Prosecution. We explore the significance and political implications of Judge Sullivan’s refusal to grant a dismissal in the Flynn case by placing his behavior into the larger context of systemic judicial black racism. We argue that judicial black racism is a sub-category of Marxist Critical Legal Logic. The unifying principle of all Black judicial racists is that the entire American society is governed by “white supremacy,” and that the job of Black lawyers and jurists is to use the judicial system to implement their ideology of communism, in order to eradicate the existing ideology of American individualism. The term “systemic” is used to mean that the white racism is a permanent institutional part of the American society, which existed before the country was organized. Because the white racism is systemic, it cannot be eradicated by policy changes. The only way to get rid of systemic white racism is to eradicate the society and start over, as a communist nation. The moral logic of the critical legal ideology is provided by a Black Marxist writer for The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates. In his February 8, 2016, article, he states that his end goal for America is based upon his assumption that communism is a better mode of social organization than individualism. Oddly, he criticizes another socialist writer, Cedric Johnson, for not supporting reparations, because Johnson is skeptical that reparations would overcome racism. Coates states, “Johnson denigrates reparations by asserting that the demands for reparations have not “yielded one tangible improvement in the lives of the majority of African Americans. This is also true of single-payer health care, calls to break up big banks, free public universities, and any other leftist policy that has yet to come to pass. For a program to have effect, it has to actually be put in effect. Why would reparations be any different?” Coates states his unverified assumption about the moral superiority of communism by stating that communism would be a better world, “white supremacy is a force in and of itself, a vector often intersecting with class, but also operating independent of it. I think a world with equal access to safe, quality, and affordable education; with the right to health care; with strong restrictions on massive wealth accumulation; with guaranteed childcare; and with access to the full gamut of birth-control, including abortion, would be a better world.” Like all Marxists, Coates assumes that he has the moral authority to declare that communism is superior to individualism. Because he possesses moral authority, he, therefore, has the moral arrogance to impose his view on non-socialists. This perspective of elite superiority to make decisions on behalf of all citizens is common to all forms of Marxism. The common way of stating this proposition is that communist elites know better than the common citizens what is in the best interests of the common citizens. In Coates’ application, he “knows” that communism is better than individualism, and he is willing to use his superior intellect to impose communism on common citizens. Whereas, Coates criticizes Johnson for opposing reparations, Coates promotes a communist system that has been implemented, and has failed miserably to improve the lives of common citizens, throughout history. Paradoxically, for Coates, the evidence in support of reparations does not exist because it has never been tried, whereas the moral superiority of communism is contradicted by the evidence that does exist, wherever it has been tried. His criticism of Johnson is based upon a distinction among Marxists about the importance of racism versus the Marxist emphasis on capitalist class exploitation. Coates states, “Johnson doesn’t reject reparations because he doesn’t think they would work, but because he doesn’t believe specific black injury through racism actually exists. He favors a “more Marxist class- oriented analysis” over the notion of treating “black poverty as fundamentally distinct from white poverty.” Coates continues his criticism of Johnson by stating, “whiteness confers knowable, quantifiable privileges, regardless of class—much like “manhood” confers knowable, quantifiable privileges, regardless of race. White supremacy is neither a trick, nor a device, but one of the most powerful shared interests in American history.” For Coates, the most important enemy is White supremacy, not capitalism. This important distinction between Coates’ emphasis on white supremacy, and Johnson’s Marxist class exploitation is important to understanding Judge Sullivan’s behavior in prosecuting Flynn. Using Coates’ distinction between Marxism and Black racism, Sullivan would be called a “Black racist,” who uses his judicial position to extract revenge on Flynn, a White supremacist enemy, who is aligned with a White supremacist President, Donald Trump. Sullivan is not a Marxist, like Johnson, but a Black racist, like Coates. Sullivan deploys Marxist critical legal theory from the bench to target his White enemies. We conclude that the ideological differences between Marxist critical legal logic and the legal logic of individual natural rights are irreconcilable. Coates does not aim at implementing simple universal social programs, as does Johnson, to alleviate racism, he aims at eradicating the entire white supremacist American society, in order to implement his version of communism. The BLM Handbook on White Supremacy, “me and white supremacy workbook,” explains that white racism is endemic to the functioning of America. No social programs are capable of alleviating the original sin of slavery and the ensuing mindset of white supremacy. The BLM Handbook states, “The legal abolition of slavery did not abolish the slavemaster’s mindset. People of colour are suffering daily from the effects of historic and modern colonialism. White supremacy is an ideology, a paradigm, an institutional system, and a world view that you have been born into by virtue of your whiteness. I am not talking about the physical colour of your skin being bad. I am talking about the historic and modern legislating, societal conditioning and systemic institutionalising of the construction of whiteness as inherently superior than people of other races.” Sullivan, like the other Black judicial racists cited below, is a warrior in the war against natural rights individualism. Their unifying code language is “systemic white supremacy”, as actualized in the violence and riots of Black Lives Matter. Their target is the eradication of individual rights. The meting out of justice, for a Black racist, depends on the Black racist political ideology of the judges, not on the law and the facts. For example, in one case, the two conservative Republican D. C. Court of Appeals judges who heard the Flynn mandamus appeal, ruled that Sullivan should dismiss the case. In a concurrent case, the two socialist Democrat D. C. Court of Appeals judges who heard the Judicial Watch mandamus case against Hillary, ruled that Hillary could escape further testimony. The difference in the judicial opinions in the two cases is based upon the difference between the collectivism of Marxist critical legal theory and the individualism of natural rights law. Our podcast is the introduction to a much longer article, available at for free for one week. https://bit.ly/2EyuXcp Our entire historical archive of articles and podcasts is available for an annual subscription of $30. The other sections in this podcast are: Section 1. Systemic Judicial Black Racism. Section 2. The Linkage Between Judicial Systemic Black Racism and Marxist Critical Legal Theory. Section 3. Sullivan’s Refusal to Dismiss as A Black Judicial Racist. Conclusion: America, As You Know It, Is Over. I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this podcast is a copyrighted production of the Citizens Liberty Party News Network, for August 24, 2020.
10 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
Justice Delayed: What Happens to the Nation if Durham Fails to Prosecute?
