Government Malfeasance

Posted by $ blarman 1 year ago to Philosophy
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Excellent article. One part in particular struck me:

"Capital is accumulated effort and innovation, the sum of human achievement and imagination. Its creation is the aim of civilization."

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  • Posted by $ Commander 1 year ago
    20 July I began feeding information to my lawyer in Minnesota. I'll add this.

    He has already been thinking of Class Action suit regarding government malfeasance and a remote possibility of manslaughter due to actions and policy of NIH. Lawyers and due diligence take time to surface in any publicity of this massive an offense. I'll not hold my hopes too high, yet it may bring reasonable questioning to the public view.
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  • Posted by freedomforall 1 year ago
    "Pulling the country back from the abyss will require a recalling of our civilizational inheritance."
    That inheritance includes violent revolution against a powerful politician who ignored the needs of Americans.
    If Trump won't prosecute the traitors, the time to impose that inheritance has come.
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  • Posted by oldtk 1 year ago
    The author has nailed it on the head. Trump tried to stop it but was overwhelmed by the "get Trump out" media.

    I don't know it capital gains a measure of society, but certainly our government institutions have dealt us a bad hand!
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  • Posted by $ jbrenner 1 year ago
    From Galt's speech: “So long as men, in the era of savagery, had no concept of objective reality and believed that physical nature was ruled by the whim of unknowable demons—no thought, no science, no production were possible. Only when men discovered that nature was a firm, predictable absolute were they able to rely on their knowledge, to choose their course, to plan their future and, slowly, to rise from the cave. Now you have placed modern industry, with its immense complexity of scientific precision, back into the power of unknowable demons—the unpredictable power of the arbitrary whims of hidden, ugly little bureaucrats. A farmer will not invest the effort of one summer if he’s unable to calculate his chances of a harvest. But you expect industrial giants—who plan in terms of decades, invest in terms of generations and undertake ninety-nine-year contracts—to continue to function and produce, not knowing what random caprice in the skull of what random official will descend upon them at what moment to demolish the whole of their effort. Drifters and physical laborers live and plan by the range of a day. The better the mind, the longer the range. A man whose vision extends to a shanty, might continue to build on your quicksands, to grab a fast profit and run. A man who envisions skyscrapers, will not. Nor will he give ten years of unswerving devotion to the task of inventing a new product, when he knows the gangs of entrenched mediocrity are juggling the laws against him, to tie him, restrict him and force him to fail, but should he fight them and struggle and succeed, they will seize his rewards and his invention.
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