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FTR #758 The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook, Part 5: Dramatis Personae, Part 5 (Deep Fifth Column)

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Eddie the Friend­ly Spook’s Pres­i­den­tial Can­di­date of Choice

Side 1 [2]  Side 2 [3]  (Note that the show is misiden­ti­fied as “Eddie the Friend­ly Spook, Part 4: Drama­tis Per­son­ae, Part 4”–it is actu­al­ly part five.)

Intro­duc­tion: The pro­gram begins with a Bill Moy­ers op-ed piece, in which he cor­rect­ly iden­ti­fies the anti-demo­c­ra­t­ic process being man­i­fest­ed by the GOP as seces­sion. We we have seen, the milieux of Eddie the Friend­ly Spook [Snow­den], Ron Paul and the Lud­wig von Mis­es Insti­tute [4] are inex­tri­ca­bly linked with the neo-Con­fed­er­ate move­ment. The lat­ter not only jus­ti­fies African-Amer­i­can slav­ery dur­ing the years pri­or to the end of the Civ­il War, but favors a “re-seces­sion” of the South­ern states.

Like Alex Karp [5] (CEO of Palan­tir, the com­pa­ny that appar­ent­ly makes the PRISM soft­ware at the cen­ter of Eddie the Friend­ly Spook’s “dis­clo­sures”), Hans Her­mann-Hoppe was a stu­dent of Juer­gen Haber­mas, dis­cussed in FTR #757 [5]. Like Ron Paul, Snow­den’s Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of choice and the man whose super PAC was financed pri­mar­i­ly by chief Palan­tir investor Peter Thiel [6], Hans Her­mann-Hoppe is a dar­ling of the Lud­wig von Mis­es Insti­tute.

The von Mis­es Insti­tute also has a tan­gi­ble pro-monar­chist bent, with par­tic­u­lar favor shown toward the Hab­s­burg dynasty and its suc­ces­sors.

A paper which presents a “Hop­pean analy­sis” was pub­lished through the Lud­wig von Mis­es Insti­tute’s web­site. It extols Liecht­en­stein as an ide­al exam­ple of “lib­er­tar­i­an” val­ues. As we have seen in FTR #530 [7], Liecht­en­stein was home to many of the Al-Taqwa relat­ed firms that were deeply involved in the fund­ing of the 9/11 attacks. One of those fronts was the Asat Trust, which was head­ed up by Mar­tin Wachter, a dis­tant rel­a­tive of the rul­ing fam­i­ly of Liecht­en­stein. As we saw in FTR #536 [8], Liecht­en­stein is a lean, mean, mon­ey-laun­der­ing machine, with three cor­po­rate fronts for each of its 30,000 cit­i­zens.

Liecht­en­stein’s roy­al fam­i­ly is very close to the Hab­s­burgs, whose UNPO inclines in the direc­tion of the breakup of the Unit­ed States. (That would, of course, be delight­ful to the neo-Con­fed­er­ates of the Lud­wig von Mis­es Insti­tute.)

After a review of Hitler’s speech to the Indus­try Club of Dus­sel­dorf, the pro­gram high­lights the pro­found sim­i­lar­i­ty between the views of Hans Her­mann-Hoppe and those expressed in Hitler’s sem­i­nal address.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: Hitler’s view that democ­ra­cy auto­mat­i­cal­ly leads to com­mu­nism; Hitler’s opin­ion that the pol­i­tics of per­son­al­i­ty and achieve­ment trumped a need for democ­ra­cy, which he viewed as a mob-beast; Hoppe’s view of democ­ra­cy as “mob rule;” Hoppe’s con­tempt for uni­ver­sal health care, some­thing which clear­ly res­onates with the GOP fanat­ics hold­ing the U.S. gov­ern­ment hostage.

1. The pro­gram begins with a Bill Moy­ers op-ed piece, in which he cor­rect­ly iden­ti­fies the anti-demo­c­ra­t­ic process being man­i­fest­ed by the GOP as seces­sion. We we have seen, the milieux of Eddie the Friend­ly Spook [Snow­den], Ron Paul and the Lud­wig von Mis­es Insti­tute are inex­tri­ca­bly linked with the neo-Con­fed­er­ate move­ment. The lat­ter not only jus­ti­fies African-Amer­i­can slav­ery dur­ing the years pri­or to the end of the Civ­il War, but favors a “re-seces­sion” of the South­ern states.

“Let’s Call The Shut­down What It Is: Seces­sion By Anoth­er Means” by Bill Moy­ers; TPM Cafe: Opin­ion; 10/08/2013. [9]

Repub­li­cans have now lost three suc­ces­sive elec­tions to con­trol the Sen­ate, and they’ve lost the last two pres­i­den­tial elec­tions. Nonethe­less, they fought tooth and nail to kill Pres­i­dent Obama’s health care ini­tia­tive. They lost that fight, but with the cor­po­rate wing of Democ­rats, they man­aged to bend it toward pri­vate inter­ests.