Episode 55. August 14, 2020 CLP Topic Category. Police State Socialism Justice Delayed: What Happens to the Nation if Durham Fails to Prosecute? Our podcast today is titled, Justice Delayed: What Happens to the Nation if Durham Fails to Prosecute? We explore three possible reasons behind John Durham’s delay in releasing the report on the Obamagate investigation. We explain that the delay could be a harmless event, due to the meticulous investigative work of Durham. Even though American voters need the results of the report before the November 2020 election, the meticulous, detailed investigation may not be ready by then, and the priority for the DOJ is to do the job right, no matter how long it takes. We call this first explanation, “No Good Wine Before Its Time.” The second reason follows the social construction of reality logic of left-wing pundits who claim that the delay is evidence that there is nothing of interest that Durham has found that would warrant prosecution. In their logic, there is no deep state, and the FBI and CIA did the right thing in their treatment of the Russia collusion investigation. The Durham delay is because there is nothing there to see. We call this second explanation the “nothing burger” scenario. Finally, we explain that the targets of the investigation are members of the deep state apparatus, and that Durham and Wray will protect them at all costs, no matter if crimes have been committed. If Durham were to pursue prosecution, he would be forced to prosecute the leadership of the Democratic Party, including Obama and Biden, and the damage to the deep state would be permanently debilitating for the functioning of the nation’s political and economic systems. We call this third explanation the “deep state coup protection conspiracy.” Our podcast agrees with the suspicion of Buck Sexton that Durham will not prosecute the felons in the Obamagate case. Sexton states, “Nobody you or I has ever heard of will be indicted for spygate. The Durham report will just confirm what we already know in greater detail. That will be it. Maybe a low level person charged with a minor offense.” We explain why Sexton’s analysis is the most likely outcome and we explain the consequences of Durham’s inaction for the fate of the Nation. We begin our podcast today by placing Durham’s investigation into the bigger, political framework of the American crony capitalist system, in the context of the ruling class, offered by Angelo Codevilla. Codevilla explains that the United States is ruled by a ruling class, which is entirely disconnected from the democratic consent of the governed. We extend his analysis to explain how the Durham investigation fits into what we call the crony capitalist global system. The ruling class coalition of the crony capitalist class includes 3 components: The military-industrial complex of corporations who promote wars in order to obtain government largess. The 5 largest New York banks, operating in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Bank, to coordinate world financial flows with other central banks. The unelected deep state agents who coordinate global government policy with the Chinese Communist Party, on behalf of the large corporations. We begin with 3 observations, or stipulations, that should be obvious to natural rights conservatives when they contemplate the Durham investigation, and one observation that is opaque. First, it is obvious that there are no common cultural or moral values that bind socialists and conservatives together in a common national mission. The ideological differences are irreconcilable and irresolvable, under the current Constitution. In the left’s world view, there is no Obamagate, and there is no “Deep State Swamp.” The conservative view is that Obama perpetrated a silent coup against Trump. The two views are not reconcilable. The left’s perspective is the predominate perspective of the Swamp, and for Durham to pursue prosecution, he would be fighting against the rising left wing tide. Second, it is obvious that the two-party system failed to defend individual rights and freedoms from a tyrannical ruling class elite. Both political parties collaborate to extend globalism, and neither party defends the ideology of individual rights. The two-party system ended in a centralized elite tyranny in Washington, dedicated to using the agencies of government to direct financial benefits to themselves. Durham does not have the support of either political party to pursue prosecution, he only has the backing of Trump, who does not have a political party of his own. Third, it is obvious that America’s largest corporations abandoned their allegiance to national sovereignty when they implemented the NAFTA and China trade deals. It should be obvious that the unifying principle of crony capitalism is globalism, and that Trump’s national sovereignty is a threat to their privileges of crony capitalism. Even if Trump wins re-election in November, the crony capitalist quest for globalism is not going to disappear. In other words, we argue that nothing about the deep state, or crony capitalism, will change, even if Trump wins re-election. The two-party political system is systemically dysfunctional and the rule of law ended with the riots and corruption of Obama. Understanding the connection between the three obvious observations is not difficult. The Trump election in 2016 de-railed the ruling class march to globalism, and the three parts of the ruling class coalition will never stop their hatred of Trump for disrupting their plans. Durham’s delay is due to the power of the ruling class, and neither he, nor Barr, is willing to confront their power. We argue that Durham will not pursue prosecution because the damage that prosecution would do to the Swamp’s decision-making and operations, on a national scale, is permanently debilitating. The deep state is so extensive, to borrow from Senator Grassley’s opinion, that Durham will not prosecute the agents of the deep state. Rather, both Barr and Durham are collaborators with the Deep State and will protect the felons from prosecution. The more likely outcome of Durham’s slow-motion inquiry is a detailed report to Barr, after the election, that crimes may have been committed, but that further investigation is needed before pursuing prosecution. The deep state is betting again, like it did with Hillary in 2016, that the Democrats will win in 2020, and that after November 4, the entire Obamagate investigation will disappear. Understanding the consequences of Durham’s investigation delay is opaque. We ask what happens if Durham fails to prosecute the perpetrators of the coup against Trump, including Obama and Biden? If we are correct that Durham will fail to prosecute, the opaque observation for conservatives, and for the rule of law, is that the United States of America has ended. Something new must replace the old regime. But, for many conservatives it is unclear, or opaque, what should replace the current regime. We conclude that Madison’s representative republic should be replaced by a democratic republic, based upon the state sovereignty framework of the Articles of Confederation. This podcast is the introduction to a much longer article, available for free, for one week at the CLPNewsNetwork. The other sections of the longer article are: Section 1. No Good Wine Before Its Time Section 2. The Left’s Nothing Burger. Section 3. The Deep State Coup Protection Conspiracy. Conclusion: America, As You Know It, is Over. I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this is the copyrighted Citizen Liberty Party News Network podcast for August 11, 2020. The most recent podcast of the CLP News Network is available for free. The entire text and audio archive of our podcasts are available for subscription of $30 per year, at the CLP News Network.com.
19 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
BLM Marxism and the Emerging Alliance With Global Corporate Crony Capitalism.
Episode 54. July 24, 2020 CLP Topic Category: Crony Capitalism BLM Marxism and the Emerging Alliance With Global Corporate Crony Capitalism. Introduction. Our podcast today is titled BLM Marxism and the Emerging Alliance With Global Corporate Crony Capitalism and it extends the analysis of Richard D. Wolff, in his Salon article, “How racism became the essential tool for maintaining a capitalist order” by placing BLM Marxism within the conventional Marxist analytical methodology of its critique of capitalism. In other words, we use Wolff’s standard Marxist class conflict theory to explain that the BLM alliance with crony capitalism is best understood as the capitalist class co-opting BLM with the tool of racism, in order to perpetuate global capitalism. We argue that the recent crony corporate capitalist endorsements of the use of the term “systemic racism” enables the capitalist class to reproduce itself by continually pointing out to BLM that their conditions of oppression are caused by racism, not global crony capitalism. Wolff notes, “Employers (capitalists) played on racialized differences to keep employees (workers) from unifying against them. The bitter competition between Black and white workers acts as a shock-absorber for cyclically scarce jobs… capitalism fostered and benefited from racism.” To paraphrase Wolff, the capitalist class pits Blacks against Whites to act as a shock absorber for the lack of jobs and choice provided under the older form of monopoly capitalism. Wolff’s Marxian methodology must be updated from the older interpretation of monopoly capitalism to incorporate the newer concepts of global corporate cronyism. Marxian theory predicted that the older forms of monopoly capitalism had internal contradictions that would, eventually, consign capitalism to the trash heap of history. We argue that monopoly capitalism has been replaced by crony corporate global capitalism. The earlier concept of “working class” in monopoly capitalism must be updated