The Political Battleground

First things first: Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, is a worthless fuck who doesn't matter. Nonetheless, he does a pretty good -- though inadvertent -- job of framing the political battleground in the YouTube below. Here's Kristol's bet, in a nutshell: that you, dear reader, dear citizen, are too stupid to allow yourselves or anyone else the latitude to question or critically reflect on packages of "truth" handed down from decades past -- handed down by people who had it handed down to them by people with no more divine authority to judge such matters than you have. Case in point: the notion that Lincoln was a great president is the biggest lie in all of American history; and Paul is precisely correct that a war between States was wholly unnecessary to overcome institutionalized slavery. In terms of sheer destruction, both in terms of American lives (650 thousand) and in relieving the federal government of most of its practical limitations from then on, Lincoln was the worst president by large measure. There is a very good reason why Lincoln is so celebrated by the State. While it wasn't he who made the all-powerful, all-encompassing state possible, it's he...

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, contains over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More