Four countries you need to know about that will revolutionize food production

November 20, 2014 Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile
As we discussed yesterday, the world has certainly gotten itself into a serious pickle.
World population growth and economic trends are causing food demand to soar.
Demographers tell us that over 200,000 people will be present at the dinner table tonight who weren’t even alive yesterday.
And with over a billion people having been lifted out of poverty in the developing world (and more to follow), people are eating more food (and more resource intensive foods like meat) than ever before.
At the same time, farm yields have peaked in the developed world. Science has managed to extract from the ground as much as the earth can give.
Many farmers are quitting the business altogether thanks to rising input costs and absurd regulation, and the amount of farmland is in clear decline.
The arithmetic here is quite simple: the demand for food Calories is rising while the ability to provide those food Calories is falling.
This suggests rising food prices over the long-term, and potentially even shortages.
But behind this uncomfortable data is a clear opportunity: if demand for food is increasing while the supply of farmland is in decline, then high quality farmland is an obvious asset to own.
The question is: where? Not all farmland is created equal.
In fact, much of the farmland in the developed West is already at or near an all-time high, and much of it lacks available water.

This post was published at Sovereign Man on November 20, 2014.

The US is losing 9.5 acres of farmland per minute

Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile
More than six thousand years ago, the most advanced civilization on planet was Sumer, rulers of the fertile plains of ancient Mesopotamia in modern day Iraq.
The Sumerians weren’t powerful from their military strength or political system; rather, it was agriculture that developed their civilization.
Quite simply, the ancient Sumerians had developed techniques to produce far more agriculture than they could possibly consume.
This food surplus meant that they could build up a large pool of savings to be used in trade, or to feed workers who could pursue other careers like science and architecture.
Nearly every great civilization ever since has shared the same characteristics – being able to produce more than it consumes.
In fact, no society can survive without the ability to feed itself. We’ve seen this throughout history.
When the Sumerians’ complex , centrally-planned network of canals failed to adequately irrigate their farmland, the civilization quickly declined.
The Roman Empire was notorious for routinely invading other lands looking to secure additional sources of food.
During the American Civil War, a large part of the Union’s strategy was to cut off the South from its food sources, and burn to the ground every acre of farmland they could find.
And despite decades of economic hardship, the French Revolution finally kicked off in 1789 because the nation could no longer feed itself… and people were starving.
Early on in US history, the country’s strength came from this same ability to produce more than it consumed.
And over the centuries the US became farmer to the world, exporting interminable quantities of food like a never-ending breadbasket.
But that trend peaked long ago.
Over the past five years, for example, the amount of farmland in the US has decreased by 5 million acres each year, often due to land development or aging farmers quitting the business.

This post was published at Sovereign Man on November 19, 2014.

#grubered

Jonathan Gruber Spawns Hashtags and Hilarious Videos As a little addendum to our recent look at the arrogant, but surprisingly honest (in unguarded moments) government advisor Jonathan Gruber, we would note that he has by now spawned numerous Twitter hashtags. These range from the simple #Gruber, to #GruberGate, to #Grubered.
The latter specifically has probably a very good chance of becoming a widely used figure of speech (see conclusion for a practical application).
In addition, people have become busy putting together videos, making liberal use of the fact-checking powers of the inter-tubes. What have politicians said about Mr. Gruber in the past and what are they saying about him now?
Examples of then: ‘He’s one of the best outside experts’, ‘…using super-duper computer models and helping the CBO’, ‘Most respected economist’, etc.
Examples of ‘now’: ‘Don’t know who he is. He never helped us write any bill.’ ‘Some outside advisor, he never worked on our staff.’ ‘I completely disagree with him’, ‘Errr….aaah’, etc.
Here is an especially hilarious example of these videos that we felt we had to share with our readers:

Something bothered us when seeing and hearing the president assert that Gruber ‘expressed an opinion that…err… I comletely disagree with…wrrrs…in term of, of the voters…’. A quick Google search of ‘how to spot when someone is lying’ yields several indications that he didn’t really mean it, chiefly among them ‘change of head position’, ‘difficulty of actually speaking’, ‘repetitiveness’, ‘standing very still’, ‘having an answer for everything’, ‘not making eye contact’, ‘odd micro-expressions’, ‘pointing a lot’ (note how Mr. Obama attempts to suppress this reflex but is still pointing up with his thumbs at the decisive moment).
We personally have not the slightest doubt that the president’s opinion of the US electorate is in agreement with Gruber’s even without body language voodoo (it admittedly is a somewhat dubious science, as the Pentagon found out when it spent $300,000 for an analysis of Vladimir Putin’s body language. In this case though, our gut feelings are probably accurate.
Speaking of money, we must correct a certain point we mentioned in ‘Dr. Gurber, Wie Geht’s Dir’: the good man did not get paid $400,000 for his consulting work on Obamacare. That is just what the State of Vermont is paying him for advising on its implementation. He actually got $6 million all in all. We already suspected that the figure of $400,000 was a bit too low for ‘one of the most respected economists his super-duper computer models’.


