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The October 17 2022 Lost Horizons Newsletter
...where real knowledge-- and actual solutions-- intersect with real Americans!

It's A Good Time To Share Some More Victories
...as Americans prepare to go to the polls and either retain or reject the folks who just voted to add 87,000 new IRS agents to the federal bureaucracy.

87,000 NEW MOUTHS LOCKED ON to the federal teat (and-- along with their spouses and dependents-- reliably voting from now on to do whatever it takes to keep it full of other people's money) is bad enough. But that's just an incremental increase in the mountain of compelling reasons to go to the polls, dragging all your friends along, and throw out of office every statist shill, prostitute and enabler (of any party).

Among those other compelling reasons in these current dark days are the ongoing evisceration of the American economy, the deliberate destruction of domestic tranquility, and the looming threat of nuclear annihilation, all brought on by those currently in office in Washington (and in many cases in state capital and city halls).

So, vote, people, please!

AT THE SAME TIME that you mark election day on your calendar, though, don't lose sight of the bigger picture and all the tools in the toolbox. While Americans were provided with the vote as the standard, repeating mechanism for political and policy corrections, the Founders and Framers recognized that sometimes corruption can become so pervasive (or dangers so immediate) that reliance on voting alone is inadequate to the People's needs.

Hence we have, for instance, a supposedly independent judiciary; and a supposedly adversarial press equipped with legal guarantees of unhindered speech (which extend to everyone, whether formally organized as media or just as individuals speaking truth as they see it).

Hence, we have, for instance, the decisions to allow state punishment of Americans being left in the hands of the citizenry by way of juries, Hence we have, for instance, in extremis, the Second Amendment.

And hence we have the power to very largely defund corrupt American governments, acting entirely as individuals, with no permission slip needed from any quarter. The exercise of that power involves nothing more challenging than merely declining to engage in excise-taxable activities, along with knowing what constitutes such activities and how to overcome corrupt government efforts to pretend and persuade that ALL economic activities are of the excisable sort.

Well, exercising the "excise power" does require one other thing, I guess-- the courage to do it and to stand tall doing it, even in the face of frothy efforts to discourage such extremely inconvenient behavior by the corrupt government officers whose personal gravy train, by which we are all being carried over a cliff, is thereby derailed.

ALL THAT SAID, THEN, this is a good time to celebrate another group of courageous, patriotic, grown-up American men and women. I'm talking about folks who are not just complaining about the direction the ship is going, and not just pointing at the iceberg ahead or re-arranging the deck chairs or crew-members. Instead, these good folks are down in the engine-room shutting valves and dampening the boilers, despite the captain's angry glare.

Behaving like heroes, in other words. Here they are:

Continued...

*****

Again, On The Situation In Ukraine
Again, the madness continues, and worsens...

UKRAINE: A COUNTRY RUN BY CORRUPT PUBLIC OFFICIALS perfectly willing to act as a well-paid cash laundromat for corrupt public officials in America. See this and then this, and then this. Read it all thoroughly and carefully, following links as they appear.

Among many other things, learn from that reading that the prospect of Eastern Ukrainian regions voting overwhelmingly to be annexed by Russia is not only unremarkable, it is entirely predictable and the only realistic possibility.

Learn, too, just how much everything you have ever heard about Ukraine and Russia over especially the last several years is utter and despicable propaganda, meant to make you acquiescent, if not a participant, in atrocities.

And then see this to learn that however much Biden & Co.'s. policies toward Ukraine and Russia have enriched those sociopaths, they have been a sustained act of gross irresponsibility.

And then, damn it, spread these links around!!

YES, THOSE OPENING PARAGRAPHS are the same ones that opened this topic in the Oct. 3, 2022 newsletter. Seeing no comments posted to an article, I have to suspect that somehow no one saw it...

That's a problem. Seeing and following those links is REALLY IMPORTANT.

Everyone needs to wake up to the fact that what's going on in Ukraine is long in the making by the US deep state (at least since 2008, with a big ramp-up in 2014-- as will be shown at the links above-- and with considerable refinement in 2019 by way of a CIA/DOD RAND Corporation study, as entertainingly discussed here). The scheme has it's own beneficiary contingent of lunatic, side-effect-blindered boosters, is ruining the world economy (and fracturing overall world stability which otherwise might have been preserved intact or allowed to harmoniously evolve) and REALLY, REALLY, REALLY IS fraught with the peril of a nuclear holocaust.

Continued...

*****

Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)

Slouching Toward Endgame
by James Howard Kunstler

Since “Joe Biden” flat-out promised last February to “bring an end to the Nord Stream pipeline” — and let’s assume he meant both NS 1 and 2 — why seek further to unravel a fake mystery? Is our apparitional “president” not a man of his word? Of course, the machinery behind “Joe Biden” so far denies any credit for the consequential act, but who in this land is unaware that the US government’s default setting these days for answering anything is to lie?

The purpose of the act was likewise simple, plain, and obvious: to foreclose any possibility of Germany negotiating a separate peace with Russia around the financial and economic sanctions imposed by the USA over the Ukraine operation. Don’t you suppose it was clear to any German with half a brain that NATO’s joining of the sanctions was nothing less than a one-way ticket to Palookaville for Euroland? That it would mean goodbye to its advanced manufacturing economy and then goodbye to a comfortable, modern standard of living?

Not many weeks ago German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock told the world that Germany would support Ukraine (and US-driven NATO policy) “no matter what German voters think.” That was all for show, you understand, to maintain the flimsy pretense that NATO had any actual stake in whatever happens in Ukraine — as the result of the dumpster fire set there by America. At the same time, that very same German foreign ministry was sneaking through back channels to feel out the Russian foreign ministry on ways Germany might get Russian natgas on the down-low, through third parties, say, Turkey, buying time until the glorious day those Nord Stream pipelines might re-open and the former normality of German economic life would resume.

“Joe Biden” slammed the door on that pretty conclusively Monday, blowing up the two pipelines, a premier act of insanity by a US government fueled at every level and in every direction by psychotic strategic thinking. For starters, consider that the Nord Stream sabotage amounts to the leading member of NATO committing an act-of-war against the rest of NATO. What else do you call depriving most of Europe of the means to make a living — or merely to stay alive?

Continued...

*****

Plus,
Illuminating Anniversaries For This Week!

*****

"I confidently trust that the American people will prove themselves...too wise not to detect the false pride or the dangerous ambitions or the selfish schemes which so often hide themselves under that deceptive cry of mock patriotism: 'Our country, right or wrong!' They will not fail to recognize that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: 'Our country--when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.'"
-Senator Carl Schurz, October 17, 1899


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