to incorporate the group identity ideology that all social groups are exploited by the capitalist class. In the newer version of crony capitalism, the capitalist class includes all white people, not simply the White cops or the White owners of production capital. The concept of exploitation and increasing misery of the oppressed groups must be updated to include the newer concept of the neo-slavery of global crony capitalism. In the neo-slavery of global corporatism, oppressed people have no choice but to submit to the economic choices, including unemployment and poverty, offered by corporations. The concept of democracy as citizen participation in collective political decisions must be changed to mean equality of incomes, as determined by the elites in the vanguard political party. With these modifications to traditional Marxist theory, the dialectics of two seemingly incompatible world views, the BLM Marxist view of America as systemically racist, and the crony capitalist view that democratic structures and competitive markets are inferior to a seamless global, totalitarian government, can be more easily reconciled. The synthesis between the two seemingly incompatible world views is through the joint understanding and agreement by both parties that the Chinese Crony State Communism model represents the best economic model to replace the free enterprise, individualistic model. The traditional Marxian theory offers both an economic theory of the capitalist’s use of profits obtained through exploitation of the worker, and a theory of history, called the "materialist conception of history.” The truth of the Marxian historical prediction was never verified because capitalism never died, like Marx predicted. Capitalism kept reinventing itself, and seemed to reincarnate into new forms that defied the Marxian historical prediction. The reason for the recent failure of historical materialism is that the older monopoly capitalism, of the 1960s, morphed into global corporate crony capitalism, of the 1990s, which uses state propaganda of systemic racism to direct the benefits of the global economic system to themselves. In Marxist thought, the “state” is the same thing as the “Swamp.” Marx explained that the state is a powerful institution of the ruling class that uses the state apparatus to secure obedience to rules and to enforce its preferred relations of production and exploitation. The economic part of Marxian theory predicted that scientific socialism, at the end of history, would replace monopoly capitalism. The modern form of scientific socialism is the model of Chinese Communism. In the socialist logic of social construction of reality, communism, as an ideal end state, already exists in the imaginations of socialists, and it is manifested, or made real, by the existence of Chinese communism. Marx stated, "Communism is for us not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality [will] have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things. The conditions of this movement result from the premises now in existence". Communism, as an end state, exists for socialists, in the same way that heaven exists for Christians. In Christian thought, a believer deeply believes in the existence of heaven, but the person must die in order to get to heaven. In Marxism, BLM Marxists deeply believe that socialism is better than capitalism, but capitalism must die in order to get to communism. Communist heaven looks like nirvana to socialists. Communist heaven would abolish all exploitation and all social hierarchy. After the revolution, all social classes would disappear. The state would wither away, as politics ceased to exist. In communist nirvana, technology would be “inherited” from capitalism, in the same way that the Chinese “inherit U. S. technology,” and the inherited technology would be used to produce plenty for all. This concept of Chinese communist heaven is the end goal of BLM Marxism. The two parts of the Marxian theory are in conflict with each other. Capitalism, in materialist history, did not die, and the heaven of scientific socialism, in Marxist economic theory, already exists in the end state of Chinese crony state communism. The crony capitalist are dangling this concept of Chinese communist heaven in front of the BLM Marxists to co-opt the socialist revolution. Our podcast today is the introduction to a much longer article, available for free, for one week, at www.clpnewsnetwork.com The other sections of the longer article include: Section 1. The Co-option of BLM. Section 2. The Similarity Between Chinese Crony Communism and American Crony Capitalism. Section 3. The New World Order of Global Collectism. Conclusion. The Emerging Global Corporate Crony Capitalism. The full text and audio of the most recent podcast is available for free at clpnewsnetwork.com. The entire text and audio archive of all the CLP News Network podcasts are available for an annual subscription of $30.
13 minutes | Jul 12, 2020
The Right to Work Constitutional Amendment to Reign In North Carolina’s Rogue Lockdown Governor
Episode 53. July 10, 2020 CLP Topic. Democrat Party Socialism The Right to Work Constitutional Amendment to Reign In North Carolina’s Rogue Lockdown Governor. Introduction. Our podcast today is titled The Right to Work Constitutional Amendment to Reign In North Carolina’s Rogue Lockdown Governor and we re-examine North Carolina’s history of tyrannical governors, to gain insight into the lessons of history about how common citizens deal with rogue governors. The most important lesson is that when the normal legislative channels do not work, and rogue governors ignore the rule of law, common citizens must take matters into their own hands to protect their liberties. We argue that the citizens must enact a constitutional amendment to clarify the rights of citizens during any future emergency declarations by rogue governors, who may use the emergency powers for political purposes. We argue that modifying, or amending, the defective Emergency Management Act is insufficient protection of citizen rights. North Carolina has a vast, overwhelming population of common, working class citizens, and a tiny percentage of social class elites, compared to other states. North Carolina is unique among the states because of its cultural traditions of radical egalitarianism among common citizens. The cultural value is captured by the phrase “We are as good as anyone. And, anyone is as good as us.” Part of our cultural heritage is that common citizens applied this egalitarian philosophy to social class aristocrats and royal governors in demanding equal and fair treatment on economic exchange issues. The rogue governors, then, and now, never appreciated being equated with common citizens, and used violence and fraud to subjugate Black and White common citizens to the elite tyranny. Part of our egalitarian heritage is derived from the historical fact that North Carolina was initially settled by settlers who were lower class migrants from other states, primarily Virginia. The felons and poor people came to North Carolina to escape elite class tyranny in other states. For many years, the state’s own historians liked to use the phrase “a sea of humility between two mountains of conceit,” to contrast the common class of citizens in North Carolina with the slaveocracy of Virginia and South Carolina. On a per capita comparison, North Carolina had many more common farmers and far fewer slave owners than either Virginia or South Carolina. One of our most honored and highest praise that we can bestow on a citizen is to call the citizen a “yeoman” derived from the tradition of our mountain independent, hard-working farmers. In general, as a people, we are very slow to anger, and very slow to adopt social change to the status quo. But, when we finally reach our limit of toleration, as a people, we are tenacious in defending out social values. For many years, historians from outside of North Carolina called the state “the Rip Van Winkle” state because the citizens seemed to slumber through the crises that affected other states. The Encyclopedia of North Carolina noted, “There was general political apathy under the state's Democrat- controlled one-party system, which resulted in widespread indifference to all economic, social, and cultural improvements. A letter writer to the North Carolina Farmer in 1845 voiced his frustration: "O! that our State, . . . would wake up from her Rip Van Winkle agricultural sleep!!" We were the only state, in 1788, that refused, on a matter of principle, to ratify Madison’s new centralized Constitution, until it contained a citizen’s Bill of Rights. For 3 years after the refusal to ratify, the Federalists inflicted serious economic damage on the citizens, in an attempt to coerce North Carolina into ratifying the defective document. The citizens of North Carolina were extremely reluctant to join the Confederacy, but once committed to battle, the State sent more soldiers to the Confederacy than any other state, suffered more casualties and death than any other state, and had more soldiers skedaddle, from the Army, than any other state. Our proud heritage of tenacity in the face of overwhelming odds is captured in the phrase from the Civil War: First at Bethel. Farthest at Gettysburg. Last at Appomatox. Robert E. Lee admired the fighting spirit of the North Carolina soldiers by saying that they stuck to the front lines of battle and fought like they had tar on ‘dem’ heels. North Carolina citizens liked Lee’s description of common Confederate soldiers so much that they nicknamed the UNC athletic teams “The Tar Heels.” Silent Sam, the statute torn down by socialists, on the campus of the University of North Carolina, was a tribute to the courage of the common soldier, not to the slaveocracy of plantation owners. The common citizen soldiers of the Confederacy were acutely aware of their economic class differences between themselves and the