This post was published at Acting-Man on November 19, 2014.

NASA Admits That Winters are Going to Get Colder…Much Colder

The Maunder Minimum (also known as the prolonged sunspot minimum) is the name used for the period roughly spanning 1645 to 1715 when sunspots became exceedingly rare, as noted by solar observers of the time.
Like the Dalton Minimum and Sprer Minimum, the Maunder Minimum coincided with a period of lower-than-average global temperatures.
During one 30-year period within the Maunder Minimum, astronomers observed only about 50 sunspots, as opposed to a more typical 40,000-50,000 spots. (Source)
Climatologist John Casey, a former space shuttle engineer and NASA consultant, thinks that last years winter, described by USA Today as ‘one of the snowiest, coldest, most miserable on record’ is going to be a regular occurrence over the coming decades.
Casey asserts that there is mounting evidence that the Earth is getting cooler due to a decline in solar activity. He warns in his latest book, Dark Winter that a major alteration of global climate has already started and that at a minimum it is likely to last 30 years.
Casey predicts food shortages and civil unrest caused by those shortages due largely to governments not preparing for the issues that colder weather will bring. he also predicts that wickedly bitter winter temperatures will see demand for electricity and heating outstrip the supply.
Casey isn’t alone in his thinking. Russian climate expert and astrophysicist Habibullo Abdussamatov goes one step further and states that we are at the very beginning of a new ice age.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on November 18th, 2014.

COULD QUANTUM PHYSICS DESTROY BITCOIN?

Quantum physics and quantum computing have been trendy topics for more than a decade. So trendy, even The Onion, an online satirical magazine, seemingly mocked the rate at which online magazines were publishing articles on the topic in 2001:
At a press conference Monday, Haggar physicists announced the successful development of “Quantum Slacks,” attractive, wrinkle-free pants that paradoxically behave like both formal and casual wear.
By exploiting a rare duality in “Schroedinger’s Pants,” according to The Onion, the non-Newtonian pants could simultaneously behave like formal wear and casual wear. But is the portrayal of quantum computing in most published articles accurate? As Scott Aaronson wrote in Scientific American:
A common mistake…is to claim that, in principle, quantum computers could rapidly solve a particularly difficult set of mathematical challenges called NP-complete problems, which even the best existing computers cannot solve quickly (so far as anyone knows). Quantum computers would supposedly achieve this feat not by being formal and casual at the same but by having hardware capable of processing every possible answer simultaneously.
It has been more than thirty years since physicist Richard Feynman was the first to theorize about quantum computers. One of the first things that comes to mind in terms of what quantum computers could do is their cryptography-breaking abilities. But major obstacles remain in order to harnessing this technology, and in the end, it is unclear if quantum computers would be that much quicker than classical computers at many functions. One considerable obstacle for a quantum computer would be preventing it from interacting with its environment, which would introduce errors.
One-Shot Memory Devices
Many bitcoiners wonder if quantum computing would undermine Bitcoin, which depends on SHA-256, a system of encryption. There is truth to the notion that quantum computing could offer benefits to crypto-assets.
For intsance, research conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Yi-Kai Liu has recently led to a way to make a security device that has proved difficult to engineer: “a ‘one-shot’ memory unit, whose contents can be read only a single time.”

This post was published at Dollar Vigilante on 2014/11/16.

Part 2 – Panel Discussion GMO Crops, Glyphosate and The Deterioration of Health in the USA

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS, GLYPHOSATE AND THE DETERIORATION OF HEALTH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Nancy L. Swanson 1, Andre Leu 2*, Jon Abrahamson 3 and Bradley Wallet 4
Panel Discussion Playlist: Watch complete 2 hour online session Panel: Kathleen Hallal, Moderator Dr. Stephanie Seneff, MIT Senior Research Scientist Dr. Nancy Swanson, Retired United States Navy staff scientist, author Dr. Anthony Samsel, Retired Science Consultant Dr. Don M. Huber, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University Jack Olmsted, Producer
A huge increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases has been reported in the United States (US) over the last 20 years. Similar increases have been seen globally.


