Zero Government Blog http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ Rational Refreshing Reflections on What's Happening Now en-en Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/recent.gif http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html 20A021.htm 20A021 Twelve Huge Government Lies by Jim Davies, 5/26/2020     Occasionally, government people tell the truth; and that's the problem. The well known principle by which they lie whenever their lips move is almost true, but not perfectly so; when its suits them, they may speak truly! How can one tell? Since its normal style is to lie, it's safe to assume it's lying until and unless it's proven truthful; and this ZGBlog will show a dozen examples of how its lies steered the course of history during the last 100 years. They are really big lies. As Göbbels said, "truth is the greatest enemy of the State." Greedy capitalists caused the Depression. The Great Depression lasted from 1931 to 1945, having been triggered by a stock market crash in 1929. Blame was placed (in government schools ever since) on investors who gambled with money they didn't have. Fact: the crash was the trigger, but the gambling was caused by government creation of surplus money for the first time ever in the US; but in any case market crashes has occurred in 1857, 1869, 1893, 1896, 1901 and 1907 and had self-corrected, without government intervention, in about 18 months every time. The Depression was caused instead by repeated interventions, starting with Hoover (R) but relentlessly continued by Roosevelt (D) and ending with a major war. Pearl was an unprovoked, surprise attack. Yes, it surprised everyone except FDR and a small number of his cronies; especially the 2,400 US Navy men who were killed for want of any warning of the raid. Facts, however: in July 1941 FDR had frozen Japanese assets in the US, forbidden sales of scrap metal, and embargoed its importing of oil. All three were vital to its ongoing policies of which none threatened the US, so all three led inevitably to war; though because Japan seemed reluctant to respond, in November FDR secretly issued an ultimatum, and during the first week of December he read the decoded instructions from Tokyo to the Ambassador in Washington to destroy documents and declare war on the 7th. He warned Admiral Kimmel in Hawaii to make ready, but delayed the message until the attack was already over. So it was neither unprovoked nor unexpected. Use of the Atom Bomb saved lives. The argument was that a full invasion of Japan would cost a million more American lives, so instead make use of that terrible weapon. Fact: Truman could have negotiated a surrender in the Summer of 1945, on terms very little different from those actually agreed after Hiroshima and Nagasaki had been destroyed by two bombs. He did not bother trying. About a quarter million Japanese died, mostly civilians. "The US Dollar is as good as gold." That's what the FedGov declared to 44 other country representatives at Bretton Woods, NH in 1944, as an inducement to make the US$ their reserve currency, in place of the UK£. The promise was that any time anyone wished, he could exchange $s for gold at a fixed rate of $35 per ounce. Fact: the swindle worked... for a while. The FedGov got its fiat money circulating in world trade, which has greatly boosted US living standards ever since, but it printed so many that the true exchange rate rose... so there was a run on gold @ $35, with the French in the forefront. Nixon broke what remained of the link in 1971. Hey, gover Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 12A011: What's To Be Done?, 2/29/2012 Fresh out of arguments, they the opposition http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/12A012.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/12A012.htm Read more about '12A011: What's To Be Done?, 2/29/2012 Fresh out of arguments, they the opposition ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A021.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A021.htm Read more about ' ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A020: The Bogus Plague of 2020, 5/19/2020 Summarized: the story so far http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A020.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A020.htm Read more about '20A020: The Bogus Plague of 2020, 5/19/2020 Summarized: the story so far ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A019: Some Stimulating Thoughts, 5/12/2020 Isn't fiat money marvellous? http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A019.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A019.htm Read more about '20A019: Some Stimulating Thoughts, 5/12/2020 Isn't fiat money marvellous? ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A018: Heroes, 5/5/2020 Great ones, all around us http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A018.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A018.htm Read more about '20A018: Heroes, 5/5/2020 Great ones, all around us ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A017: Why Tax is Theft, 4/28/2020 Some useful explanations http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A017.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A017.htm Read more about '20A017: Why Tax is Theft, 4/28/2020 Some useful explanations ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A016: Why Abolish the FedGov?, 4/21/2020 How much time do you have? http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A016.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A016.htm Read more about '20A016: Why Abolish the FedGov?, 4/21/2020 How much time do you have? ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A015: A Selective Iconoclast, 4/14/2020 Christopher Hitchens considered http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A015.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A015.htm Read more about '20A015: A Selective Iconoclast, 4/14/2020 Christopher Hitchens considered ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A014: The Screeching Swede, 4/7/2020 Eco-Nazis' final squeal? http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A014.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A014.htm Read more about '20A014: The Screeching Swede, 4/7/2020 Eco-Nazis' final squeal? ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A013: The Silence of the Beeb, 3/31/2020 The Fourth Estate: just a mouthpiece of the Empire http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A013.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A013.htm Read more about '20A013: The Silence of the Beeb, 3/31/2020 The Fourth Estate: just a mouthpiece of the Empire ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A012: Some As to Qs, 3/24/2020 A few loose ends around the bogus crisis http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A012.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A012.htm Read more about '20A012: Some As to Qs, 3/24/2020 A few loose ends around the bogus crisis ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A011: This Bogus Crisis, 3/17/2020 A frenzy, from the Department of Scary Stories http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A011.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A011.htm Read more about '20A011: This Bogus Crisis, 3/17/2020 A frenzy, from the Department of Scary Stories ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A010: Why Have Juries?, 3/10/2020 A useful limit, while government survives http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A010.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A010.htm Read more about '20A010: Why Have Juries?, 3/10/2020 A useful limit, while government survives ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A009: Freddy, Karl & Bernie, 3/3/2020 Three illusionists http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A009.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A009.htm Read more about '20A009: Freddy, Karl amp;amp; Bernie, 3/3/2020 Three illusionists ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A008: Reason, Choice and Freedom, 2/25/2020 Rule and humanity: incompatible http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A008.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A008.htm Read more about '20A008: Reason, Choice and Freedom, 2/25/2020 Rule and humanity: incompatible ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A007: Jews, 2/18/2020 The fix for Middle East violence is ready and waiting http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A007.