So, we should be clear on this: Oba­macare, as it is known, is deeply flawed. Big sub­si­dies to the health insur­ance indus­try, a bonan­za for lob­by­ists, no pub­lic option and, as the New York Times report­ed this week, “Mil­lions of Poor Are Left Uncov­ered by Health Law” — large­ly because states con­trolled by Repub­li­cans refused to expand Med­ic­aid.

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Despite what they say, Oba­macare is only one of their tar­gets. Before they will allow the gov­ern­ment to reopen, they demand employ­ers be enabled to deny birth con­trol cov­er­age to female employ­ees; they demand Oba­ma cave on the Key­stone pipeline; they demand the watch­dogs over cor­po­rate pol­lu­tion be muz­zled and the big bad reg­u­la­tors of Wall Street sent home. Their ran­som list goes on and on. The debt ceil­ing is next. They would have the gov­ern­ment default on its oblig­a­tions and respon­si­bil­i­ties.

When the pres­i­dent refused to buck­le to this extor­tion, they threw their tantrum. Like the die-hards of the racist South a cen­tury and a half ago, who would destroy the union before giv­ing up their slaves, so would these peo­ple burn down the place, sink the ship.

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At least, let’s name this for what it is: sab­o­tage of the demo­c­ra­tic process. Seces­sion by anoth­er means.

2. Like Alex Karp (CEO of Palan­tir, the com­pa­ny that makes the PRISM soft­ware at the cen­ter of Eddie the Friend­ly Spook’s “dis­clo­sures”, their dis­claimers to the con­trary notwith­stand­ing), Hans Her­mann-Hoppe was a stu­dent of Juer­gen Haber­mas, dis­cussed in FTR #757 [5]. Like Ron Paul, Snow­den’s Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of choice and the man whose super PAC was financed pri­mar­i­ly by chief Palan­tir investor Peter Thiel, Hans Her­mann-Hoppe is a dar­ling of the Lud­wig von Mis­es Insti­tute.

Explic­it­ly opposed to democ­ra­cy, explic­it­ly in favor of the Con­fed­er­a­cy, inex­tri­ca­bly linked to the pro-seces­sion­ist neo-Con­fed­er­ate move­ment and favor­ably dis­posed toward slav­ery itself, the von Mis­es Insti­tute is the source for the eco­nom­ic ide­ol­o­gy of Ron Paul, his son Sen­a­tor Rand Paul and Eddie the Friend­ly Spook.

The von Mis­es Insti­tute also has a tan­gi­ble pro-monar­chist bent, with par­tic­u­lar favor shown toward the Hab­s­burg dynasty and its suc­ces­sors.

A paper which presents a “Hop­pean analy­sis” was pub­lished through the Lud­wig von Mis­es Insti­tute’s web­site. It extols Liecht­en­stein as an ide­al exam­ple of “lib­er­tar­i­an” val­ues. As we have seen in FTR #530 [7], Liecht­en­stein was home to many of the Al-Taqwa relat­ed firms that were deeply involved in the fund­ing of the 9/11 attacks. One of those fronts was the Asat Trust, which was head­ed up by Mar­tin Wachter, a dis­tant rel­a­tive of the rul­ing fam­i­ly of Liecht­en­stein. As we saw in FTR #536 [8], Liecht­en­stein is a lean, mean, mon­ey-laun­der­ing machine, with three cor­po­rate fronts for each of its 30,000 cit­i­zens.

Liecht­en­stein’s roy­al fam­i­ly is very close to the Hab­s­burgs, whose UNPO inclines in the direc­tion of the breakup of the Unit­ed States. (That would, of course, be delight­ful to the neo-Con­fed­er­ates of the Lud­wig von Mis­es Insti­tute.)

 “Free­dom and Pros­per­i­ty in Liecht­en­stein: A Hop­pean Analy­sis” by Andrew Young;Jour­nal of Lib­er­tar­i­an Stud­ies; Vol­ume 22 (2010); pp. 274, 291. [10]

. . . . The work of econ­o­mist and polit­i­cal philoso­pher Hans-Her­mann Hoppe, specif­i­cal­ly his sem­i­nal book Democracy—The God That Failed: The Eco­nom­ics and Pol­i­tics of Monar­chy, Democ­ra­cy, and Nat­ur­al Order gives us a frame­work for ana­lyz­ing Liechtenstein’s devel­op­ment. In his
. . . .

. . . . Liechtenstein’s free­dom and pros­per­i­ty also gives lib­er­tar­i­ans an idea of what may be the most tol­er­a­ble form of state in exis­tence today. This study sug­gests that, if there must be a state in its mod­ern, demo­c­ra­t­ic form—a return to the old regime, in which the state is the monarch’s prop­er­ty, seems impossible—then the most tol­er­a­ble form is a con­sti­tu­tion­al monar­chy, with the monarch retain­ing exten­sive pow­ers to dis­cour­age dem­a­goguery. The state should also be restrict­ed to a small area (in both pop­u­la­tion and ter­ri­to­ry), giv­ing politi­cians lit­tle incen­tive to expand the state. Under such a sit­u­a­tion, as Liecht­en­stein shows us, monar­chy is, in the words of Charles Mau­r­ras, “the least evil and the pos­si­bil­i­ty of some­thing good.” . . . .