This post was published at FarmWars on November 16th, 2014.

Panel Discussion – GMO Crops, Glyphosate and The Deterioration of Health in the USA (Part 1)

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS, GLYPHOSATE AND THE DETERIORATION OF HEALTH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Nancy L. Swanson 1, Andre Leu 2*, Jon Abrahamson 3 and Bradley Wallet 4
Panel: Kathleen Hallal, Moderator Dr. Stephanie Seneff, MIT Senior Research Scientist Dr. Nancy Swanson, Retired United States Navy staff scientist, author Dr. Anthony Samsel, Retired Science Consultant Dr. Don M. Huber, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University Jack Olmsted, Producer
A huge increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases has been reported in the United States (US) over the last 20 years. Similar increases have been seen globally.


This post was published at FarmWars on November 15 , 2014.

Hacked, Cracked, and Shelacked: U.S. Weapons Systems

It is not just Target that got hacked. This appears in The Washington Post.
Designs for many of the nation’s most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon and to officials from government and the defense industry.
Among more than two dozen major weapons systems whose designs were breached were programs critical to U. S. missile defenses and combat aircraft and ships, according to a previously undisclosed section of a confidential report prepared for Pentagon leaders by the Defense Science Board.
Experts warn that the electronic intrusions gave China access to advanced technology that could accelerate the development of its weapons systems and weaken the U. S. military advantage in a future conflict.
This is the war of the future, and the Pentagon has no advantage. With the big systems, it is easy to steal them. It’s not World War II any longer. Everything is plugged into the Internet. The Internet is a large sign: ‘Come and get it!’ They came and got it.
Who did it? The article blames China. It could just as easily have been Russia.

This post was published at Tea Party Economist on November 15, 2014.

Extreme Weather Warning: As Polar Vortex Descends on U.S. ‘All Hell to Break Loose’

Leading physics professor Michio Kaku, of the City University of New York, has signaled a warning concerning the polar vortex now bringing extreme cold weather to a majority of states in the U. S.
‘Superstorm Nuri packs more energy than Hurricane Sandy. It’s headed our way, and we are in the bullseye. This weekend it’s going to plow into Alaska, creating fifty foot waves. Then, by midweek, all hell breaks loose. It’s going to combine with the jetstream, pushing arctic air perhaps as low as Florida,’ Michio Kaku told CBS News.
‘In the worst case scenario, it could mean a deep freeze. It means airlines canceling flights left and right. It means transportation being disrupted… we’re talking disruption that will peak between November 13 and November 15, but will ripple through the rest of November,’ Kaku added, telling viewers to ‘get used to’ polar vortexes, because ‘the earth is changing, and we’re going to see more violent swings.’
Northern states are expected to experience extreme lows that could reach -30 Fahrenheit and beyond, while early bouts of extreme cold will affect nearly the entire U. S., dipping between 15 and 30 degrees below normal.
It will bring snowstorms and heavy rains across the much of Northern United States and Canada, and heavy rains, particularly in the East.


This post was published at shtfplan on November 13th, 2014.

Why the Pentagon Dreads the ‘Sale’ of IBM’s Chip Business

I started my engineering career with IBM in the Hudson Valley. I went on to work in the semiconductor industry for many years, eventually ending up in the software business, supplying design tools to the industry.
So, I was meeting up with a friend in the business who just got back from a visit to IBM’s Burlington, VT, facility. And he had a couple of interesting observations.
First, IBM’s chip business is one of the only suppliers to the defense industry that is US owned. There are a few smaller players like Honeywell, but they can’t do the advanced fab processes you need to do processors, memory, etc. Intel doesn’t have some of the RF (radio frequency) processes that the military needs, so they’re not a complete substitution.
Second, The Department of Defense is very worried about sending critical chip designs outside the US; they’re worried that they could be back-engineered or even altered prior to fabrication.
Even though only the physical design layout is sent to the fab, it’s still just digital files (think a circuit board with all of the copper traces connecting components, but at a much smaller scale). Inserting a few thousand additional logic gates into a design with hundreds of millions of gates is not particularly difficult. This means a foreign power could, theoretically, insert a hardware backdoor into the chip that would be almost impossible to detect.
This isn’t science fiction. The DOD has been worried about this for years. You can’t look at the chip under a microscope and count gates, etc. to see if you’ve been hacked.