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A007.htm Read more about '20A007: Jews, 2/18/2020 The fix for Middle East violence is ready and waiting ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A006: Is Free Riding a Virtue?, 2/11/2020 Only somewhat. There's a far better way http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A006.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A006.htm Read more about '20A006: Is Free Riding a Virtue?, 2/11/2020 Only somewhat. There's a far better way ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A005: Out at Last!, 2/4/2020 A small but valuable increase in freedom http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A005.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A005.htm Read more about '20A005: Out at Last!, 2/4/2020 A small but valuable increase in freedom ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A004: Rightful Control, 1/28/2020 Ownership or government: you choose http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A004.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A004.htm Read more about '20A004: Rightful Control, 1/28/2020 Ownership or government: you choose ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A003: The Government Count, 1/21/2020 Let's make fools of the Feds, on April 1st http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A003.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A003.htm Read more about '20A003: The Government Count, 1/21/2020 Let's make fools of the Feds, on April 1st ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A002: Votes for Women?, 1/14/2020 Not liberation, but degradation http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A002.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A002.htm Read more about '20A002: Votes for Women?, 1/14/2020 Not liberation, but degradation ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 20A001: Hindsight, 1/7/2020 History proves it: government must go http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A001.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A001.htm Read more about '20A001: Hindsight, 1/7/2020 History proves it: government must go ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - December 2019 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2H19.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2H19.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - December 2019 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - June 2019 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1H19.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1H19.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - June 2019 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - September 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for April - June 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April - June 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - March 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - March 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2017 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q17.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q17.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2017 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - September 2017 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q17.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q17.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2017 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for April - June 2017 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q17.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q17.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April - June 2017 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - March 2017 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q17.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q17.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - March 2017 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2016 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q16.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q16.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2016 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - September 2016 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q16.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q16.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2016 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for April - June 2016 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q16.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q16.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April - June 2016 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - March 2016 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q16.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q16.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - March 2016 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2015 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q15.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q15.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2015 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - September 2015 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q15.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q15.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2015 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for April - June 2015 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q15.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q15.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April - June 2015 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - March 2015 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q15.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q15.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - March 2015 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2014 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q14.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q14.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2014 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - September 2014 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch78914.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch78914.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2014 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for April, May & June 2014 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch45614.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch45614.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April, May amp;amp;amp; June 2014 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for January & February 2012 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2012.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2012.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January amp;amp;amp; February 2012 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch101211.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch101211.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for May - September 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch5911.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch5911.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for May - September 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for April 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0411.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0411.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for March 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0311.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0311.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for March 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for February 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0211.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0211.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for February 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for January 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0111.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0111.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs for 2010 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2010.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2010.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for 2010 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500 ZGBlogs about Ron Paul's Presidential Campaign http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/rondex.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/rondex.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs about Ron Paul's Presidential Campaign ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 31 May 2020 19:06:59 -0500