slave-owners. One of their favorite sayings was that the War “Was a rich man’s war, and a poor man’s fight.” Unlike the plantation elite rendition, after the War as “the lost cause,” the common soldiers said that they were fighting for “a southern commonwealth of independent producers.” Later history, as in the fusion politics of 1890s, confirms that the purpose of the War, for common citizens, would have been to create a southern commonwealth of independent producers which was multiracial and egalitarian. An example of how common North Carolinians citizens have dealt with tyranny, after the War, is provided by the example set by Leonidas Lafayette Polk, the State’s first Commissioner of Agriculture, the founder of N. C. State University, and the leader of the North Carolina farmer’s agrarian populist party, whose political motto was, “equal rights for all. special privilege for none.” Polk confronted the neo-slaveocracy of one-party rule of the Democrats by creating a third political party, which successfully won the campaign for Governor in 1896. The Encyclopedia of NC noted, “thousands of desperate farmers abandoned the Democrats, who called themselves "the white man's party," for the Populists, who claimed to be the poor man's party. The Democrat (white mans’s) Party had abolished the right to vote in local self-governments in a number of counties having Republican majorities. Local officials in these counties had been appointed by the Democratic majority in the legislature.” The Encyclopedia could have been more accurate by noting that fusion was a political coalition between common white farmers, and common Black citizens, that “fused” together to elect Republican Governor Russell, in 1896. We argue that this history of fusion would have been the desired outcome of the War for common citizens, but not for the slave-owners. The Democrat slave-owners organized a violent revolt to kill the populist insurgency, including the use of gatling guns and howitzers to kill unnamed Blacks in Wilmington, in 1898. After the Democrat white man’s party coup d’etat of the overthrow of the Republican Wilmington town council, in 1898, North Carolina endured 70 years of one-party tyrannical apartheid of white man Democrat governors. As Josephus Daniels, the owner of the Raleigh News and Observer, put it, in 1899, “North Carolina is a WHITE MAN'S STATE and WHITE MEN will rule it, and they will crush the party of Negro domination (Polk’s Populist Party) beneath a majority so overwhelming that no other party will ever dare to attempt to establish negro rule here.” One hundred years before the agrarian populism of Polk, North Carolina’s farmers formed a resistance movement to tyrannical royal governors, who had been appointed by the King’s Privy Council. Known as the Regulator Movement, 6,000 farmers joined forces in an armed revolt against royal officials, who were engaged in corruption and fraud, by charging the farmers with excessive fees, falsifying records, and engaging in other mistreatments. The farmer’s called themselves “regulators” because they wanted to regulate their own affairs, free from centralized tyranny. According to the Encyclopedia of North Carolina, “A new governor, William Tryon, arrived in 1765; he was a British army colonel and became the cause of renewed unrest, The Regulators sought a public meeting with colonial officials to discover "whether the free men of this county labor under any abuses of power or not." In March 1771, the governor's privy council advised Tryon to call out the militia and march against the rebel farmers.” One lesson from that episode comes from Tryon’s seeking advice from his privy council, modeled after the King’s Privy Council, in London. The historical genesis of the Governor’s Privy Council is derived from John Locke’s first constitution of North Carolina, in 1669. The legacy of the rogue governors caused the common citizens to distribute executive power in the hands of many other elected representatives. From that point forward, all of North Carolina’s Constitutions have included a provision for the governor to seek advice from the privy council, renamed to the North Carolina Council of State. The most recent version of the North Carolina Constitution, adopted in 1971, states, “Sec. 8. Council of State. The Council of State shall consist of the officers whose offices are established by this Article.” The “other officers” mentioned in Section 8, are the ten independently state-wide, elected executive officers, who share co-equal executive powers with the Governor. And, it is to this provision that citizens must now turn for insight into how to deal with Governor Cooper’s rogue Covid lockdown tyranny. (Tyranny Slips Quietly Into the Tar Heel State, Laurie Thomas Vass, The CLP News Network, March 29, 2020.) I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this is the Introduction of a much longer copyrighted article of the Citizen Liberty Party News Network, for July 13, 2020. The other sections of the longer article include: Section 1. Governor Cooper’s Illegal and Unconstitutional Covid Lockdown Edicts. Section 2. The Inadequacy of Reforming the Defective General Statute 166A. Section 3. The Constitutional Amendment Imperative to Protect Citizen’s Right to Work. Our podcast today is under the CLP topic category Democrat Party Socialism, and is titled, The Right to Work Constitutional Amendment to Reign In North Carolina’s Rogue Lockdown Governor. The most recent podcast of the CLP News Network is available for free. The entire text and audio archive of our podcasts are available for subscription of $30 per year, at the CLP News Network.com.
12 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
The Republican Party After Gorsuch.
Episode 52. July 4, 2020 CLP Topic: Republican Vichy Collaborators The Republican Party After Gorsuch. Introduction. This podcast is the introduction to a much longer article titled, The Republican Party After Gorsuch. The full article is available at www.clpnewsnetwork.com Since 2008, anxious listeners have been calling into the Rush Limbaugh show asking him if it is time to panic about socialism. Rush always assures his listeners that he will tell them when it is time to panic. Rush generally combines the issue of time to panic with another issue that there is no “pushback,” without ever identifying who or what organization is supposed to be “pushing back.” Rush notes, “There has yet to be any pushback on this…When there’s no pushback, you’re gonna feel alone. Not only is there not pushback, the few who do push back don’t get defended by very many people. You never see any pushback. You never see anybody responding, so you think that you must be in the minority.” Tucker Carlson made the same statement about pushing back with regard to the riots, “No one attempted to stop the Democratic power grab. Where are the protectors of the American Heritage.” We use the recent Gorsuch decision to explain why the Republicans never confronted the Democrat socialists. (The Restoration of the American Natural Rights Republic: Correcting the Consequences of the Republican Party Abdication of Natural Rights and Individualism, Laurie Thomas Vass. GabbyPress, 2017). The Republicans never pushed back against Black Lives Matter because the Democrats had effectively branded the Republican Party as racist, and the branding by the Democrats was permanently debilitating with a majority of voters on any issue related to social justice. In 2008, the Republicans never pushed back against Obama when he branded them as a racist party, and in 2020, they never pushed back against the rioters. They never attempted to defend themselves or offer their own public relations brand. Being branded as a racist political party did not detract them from the main mission of the National Republican Party to promote corporate cronyism, which they pursue as collaborators with the Democrats. The Establishment Republican Party never pushed back against their branding, because that is not their job, as they see it. Their job is to preserve and protect their heritage of economic advantage. We do not dwell on the legal intricacies of texturalism and originalism in the Gorsuch decision in Bostock, other than to note in passing that “because of” sex redefines the concept of individual natural rights. Prior to Gorsuch, natural rights inured to individual citizens, because they were citizen members of the United States. After Gorsuch, rights inure to gays and trans people because they are members of collectivist identity group, defined by Marxist theology as “oppressed” by the capitalist system. Madison’s Constitution can be interpreted from any texturalist reading, because Madison’s Constitution does not contain the legal maximand of individual freedom in the Preamble. As the Gorsuch ruling demonstrates, texturalism applied to the Preamble can mean anything. “A more perfect union” depends on whether a more perfect union means more centralized socialism or more state sovereignty freedom. Sandra Sperino, a law professor at the University of Cincinnati, makes this point about texturalism in one of her articles. She notes that the same text which is used by conservatives to, “dismiss the statutory discrimination claims of all groups—black and brown workers, religious minorities, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQ employees was used by Gorsuch to extend rights to these same groups.” In other words, in one simple stroke, Gorsuch used texturalism to embrace the left’s Marxist ideology of group identity politics, and extended rights to oppressed groups, because of their sex. Our podcast today examines the significance and political implications of the Gorsuch decision on the future of the Republican Party as a repository for natural rights conservatives. We make the point that if the Constitution can mean anything, at anytime, whenever the Court’s majority says it, that it is essential to understand why certain types of