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The Anatomy of Blue-State Fascism
by Anthony Gregory
"To compare the president to Hitler is not free speech. It is inciting violence." This is a very common talking point these days on the left. Google the terms and you will see the theme repeatedly. It is considered a hate crime to compare Obama to the Nazi leader, or even to describe more generally his agenda as fascist. Although I recall every president I've lived under being characterized in this manner, suddenly it is a danger to American democracy for the comparison to be uttered. When Bush was compared to Hitler, of course the establishment right was hysterical, too, but the left seems even more willing than the neocons to propose outright prohibiting such political speech.

Time for Another Another Reformation
by L. Neil Smith
The Medici were a family of merchants and bankers in 14th-16th century Italy who more or less created the Renaissance (think of them as the original secular humanists) by underwriting various artists, sculptors, architects, and builders like Donatello, Fra Angelico, Felippo Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michaelangelo. Love them or hate them, their historical significance in this regard cannot be overstated.

by Ryan J. Swift
Bubblicious The financial crisis has many people to blame, look in the mirror, and chances are, you're one of them. (Did you buy a piece of real estate, hoping to ride a never-ending-price-inflation-palooza, to financial riches?) The media has identified scapegoats ad nauseum for the economic collapse, as well as the financial sector meltdown, and they have most of the issues right (but rarely complete):

Will Austin Become "Liberty Central" or "Little Washington?"
by Russell D. Longcore
The Texas Nationalist Movement is working hard to sell secession to its fellow Texans. And some state here in the not good ol' US is eventually going to succeed at seceding. But there are a lot of very complicated issues facing any state that will have to be settled in advance.

Plagues, Cures and Choices
by Michael Bradshaw
In TLE Number 583 of September 27, 2009 L. Neil Smith finished his article "The Plague" with: "If we are ever to get the vile stench of authoritarianism out of our nostrils once and for all, we must find a cure for this plague that threatens to destroy our country and, indeed, the entire human species." I could not agree more. The world-wide problem of authoritarianism is real, right now and in our faces; just like National Socialism (NAZI-ism) was to the people of Europe in the nineteen-thirties and 'forties.

Save Me From Brick Makers
by A.X. Perez
President Obama is calling for a longer school day and longer school year. His argument is that we need for students to spend more time in school to "catch up" with the rest of the world academically. A secondary reason seems to be using the schools to provide "free" baby sitting for a larger part of the day and longer through the year.

Secession And The Gold Standard
by Russell D. Longcore
One of the first issues for a new nation, formed as the result of secession from the United States of America, will be monetary policy. There will be tremendous political pressure for the new lawmakers to establish a fractional banking system and a new national currency that is a mirror image of the US monetary system. And that one decision will be the determination if the new nation will... or deserves to continue.

'Bye Lucy
by A.X. Perez
Once upon a time there was a little girl named Lucy Vodden. Her friend Julian drew her picture and showed it to his dad John Lennon saying "This is my friend Lucy in the sky with diamonds." John liked the image and wrote a somewhat notorious song about the little girl. a lot of people got it into their heads that it was about LSD, and some ugly minded people said that this song must be censored lest it encourage young people to abuse drugs. And a song celebrating the imagination of how children see the world was excoriated by evil minded creeps and used as an argument to not let kids enjoy their own music and think for themselves.

Are You an -ist?
by L. Neil Smith
Like you—and apparently everybody else on our side of today's struggle for individual liberty—I have been ominously warned that if I oppose the fascist policies of the great Barack Obama, I am a racist. Do tell.

Atlantea The Beautiful
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