This post was published at Wolf Street on November 12, 2014.

The Endgame of US ‘Islamic State’ Strategy: ‘Keep Arabs Divided, Rule Over Them’

21st Century Wire says…
The ISIS/ISIL phenomenon is a custom-built, violent gang organisation, which is the media face of a Salafist Islamic pseudo-ideology specifically designed to weaken the region. The end result is a 360 theater of terror designed mainly for western audiences.
Since the beginning of this ‘ISIS Crisis’ we’ve shown readers various facets of who the ‘Islamic State’ really is, where they came from and why. The timing of the emergence of ISIS is also important. There are still many unanswered questions however, like what is the Islamic State’s actual relationship with foreign agencies like the CIA, Britain’s MI6, Turkish (NATO) intelligence, Saudi intelligence, and Israeli intelligence? In time, history will flush out the answers to these and other key steps in the ISIS DNA strand, and the guilty parties will be duly noted. The following is a major piece to that puzzle. Here’s what the CFR mob and the mainstream media do not want you to know, or understand…
By Nicola Nasser
Dismantling what the former US President George W. Bush once described as the Syria-Iran component of the ‘axis of evil,’ or interrupting in Iraq the geographical contiguity of what King Abdullah II of Jordan once described as the ‘Shiite crescent,’ was and remains the strategic goal of the US-Israeli allies in the Middle East unless they succeed first in ‘changing the regime’ in either Damascus or Tehran.
The US, Israel and their regional allies have been on the record that the final target of their ‘regime change’ campaign in the Middle East was to dismantle the Syria – Iran alliance.
With the obvious failure of Plan A to dismantle the self- proclaimed anti-Israel and anti-US, Syrian-Iranian ‘Resistance Axis’ by a forcible ‘regime change’ in Damascus, a US-led regional alliance has turned recently to its Plan B to interrupt in Iraq the geographical contiguity of that axis.
This is the endgame of President Barak Obama’s strategy, which he declared on last September 10 as ostensibly against the Islamic State (IS).
This would at least halt for the foreseeable future all the signed and projected trilateral or bilateral Iranian, Iraqi and Syrian pipeline networks to carry oil and gas from Iran and Iraq to the Syrian coast at the Mediterranean.
Israeli Col. (res.) Shaul Shay, a research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, and former Deputy Head of the Israel National Security Council, anticipated in writing on last January 21 what he called the ‘Salafi Crescent’ that is dangerously emerging to challenge the ‘Shia Crescent.’
‘The growing involvement of Sunni Salafi jihadis in Iraq (since 2003), among the rebels in Syria (since 2011), and in Lebanon has created a ‘Salafi Crescent’ from Diyala [in eastern Iraq] to Beirut,’ he wrote.
‘A positive outcome’ of this ‘Salafi Crescent’, will be the decline in Iranian influence in the region,’ Shay concluded.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on NOVEMBER 11, 2014.

Hawai’i lava flow destroys first house in rural town

Lava has been slowly snaking its way toward Pāhoa for months, but it took an oozing stream of molten rock just 45 minutes to burn down an empty house.
Firefighters standing by to tackle any spreading wildfires, let the flames consume the 1,100-square-foot structure Monday afternoon as a relative of the homeowner watched and recorded video of the destruction with an iPhone.
It was the first house incinerated by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on the Big Island that scientists have been warning the public about since August. And it likely won't be the last.

This post was published at Fox News

Fukushima Radiation Detected 100 Miles Off California Coast

While no US Federal Agency sees fit to monitor ocean radioactivity in coastal waters, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) has taken on the task of keeping the information flowing in a world of ‘promises’ that everything will be ok. As WHOI reports this week, scientists have detected the presence of small amounts of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident 100 miles (150 km) due west of Eureka, California.
As WHOI reports,
Since the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant meltdown in 2011, the radioactive plume has traveled west across the Pacific, propelled largely by ocean currents and being diluted along the way. For now, the levels of Fukushima radiation hitting the West Coast is below where one might expect any measurable risk to human health or marine life, according to international health agencies. The findings confirm data earlier this year showing cesium-134 traveled across the Pacific to the coast of Canada.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/11/2014.