Republican appointees are placed on the Court. We disagree with other conservatives who suggest that Gorsuch is a RINO. The only type of Republican that constitutes the Establishment Republican Party are RINOS. We argue that there is no such mythical beast, other than RINOs, that constitute the National Republican Establishment. Gorsuch reflects the ideology of the National Republicans perfectly, and his decision in Bostock was widely acclaimed by the RINO global corporate crony capitalists who run the National Republican Party. We argue that if there is any mythical political beast in America, it is the so-called conservative legal movement, that Gorsuch was rumored to be a member of, during his confirmation hearing. We argue that Trump, the man, is a pragmatist, who wakes up every day trying to figure out how to make America great. We argue that Trump, the man, is not a Republican RINO, but rather a populist, who loves the American people, and a nationalist, who loves the Nation. Trump, the man, does not have a coherent ideology of individualism. When he counterpunches against Pelosi or Schumer, he never places his counterpunch into a coherent ideology of individual freedom, in contrast to the Democrat’s socialism. But, Trump voters have extended to Trump their own natural rights ideology, and those followers are bewildered by the Gorsuch decision, and bewildered by why the Republicans never confronted the Democrat rioters. The Trump followers have been advised by Limbaugh, to continue to vote for Republicans, but, after 30 years of broadcasting the same message, Limbaugh’s political strategy of voting for Republicans is not working to preserve the national culture of individual liberty. In answer to a caller’s question, after Gorsuch, who asks “Why Keep Voting Republican?” Limbaugh answers, “Here’s the answer: “Because even now, there is no reasonable alternative. There isn’t anybody else to vote for.” This is the same advice Jared Kushner gives to Trump about going easy on the rioters. Kushner assures Trump that Trump voters have nowhere else to go. It is the same answer the Democrats have given to Black voters since 1964. Black voters have nowhere else to go, other than continue to vote for the Democrats. The Gorsuch decision lays bare the irreconcilable conflict between a culture based upon individualism and a culture based upon collectivist group identity. There is nothing in the Republican ideology of crony global corporatism about individualism. On the other hand, there is nothing incompatible between a globalist corporate seamless economy and a globalist, collectivist, socialist dictatorship. The Republican Party, and the elite donor class of corporations, after Gorsuch, will increase the intensity of their efforts to destroy Trump’s Make America Great because national sovereignty is incompatible with corporate globalism. We argue that a more accurate description of the National Republican Establishment is Vichy Republican Collaborators with the socialist Democrats. In her recent article, History Will Judge the Complicit, on the origins of the French elite class Vichy collaboration with the Nazis, Anne Applebaum asks, “Why have Republican leaders abandoned their principles?” Her article is mostly an anti-Trump screed, but it contains a valuable nugget of history about wealthy Vichy collaborators, in France, that describes the Republican Party after Gorsuch. She explains, that in the historical context of French Nazi collaboration, a collaborator is, “Someone who works with the enemy, with the occupying power, with the dictatorial regime. In this negative sense, collaborator is closely related to another set of words: collusion, complicity, connivance…collaborator carries an implication of treason: betrayal of one’s nation, of one’s ideology, of one’s morality, of one’s values.” Applied to the Republican Establishment today, she notes, “the (historical) analogy makes sense. The point is not to compare Trump to Hitler or Stalin; the point is to compare the experiences of high- ranking members of the American Republican Party, especially those who work most closely with the White House, to the experiences of Frenchmen in 1940, or of East Germans in 194. These are experiences of people who are forced to accept an alien ideology or a set of values that are in sharp conflict with their own.” Applied to Republicans Vichy Collaborators, they tolerate Trump, but collaborate with Democrats to extend the globalist ideology of a one-world government. This concludes our introduction to our podcast, which is available at podbean. The much longer article is available at www.clpnewsnetwork.com The other sections of the longer article include: Section 1. After Gorsuch, The Death of the Republican Crony Capitalist Party. Section 2. Trumpicans and the Right’s Political Bargain With Republicans. Conclusion: Divided We Stand: The Country Is Hopelessly Split. The full text and audio of the most recent podcast is available for free at clpnewsnetwork.com. The entire historical text and audio archive of all the CLP News Network podcasts are available for an annual subscription of $30.
19 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Chinese Covid Lockdowns, Black Economic Dysphoria, Global Crony Capitalism, and the Killing of George Floyd
Introduction. Out podcast today is titled, Chinese Covid Lockdowns, Black Economic Dysphoria, Global Crony Capitalism, and the Killing of George Floyd, and the podcast is the introduction to a much longer article. We begin our podcast with the ideological distinction about societal racism revealed in Rush Limbaugh’s discussion with 3 Black media hosts on the Black radio program The Morning Breakfast Club. Rush explains that he initially sought out the discussion to see if he could find common understanding with Black activists about the killing of George Floyd. Most of his commentary was with one of the three hosts, named Charlamagne tha God, (hereinafter CTG). The distinction we make, using Rush’s discussion, is the difference between an individualistic perspective and a group-identity collectivist perspective about racism, in the United States. Those ideological differences are irreconcilable, and we argue that the two ideologies cannot be reconciled, under Madison’s Constitution. Part of our argument is that the United States, under Madison’s representative republic, ended in the failure of a centralized global elite tyranny, disconnected from the will of the voters. We make a distinction between the rules of civil procedure in the Constitution of the United States, and the promise of liberty in the American Declaration. The two documents are not connected in Madison’s Constitution. This is the same distinction between the United States, and the American promise of liberty in the Declaration that Candace Howze writes about in HuffPost. She states, “I admit it, the idea of America is super cool. It really sounds amazing and yes, it’s a geographically and culturally influential and beautiful place. But America isn’t really America.” We agree with her point that the nation of the United States is not the same thing as America. The founding documents of the new nation were Jefferson’s Declaration, followed by the nation’s first Constitution, The Articles of Confederation, drafted by Thomas Burke, of Hillsborough, N. C., and ratified in 1781. And third, Madison’s Constitution of 1787, followed by the Bill of Rights, in 1791. Madison organized 38 elites, who met in secret, and executed a quiet coup in replacing the Articles with his Constitution. His rules did not provide a mechanism for citizens to protect their own liberty from the current entrenched elite tyranny. Only 37 elites signed the Constitution because one elite signed twice, once for himself, and second as a proxy for another elite, not in attendance on the signing day. Not one common citizen participated in the drafting, and not one common citizen signed the document. The distinction about the ideology of racism revealed in Rush’s discussion is relevant for the broader distinction in logic between the social construction of reality of socialists and the philosophy of empiricism in Western logic. In the social construction of reality, the mental image of the cop killing Floyd will never cease to be a useful tool for promoting the socialist agenda because it so perfectly confirms the prior premise that America is a brutal white supremacist society. We argue that the difference in language and logic between socialists and conservatives is one reason, but not the only reason, why the differences between socialists and conservatives are irreconcilable, under Madison’s Constitution, As the discussion between Rush and CTG shows, the cultural and moral values of the two-world views, individualism and collectivism, do not connect anywhere. There is no common ideological agreement on the mission of the Nation. The Black Democrat socialists are correct that the United States must change its economic system, but they are incorrect to argue that the economic change needed is a socialist dictatorship. The Black socialists will never reject the premise of socialism because their end goal is to replace the existing Constitution with a panel of socialist elites who make judgments about income fairness and justice. The panel of socialist elites is similar in concept to the non-constitutional authority of Democrat governors to judge what is essential and non-essential, and how long the Covid lockdowns continue. Rush began his discussion with CTG by making the obligatory genuflection to the murder of Floyd by cops. Rush states, “RUSH: ‘Cause I’m fed up with it. (the police killing Black people) I mean, I’m not tolerant of any of them, but I’m fed up with it, Charlamagne. None of this, to me, and I know that you’re gonna disagree with me on this. To me, this is not America.” CTG responded, not on the topic of the cops killing Floyd, but with a much broader statement about