The Editor’s Notes

by Charles Curley
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Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

For those who think that the FBI’s recent shenanigans mark only recent corruption under the Biden administration, our Blast From the Past should be a bit of a corrective. The FBI has always been corrupt. From Day One. And so have the Federal Communications Commissars.

Back in 1972 Samuel Edward Konkin III wondered when people were going to wake up to the many depredations of the State. Fifty years on Victor Koman muses, not yet. Maybe; see the next article.

The 20th Century was supposed to be the century of the promised socialist land. Why did it all go so horribly wrong? Even today we pay the consequences for idealism gone horribly wrong. L. Reichard White takes on the question of why.

And TLE contributor Jim Davidson tells us about his recent close encounter of the police kind, and asks for your support.

Links! Have we got Links!

Why does this bring back memories of the draft protests in the US in the 1960s? 1,300 detained in anti-war demonstrations throughout Russia: rights group

Wait, a state actually doing what Thomas Jefferson et al. said was the purpose of government? Who knew! Florida Issues Forceful Response To Credit Card Companies That Want To Track Gun And Ammo Sales

“The question is, can all these great institutions be saved, or do we rebuild them?” There’s a market for non-woke businesses and institutions. Can Woke Institutions be Salvaged or Must We Build Anew? (And do watch the Honda Cog ad embedded in the article!)

We need more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, not less. “One Italian scientist estimated that reducing atmospheric CO2 back to pre-industrial levels would lead to an 18% decrease in the production of many basic global foodstuffs.” Consider what Mr. Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has done to world food prices. Now imagine what would happen if world food production went down 18%. Massive starvation and economic collapse world wide. Massive Increase in Global Greening as Extra Carbon Dioxide Boosts Global Crop Yields

A recent fad in police work is ShotSpotter. The company that makes it claims that it can accurately detect gunshots, even in urban area. Evidence for the system is sparse, and now the Chicago PD are accused of evidence tampering. This has implications for civil rights, not least the Second Amendment. Evidence, Accuracy of ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection System Called into Question

Change the Way You Educate Your Kids

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the whole point of the Progressive movement was that we had progressed. We now had experts who could manage everything for us. All we had to do was elect or appoint those experts. How’s that working for you? No Wonder We Lost Trust in the Expert Class

The Agorist Archives is a new and ongoing effort by KoPubCo [Victor Koman — ed.] to digitize, curate, and preserve the articles, papers, notes, letters, calendars, and recorded speeches of the originator of Counter-Economics and Agorism, Samuel Edward Konkin III (7/8/1947 – 2/23/2004).

Russia’s gentlemanly war Interesting, but I don’t think the Ukrainians are finding it all that “gentlemanly”.


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