Remote Controlled Humans Via Internet in Real-Time Now a Reality (Update)

Every day seems to bring new revelations in the area of neuroscience.
Over the past year we have learned that scientists have been working on ‘neural dust’ to create a remote-controlled computer pathway to the brain; that scientists have been successful implanting false memories in mice; an experiment at Harvard enabled a human to remote control a mouse by thought alone; and the world’s first ‘telepathic e-mail’ was sent.
However, when it was announced last year that remote-controlled humans via the Internet became a reality, it was still met with disbelief. The research team from the University of Washington who conducted this experiment is now announcing that they not only have duplicated their original experiment, but believe that they have moved a step closer to making this a viable technology that could be rolled out in the not-too-distant future. Their full press release with video follows our initial report below.
We recently reported on the release of a secret DARPA mind control program at Arizona State University. Part of that research was focused specifically on the attempt to replicate through language the same results obtained with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, which is a way to directly control movements, speech, and one’s perception of reality via electromagnetic waves aimed at the cerebral cortex. Julie Beal also reported on DARPA’s solicitation for portable brain recorders that could eventually be used in every classroom in America. Clearly there is a will to put research into action.
But so far, the ability to remote control an object from a distance with the mind alone has been limited to video games, drones, and the above-mentioned mouse. However, as you can see in the video below, a human-to-human remote link has been established. A researcher was able to control the hand movements of a person jacked in to the ‘brain net’ in a completely different building:


This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on November 9th, 2014.

Full Report: GE Crops, Glyphosate, and the Deterioration of Health in the US

Genetically Engineered Crops, Glyphosate and the Deterioration of Health in the United States of America
Nancy L. Swanson, Andre Leu, Jon Abrahamson, Bradley Wallet
Journal of Organic Systems, 9(2), 2014

Abstract
A huge increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases has been reported in the United States (US) over the last 20 years. Similar increases have been seen globally. The herbicide glyphosate was introduced in 1974 and its use is accelerating with the advent of herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (GE) crops. Evidence is mounting that glyphosate interferes with many metabolic processes in plants and animals and glyphosate residues have been detected in both. Glyphosate disrupts the endocrine system and the balance of gut bacteria, it damages DNA and is a driver of mutations that lead to cancer.

This post was published at FarmWars on November 9th, 2014.

EPA gives more credibility to industry-funded studies than peer-reviewed science when approving pesticide use

A memo from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlights the way that this agency gives more weight to poorly conducted, industry-funded studies than to the overwhelming body of evidence showing that pesticides are harmful.
The memo concerns an insecticide named chlorpyrifos (trade name Lorsban), manufactured by Dow Chemical. Until 2000, the chlorpyrifos was widely used in household bug sprays such as Raid. But due to strong evidence that the chemical was poisonous, especially to children, the EPA struck an agreement with Dow that the chemical could continue to be used for agriculture if it were banned from indoor use.
“These data do suggest that inhalation or dermal exposure can lead to life-threatening effects,” the EPA said at the time.
Still harming children’s brains Dow has been on the defensive about chlorpyrifos for years. Even before restricting the chemical’s use, the EPA fined Dow $876,000 for 327 separate counts of violating the Federal Insecticide, Rodenticide, and Fungicide Act (FIRFA) with regard to chlorpyrifos. FIRFA requires pesticide manufacturers to report all complaints about pesticide poisoning within 30 days.
In 2004, the New York Attorney General’s office fined Dow $2 million for falsely claiming, for decades, that the chemical was safe, even after it was proven otherwise.

This post was published at Natural News on Sunday, November 09, 2014.

Dr. Kaku Warns That ‘All Hell Is Ready to Break Loose’

One of America’s most prominent scientists, in the area of theoretical physics, Michio Kaku, told the audience on CBS This Morning that the Earth is changing and we need we will see more violent and dramatic swings in climate and other phenomena.
Kaku warned that by midweek, all auto, train and air transportation could be greatly impacted and the effects will be with us for the remainder of the month. In short, Kaku believes that all hell is ready to break loose.


This post was published at The Common Sense Show on 09 Nov, 2014.