institutional, systemic racism. CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD: “Oh, no, it’s definitely America.” Rush interprets racism from the individualistic perspective that individual white people are not racists, and CTG interprets the killing from the perspective that the entire white American society is racist. Rush makes his case by using the individualistic evidence that white DNA does not contain a gene for racism. Rush: “White supremacy to me means somebody, a white person who thinks that they’re better, that they’re superior, that the white race is superior based on DNA, based on science. White supremacy and white privilege is a catch- all for the way the country was designed. It’s a way of saying that America as constituted will never be fair, will never be not racist. It’s a way of laying the groundwork for getting rid of the Constitution and transforming the country, starting over into something it was never intended to be.” CTG does not disagree with Rush about getting rid of the Constitution, but counters with a robust condemnation of the capitalist economic system, that he cites as evidence of systemic, institutional racism. His main point is that the economic system only works for white privileged people, like Rush. CTG: “I do think America does work, but it works for the people that it was designed to work for. It doesn’t work for everybody else the way it works for you. Let’s not act like there isn’t 40 million people who have filed for unemployment in America, folks that have been sitting around the last three months waiting on stimulus checks, more than 44% of those people have been denied unemployment checks are still waiting on ’em tocome. People of all races are broke. They don’t know where their next meal is coming from.” Rush bristled at being called a privileged white person, and noted that he had worked hard for his success, and that if he could do it, anyone could achieve success. RUSH: “Well, it can work for everyone. That’s the point of America, it can for anybody who wants to adapt to it, for anybody who wants to try to take advantage of the unique opportunities that exist in the United States.We’re the only nation that’s ever enshrined the concept of individual liberty and freedom in our founding documents.” The error in the statement Rush made is to conflate and combine the American promise of liberty, in Jefferson’s Declaration, with Madison’s civil rules of procedure, of the United States, that permanently stacked the economic deck in favor the natural aristocracy, which eventually ended in the crony corporate globalist tyranny. Madison feared that the majority of common citizens would use their majority voting power to oppress the minority of wealthy citizens, and his rules for the Senate, the Supreme Court, and runaway slaves, were all part of his grand design to overweight the power of the elite against the common citizens. While Rush can see and condemn the unelected power of the deep state, he cannot bring himself to extend that condemnation to Madison’s rules, which empowered the deep state crony capitalist system of the Republican Party, which is odd because Rush often cites Codevilla’s work on the American ruling class. Rush provides the right analysis of Codevilla’s ruling class, but he never identifies the actors who make up the deep state ruling class. Those actors are the corporate military industrial complex, the unelected deep state bureaucrats, and the newly enriched technology information companies. Combined, those actors constitute the crony corporate capitalist class. Rush states, that from his individualistic perspective, the collectivist notion of white privilege, and its near cousin, white supremacy, does not exist, as it is applied by Black activists to all white people, collectively. RUSH: “No, wait a minute, I don’t buy into the notion of white privilege. ‘Cause I hate it, we’re all Americans here and I don’t like the fact that you’re (using the term white privilege)” The two are talking past each other, and their discussion never connects on a common understanding of racism, or the mission of the Nation. Rush misses CTG’s ideological point entirely. Without the notion of white privilege, CTG cannot make his extended argument that the capitalist system is systemically racist. And, without the ideology of racism, CTG cannot get to his main goal of eradicating the individualism of capitalism. CTG: “Here’s the thing. I think that we gotta stop acting like white supremacy isn’t done by design, the whole function of systemic racism is to marginalize black people… So, once again, we need people that are willing to dismantle the mechanism of white supremacy, period. This is America’s fault, and the War on Drugs, mass incarceration, segregation, slavery, all of those things are and have been the proverbial knee on the back of black folks’ neck. And ’til somebody’s willing to dismantle the mechanism of white supremacy, nothin’ is gonna change.” CTG misses Rush’s ideological point entirely. CTG assumes that the current crony capitalist system is the only form of capitalism. Rush is arguing for a free market entrepreneurial economy, but Rush fails to make the distinction between crony capitalism and entrepreneurial capitalism. Two days after his conversation with CTG, Rush had an opportunity to reflect on the significance of his call with one of his callers, named Sherry. Rush reverts to his earlier, individualistic interpretation of white supremacy. Rush: “White supremacy to me means somebody, a white person who thinks that they’re better, that they’re superior, that the white race is superior based on DNA, based on science.I think, Sherry, that white supremacy is another name for hate. And it’s an umbrella under which a number of guilty traits that are alleged to part of being white. It’s a way of laying the groundwork for getting rid of the Constitution and transforming the country, starting over into something it was never intended to be. That’s really what the ultimate purpose of all of these terms is, I believe.” Rush is correct in his assessment of the end goal of the socialist Black activists, like CTG, is to use the hatred of racism as a weapon to eradicate the Constitution and replace it with a socialist dictatorship. CTG is correct in his analysis that Madison’s Constitution stacked the deck in favor of the natural aristocracy. CTG is incorrect to argue that the main economic issue to be solved in the United States is racism. The bigger war to be fought by the Black activists is over the disappearing Black middle class, and fighting against the global corporate, and deep state elites, who use Madison’s rules to distort the flow of economic benefits to themselves. The bigger issue for CTG to solve, is what type of economic system generates fair economic outcomes for Black people, while preserving individual freedom. The statement by CTG that the economic system only works for white supremacists, like Rush, needs to be revised slightly. The U. S. economic system only works for Black people when the benefits of economic growth and prosperity are fairly distributed to them, as reward for their work. The solution to racism is the same as it has always been, since Jefferson’s Declaration: a fair economic system where all individuals are treated as equals, and obtain their just rewards. Or, to paraphrase the political slogan of agrarian populists, in the 1880s, who confronted the same set of unfair policies as Blacks do today: Equal Rights For All. Special Privileges for None. (Equal Rights For All. Special Privileges for None. Re-examining the Agrarian Arguments Against a Centralized American Government, Laurie Thomas Vass, GabbyPress. 2017. The solution to racism is more democracy, and more economic freedom, at the most local level of government, not more globalist, centralized tyranny, under Madison’s flawed document. Oddly, CTG is great at pointing out the flaws in the existing political system, but woefully deficient in offering a compelling economic alternative to crony capitalism for the Black middle class to achieve individual freedom and success. In the Black social construction of reality, CTG adopts a Pollyanna economic myth that the existing crony capitalist economic structure can be modified to function, like Chinese Communist state capitalism, and that racism will disappear when the agents of government take wealth from the rich and give to the poor. And, to help CTG imagine that fair economic system, it is not a communist dictatorship of the proletariat. We cite the historical example of Durham’s Black Wall Street, in the 1920s, as the goal of Black economic freedom to achieve financial success. The most fair economic system that generates fairness and freedom is called competitive free market entrepreneurialism. (The American Millennial Attraction to Socialism. Laurie Thomas Vass. GabbyPress. 2020). We conclude that the competitive free market entrepreneurial economy cannot be obtained under the existing Constitution, because the ideology of racism, as a tool of Democrat socialists, prohibits authentic discussion between people like Rush Limbaugh and CTG about a better economic system. This podcast is the introduction of a much longer article, available at the clpnewsnetwork.com The other sections of the longer article include: Section 1. The Origins of Modern Racism in the United States. Section 2. Black Economic Dysphoria Under Global Corporate Capitalism and the Covid Lockdowns. Section 3. Globalism and the Killing of George Floyd. Conclusion: Re-connecting a New Constitution to the Principles of Liberty in the Declaration. The full text and audio of the most recent podcast is available for free at clpnewsnetwork.com. The entire historical text and audio archive of all the CLP News Network podcasts are available for an annual subscription of $30. I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this podcast is a copyrighted production of the CLP News Network.