3. The pro­gram fea­tures an excerpt from Mis­cel­la­neous Archive Show M11, Side 3 [11]. High­light­ing Hitler’s Speech before the Indus­try Club of Dus­sel­dorf in 1932, the broad­cast under­scores Hitler’s point that democ­ra­cy was counter-evo­lu­tion­ary and led to com­mu­nism. The essence of Hitler’s argu­ment was that peo­ple of wealth and means were clear­ly superior–hence their ele­vat­ed eco­nom­ic sta­tus.

If “infe­ri­or” peo­ple were allowed to run the polit­i­cal process, they would pro­duce a degen­er­a­tion of soci­ety, by struc­tur­ing things after their own fash­ion.

4. Com­pare what Hitler said in his Indus­try Club of Dus­sel­dorf speech with the doc­trine espoused by Hans Her­man-Hoppe. In addi­tion to his overt con­tempt for democ­ra­cy, Hoppe favors a qua­si-eugen­ics view­point eeri­ly rem­i­nis­cent of the Nazi eugeni­cists and their intel­lec­tu­al and polit­i­cal back­ers in the West­ern elites.

Note, also, Hoppe’s fierce oppo­si­tion to uni­ver­sal health care. It is no mys­tery that Hoppe’s views would res­onate among the “Paulis­tini­ans.”

In addi­tion, Hoppe favors small, idio­syn­crat­ic states, not unlike the land­scape favored by Peter Thiel and oth­er seast­ead­ers, as dis­cussed in FTR #744 [12].

“Anar­cho-Fas­cism: the Lib­er­tar­i­an Endgame” by “Downeast­Dem”; Dai­ly Kos; 6/15/2010. [13]

. . . .But most of Pro­fes­sor Hoppe’s ideas on the evils of democ­ra­cy can be found in his book Democ­ra­cy: The God that Failed, large chunks of which can be accessed via Google Books. Democ­ra­cy: the God that Failed starts out with a revi­sion­ist analy­sis of World War I. If only, Hoppe writes, the Unit­ed States had not entered the war the Euro­pean monar­chies would have been pre­served. As men­tioned ear­li­er, Hoppe is an anar­cho-fas­cist where the ide­al sys­tem would be a con­fed­er­a­tion of small pri­vate­ly-owned units con­trolled by “nat­ur­al elites” — i.e. Her­ren­men­schen. But until anar­chy is pos­si­ble, a monar­chy is far supe­ri­or to a democ­ra­cy:

Democ­ra­cy, Pro­fes­sor Hoppe tells his read­ers (and pre­sum­ably his stu­dents at UNLV) is noth­ing more than mob-rule, and has result­ed in a seri­ous decline in civ­i­liza­tion:

The mass of peo­ple, as La Boetie and Mis­es recog­nised, always and every­where con­sists of “brutes”, “dullards”, and “fools”, eas­i­ly delud­ed and sunk into habit­u­al sub­mis­sion. Thus today, inun­dat­ed from ear­ly child­hood with gov­ern­ment pro­pa­gan­da in pub­lic schools and edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions by legions of pub­licly cer­ti­fied intel­lec­tu­als, most peo­ple mind­less­ly accept and repeat non­sense such as that democ­ra­cy is self-rule and gov­ern­ment is of, by, and for the peo­ple. (Democ­ra­cy: The God that Failed)

Even worse than the sta­tist cap­i­tal­ism of the Unit­ed States is Euro­pean social democ­ra­cy and its myr­i­ad social pro­grams. Uni­ver­sal health care, for exam­ple, is espe­cial­ly evil accord­ing to Pro­fes­sor Hoppe:

As a result of sub­si­diz­ing the malin­ger­ers, the neu­rotics, the care­less, the alco­holics, the drug addicts, the Aids-infect­ed, and the phys­i­cal­ly and men­tal­ly chal­lenged through insur­ance reg­u­la­tion and com­pul­so­ry health insur­ance, there will be more ill­ness, malin­ger­ing, neu­roti­cism, care­less­ness, alco­holism, drug addic­tion, Aids infec­tion, and phys­i­cal and men­tal retar­da­tion. (Democ­ra­cy: The God that Failed)

Democ­rats, in this rad­i­cal lib­er­tar­i­an phi­los­o­phy, are no bet­ter than com­mu­nists, since democ­rats rely on sta­tist solu­tions that are anti­thet­i­cal to the “nat­ur­al order” and the cult of pri­vate prop­er­ty. So Pro­fes­sor Hoppe has the fol­low­ing words of advice for the “nat­ur­al elites”, the Her­ren­men­schen, who would build his anar­cho-fas­cist utopia: . . .