SNOWPIERCER: Deep Themes of Geoengineering, Controlled Oppostion and Transhumanism

Snowpiercer stands out as a recent example of a trend fans of film are witnessing more of: philosophically-focused science fiction and fantasy.
While it could be argued that many science fiction classics deal with some philosophical themes, the trend has become far more common than in previous decades. In the last several years, films such as, After the Dark, The Double, Enemy, Another Earth, as well as many others, ask audiences to grapple with complex conundrums such as globalism, meaning and the self, morality and death, and even deeper esoteric questions, like alternate worlds and mystical symbology.
While Hollywood is busy with found-footage horror, cynical raunchy comedies and comic book blockbusters (the latter of which do incorporate conspiriana), lesser-known independent films are touching on far more abtruse matters that extend beyond the realm of the political. Seeing new films clearly influenced by Terry Gilliam, for example, is a welcomed beacon of hope. A rebellion in the arts – towards asking meaningful questions that challenge social engineering and prepackaged think-tank paradigms is precisely what is needed, and that is partly my intention with my work at Jay’s Analysis.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on NOVEMBER 9, 2014.

Can’t We All Just Trust Our Governments?

Reuters has posted an interesting review of a new book by Geoffrey Hosking called Trust: A History. The thesis? Apparently that trust “provides a substitute for prescience. The unchecked pursuit of self-interest can undermine trust.”
This is surely one more globalist meme: Capitalism is a fragile endeavor and only regulations, rigorously enforced by vast government enterprises, can create and nurture trust. (My paraphrase.)
Here’s a larger excerpt:
What is the glue which holds an economy together? Disciples of Adam Smith would argue that self-interest serves as the organising principle. The problem with this way of thinking is that it overlooks the fact that man is not an island unto himself. He is a social animal, who must have constant dealings with other people. Besides, according to John Maynard Keynes, it is impossible to pursue our self-interest rationally, because we don’t have enough information to make probabilistic judgments about the future. Instead, we must rely on irrational animal spirits as a spur to action.
Hosking traces the genealogy of trust from its origins in family life, where it is imbibed in infancy, through organised religion – faith and trust being closely related concepts – to its secular role in modern economic life. Throughout this progression, our capacity to trust has become ever more extensive. “The advantage of being able to trust one another,” wrote John Stuart Mill, “penetrates into every crevice and cranny of human life; the economic is perhaps the smallest part of it, yet even this is incalculable.” Or in the blunt expression of one sociologist cited by Hosking, without trust we could not get out of bed in the morning.

This post was published at The Daily Bell on November 08, 2014.

Paul Krugman’s ‘Triumph of the Wrong’ Column Is Dead Wrong

“Politics determines who has the power, not who has the truth.” – Paul Krugman
What leads me to conclude Paul Krugman’s latest column is dead wrong? First of all, I agree with him on one thing. Krugman offers a summary of supposed conservative, free-market solutions and claims the Republicans have been wrong about everything. We agree only because the GOP really hasn’t offered any free-market solutions, only talking points opposing the socialism and centralized police state created by both political parties. This doctrinaire enemy of freedom and liberty makes the case that only Socialist Party 1 and Socialist Party 2 are allowed to offer legitimate and approved solutions to top-down Washington incompetence and mismanagement.
Focusing on the GOP election victory, Krugman’s editorial “Triumph of the Wrong” is a typical sour grapes whine from the leading economic apologist for socialism in the US. Even his title reminds me of an earlier socialist movement’s propaganda masterpiece, Leni Riefenstahl’s 1935 film “Triumph of the Will” about the Nazi Party Rally in Nuremberg. It is the most effective propaganda film of all time with no comparison to the drivel put out by this latter-day apologist for socialism and the centralized state.
Although choosing a column title column similar to the most well known Nazi film of Hitler’s Third Reich might grab attention from Internet search engines, I believe it is in poor taste and reminds readers of the all too many similarities between the Third Reich and the Washington government championed by Krugman today, both at home and abroad.
But then again, Krugman has a history of this. His 2007 book, The Conscience of a Liberal, is another self-aggrandizing title knockoff of one of the most important political books of the 20th century, Barry Goldwater‘s 1960 book classic, The Conscience of a Conservative. Goldwater’s book of conservative and free-market ideas heralded the takeover of the GOP by true conservatives and restored the Republican Party to prominence with Reagan’s election.
Yes, the ideas of the book today are incessantly slandered and abused, not just by Krugman and the Democrats but also by the GOP establishment. Incessantly, that is, except at election time when limited-government solutions are paraded for a few days to excite the voter base only to then be quickly hidden under lock and key until the next election.

This post was published at The Daily Bell on November 08, 2014.