2 minutes | May 30, 2020
What our podcast is about. Introduction to the Citizens Liberty Party News Network for Spotify
Each week, the Citizens Liberty Party News Network prepares the text and audio of a podcast that argues why the transition to a new nation is unavoidable. We believe that the ideological differences between socialists and conservatives are irreconcilable and that conservatives must prepare for what comes after the National civil dissolution. We advocate the state sovereignty framework of the Articles of Confederation, based upon a democratic republic of states. The most recent text and audio is available for free, for one week. The entire archive of all podcasts is available for a subscription of $30 per year. The website is owned and managed by a North Carolina constitutional economist, Laurie Thomas Vass. You can learn more about her at her publishing website, gabby press.com
11 minutes | May 30, 2020
Counting the Constitution as a COVID Death
Introduction. Our podcast today is the introduction to a much longer article titled, Counting the Constitution as a COVID Death. Our podcast uses the CDC distinction made in counting Covid deaths, as it applies to the death of the U. S. Constitution. The Constitution did not die because of Covid, it died with Covid. The Constitution was already sick, with underlying medical conditions, and resided in a nursing home for old republics. The Constitution had a weakened immune system, which reduced its ability to withstand an attack from a virulent virus called socialism. We argue that the Nation is evenly divided between Democrat socialists, who want more socialism, and conservatives, who want nothing to do with socialism. The broad framework of the differences are individualism versus collectivism, and globalism versus national sovereignty. Victor Davis Hanson writes, “Progressives believe the story of America has most often been one of discrimination, original sin, and a need for constant repentance and reparations for a flawed past… Red- and blue-state America was already divided before the covid epidemic hit. Globalization had enriched the East Coast and West Coast corridors but hollowed out much in between.” Conservatives reject entirely this starting socialist premise about slavery, but endorse Hanson’s interpretation about globalization as one of the irreconcilable differences with socialists.. We do not argue about the credibility or legitimacy of the socialist Covid panic arguments. The socialists are using the Covid public relations panic to promote their desire to implement socialism, and their arguments reveal the stark contrast in ideology with conservatives. We use the issues raised by the Covid panic to argue that the ideological differences are irreconcilable, and that there is no common language or cultural values that can bridge the differences. We argue that the current Constitution, of 1787, is incapable of resolving the ideological split because the Constitution is founded on balancing the financial interests between social classes, not on resolving ideological differences between collectivism and individualism. Madison drafted the Constitution under the assumption that the citizens, both rich and poor, would always value national sovereignty over foreign sovereignty. The death knell of the Constitution sounded when both political parties embraced globalism over national sovereignty. Madison assumed, as did John Adams, that a national core moral value of individual liberty could be taken for granted, and that the main issue to solve in his constitutional rules was the class conflict between the natural aristocracy and common citizens. Madison feared the collective voting power of the common citizens, and drafted his rules to avoid the outcome of a tyrannical majority of common citizens from oppressing the virtuous minority of wealthy citizens. As a result of Madison’s fear of common citizens, the citizens have no constitutional mechanism to overcome the tyranny of the Covid lockdown of socialist governors. As a result of his focus on checking and balancing financial interests, Madison left out entirely the mechanism for citizens to defend their own liberty, if the minority of wealthy citizens ever gained monopoly power in the government. His Constitution ended in a centralized tyrannical minority using the Covid panic to oppress the common citizen majority. The only peaceful way out of this conflict is to divide the nation into two new nations. Madison disconnected his Preamble from the principles of liberty in Jefferson’s Preamble in the Declaration, and it is a myth in recounting the history of America to combine and conflate the ideology of the two documents. “We hold these truths as self evident,” is not the moral equivalent of “in order to create a more perfect union.” Adams explained that Madison’s Constitution would only work if the citizens always held the core public purpose of liberty for the new nation. Adams wrote, “Public spiritedness is the only Foundation of the Republic…There must be a positive Passion for the public good...established in the Minds of the People, or there can be no Republican Government, nor any real liberty...Men must be ready, they must pride themselves, and be happy to sacrifice their private Pleasure, Passions and Interest.” As Adams prepared to leave the Office of President, in 1801, he realized that Madison’s Constitution was flawed. He wrote that nothing in the system seemed to be representing what Adams thought was the broader public purpose of liberty. “The two political parties that had come into existence had defined financial ends. We have no Americans in America. The Federalists have been no more Americans than the anties...Jefferson had a party. Hamilton had a party, but the commonwealth had none. The two parties would settle wealth and power upon a minority. It will be accomplished by a national debt, paper corporations, and offices, civil and military. These will condense king, lords and commons, a monied faction and an armed faction in one interest.” Adams predicted that the outcome of Madison’s constitutional rules would be to divide the nation into two groups, creditors and debtors. Adams was correct that Madison’s rules would divide the nation into two groups, but he could not have foreseen that the division would be between globalist socialists and national sovereignty conservatives. As was the case in 1801, neither the Republicans nor the Democrats, today, defend the public purpose of liberty. They are collaborators in the deep state allegiance to globalism. Part of our argument about the death of the Constitution is related to the absence of shared cultural values between globalist socialists and national sovereignty conservatives. There are two distinct views of the mission of the Nation, and nothing binds those two irreconcilable views together, as one Nation, under God. The immediate danger to liberty of the Covid public relations panic is that sizable majorities of both Democrats and Republicans favor the socialist solution of confining people to their homes, detaining sick people in government facilities, banning U.S. citizens from entering the country, government takeovers of businesses, conscription of health care workers, suspension of religious services, and even criminalizing the spread of "misinformation" about the virus. In citizen surveys about Covid, the researchers at Chilton et al. stated, "Even when we explicitly told half of our sample that the policies may violate the Constitution, the majority of registered voters supported all eight restrictions, including the speech restrictions. The two nations within a Nation must divorce because a majority of citizens no longer support the Bill of Rights. The Spirit of Liberty, under which the Nation was conceived, in 1775, must be resurrected in a new nation, which has better safeguards to protect liberty, and better guardians to protect liberty, than the globalist cabal that despises individual freedom. We conclude that the new Nation of the Democratic Republic of America can correct Madison’s fear of the common citizens by converting his representative republic into a democratic republic that provides more power to citizens to protect their liberties and freedoms. This podcast is the introduction to a much longer article, that is available for free, for one week at clpnewsnetwork.com. The other sections of the longer article are: Section 1. The Constitutional Authority of the Emergency Declarations to Lock Down Citizens. Section 2. Covid Death Counts and Mail-in Ballots. Section 3. Covid Re-open Protests and the Elimination of Gun Rights. Section 4. Covid Constitutional Death in the Era of Obamagate. The entire historical archive of all Citizen Liberty Party News Network articles are available of an annual fee of $30. I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this podcast is a copyrighted production of the CLP News Network.
