Do you believe the government is there for the common good and that the people who staff it are selfless crusaders for justice who are valiantly trying to do what is best for you and me? In the above video Thomas E. Woods, Jr. insists that what the government is actually is a parasitic institution living off the labor of its subjects as it engages in activities that are morally corrupt.
Woods speaks about how Murray Rothbard, the economist, changed his (Woods’) mind about war. It is not my usual type of video to listen to or post but I found this man very interesting and the subject very poignant. He jokes about the federal government but talks seriously about how it engages in moral abominations and gets its citizens to go along with smiles no matter how many thousands or millions of people suffer and die.
After reading Murray Rothbard’s book, Anatomy of the State, Woods concluded that we can throw our civic books in the trashcan. The state is looking to take care of itself, not the public. This extends to the world of medicine where again the state controls its practice but not for the sake of public health but as a matter of course, financial interest and as a direct conscious effort, engagement, practice and belief in doing evil and harm to others.
The federal government is murdering thousands of people a week with FDA-sanctioned medicine and they get cheered for their actions by the voters who are swept off their feet by political promises and lies. The Americans just voted in a man who reads an assassination hit list at his breakfast table and who sends in unmanned drones to attack people sleeping in the night and would force modern medicine with all its horrid ways down the throats of Americans forgetting completely what America once stood for.
About 5,000 Americans will die this week in hospitals, 2,000 of them from properly prescribed medicine, but few really care.
The Government Does Not Care About Democracy
Not one day after democratic elections, former government officials are talking about how the federal government cares neither about democracy nor the people who live in one. Votes making Colorado and Washington the first U.S. states to legalize marijuana for recreational use could be short-lived victories for pot backers because the federal government will fight them, two former U.S. drug control officials said to Reuters on Wednesday. They said the federal government could sue to block parts of the measures or send threatening letters to marijuana shops, followed up by street-level clampdowns similar to those targeting medical marijuana dispensaries the government suspects are fronts for drug traffickers.
“This is a symbolic victory for [legalization] advocates, but it will be short-lived,” Kevin Sabet, a former adviser to the Obama administration’s drug czar, told reporters. “They are facing an uphill battle with implementing this, in the face of … presidential opposition and in the face of federal enforcement opposition,” Sabet said, showing the world that the president is not sensitive to democracy or the will of the people.
Colorado and Washington State legalized the possession and sale of marijuana for adult recreational use on Tuesday through ballot measures in defiance of federal law. The initiatives appeared to reflect growing national support for liberalized marijuana laws, as indicated by a Gallup poll last year that found 50% of Americans favored making it legal, versus 46% opposed.
The U.S. Department of Justice, which considers marijuana an illegal drug liable to being abused, said enforcement of the federal Controlled Substances Act “remains unchanged.”
Sabet expects the Obama administration will file a federal lawsuit to challenge and seek to block aspects of state-level legalization measures and that this “is going to be caught up in the courts for quite a while.” But federal action was not expected to snuff out state-sanctioned marijuana in those states—especially the ability of individuals to possess an ounce or less of the drug without risk of arrest by local police.
Most of us have a feeling that something is not right with the world and that we are being lied to from all directions: government, media and international organizations. We are also aware that nothing works as it should and that certain selfish interests are making decisions that are irrational, are clearly against our own best interests.
When it comes to the world of medicine, this works out in a bad way as it strikes directly against the lives and the health of people.