Humiliation and Herd-Think

Libertarian stand-up comic Doug Stanhope has said: “Nationalism does nothing but teach you to hate people you never met, and to take pride in accomplishments you had no part in.” I would only quibble with the “nothing but” part. The collectivist herd-think that is nationalism also teaches you to take offense at imagined insults that … Continue reading “Humiliation and Herd-Think”

TSA Releases VIPR Venom on Tennessee Highways

Listen to Rep. Ron Paul deliver this address. If you thought the Transportation Security Administration would limit itself to conducting unconstitutional searches at airports, think again. The agency intends to assert jurisdiction over our nation’s highways, waterways, and railroads as well. TSA launched a new campaign of random checkpoints on Tennessee highways last week, complete … Continue reading “TSA Releases VIPR Venom on Tennessee Highways”

‘Science’ and America’s Police State

So, you’re sick and tired of being hassled by Transportation “Security” Administration (TSA) thugs, who fondle your “junk” and force 95-year-old grandmothers to take off their adult diapers? Well, that’s tough – because it’s about to get worse. Since 2006, the TSA has been developing a $1 billion program called “Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques” … Continue reading “‘Science’ and America’s Police State”

Let’s End TSA Abuses and Failures

Listen to Rep. Ron Paul deliver this address. The press reports are horrifying: 95-year-old women humiliated; children molested; disabled people abused; men and women subjected to unwarranted groping and touching of their most private areas; involuntary radiation exposure. If the perpetrators were a gang of criminals, their headquarters would be raided by SWAT teams and … Continue reading “Let’s End TSA Abuses and Failures”

The National Security State Cops a Feel

It’s finally coming into focus, and it’s not even a difficult equation to grasp. It goes like this: take a country in the grips of an expanding national security state and sooner or later your “safety” will mean your humiliation, your degradation. And by the way, it will mean the degradation of your country, too. … Continue reading “The National Security State Cops a Feel”

Mutiny Is in Order at The Nation

John Tyner triggered a wave of protest against the Transportation Security Administration when he recorded himself saying, “If you touch my junk, I’m gonna have you arrested,” pithily paraphrased as “Don’t touch my junk!” But this protest was anathema to the thought police at The Nation, because after all it is now Obama’s TSA, and … Continue reading “Mutiny Is in Order at The Nation