10 minutes | May 19, 2020
The U. S. Covid Economic Recovery Plan
Introduction. Our podcast today is titled The U. S. Covid Economic Recovery Plan, and begins with an alternative to the conventional political view that the U. S. economy will “bounce back” to pre-lockdown levels. We tend to abstract from the conventional economic wisdom that “bouncing back” to the economy that existed prior to March 17, 2020 is a great idea. The economic structure in America was already deeply flawed and damaged from 20 years of economic integration with the rest of the world and particularly China. (Vass, Laurie Thomas, U.S. National COVID Economic Collapse and the Collapse of the U.S. Dollar. (April 14, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3575761). The rate of private capital investment had already begun to decline in the last two quarters of 2019, primarily due to the structural weaknesses in the economy that limited capital investment opportunities in small, high tech ventures. Nondurable goods manufacturing decreased 3.1 percent in the 4th quarter, primarily reflecting a decrease in food and beverage and tobacco products manufacturing. Durable goods manufacturing decreased 2.4 percent, which was more than accounted for by a decrease in motor vehicles, bodies and trailers, and parts manufacturing. The last two quarters of 2019 economic performance would not represent the kind of economy that would be desirable to “bounce back” to, and while we do not dwell on the logic or reality of the arguments supporting the “bounce back” view, we disclose our ideological predisposition that the entire notion of “bouncing back” is wildly naïve and Pollyanna optimistic. We argue that the 70% of the U. S. economic structure that was locked down resembles the shambles of the German economy after May 8, 1945. Part of the German economy that was connected to large global corporations was still functioning, but the domestic economic structure in Germany had been reduced to rubble. The full extent of the U. S. economic damage has not been experienced yet, because the economic damage to the commercial rental market and the mortgage loan market have not yet been reflected in the data on the number of citizens who no longer have an income to pay rent or mortgages. We argue that the domestic spending part of the U. S. GDP has been reduced to rubble by the covid lockdowns, but that 30% of the corporate crony capitalist economy that is connected to the global economy is still functioning. Something like the Marshall Plan is required for the U. S. economy, to repair the economic damage caused by the lockdowns. The goal of the covid economic recovery plan is to build a free enterprise, new venture creation, entrepreneurial economy in each metro region that operates independent of the global crony corporate capitalist system. One mission of the Marshall Plan was to prevent the spread of Communism in Europe. We argue that the contemporary U. S. covid recovery plan must also prevent the spread of Chinese communism, which entails a policy response to limiting the damage caused by the promotion of the China trade deals by crony corporate capitalism, such as the members of the Business Roundtable and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. The political power of global corporate crony capitalism is responsible for implementing the trade deals with China, which weakened the industrial diversity of the U. S. domestic economy, leading to a bifurcation between a global corporate part, and a domestic consumer spending services sector part. As a result of the bifurcation, the domestic services sector accounted for 70% of all GDP, and 80% of total civilian employment. The economic effect of the lock down was worsened because of the lack of economic diversification in the U. S. economic structure. The economic recovery plan aims to restore a balance in the GDP between domestic investment in manufacturing and consumer domestic spending. Private domestic annual investment in manufacturing should be increased from around 12% of GDP to about 25%, as a result of this plan. Total private employment in the services sector should drop from around 80% to around 60%, or to about 50 million workers. Total manufacturing employment in both direct production and indirect supply chains should increase from around 12 million workers to around 20 million workers, or to around 16% of total private employment. We argue that the U. S. covid economic recovery plan has the following policy goals: Target private sector capital investment in the 280 metro regions with a population over 150,000, the minimum size for self-renewing, self-generating entrepreneurial economic growth. Target private sector capital investment to new product technology commercialization and new venture creation, within those 280 regions. Integrate the current Trump economic opportunity zones policy into an advanced technology cluster strategy in each metro region, so that technology firms that like to located close to each other can trade with each other and share tacit knowledge. Integrate the existing Trump advanced skill training apprenticeship program into the advanced technology cluster strategy so that future new ventures, in each metro region, have a consistent supply of highly trained technology workers. Provide each region’s private commercial real estate consulting firms with new econometric models developed by the Bureau of Economic Analysis to order to target capital investment to the development of regional industrial value chains and inter-industry supply chains that service the new technology clusters. Modify the existing SEC crowdfunding rules for raising private capital by broadening the scope of the existing Reg D Rule 506, and creating new forms of regional closed end funds that target capital to the region’s new and existing firms in the emerging technology clusters. Implement an explicit system of regional tacit technology knowledge creation and diffusion using blockchain technology to share regional technological knowledge among investors and entrepreneurs. The great economic benefit of the U. S. covid economic recovery plan is that it is private-sector driven, allowing private financial and business interests in each region to select the policy approach best suited to that region. By fixing the regional economies in 280 metro regions, the nation’s economic weakness of over-dependence on consumer spending, and inadequate business investment would be fixed. In addition, the rate of capital investment in small, high tech firms would increase, leading to a recovery in America’s technological superiority, that would not be easily stolen by the Chinese Communists. In other words, we argue that this plan does not require much Federal government oversight, regulations, or increased federal taxes to implement. The Federal government’s role is to collect the economic data, and organize the data into regional econometric models that can be used by citizens interested in promoting regional economic growth in each metro region. This introduction is a part of a much longer podcast, available for free, for one week, at www.clpnewsnetwork.com. The other sections of the longer podcast include: Section 1. An Economic Policy Dispute With the Neo-classical Productivity School. Section 2. Re-Envisioning Regional Economies as the Blockchain Knowledge Creation Engines of Economic Growth. Section 3. Using BEA Models to Target Regional Capital Investment to High Growth Technology Clusters. Section 4. Commercial Real Estate Regional Industrial Technology Parks and the Regional Geographic Scope of the Economic Recovery Plan. Section 5. Regional Capital Market Infrastructure. The entire historical archive of all CLP News Network podcasts are available for an annual subscription of $30. I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this is the copyrighted CLP podcast for May 20, 2020, and is titled, The U. S. Covid Economic Recovery Plan.
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